We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics. Here’s a look at some enemy chatter from Sacramento.
Isaiah Thomas torched Boston’s vaunted defense through repeated drives to the basket and shots from outside. Thomas scored a season-high 27 points on 10-15 shooting and added 5 assists and 4 rebounds. His counterpart, Rajon Rondo was just 1 for 6 from the floor, although he did have 10 assists. While Isaiah abused the still recovering Rondo on offense, he can’t take too much of the credit for Rondo’s offensive struggles. Coach Smart made the rather shrewd decision to put a longer player on him for much of the night. John Salmons and James Johnson spent a lot of time on Rondo, preventing him from penetrating at will and setting up his teammates easily.
Isaiah Thomas did torch the Celtics, but who hasn’t these days? Once a feared, suffocating machine, the Celtics defense is now mediocre, at best.
Since all the negativity in this town sucks, I’m going to share some positive commentary on the Celtics:
Jared Sullinger impressed me tonight, already has a very advanced post-game.
Sully is averaging 9 points on 70% shooting and 6 rebounds in his last 5 games.