James Posey returned to the Garden for the first time since defecting to the Hornets. He received his ring before the game and finished with 7 points, 7 rebounds and 1 steal off the bench for the Hornets. He also picked up 5 fouls.
Paul Pierce continued his strong play from last game with 28 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, and 2 steals in 43 minutes. He made a couple of dumb fouls though. One was where he fell for Posey's fake and fouled him shooting a 3.
Ray Allen's shot was off in this game but with Pierce being hot, his scoring wasn't needed. He finished with 9 points on 2-8 shooting with 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
Rondo was out played by Chris Paul in this one, but Rondo did a good job of running the team and the Celtics won so you could say he came out on top. Rondo finished with 10 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal. Chris Paul finished with 20 points, 6 rebounds, 14 assists, and 3 steals.
KG was solid with 19 points, 10 rebounds and 1 block. He also didn't wear the white sleeve on his leg that caused some chatter among Celtics fans. He seemed to be moving fine in this game and so there doesn't seem to be a problem with it.
Tony had a quiet game with 3 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal. He had one spectacular play where he got a great pass from Big Baby and hit a shot while falling to the court. Eddie House finished with 9 points and 1 rebound. Powe had 6 points, 2 rebounds and 1 block. Big Baby won the Tommy Award for his hustle and finished with 1 point, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.
Perk was solid on defense again. He got tangled up with Chris Paul at one time and you could see KG grabbing him and getting him as far away as possible so as not to give the ref a reason to call a tech on him. He finished with 9 points, 13 rebounds and 3 blocks.