Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 11/7/13
The Boston Celtics won their first game of the season on Wednesday night, defeating the Utah Jazz 97-87 at home. It was Brad Stevens’ first regular season win as an NBA coach, a genuine monkey-off-the-shoulder story if anything. You would think only positive things would come from the night. However, issues still persist with Gerald Wallace and the Celtics brass. Wallace, the 31-year-old former all-star, came off of the bench for the first time all season in the C’s first victory. Stevens elected to go with a smaller, more traditional lineup to start things, and inserted Jamaal Crawford in place of Gerald Wallace. Wallace played season-low 23 minutes off the bench, scoring nine points and grabbing nine rebounds. After the game, he spoke out about not starting. “I don’t know, this is the first time for me,” Wallace said. “I never came off the bench, other than about three years in Sacramento, where they were garbage minutes. I’ve always been a starter. I worked my tail off in the lea...
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