Sunday, April 18, 2010
Davis ready to reprise role
By Chris Forsberg
Elsa/Getty ImagesGlen Davis exults after getting a foul call on a key hoop that helped fuel the Celtics' Game 1 win.
WALTHAM, Mass. -- How do you replace The Big Ticket? Glen Davis said he's got the answer in his back pocket: The Ticket Stub.
That's the nickname Davis coined for himself during last year's playoffs, when he filled in admirably for an injured Garnett. Davis averaged 15.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, while helping Boston get within one game of the Eastern Conference finals. (The Celtics fell to eventual conference champion Orlando in seven games in the second round.)
While Garnett and the Celtics awaited official word from the league about whether Boston's starting forward would be suspended for his role in Saturday's Game 1 fourth-quarter melee -- the league made the one-game ban official Sunday night -- Davis said he'd be ready to once again fill Garnett's shoes.
"Well, if Kevin's out, I have to bring back the Ticket Stub," said Davis. "You all know the Ticket Stub, you all saw the Ticket Stub last year. If [Garnett is] gone, I've got the Ticket Stub right in my back pocket and I can bring it out."