“But especially in that first half when Paul (Pierce) got into foul
trouble and you had to give Ray (Allen) a rest and they were pressuring
Eddie (House), we needed another ballhandler on the floor and we didn’t
hoops, "especially with Marquis out tonight. Because, you know, really,
that's the mark of great team, just having different guys step up every
"That's why you love him," Doc said of Scalabrine. "He's
just such a great role player for your team. He won't play a second one
game, but then come out the next night and give you meaningful minutes.
You know he won't hurt you. He's always going to be smart on the floor.
And it was nice to see him and the rest of the bench give us a lift in
I'll paraphrase another thing Doc said last night to sum up Scal's night: He's a great role player for your team. He can not play a second one night, and then get meaningful minutes the next, and you know he's not going to hurt you. He's going to do smart things out there. On a night with no Marquis Daniels on the bench and Pierce getting two early fouls, Scal shook off back spasms to give the C's 20 solid minutes.
After the jump, Page 2… where Baby doesn't want to play football anymore
Glen Davis wants to make one thing very, very clear. He has no intention of playing in the NFL.
“No football for me,” the injured power forward said, while leaving
the Garden wearing a Cincinnati Reds baseball cap. “Put that on the
Glen got his balls busted for the football stuff pretty good… so he's backing off. It's funny, Glen can't do a damn thing right this year. From the contract dragging out… to his thumb… and now this. Every move he seems to make blows up in his face somehow.
The rest of the links:
Herald: Celtics drag it out in NJ | Rajon pointed the right way | Globe: Weary Celts hold off Nets | NJ Youth movement impresses Rivers | Camerato: Perkins leaving all kinds of impressions | ESPN: Moral victory for Nets in loss?