Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Celtics Recap: Who got A's?

Boston Celtics Shaquille O'Neal smiles on the bench in the fourth quarter against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 13, 2010.    UPI/John Angelillo Photo via Newscom

The Celtics left Cleveland with an impressive win last night, here's the three players who earned the highest marks last night:

A's: Marquis Daniels, Glen Davis, Rajon Rondo
This is the Marquis Daniels everyone expected last year, and with 32 minutes played last night, the only thing you'd like to see added to the stat sheet is a couple of assists. However, if a guy shoots 70% from the floor, I'm OK with the aggressiveness.

Davis continues his march towards 6th man of the year. 17 points and 11 boards are great numbers, but the defense he plays and the energy he brings don't show up in the score sheet. He also had one hell of a rejection.

Rajon Rondo is starting to make a case for MVP. 12 more assists last night to go along with his 23 points. This team is much different with him on the floor, and the offensive flow is completely different with him quarterbacking the offense. Think about this for a second: who runs the point if Rondo is out for an extended period of time? Who handles the ball? Who takes on the role of distributor? When he missed time recently, Delonte West handled alot of that role, but with no West, who does it now? Rondo, his shooting and free throw shooting aside, deserves some MVP talk this year, as this team is championship caliber with him, and a second round and out without him.

The Celtics are back in action tonight against the Blazers at the TDB.



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