The Celtics held off the Jazz Wednesday night, 98-93, and it was what they did on the defensive end in the end of the game that really mattered.
And get this, it wasn't just the starters either. Donny Marshall has more:
"We show you the baskets because they're exciting ... but defensively this team really, really stepped up off the bench," Marshall said. "They held the Jazz to 40-percent shooting. That's one of the better shooting teams in the NBA. one of the higher scoring teams in the NBA. Celtics really, really did a terrific job."
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Ryan Fitzpatrick replaced an injured Geno Smith and led the New York Jets on three scoring drives, and a rejuvenated defense came up with two rare interceptions in a 24-16 comeback victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
Fitzpatrick came in for Smith in the second quarter and led the Jets on a go-ahead drive capped by a 13-yard touchdown catch by Matt Forte. Fitzpatrick finished 9 of 14 for 120 yards and a touchdown as the Jets (2-5) snapped a four-game losing streak.
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Former Celtics and current Raptors forward will is expected to miss “extended time” to begin the season due to foot surgery, according to a report from The Vertical.
Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted Sunday that Sullinger, who signed with Toronto after being let go by Boston this offseason, was set to undergo surgery on Monday.
Chosen 21st overall by the Celtics in the 2012 draft, Sullener spent four seasons in Boston, where he was repeatedly stalled by injuries. In his career with Boston, Sullinger averaged 11.1 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.
The C’s made him a qualifying offer at the end of the season when he was a restricted free agent, but renounced the offer and let him become unrestricted. Sullinger then landed in Toronto on a one-year, $6 million deal.