Nov 23, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward/center Pero Antic (6) defends Boston Celtics center Vitor Faverani (38) during the second quarter at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Rich’s Take: Three Stars of the Celtics – Hawks Game


Following the Boston Celtics’ thrilling, come-from behind victory on the road against the Atlanta Hawks last night, I am now faced

Nov 23, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Lou Williams (3) passes around Boston Celtics forward Jaren Sullinger (7) during the fourth quarter at Philips Arena. The Celtics won 94-87. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

with  a difficult task.  In a game in which all five Celtics starters scored in double digits, how can I identify just three for this post?

Easy!  I’ll nominate the players, open it up to a fan vote, and the top three highest vote getters will earn the spots!  Cheating?  I call it, “democracy.”

Here are your nominees:

Jeff Green: scored 16 points, didn’t shoot all that great (4-10, 1-4) BUT got to the free throw line 8 times, meaning he was attacking which is what I want to see from him.

Brandon Bass: led all Celtics with 17 points, and played typical solid defense all night long, blocking two shots and nabbing one steal.

Nov 23, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger (7) is defended by Atlanta Hawks forward/center Al Horford (15) during the first quarter at Philips Arena. The Celtics won 94-87. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Jared Sullinger: he’s been the most consistent Celtics player as of late.  Last night he led all Cs in rebounds (9), blocked two shots, dropped in 15 points, and I’ll tell you what: I like that hard foul he laid on DeMarre Carroll in the fourth.  I know Sully got whistled for a flagrant 1, but where I come from, you don’t give up layups.  Ever.

Avery Bradley: 12 points, solid D, helped out on the glass to the tune of 5 boards. He is having a nice, all-round year so far, now that is back to the 2 spot.

Jordan Crawford: His steeze showed a little too much ease early on, as Crawford was struggling to make shots.  However, he wound up with a double-double (12 points and 10 dimes) and saved his best for last, as he only accounted for 14 of Boston’s 30 fourth quarter points (10 points and 2 dishes in the fourth).

Vitor Faverani: big guys came off the bench to score 11 points, clear 5 rebounds, and block one

shot.  That’s the sort of contributions Boston will need off of the bench from him all season long.

Time to vote!  You can vote for three players, so pick YOUR three stars of the night, and check in to see who wins the final vote tomorrow!

Who were your three stars of last night's game against the Hawks? Pick three!

  • Jared Sullinger (87%, 33 Votes)
  • Jordan Crawford (66%, 25 Votes)
  • Brandon Bass (61%, 23 Votes)
  • Jeff Green (21%, 8 Votes)
  • Vitor Faverani (18%, 7 Votes)
  • Avery Bradley (11%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 38

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