After every game, we'll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player's overall value.
Rajon Rondo: This has become his typical game now. Single-digit points and big assists. 13 assists is awesome, and the 1-7 shooting is misleading because he was forced to take a few shots as the shot clock wound down. His 6 rebounds were also 2nd highest on the team and he was a game high +21.
Paul Pierce: He just keeps on getting it done. I know I said it earlier, but he is just one of the best of exploiting your weaknesses and mistakes. How an ancient Paul Pierce 12 shots at the rim against these kids shows how good he is.
Keyon Dooling: I'm going to be overly nice to the bench, which got decimated 59-9. Keyon made a shot. That's important to me. It's sad, I know, but he made 1 of the 2 shots he took and that matters for his confidence.
Greg Stiemsma: The 5 rebounds and 2 blocks are important. Letting a guy get past you on a free throw for a follow dunk… inexcusable. Considering the injuries he's dealing with too, I'm cutting him a little slack.
Marquis Daniels: So much for this being the beginning of something for Marquis. He needs more time so he can get into a groove… but the C's can't afford to have people getting into grooves rightn now. .
2nd and 4th quarter lapses aside, they are now in a tie for the division lead. This isn't a beauty contest, this is a matter of basketball survival. I don't care who the leading scorer is or if the other team starts feeling bad for the C's and scoring baskets for them… I'll take every win the C's can get.