The stats in this widget still aren’t working…they’re from last night. For tonight’s stats, go to the box score or wait for the next game’s Rapid Reaction. (We’re working on it).
|Chris Wilcox, PF 32 MIN | 8-12 FG | 1-2 FT | 9 REB | 3 AST | 17 PTS | 0What do we want?
CHRIS WILCOX TO CONSISTENTLY SEE THE FLOOR MORE THAN JERMAINE O’NEAL!
When do we want it?
WE ALREADY HAVE IT!
|Paul Pierce, SF 37 MIN | 3-11 FG | 4-4 FT | 1 REB | 5 AST | 10 PTS | -4Pierce has always had trouble against Luol Deng, but those troubles are usually limited to the offensive end. Deng absolutely torched him, and he continued to look like he’s starting to slow down (only 29 games into the season). He’s had six rebounds total in his last four games, for example.|
|Jermaine O’Neal, C 22 MIN | 0-2 FG | 1-2 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 1 PTS | +5Jermaine supporters: how does it make you feel when you defend Jermaine for his defense and he turns and gives up 11 layups and 15 rebounds to Carlos Boozer? Does it feel like a betrayal? Just kidding, Jermaine supporters: you don’t exist.|
|Ray Allen, SG 33 MIN | 1-5 FG | 8-9 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 10 PTS | +10 for 3, then 3 for 3, then 0 for 2. Not much like Allen to be streaky; those are Pietrus numbers. In the end, he shot under 25% but mercifully didn’t get exposed on defense like his teammates because he was guarding Ronnie Brewer.|
|Rajon Rondo, PG 39 MIN | 15-27 FG | 4-9 FT | 5 REB | 6 AST | 35 PTS | -2Rondo didn’t maintain his two-game efficient shooting streak, but he did manage to extend a two-game streak of not showing up in the fourth quarter. At times looked like the only semi-capable offensive player on the team, but that’s not much of a compliment when you remember that his job is to make his teammates look semi-capable.|
|Mickael Pietrus, SF 16 MIN | 0-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 PTS | -9He’s missed his last seven threes, but seven rebounds and a team-high +10! Hard to be mad at that. I’ll manage, though.|
|JaJuan Johnson, F 25 MIN | 5-11 FG | 0-1 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 10 PTS | -15His stat line is a coded message in binary.|
|Kevin Garnett, PF DNP SORE LEFT HIP MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | PTS | KG connected on most of his jumpers and did appear to give the defense a boost from last night. He was the team’s leading rebounder. He was also handed his own butt by Noah and Boozer around the basket. Maybe Garnett wasn’t fired up to guard Noah because they’re such good buds?|