Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Leon and the Celtics Start Where They Left Off
It took a while for the Boston Celtics to get things going after their emotional ring ceremony. Well what it took was Leon Powe stepping on the floor for his 2008-2009 regular season debut. Leon came in and gave an immediate spark to a sluggish Celtics team. Powe started his season out with a nice 3 point play then a baby hook to follow, after that the Celtics turned back into the team from last year.
Leon showed everyone what he could do with a little playing time. Give Powe 20+ minutes each game off the bench and I'm saying he's in the running for 6th man of the year award. Powe has never recieved consistant playing time in his career, with the confidence of his coach and team behind him he will become the dangerous player some of us have been waiting for him to be.
The two highlights of the night for the Celtics both came from Powe. First Leon had a ridiculous dunk over Delonte West that made him the top play of the day on ESPN. Then to finish the game Leon caught a Paul Pierce pass and finished it with a dunk on Anderson Varejao.
Overall Leon finished with 13 points and 2 rebounds. Not a bad season debut for Powe, I'm expecting more of this to come. Great game Celtics, and great game Leon!