With just a handful of games left, there’s a hyper-focus on who might get minutes when the playoffs begin. Last night, Doc went with the big lineup he promised when he made Jeff Green a starter: Avery Bradley, Paul Pierce, Green, Brandon Bass, and Kevin Garnett. That moved Chris Wilcox to the bench, and created an interesting little “Shavlik Randolph vs. Wilcox” scenario.
Who would Doc go to? The new guy who, despite generating some excitement around here lately, is still a Chinese-league refugee who still makes some mistakes based on having played there this past season? Or would it be Wilcox who, despite a familiarity with the team, has been in and out of Doc’s dog house all season?
When Randolph checked in first for Garnett last night, it seemed to give us the answer. Shav’s earning 6th man minutes, and Wilcox’s days are numbered.
But then Wilcox came back into the game, and he performed quite well. And, well, the confusion returned. Who was going to win the Shiv vs. Tril...