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Celtics Notes: Jeff Green Rejoins Fray; Marcus Thornton Does His Thing

The Boston Celtics gave a spirited Portland, Maine, crowd Wednesday night something we haven’t seen all preseason: a competitive game. After each of their first four contests were decided by double-digits (two wins, two losses), the Celtics gave the Toronto Raptors all they could handle before a Lou Williams 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds remaining gave the defending division champions a...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap: Celtics fall to Knicks in preseason G4

Boston was bombs away early tonight. The Celtics came out chucking, putting in 3 of the 6 treys they attempted in the 1st quarter. The Knicks came out aggressive on offense, trying to take advantage of a tired Celts team playing it’s second end of a back-to-back. But the Celtics survived the early New York attack, and were up 26-24 after one. Both NY and Boston looked a bit sloppy...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Videos: Highlights of Avery Bradley, Marcus Smart, and Marcus Thornton vs the Raptors

If you aren't subscribed to OfficialCelticsHD on YouTube, you should do it immediately, as he uploads some great highlight videos after each Celtics game.For last night's Raptors game, check out the highlights of Avery Bradley (above - 22 points, 2 rebounds, 9/15 FG, 4/5 3pt in 21 minutes), Marcus Smart (below - 9 points, 2 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal in 30 minutes), and...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Highlights and box score from the Celtics' 106-86 victory over the Knicks

The Celtics defeated the Knicks Wednesday night in Connecticut. Here are the extended highlights and Celtics box score:Related: Preseason Game 2: Sully puts on shooting display as C's beat KnicksVideo Highlights of Evan Turner and Marcus Thornton against PhiladelphiaHighlights and box score from the Celtics' 98-78 victory over the 76ersVideo via James Rodriguez. Box Score...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Missiles Marcus: Fire at will

After watching just an open practice scrimmage and one preseason game, one thing can be determined about Marcus Thornton: he will shoot.  With or without notice, with or without a defender guarding him, he will launch.  Last night it felt like there were two of him out there, even the JumboTron operator was fooled.  Ball movement you say? Missiles Marcus understands that as ...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

So does anyone want to talk about the fact that Marcus Thornton came to camp weighing 700 pounds?

I know Marcus Thornton and his contract were the price to pay to obtain Zeller and the pick from the Cavs, but would it have killed Marcus to limit himself to just 6 slices when ordering Little Caesar's hot and ready pizzas this summer? Below are a couple more pics from media day of Marcus showing off his "No I don't stop at 6, I eat the whole pie" body.Does this...
Via Celtics Life
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Trading Marcus Thornton Just Got Somewhat Easier For Celtics

Trading Marcus Thornton, with his $8.6 million contract promised for the coming season, will not be easy for the Boston Celtics. But it got a little less difficult Wednesday. Thornton is now eligible to be included in aggregated trades, with the arrival of the two-month anniversary of the Celtics officially acquiring him in a three-team trade. A player who was acquired using a...
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump..Where Thornton Could Give C’s Offense A Jolt

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.  For his career, Thornton has averaged 13.4 points and 26.1 minutes per game while shooting 43.1 percent from the field and 36.1 percent beyond the arc. Acquired by the Nets at last year’s trade deadline to provide...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

What Does Marcus Thornton Bring to the Table?

The Brooklyn Nets failed to address their rebounding and interior defensive woes at the trade deadline, but they did fill another need: guard depth. On Wednesday, Nets general manager dumped the two players at the end of the bench for a player who figures to make an immediate impact in Marcus Thornton.Thornton, 26, adds some much-needed youth and vitality to Brooklyn's backcourt...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

New Brooklyn Net Marcus Thornton excited for a new start

This current season has not been kind for ex-Kings' Marcus Thornton. He's averaging career-lows across the board. In points (8.3), assists (1.0), steals (0.7) and field goal percentage (38.1%).But despite his recent shortcomings, Thornton is excited for a fresh start with the Brooklyn Nets, as reported by Tim Bontemps of the New York Post.“Yeah, I am,” Thornton said...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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