Glen Davis is feeling better, but Rasheed Wallace can’t even sit down to watch film. Neither is a definite for tonight’s Game Six. (Boston Globe)
“Baby looks good,’’ Rivers said. “He was talking. He looked fine. He still has to go through a couple of tests this evening with our doctors to get clearance. He didn’t have any headaches today. He had some last night, which was a big step, I guess.’’
Wallace, who scored 21 points off the bench in Game 5 but fouled out in the fourth quarter, was still bothered by a sore back yesterday.
“We watched some film before we got on the plane as a group, and he couldn’t sit down,’’ Rivers said. “So he just stretched the whole time. He’s feeling better. He’ll be a game-time decision as well.’’
Davis, who looked like a whale out of water during his initial wooziness, said he wouldn’t be stopped by the concussion.
“‘I’m all right. I’ll be back next game. That’s all you need to print.’’’
Still, he’ll need the doctor’s permission to play.
The Celtics need at least one of the two to play. They can survive with Shelden Williams taking over for either Davis or Wallace, but can they survive with their only two backup big men being Shelden and Scal? I say no.
After all, they’re playing Dwight Howard. Even when his razor-sharp elbows aren’t knocking out Celtics left and right, Dwight will get the C’s big guys into foul trouble. They need a deep stable of their best and biggest men, not two bums off the bench with no size whatsoever.