Leon Powe is a grown-ass man. He established his dominance early on, and he kept on dominating Marc Gasol (the second Gasol he's toyed with) to finish with 3o points (10-14 fg, 10-14 ft), 11 rebounds, 5 blocks and 3 assists. He kept drawing fouls (as usual) and taking charges (as usual). He just dominated this game. Clearly his best game as a pro.
- Rajon Rondo returned and he looked just a little rusty early on. Passes weren't making their way through and he had trouble finishing. But he still managed 8 dimes and 8 boards in 29 minutes.
- Ray started great, then sucked, then went back to great… but he never stopped doing what he does. That's the mark of a good shooter. Everything looked exactly the same the whole game… it's just the results were a varied.
- Paul Pierce played 32 minutes. Ray played 31. Thank God. And thank Billy Walker for his 18 minutes on the floor. Doc smartly sent Walker in for Paul… then had Paul come in for Ray… and later Ray in for Walker. Nice rotation. Finally.
- Stephon Marbury took a step forward. 9 points and 5 assists in 17 minutes is a good sign. I know it came against the Grizzlies… but it's the kind of night he needed.
I dig those St. Patrick's Day uni's. I know it's all a marketing ploy… but dammit… I really like those things. So much so, that I'm putting a bunch of game photos after the jump.
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