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Boston Celtics 108 FinalRecap | Box Score 113 Philadelphia 76ers
Brandon Bass, PF 38 MIN | 3-11 FG | 3-4 FT | 8 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 9 PTS | +8
Just because we’re on auto-pilot doesn’t mean you can take your hands off the wheel, Brandon.

Jeff Green, SF 38 MIN | 10-16 FG | 5-6 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 3 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 27 PTS | +1
Here’s the thing about Jeff Green: He has never been and never will be a solid top option for a team offensively since defenses can latch onto him when he’s the focal point. We’ve covered that a thousand times this year. That being said, against a team like Philadelphia — which doesn’t really have anyone capable of latching on to anyone — he can remind you how good he was alongside players like Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. If he’s going to stick in Boston, the Celtics will need to get a better top offensive option next year.

Kelly Olynyk, C 35 MIN | 10-19 FG | 6-7 FT | 9 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 28 PTS | -12
Olynyk’s last few games have been tantalizing, and given nearly six months of offseason to obsess over them, we all may have convinced ourselves that Olynyk is DIRK WITH A HANDLE!!!!!!! by the time next season rolls around. He’s not, obviously, but he’s playing very well.

Rajon Rondo, PG 35 MIN | 4-8 FG | 0-1 FT | 11 REB | 14 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 8 PTS | +16
Rondo has to lead the league in double-doubles achieved without scoring double-digit points.

Avery Bradley, PG 42 MIN | 9-22 FG | 3-4 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 23 PTS | +6
Do you applaud Bradley for taking more 3-pointers (since it’s a more efficient shot than his long two-pointers) or do you penalize him for continuing to fire away despite shooting just 2-for-11?

Chris Johnson, SF 17 MIN | 3-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 8 PTS | -4
Best of both worlds on Johnson’s final shot: He drained it and got to look mega-clutch, but he stepped out of bounds (not really his fault) and didn’t damage Boston’s lottery odds.

Joel Anthony, C 14 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-2 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -7
Keep getting them checks, Joel.

Phil Pressey, PG 15 MIN | 0-1 FG | 2-2 FT | 1 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 2 PTS | -24
Just three assists today? I think it’s pretty evident that Rondo is HOLDING PHIL PRESSEY BACK.

Chris Babb, SG 6 MIN | 1-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 3 PTS | -9
Babb has earned himself a training camp invite, but barring some kind of offseason miracle, it’s probably safe to assume that he won’t make the team next year if the Cs are at all competitive.

One Thing We Saw

  1. If only losses to bad teams counted positively toward lottery odds.

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  • hax

    If Olynyk started all year, he’d be rookie of the year. MCW is pretty bad actually(look at that shot chart). Oladipo deserves it this year by far.