Gary Washburn

While Tim Frazier, Christian Watford are headed to Maine, #Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Erik Murphy, Rodney McGruder are "intrigued plus'

Jay King

Young got beat a couple times by Alan Anderson. "I watched defensive clips of him and it won't happen again."

Jay King

Smart showed up and got sent home.

Gary Washburn

Marcus Smart will not practice today because of the flu #Celtics

Jay King

Marcus Smart out sick from practice today.

Marc D'Amico

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."

Jay King

Stevens thinks Erik Murphy and Rodney McGruder are "intrigued plus" about Red Claws. Would like to see them in Maine.

Marc D'Amico

Marcus Smart will start at point guard on Opening Night if Rajon Rondo cannot play, according to Brad Stevens.

Jay King

Stevens declared Marcus Smart the opening night starter if Rondo can't play.

Jay King

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.

Emily Austen

Stevens on Rondo: "He's more ready to roll than not."

Marc D'Amico

Brad Stevens says today's practice will be light. Tomorrow? Not so much. "Tomorrow will be a hard-contact, physical practice," he says.

Mark Murphy

Sullinger's preseason scoring was a revelation. But is he ready for the real season? - tinyurl.com/obkausv

Evan Turner

#tbt when i bumped into the Great Jerry Lucas at the airport. I asked him whats the best advice he… instagram.com/p/ugEOWxzSMW/

Paul Flannery

For my feature, I talked to a point guard (Memphis), a coach (Charlotte) and a GM (Sacramento) about their path sbnation.com/nba/2014/10/23…

Paul Flannery

Oh hey, it's our NBA Preview with features, cool stuff and ZILLER MAPS. sbnation.com/a/nba-preview-…

Jared Weiss

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.

Emily Austen

ICYMI: Can @Jared Sullinger handle the pressure after a solid preseason & how much have the #Celtics grown this month?-> on.nba.com/1sTEawh

Steve Bulpett

NBA punts on draft lottery reform. Where do the Celts/Ainge stand? bit.ly/1wuRDgy

Marc D'Amico

Ticket Thursday: Opening Night Family Pack offer. Act fast and save: bit.ly/ZOTEHJ

Scott Souza

In @metrowestdaily blog, read how Smart choices led to good results for #Celtics rookie in preseason finale shar.es/1mVf6H

Scott Souza

In today's @metrowestdaily read how #Celtics may not be much better, but should be much more fun to watch shar.es/1mVf3L @sharethis

Jay King

Sullinger thought Cs were "out there trying to get theirs" last season. Now everything feels different masslive.com/celtics/index.…

Paul Flannery

This @david_j_roth piece on Drazen Petrovic is sad and soulful and hits all the right notes sbnation.com/nba/2014/10/22…

Gary Dzen

Left my lunch and my gym bag on the counter this morning, so WHATS THE POINT IN EVEN TRYING. #trying #rain

Scott Souza

#Celtics post-deadline thoughts: Smart choices led to good results for C's rookie in preseason finale shar.es/1mSajt @metrowestdaily

Jay King

Last year, albeit in very limited time, DeShawn Sims, Chris Babb and MarShon Brooks had the top 3 preseason PERs for the Celtics.

Jay King

Jared Sullinger thought the Celtics were "out there trying to get theirs" last season. Now everything feels different masslive.com/celtics/index.…

Scott Souza

#Celtics displaying one entertaining style heading into Brad Stevens' second season shar.es/1mTSvG via @sharethis

Sean Grande

See you there, my friend. Frozen Four: 169 Days Away RT @Buccigross I'm going to check out BU & @Jack_Eichel11 Friday vs Michigan St

Marc D'Amico

A crop of Boston's of future reserves looked darn good Wed. night. So did Jared Sullinger. How good? Find out here: on.nba.com/1wcNPC2

Jay King

Looks like Sully stole Jeff Green's phone and (allegedly) may or may not have gone to the bathroom in his pants instagram.com/p/ueqKZdJgQF/

Gary Washburn

Tim Frazier, who will be waived by the #celtics, said he's headed to NBADL Maine training camp, says he really enjoyed NBA experience

Scott Souza

#Celtics Gerald Wallace on effect of Jared Sullinger's big preseason: it's not adding pressure, it's building confidence.

Jay King

I imagine Rondo walking into the locker room before the first game, pronating a hockey stick and declaring himself ready. #cakeeater

Scott Souza

#Celtics Gerald Wallace on differences from last year: last year feeling out period w/ college coach, this year everyone knows expectations.

Jay King

Gerald Wallace still isn't grumpy. "I can see growth."

Jared Weiss

Wallace on not taking open dunk : I don’t have the confidence in my knee to explode like that. #Celtics

Scott Souza

#Celtics forward Jared Sullinger on expectations around himself: Pressure will make you or break you. I've been around pressure all my life.

Scott Souza

#Celtics Jaref Sullinger on expectations around himself: Pressure will make you or break you. I've been around pressure all my life.

Jay King

What's the biggest thing Sullinger took from the preseason? "We play like a team."

Scott Souza

#Celtics Jared Sullinger on team's potential rebounding issues: If I have to, I will go after every rebound.

Scott Souza

#Celtics rookie Marcus Smart said even if his shot is not falling, he just can't let it affect rest of his game.

Scott Souza

#Celtics rookie Marcus Smart acknowledged people have questioned his shot all his life, uses that as motivation.

Scott Souza

#Celtics rookie Marcus Smart: Coaches encouraged me to attack basket more tonight. They gave me lanes, so I took them.

Scott Souza

#Celtics coach Brad Stevens: We are not an isolation team. We have to keep stressing ball movement at all times.

Jay King

Stevens doesn't give any percentages on Rondo's return. "We'll know more after practice Friday."

Scott Souza

#Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Chance Rajon Rondo will play in 1st game. Don't want to put % on it. I've been wrong in my predictions so far.

Jared Weiss

Stevens won’t put a percentage on Rondo coming back for opening night. “I’ve been wrong on every other projection” #Celtics

Jay King

Stevens: "we're not an isolation team and I think our guys have really embraced that early in the season."

Scott Souza

#Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Nets targeted James Young w/ actions in third and fourth quarters. Thought he did pretty well with those.

Jared Weiss

Stevens said he had emphasized to Smart to focus on ball movement and running point instead of shot section. #Celtics

Marc D'Amico

Brad Stevens says that he loves the fact that Marcus Smart is "always aggressive" at both ends of the floor.

Scott Souza

#Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Marcus Smart is always aggressive. I like it. You can live with a bad shot here and there when he's doing that.

Jared Weiss

Stevens on Sullinger: We don’t want [tonight] to be the highlight of his season. #Celtics

Jay King

Stevens on Smart: "he's always aggressive, so you can live with a bad shot here and there."

Marc D'Amico

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."

Scott Souza

#Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Jared Sullinger can still get better. You don't want this to be the highlight of his year.

Jared Weiss

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.

Gary Washburn

#celtics beat #nets 100-86. Jared Sullinger with 15 points and 17 rebs. BOS finishes preseason 5-3, face #nets for real next Wed.

Jay King

Quick recap: Smart's 16 points, Sully's second straight big double-double help Cs end preseason w exclamation point masslive.com/celtics/index.…

Marc D'Amico

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.

Jessica Camerato

Santa Claus Grandpa is already in postseason form. #celtics

Jared Weiss

He has an earpiece feeding him your tweets RT @KWAPT: Can we get a James Young dunk to hold us over for a week?

Jay King

He was so close to delivering on demand. RT @KWAPT: Can we get a James Young dunk to hold us over for a week?

Jared Weiss

Guiterrez almost stripped Phil Pressey down and still couldn’t stop him from getting to the rim. #Celtics

Scott Souza

#Celtics Jared Sullinger presumably finishes a tremendous preseason w/ another monster night - 15 points, 7-10 FG, 17 rebounds in 25 minutes

Jared Weiss

But Sully is on the bench and likely won’t be getting that rebound.

Jared Weiss

Sully needs one rebound to tie Andre Drummond at 11 RPG for the #NBA preseason lead. Two to pass him.

Steve Bulpett

Not saying it's cold here in the Garden, but could have sworn Zdeno Chara just skated by.

A. Sherrod Blakely

S/O to a cool dude I met at tonight's game named Wilkins "Bishop" Morency.

Steve Bulpett

Those at Celts' exhibition game getting taste of regular season games in some other cities. C's still an RS draw in bad times.

Jared Weiss

With the way that Bass is hitting the three, his typical 18 footer seems almost bland now.

Abby Chin

Heat check for Brandon Bass... from 3! Get used to it. #celticstalk

Jared Weiss

Tim Frazier still on the roster, still getting minutes.

A. Sherrod Blakely

Cs lead 84-68 after 3Q. #Celtics: Wallace 10 pts, 4 asts. Zeller 7 pts, 6 reb. #Nets: Jefferson 9 pts,5 reb. Reed 4 pts, 5 reb. #Celticstalk

Gary Washburn

Tim Frazier, the former Penn State standout, getting in some minutes before he's waived. A definite candidate for Maine #celtics

Marc D'Amico

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.

Jay King

This will be a trend all year, I suspect. RT @RedsArmy_John: Celtics have already taken 22 threes in 29 minutes of play

Mark Murphy

Has to be the first time in his career Bass has made a 3 with more than 3 seconds on the shot clock.

Jay King

Bass has hit as many 3s this preseason as he has hit to this point in his career. Just two, but still.

Emily Austen

Bass knockin' down that corner 3 two games in a row!!!! Whatttttt

Jared Weiss

That Bass corner three is one of the most important developments of the preseason.

Jay King

Brandon Bass corner 3s are real and they are awesome.

Mark Murphy

Second half starts with Turner, Pressey, Thornton, Sullinger, Bass.

A. Sherrod Blakely

#Celtics open second half with Pressey, Thornton, Turner, Sullinger and Bass. #CelticsTalk

Jared Weiss

Marcus Smart had 11 points in the 2nd quarter while Sully had 7 rebounds. Wallace had nearly a dozen Tommy points though. #Celtics

A. Sherrod Blakely

The #Celtics trailed 29-34 in the second quarter. Since then, they've outscored the #Nets 29-10. #CelticsTalk

Jared Weiss

Your assigned halftime reading: Sullinger Full of Praise for #Celtics Teammates and Brad Stevens celticsblog.com/2014/10/22/704… via @celticsblog

Jared Weiss

ICYMI pregame: Jared Sullinger Full of Praise for Celtics Teammates and Brad Stevens clnsradio.com/boston-celtics…

Emily Austen

The #Celtics lead the #Nets 58-44 at the half! Sully has 14 rebs bc he's an absolute monster, Smart has 16 pts, Wallace 8 pts, Young 5 pts.

Marc D'Amico

Jared Sullinger (Seven points, 13 rebounds) and Marcus Smart (16 points, 4 assists, 2 steals) lead the Celtics to a 58-44 halftime lead.

Scott Souza

#Celtics rookie Marcus Smart with big first half - 16 points, 4 assists; Jared Sullinger w/ 7 points, 13 rebounds. C's up 58-44. Good stuff.

A. Sherrod Blakely

Cs lead 58-44 at half. #Celtics: Smart 16 pts, 4 assists. Sullinger 7 pts, 13 reb. #Nets: Gutierrez 8 pts. Teague 7 pts. #CelticsTalk

Jared Weiss

33 points for #Celtics in second quarter as Marcus Smart and Gerald Wallace put on a show to close out the half. 13 reb for Sully?!?!

Jay King

cc @Tim Bontemps what comparison comes after the Moses Malone? RT @Mark Murphy: Sullinger's rebound-minutes ratio now 13-11.

Jessica Camerato

Gerald Wallace: 8 points (4/4 FG), 3 assists in 8 minutes. #thisishappening

Jared Weiss

James Young goes up for an alley-oop pass to Wallace, hesitates going up when Wallace loses position, swishes shot anyway. #Celtics