Paul Pierce: I LOVE to watch Pierce rebound. He had 12 boards last night. I also LOVE to watch Pierce get to the line. Similiar to Rondo, he can set the "aggression" tone by attacking the basket. While I'm not a fan of the Captain playing 40 minutes to beat a team like Washington, I felt the team needed this win.
Rajon Rondo: The Rose debacle aside, I like the way Rondo is playing lately. Hell, he was even 100% (6-6) from the FT line last night.
The 2nd seed: It most likely will hinge on Sunday's game in Miami. Unfortunately, Shaq didn't make the trip. Except for Thursday's stinker in Chicago, the Celtics have responded in big games. Will the Celtics play all-out to secure the 2nd seed?