On Tuesday, Celtics rookie R.J. Hunter had season highs of seven points and seven rebounds in a win over the Bucks. The next day he was asked what kind of feedback he had received for his solid performance.
"Not a lot, honestly," Hunter said. "I'm off social media now, so not a lot of people are getting to me now. I got a new phone and number."
But R.J., you just turned 22. No 22-year-olds really quit social media. You probably just scaled back on your old MySpace account or something, right?
"All of it," he said. "Instagram. Snapchat. Twitter. I'm done with it. I'm locked in."
Hunter said he swore off social media for a time during his junior season at Georgia State last year, and he found that it helped his focus. So now, just a few weeks into his first pro season, he's trying it again.
"When you're hot, Twitter is on you," Hunter explained. "When you're down, Twitter is killing you. I need balance in my life, and that's not it. So I'm off of it."
Hunter's last tweet was sent on Nov. 5, and his account has been silent since then. So if he doesn't respond to your hey-good-game shout-out, don't be offended.
Hunter had 5 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist in the Celtics' loss to the Pacers on Wednesday. There are no doubts about his shooting ability, but he has been surprisingly effective as a passer, rebounder and defender, and it appears he has earned a spot in the Celtics' regular rotation for now.
Hawks at a glance
■ When, where: Friday, 7:30 p.m., at TD Garden.
■ TV, radio: CSN, WBZ-FM (98.5).
■ Scoring: Jeff Teague 18.2, Al Horford 17.6, Paul Millsap 17.2.
■ Rebounding: Millsap 9.4, Horford 8.0, Kent Bazemore 4.8.
■ Assists: Teague 6.9, Millsap 4.0, Dennis Schroder 3.8.
■ Head to head: This is the first of four meetings. The Hawks won two of three last season.
■ Miscellany: The Hawks rank second in the NBA behind the Celtics (11.4) in steals per game with 10.9 . . . Teague is ninth in the league in assists . . . Atlanta has won eight of its last nine . . . The Hawks sent rookie center Edy Tavares to the NBA Development League on Wednesday.