Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The Celtics did something they hadn't been able to do since 2004: win in Cleveland. The Cavs have a pretty impressive record at home, they went 39-2 at home last year. They're 0-1 this year.
The Celtics' newfound depth was very apparent in this game. Rasheed Wallace added 12 points to the cause in his 24 minutes. Marquise Daniels had 7 in 18. All told, the bench contributed 26 points.
I don't like the +/- stat in basketball, but if you look at it on Tuesday night, all four bench players had better +/- ratings than all 5 starters.
KG looked good but has room to improve. He still seems to be finding his legs. And I'm sure Doc Rivers will want to keep him to 30 minutes or fewer in the C's next game. Pierce had 23 points and 11 rebounds. Rondo had 10 assists.
The Celtics have a quick turnaround and host the Bobcats tonight at 7:30.
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