Friday, March 13, 2009
Career High 30 Points for the Great Leon Powe!
(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
March 13th 2009 will go down as one of the most memorable days in Boston Celtics history. It should be known in Boston as "Leon Powe Day" for his amazing performance in the 102-92 victory of the Memphis Grizzlies.
Powe had 30 points, 11 rebounds, 5 blocks, 3 assist, and one steal. The 30 points were a career high as were the 5 blocks and 3 assist. But it wasn't just the great stats that made Leon amazing tonight. His hustle and toughness to fight through a calf injury were huge for this struggling Celtics team.
Hopefully Powe will start to see more minutes now that he's showed what he can do when you actually give him some playing time. He is clearly the best option off the bench for the Celtics. If Doc decides to keep sitting him behind Big Baby then Leon is going to be playing for another team next year.
I'm glad Leon got his opporunity to show what he can do. He was given a chance and he performaned like the clutch player he is. Great job Leon!!