BOSTON -- Following the Celtics win against the Miami Heat on Tuesday, Celtics center Greg Stiemsma, who did not play, was undecided on whether or not he will play on Thursday in the regular season finale against the Milwaukee Bucks. His main priority before the playoffs is resting his right foot, in which he has plantar fasciitis.
Well see on Thursday. I havent decided yet, he told CSNNE.com. I could have played tonight, but I was taking advantage of a little opportunity to get some rest.
Stiemsma has battled injuries in both feet this season. He also has a bone bruise in his right foot.
The Celtics will look to Stiemsma in the postseason to make an impact off the bench backing up Kevin Garnett. He is averaging 5.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks over his last 10 games.
With the playoffs scheduled to start this weekend, Stiemsma hopes to take advantage of any remaining time off he can find.
Rest is the only thing really thats going to help it, he said. Its going to be able to really make it feel better. Obviously we have a couple days to do it, so I want to take advantage of that with more important things yet to come.
Tommy Heinsohn breaks down Jaylen Brown's impressive game against the Magic, and how impressive Terry Rozier was as well.
Well it appears that Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic wasn’t the only one who didn’t see Jaylen Brown’s powerful dunk over him coming.
Apparently, Brown didn’t see it coming either.
“It caught me off-guard,” Brown said after Boston’s 117-87 thumping of the Magic. “I wasn’t even expecting it. It happens. It’s part of basketball. It’s two points.”
The play in question came early in the second quarter when Brown blew past Jodie Meeks into the lane and took off towards the rim.
Vucevic jumped late, got dunked on and the Celtics bench went bananas!
“It gave our team a lot of energy,” Brown acknowledged.
Brown understands part of his job in coming off the bench is to make an impact with effort.
And in doing so, he senses that his teammate’s confidence him in and his game can only grow.
“I feel like my teammates are trusting me more, getting more trust from the coaching staff,” said Brown who finished with 13 points.
Avery Bradley likes what he’s seen from Brown, a young player who has shown tremendous promise.
And that dunk over Vucevic?
“You’re going to see a lot more of those in his career,” Bradley said. “He gets us going.”