We’ve got ourselves a new candidate for worst loss of the season, folks.
After a pretty comfortable first and sloppy, but still positive second, the Celtics came out in the third quarter and absolutely sucked. They got down as much as 9 in the 4th before coming back to take a 5 point lead with 1:32 left. But they never scored again, New Orleans went on a 6-0 run over the last minute-and-a-half, and they stole an 87-86 win to sweep the season series against the Celtics.
Jeff Green’s first quarter: He was basically an extension of the Heat game. 11 points on a perfect 4 of 4 shooting and a couple of free throws. He dunked, he swooped in for lay ups, he nailed a 3. I thought for a second he was going to have another 40 point night.
Avery Bradley’s D: The kid had 5 steals on the night and they were mostly the legit, I’m picking your pocket kind of steals. He’s a menace out there.
Kevin Garnett’s second quarter: 4-5 shooting, 2-2 free throws, 10 points and 4 rebounds