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Stevens introuduced to "Gino"

Posted by shawn cassidy on November 30, 2013 at 5:15 AM

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Boston scored 18 of the game's first 20 points, and that's all she wrote Friday night when the Celtics dismantled the Cavs in the Garden 103-86. Garnett may play on another team, but the tradition of "Gino" continues. The new duo of Green and Bradley hopefully showed us a glimpse of the future. The combo combined for 52 points, and they showed us what they can do as a duo. It lead for Gino time in the garden.

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens, basking in the glow of his team's most complete effort and a lopsided 103-86 triumph over the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers, was asked if he had caught a glimpse of the Gino Time celebration video that ran with two minutes to go.

"What is it?" asked an amused and confused Stevens.

Media members did their best to quickly explain the American Bandstand mash-up that features a smooth-grooving, bearded man in a Gino Vannelli T-shirt as the Bee Gee's "You Should Be Dancing" blares. It has served as the team's victory cigar of sorts since before the Big Three era.

Some wondered if it might have been traded to Brooklyn as part of the summer blockbuster, particularly given the affection owned for the clip by Kevin Garnett (who should be credited with turning Gino Time into a phenomenon). But there it was on Friday night, bringing the Garden faithful to their feet with Boston out front 101-80 with 1:56 to play.

This young team needed "Gino Time" ,and so did their coach. It was weird having "Gino Time" without KG. Especially with the season he's having. I feel for KG and Paul. Their not having fun with the Nets this season, and the Celtics are finding ways to win this year.

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