Jerian Grant missed his first three shots, got pulled just 4 minutes, 41 seconds after tipoff and didn't play again. This after coach Fred Hoiberg cited his confidence in Grant as a floor spacer for why he stuck with him as a starter in Rajon Rondo's absence.
Michael Carter-Williams followed with two fouls in five first-half minutes and also took a seat, making only a brief second-half cameo.
With Denzel Valentine watching and Cameron Payne inactive, Hoiberg turned to Isaiah Canaan.
Yes, that Isaiah Canaan.
Beyond the fact Valentine is a...