|Brandon Bass, PF 30 MIN | 5-12 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 10 PTS | +3
Bass hit some mid-range jumpers, which was all he needed to do. Actually, on a night like tonight, it was more than he needed to do.
|Kelly Olynyk, C 26 MIN | 7-9 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 16 PTS | +1
This was Olynyk’s first truly good game as a pro, at least in the regular season. He was hitting from everywhere without jacking up bad shots. At one point, he passed up an open 3-pointer in the corner, which seemed like a bad idea until he drove past Jason Maxiell and dished off to Brandon Bass for an easy layup. He’s docked a little for his defense around the rim…but not much.
|Avery Bradley, PG 29 MIN | 10-15 FG | 4-4 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 24 PTS | +12
The 2011-12 Avery Bradley — the version Celtics fans having been pining for — wasn’t as good as the version we’ve seen against Orlando and Miami. His pull-up jumpers have been looking comfortable and confident, and his defense is still characteristically vicious. At one point, Bradley frustrated Jameer Nelson into swatting him hard across the head. This is a good thing, especially for those of us who weren’t swatted hard across the head by Jameer Nelson.
|Jeff Green, SG 29 MIN | 5-9 FG | 5-5 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 16 PTS | -7
Most of Green’s points came with the game well in hand, but that was because Crawford and Bradley were playing so well, so it’s tough to fault him. He had a few too many turnovers for someone who isn’t a primary ball-handler, but at this point we are severely picking nits.
|Jordan Crawford, SG 33 MIN | 7-12 FG | 2-2 FT | 5 REB | 10 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 16 PTS | +15
So THIS is what happens when Jordan Crawford gets more than 30 minutes in a game? Steez dished out 10 assists, and they weren’t cheap home-cooking either. Crawford was almost always looking pass…unless the Celtics needed him to shoot. If you can put aside the name “Jordan Crawford” and just look at his stats, you see a very solid line for a point guard. What a weird season.
|Jared Sullinger, PF 25 MIN | 7-9 FG | 0-1 FT | 5 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 14 PTS | +17
Sullinger’s 3-point attempt was on one of the last possessions of the game, and his shooting line was nearly perfect otherwise. What’s more, he demolished Jason Maxiell in the post in the first half. He gets a minor ding for just five rebounds, but once again, tiny nits are being picked.
|Gerald Wallace, SF 19 MIN | 0-1 FG | 1-2 FT | 2 REB | 5 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 1 PTS | +20
Five assists and a happy post-game presser. At least he’s consistent: His complaints earlier this season related to sharing the ball and blowing late leads.
|Phil Pressey, PG 15 MIN | 3-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 7 PTS | +2
Not a big stat night for Pressey, but he continued to run the offense effectively and hit his first NBA 3-pointer.
|Courtney Lee, SG 19 MIN | 5-8 FG | 1-1 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 12 PTS | +3
Where was this Courtney Lee last season when it would have really mattered?
I’m very nearly convinced that Brad Stevens is a wizard.
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