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Rondo said he's "sore" after rolling ankle last night. Will be fine though.
Rondo called Darren Erman "Baby Thibs." Said he's awesome at scouting reports. Thinks he'll be a head coach in a matter of time.
Rondo on Mike Conley: "he doesn't get a lot of the fame or credit he deserves."
Rondo on MEM: "They're as tough as it gets w/ big men. (Darren Erman) was telling us they're like a football team." http://t.co/W971lWdLpj
What percentage is Marcus Smart? "It's low." Said the ankle does feel better though.
Smart on ankle rehab: "One day my body feels good, one day it doesn't. I'm trying to get the range of motion back." http://t.co/vKBHzjHxOu
Marcus Smart did a bit of straight line running today. Still looking at next week for possible return.
Brad Stevens said he's happy for Courtney Lee that he's found a nice role in a nice situation.
Stevens on Memphis: "They're very deep. Last night, 5 guys were sick & they're (still) playing very well. Gasol & Randolph are go-to guys."
Why Rajon Rondo is a very special player: league-leading 11.6 assists per game, 10.6 points and 8.4 rebounds. The rebound number kills me.
In Memphis so I gotta see what's up wit blu city cafe
That out of bounds play by Archie Millier. Whewwwwwww!!!!!
Ainge thinks C's are looking to Rondo too much in 4th quarter rather than playing w/ same collective pace as first 3 quarters.
Ainge on closing out games: "We don't have a closer. … We've got to do it collectively."
Would Stevens leave for NCAA? Ainge: We have Brad under contract for 6 years. We're planning on honoring our end & believe he will as well.
Ainge on Marcus Smart's ankle: "I'd be surprised if he was ready this weekend. … I think he's probably at least a week away."
Ainge added he's not worried about Rondo's FT shooting. Thinks it will come in time.
Danny Ainge on Rondo's FT shooting: "It's more of a psychological thing for Rondo. He makes them regularly in practice."
C's are 3-1 vs. teams below .500 (lost to OKC) & 1-5 vs. teams .500 or better (beat CHI). Next 5 games are vs. teams .500 or better.
Jeff Green will have (much) flashier moves, but that post seal he utilized for an easy bucket last night was beautiful. More of that, please
There's a lot of basketball on SportsCentral tonight which makes me really excited. So you should watch! And tweet me. I'll tweet you back!
West went 5-1 against the East tonight, with four of the five wins on the road. That brings the tote board to 35-17 (.673) on the season.
O-M-G the Lakers are 43 seconds away from maybe just maybe starting a win streak.
That was the 12th time the Brad Stevens Celtics held a team under 40% shooting, the first since March 7 vs. Brooklyn, a span of 30 games.
Marcus Smart tells Herald he doesn't see how he'll be able to make it back for Sunday's game. It was a longshot anyway.
Key stat of the Celtics win: ZERO offensive rebounds for Philly in the second half after 9 in the first half.
Sullinger had a season-high 22 points tonight. Knew he'd have a chip on his shoulder after losing out on Sexiest Man Alive.
Bass: "It's always good to get a few layups and a dunk to get you going." http://t.co/nYEmdd8qfp
I was kind of looking forward to Kobe vs. Dwight 2.0. Darn.
Stevens on the defense: "I thought we were better tonight. We have a long way to go. We guarded (well) and they did shoot the (three) well."
Stevens: "Brandon Bass was our most physical interior player in the first half. I thought everybody matched it in the second half."
Sully (22 points, 9 rebs), Bass (23 points) and Green (11 points, 10 rebs) lead the Celtics to a 101-90 W in Philly! http://t.co/IGUKKeJ4uE
11 points for Sullinger in fourth quarter, 18 of his 22 in the second half.
If the Sixers won't be punished for tanking, they should at least have to remove the championship patches from their jerseys
Jared Sullinger's out here.
Kudos to Stevens for sticking with Bass and Thornton in this game for big minutes. They have kept Celtics in control in the 2nd half.
Quick reminder that the Celtics got Marcus Thornton, Tyler Zeller and a future first round pick for a second round pick.
Marcus Thornton with a season-high 13 points in just 16 minutes.
Brandon Bass is up to 19 points (his career high is 27) through three quarters and the Celtics lead the Sixers 73-68 heading into the fourth
Jeff Green with the reverse alley-oop?? He's going to have to be in the dunk contest this year if he keeps this up.
Rajon Rondo looks to have rolled his left ankle pretty good on that last drive by stepping on someone's foot. He remains in the game.
Rondo rolled his ankle pretty hard on Nerlens Noel's foot there. Stays in the game, though.
Much better second half by Rondo who has as many assists in the first couple minutes of the 3Q (2) as he had in the entire first half.
I would take a timeout 49 seconds into the third quarter, too, if my team allowed Jared Sullinger to dunk.
"It's an 8-0 Kyrie Irving run." Haha...
After going 1-of-2 from the free throw line, Rondo boosted his free throw shooting percentage to 31.8%. Yes, that's a sad tweet.