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Your Morning Dump… Where Marquis Daniels is Lazarus

Chuck - Red's Army December 19, 2011 Uncategorized 6 Comments

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.

That left the player whom coach Doc Rivers calls Lazarus to not only start at small forward, but become one of three players to crack 27 minutes in the Celtics [team stats]’ 76-75 win.

“It’s like riding a bicycle — nothing changes, it’s still the same game,” said Daniels, for whom the last year has been anything but familiar ground.

“You just have to be ready for whatever situation you’re going to be in,” he said. “I’m trying hard to just get back. I’ve been in the system for awhile now, so I know pretty much what I have to know on this team. There’s stuff I have to remember, but that has helped a lot.”

Herald – Not easy being green

For those unfamiliar with the Bible, Lazarus was raised from the dead by Jesus. It’s possible Marquis Daniels had some divine assistance in his return from this spinal injury.

Daniels sure looked comfortable on the court yesterday. I love his game. The effortless slashing. The defense. He does a little bit of everything. But… we all know the risk of injury his high. 

Say it with me:

Marquis Daniels is healthy and will not get hurt this season.

Marquis Daniels is healthy and will not get hurt this season.

Marquis Daniels is healthy and will not get hurt this season.

On Page 2, E-Twuan Moore could be steal of the draft.

The Raptors will have to be satisfied with a moral victory, though, because four rookies and a barely second-year veteran helped the Celtics seal a 76-75 triumph. E’Twaun Moore, a second-round pick who may prove the steal of the 2011 draft, drained two jumpers down the stretch, and Greg Stiemsma, fresh from Sioux Falls of the NBADL, tipped in his own miss for the winning basket.

“You couldn’t ask for a better situation,’’ said Rivers, who used 13 players. “I could see the game getting closer with about seven minutes left. You could see they were making a run and I thought, ‘Well, this is a great time to call the young guys in to see if they could hold the lead and withstand their rush.’ You can see why we like E’Twaun.’’

“I was definitely confident,’’ Moore said. “I’m just telling myself I can come and play with these guys each and every day and just trying to stay humble and stay hungry.’’

Globe – Youngsters carry home the victory

It’s a tad early to speculate that Moore will amount to anything in the NBA. After watching him play against Toronto and in last week’s scrimmage, you have credit him for playing with confidence. Nearly all NBA players will say they are confident, but Moore is showing it.

Related link: CSNNE – Moore than OK

The rest of the links:

ESPN Boston: Backcourt breakdown | Rapid reaction: Celtics 76 – Raptors 75 | Globe – Celtics feeling grateful about Green | Herald – New CBA leaves minimal options | Lucky in long term | CSNNE – Celtics bench shows mettle to beat Raps | Daniels understands how Green feels

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5d5008970c Jester00

    he will play by default i can’t knock his game from what i’ve seen he looks like a role player which i like. once again AB sucks, Dooling is overrated, Gilbert Brown don’t know enough about him but I don’t have good gut feeling. I like Bass, Wilcox,Stiemsma,Sasha, and the man made of glass Q.
    P.S. we should have signed Delonte when heathly he would have filled he void by playing the 1 or the 2.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/iamsaws iamsaws

    bradley far from sucks. He will pressure the ball as he did yesterday, they don’t make stats for that. keep your expectations to realistic level. How is Dooling overrated? He is a back up guard here to give Rondo rest.
    For the first time i can remember we have an athletic bench, I have high hopes for this group.
    All comes down to health…

  • http://profile.typepad.com/jtshoopsblogblogspotcom Jtshoopsblog.blogspot.com

    I was shocked to see daniels even on the roster. I thought he was done after that collapse he had last season,.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5d5008970c Jester00

    Gerald Green was athletic. why do I say AB sucks what was FG% last year? and how many 3’s did he knock down? I’m a glass half full kinda guy, i even bet on the Celtic to win all this year at 8 to 1. keyon dooling 41% lifetime shooter who for every 2 assists he gives you he turns the ball over once on a plus side he can hit from the stripe. hey I hope i’m wrong but not happy with these 2.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01157053529f970b zippittyay

    8-1 doesn’t sound so great. You could have gotten 10-1 last year

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5d5008970c Jester00

    last year it was 6-1