Former Celtics coach Tony Brown coached the Bucks team against the Celtics. You know he wanted to beat his old team, but the Celtics got in the last word with an 84-76 win. The game was close throughout with 8 lead changes and 12 ties and with no lead bigger than 6.
Rajon Rondo sat out the whole game so that they could look at Gabe Pruitt at the point. He played 33+ minutes at the point and showed that he is capable of leading a team. As a bonus, he has a nice shot and scored from all over the court including a 3 to beat the shot clock with a defender in his face and a strong drive along the baseline finishing with a strong dunk. He finished with 14 points on 6-9 shooting to go with 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block and 2 steals. He definitely played like he belongs in the NBA. Allan Ray played a few minutes at the point and once again struggled offensively, shooting 5-14 and finishing with 14 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. Sergio Sanchez played just under 2 minutes.
Gerald Green played only 18 minutes and is still struggling. He finished with 8 points on 3-12 shooting with 2 rebounds and 1 assist. Pat Carroll played 14 minutes and finished with 4 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists. Allred finished with 5 points and 2 rebounds in 14 minutes of play.
Leon Powe had another very good game. He played great defense and finished with 11 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists. Big Baby Davis had his best game yet finishing with 16 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assist and 1 block. Brandon Wallace was again solid and finished with 6 points, 9 rebounds and 1 assist. His most impressive move was when he came out of no where to jam home a miss. Glyniadakis showed some good moves as he scored 6 points in 6 minutes playing time.
The Celtics out rebounded the Bucks 38 to 22 and their defense at the end of the game was the difference. The Celtics shot 52% from the field while holding the Bucks to 46%. This was a good win in that we got to see what Pruitt could do at the point and our big men came through and once again played well. And best of all, we beat a team coached by Tony Brown who is to blame for all of our defensive shortcomings for the past 3 years (or at least that's what Doc says. Tomorrow will be a big test for this team as we play the undefeated Mavericks.