|Kevin Garnett, PF 38 MIN | 6-22 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 12 PTS | -9
Tough shooting nights happen, but boy did KG miss some bunnies tonight. Riding him through most of the fourth quarter and all of overtime did not pay off, as KG was running on E most of the game late. With Milwaukee having so many active rebounders down low, really a bad night for Sullinger to battle through foul trouble, and it came at the expense of KG’s minutes. The lift hasn’t been there the past few games, and it’s shown with his rebounding.
|Paul Pierce, SF 43 MIN | 13-23 FG | 6-8 FT | 12 REB | 5 AST | 35 PTS | +3
What can you say about The Truth? 75 points over two games, as he carried this offense on its back tonight, but didn’t get enough help elsewhere to make it enough. The only reason he gets docked a half grade is because of the six turnovers, but boy was the captain trying to do it all again. 12 boards, incredibly active on defense, a game-tying shot in regulation that unfortunately will not matter. It’s painful to see games like these go to waste for this team.
|Jason Collins, C 15 MIN | 0-0 FG | 2-3 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 2 PTS | -4
50 minutes played for Jason Collins the past three games. 0 shot attempts. With that said, he did his job, but with Doc searching for offense tonight from anywhere, this wasn’t a night where JC gets a lot of run. With that said, it would be nice if Collins could rebound adequately, but he hasn’t been able to do it for years.
|Rajon Rondo, PG 45 MIN | 3-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 11 AST | 6 PTS | -1
Would have liked RR to be more aggressive with his shot, given the shooting struggles JT and Terry went through, but he was getting them open looks as Doc mentioned after the game, so it’s tough to complain too much. He did an admirable job on Jennings all night, which was a refreshing change of pace and grabbed some big boards late to expend possessions.
|Jason Terry, SG 32 MIN | 1-15 FG | 1-1 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 4 PTS | -10
I hate to drop the F on JT but when you are a minus defender and miss 14 of your 15 shots, that isn’t going to work. Like he would with Ray Allen, Doc clearly had faith in him late, calling a couple plays for him in the fourth quarter, but the guy just did not have it tonight. With his second 1-for-12 performance in the past month, let’s hope he is staying away from that cliff against shooting guards tend to fall off of.
|Jeff Green, PF 28 MIN | 4-9 FG | 6-6 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 14 PTS | +7
Had one of his best sequences of the season in the first half, with a charge, a couple steals and a few strong takes mixed in as well, before settling for jumpers in the second half. With that said, C’s will take this line from him everyday of the week if he can do it consistently. Suffered a bruised cheek and chipped teeth courtesy of that elbow Illyasova dropped on him late in overtime, so chances are he’s questionable for Tuesday.
|Jared Sullinger, PF 14 MIN | 2-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 4 PTS | -1
Tough to blame the guy for the 14 minute foul out, given half of the whistles on him were questionable calls. Team really could have used his boarding late in this one, but he needs to play a little smarter when he’s in foul trouble to avoid putting himself in tough spots.
|Brandon Bass, PF 23 MIN | 2-6 FG | 2-2 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 6 PTS | -9
MISSING: JUMP SHOT,
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|Courtney Lee, SG 27 MIN | 5-9 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 11 PTS | -1
Like Green, a great first half, but faded later on when the C’s couldn’t find any offense from Terry, KG and company. Was also abused by Monta a couple times in the fourth quarter and overtime, but that’s a tough guard for anyone.