Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 1/11/13
Whenever a team plays well, the easy solution is to point to one specific thing and say "That's it! That's the reason they've turned it around!" With the Celtics currently in a midst of a four game winning streak, the easiest factor to point to is the return of Avery Bradley. And that's extremely valid. Bradley has changed the team with his defensive effort and intensity. But it's never just one reason that a team turns it around and get's hot. For the Celtics, it's been a combination of factors over the past week; Bradley's return, Pierce's incredible efforts in Atlanta and New York, timely bench play, and Jared Sullinger's increase in playing time. The last one is what I want to focus on here. While whether the Celtics win or lose is dependent on a host of factors, one thing has remained fairly consistent this season - When Jared Sullinger plays a significant number of minutes, the Celtics usually win. Let's take a look at the numbers. When Sullinger plays more than 25 minutes -...
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