I won’t trouble with the box score. Avery Bradley returned to the starting lineup, lead the team with 23 hitting 6-of-9 from three (23 points), Brandon Bass was rock solid with 18, and Rondo was 9-10-15. The home team was finally free of the fashion faux pas of those horrible sleeved jerseys, LeBron didn’t dress in this one (back spasms), some guy named Ray played, and the Celtics beat the Heat. A win is a win is a win and maybe a little more coming against Miami, but it was the signs of improvement from this rebuilding team that stuck out.
People have killed Sullinger for shooting the three. He’s shooting 24% from behind the line, but I like Tommy’s attitude about it. I’m paraphrasing here, but basically, it looks like that shot can be part of his arsenal and he should absolutely be using this year to get comfortable with it.
Stevens on Rondo's floaters: "Huge. Huge, because he can get inside the defense. It's a big part of it. He'll continue to get better at it."— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 20, 2014