|Brandon Bass, PF 23 MIN | 3-11 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 3 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | -14Bass has been scorching hot on the offensive end this season. Tonight he cooled off a bit, shooting just 3-11 from the field. Despite the regression on offense, he made things very difficult for Zach Randolph by using his quickness to both front him and his bulk to draw offensive fouls.|
|Jeff Green, PF 40 MIN | 6-12 FG | 9-12 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 22 PTS | -13
As I stated in my initial thoughts on this game, Jeff Green’s performance was stellar overall. He made his biggest impact through the first three quarters and failed to assert himself when the team needed a score. Even with that, Green made a huge step toward being the leader and best player on this C’s team.
|Gerald Wallace, SF 28 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 0 PTS | -11
Wallace does so many little things on the court to make his presence known. So many that I hadn’t realized that he didn’t attempt a field goal. After making his mark through rebounds, assists, steals, and energy he left the game with an undisclosed knee injury. In my uninformed and uneducated opinion, it doesn’t seem serious.
|Vitor Faverani, C 28 MIN | 2-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 5 PTS | -19
Poor Faverani. His body must feel like complete jelly after going through Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond, Zach Randolph, and Marc Gasol in the span of two nights. While it wasn’t an 18 rebound game, he still made his a statement on this game with a solid 5 points and 6 boards. Here’s hoping there’s a nice ice bath in his future.
|Avery Bradley, PG 32 MIN | 6-12 FG | 2-2 FT | 0 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 14 PTS | -13
This is the type of offensive output that will earn Bradley an acceptable contract extension. Consistency would be a “win-win.”
|Jared Sullinger, PF 21 MIN | 7-11 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 16 PTS | +12
Sully got over some tough whistles to have a fantastic overall offensive game. He hit some fadeaway jumpers from the post and even hit some threes. Shades of what Sullinger could be to the most optimistic Celtics’ fan.
|Kelly Olynyk, PF 25 MIN | 1-8 FG | 2-2 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 4 PTS | +7
Olynyk continued to play hard but missed some very makeable shots. If he made more of those, he would have earned himself a higher grade.
|Jordan Crawford, SG 25 MIN | 4-7 FG | 2-2 FT | 2 REB | 4 AST | 3 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 12 PTS | -1
This is what the Celtics were praying for last season.
|Courtney Lee, SG 19 MIN | 4-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 9 PTS | +17
See “Jordan Crawford.”
Why no Kris Humphries or Phil Pressey? Tell me!