|Posted by shawn cassidy on December 4, 2013 at 5:15 AM|
Lee has been solid off the bench all year, and he's been okay with his role on the bench with no complaints. Courtney has done a fine job lighting a spark under the Celtics offense when coming off the bench to spell with Bradley or Crawford. Lee is averaging 7.8 points on 52.3 percent shooting over 16.8 minutes per game. He's really bought into his role and he's a perfect piece to the bench.
“[Lee] was huge because you talk again about the third/early-fourth quarter," said first-year coach Brad Stevens, who didn't hesitate to toss Lee back on the floor. "He helped settle us down and he made tough [shots]. He looked like he had an extra bounce in his step.
"He didn’t make the trip with us [to Milwaukee on Saturday] so he could stay back and get better and do rehab and, when you’re only going to be gone for 18 hours or whatever we were gone, it didn’t make much sense to take those guys with us. And he had a little more bounce in his step than maybe our guys did at that time, and we needed it.”
Coming off the bench after missing some time with a knee injury, Lee put up 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting over 15
minutes of floor time as the Celtics posted a 108-100 win over the visiting Bucks. Lee scored seven
fourth-quarter points and connected on all three of his attempts in the 4th quarter. Lee has shown that the Celtics can count on him on limited time or if they need a scoring punch off the bench. This years Courtney Lee has out done last years.