|Josh McRoberts, PF 34 MIN | 2-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 5 PTS | +11
Connects the offense. Again, that’s his job and will be as long as he’s on this roster. Most dangerous asset he possesses is the unpredictable result of the dribble handoff – keeps defense way off balance and ball watching, as Dell Curry pointed out on the broadcast.
|Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 17 MIN | 2-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 4 PTS | -1
Jeff Green guarding MKG really showed us how slow the release is on his jump shot. Not how ugly, but how slow. So now we all have that to complain about.
|Al Jefferson, C 33 MIN | 6-14 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 2 TO | 14 PTS | -1
Just never could get it going consistently tonight. Had some nice moments offensively, but couldn’t explode and force the Celtics to blitz him when the ball went in. Watching this game last night was the coming out party for just how stand still the offense can become when Jefferson has the ball. I literally counted 5 seconds on on sequence where Big Al simply faced up and sized up his defender.
|Kemba Walker, PG 34 MIN | 11-17 FG | 5-6 FT | 6 REB | 5 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 28 PTS | +10
Going to the rim and finishing, or at least getting in the painted area. It’s clear that Kemba has abandoned the long jumper for the time being and is attacking the defense off the dribble. Bravo to you Kemba! After the pathetic 5-game stretch where Kemba shot 24% from the floor, he’s impressively rebounded.
|Gerald Henderson, SG 37 MIN | 7-17 FG | 6-6 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 20 PTS | +10
For a guy who I’m fairly certain had a one-on-one meeting with Jordan the day after the Brooklyn win, I’ll take this. Not that Hendo was already pretty assertive when he caught the ball in an ISO situation, it seems to have intensified.
|Jeff Adrien, PF 15 MIN | 0-0 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 1 PTS | -9
Ladies and Gents, he’s replaced Biyombo in the rotation. For the time being, at least.
|Ramon Sessions, PG 19 MIN | 1-7 FG | 3-4 FT | 0 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 5 PTS | -18
Well, the stat line sort of tells the whole story. Oh, but then don’t forget the 4 turnovers. Ewww.
|Jeff Taylor, SG 27 MIN | 3-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 7 PTS | -22
Something that stands out in this game is that Taylor will receive a lot less FG opportunities with Jefferson healthy and Hendo in his ‘I wanna be like Kobe’ mode.
|Bismack Biyombo, C DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |
And here we are. Wasn’t sure how this was going to end, but are we now there?
Question: (everyone feel free to chime in) Coach, is Adrien’s new emergence in the rotation over Biz simply a result of Adrien’s play as of late, or do you like him more as an overall player?
Two Things We Saw
- Boston shot 9-20 (45%) from deep and Charlotte countered with a measly 3-9 (33%).
- The Bobcats committed 17 turnovers, but the Celtics only coughed it up 12 times. This was area that Boston has struggled in early in the season, so taking care of the ball played a huge role in their win.