By Professor Fred Whitted NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) — The title above...
The C’s End Losing Streak On Sully’s 25/20 Effort Beating The Raptors (88-83)
The Celtics on the brink of trading Jordan Crawford and Marshon Brooks to Golden State for 2 future draft picks and Joel Anthony from the Miami Heat came into this game clueless. The Celtics were on a 9 game losing streak and really needed a win to try to get things going again and they got that from a familiar face Jared Sullinger. Jared was a beast the whole night in the paint abusing the Raptors lack of paint production. Jared Sullinger had 25 points and 20 rebounds in a game that everyone was hoping and praying that Rajon Rondo returned in. The Celtics shutdown DeRozan and Ross on the Raptors and didn’t let them get comfortable at all in the game from inside and out. The Raptors are a run and gun type of team and the Celtics didn’t let them get any easy buckets. When the Celtics play as a unit and there is one player that is taking care of business like Sullinger did they can be very dangerous. The problem is the Celtics don’t know how to use the ball movement to their advantage in the paint and the three point line.
The Celtics will have Rajon Rondo back Friday against the Lakers. The game will be his first since last February and the thing that makes it special is the fact that he is coming back before the big game against the Nets on the 26th. Rajon Rondo will be passing and using Sullinger in the post as Sullinger has become the Celtics go to guy in the paint and has been the most efficient player on the team.