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The celtics are coming off their biggest win of the season in Milwaukee Saturday night. After just one off day, the celtics are back in action tonight in the Windy City to face the 4-2 Chicago Bulls. The celtics are just 3-3, which I would call disappointing. Whenever we get down on them, they bounce back. But when we got to confident in them, like after they beat the Wizards twice in a row, they went out and became an easy win for the 76ers. This game won't be easy, but I'm feeling confident in their ability to come out on top. Here are five things that the celtics must do to win tonight:
5. KEEP JEFF GREEN HOT:
Jeff Green had a very disappointing first five games of the year, but slightly made up for it with his best game in Milwaukee. In the game, Green had 12 points on 3/8 shooting. You may not look at it as an amazing performance, but he made a lot of big shots. He can score 0 points the first three quarters, but if he scores 15 in the fourth and they win by 1 then I'm fine.
4. GET LEE AND BARBOSA INVOLVED:
In the win on Saturday, Courtney Lee and Leandro Barbosa combined for 0 points on 0/9 shooting. Barbosa went 0/6, Lee went 0/3. I've been saying for weeks that Barbosa is better than we think and could contribute more if he got more shots, so that's what I'll say again. Barbosa had sixteen points off the bench on opening night, so why did the Celts ignore him? If he can get as many shots as Rondo does, he could easily be averaging around 10 points per game. Courtney Lee will bounce back. He's had a solid year so far, but just didn't do anything in Milwaukee.
3: GIVE WILCOX MORE PLAYING TIME AND SULLINGER LESS:
I loved Jared Sullinger in the summer league, but he hasn't showed up yet for the regular season. He just hasn't done anything. He'll play around eight minutes to start out, and then you'll here the announcer say he has 0 points and maybe 1 rebound. Eventually, he'll be productive, but not yet. On the other hand, Chris Wilcox is an experienced veteran who hasn't scored a lot. You can compare him to Barbosa, he's good but not getting chances. He plays his heart out and is capable of scoring 15 points per game. Let him play in front of Sullinger.
1. STAY IN THE GAME:
On Saturday, the celtics were outscored in each of the first three quarters. The key to winning was that they didn't let the Bucks pull away. They were outscored by two in the first, one in the second, and one in the third. They were only down by four which allowed them to come back. So they don't necessarily need to lead all forty-eight minutes, just a few seconds before the buzzer goes off.
Tip-off is at or around 7:00 pm CT. It can be seen on Comcast-Sportsnet New England. Enjoy it.
BEST OF MAXIM
Before the Celtics face off against the Bulls in Chicago tonight, let’s take one last look at some of the highlights from Saturday’s win over the Bucks. From Rondo’s slick reverse, left-handed lay-up to Paul Pierce and Monta Ellis’ mini-duel in the fourth quarter, to Jeff Green’s encouraging game, it’s all below.
Jeff Green vs MIL:
Paul Pierce vs Monta Ellis mini...
When Jeff Green first came over to the Celtics in the trade that sent Kendrick Perkins, the Celtics enforcer and resident tough guy, to Oklahoma City, he was told that the Celtics wanted him to be more aggressive and he mentioned Paul Pierce, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James as players he was trying to pattern his game after.
He believes he can be successful in Boston and eventually...
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And nobody seemed to relish this fiesty, bad-boy side of Green more than Kevin Garnett.
“Jeff’s a really, really nice guy,” Garnett said. “Some nights, you just gotta be an asshole.”
And the turning point...
Celtics fans have been patiently awaiting the arrival of Jeff Green.
A potent scorer with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Green joined the Celtics in 2011 but missed all of last season with a heart ailment and has had trouble fitting into the flow of the Boston offense this season.
On Saturday night, though, he seemed to be doing better. As well as dropping in 12 points — eight of them...
NBA All-Star ballot is out. Five Celtics on it: Rondo & Terry at guards; KG, Green, & Pierce in frontcourt. No love for Bass.57 minutes ago via EchofonReplyRetweetFavorite@ESPNForsbergChris ForsbergSo who’s starting the “Vote Jeff Green” movement?
The usual complaints about the refs. Interesting that they still have the Celtics are old thing going there. I guess they haven't looked at the Celtics roster lately. For some reason the gif and exchange at the end really cracked me up. Enjoy today's comments....
Boston is old, old old. We have young legs to run.
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Herald C’s hold on for deer life Green finally asserts himself Ex-Celt has Moore game with Magic Pierce, Garnett help Celtics rally past Bucks Globe FInal: Celtics 96, Bucks 92Celtics coach Doc Rivers makes two changes to starting lineupPaul Pierce, Celtics get even with Bucks Celtics Green Comments from the Other Side - Bucks 11/10 The Streak Celtics Climb Back to .500...
The NBA announced All-Star ballots for each team today, and the Celtics are well represented, with five players.
Five #Celtics on #NBA All-Star ballots: Guards - Rondo Rajon, Jason Terry. Frontcourt - Kevin Garnett, Jeff Green, Paul Pierce #CelticsTalk
— Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoNBA) November 13, 2012
I'm a little disappointed Brandon Bass was left off for Green. He has...
They were not quite tagging each other in and out on the sideline like professional wrestlers, but the Celtics shared the load on Saturday in a way they had not in the first two weeks of the season. With Paul Pierce leading the way, Kevin Garnett, Jason Terry, Jeff Green and Brandon Bass all assumed a bit of the scoring load down the stretch as the Celtics’ defense got a handful...
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@iraheatbeat love Ray on offense but he`s too much of a liability on D, w/ him we will have top 5 O but top 5 worst D.
— frank (@Trader98W) November 12, 2012
I saw the above tweet from a Heat fan and I had to chuckle. All the "Yay! We got Ray" chants may eventually dissolve "Oh no, we've got Ray!" Yes, Ray is a great shooter and he's going to hit...