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Pruitt Shows Growth in Win
Posted By Jessica Camerato On October 11, 2008 @ 10:18 pm In General | No Comments
It’s a rare occasion when the media flocks to Gabe Pruitt  before Kevin Garnett , Paul Pierce , or Ray Allen  after a game. But tonight Pruitt who stole the show, clinching an 90-89 victory over the Houston Rockets  with six seconds to go.
“There wasn’t [any hesitation],” Pruitt said. “[Doc] told me that he’s going to put it in my hands and he wanted me to attack early and that’s what I did.”
In just three preseason games Pruitt has already shown signs of improvement from his rookie season. The second-year guard chipped in eight points and four steals in 20 minutes on Saturday night.
“This time [Doc’s] giving me more opportunities,” he said, “And even though it’s early, I feel like I need to show coach that he can be confident in me. He gave me that opportunity tonight in the second half and I just wanted to build off of that.”
The veteran Celtics  showed their enthusiasm for Pruitt’s heroics after the game.
“Hold on G. Wipe your face, man,” Kevin Garnett yelled as Pruitt addressed reporters. “You can’t be sweating on TV.”
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