Connelly’s Top Ten: Celts play hard, Sox who cares, Crazy Brothers Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James pulls up his sleeve while facing the Boston Celtics in the first quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston, Thursday, April 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Another Hard-Fought Loss: Celtics Lose 103-95, Go Down 3-0 in Series After celebrating their 4th Super Bowl victory, it's back to work for the New England Patriots. (credit Getty Images) 2015 New England Patriots Schedule and Predictions Rick Porcello was taken deep twice on Sunday moving his total to 5 home runs allowed on the season. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Red Sox Weekly Round Up: Starting Pitchers Post League Worst ERA

Powe Has Career Game in Celtics Win

Maybe the Celtics don’t need Kevin Garnett and Glen “Big Baby” Davis? OK, that’s a little ridiculous. But for now, it’s going to help the team for the playoffs that Leon Powe is getting all the big man minutes with KG, Baby, and Brian Scalabrine out of the lineup. And it’s starting to pay dividends…

Leon Powe scored a career-high 30 points to go with 11 rebounds and three assists to lead the Celts to a 102-92 win over the Grizzlies, ending a frustrating two-game losing streak.

Powe had his tenth career double-double and second since replacing Baby in the starting lineup. Baby was replacing Scal, who was replacing KG. Either way, Powe has come up huge as the Celtics try to push for the No. 1 seed.

“Since he’s been put in a starting role, he’s been really playing well for us,” said Paul Pierce, who scored 17. “That’s what we need now, especially with guys injured. Hopefully this will carry over when Kevin gets back.”

Ray Allen added 22 points for the Green, who are 6-4 without KG in the starting lineup, falling 2.5 games back in the race for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs.

Rudy Gay had a team-high 26 points, O.J. Mayo chipped in 21, and center Marc Gasol added 11 points and 15 rebounds for the 16-48 Grizzlies.

Rajon Rondo was back in the starting lineup for the Celts, finishing with four points, eight rebounds, and eight assists in around 30 minutes. Stephon Marbury had his best game as a Celtic with Rondo back, scoring nine points with five asssists in 17 minutes.

The Celtics have Saturday off and take on the Bucks in Milwuakee on Sunday afternoon.

About KC Downey - @kc_downey

KC is the "head coach" of the Sports of Boston, LLC blog network. Follow him on Twitter: @kc_downey

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Discussion

One comment for “Powe Has Career Game in Celtics Win”

  1. Powe Has Career Game in Celtics Win: Maybe the Celtics don’t need Kevin Garnett and Glen “Big Baby&#.. http://tinyurl.com/bdohoh

    Posted by Sports of Boston | March 14, 2009, 1:43 pm

Post a comment