Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 10/31/12
Last night's game was disappointing to say the least, and while there were some troubling signs, the Celtics did show the potential to be a contending force. The Good: Health: Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce both looked healthy. KG didn't score much, but he appeared much more fit than he did at last year's opening. The Big Ticket had 2 blocks and 12 rebounds along with 2 clutch buckets. The Truth came out on fire, and even though he started missing late in the game, you have to be pleased with 23 points, especially considering last year he was overweight and missed the opener with a bad heel. The Heart and Soul of the Celtics showed that they have not suffered significant decline since last year, and can still play at the elite level Boston need to contend. LEANDRO BARBOSA. (And Bass): The Brazilian Blur scored 16 points in the 4th quarter. His playing time will be limited, especially when Bradley gets back, but how reassuring is it to know that if a starter goes down you can bring in
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