Celtics Tweets of Interest: Courtney Lee’s Birthday; Rajon Rondo Displays Style

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The Boston Celtics played their first preseason game last night. While the majority of Boston sports fans had their attention on the Red Sox’ Game 3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, the Celtics fell to the Toronto Raptors at TD Garden. Brad Stevens made his debut on the sidelines in front of the home crowd as the replacement for former Celtics head coach Doc Rivers.

During the game, the Celtics suffered a 20-point deficit in the rebounding category and the Raptors shot over 50% from the floor. This is expected considering the Celtics have many new faces with a different system. Gerald Wallace led the team with 16 points off the bench. Jared Sullinger had a solid game (14 points, 4 offensive boards, and six assists), but he still needs to work on his conditioning since he is coming off back surgery. Rookie forward Kelly Olynyk did not shoot well, but he recorded five assists. Overall, the Celtics will be a work in progress, which is what everyone expects in a rebuilding year.

Here are a couple of tweets from Celtics’ players:

Guard Courtney Lee’s 28th birthday was last Thursday. Jeff Green gave a shout out to his Twitter followers to send wishes to his teammate. When the last practice of training camp concluded at Salve Regina University, the rookies came together to serenade Lee with a song and dance. The team also ate birthday cake and Lee received a happy birthday sign from the Salve Regina volleyball team. This was just another productive day at work that was mixed with celebration.

While Rajon Rondo recovers from his torn ACL, he continues to work on his fashion career. Rondo performed an internship for GQ last year during New York Fashion Week. He sent this tweet last week as he was profiled in the “Style and Substance” section of the John Varvatos website. Rondo is featured with other Boston professional athletes such as Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, Bruins centers’ Gregory Campbell and Patrice Bergeron, and New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edeleman. All of these players are obviously showing off clothes and accessories from the designer.

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