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BOSTON — Jared Sullinger is spending his days lounging around, and it is terrible.
The rookie forward made an appearance at TD Garden on Wednesday and expounded on his recovery from back surgery, which he underwent two weeks ago. Upbeat but clearly itching to play, Sullinger described a recovery that, so far, seems pretty boring.
Sullinger cannot work out or engage in any physical activity aside from sitting in a recliner at a 120-degree angle or driving short distances. He has been brushing up on “Call of Duty,” catching up on movies and tweeting with regularity, but not much else.
Still, he was not complaining. After he was forced to leave the Jan. 20 game against the Kings early when he felt a tweak in his back, Sullinger said things went downhill fast. The “excruciating pain” only worsened overnight.
“The next day, I couldn’t walk,” Sullinger said. “The only reason I walked was off of pure determination to get to the hospital.”
As Celtics coach Doc Rivers noted shortly after the...
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Josh Smith has again been linked to Boston by a respected NBA reporter.
I keep hearing Josh Smith's primary destination is Boston.— Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) February 14, 2013
"Primary destination" can mean trade destination or as a free agent.
It's been well documented the immensely talented, immensely frustrating Smith is a good friend of Rajon Rondo....
Here’s my loose transcription of Doc Rivers appearance this morning on WEEI.
On the timing of the All-Star break:
We can go both ways with the break. We’re playing well now. But with the body count we have, I couldn’t have found a better time.
You just kinda coach em… and they kinda play.
You have to coach the guys that are playing. You have to get the guys that you expect...
Ainge's weekly appearance on "the Big Show" has given us a lot of valuable information about the Celtics difficult week ahead, but one gem that might get lost in all the "what's going to happen next?" talk is his view on Jeff Green's efficiency. Green's performance has confused us often especially early in the season when he'd play great one...
Paul Pierce is just awesome at life. Not only is the guy one of the greatest Celtics of all time, but now he is also helping out his fellow Celtic fans in the love department. "Pierce tweeted his gift suggestion, a “Celeb Call” from none other than himself."
Valentines Day is an awkward holiday. Guys feel a lot of pressure to go all out because those are the expectations...
Sure Shot Promotions with be holding a Brandon Bass and Jared Sullinger autograph signing event at the South Shore Plaza on February 28th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Tickets for the event are still available. Autographs on flats are just $29 per player. Premiums like jerseys, balls, and shoes are $39 per player. You can get both players to sign flats for $50 and premiums for $60. ...
The Boston Celtics have two guards with torn ACLs. They received updates on both. Fortunately, the news on Rajon Rondo's knee is positive. However, Leandro Barbosa who tore his ACL just a couple days ago, did not get quite as encouraging news.According to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe, Rondo's knee surgery went well.Danny Ainge tells Globe Rondo underwent ACL...
Did Kevin Garnett unintentionally announce his retirement tonight? When the 17-year veteran was asked about this weekend’s All-Star game following the Celtics’ 71-69 win over the Bulls, he responded by saying it would be his last. When asked why, the Celtic, who has two years and $23.5 million remaining on his contract after this season, said “Ya’ll don’t know what I know...
Although it hasn’t exactly slowed them down, the injury bug struck again in Boston, as Leandro Barbosa became the latest in a disconcertingly long line of Celtics who will miss the remainder of the 2012-13 campaign with an injury. Will it be enough to slow the momentum the franchise has built over the course of the past few weeks, gaining traction in the Eastern Conference and...
Paul Pierce Leads Celtics to Victory
Wednesday night the Celtics were able to seal the deal against the Chicago Bulls to wrap up the first part of the season before the All-Star break. The Celtics beat the Bulls by a score of 71-69 to make it eight victories in their last nine contests.
It was not the prettiest win but the Celtics were able to hold on for the victory. It was clear...
The Dwight Howard era in Los Angeles hasn't exactly started off as expected. There's been nothing but drama, infighting, rumors and a lot of losing too.
There's been speculation that the Lakers could try to move Howard, with all of the aforementioned things seemingly likely to keep him from signing an extension with the storied Los Angeles franchise. Those have been...
Tip: 7:30PM Court: TD Garden Watch it: CSN Hear it: WEEI
Referees: James Capers, Tony Brown, Karl Lane
Spread: BOS -1.0
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At home: 19-9
On road: 15-9
Streak: Lost 1
Streak: Lost 1
Buckets: Pierce (18.7 ppg)
Buckets: Luol Deng (16.9 ppg)
Boards: Garnett (7.6 rpg)
Defense ruled the day, but it was Boston's offense that sealed the game down the stretch.In last night’s nail-biter against Chicago, points were predictably at a premium between two very talented, very defense-oriented teams. So when the Celtics were able to produce field goals on three consecutive possessions late in the fourth quarter, giving themselves a lead they would...
Although Dwight Howard said the Lakers informed him that he would not be dealt by next week’s trade deadline, there are reports that the Celtics and Lakers have had discussions that would sent the soon-to-be free agent to Boston for injured All-Star Rajon Rondo.
According to Ken Berger, CBS Sports:
CBSSports.com has learned that the Lakers have engaged in preliminary trade discussions...