No defense. No bench.
When looking at the Celtics through their first three games those were the bubble bugaboos. Sure, their starting five could score with anyone, but there was going to be no run if these pieces of the puzzle weren't somehow addressed.
Wednesday night in the Celtics' 149-115 rout of the Nets, Brad Stevens may have actually uncovered a few solutions. (For a complete box score, click here.)
The most eye-opening element of the night -- which included the C's scoring their most points since 1992 -- was the emergence of Rob Williams. He had a cool nickname (Time Lord), and now evidently he at least has the potential to possess an equally as impressive game.
For a team starved for inside presences on both ends of the court, Williams filled the bill and then some. He scored 18 points while going 7-for-7 from the field, including his first basket from outside 18 feet as a pro. There was also the staple of the second-year forward's game, shot-blocking, coming away with three swats (one more than the entire Nets team).
When it was all said and done, the Celtics outscored the Nets by 27 points in the 26 minutes Langford found himself on the floor,
"Romeo’s defense was excellent," Brad Stevens said. "Rob, obviously, gave us a lot once he got settled in defensively, and then offensively, he gave us a lot at the rim all day."