For the first time in nearly a month, the Celtics have a healthy 12-man roster to play with and it paid immediate dividends for Doc Rivers and company. After sleepwalking through the opening frame, Jeff Green led the new-look bench on a 15-2 run that helped to break open a 29-29 and keep the C’s in complete control for the rest of the evening.
If you wanted to see the blueprint for what Danny Ainge was thinking with his Perk trade and reconstructing this roster on the fly this year, tonight was it. No Celtic player played more than 29 minutes, Jeff Green got the C’s easy baskets (17 points) and Delonte West looked incredibly sharp in his return to the floor.
Plenty more to come…..but for now, plenty to be pleased about as the C’s head on the road for a tough three-game trip.