|Sasha Pavlovic, SF 24 MIN | 2-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 4 PTS | -7
Quiet game from Sasha. And honestly, he didn’t do anything cool enough to make my notepad.
|Brandon Bass, PF 37 MIN | 4-15 FG | 2-2 FT | 5 REB | 3 AST | 10 PTS | -8
Brandon Bass bludgeoned his field goal percentage to death with a shovel, then left it beside a dumpster behind Phillips Arena. He kept shooting even though the shots weren’t falling, most of them contested. Bass’ scouting report now consists of two words: Guard him.
|Greg Stiemsma, C 10 MIN | 2-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 4 PTS | -11
No real playing time for Stiemsma tonight, so no real opportunity for him to do anything. However, in the opening minutes he made Jason Collins look like a 2001 version of Shaq, so there was that. Good that he got some rest along with everybody else.
|Keyon Dooling, PG 32 MIN | 7-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 17 PTS | -15
Dooling had 10 first half points including a REALLY pretty floater that made me adjust my television set. His efficiency and leadership in this one was awesome. His perimeter defense was not.
|Avery Bradley, SG 37 MIN | 12-22 FG | 3-4 FT | 1 REB | 3 AST | 28 PTS | -5
One of the toughest defenses in basketball knew he was coming and they couldn’t do anything about it. Bradley turned the corner tight like a grand prix driver, got to the basket at will, commanded his jumper, and had a career night when the Celtics needed it. Things are getting scary with this guy.
|Marquis Daniels, SG 34 MIN | 5-12 FG | 2-4 FT | 8 REB | 3 AST | 12 PTS | +9
The most pleasant surprise of the game. Daniels initiated the offense and became Boston’s go-to scorer down the stretch. It’s still scary to see him run a fast break, but overall a pretty good game.
|Ryan Hollins, C 30 MIN | 4-5 FG | 0-2 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 8 PTS | +4
Ryan Hollins made a casual appearance on the offensive glass which was really nice of him. (And by casual, I mean amazing.) Great hustle from Hollins who might’ve been motivated by the Sean Williams signing?
|Sean Williams, PF 3 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 PTS | 0
Not enough playing time to judge, but he was asked to defend the pick and roll on one possession and literally spun around in a circle.
|JaJuan Johnson, F 15 MIN | 2-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 4 PTS | -3
We’re so used to seeing Kevin Garnett knock down that mid-range shot like it’s a layup. Johnson isn’t there yet. What I really liked though was some defensive versatility, stepping out on a trigger happy Vladimir Radmanovic and doing a pretty good job.
|E’Twaun Moore, G 19 MIN | 1-5 FG | 2-2 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 5 PTS | +11
The one shot he hit was a huge corner three to cut Atlanta’s lead to one with under a minute left in the third quarter. Impressive shot. But on a macro-level, Moore plays too much like a baby deer curiously frolicking beside a freeway.