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Your Morning Dump… Where Doc reminded the guys that Pierce, KG are on the team

Chuck - Red's Army November 4, 2012 Celtics News, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, The Morning Dump 5 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.

But then the Celtics got back to what they know best. Actually, it was more about who they know best: Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.

“I made a point of it,” Rivers said. “I reminded our guys that Paul was on our team and Kevin was on our team. I loved that at halftime, they had the most shots. That’s how it’s got to be every night.”

Identity crisis solved.

At least for a night.

Pierce scored 15 of his game-high 27 points in the second half, including eight in the fourth quarter, to provide the clutch offense. Garnett forced a turnover on Washington’s potential go-ahead possession with 28 seconds left and Boston avoided a second straight 0-3 start to the season.

ESPN Boston

You can talk all you want about this being Rajon Rondo’s team, Jason Terry’s ability to score off the dribble, Jeff Green’s assertiveness, Avery Bradley and Courtney Lee’s defense, Doc Rivers ability to motivate and design plays, the emergence of Jared Sullinger, Darko’s passing (sarcasm), but none of that matters if Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett don’t get theirs.

Last night’s win in Washington was vintage (2008-present) Celtics – much harder than it had to be. But I think I speak for many fans when I say… we’ll take it.

Related: CSNNE – Familiar formula: KG’s D, Pierce’s offense 

The rest of the links:

Herald – Capital gains by Celtics | Rivers calls on Sullinger | Globe – Pierce’s 3 pointer leads Celtics to win | Green returns to native DC | CSNNE – Bench lacking in win | ESPN Boston – Terry diary: DC was a must win |

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  • Jester00

    Sullly did a lot that wan’t in the box score I love to know screens he set that let to buckets and he does something I had seen in a long time BOX SOMEONE OUT!!!!!!!!! needed win i will take it

    • bob

      seeing someone in green uniform boxout was indeed refreshing sight, good job sully!

  • sev

    Terry put in some time writing up a somewhat entertaining diary which you can find under the rest of the celtics links. I’ll be impressed if he continues to write such lengthy(compared to other players I’ve read) diary entries, although not nearly as impressed as I would be if he played like a six man of the year.

  • Drew

    Alright, I probably sound crazy, but I feel that until Pierce is retired that this should be HIS team and HE should be the vocal leader. It drives me crazy when people write off his leadership in order to make room for Rondos development. To me, it seems like Pierce has more passion for winning than Rondo does.

  • budandan

    Dont panic guys.. its okay to struggle early, than at the end of the season. these all made this team know their weakness and can fix this as early as they can. So don’t worry. Banner 18 still still on our way. Just believe especially to the new guys– C-Lee, Jet, Sully and Jeff Green. These guy will rock the association..