|12-13-2007, 11:04 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: New England
Odd NBA injury of the week
Have to hate those bed related injuries.
Kings 78 at Celtics 90
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BOSTON (AP) - Breathtaking. That's a good way to describe the Boston Celtics' 18-2 start.
The first start by rookie Glen Davis, "Big Baby" to his teammates, wasn't much different.
"Baby was good after hyperventilating through the first half. He was terrific," coach Doc Rivers said after Davis had his best game as a pro to spark the Celtics to a 90-78 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.
The soft-spoken hulk of a center was a bit starry-eyed to be starting alongside Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. Davis got the chance because Kendrick Perkins hurt his right big toe in a freak accident when he dropped his bed on it after it tilted to one side and he tried to fix it.
"You think all kinds of things," said Davis, who came to Boston as a second-round draft pick from LSU with a power game and a cute nickname. "Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. You don't want to mess up. So just breathe in and breathe out, absorb it. This is a beautiful thing here."
The young-looking 289-pound center had 16 points and nine rebounds, and made all 10 of his free throws as Boston matched the best 20-game start in franchise history and improved to 11-0 at home.
"Baby was huge tonight," Garnett said. "He kept a lot of balls alive. He made youthful mistakes, but they were very aggressive mistakes."