CELTICS 108 BOBCATS 90
For some reason I haven’t heard that phrase in atleast a week. ATLEAST a week. Pardon my rant where I told you this was going to happen, but I told you this was going to happen(I said it was the Poor Mans Excuse). I told every Celtic fan out there to take their chill pill, calm down, and wait it out. At that time we were still playing average basketball, but we knew what we had as a team, however sometimes people get to critical. At that time the only excuse known to man shows up and its how we are too old this year. 5 wins later, coming off a game where we just ran the Bobcats out of their own gym, and from the gallery of how old the Celtics are I hear nothing but the chirping of grasshoppers. Thanks for listening, that should make me sleep better tonight- now onto the recap of the game.
For the first game in a very long time, the Celtics got after it right off the bat. There was no question to begin the first quarter that this game was ours, and we wanted it. The C’s jumped out to a quick lead to start the game, and pushed it to 29-18 at the end of the first quarter. The ball was moving on offense, and open shooters were knocking down their shots. The ball was going inside to Perkins and he was making the defense pay. He had great moves that were getting him good looks, and to the free throw line.
The Celtics went into the locker room at the half with a 62-39 lead. With that lead, the Celtics came out and played a little looser on D, but still kept it up on the offensive end of the court so it didn’t hurt them too much. Eddie House started slow off the bench missing some open shots, but finished the game strong with 12 pts and 2-5 shooting from behind the arc. The starters got their rest with this big lead throughout the game as KG only had to participate in 26 minutes, and Pierce in 33.5. Ray was the man with the most playing time tonight, but can you blame Doc? Ray finished the game having played almost 36 minutes. Why? I would have to assume it was because for the first time this year, Ray Allen had found his stroke in his 3 point game. When a shooter gets rolling, keep his confidence, keep him in there to shoot more, and Doc did just that. It paid off as Ray went 5-6 from 3 point territory, and finished the game with a team high 27 points.
Going into the night we all kind of expected a game in which the Celtics would have to battle it out and find a way to win a tough one in the end. It turned out to be the complete opposite, which is fine by me. Every once and a while I need a game where I am not stressed. How about you? When the Celtics play how they played tonight it is a thing of beauty. The extra pass from KG to Perkins, or Rondo to KG to set up the perfect shot attempt, is awesome and very fun to watch. For now, the team is playing great basketball, have won 5 in a row, and will look to make it 6 in a row on Thursday night after heading into San Antonio to face the Spurs.
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