Jason Terry hugs his former coach, Rick Carlisle
The storyline in this one was Jason Terry playing his first game against his former team. Terry didn't play great with just 10 points but far more importantly, the C's were able to beat his former club, although it took a long time.
The first half was the story of Paul Pierce absolutely finding his scoring touch. Over his past six games, The Truth was shooting just 38.3% from the field while averaging 17.3 points per game. In the first half tonight he went for 16 points on 6-9 shooting. Rajon Rondo paced the C's with 7 assists. The Celtics led 48-43 at the break, their strong defensive effort was mostly due to forcing 11 turnovers in the first 24 minutes. Chris Kaman aka the Unfrozen caveman was tough for the Celts to guard, going 5-6 from the field with 10 points.
The 3rd quarter was a tale of two teams really. The Celtics came out of the halftime break on fire, outscoring the Mavs 20-11 over the first seven minutes of the second ...