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Taking Stock: Celtics – Bobcats

John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) March 27, 2012 Uncategorized 4 Comments

Taking stock

After every game, we'll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player's overall value.

Starters

Green arrowRajon 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.

Green arrowPaul 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.      

Green arrowAvery Bradley: He wasn't hitting his jumper like he did a couple of nights ago, but he was still aggressive in getting himself to the hoop.  All 5 of his makes were at the rim  

Green arrowKevin Garnett:  24 points to lead the team, including a vicious third quarter dunk that was part of a C's run to hold off the Bobcats.  He's playing his best ball right now.

Green arrowBrandon Bass:  15 points on 9 field goal attempts is a nice night from the field.  He did miss some rotations on D, especially in that debacle of a second quarter, but he had a decent game overall.

Bench

 Sideways_double_arrowKeyon 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.

Sideways_double_arrowGreg 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.

Red arrow

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. .

Sideways_double_arrowRyan Hollins:  He exists.  KG really lilkes him, so I hope that's beneficial.

Sideways_double_arrowJaJuan Johnson, Sasha Pavlovic, E'Twaun Moore 

Coaching 

Sideways_double_arrowDoc Rivers:   He's just holding down the fort until everyone gets back.  It's a tough balancing act because now the C's need to win their games.  They're fighting for the division.

Overall

Green arrow2nd 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. 

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  • sev

    i think marquis will get his chance now that pietrus is gonna take a while to get back on the court. I just don’t get why they don’t use quis at the 3 while peitrus is at the 2(or vice versa) instead of dooling at the 2, while bradley or rondo control the point…makes them longer and peitrus and quis could help for rebounds.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/michaelflanagan Michael Flanagan

    24>36?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01157053529f970b zippittyay

    We shot up 4 slots in the ESPN power rankings with the addition of Ryan Hollins……

  • paul

    We need Rondo shooting.