The player of the game was Rajon Rondo. He set the tone from the beginning on both ends of the court. He clearly out-played Allen Iverson. Rondo outscored Iverson, 18-16, and had eight assists to Iverson's four. Rondo hit seven of 11 shots from the floor and 2 of his misses were flings at the end of the quarter hoping for a miracle. Iverson made only 5 of 13. And, Rondo played 8 fewer minutes than his counterpart.
Honorable mention has to go to Tony Allen who was a spark off the bench on both ends of the court. He finished with 13 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals, and 2 blocks in 27 minutes and he anchored a very stingy bench defensive unit. Best of all, the play of the bench allowed the starters to keep their minutes down, which will be key in tonight's game against the Wolves.