E’Twaun Moore Steal of the 2011 Draft?
The Raptors will have to be satisfied with a moral victory, though, because four rookies and a barely second-year veteran helped the Celtics seal a 76-75 triumph. E’Twaun Moore, a second-round pick who may prove the steal of the 2011 draft, drained two jumpers down the stretch, and Greg Stiemsma, fresh from Sioux Falls of the NBADL, tipped in his own miss for the winning basket.
Rivers smiled all the while, and Kevin Garnett pumped his fists after the Raptors failed to score in the final seconds.
“You couldn’t ask for a better situation,’’ said Rivers, who used 13 players. “I could see the game getting closer with about seven minutes left. You could see they were making a run and I thought, ‘Well, this is a great time to call the young guys in to see if they could hold the lead and withstand their rush.’ You can see why we like E’Twaun.’’