Found April 11, 2013 on The Nosebleeds:
Nets 101, Celtics 93 The Celtics are playing better as the regular season winds down, but are they playing well enough to legitimately intimidate playoff-caliber teams? Or just blowing smoke? All grit and balls? Or all bluster? Kevin Garnett, and his trash-talking antics, are back in the Celtics lineup, and his presence has brought immediate results on the defensive end. While K.G. sat out in order to rest his ailing ankle, the C’s defensive rating (points allowed per 100 possessions) rose by over 3.5 points. Then, when Garnett returned on Sunday night, Boston’s defense improved drastically as they shut down John Wall and the Wizards. Yet it remained to be seen how the Celts, who are now approaching ‘full strength’ with only four games left in the regular season, would handle a quality playoff team like the Brooklyn Nets. http://youtu.be/pBy5l_YQz-s As you can see, they were the ones handled by Brooklyn’s slow-paced defense and the wily play of Deron Williams. Avery Bradley got into...
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