|Chris Wilcox, PF 22 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 2 PTS | -11
I still can’t find a reason to play him over Shavlik Randolph…or DJ White for that matter.
|Brandon Bass, PF 39 MIN | 7-14 FG | 0-1 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 14 PTS | -3
My only hope is that Bass’ contributions remain relatively consistent when Garnett comes back. Bass has been a pleasant surprise and his defense looks elite when paired with Wilcox.
|Jeff Green, PF 33 MIN | 8-13 FG | 6-8 FT | 9 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 23 PTS | -7
Foul trouble really limited an other wise solid game for Green. The whistles really affected his aggressiveness and by the time he regained it, it didn’t matter. The C’s had dug themselves a huge hole that they couldn’t climb out of. The only knock I’d put on Green is his failure to be strong with the ball when accepting perimeter passes. He allowed his defender to stick to his body and couldn’t create the necessary separation to accept the ball and make a move.
|Avery Bradley, PG 28 MIN | 3-12 FG | 2-4 FT | 0 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 10 PTS | -8
Once Bradley starts consistently knocking down corner threes, he’ll be deadly. Right now, he’s manageable. He had plenty of opportunities to change the complexion of the game but couldn’t convert.
|Courtney Lee, SG 19 MIN | 1-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 2 PTS | -11
Lee’s lack of offensive contribution is especially noticeable one nights when Pierce doesn’t play. Now that Green has solidified himself as a starter, I can’t imagine a scenario where Lee gets his job back.
|Shavlik Randolph, PF 13 MIN | 6-9 FG | 4-5 FT | 7 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 16 PTS | +10
For someone who looks severely limited, Randolph is extremely effective. He sets good screens and rolls hard to the bucket. He can finish around the basket and rebounds aggressively. It’s time his role in the rotation is expanded.
|Jordan Crawford, SG 29 MIN | 3-14 FG | 0-2 FT | 4 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 7 PTS | +6
14 field goal attempts. The Celtics really could have used more than 3 makes.
|Terrence Williams, SG 31 MIN | 4-9 FG | 1-2 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 9 PTS | -13
I wanted to see him drive to the bucket more in the second half but I loved the way rebounded the ball.
|Jason Terry, SG 27 MIN | 3-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 8 PTS | +7
If Terry made three more shots, this would have been one his better games. Instead, his most memorable moments include a three he made after Rivers called a timeout and completely decleating CJ Miles for little reason.
Rivers spent a ton of time complaining to officials. It’s not that he didn’t have a point, it’s just that he should have spent his energy doing anything else. Anything else would have been more constructive. It’s also time to give DJ White a chance. Seriously, what does it matter when you get outrebounded 58-42. The “I can’t play White because he doesn’t know the defense” doesn’t really fly when you lose to the Cavaliers.