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We're knotted up at 25-25 after the first. Green lead the Celtics w/ 8 pts, while Sullinger has 6 rebs. C's D limited Nets to 36.8% shooting
The Thunder exercised 3rd-year options on Steven Adams and Andre Roberson, 4th-year options on Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb.
Then Green takes a charge two plays later. Great to see that out of him.
Old school. Courtside. When NBA radio was NBA radio. http://t.co/r61s64pjZ0
Once Marcus Smart settles into the NBA, he is going to pose some serious matchup problems with his size.
Great hustle by Jeff Green there to swat away the layup after an ugly turnover at the other end.
Six minutes into the game: Jared Sullinger -> 6 rebounds The Brooklyn Nets -> 5 rebounds.
Team official before Celts-Nets preseason finale: "Is there any way we can experiment with a 24-minute game tonight?"
Your starting five for the Nets tonight? Teague (Not Jeff) Karasev Anderson (Not Ryan) Jefferson (Not Richard) Plumlee So, yeah, preseason
Rajon Rondo is in uniform for pregame warm-ups for the Celtics but won't play tonight. He's "hopeful to play" in the opener next Wednesday.
Ainge said Vitor Faverani could be cleared for practice somewhere from mid-November to early December.
Adversity introduces a man to himself. - Albert Einstein
Sullinger said from last year to this year, Celtics are a different team. Points out a new mindset for Stevens too.
Nets sitting just about every regular. Hollins says he just wants to get through this without getting guys hurt. Preseason!
We should see a lot of James Young tonight. The rookie will play as much as anyone, Stevens said.
Rondo can now do some contact work with a pad on his hand, Stevens said.
Brad on tonight's rotation: "(Guys) who we need to see more (will play). We've had a lot of our questions answered on who plays together."
Stevens seems really concerned with lottery reform vote: "I didn't know that was today."
Stevens says rookie James Young will play tonight. "(We're) looking for him to 'blend in' from an offensive standpoint."
James Young and Dwight Powell both among Celtics getting early work in as I arrive at Garden. Stevens wants an extended look at both tonight
NBA established David J. Stern Sports Scholarship for study of sports management. Incl. $30K for tuition, internship, mentorship from Stern.
"Congratulations to Donkey Punch on the birth of his new daughter." - only on a fantasy football email chain.
Still not sure exactly how I feel about draft lottery reform. Surprised it failed, though.
Scal calls Rondo smartest player he's ever played with. “The Celtics still look at him as the guy who can lead them to a championship ...”
Rondo ties for 2nd behind CPaul as "best passer" in NBA general managers' poll -- but gets no votes for top PG.
In the annual GM poll, no Celtic player received a single vote for best at any of the five positions. (Six PGs got votes.)
Timing is everything
Jimmy Butler might miss opening night, but Thibs will still expect 48 minutes on the sideline treadmill.
MRI on Jimmy Butler confirmed sprain of left thumb ligaments. He will not practice this week, will not play in Bulls final preseason game.
Clarification on Will Bynum. Agent Mark Bartelstein says guard has recovered from hamstring pull, and is working out in Chicago.
Hard work work..... Hard work work work. Hard work work