For a coach that is notoriously hard on his players, (unless you're Jason Terry) that's some pretty high praise about the effort from Brandon Bass in Game 1. The numbers didn't jump off the page, but that praise from Doc was warranted. Bass grabbed 10 rebounds in 32 minutes of action, grabbing 28 percent of all defensive rebounds available while he was on the floor. That was the top mark on the Celtics for the afternoon.
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