8 a.m. ET: Nate Robinson’s stay in Boston was relatively brief, but the 98 games he spent with the Celtics from 2010 to 2011 left an impression on fans and members of the organization alike. Much has changed since then, but one thing is right back to where it was when Robinson served as a sparkplug off the Boston bench: Robinson and Tom Thibodeau are once again player and coach.
Robinson has been a revelation early this season. He and Kirk Hinrich have filled in ably for former Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose, leading the Bulls to a 4-2 record even with Rose sidelined and former All-Star Carlos Boozer a non-factor through six games. Robinson is coming off an 18-point outing in Saturday’s win over the Timberwolves and is second on the team with 4.2 assists per game.
Still, Chicago lacks Boston’s superior backcourt depth. The Celtics will look to capitalize on that Monday, when they take on Robinson and the Bulls at the United Center.
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