What ever happens with the cut (or cuts) this week… Gabe Pruitt has earned his spot with this team.
Paul Pierce liked what he saw:
“He understands what we needed from him,” Paul Pierce said of Pruitt. “He got guys set up in the right spots and he swung the ball, he was aggressive. But what I was most impressed about him was his defense. If he plays defense like that we may have something — he could solidify a backup role.” (Via the Globe Blog)
Kendrick Perkins had 18 points and 9 boards… and the Big 3 all played between 16-20 minutes.
Darius Miles played 11 minutes and, aside from a couple of blocked shots, did nothing. Sam Cassell was a DNP again.
Weird injury note: Leon Powe lost all feeling in his foot after someone stepped on a nerve. He’s fine now, though. Jessica Camerato has the full details.