Doc Rivers came to his senses and sat the Big 3 and Kendrick Perkins last night as the Celtics closed out the 2009-2010 regular season with a summer-league scrimmage against the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Bucks (46-36) still had something to play for, seeding, so it was understandable that they won it 106-95 at the TD Garden. Boston will play the Miami Heat in the first round while Milwaukee gets the Atlanta Hawks.
Luke Ridnour and Jerry Stackhouse led Milwaukee with 17 points, Ersan Ilyasova scored 14, Dan Gadzuric notched 14 points and nine rebounds and John Salmons had 12 points.
Rajon Rondo, no idea why he played, led the Celts (50-32) with 21 points, 15 assists and six rebounds. Marquis Daniels was the only other starter in double figures with 13 points. Shelden Williams and Nate Robinson both scored 12 points off the bench.
Great trivia: Boston's starting five last night was Rondo, Daniels, Glen Davis, Rasheed Wallace and Michael Finley. Stump your friends and family with that doozy.
Celtics-Heat Game 1 is on Saturday night at the Garden. Saturday is going to be a great day for Boston sports fans: the weather is supposed to be crappy but the Bruins play the Sabres at 1 (in Game 2), the Sox host the Rays and then the Celts-Heat start it up.