So uhhhhhhh yeah.
I really don’t know if I can call what the Celtics just played Basketball since one of the primary objectives of Basketball is to put the orange ball in the round net thingy. A simple yet for the Celtics daunting task made this game almost excruciating to watch. To put it into simple matters they’re old, injured and really they’re without they’re best player and when you combine all of those things in the playoffs the by-product is the sad, slow and depressing brand of Basketball you just witnessed.
Doc mad a puzzling decision to start Jason Terry(!!!!!) over Brandon Bass. It didn’t really pan ut as JET ended up with the worst +/- on the team (surprise surprise!!) The opening sequence for the Celtics merely foreshadowed the rest of the game as they hilariously missed their first three shots (all at the rim). I’d go on about the rest of the game but all you need to know is that they scored 31 points in the 1st half and shot 28-70 from the field(40%).
Alright lets review the keys to the game from my preview:
Take Advantage of Paul Pierce Being Guard by Felton/Prigion/Kidd:
Well this one didn’t go as expected. Since Paul started out at SF he was mostly guard by Shumpert for most of the game and the FT line switches didn’t really come up until the 2nd half. It was kind of sad to watch Paul labor out there as he’s been bothered by nerve issues and just playing too many minutes out of necessity. He’s been like this most of the way but it’s weird to watch it happen so often.
Hit Open Jumpers:
28-70……..Yeah so this one didn’t go too well.
Live with Tough Shot Making:
This wasn’t so bad but it would’ve been easier to deal with had the Celtics not been allergic to scoring points.
Historically this season is over. NO Team in NBA history has ever comeback from being down 3-0 in a series. At this point it’s just a matter of not wanting to get embarrassed two times in a row. Game 4 is scheduled for Sunday 1pm EST.