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Neemias Queta has a touch of Moses Malone in him

 I am far from saying the Celtics Neemias Queta is the second-coming of the great Moses Malone, but he has some of Malone's game in him - primarily as a relentless rebounder (particularly on the offensive glass) and a tough matchup on offense close to the hoop.


In last night's loss to the Warriors, Queta had a double-double consisting of 10 points (5-of-8 FG) and 10 boards - six of which were of the offensive variety. Like Moses, the Portuguese center is a bull under the basket. And he works hard.

Malone's NBA career ended with him averaging 20.6 PPG and 12.2 RPG - with 5.1 of his boards off the offensive glass. No one seemed to sweat as much as Moses, and "relentless" defined his game.

Boston lost to Golden State, in part because they once again relied too much on the three-ball, missing 41 of their 58 attempts (29.3%). Queta may never be a star, but his toughness off the bench and inside game could help get the Boston Celtics to the ":Promised Land".

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