Saturday, August 29, 2015

Sixers-Celtics: Minute by Minute

The main Celtics have played 95,000 more minutes than the Sixers in their careers.

Sixers-Celtics: Minute by Minute

( Yong Kim / Staff Photographer )
( Yong Kim / Staff Photographer ) Daily News/Inquirer

If youth and freshness have anything to do with it, the Sixers have a pretty good shot at getting through to the Eastern Conference Finals.

The Celtics' nine-man rotation, led by the aging Kevin Garnett (left), has 50 years and 95,000 NBA minutes on that of the Sixers.

Here are the nine-man rotations for each team, their age and career regular season and postseason minutes played heading into Monday's Game 5: 


Elton Brand 33 31,258 960 32,218
Andre Iguodala    28 23,216 1,265 24,481
Thad Young 23 10,169 739 10,908
Lou Williams 25 9,955 691 10,646
Spencer Hawes 24 7,732 367 8,099
Jrue Holiday 21 6,864 567 7,431
Jodie Meeks 24 4,425 198 4,623
Evan Turner 23 3,510 440 3,950
Lavoy Allen 23 624 182 806
   Totals 224 97,753 5,409    103,162
Kevin Garnett 36 45,779 4,454 50,233
Ray Allen 36 42,373 4,587 46,960
Paul Piece 34 37,785 4,756 42,541
Rajon Rondo 26 14,226 3,098 17,324
Keyon Dooling 32 14,052 571 14,623
Mickael Pietrus 30 11,564 1,268 12,832
Brandon Bass 27 8,057 793 8,850
Ryan Hollins 27 4,088 198 4,286
Greg Stiemsma 26 766 84 850
   Totals 274 178,690 19,809 198,499
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