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The talkin' box score: Utah Jazz - Boston Celtics 87-97

Posted by Morena on November 7, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Record: 1-4


When I woke up this morning I thought: “I can’t wait to turn on my computer and look at the first Celtics victory”. I felt it. We saw many positive things in the last couple of game and it was just a matter of time before we could put everything together and grab our first win. And when you don’t expect to win every night, winning becomes so exciting!! It was great to finally be able to write “1” in our record!!


There were a couple of changes in the starting lineup and I personally liked them. As I said, Crawford was the player that looked more like a point guard on the Roster. He had the chance to start yesterday game, with Bradley in his role as a shooting guard, and Green at forward. Bass and Vitor completed our starting five. And it seems everything worked for the best.


Bass had a team-high 20 points, followed by Green with 18. I still expect more rebounds from our forwards, but I don’t think I have a chance to see that happen. But overall, looking at the scoreboard they both had a good game. At the 5 position, Vitor struggled yesterday evening and he played just six minutes. Let’s not forget he’s a rookie. Every minutes he spend on the field is precious for the next game. He will have more game in which he will struggle, but I like what he’s doing for the team.


I believe the best things happened off the bench!! I said many times that I like both Sullinger and Olynyk, so you can easily understand how happy I am looking at the numbers of those guys. They combined for 26 points and 13 rebounds playing an average of 26 minutes each. Kelly also had 3 assist, showing once again that he knows how to play. As for Vitor, his first game will be a rollercoaster, but the commitment is there, and he will be very important for our team.

Wallace also played a big role off the bench with a team-high 9 rebounds together with 9 points.

At the beginning of the preseason, he was our best guy off the bench before earning a starting spot, so this is not surprising at all. We said that he’s struggling trying to be our leader on the court while Rondo is out, because that’s probably not his role. Being a leader is hard. Wallace is really important off the bench, and maybe, that’s what he’s best suited for.


Pressey, the other point guard of our roster, had sixteen minutes of learning time and was able to record 3 assist. Even if I don’t have the chance to see it, I can imagine Rondo on the bench studying him and being in his ear every minute telling him the best thing to do. Rondo knows what it’s like to be a rookie point guard on a new team. I’m sure he really care about helping Phil getting better.


Learning to win it’s not easy, but our team is coming together.

And tomorrow night, we have our first chance to build a winning streak.

Let’s go Celtics!!


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Reply Greg
7:26 PM on November 7, 2013 
The move of Crawford was great. It paid off, another solid move was adding olynyk in the second half.