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March 16, 2015 Updates
March 15, 2015 Updates

"I told [Pressey], he's a really valued member of our team," said Stevens. "In our organization, he works the right way. If he doesn't play, he's the loudest guy on the bench; and if he does play, he's an energizer. He's not going to play perfect, but nobody is, and if you can sustain that and not get down and be confident, there's always a role for you. And that's a great compliment." ESPN.com

Pressey has worked with the strength staff to maintain his conditioning. Boston's hectic post-All-Star schedule hasn't offered him much practice time to get any sort of on-court work, but he often runs extra sprints or does treadmill work on offdays. "It's tough to continue to do it every single day, but Coach has been telling me that you never know when your time is going to come so just stay ready," said Pressey. ESPN.com

Thomas worked out on a treadmill yesterday, but the team still doesn’t plan to see the guard again until Monday’s game against Philadelphia. Thomas, out after suffering a bruised lower back, did not travel with the team for tonight’s game in Indianapolis. “He’s still very sore,” Stevens said. Boston Herald

March 14, 2015 Updates

To nobody's surprise, Isaiah Thomas will not play in tonight's game against the Magic. He will not travel to Indiana tomorrow, either, but the hope is that he'll be ready for Monday's game against the Sixers. Brad Stevens told reporters before Friday's game that he's still got plenty of soreness. "Not going to travel with us," Stevens said of Thomas. "I'd say again I think the date that we've been shooting for is Monday but all he did today was jog a little bit on the treadmill. So he's still very sore." CSNNE.com

March 13, 2015 Updates

Outside of basketball, Datome plays the guitar. He learned the instrument three years ago and is modest about his musical skills. “I play easy stuff because I’m not that good,” he said with a smile. “But sometimes I can listen to the rhythm and think, O.K. this should be easy. I try the chord and then I can follow the song. I feel good, I feel very nice (when I’m playing). I can play ‘Stairway to Heaven’ from Led Zeppelin. My former teacher trusted me a lot. I can play it up to a certain point. It’s like three or four minutes of the song.” Basketball Insiders

March 12, 2015 Updates

Thomas’ back will need time to recover, and while the injury isn’t too severe, it’s certainly proved painful. “The doctors said they’ve never really seen a bruise like that in that area," Thomas said. "I was scared it was something, because I’ve never felt that pain before. When I watched the video, my body just freezes up.” NBA.com

Even without Thomas, who’s become a sparkplug for the Celtics since his acquisition, the C’s earned a thrilling win at TD Garden Wednesday night. Thomas was rooting his team on from a local hotel – he still hasn’t found a permanent home since the trade-deadline deal that brought him to Boston. “My team showed a lot of heart last night. I was watching the whole game. I was excited,” Thomas said. “Hopefully I can get back as soon as possible.” NBA.com


How bright is Boston's history? Well, the first 19 players in the list won NBA titles with the team.


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