After every game, we’ll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player’s overall value.
Rajon Rondo: Rack up another double-double for Rondo. Among the really positives: Rondo shot 3-4 from the line with the game hanging in the balance. That’s a monumental step. Also, his clutch baskets came in the form of jumpers. I can appreciate the competitive juices that made him want to win the game with that iso at the end of regulation, but he’s not quite there yet. Still, I don’t want to overlook the type of scoring he did in a close game, even if it did come against the Wizards.
Paul Pierce: Part of what I love about Pierce is he can turn a tough, 2-12 shooting night into 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 steals.
Kevin Garnett: Beast mode: activated. 20 points, 13 rebounds, and once again carrying the team… especially early on.
Jared Sullinger: Some struggles for Sully in this one. That’s to be expected. He only had 4 rebounds… but it’s actually g