The rise of Greg Stiemsma

Celtics rookie answers vets' ribbing with surprisingly strong play of late

Updated: April 16, 2012, 11:04 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

Most of the Boston Celtics players were on the floor at Miami's AmericanAirlines Arena for a morning shootaround before last week's matchup with the Miami Heat when Ray Allen spotted a pack of reporters encircling a player on the opposite sideline late in the media session.

Allen looked around at the personnel on the floor, offered a confused look, and asked a teammate who could possibly be in the crowd. Both turned and craned their necks to see who was sitting in front of all the microphones. ...

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