Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Jared Sullinger arrested

Celtics forward Jared Sullinger was arrested over the weekend over domestic situation and is expected to appear in court on Tuesday. 

According to the Waltham Police Department, Sullinger is charged with assault and battery, malicious destruction of property and witness intimidation. The incident occurred Saturday evening.

Shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, Sullinger turned himself in. Sullinger appeared in Waltham District Court on Tuesday and entered a plea of not guilty.

He was released on $5,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court again Sept. 19.

Celtics released a statement this afternoon addressing the incident:
"The Celtics were disappointed to learn of the allegations against Jared and are currently gathering more information on the situation, which we are taking very seriously. We will reserve further comment until such point that we have sufficient additional information."
The Celtics drafted Sullinger last summer in the 2012 draft and was a key contributor to in his rookie season before undergoing back surgery in early February, ending his season.

He has been rehabbing all summer in hopes of returning for the start of the season.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Top-10 Paul Pierce Performances

November 1, 2000: Celtics 103 Pistons 83
28 PTS, 6 REBS, 5 ASTS

Less than two months before the 2000-2001 season, Pierce was lying in a hospital bed fighting for his life. Not only did Pierce make it out of the hospital alive but he was on the court for the season opener against the Detroit Pistons.

Pierce was stabbed 11 times at a night club in Boston. He was in an altercation and was rushed to the hospital moments after. 

Although his numbers from this game 13 years ago won't raise your eyebrows, it was a special night for Pierce and the city of Boston because of his determination to return to the court. Against doctors orders, Pierce put on a memorable performance in a season opening blowout.