The Celtics are still mixing and matching on the lineup, trying to find solid pairings of players, but the plus-sized trio of Kelly Olynyk, Jared Sullinger and Gerald Wallace proved to be an intriguing combination of players, as Stevens foreshadowed before the game.
Rudy Gay and Tyler Hansbrough both scored 17 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 97-89 pre-season victory over Boston on Monday night in Celtics’ coach Brad Stevens’ NBA debut. DeMar DeRozan had 13 points and Terrence Ross added 12 for the Raptors.
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo appeared at the Four Seasons hotel in Boston on Wednesday night to announce a long-rumored partnership with ANTA sneaker brand. He chatted with reporters afterward about his recovery from ACL surgery and the rebuilding process the Celtics are starting this season. A couple of highlights from the Q&A.
Jordan Crawford and Marshon Brooks don’t attend practice session. The Boston Celtics could be short two guards for Wednesday’s preseason tilt against the New York Knicks as Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks both departed Tuesday’s practice session early. Crawford was excused for a death in the family, while Brooks developed a headache in the middle of practice and was advised to take the rest of the day off. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said that the absences should open the door for others, including undrafted rookie point guard Phil Pressey, who did not play in Monday’s exhibition opener.
Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens brought his former Butler numbers guru to town to help with statistical analysis. One of Cannon’s early tasks: Track hockey assists. In practice.