The story leading up to the game was the return of Kevin Garnett, but the story of the game was the play of Brandon Bass. Bass had one of his best games of the season tonight against Washington with 20 points and 6 rebounds. The Celtics cruised past the hapless Wizards who were lead by John Wall’s 16 points 10 assists. The Celtics lead by 4 at the half before taking control of this one in the third outscoring the Wiz 31-19 in the quarter. Garnett looked up and down in his return, an airball and a few bad shots were signs of rust but he did finish the night 6 of 9 shooting for 12 points and 6 boards. The Celtics get the 107-96 win and all but lock up a first round matchup against the Knicks.
Brandon Bass– You all know how I feel about Bass, so to give him props here says just how good he played tonight. Right place at the right time all night, I’ll give him his due when he’s earned it. Good rebounding, good shooting and good defense…all around good night for Brandon Bass.
Shav– 7 rebounds 8 points in 15 minutes, its becoming routine for him to have a stat line like this. Fans love this guy right now. Who does this say more about, Randolph that he is working this hard and is surprising so many people; or Celtics fans that we are so excited to finally have someone who can average more than 5 rebounds a night?
Jeff Green– Awful night for Green. Once again now that Garnett and Pierce are back he is going to revert back to the passive and tentative 8 points 2 rebounds Jeff Green rather than the aggressive one we’d been seeing and gaining hope for. 4 fouls 8 points 3 rebounds thanks for showing up….
Terrance Williams– So much for that whole backup point guard thing ay? 1 minute, zeros across the board
Courtney Lee, Jeff Green, and Avery Bradley video-bomb KG
Celtics had 50 points in the paint tonight albeit against a fairly weak interior defense
Celtics allowed 23 points off turnovers tonight