The Blazers had lost seven straight going into tonight’s game, but Wesley freakin’ Matthews made sure that’s where the streak would end. The C’s got big games out of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, but those two didn’t get a ton of help. They drop a very winnable game 92-86.
The Truth came to play. After early foul trouble, Pierce carried the Celtics and was the only reason why they had a shot to win this game. Pierce dropped 8 dimes, mostly to KG, who was on fire in the second half (5-9 fg in the second half, 4-7 in the 4th).
I should rename this section the “Another lesson in not overreacting to things that happen in 1 or 2 games”
Jeff Green followed up his “breakout” game with a 4-12 shooting performance. He scored 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds, but he was largely invisible out there.
Terrence Williams, the guy many commenters found so amazing that they were shipping Rondo off and signing TWill to multi-year deals, finished with 2 points, 2 rebounds, an