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Your Morning Dump… Where Marquis is the key to winning

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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.

While Paul Pierce and Ray Allen will take on James and Wade in the first unit, Rivers believes Marquis Daniels could make an impact defensively off the bench — one that goes beyond Opening Night. 

"He's huge. Marquis is key to us winning this year," Rivers said. "The better he plays, the better our team will be because it makes our bench better."

Daniels is eager to live up to his coach's praise. After missing the majority of last season (his first with the Celtics) due to injuries, Daniels feels he can be a serious contributor this time around. 

"I thank Doc for thinking highly of me," he told "I've just got to come in and prove him right, just go out there and do everything he asks me to do."

Rivers: Daniels is key to us winning

It makes sense… 

If Quisy comes in and plays well, then that's just ONE more option the Celtics have off the bench that will already feature Nate, Delonte, Baby, one of the O'Neals (or both when Perk is healthy).  And we already know that Marquis is playing a pivotal position where the C's are their thinnest. 

So yeah… if Marquis is ballin and playing great D backing up Paul Pierce… then the C's will be damn hard to beat.  If your biggest weakness… a thin 3 spot backed up by an injury prone player… is coming through with great play, then you're going to be a damn good team.

On Page 2, the moment that changed Jermaine O'Neal's life

Associated Press photo

He was on his way home from the airport after a road trip when suddenly another car slammed into him. The Lexus O’Neal was driving flipped over and landed in a ditch, which was at that moment the least of his concerns. A far bigger problem was that his car was now on fire. Greater still, he was trapped.

As he drifted in and out of consciousness, O’Neal fought to escape the burning wreck, but the more he struggled, the more stuck he became.

“It was the strangest thing,” O’Neal said. “The way the dash broke, there was no way I could get out of there, at 6-foot-11, in a sports car.”

That was when something strange happened. To this day, O’Neal is at a loss to explain it fully, because he honestly has no idea. Someone, he does not know whom, came along and managed to pull him from the car to safety.

WEEI/Paul Flannery:  The moment that changed Jermaine O'Neal's life

I've never heard this story before… and you've got to go read the whole thing.  

Amazingly, the person who pulled him out of the burning car never came forward.  Someone came along… pulled Jermaine O'Neal from the burning wreck… and drove off.  

An amazing story.  Again… check out the whole story about how it affected him.  Great stuff.

The rest of the links:

ESPN Boston:  Semih's sore shoulder  |  Heat expect hostile environment  |  Pierce: Most pain gone, some still lingers  |  Video: Doc's prognosis for C's  |  Herald:  A perfect fit in Green for Shaq  |  With Shaq, it's fun and games  |  Celtics prep for Heat, with or without key cog  |  Globe:  In O'Neal, West finds key corner man  |  Delonte West repercussions  |  Pierce: One of our most talented teams  |  CSNNE: Celtics Preview: learning to deal without Perkins  |  18 questions for the drive to 18  |  Shaq used MMA training to prepare for season  |  MWDN:  Shaq already making big impact  |  Almost time for the highly anticipated season opener  

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  • greenbeand

    tomorrow the ride begins

  • thetitleisours

    I am interested to see how Doc uses the bench early on

  • I cannot get anything done at work! I have tomorrow night at the Garden on my brain!! ARGH.. Focus..lmao

  • Lee in Oregon

    Imagine what KG is going through!
    This is gonna be a fun year. The Heat are already making excuses for tomorrow night.

  • I know right…Ticket must be chomping at the bit…

  • PPsucks

    wow, when Marquis Daniels is the key to a team winning you know youre in trouble

  • ShawnCVD

    Oh shut up! Boston is one of 3-4 teams that’s going to win it all.

  • ShawnCVD

    Amendment: Boston WILL win it all this year. And PPsucks sucks!

  • celticspride

    Am I missing something or did they make the Jermaine story sound like it was a hit and run.
    well then don’t you think that the guy who saved him was the one who sent him flying into a ditch?!?! But no lets just go with GOD. Makes way more sense…
    B/c I know if I ever pull someone from the burning rubble of a freaking LEXUS!!! That I don’t want them to know who I am b/c rich people definitely don’t have extra money to give as a reward for SAVING THEIR LIFE!!
    But nope it was all GOD!!! Definitely wasn’t the guy who just did a Hit, Make sure I didn’t kill anyone, and Run. God all God…

  • marron afable

    don’t be too narrow minded. Maybe he didn’t want the money, like to help and not to ask for anything in return. Because no matter what, he’ll probably be forced to accept the money. lol

  • PPsucks

    i agree PP does suck

  • ShawnCVD

    I disagree.I wrote “And PPsucks sucks!”(that’s you BTW) I can’t help you if you can’t read…