|Chris Wilcox, PF 12 MIN | 2-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | -4The defense was brutal as always, but Pekovic is a tough guy to guard. I’ll take the six rebounds in 12 minutes though any night. His rotation spot might vanish soon though if Shavlik continues to play well when KG returns to action.|
|Brandon Bass, PF 33 MIN | 5-13 FG | 3-4 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 13 PTS | -15
Would have liked to have seen a better night shooting with the big guns out, but that’s the nature of the beast. The good looks diminish when there is less talent around you. He’s working hard though and delivered his fair share of work on the glass. Like everyone else on this roster though, he had no chance against Pek.
|Jeff Green, PF 38 MIN | 5-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 5 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 10 PTS | -9
Didn’t appear to have anything left in the second half after Doc ran him into the ground playing him the entire first half. I hope that hip is okay too after he took the elbow. The overall line looked okay, but the five turnovers were a killer. Rivers needs to make sure Green gets the rest he needs for the postseason as well.
|Avery Bradley, PG 30 MIN | 8-14 FG | 2-2 FT | 0 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 19 PTS | -17
What a sight for sore eyes! Bradley’s jumper was finally falling again and he remained aggressive with it all night. Hopefully this is the game he needed to break out of his atrocious swoon. Did a nice job pestering Rubio all night too, holding him to just a 2-for-11 line. This Avery will make the C’s very dangerous in the postseason.
|Courtney Lee, SG 25 MIN | 3-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 7 PTS | -15
Still getting his rhythm back after the ankle injury. He has a couple more weeks to get right here.
|D.J. White, PF 4 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | +3
Take a look at that line. Literally didn’t do anything (bad or good) in the final four minutes of the game. Hopefully he gets a real shot down the stretch.
|Shavlik Randolph, PF 21 MIN | 4-5 FG | 0-2 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 2 TO | 8 PTS | -1
Fouled way too much, but he had a nice little second half, playing with five fouls for much of it. Worked the two man game pretty well for a couple easy finishes and is slowly earning Doc’s trust at this point. Needs to continue to show consistency.
|Jordan Crawford, SG 28 MIN | 5-11 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 5 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 11 PTS | +1
The complete Jordan Crawford experience. Some shots made you shake your head, others you nodded your head. The six rebounds and five dishes were pleasant though.
|Terrence Williams, SG 22 MIN | 6-10 FG | 0-2 FT | 6 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 14 PTS | +7
Some defensive mistakes brought this down, but this was arguably his best game as a Celtic. The jumper was falling, he hit the glass well, no turnovers and five assists. This guy could actually get a crack at the postseason rotation if he continues to show this kind of versatility.
|Jason Terry, SG 26 MIN | 4-8 FG | 4-4 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 14 PTS | 0
One of the few times he’s actually showed up on the road this year. Unfortunately, he didn’t have enough of a complete team around him for it to matter. Gets bonus points for drawing a foul on a fast break by simply getting in the way and flopping. He’ll probably get a warning for it, but it was priceless.
|Paul Pierce, SF DNP PERSONAL REASONS MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |
His GPA remains at 4.0 in the two games he missed this year. If Danny Ainge somehow doesn’t bring Pierce back this summer, I hope he’s forced to watch this game and the Bobcats loss on a constant loop all summer long. He needs the reminder of how vital Pierce still is to this squad.
|Kevin Garnett, C DNP LEFT ANKLE MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |
Get well soon.
The guys played hard. Problem should have doubled Pek a bit earlier than the second half, but it probably wouldn’t have mattered anyway. Defense is brutal, but it’s tough to fault Doc for that given that half of the team wasn’t on the roster two months ago.
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