Found December 25, 2012 on Celtics Town:
For Christmas, at least, the Celtics played well. Jared Sullinger solidified himself as my hero, Rajon Rondo continued to show more aggression as a scorer, Gerald Wallace may or may not have wanted to brawl, Deron Williams (and Joe Johnson) used to be a lot better, and I don’t know if I said this before, but Sullinger’s my hero.I would write more, but I’m going to see Les Miserables with the family. Plus, I still have tears in my eyes from watching It’s A Wonderful Life last night, a King brothers tradition. Which reminds me: Avery Bradley’s kind of like George Bailey right now, getting to see what the Celtics are like without him (and the results, for the most part, despite today’s nice win, haven’t been pretty).Bradley’s set for a January 2 return. Merry Christmas, everyone. Hee-haw.
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