Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here…
highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as
satisfying as a good morning dump.
"We're obviously really working to try to re-establish [Pierce]," said Rivers. "And, like I said before the game, it's coming around. It's still not there, but that was great to see. He looked explosive. So
those are the signs I keep seeing that I think he's getting closer and our team's getting closer."
“He has to play better, point blank,” Rivers said. “He has to play harder and he has to play better.”
Daniels then went out and did just that, scoring 11 points, grabbing five rebounds and dishing out four assists. It was a stark turnaround from his previous six games when he put up a total of just 17 points, two rebounds and two assists.
Paul Pierce made a statement that the Celtics would not let Sunday's loss to Cleveland linger. He was aggressive (Unlike KG and Doc, I just can't use the word "explosive") and his teammates followed his lead. I don't care that it came vs the woeful Pistons. It was needed and it was done. Now the bad news, Pierce tweaked his back in the 1st half and was unavailable to the media after the game. Let's hope it's not a big deal.
As for Marquis, I didn't realize he was struggling and that's because the dude goes about his business the same way every night – head down with no complaints. I love his versatility and it was on display last night.
On Page 2, if Dan Shaughnessy believes in the Celtics, you can too.
Not me. I still believe.
I don’t care if the Celtics are 2-9 against the Cavaliers, Magic, and Hawks. Seeing them lose at home to the New Jersey Nets
doesn’t discourage me. Getting whupped by the Grizz by 20 at the Garden
is OK. Sometimes you’ve just got to see the glass as half full.
This is one of those times.
“If we can get this right, it could be an unbelievable feeling at the end,’’ said Rivers.
Count me in. Put me on the Big Green bus. I believe.
While there's a better than 50/50 chance Shank is full of crap and took this perspective because he was out of column ideas, I'll buy in. If you'd rather have piss in your cereal, try Ron Borges column in the Herald (link below).
The rest of the links:
Globe – Home improvement | Davis shaken after rough plane ride | Herald – Story stays same | If the shooter fits | Celtics fire on all cylinders | CSNNE – Celtics motor past Pistons | WEEI – The Tweet, one year later | Perkins reminded of old times | Finley making most of it | Celtics Hub – A laugher | Celtics Blog – Last chance to get it right |