By David Li, bostonese.com
Boston, Nov. 7, 2014, — Boston Celtics are playing like the great Celtics teams in the past tonight at TD Garden. Jared Sullinger had game high 17 points, and Rajon Rondo dished out six assists, including a couple behind-the-back passes. Boston defeated Indiana 101:98 despite an injury to rookie guard Marcus Smart in the second half.
Rajon Rondo guards Kobe Bryant in a match (file photo).
Exactly four weeks from tonight, Boston Celtics will host Asian American Night at TD Garden in a match against longtime rival LA Lakers. On December 5, local dance group Angel Dance Company will be performing at halftime of the Celtics Vs. Lakers game. The game will feature recently signed Lakers’ star point guard Jeremy Lin who graduated from Harvard University and has a strong fan base in the Grater Boston area.
Jeremy Lin practices for his first game as a Laker on Oct. 9, 2014 (from Facebook).
According to Ke Ke, artistic director of Angel Dance Company, 45 Angel company members will be at this event. The group will perform their piece “Dancing Youth” — a dance full of color and energy. “The performers are all very excited to share this dance with the audience at the game. They are proud to cheer on these two teams. Best of luck to the Boston Celtics and LA Lakers!” said Ms. Ke Ke.
The dancers include teacher Yifeng Liu, and students Helena Ma, Joy Jiang, Sophia Tang, Jenny Huang, Sydni Lockeby, Lily He, Serena Kuang, Karen Choi, Shirley Peng, Anna Li, Sarah Wan, Athena Chu, Stephanie He, Jessie Shi, Susy Liu, Brianna Fu, Betsy Pu, Amy Gu, Emily Liu, Sabrina Zhang, Daphne Li, Beverley Liu, Grace Zhang, Wendy Wu, Ruiqi Luo, Emily Wu, Judy Li, Sherrina Song, Rachel Zou, Jessica Shen, Alicia Dai, Michelle Zhang, Brianna Supple, Ann Gao, Angela Liu, Christina Cong, Emily Song, Jessica Wang, lindsay Wang, Olivia Zhong, Victoria Huang, Jessica Chen, Rachel Gu and Stephnie Zhang. Many of the student dancers are from suburb towns along Rt. 2, such as Lexington and Acton.
Asian American Association of Boston (AAAOB) is also a partner of Boston Celtics in celebrating Asian American Night. “It’s a great opportunity to showcase Asian culture and enjoy the performances of NBA star athletes and the young dancers,” said Jing Xia, director of development at AAAOB.
The following video and pictures are from performances at Last dance at the 2012 Acton Chinese Music Night.