After a sloppy first quarter defensively, the Celtics  rode their bench to a 57-52 halftime lead over the Kings. Led by Rasheed Wallace’s 10 points, and inspired defensive play, the Celtics took control midway through the quarter and led by as many as 11 points.
Wallace was hardly the only bench contributor. Eddie House  knocked down three 3-pointers, Glen Davis  had six points and six rebounds and Marquis Daniels  did his usual all-around number with seven points, three rebounds and a steal.
The second unit’s production was critical because Paul Pierce , Ray Allen  and Rajon Rondo  shot a combined 4-for-15. Despite that, there were other positive signs for the Celtics offensively. They only turned the ball over five times and made half of their 12 3-point attempts.