Ryan will have the full grades later on tonight for everyone, but for the time being, it’s important to take solace in a Celtics squad that showed signs of life against the slumping Nets on Christmas day. Some quick positives:
1) Holding Nets to 40 percent shooting
2) “Forcing ” 20 Brooklyn turnovers
3) A 41-36 rebounding edge!
4) A career high 16 points from Jared Sullinger and perhaps more importantly 32 minutes, as the rookie moves his way up the depth chart for Celtics bigs
A tougher tests awaits Thursday night in Los Angeles, but for now, the C’s will head westward with some momentum.