Ray Allen has one of the sweetest jumpers of any player in league history. He was really feeling it tonight hitting 7 of 12 shots from beyond the arc and finishing with 35 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists in 41 minutes.
Rondo didn't have a superhuman game like he did in the last matchup with the Pacers, but he had a solid outing. He finished with 7 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. He also had a very uncharacteristic 6 turnovers. He didn't seem to be as aggressive as he has been in the past few games and that may have been the difference in dominating the Pacers and squeaking past them in overtime. The Celtics seemed out of sync at times. One play that stood out was the Celtics' final possession of regulation where Rondo lofted what should have been an alley oop to KG but ended up just going out of bounds.
Perk finished with 11 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block in 38 minutes. He missed 2 free throws at the end of regulation and you could tell he was beating himself up over them. He made up for it though by drawing a foul on the first possession of overtime and hit both of those free throws.
KG had a monster game on the boards finishing with 17 points, 20 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steaks and 1 block. There seemed to be no ill effects from the confrontation he had with Big Baby in the last game. Big Baby played 12 minutes and although he went scoreless, taking just one shot, he had 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.
It was good to have Tony Allen back. He played almost 20 minutes off the bench and finished with 12 points and 1 rebound. He shot 50% from the field and had just 1 turnover. He makes a big difference in the play of the bench.
The bench redeemed itself somewhat after blowing the big lead in the last game. Having Tony back helped considerably. Leon Powe finished with 5 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist and 1 block. If anyone is keeping track of the "tough play of the game" feature. Leon owns that award. Also playing well was Eddie House, scoring 15 points to go with 2 rebounds and 2 assists. Scal played just 2 minutes but hit a 3 in his time out there.
Paul Pierce stepped into the booth just long enough to hit a 3 with a defender in his face to tie the game and send it into overtime. He finished with 17 points, 3 rebounds, 8 assists and 2 steals.