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Young got beat a couple times by Alan Anderson. "I watched defensive clips of him and it won't happen again."
Smart showed up and got sent home.
Marcus Smart out sick from practice today.
Brad Stevens on a challenging first month of the season: "We can't get too high or too low. That's going to be huge early on."
Stevens thinks Erik Murphy and Rodney McGruder are "intrigued plus" about Red Claws. Would like to see them in Maine.
Marcus Smart will start at point guard on Opening Night if Rajon Rondo cannot play, according to Brad Stevens.
Stevens declared Marcus Smart the opening night starter if Rondo can't play.
Stevens on Rondo: "He's more ready to roll than not." Still won't rush it. He's wearing a hefty mitt in contact drills.
Stevens on Rondo: "He's more ready to roll than not."
Brad Stevens says today's practice will be light. Tomorrow? Not so much. "Tomorrow will be a hard-contact, physical practice," he says.
For some reason part 2 of the Garden Report isn’t working. We will have that fixed for you soon. For now you can just watch part 1 twice.
Preview comin' ...
Last year, albeit in very limited time, DeShawn Sims, Chris Babb and MarShon Brooks had the top 3 preseason PERs for the Celtics.
Gerald Wallace still isn't grumpy. "I can see growth."
What's the biggest thing Sullinger took from the preseason? "We play like a team."
Stevens doesn't give any percentages on Rondo's return. "We'll know more after practice Friday."
Stevens: "we're not an isolation team and I think our guys have really embraced that early in the season."
Brad Stevens says that he loves the fact that Marcus Smart is "always aggressive" at both ends of the floor.
Stevens on Smart: "he's always aggressive, so you can live with a bad shot here and there."
Stevens on Sully: "He’s worked hard to improve his skill... He still can get better. You don’t want this to be the highlight of your year."
Stevens on Sully: He’s worked hard to improve his skill and he’s worked hard to do a lot of things, especially on the defensive side.
The Celtics close out the preseason with a 5-3 record thanks to a 100-86 win over the Nets. Smart: 16 pts, 4 asts. Sully: 15 pts, 17 rebs.
But Sully is on the bench and likely won’t be getting that rebound.
Not saying it's cold here in the Garden, but could have sworn Zdeno Chara just skated by.
S/O to a cool dude I met at tonight's game named Wilkins "Bishop" Morency.
Those at Celts' exhibition game getting taste of regular season games in some other cities. C's still an RS draw in bad times.
With the way that Bass is hitting the three, his typical 18 footer seems almost bland now.
Tim Frazier still on the roster, still getting minutes.
The Celtics are blowing the Nets out through three quarters, 84-68. Sullinger's up to 13 points, 14 rebounds. Wallace has 10 points, 4 asts.
Has to be the first time in his career Bass has made a 3 with more than 3 seconds on the shot clock.
Bass has hit as many 3s this preseason as he has hit to this point in his career. Just two, but still.
Bass knockin' down that corner 3 two games in a row!!!! Whatttttt
That Bass corner three is one of the most important developments of the preseason.
Brandon Bass corner 3s are real and they are awesome.
Second half starts with Turner, Pressey, Thornton, Sullinger, Bass.
Jared Sullinger (Seven points, 13 rebounds) and Marcus Smart (16 points, 4 assists, 2 steals) lead the Celtics to a 58-44 halftime lead.