Thursday, April 17, 2008
Celtics Win Final Game, Leon Gets Career High
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
The Boston Celtics capped off a 66 win season by beating the New Jersey Nets 105-94. The good news is at the beginning of the season I predicted the Celtics would win 66 games. The bad news for me is I forgot to post it anywhere for proof that I got it right.
More good news... Leon Powe ended the season with a career high 27 points followed by 11 rebounds. Certainly a nice way for Leon to cap off his season. He consistently showed that if given the minuets he can produce big numbers.
Leon's final stats for the 2007-2008 season were
I'd show his assist but when your as good as Leon you don't pass the ball much. That would just be stupid and hurting your team. Not a bad year at all for a guy getting 14 minuets a game, and having to sit at the very end of the bench the first half of the season.
A quick fact... The Celtics were 18-2 when Leon scored over 10 points. Which would have been 20-0 if the starters hadn't choked away both games at the end. When Leon scores 20+ points the Celtics are 4-0. So I guess it's pretty easy, give Leon the ball and you win.
I'll be expecting more solid play out of Leon in the playoffs. He will be a real X factor for the Celtics in their championship run. It's been a strong finish to the regular season for the Celtics and Leon. But the real season is starting now.