|Brandon Bass, PF 32 MIN | 3-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 13 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 0 TO | 6 PTS | -6
A rare standout performance by Bass on the boards today. It wasn’t just that he went for a season-high 13 rebounds, it’s that on a day the Celtics struggled to score, and the bench brought nothing, Bass hauled in 5 offensive rebounds against OKC’s big, athletic frontcourt. If Bass brought this kind of effort every game, there’d be a lot fewer Celtics fans wishing he was wearing another uniform (despite his other issues).
|Paul Pierce, SF 35 MIN | 6-12 FG | 6-7 FT | 4 REB | 6 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 20 PTS | -1
He was hobbled a bit with that fourth foul but still played 35 good minutes against a defense keyed to stop him. If anything, I wish the C’s had run more of the offense through him. Docked a grade for the three turnovers.
|Kevin Garnett, C 31 MIN | 5-19 FG | 0-0 FT | 11 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 10 PTS | -8
Garnett just couldn’t buy a make today, despite all sorts of good looks near the basket. It happens. Nothing to do but move on.
|Avery Bradley, PG 35 MIN | 5-10 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 12 PTS | -3
Bradley did a superb job containing Westbrook and keeping OKC’s offense stuck in neutral most of the afternoon. He also made a pretty pocket pass to Wilcox for a basket and stepped into his jumper with confidence (50% from the field). The extra burn he’s getting in Rondo’s absence will pay dividends next season. You can see him growing as a lead guard from week-to-week.
|Courtney Lee, SG 28 MIN | 3-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 2 TO | 8 PTS | -12
Another energetic performance from Lee, who continues to split the difference between role player and starter with some facility.
|Jeff Green, PF 28 MIN | 2-11 FG | 4-5 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 8 PTS | -11
He was visibly hyped in the first half and his play may have suffered from jitters in his return to OKC. He had a couple of nice takes to the basket but against a defense that threw a few doubles at him and as a result of his own hesitation, faltered on offense.
|Chris Wilcox, PF 10 MIN | 1-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 2 PTS | +1
Wilcox had a couple of costly turnovers in the first quarter and then, as is typical, barely saw the court the second half of the game. DJ White may take his spot in the rotation before the season ends. That would probably be a good thing for the Celtics.
|Jordan Crawford, SG 15 MIN | 1-5 FG | 2-4 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | -12
Missed 80% of his shots. The C’s could have used the scorer he’s reputed to be but instead we saw him force a few more plays and throw what was either a perfect or terrible cross court pass (depending on whether he intended it to go where it did) for the hockey assist on an Avery Bradley three.
|Terrence Williams, SG 4 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -3
We all want to see more T-Will, right?
|Jason Terry, SG 23 MIN | 3-8 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 9 PTS | -5
A terrible game for Jason Terry who looked overmatched athletically, turned the ball over three times, and couldn’t find a groove on offense.