|Kevin Garnett, PF 34 MIN | 4-8 FG | 4-4 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 12 PTS | -15
Not a great night for KG. He snapped up a few early boards but managed only 12 points and 6 rebounds when the C’s needed more from him in both categories.
|Paul Pierce, SF 37 MIN | 3-17 FG | 3-4 FT | 7 REB | 3 AST | 10 PTS | -8
Pierce just couldn’t get it going tonight. He missed from a distance and he missed close to the hoop. He kept shooting, though, on his way to 14 misses in 17 tries. He didn’t seem to lack energy or be favoring his foot as much as he just kept bricking shots.
|Jermaine O’Neal, C 26 MIN | 1-3 FG | 2-2 FT | 7 REB | 0 AST | 4 PTS | +4
He stood in on the defensive end and tied his season high in rebounds, but his offense continues its spiral into oblivion. I’m ready to see Stiemsma with the starters.
|Ray Allen, SG 38 MIN | 7-11 FG | 5-6 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 23 PTS | -9
I’m beginning to suspect Ray Allen is bionic. After missing the last game with the flu, he came back to play heavy minutes and shoot 80% from the arc. Ray’s conditioning has him ahead of everyone else on this team not named Rondo.
|Rajon Rondo, PG 39 MIN | 5-12 FG | 1-4 FT | 5 REB | 9 AST | 11 PTS | -2
He had some pep in his game tonight but his efforts were hampered by the brutal shooting and ball movement around him. Of course, it didn’t help that he walked the ball up the court too often (after the C’s made an early attempt to push tempo) but by the second quarter, it seemed pretty clear this was not a Celtics team up for a track meet.
|Keyon Dooling, PG 13 MIN | 2-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 4 PTS | -9
Dooling hasn’t hit his stride yet but he had a couple of takes to the basket, something he’ll do willingly if there’s an open lane. Still, I’d be more encouraged if he was getting 3 shots a game from the arc. But that wasn’t in the cards tonight and it wasn’t entirely his fault. The whole team was inefficient in shot creation.
|Marquis Daniels, SG 8 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 0 PTS | -3
Daniels looks bad out there, when he’s not completely inconsequential, which was the case tonight.
|Brandon Bass, PF 25 MIN | 2-7 FG | 1-2 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 5 PTS | -10
He got precious few shots and made the least of them in his least effective game of the season.
|Greg Stiemsma, C 7 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 0 PTS | -1
Minimal court time, but good energy again from Stiemsma. One nice, clean block that was called a foul. No good reason he isn’t playing longer minutes.
|Avery Bradley, SG 9 MIN | 2-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 4 PTS | -10
Bradley hit a couple of crisp 20-foot jumpers after the game was decided. Not going to lie though: was happy to see them find twine.