Greek Freak

Al Horford
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John Tomase
April 16, 2018 - 11:42 am
Al Horford has a rep in these parts, but it's incomplete. The "Average Al" part of the equation is well known and not without merit. Horford isn't a take-charge offensive player over the course of 82 games because it's not his style. He facilitates, he plays defense, he makes open shots, he scores...
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Marcus Morris
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John Tomase
April 15, 2018 - 5:57 pm
Picture a random NBA game with star teammates fouled out in overtime. The final frantic moments become a scramble for survival. If the remaining mismatched parts somehow produce a win, thank a higher power you only had to navigate the last 150 seconds. Now imagine that scenario playing out for 48...
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Giannis Antetokounmpo
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John Tomase
April 03, 2018 - 1:04 pm
Ever wonder how Giannis Antetokounmpo fell to 15th in the 2013 draft and eluded the Celtics, two selections after Danny Ainge traded up to take Kelly Olynyk? Ainge can explain. Speaking to the Herald's Steve Bulpett , Ainge detailed the reasoning that went into Boston passing on the Greek Freak,...
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Kyrie Irving
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John Tomase
October 26, 2017 - 11:18 pm
With half a second left in the third quarter on Thursday night, Kyrie Irving lobbed a perfect inbounds pass to Al Horford, who laid it in at the buzzer to give the Celtics a 72-69 lead over the Bucks. Horford returned the favor with two minutes left in the fourth quarter and the Celtics protecting...
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Isaiah Thomas has earned superstar status. (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
January 19, 2017 - 4:57 pm
Isaiah Thomas feeds off doubters, which means he won't be going hungry this All-Star season. Starters were announced for the NBA All-Star Game on Thursday, and Thomas wasn't among them. The Celtics guard, who currently ranks fourth in the NBA in scoring, lost a tiebreaker to Raptors guard DeMar...
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