The regular season is here...almost! Boston finished it's pre-season play tonight with a 107-92 victory over New Jersey. Paul Pierce led the team with 17 points and four of the five starters tallied double-digits in points. The only starter not to score at least 10 was Rondo, but that's OK. He dished out 12 dimes, while scoring eight points and pulling down five boards. Glen Davis also dropped 14 off the bench for the Boston squad.
After a scary first half in which the Nets led by 12 after the first quarter and seven at the break, the Celtics turned on their burners and dominated the third frame. Ray Allen scored all 14 of his points in that quarter and Boston won it 36-16 to take a 13 point lead going into the final twelve minutes. The bench held the league in the final minutes to preserve the victory.
Von Wafer played roughly 12 minutes and score eight points on 3-6 shooting from the field and 2-2 from beyond the arc. His main competition for the 15th spot, Stephane Lasme, played only three minutes and recorded an empty stat sheet. I expected Lasme to get more time as I personally think he is the better player.
Regardless, the tune-up games are over, get ready for the Heat!
Stephen Bailey designed Beantown Banter, writes the majority of the pieces for the site, and controls the social networking among other things. Bailey is currently a freshman at Syracuse University majoring in Sport Management. He is a diehard Celtics and Red Sox fan, but also actively follows the Bruins and Patriots. Additionally, he serves as a contributing writer at Celtics Life. Earlier in 2010, Bailey interned in the Sports Department of the New Haven Register, interviewed multiple athletes, including ex-Celtic Ryan Gomes, and worked as part of a team to get the section done every weeknight. He covers both Swimming & Diving and Women's Tennis for The Daily Orange, SU's school paper. In his free time, Bailey enjoys playing pickup basketball, beating his floormates in NBA 2K11, and sporcling for hours on end. Although he is unsure exactly what he wants to do for a career, it has always been his dream to cover the Celts and Sox.