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Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics are still green at closing games

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics are still green at closing games

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. It seems the Celtics have been trying to solve the mystery of their fourth-quarter disappearances for years, even before the Brad Stevens era began. It was no [...]

November 16, 2014 Jay Dwight Powell, James Young, Jared Sullinger, Rajon Rondo, The Morning Dump Comments Off

Your Morning Dump… Where Rondo is putting up monster numbers

Your Morning Dump… Where Rondo is putting up monster numbers

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. Consider this: Rondo doesn’t just lead the NBA in assists; the league’s player tracking data reveals that he’s second in total passes per game (80.5) and tops [...]

November 7, 2014 Jay Avery Bradley, Brad Stevens, Rajon Rondo, The Morning Dump 13

Your Morning Dump… Where Marcus Smart will frustrate opponents all season

Your Morning Dump… Where Marcus Smart will frustrate opponents all season

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. Deron Williams was doing all the dancing, and Marcus Smart was just waiting for his chance to cut in. Off an inbounds pass in the fourth quarter [...]

October 31, 2014 Jay Celtics News, Jeff Green, Marcus Smart, Rajon Rondo, The Morning Dump 35

Your Morning Dump… Where Wyc has had two offers to sell the Celtics

Your Morning Dump… Where Wyc has had two offers to sell the Celtics

  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. “I sent a text message to Steve Ballmer about a month ago,’’ said Grousbeck, who is also the Celtics’ day-to-day chief executive officer. “And I said, [...]

October 26, 2014 Jay Brad Stevens, Brian Scalabrine, Celtics News, The Morning Dump, Wyc Grousbeck 3

Your Morning Dump… Where Evan Turner has quite a story

Your Morning Dump… Where Evan Turner has quite a story

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. Evan Turner was 5 years old when he bolted away from his mother on a Chicago sidewalk, straight into traffic. Iris James didn’t have time to react, [...]

October 19, 2014 Jay Avery Bradley, Celtics News, Evan Turner, James Young, The Morning Dump, Wyc Grousbeck 1

Recap: Celtics Drop Bombs on Philly, Win 111-91

Recap: Celtics Drop Bombs on Philly, Win 111-91

This was a classic (but rare these days) wire-to-wire shellacking the Celtics gave the Sixers.  You knew it would be serious when Rondo sported the upside-down headband. The Celtics bombed away early and often from the three-point line, finishing 15-37 (!) a solid 41% clip.  Avery Bradley drilled 6 in the first half, while Jeff [...]

October 16, 2014 Jay Celtics News, Recaps 10

Your Morning Dump… Where Vitor’s knee injury remains a mystery

Your Morning Dump… Where Vitor’s knee injury remains a mystery

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. The prognosis for Vitor Faverani’s left knee remains a riddle without an answer, and it will remain that way for at least another day. The Celtics center [...]

October 12, 2014 Jay Bill Russell, The Morning Dump, Vitor Faverani 4

Your Morning Dump…Where the Celtics aim for a top-ten defense

Your Morning Dump…Where the Celtics aim for a top-ten defense

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. As part of two 20-point wins to open the preseason, Boston has fueled itself on defense. According to Synergy Sports’ defensive data, the Celtics have allowed a [...]

October 10, 2014 Chris Jones The Morning Dump 13

VIDEO: Marcus Smart’s defense vs PHI

VIDEO: Marcus Smart’s defense vs PHI

Early returns from training camp has Celtics coach (among others) doling out high praise for Marcus Smart’s defense.  In the first preseason game against Philadelphia (I know, I know) he lived up to the hype.  Granted, the clip below isn’t EVERY defensive possession as he did have some bad moments.  Overall though, he was impressive [...]

October 8, 2014 Jay Marcus Smart, Videos 8

Missiles Marcus: Fire at will

Missiles Marcus: Fire at will

After watching just an open practice scrimmage and one preseason game, one thing can be determined about Marcus Thornton: he will shoot.  With or without notice, with or without a defender guarding him, he will launch.  Last night it felt like there were two of him out there, even the JumboTron operator was fooled.  Ball [...]

October 7, 2014 Jay Celtics News, Marcus Thornton 11