Barbosa provided one of the only positive memories last night
Ok so the Celtics trip to South Beach did not go as planned last night. The C's couldn't stop the Heat's stars and they couldn't stop their role players. Hell I'm pretty sure Alonzo Mourning scored in double figures last night, it was that ugly on the defensive end.
But offensively the Celts actually played really well. They put up 107 points while shooting 52% from the floor, 46% from three and 82% from the line. Where did the scoring come from? Paul Pierce (23 points) and Rajon Rondo (20) led the way, which surprised all of 0 people. But the team's third leading scorer? Well that would be the guy who joined the team all of 6 days ago and appeared in zero pre-season games - Leandro Barbosa. The Brazilian blur scored 16 points in a 9 minute span of the 4th quarter and he helped the Celtics make their best run of the game.
Barbosa filling it up shouldn't surprise anyone, after all he has scored 18.3 points per 36 minut...