Young core guys like Kelly Olynyk and Jared Sullinger stepped up big, but the most important sign was Marcus Smart’s late deep shooting.
The Celtics first two assists in the post-Rondo era are from Zeller and Sullinger.
In addition with Enes. Jared Sullinger had his way early with Magic. Enes should be able to get some good looks offensively from the post
Don't forget, people: Boston has never lost a playoff series with Smart, Bradley, Green, Sullinger and Zeller as the starting five.
FINAL Celtics 109 - Magic 92. Rondo 13pt-7reb-15ast, Vucevic 18pt-13reb, Bass 18pt, Harris 17pt, Green/Sullinger 16pt, Olynyk 15pt-6reb
Jared Sullinger now has more points (16) than he had in the previous four games combined.
Perfectly timed cut by Sullinger has him in position with the box out for the Rondo drop pass. Made it look so easy.
Consider Sullinger's slump broken.
Four minutes in, Jared Sullinger already has more points (6) than he had in any of the previous four games.
Sullinger is 3-for-4 FG to start the night. This game vs. Magic is a good opportunity for him to break out of slump.
Olynyk and Sullinger a combined 4-6 from three.
Jared Sullinger says that he was back in the gym Friday night after going scoreless vs. NY. Says he's done that since HS after tough games.
Knicks use Celts to snap 10-game losing streak, 101-95. Sullinger (0-6) and Rondo (1-3) combine for two points.
With Bradley out sick, gotta wonder if the bug's having its way with a few other guys. Sullinger played tonight like he has Ebola.
Sullinger's offensive struggles continue late into the game. 0/6 FG in 21 minutes tonight.
Uninspired effort by Boston tonight. Sullinger and Rondo basically no-shows. Defense non-existent. And this is against a four-win NYK team.
Sullinger with his second airball of a jump hook tonight.
Well, we're one minute in and Amar'e threw a pass 20 feet from the nearest Knick and Sullinger air-balled a layup.