Highlight stats: KG with five steals on the night... Pierce, Rondo and Allen combine for 70 tallies... Garnett with a +17 +/- to trump Dirk's lowly -12... Caron Butler held to 3-14 shooting, Brendan Haywood stifled and allowed just three points in 26 minutes.
Gone unseen: Glen Davis continued his statistically unaccounted for play last night, banging up the Dallas interior D and grabbing four rebounds and checking in seven points. Davis outhustled, outsmarted, and plain outplayed the Mavs in another energetic effort that is beginning to infect the entire Celtics team.
Notes: In a good one, perhaps the only two disappointing impressions on the game was Perk's so-so rebounding numbers and the bench's poor efficiency. No bench member had a positive +/- and the unit averaged a +/- 9.4 for the night. Glen Davis is really the only bench member I'll let slide because unless the game style morphs into a garbage time/scavenger/hustle type of play or he notches 20-22+ minutes, his numbers aren't going to show for much of anything anyway. Jason Terry exploded for 18 and we looked to our bench to at least cement a little bit of a counter-attack before our starters came back in and they couldn't do it. Marquis was 0-2, Nate Robinson only played nine minutes and took just three shots, and Rasheed gave us a mere basket with three rebounds in 16 minutes.
But hey, a win is a win... Right?