Tuesday, December 23, 2008
A Christmas Update on Leon Powe
(Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Well Christmas is here and so are the Boston Celtics. The win streak has reached 19 games and the Boston Celtics are off to the best start in NBA history thanks to a 110-91 victory against Philadelphia.
During that 19th consecutive win, Leon Powe went for a season high 15 points along with 6 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 steals, and one assist in just 15 minutes of play. This just shows what Leon is able to do if you give him the minutes to produce. Powe has been averaging 13 minutes a game this year which isn't enough in my opinion. I know Leon is playing the 4 and Glen Davis is the 5, but Leon is fine playing the 5 as long as they have KG in there. Even though there isn't a lot to complain about right now as a Celtics fan, I'd like Powe to get about 4 or 5 extra minutes and Davis to lose 4 to 5. I think that would only improve an already strong bench.
The Boston Celtics have won the last 22 games that Leon has scored 10 or more points going back to last season. they're 32-2 when Powe scores 10 or more if you go all the way back to the beggining of last season. That itself is an amazing record and is something Leon should use to convince Doc Rivers to get him more shots.
Things look great! Big game against the Lakers on Christmas. I'll be getting back to everyone sometime around then.