Celtics News & Notes
As the Celtics prepare for Game two tonight against the Cavs they have reportedly spent an abnormal amount of time in the film room watching Sunday's 113 to 100 loss in Cleveland.
The Celtics got off to a good start after a strong first quarter that saw them winning 31-27 but the Cavs would then outscore them 86-69 for the remainder of the game as the Cavs would get Game 1 of the series 113-100 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland…Isaiah Thomas led the Celtics with 22 points, five rebounds and 10 assists while Kelly Olynyk and Evan Turner each recorded 12 points…Brandon Bass, Marcus Smart and Jae Crowder each netted 10 for the C’s…The Cavs were led by Kyrie Irving and his game-high 30 points while Kevin Love added a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds…LeBron James added 20 points, six rebounds and seven assists.
STEVENS NAMED EASTERN CONFERENCE COACH OF THE MONTH FOR APRIL, 2015…
Brad Stevens was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for the month of April 2015 after he helped guide the Celtics to an Eastern Conference-best 7-1 record which included a 4-0 road record and closed the month with six consecutive wins…He is the first Celtic coach to win the award since Doc Rivers was named the Coach of the Month for November of 2010.
THOMAS NAMED EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR WEEK ENDING APRIL 12…
Isaiah Thomas was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending April 12, 2015 when he averaged 22.7 points (fourth in the Eastern Conference) and 5.7 assists (10th in the Eastern Conference) during a 3-0 Celtic week…He is the first Celtic to have been honored as Player of the Week twice in one season since Paul Pierce during the 2011-12 season.
THOMAS TOP SCORING BENCH PLAYER IN NBA SINCE ALL-STAR BREAK…
Isaiah Thomas has appeared in 21 games in his career for the Celtics with every game coming off of the bench and he has been providing an average of 19.0 points per game which makes him the highest PPG bench producer amongst all players that have played 10 or more games coming off of the bench since the All-Star break…Listed below are some of his numbers since he joined the Celtics and where he stands amongst bench players on the season across the NBA…
SMART POSTS RARE 500 PTS, 200 REBS, 200 ASTS SEASON FOR CELTIC ROOKIES…
Marcus Smart has recorded 500 points, 200 rebounds and 200 assists during his rookie campaign of 2014-15…As far as rookie seasons go, Smart became just the sixth Celtic to record those marks during their rookie season…listed below are the other five Celtics to have reached that mark during their rookie campaign...
PLAYER SEASON PTS REBS ASTS
Larry Bird 1979-80 1745 852 370
Bob Cousy 1950-51 1078 474 341
Dave Cowens 1970-71 1373 1216 228
Rajon Rondo 2006-07 501 292 297
Brian Shaw 1988-89 703 376 472
Antoine Walker 1996-97 1431 741 262
Marcus Smart 2014-15 523 222 209
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