Big props going out right now to Greg Monroe, who facilitated Jabari “Best Bird In Celtics History By Far” Bird’s career-night by feeding him easy looks like a mother feeds her toddler. Without Monroe’s advanced understanding of how to pass from the elbow, Bird ends up with a low single-digit point total tonight, instead of the career-high-shattering 15 he had in reality.
“Career-high-shattering” is really putting it lightly in this case, because before this game he had a grand total of ONE basket on the season. That basket happened in December, and I probably should’ve made a highlight vid for it, because it was looking like he wouldn’t get another one until next Summer League.
Luckily for fans of super-marginal scrublords, the Celtics are facing some injury problems, and they but Bird in early to see if he could maybe do something against one of the worst teams in the league. I’m not going to say it’s a vintage Boston Bird performance in the Garden, but it is definitely unexpected.