Thursday, December 13, 2012

Jared Sullinger's dad is not a fan of my analysis of the Celtics defense

Yesterday I wrote a piece for Celtics Life pointing out that although Boston had been playing better defense lately (6 straight games of holding their opponents under 100 points after giving up over 100 in 7 of their first 14), they'd been doing it against teams that struggle offensively.  I called it "C's improving defense may just be a mirage."  Celtics rookie power forward Jared Sullinger's father saw the link on twitter, and expressed his disagreement:

For what it's worth, I actually agree with Satch.  I do think the Celts are making progress defensively, I was just pointing out that we should wait and see how they do against higher scoring teams.  Last night Dallas came to town averaging 100.1 points per game, 10th in the NBA.  Even though the Mavericks ended up scoring 115 (Celtics won 117-115 in 2 OT), Boston held them to just 96 in regulation.

And while I'm on the subject, be sure to read my post today about watching the horrendous second overtime at the Garden last night.  Doc Rivers might have been wiser to put Sullinger in the game...


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