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Luigi Datome shines in first career start

With a first-round matchup against the Cavaliers guaranteed, Brad Stevens took the cautious route in the regular season finale in Milwaukee on Wednesday night, resting Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder and Isaiah Thomas. That meant plenty of playing time for back-of-the-rotation guys, including small forward Luigi Datome, who made the first start of his NBA career in his 55th game.Datome...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: Gigi Datome Blasts Bucks; Kelly Olynyk Gets Bloodied

The Boston Celtics already knew their playoff fate entering Wednesday night’s regular-season finale. So did the Milwaukee Bucks, who had clinched the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference, one higher than the Celtics. So, what did that all mean? A whole lot of Gigi Time, that’s what. With Avery Bradley, Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder all sitting out, Celtics reserve Luigi Datome...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fans around the world are feasting on a large Italian, Gigi Datome

Luigi Datome is more loved than you realize. Full disclosure - I was becoming increasing fond of The Large Italian around the time of the posting of this piece. But days after its posting, "Gigi" began following me on Twitter. Shortly thereafter, he sent me a message referencing a line from the article. Shortly thereafter, my 15 year old daughter, who is an artist, drew a picture...
Via Celtics Life
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Hopefully the Celtics held a secret full-court scrimmage somewhere in New York last night...

The Celtics had a day off at home on Saturday, then came out flat against Detroit on Sunday.  They then traveled to Broolykn and pulled off a huge win the following night.  After another day of rest on Tuesday, they put forth that stinker against Miami Wednesday.Boston faces the Knicks in New York tonight, and clearly the C's will play much better if they didn't have any time off...
Via Celtics Life
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Luigi Datome Already Developing Cult-Hero Status In Boston

BOSTON — Tyler Zeller and Avery Bradley led the Celtics to victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, but neither received the loudest ovation from the TD Garden crowd. Nor did Marcus Smart, the rookie point guard who’s been the recipient of much fan appreciation this season. Nope, the most raucous cheers on this night were reserved for the one and only Luigi Datome, the...
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

It's been hard not to like the 205cm Italian, Luigi Datome

Until recently, my life contained very little Gigi, and I was fine with that. A few weeks ago, Luigi Datome was traded to the Boston Celtics. My initial scouting report was brief. ME: Hey. That guy has a beard.Of course, other NBA players do too, but I'm still not used to long crops of facial hair on professional ballers. Call me a profiler, but it just doesn't seem very athletic...
Via Celtics Life
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where We Take the Tour of Italy

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. With Boston playing without starting shooting guard Avery Bradley the past three games, an opportunity opened for a shooter and Datome got his chance. The 27-year-old swingman matched his NBA career high by scoring...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: Luigi Datome Makes Splash; Isaiah Thomas Joins Rare Company

We’ve seen Isaiah Thomas and Jonas Jerebko put up big numbers early in their respective Celtics tenures, but until this weekend, we had seen almost nothing of Boston’s third deadline acquisition, Luigi Datome. The Italian forward played a grand total of 19 minutes over his first eight games with the Celtics, spending the bulk of his time with Gerald Wallace and Phil Pressey at...
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Rumor: Love, Monroe top Celtics summer wish list

Via Basketball Insiders: The Celtics have a ton of cash and are geared up to use it. Target number one is Kevin Love. Target number two is Greg Monroe. Sources close to the process say the Celtics plan to swing for the proverbial fences this summer including runs at Gasol, Leonard and Butler too. With a roster jammed with young guys, there is also a sense that Boston would be open...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics Not Planning To Buy Out Luigi Datome After Trade

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Celtics have no plans to buy out any of their three new acquisitions, the Boston Herald’s Mark Murphy reported Friday. Source: Celtics have no buyouts planned. Thomas will take physical in Boston tomorrow, 2 Detroit guys the same in LA.— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) February 21, 2015 Point guard Isaiah Thomas never was a buyout...
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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