Preseason Game 4: Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Recap

This was one of the most boring games I've ever watched. It was choppy, the crowd was, for the most part, lifeless and overall the game just dragged on until Leon Powe mercifully blocked a shot to prevent overtime. That doesn't mean I don't have some thoughts:

- If a decision on Darius Miles were based upon what he has done so far, he'd get cut. I just can't get too caught up in him hooking another bench player and throwing in a lay up. And that was his biggest contribution last night.

- The starters for the most part looked good. And I say "for the most part" because Kendrick Perkins was rusty, which was to be expected.

- What does Leon Powe do? Get buckets. Apparently he also refrains from talking to the training staff about hand injuries until the swelling gets out of control.

- "Rajon Rondo is a potential Hall of Famer." - Tommy Heinsohn after Gary Tanguay asked if Rondo had any shot of making the All Star Game this year.

- I wish we could fast forward 2 months just so I could hear what we'll be saying about the bench. My guess? There will be some rocky moments.

- I'm a big Tony Allen fan and even I worry about his consistency.

Finally, it looks like Brian Scalabrine is safe:

“I have no intention of cutting Scal,” Ainge said. “It’s early. We think Scal can help us. Last year when KG got hurt, Scal started and we were 7-2 in those games. Our team defense was even better. I’m not saying he’s a better defensive player than KG, but we were able to maintain things and play good team defense."

I don't remember it like that. In fact I recall Glen Davis and Leon Powe coming off the bench and making an impact while Scal drove me crazy in the starting role. It was Big Baby that made Tim Duncan work in that Sunday game against the Spurs. Oh well. That does add some intrigue to the next couple of weeks.

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