Originally written on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 1/10/13

Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett grabs Rajon Rondo during a timeout in the fourth quarter of game 6 of their NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinal at the United Center in Chicago on April 30, 2009. The Bulls won 128-127 in triple overtime. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey) Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom

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The Celtics beat the Suns 87-79 ESPN Boxscore CelticsLife Game Recap Player Grades: Kevin Garnett: Did not make his usual impact tonight, but no starter did. He did play his usual great defense however, which was something positive about his night. It was good that Doc got to limit his minutes tonight, and it was great that the team could win without a lot of contribution from him. B Brandon Bass: Had a poor shooting night, which was unwelcome to see considering how much better he had been shooting the last couple games. While his energy was flatter than usual, he did manage to snag a few rebounds. Not a great game, and hopefully we will see a bounce-back on Friday. B- Paul Pierce: Like Bass, he had a poor shooting night but contributed on the boards. Got some additional rest tonight as well, which is a welcome sight for the captain, who is coming off of some good performances. B Rajon Rondo: Came out with good energy in the front half of the first quarter, but it disappeared...
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