Jared Sullinger shows promise

Rookie makes impact in first start, which also is Celtics' first win

Updated: November 4, 2012, 5:56 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

It took rookie Jared Sullinger a mere three games to muscle his way into the Boston Celtics' starting lineup. While he's been far from perfect on the court -- what rookie ever is? -- the Celtics own a perfect record with Sullinger as a starter, and on Saturday night he showed why the team won't be afraid to keep him in the first-unit mix this season.

Limited in floor time over his first two games while playing opponents that favored small ball, Sullinger was thrust into the starting ...

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