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Sullinger continues to grow, gets the best of Love

Posted by shawn cassidy on December 17, 2013 at 12:45 AM

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Jared Sullinger continues to show that he's a legit big man in the NBA. If we already didn't have enough prof. Sully went out and proved once again Monday night, that he shouldn't have been the 21st pick in the 2012 draft. Jared Sullinger worked his tail off, and he played smart against one of the best power forwards in the game.

Jared Sullinger scored 15 of his team-high 24 points in the fourth quarter, as the Boston Celtics  fought back from a late deficit to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 101-97. Sullinger also added 11 rebounds in the win, giving him his fourth double-double of the season. Sully's team got the win, and Sully shows that he's clutch once again, and he's growing into one of the best young players in the league.


After the score was tied at 92, Sullinger scored seven of the Celtics' final nine points for the win.

"He has got a nice touch," said Love who led all players with 27 points and 14 rebounds. "Tonight he played well."

Especially when the game mattered most.

"He (Sullinger) did take it up a notch at the end," Stevens said. "He's a scorer. He's always been a scorer. He's been a scorer as long as I've known him. So it doesn't surprise me when he scores and makes plays."

"He was phenomenal," said Boston's Kelly Olynyk. "Down the stretch especially, he hit a huge three, free throws to seal the game , and a couple big rebounds; not much more you can ask from a guy."

Sullinger said after the game "that he was just trying to win", and sometimes you need to take a game over like he did. His confidence is sky high, and his future is as well. Sully lacks the leaping skills that most power forwards have, but look at some of the best out there. Zach Randolph, David West to name a couple. Sully can score from three, he has brilliant low post moves, and he can hit the jumper. Sully even has a nice baby hook that makes Dave Cowens, and Tommy happy on a nightly basis.

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Reply Celticslifer
1:25 AM on December 17, 2013 
He will be an All-Star soon. Maybe not this year, but he will be.
Reply rcraig617
2:07 PM on December 17, 2013 
Sullinger is growing right before our eyes.
Reply jlil89
3:08 PM on December 17, 2013 
Next year Sully and Rondo will be on the All Star team.