Rondo finished with 4 points, 6 assists and 1 block in just 28 minutes. In fact, no starter played more than 30 minutes. Oddly, Rondo didn't get one rebound since he is one of the better rebounding guards in the league.
Kevin Garnett was not going to let his team lose this one. He shot 10-11 from the field for 21 points to go with 11 rebounds and 1 steal in just 22 minutes. Even sitting on the bench when the Celtics were up 40 points, he was still very intensely watching the game and cheering his teammates.
Ray Allen also had a great shooting night, hitting 7 of 8 shots for 19 points to go with 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal.
The bench finished off the game, playing the entire 4th quarter. Tony finished with 8 points, 1 assist, 4 steals and a block.
Big Baby finished with 2 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist in 15 minutes. Patrick O'Bryant showed some good things with 5 points, 4 rebounds and 3 blocks in 6 minutes.
Leon played 2 fewer minutes than Big Baby and made the most of every one of them finishing with 9 points, 6 rebounds, and 1 steal. I really like Leon. He works so hard when he is on the court and earns every point and rebound he gets.
Gabe Pruitt contributed 5 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal in 12 minutes. I like what I see from Pruitt and hopefully he will get more playing time. The bench looks good with Gabe running the point and Eddie moving to the shooting guard. He definitely has a nice vertical leap.
Perk was beastly on defense and seemed to have no ill effects from the shoulder strain that kept him out of the Golden State game. He finished with 7 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 blocks. The Celtics defense as a whole was beastly, holding the Kings to just 28% shooting.
Paul Pierce had a fairly quiet game with 13 points, 6 of which came from the free throw line, along with 6 rebounds and 3 assists.
Eddie finished with 15 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals against his former team. Many of the Kings' fans were complaining about Eddie shooting 3's with the Celtics up by 40 points.
With the Kings being humiliated by the Celtics, the Kings's announcers spent much of the time zooming in on Michael Phelps and talking about him shooting at half time and answering questions and signing autographs. Kevin Johnson, who is now the mayor of Sacramento, was on hand to present Phelps with the key to the city.