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Marcus update: Thornton out 2 weeks with calf tear, Smart unlikely to face Magic tonight (w/ video)

The Celtics will likely again be without both Marcuses when they host the Magic tonight:Marcus Thornton has a small tear in his left calf and will miss a couple of weeks, per Stevens #celtics— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) December 15, 2014Marcus Thornton said his calf injury was non-contact: "I looked at the film and tried to blame it on somebody but I couldn't."— Jay King...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Lack Attacking Mindset, Go Cold Down Stretch In Loss To Hornets

This embed is invalid" /> A Marcus Thornton 3-pointer brought the Boston Celtics to within two with less than five minutes to play. But from that point forward, it was all Charlotte Hornets, all the time. The Celtics’ offense completely disappeared down the stretch Monday night, allowing the Hornets to turn a tight contest into a 96-87 win. After Thornton...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson and the Hornets too much for the Celtics

Despite a scoring burst by Marcus Thornton in the 4th quarter, Big Al Jefferson and the Hornets proved to be too much for the Boston Celtics, winning 96-87. Jefferson was dominant,  leading both teams in scoring (23) as well as rebounding (14) to go along with 3 assists, and a block and a steal.Rajon Rondo added yet another triple double (12 points, 10 assists, 10 rebounds) to his...
Via Celtics Life
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Marcus Thornton was the counter puncher the Celtics needed

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. Of Thornton’s 21 points, eight came in the fourth quarter, helping to keep Washington from establishing the momentum needed to come all the way back from an 18-point deficit at the start of the quarter. ...
Via Red's Army
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Thornton Breaks Out Off Bench As Celtics Halt Wizards’ Comeback

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Marcus Thornton hasn’t exactly been himself this season. The 27-year-old reserve guard is counted on to score in bunches and provide a jolt of energy off the bench — and that’s about it. It’s a role both Thornton and Celtics coach Brad Stevens understand and recognize, and one Thornton often filled during his first...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Marcus Thornton Laments Missed Opportunity After Ankle Injury

WALTHAM, Mass. — Marcus Thornton was back on the court Thursday at Boston Celtics practice, but he wished his return came one day earlier. Thornton twisted his ankle during Monday’s practice session. It’s an injury the guard said he’s suffered “a hundred million times,” but it rendered him inactive for Tuesday’s 109-94 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. A major factor...
November 13, 2014  |  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...
Via Nets Take Over
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 after being...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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