Found December 31, 2011 on State Of The Celtics:
Well, that's more like it. It was just like the old days. The Garden doors opened for the 18,624 Celtics faithful. Paul Pierce strutted towards his fellow starters to close out Eddie Paladino's announcement of the lineups. The Celtics came out and played the type of defense that they've been known for since Kevin Garnett landed in Boston over four years ago. They left their opponent in the dust in the third quarter and never looked back on their way to a convincing victory that was much more one-sided than the final score would indicate. Jermaine O'Neal put in a player-of-the-game performance for the Celtics. Wait, what?Jermaine O'Neal? That Jermaine O'Neal? The one who I've been killing all season long—which, again, accounts for three whole games—for not playing the type of defense that Boston needed and for being as useless as cat litter in a dog pound on offense? The same guy who has the vertical leap of an elephant? That's the Jermaine O'N...
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