Brandon Bass, PF26 MIN | 7-9 FG | 2-3 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 16 PTS | -14
The well-deserved winner of the Red Auerbach award finished with the type of consistent performance that won him the honor. Not sure if he would survive a roster purge, but he’s been an incredibly steady presence.
Jeff Green, SF36 MIN | 6-15 FG | 6-7 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 20 PTS | -21
It’s the end of the season and we are feeling friendly, so let’s credit Green with getting to the line seven times.
Kelly Olynyk, C30 MIN | 10-16 FG | 4-5 FT | 7 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 24 PTS | +5
Olynyk has been really, really good over the past few weeks with consistent minutes and a consistent role. I’m am the excites.
Avery Bradley, PG37 MIN | 7-18 FG | 1-1 FT | 5 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 18 PTS | -17
Danny Ainge before the game, on whether players having an injury history can affect money offered to them: “It can, yeah. Sure.”
Phil Pressey, PG42 MIN | 3-12 FG | 3-4 FT | 5 REB | 10 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 9 PTS | -18
It doesn’t get more Phil Pressey than 10 assists (including my personal favorite of the entire season: A between-the-legs hike to Brandon Bass for a slam) and 25 percent shooting.
Chris Johnson, SF29 MIN | 4-7 FG | 0-1 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 4 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 10 PTS | -6
Chris Johnson was part of the crew that brought so much energy in the second quarter, the Celtics almost avoided a blow out.
Joel Anthony, C29 MIN | 2-3 FG | 1-2 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 5 PTS | -1
Think Boston wanted to win this game? Take a look at how many minutes Joel Anthony played and re-think your position. It’s also worth noting that Anthony played as well as you could reasonably expect Joel Anthony to play.
Chris Babb, SG11 MIN | 0-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 0 PTS | -8
Boston’s first guy off the bench!
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