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Interesting take by Sullinger on Cs climbing out of a 17-point hole Sunday: "Last year this team would have laid down and given up,"
This weekend, Stevens hinted he would know more about Will Bynum's Celtics future today. Today: "No, he's not here."
That being said, Stevens pushed Sully to develop 3 last year. Nudged Bass to add corner 3 this year. Gives everyone freedom to let it fly.
In preseason Cs 6th in 3PT%, 3rd in attempts per game, 2nd in makes per game. Stevens: "I haven't said once to the team, shoot. We want 3s."
Rondo on possibility of opening night return: "I don't know. I still haven't had any contact yet. ... I don't wanna put any set goals."
Bass on stepping out a few more feet for his new-found 3-pointer: "At first it was a little overwhelming."
Rajon Rondo on potential to play on opening night: 'I don’t know... I don’t want to set goals; I just want to go as my hand heals."
Rondo won't put timetable on his status, but ran through today's shooting drill without any impediments.
Stevens leaves open chance of Rondo return by opening night.
Sully on adjustment level when Rondo returns: "I don't think it's an adjustment, because with Evan and Marcus, they're pass-first PGs (too)"
Jared Sullinger on Brandon Bass: "He spaces the floor really well. From 15-17 feet, it's automatic."
Rondo said Bass thought his 3 was a buzzer beater. Four seconds left though. "We told him to get his ass up."
Brandon Bass meets with the media prior to the team's Monday afternoon practice. http://t.co/L4hVmk8JwZ
Brad Stevens says Rajon Rondo is progressing well and could begin contact drills as early as next week.
Rondo had a scan on his hand, opening night return still a possibility, per Stevens.
James Young will practice "normal" today and tomorrow, will play Wednesday if he avoids setbacks.
Stevens said he will limit minutes for regulars in preseason finale.
A great thing about meeting new people: tremendous opportunity to learn something new; see things from a different perspective.
At root of pressure are 2 expectations: those we put on ourselves & those the outside puts on us. Preparation can cure our self pressure!
But hey, no pressure Julius Randle.
Billy Connolly on Gerry Rafferty: He was a perfectionist....and perfectionists must perfect and so he went on his perfecting way.
Countdown to Favre's next comeback begins . . . now.
Sullinger's averages through 7 preseason gms: 14.9 points, 10.0 rebounds, 26.0 minutes, 14-for-26 from deep (53.8%), 50% FG.
Jerome Jordan gets 17 in 23 mins. Hollins cracks, "Jerome who? I thought that was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar out there... No, Jerome was great."
Bass on corner 3: "Man, we watch too much European basketball. Nah. ... The game is growing and that's the direction everybodys going."
Did Jeff Green notice a difference in the 11-minute quarters? "Not at all," he says.
Stevens said Marcus Smart mostly started second half to get Jeff Green at the 4. But also because Olynyk had a slow start.
Brad Stevens calls Marcus Smart "an energy-raiser."
Brad Stevens on the differences he noticed in today's 44-minute game: "You noticed it a little bit with subbing at the start of quarters."
Stevens liked the flow better with one fewer timeout in the second and fourth quarters. But didn't notice shorter game too much.
Celtics come from 17 down to win the 44-minute game in Brooklyn, 95-90. Sullinger (21-19) Boston's biggest comeback win last year was 15
Sullinger sits last few seconds. Ends w/21 pts, 19 rebs. Celts beat Brooklyn, 95-90, in the 44-minute game.
44 minutes are in the books, and so is a Celtics W! They down the Nets 95-90 in Brooklyn. Sullinger led all players with 21 points & 19 rebs
Even Rajon Rondo wondered why Marcus Smart passed up that wide open layup to find Marcus Thornton for 3.
88-86 Celtics 2:52 left. (19-17 for Sullinger) Wouldn't it be something if the first ever 44-minute NBA game, lasted more than 44 minutes.
After trailing by as many as 17, the Celtics have stormed back to take a 73-65 lead heading into the 4th Q. Sully has 16 points, 15 rebounds
Brandon Bass corner 3! Hugs for all!
It seems like whenever Marcus Smart turns the ball over... it's a guaranteed steal for him on the other end to make up for his mistake.
Jeff Green highlight dunk alert.
Shortened contest be damned, Sully on pace for a 20-20 game with 16 points and 13 boards. 8:14 left in third.
Smart starts the second half instead of Olynyk. Green at the 4 in a really small lineup.
Kevin Garnett is not even in the building today. He's been down with a stomach virus since returning from China.
Jared Sullinger (11 points, 9 rebs) and Marcus Smart (10 points, 2 rebs) are playing well, but the Celtics trail the Nets 51-40 at halftime.
So far, this has not been a beautiful game.
Our first 11-minute quarter is in the books. The Celtics trail the Nets 24-17. Avery Bradley leads the C's with four points and a steal.
Might not wanna let Mason Plumlee dunk whenever he so desires.
Celtics-Nets preseason! History in action! Eleven-minute quarters!
Texted a player re: 44 minute games. "Us players, we'll be good. But are they going to cut those tix by 1/12th for fans? I don't think so."