Tonight was a great start to our pre-season. Our defense was much improved over last season. We had several players that were impressive.
Rondo was great. He ran the fast break and had a great line with 11 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds and 4 steals. Rondo won the Tommy Award and also impressed the Cleveland announcers.
Green had a great game with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals with a couple of impressive dunks.
Ratliff started at center but played only 6 minutes. Perk played 16 minutes and had 10 points and 7 rebounds.
Al played only 12 minutes but looked good with 9 points and 4 rebounds. He looked good out there and more importantly he looked good on defense.
Kandi was very surprising. In only 8 minutes of play he had 5 points and 10 rebounds. He played with energy and fought for rebounds and loose balls. If he would play that way all year, he should get a spot on the team. My only fear is that if he wins a spot he would get complacent as he has been most of his career. But he looked good tonight.
One thing that was disappointing was our free throw shooting. We shot 58.8% as a team (30 of 51). We can not shoot that poorly from the line and expect to win close games. Box Score Recap