Celtics came-out of the gate on fire tonight. KG was hitting shots early & often, the defense was focused & guys had a spring in their step. Rajon was distributing the ball well from the jump- he had 5 assists in the first quarter alone to help get the C’s out to an early 26-12 lead after 1.
The Wizards bench then got Washington right back into it behind Kevin Seraphin’s 10 pts on 5 for 5 shooting in the 2nd quarter. 20 of the Wizards’ 30 2nd quarter points came from their reserves. Despite losing some of the defensive intensity we saw in the 1st quarter, Boston went into the half with a 49-42 lead.
Celtics continued to play well in the 3rd. Until about the 3:10 mark. The Wizards bench players took over again, namely Kevin Seraphin & Jordan Crawford, and ended the 3rd on a 13-4 run. Washington was hanging around, and the C’s clung to a 71-67 lead entering the final quarter.
The 4th was ugly. Both teams mustered up 2 points a piece through the 9:51 mark. Then, Jeff Green ...