http://celtics.bostonherald.com/celtics/view.bg?articleid=76751WASHINGTON - Believe it or not, there are players on the Celts who can be unselfish to a fault.
That's why Gary Payton appointed himself Raef LaFrentz' nag over the last two days.
``Gary's huge - he made a concentrated effort to get the ball to Raef,'' Celtics coach Doc Rivers said after last night's 116-108 win over Washington.
``He leaned into Raef (during Monday's practice), and (yesterday) in shootaround, too, telling him to shoot the ball.''
And, voila, the floor parted like the Red Sea as a result of LaFrentz' 21-point, 8-of-13, three-trey performance.
LaFrentz averaged only 11.2 points per game over the last five. He had 14 Sunday against the 76ers.
``The way we played the other night (against Philadelphia) and (that) he didn't shoot wasn't acceptable,'' Payton said. ``He's the best shooter on our team, and when he doesn't take that shot, they pack it in.
``He's an unselfish player. He wants to pass. But we need him to take shots to open up opportunities. Today he did that.''