Originally written on Celtics Green ...a boston celtics blog.  |  Last updated 1/5/13
Game_5_e85b
Serves hot dogs and leads the teamall in the same night The Celtics have finally put together a performance they can be proud of and against a worthy opponent too. The team has been struggling mightily and the players haven't been putting forth a consistent effort but the energy from Garnett inspired a monster performance. The initial quarter looked bleak and the Celtics seemed to be playing like nothings changed but that completely changed at the start of the second. Courtney Lee put forth one of his pest games as a member of the team while Sully was a beast on the boards. Theres still a lot of skepticism needed when discussing the team but there were some positives. Garnett was a huge factor in the game tonight whether it was with his scoring or just pure adrenaline that seemed to motivate the team. He's been one of the few consistent players that has been consistent with his effort and has repeatedly dipped into the fountain of youth to put out some great games. He's one of the few Celtics this season that can be 1-10 but has an emotional impact on the outcome. Lee was a aggressive with his shot and the team finally seemed to look for him after he hit a couple shots. Though I'd still be careful in saying he's turned the corner he's definitely shown strides since the beginning of the season. If he can show improvement in his three point shot then he can be a huge help in spreading the court. Some life from Rondo defending Paul George Paul Pierce had a good all around game as he produced 6 assists 5 rebounds and 13 points while playing solid defense against Paul George. Though his scoring has been on a roller coaster ride his leadership has been evident throughout the year. He constantly has uplifted fellow players and shown little panic in the teams ability to overcome this adversity. Sullinger has again shown why he deserves to get significant time because of his work ethic and hard work. He rebounds with a passion and goes after the ball no matter his deficiencies physically. Games like this give hope for the Celtics future because between him Rondo and Bradley were going to have a  hardworking team that hustles and plays Celtics ball. The score might steer people into thinking blowout but theres a lot of improvement the team can do. Jeff Green put together another forgettable game being a non factor like what seems to be a usual thing. Bass could grab some more rebounds but the eight he pulled down were helpful. With Bass it't not necessarily the rebounds he does grab as much as the critical ones he misses. His jumper hasn't been around but maybe like Lee's we'll see some improvement coexisting with the team's improving record. This is a step forward for the team but it's a long season and we've seen a lot of inconsistent play but this is a great way to start off a run. [Discuss on CG Forums!
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

LA Kings offer Peter Budaj a professional tryout

Carlos Boozer hoping roster spot opens on playoff team

Starting EJ Manuel not a bad idea for Bills’ third preseason game

Tim Beckman fired by Illinois amid mistreatment allegations

Chip Kelly reveals thought process behind Bradford trade

Charles Barkley on ex-agent: ‘I’d blow his damn brains out’

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Bryce Harper doesn’t seem to care if Nationals make playoffs

Could the Spurs backups make playoffs in the east?

Josh Howard reportedly attempting NBA comeback

Reggie Wayne feels like a rookie with the Patriots

Eric Davis: Jim Harbaugh coddled 49ers off the field

Scherzer gave pricey gifts to catchers on no-hitter, one-hitter

Jay Gruden would like the media to stop calling him fat

Spieth: Could new irons be reason for missed cut at Barclays?

The Opening Drive: What happened to all the great Michigan tailbacks?

The 1980s Lakers represent the NBA’s ultimate creation story

The Orioles’ frustrating season

Andy Reid on calling perfect play: 'That’s like a good cheeseburger'

Five greatest NBA players of all-time

Finding signs of life for the Boston Red Sox

Jerry Rice: Adrian Peterson still number one pick in fantasy

Filling the MLB playoff picture: Royals rolling

10 NFL players set for down seasons in 2015

Jets QB Petty draws ire from New Yorkers over taste in pizza

Several Celtics ‘NBA 2K16’ ratings leaked

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The Opening Drive: What happened to all the great Michigan tailbacks?

The 1980s Lakers represent the NBA’s ultimate creation story

The Orioles’ frustrating season

Five greatest NBA players of all-time

Finding signs of life for the Red Sox

10 NFL players set for down seasons in 2015

Why NFL preseason games matter

August's winners and losers in sports

How the Chicago Cubs are swinging

Report: Barry Bonds loses collusion case

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker