Terry assists Celtics with inspiring words

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Terry assists Celtics with inspiring words

TORONTO As much as Jason Terry can be outspoken when talking about the Boston Celtics and his love for the franchise, he has been relatively quiet among his teammates.
Like any sharpshooter, Terry understands that there's a time and place to step up -- for him, it was Wednesday night against Toronto.
And while his game was relatively quiet, his words indeed made a major impact in Boston's 99-95 come-from-behind win.
"Jason doesn't talk a lot, but he let guys know, that's not the way we should play, the way we played for three quarters," said C's coach Doc Rivers.
Terry recognized that the Celtics for the first three quarters on Wednesday, looked a lot like the sub-.500 Celtics club that was going nowhere fast and nothing like the club that came into Wednesday's game having won four straight.
"We fell back into some old tendencies," Terry said. "We weren't moving the ball well. Offensively and defensively, we weren't helping out. And so it's so obvious in watching film of our last four or five games, when we play the right way and play Celtic basketball, it's night and day. When we don't, teams are going to get back in it and we're going to fall back into our old habits.
"It was a wake-up call for us," Terry added. "We didn't play our best game tonight. But we found a way to win by playing the right way."
Playing the right way like most things, is easier said than done.
But the Celtics are realizing that their success has to be a team-wide thing.
Because their individual parts simply aren't enough to get it done with any kind of consistency which is exactly what the Celtics are looking for -- that and a few more wins.
And while all the Celtics know this, every now and then it doesn't hurt to get a reminder like the one Terry provided which as it turned out, might have been the biggest assist of the night for Boston.
"And he (Terry) said it going into the fourth, and the message was simple," Rivers said. "The ball will find the open guy. You don't have to dribble around and create your own shot. We got enough scoring. Space the floor and play together. I think that's what we did."

Don't roll your eyes at the NBA's emoji tweets -- they're the best

Don't roll your eyes at the NBA's emoji tweets -- they're the best

On Wednesday, 👀aiah Thomas was up to his old tricks, sending out a cryptic tweet containing only the hourglass emoji. 

This followed Thomas’ infamous Monday night tweet of the eyes emoji, the same tweet he had sent just prior to the Celtics signing Al Horford in free agency.

Like Monday’s tweet, the internet dug into what the hourglass could mean, with a leading theory pointing out that the logo on Paul George’s new sneakers resembles a sideways hour glass. Or Thomas could completely be messing with us. 

Side-note, by the way: Basketball Twitter has it all over the other sports' Twitters. Football and baseball Twitter are generally lame because of years spent by the respective leagues with sharing video. Hockey Twitter is great but can be insufferable. Basketball Twitter rocks, though. The jokes are the best, the memes are the best, the people are the best. Plus Woj is there. Love that guy. 

Anyway, the point is that, yes, reading into what emojis grown men are sending out is a waste of time, but we’re talking about Twitter, which essentially has three purposes: reporting, freaking out about Trump and wasting time. 

Most people on Twitter are not reporters. Not all of them freak out about Trump. Wasting time is allowed by all, so really what’s the difference between tweeting emoji theories and sports fans giving you their takes on how teams to whom they have no connections will think? It’s all garbage. At least the emojis are cute. 
 

Five reasons standing pat may be Celtics' best move

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