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Like Jeff Green, guards Jason Terry and Courtney Lee seem to thrive without Rajon Rondo, and whether or not it’s a coincidence, it’s certainly a good thing for the Boston Celtics. Terry and Lee were both acquired prior to the 2012-13 season and are relatively new Celtics.
Terry almost seemed lost at the beginning of the season, but now he’s getting more playing time and showing his stuff on defense and offense. ESPNBoston.com’s Chris Forsberg praised Terry for his defensive play against Kyle Korver during Boston’s overtime 107-102 win over Atlanta on Friday March 8.
Coach Doc Rivers said of Terry’s game against the Hawks, “Jason had 19 points, but I thought the thing he did better than anything was he guarded Korver.” He added, “And he was like glue, he just stayed on him, took away his shots.”
With a starting role next to Avery Bradley and more time on the court, guard Courtney Lee is also flourishing in green. Because of their defensive prowess, Lee and Bradley have acquired the name “the Pitbulls.” If he picks up his scoring, the guard will be even more of a threat on offense during the playoffs.