Wednesday, December 19, 2007
This season the NBA has listened to one of my many thoguht and has started to track a players +/- during the course of individual games. Due to my dislike of Brian Scalabrine, I am going to track he's performance in a weekly post called The Scalabrine Watch. 3 Million a year for what?
Celtics 90 Kings 78: -5
Scals got double digit minutes against the Kings and man did he take advantage of it. 2 free throws and one steal. An Epic performance.
Game Stats: 10 Minutes, 0-2, 2 Points, 0 Rebounds, 1 Steal, 0 Assists
Celtics 104 Bucks 82: -4
The Bucks somehow managed to stifle Scals from the field and shut him out completely. You really have to credit the Bucks for focusing on stopping the main weapon. Kind of similar to what the 49ers did in their loss to the Vikings when they held Peterson to 3 yards rushing.
Game Stats: 8 Minutes, 0-1, 0 Points, 0 Rebounds, 1 Assist
Celtics 90 Raptors 77: -5
Scals got those essential 2 points in the Celtics 90-77 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Who knows where they would have been without him on the court. Unfortunately his efforts were for naught apparently as he put up his 3rd negative of the week.
Game Stats: 2 Minutes, 1-1, 2 Points, 0 Rebounds, 0 Assists
Overall Week Performance: -14
Scals put in his least productive performances this week exactly when Truehoop and others were commenting on how he has become a fan favorite in Boston and is cheered whenever he touches the ball. Doc apparently is ignoring your cheers.
Week Stats: 20 Minutes, 1-4, 4 Points, 0 Rebounds, 1 Assist
Overall Season Performance: +23
Maybe I spoke to soon last week when I said I didn't think there was a way Scals could reach par this season. If Doc keeps on playing him only in the scrub minutes when the Celtics already have the games in the wraps
Season Stats:11 MPG, .340 FG%, 2.4 PPG, 1.5 RPG, 0.8 APG