Wanna get away?
Wafer slashed to the hoop with a chance to put the Celtics up four just two minutes into the overtime session Monday. But his emphatic attempt at a one-handed jam bounced hard off the iron. A seemingly unaware Wafer exulted in front of the home crowd below the baseline before starting to backpedal. That's when he bumped into Jermaine O'Neal, who had hauled in the offensive rebound, but the collision forced O'Neal to double dribble. Just a mess of a sequence.
The good news for Wafer is that, beyond that gaffe and a missed free throw at the end of regulation, he put together a solid night, chipping in 11 points on 4-of-12 shooting with two assists, a rebound, and a steal over 44:39. What's more, Wafer's defense was better than expected and if he can maintain the intensity on that side of the ball, he's got a chance to edge fellow wing reserve Sasha Pavlovic for a final spot on the 12-man active playoff roster (Pavlovic, however, has more size and could still sneak on with a solid showing Wednesday).
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