The starters seemed to coast through the first few minutes of the first quarter of tonight's game in New Jersey… so it was up to the bench to get the job done. And get it done they did.
Delonte West had 12 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal as the bench mob helped erase an early 9 point Nets lead and ultimately… a 4 point Celtics win. Delonte looked good… and in that comeback stretch teamed up with Nate Robinson on a killer shooting stretch
Glen Davis led the Celtics with 20 points. Nate added 17. Pierce led the starters with 15 points in 18 minutes… including a vintage spin move into an and-1. Marquis Daniels had 9 and 4… including a 3 (I know… a 3!) to seal the win.
Shaq was kinda blah in the first quarter, but he did some damage in the third to finish with 8 and 5. KG, Ray and Rondo were OK… but did nothing special. Though Rondo did have 7 assists in 18 minutes.
Semih Erden showed some more flashes of good play, but he was nowhere near what he was last night. Von Wafer did absolutely nothing.
This was kind of a crappy game. If you missed it… be glad. You didn't miss much at all.