Who would have thought playing a gigantic team like the Jazz would be just what the Celtics needed to end the last west coast road trip of the year semi-successfully winning two out five.
This was the perfect anti-matchup game with the Jazz (31-26) having all the bigs in the world, but missing their starting point guard in Mo Williams and the Celtics having all the guards in the world, but no bigs.
That’s how the game started, too, with Paul Milsap and Avery Bradley scoring the first six points each for their squads. Bradley was the star of the quarter making his first five shots to finish with 10 points, two assists and two steals.
Boston (30-27) finished the quarter with a 28-26 lead, but the Jazz came back in the next period and took an eight point lead of their own halfway through the second quarter. But as everyone knows, basketball is a game of runs and the Celtics came back and tied the game up with two minutes left in the half. The Jazz then caught some hot shooting from ...