Blakely: Celtics seeking continuity in backcourt

Blakely: Celtics seeking continuity in backcourt
February 1, 2014, 9:00 pm
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For the first time in nearly six games, the Celtics will have their starting backcourt in place. 

Avery Bradley and Rajon Rondo have only been on the court together for 43 minutes this season.

"I'm always excited to play with Avery," said Rondo. "He's a great competitor."

The feeling is mutual. 

"He’s a great point guard," said Bradley. "I’m pretty sure everybody on this team loves playing with him. I just can’t wait until I get back on the court with him."

The Celtics have struggled throughout the season, and a lack of backcourt consistency has been a big reason.

"[Having them together] is going to be a huge huge impact," said Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely. "With Avery Bradley you’re talking about your best on the ball defender and a guy that’s knocking down a lot of shots this year.

"Rajon Rondo is your best playmaker... When you have been missing those two elements of your team for all but 43 minutes of the season… it explains why you’ve struggled."

At least it explains one of the reasons the team has struggled.