Found January 22, 2013 on
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Has there ever been a player whose name made him better suited to be a Boston Celtic? Jared Sullinger, or Sully as I'm sure Celtic fans call him, is a perfect fit in Beantown. And with a roster of aging big men, Sully is also a a nice addition to the roster (he was a steal after slipping to the No. 21 pick in the draft).
His minutes have increased as the season has worn on. In 10 games in January, Sullinger is averaging 7.9 points and 8.5 rebounds with a sprinkling of other stuff (.8 assists, .3 steals and .6 blocks). He's getting better. In the Celtics' 93-87 loss to the Cavs Tuesday, Sully scored 12 points (5-11 FG, 2-2 FT), grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked a shot before fouling out in 26 minutes.
The fouls have been an issue (he's averaging 3.4 a game, and has fouled out of four other January games). But he's coming on. If he figures out how to dish, steal or block, he's going to be a fantasy threat.
Sully is 15-percent owned in Yahoo. If you're desperate for rebounding, give him a look.
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Tip: 7:00PM Court: Quicken Loans Arena Watch it: CSNNE Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Tom Washington, Courtney Kirkland and Kevin Scott
Spread: Bos -4.5
Boston Celtics Tickets
On road: 7-12
At home: 4-12
Streak: Lost 3
Streak: Lost 1
Buckets: Pierce (19.0 ppg)
Buckets: Kyrie Irving (23.1 ppg)
“I think that’s the one thing this team lacks, that mental toughness, man. When we lose our confidence, I’ve never been on teams like that. We got to stay together, we got to play with confidence.
“Yeah, definitely, it hurts me to say that. It’s like I really sometimes don’t believe it….We get down on ourselves. We got to go out there and believe we can win every game...
Here's Avery Bradley's original tweet (which he has taken down, since it appeared on CSNNE):
"Please stop sayin he gave me 40. Nobody will ever score 40 on me unless they take 40 shots"
Of course Kyrie Irving just scored 40 on Rajon Rondo a couple hours before Bradley tweeted this. Lest anyone make a big deal about this remember, Rondo when asked about Bradley&...
Greg Monroe (middle) loves playing the Celtics.
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This is what happens when you let George Stephanopoulos call an inauguration ceremony attended by the greatest member of the Boston Celtics.
This wouldn’t be so bad if Bill wasn’t wearing a Celtics hat. Where are the spotters from ABC?
Maybe a simple, “George, coming up is a shot of Celtics legend Bill Russell,” in his ear before giving him the Bill Russell shot.
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“Mr 4th Quarter” disguised himself as “Mr 1st Quarter” in this one as he came out looking to make a statement against the East’s All-Star starting PG Rajon Rondo. Irving was aggressive...
8 a.m. ET: Go ahead and try to figure out these Celtics, because all our attempts thus far have failed. They head to Cleveland on a three-game losing streak, and not even the dire situation in which the Cavaliers find themselves is enough to convince us that the Celtics will take care of business.
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