Boston wins by 17 in Perkins' return, and most of the game beyond the second half was garbage time. Good way to end a home stand.
The Celtics pulled away early, and controlled pretty much the whole game. They were ahead by 22 at the half, and pushed the lead up to 24, despite not looking like they were trying particularly hard as a unit for any prolonged stretch of time.
This game was needed, because next up they've got Portland, and Phoenix, then LA, all away games. A solid home beat down will serve as a decent jumping off point for that trip.
Paul Pierce came out like gangbusters in the 1st quarter, netting 6 FG's. He led all scorers with 24.
Rajon Rondo had yet another double double, and managed a good, efficent shooting night, even goin 1-1 from deep.
Glen Davis and Nate Robinson did their Shrek/Donkey thing, each netting 11 pts from the bench, and Davis got his 44th charge.
Saw some good things from Semih tonight, mainly in the second half. Aggressive offensively and defensively. That kind of play will keep him a rotation player as long as one of Shaq/Perkins/Jermaine O'Neal are out.
Ray Allen stepped 3 3pters closer to Reggie Miller tonight.
Kendrick Perkins comes back looking a lot like he did before he left. He's all hustle, he's not necessarily the best rebounder on the floor although it is not for lack of trying, he played tough interior defense (even after the rest of the C's heavy rotation guys had gone to "Gino Time"), and he still has a SLOWWW Gather. Even saw a scowl.
Christian Eyenga can jump. I mean he can freaking jump. Like a maniac.