Earlier in the season, the Celtics appeared physically incapable of taking advantage of the fact they have one of the most explosive point guards in the league.

But rookie JaJuan Johnson and Chris Wilcox — the two forwards who benefitted the most yesterday from the absence of Jermaine O'Neal and Brandon Bass — appear to have figured it out. Fill the lanes and Rajon Rondo will make it worth their while.

Johnson finished with a career-high 12 points, and tied career highs with four rebounds (including three offensive) and two steals in the Celtics' 95-91 win over Chicago.