Yet again, the Celtics are struggling to get out of the gates in the first quarter tonight against Toronto. In the first quarter this season, Boston has been outscored five of seven times and they’re averaging just 21 points.
With five minutes left in the first quarter, Jermaine O’Neal is already in double-digits. He’s been destroying Kendrick Perkins since the opening tip. KG even switched onto J.O. to stop the bleeding, and then Chris Bosh nearly crammed on Perk’s head on the other side of the paint.
To kill two birds with one stone and fix both the slow start and defensive issues, Doc should seriously consider bringing Perkins off the bench. The question is who should start instead? I’m voting for Leon Powe.
Do you think that the Celtics should start Leon Powe instead of Kendrick Perkins?