Courtney Lee and Kevin Garnett both did not make the trip to Cleveland for tonight's game vs. the Cavs.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 27, 2013
I think Lee's absence has been hurting the C's more than most people would expect. While Jordan Crawford did score 14 points in a team high 41 minutes last night, he also had 6 turnovers. And whether its Crawford or Jason Terry filling in for Lee, it's an enormous downgrade defensively (case in point: J.R. Smith putting up 34 yesterday). Avery Bradley's play also seems to have fallen off somewhat without his regular starting backcourt partner in the lineup.