|Posted by shawn cassidy on February 11, 2013 at 5:15 AM|
Celtics captain Paul Pierce played 54 minutes, 11 seconds during Sunday's triple-overtime win over the Nuggets. That's just three seconds short of his career high . Kevin Garnett logged 47:03, and that's a number that we never see from KG. With the Celtics heading to Charlotte for a second game of a back-to-back. Should Doc roll the dice, and rest both players? The Bobcats shouldn't be taken lightly despite the worst record in the East of 11-39. But does the game matter if hurts the duo of Pierce, and KG? I think the Celtics can beat the Bobcats without both guys. I think it will be a good game for Green, Bradley,and Lee. Let them run the show.
As the team prepped to board its midnight flight, Rivers was noncommittal with how he'll proceed.
"I’ll let you know after the game [Monday]," said Rivers "I mean Paul played 54 minutes, and he’s the guy that I’m most concerned with to be honest. And they just played so hard... If we have to rest guys, play them shorter minutes tomorrow -- the only way I can do it is by my eyes. You’ll never know how guys feel until [Monday]."
Pierce smiled when asked after Sunday's game if he was tired.
"Yeah, I'm tired after every game," he said. Pressed on if he was more tired than usual, he added, "Well, my adrenaline is still coming down. I'm sure I'll feel it later."
Garnett playfully joked about his whopping minute total, even after catching a brief breather at the start of the second overtime.
"I told Doc I wasn't build for this s--- and I don't know what the hell he thought," quipped Garnett. "But I probably won't even play [Monday] night. I'm lying. I'm out here grinding. It's what it is. Heart of a champion. What can I say?"
That sounds like a line from a movie. " I wasn't built for this s---". If your going to rest anyone. It needs to be KG. Pierce can go out there, and play around 25 minutes. Maybe he can get the ball rolling. But rest KG.
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