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Big-brother program pays off

Extra nudge from KG hits home, sparks rookie Sullinger's inner beast

Updated: January 10, 2013, 9:23 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger attributes much of his basketball development to his three older brothers: James and Julian Sullinger, and Kevin Garnett.

OK, so there's no blood relation between Jared Sullinger and Garnett, and the "Big Ticket" initially bristled Thursday at the suggestion of being the "Big Brother," but he ultimately acknowledged the supporting role he has played in nurturing Sullinger this season.

Spearheaded by blossoming play at both ends of ...

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