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Here’s the Celtics Four-Point Play to appear every Wednesday on Sports of Boston. This is where I will compile four (4) small and related Celtics facts and offer my own spin on a variety of Celtics news stories. The general format will be a short blurb about the story first, then my reaction tabbed underneath it.
1. Paul Pierce, Kendrick Perkins, and Rajon Rondo have ALL shaved their heads in order to match fellow starters Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. It remains to be seen whether the hair-style (or lack thereof) is permanent. Coach Doc Rivers on bald players:
“I love that stuff. I think it’s good when guys do that. But at the end of the day you’ve still got to play basketball. Nobody cares how we look.”
2. Counting down….we are less than 3 days away from the first Celtics preseason game. The game is Saturday October 6 at 2:30 PM on the new CSNE (Comcast Sports New England, replacing Fox Sports Net). The C’s will be facing the Raptors in Rome, Italy.
3. Today in practice, the bald starting 5 went 0-2 against the white team (no not just Scal, but the second team). Tony Allen said this about the second team’s success:
“I just think when you step between the white lines you’ve got to be ready to play. We took advantage of that today and got the victories. Hopefully we’ll come back tomorrow with the same intensity.”
Scal on the second team:
“We had good chemistry today. Eddie knows I can go left wing, I can go reverse, I can go to the post, and now he has options. I think he felt limited at first, but once we started getting into the offense, [House] is a big time threat and [Tony] Allen coming through on the post, it gives us more options. As good as the Green team is, we need to have options to win, and that’s what we had today.”
4. I’ve probably made comments before about this, but I’m still furious about not being able to get tickets. Mass. Governor Deval Patrick has been motioning to make ticket scalping legal, which could make purchasing them at face value difficult.
(Special thanks to Celtics.com’s Peter Stringer for his continuous Euroblog while the C’s are overseas. It’s really cool to read and really informative.)