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John Wall is one of the most explosive players in the NBA, too bad he plays for one of the worst teams in the league in the Washington Wizards.  If he played for another team he would probably be getting more pub. On Monday night the Wizards traveled to Boston.  The Celtics have been hurt by injury so far this season.  So Greg Stiemsma a 6’11 undrafted free agent from Wisconsin got his first career start for the Celtics last night. During the game Wall drives the lane and dunks over or on the 6 foot 11 Stiemsma.  That’s pretty embarrassing for Stiemsma when a point guard dunks over you.  Wall might be the fastest player dribbling the ball endline to endline in the NBA, and he also has nice jumping ability to add with his speed. Wall received a technical on the play for staring down Stiemsama after the dunk. However in the end Stiemsma got the last laugh because the Celtics won 100-92.  For the game Stiemsma played pretty well too with 13 points and 7 rebounds. Check out...

Video: John Wall dunks on 6'11 center

Greg Stiemsma a 6’11 undrafted free agent had his first career start for the Boston Celtics tonight. I’d have to say thanks to John Wall of the Washington Wizards it was a memorable one but for the wrong reason. Wall had a highlight reel dunk on/over him. Now in all honesty, Stiemsma did have a good first start. He scored 13 points with seven rebounds and two blocks over 21...

John Wall dunks, gets technical foul

The Wizards still haven’t won a game, but they keep adding to the highlight reel. This one is notable for two reasons: it’s a pretty swell dunk by John Wall, and he was given a technical foul for preening and/or continuing to exist after the dunk. I do love to criticize players for celebrating individual plays during losses, but I’m not sure how the world was made a better...

Wall: Wizards Playing Selfishly On Both Ends Of Floor

John Wall expressed his disappointment with the Wizards' play.

Celtics 100, Wizards 92: Stiemsma, Allen lead third straight Celtics win against another miserable team

The Boston Celtics have returned to .500. Greg Stiemsma looks like a legitimate backup center (although he started this affair). The Washington Wizards are not good. Boston spent three quarters treading water but applied a finishing kick that left the Wizards in their wake, giving way to a 100-92 victory.Including work, I’ve been writing more or less consecutively since 9 a.m...

John Wall shines, but Rajon Rondo is better as Celtics top Wizards

Before the start of Sunday’s game against Boston, Wizards Coach Flip Saunders told John Wall to have fun again. The point guard did just that, and as a result, Wall turned in his best game statistically. The No. 1 overall pick in 2010 had a team-high 19 points and eight assists, and he added seven rebounds, a steal and a block in nearly 39 1 / 2 minutes. That production, however...

DMV: Wiz Reach New Lows, Hoyas Keep Winning

Wiz open game 0-12, get smoked by Magic, drop to 0-6. [Bullets Forever] John Wall says the team is playing selfish. [Wizards Insider] Wiz rookie Jan Vesely says team is “playing bad.” [Ball Don't Lie] The Wiz are really, really bad. Franchise records bad. [Washington Times] Hoyas come back from 17-point deficit, beat Marquette. [CSN Washington] Another day, another mock...

Tony Kornheiser and David Aldridge on John Wall

Just before the NBA season began, Jason Reid wrote a column speculating about the challenges the Wizards would face keeping John Wall in D.C. for the long-term. Here’s the one paragraph summary: The Wizards are in no danger of losing Wall soon. They control his rights for at least another three seasons beyond this one, which they begin Monday night against the New Jersey Nets at...

Celtics win 100-92 over the Washington Wizards & Improve to 3-3

Tonight the Boston Celtics faced off against the athletic, John Wall powered, Washington Wizards. The Celtics were looking to get back to a .500 record, after the convincing 94-86 win last night with Rajon Rondo leading the way. The Wizards were grasping for their first win of the season (and the new year) after racking up their 4th loss (0-4). With Jermaine O'Neal out for the...

Pressure Mounts on Celtics Rookie to Enter Hall of Fame

DATELINE: HUMOR!Greg Stiemsma was relatively unknown, the token blond guy at the end of the bench. Then, something funny happened on the way to the playoffs.The tall guy who seemed to be a joke wasn’t laughing. He was ready to be shipped out of town as soon as GM Danny Ainge gathered a few dollars together to pay for a broken down journeyman to play on the Celtics. Greg has now...

Fiddlin' & Diddlin' - Daily Links 1/3

Herald   Celtics Insider» Blog Archive » Final: Celtics 100, Washington 92 Greg Stiemsma steps up for Celtics Celtics dodge more bullets Celtics plays it safe, sit hamstrung Jermaine O’Neal DeMarcus Cousins, Kings disagree about trade request Globe  Saunders is conditioned to praise Garnett Stiemsma gave it his best shots Weary Celtics get a lift from tireless Allen ...

J Weiss’ Eastern Conference Preview

  Atlantic Division 1. Boston Celtics: Projected Record: 44-22 66% Last Year: [56-26 68%] Key Additions: PF Brandon Bass, C Greg Stiemsma [R], F/C Chris Wilcox, PG Keyon Dooling, SF Mickael Pietrus, PF JaJuan Johnson [R], G/F E’Twuan Moore [R] Key Losses: PF Glen Davis, C Shaquille O’Neal, C Nenad Kristic, G Delonte West, SF [...]

Fiddlin' & Diddlin' - Daily Links 1/4

Herald  Battle on at the point NBA Capsules: Deng’s layup with 3.7 left leads Bulls past Hawks Lakers look doubly tough, defeat Rockets Globe   Nets thumbnails Celtics' Bass earning minutes in crunch time Energy shot Celtics Life  Ainge Makes Call to the Kings on Cousins New Comment System CelticsBlog   Stiemsma, Stats, and Stuff Greg Stiemsma, Race, and the Making...

Boston Celtics 100, Washington Wizards 92

The Celtics outscored the Wizards 31-22 in the 4th quarter last night, surging to a nice home win.  Ray Allen (27 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal) and Paul Pierce (21 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal) led the way for the Celtics in this game.  Brandon Bass (14 points, 6 rebounds and 1 assist in 31 minutes), Greg Stiemsma (13 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and...
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