Celtics forward Glen Davis finished fourth in the voting for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award, which was announced today. Lakers forward Lamar Odom won the award.
Davis averaged 11.7 points and 5.4 rebounds in 78 games for the Celtics this season.
“He’s done a nice job,” said Celtics coach Doc Rivers. “Obviously earlier in the year he was really good, and he’s kind of tapered off a little bit. But he’s been good. He’s grown up a little bit out there.
“With Baby it’s just growth. It’s more maturity than basketball growth. Like I said 100 times, he has to do it in front of you guys, and that’s a little tougher.”
— Rivers said it was important for the Celtics to get off to a better start tonight than they did in Game 1.
“They’re a good offensive basketball team, and I thought we aided in that role in the first half,” he said.
As for changing the gameplan with Chauncey Billups out, Rivers said the Celtics still planned to attack.
“I don’t know if we’re going to take advantage of it. If Chauncey played we’re just going to play our game. If Chauncey didn’t play we’re just going to play our game. Obviously with Douglas it gives them more speed tonight.”