Brian Scalabrine, Delonte West, Wally Szczerbiak, Theo Ratliff, and Paul Pierce are on the bench but not in uniform for the Celtics. Nine players dressed for the Celtics tonight.
Rookie guard Allan Ray made the most of his 13 minutes of playing time for the Celtics in the first half. Ray went 4-for-8 for 10 points in the period.
Rajon Rondo continued his solid play from the first quarter and finished with nine points in the half. The rookie guard took the ball to the rim on two occasions and finished successfully. Ray and Rondo combined on the best play of the half, a fast-break push by Rondo which led to a lay-up by Ray with 3:04 left in the half.
Chris Bosh was assessed a technical foul for taunting on a thunderous dunk over Celtics center Michael Olowokandi. Bosh pleaded his case without success. Sebastian Telfair shot the technical with Paul Pierce and Wally Szczerbiak injured.