Green's back to back huge dunks helped pace a great effort by the Boston reserves.
I was at the Garden for the Celtics victory over the Suns yesterday. While I noticed that Doc gave the bench an opportunity to win the game by leaving them out there for much of the 4th quarter, I had no idea exactly how unusual the night was until I got home and looked at the numbers.
Only one Boston starter scored in double figures (and just barely at that), Kevin Garnett with 10. In fact, oddly enough the Celtics starting 5 posted 6 (Bass), 7 (Pierce), 8 (Rondo), 9 (Bradley), and 10 points each. The team's top three scorers all came off the bench; Sullinger's 12, Terry's 13, and Green's 14. Jeff Green's 14 points were the lowest amount posted by the team's leading scorer in any game this year.
But most impressive of all were Sullinger's 16 rebounds, the biggest number in the entire box score for either team (although Luis Scola did also score 16). Another s...