Eddie House lit up the Heat for 25 points, most of them on wide open 3's. I think Eddie is way more effective when Doc plays him at the 2 along side either Rondo or Pruitt. He also added 4 rebounds. Danny said we need a shooter. I think we have one.
In spite of the fatigue from rushing to the inauguration between games, Ray Allen also came up big in this game with 27 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. He was also was very efficient hitting 9 of 12 from the field and 5 of 6 from beyond the arc.
Paul Pierce surrendered his Superman cape to Eddie House last night, but he still did a little of everything to help his team win, finishing with 14 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.
Rondo continued his aggressive play of late and finished with 7 points, 4 rebounds, 10 assists and 1 steal. He was even 1 of 2 from beyond the arc.
It sure was good to see Perk back in the starting lineup. In the post game, Doc said that Perk's shoulder was fine, which was very good, but his conditioning was off a bit, which wasn't so good, and he was gasping for air a few times. It was good to get him back for this game to shake the rust off so he will be ready to face Dwight Howard when the Celtics face the Magic tonight. Perk finished with 2 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block in 22 minutes of play.
Kevin Garnett finished with a double double of 16 points and 13 rebounds to go with 1 assist and 3 steals. How does a growling 7 footer sneak up on you to steal the ball? Maybe it is an intimidation thing and they just give it to him. The Celtics beat the Heat on the boards 48-30, which is a very good thing.
Scal was the big that got the bulk of the back up minutes in this one and finished with 3 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 block and 5 fouls in 22 minutes. Scal's block was a good one where he chased Wade down the court on a break in time to block his shot from behind. Leon finished with 4 rebounds and 1 block and Big Baby had 4 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist. Gabe Pruitt had another early entrance to the game but it wasn't his best performance as he finished with 1 assist, 3 fouls, and 2 turnovers in 9 minutes.