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Double team a good sign for Celtics’ Jared Sullinger

Jared Sullinger was given the ultimate compliment Saturday night in Milwaukee, something he didn’t expect in the NBA so soon, especially since he’s been hearing for years that he’s too small and too stumpy to score in the post.

After a 15-point first half against the Bucks when he scored at will in stretches with a variety of jump hooks, leaners, and short jumpers, Sullinger received the ball in the third quarter and saw two defenders converging. For the first time in his NBA career, he was facing double teams, and he knew it immediately.

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