Paul Pierce is the only other Celtic joining Kevin Garnett at the All-Star game. Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo didn’t make the cut. Here are the rest of the East reserves:
- Chris Bosh
- Joe Johnson
- Danny Granger
- Jameer Nelson
- Rashard Lewis
- Devin Harris
Yes….Rashard Lewis. Am I the only one suprised? Here’s a look at the stats:
Ray Allen – 18ppg, 50% FG, 41% 3FG, 93% FT, 3.4 reb, .98 stls, 2.8 assists
R. Lewis – 19.3 ppg, 45% FG, 42% 3FG, 82% FT, 6 reb, 1.2 stls, 2.6 assists
Very close. But when you run with the defending champs, you should get the nod. When you play third fiddle for a pretender, you have to wait til next year.
For those wondering:
The All-Star reserves are selected by the 30 NBA head coaches, who voted for seven players in their own conference, but not from their own team. Phil Jackson will coach the West team on the basis of his Lakers clinching the conference’s best winning percentage through Feb. 1. The East will be coached by either Cleveland’s Mike Brown or Orlando’s Stan Van Gundy. Boston’s Doc Rivers coached the East All-Stars last season and is therefore ineligible to coach this year’s squad.