Is this team bipolar or what? The Celtics tuned up the Clippers with 59 points in the first half. The offense was crisp, efficient and just plain smart. The defense was solid and the Clippers helped by playing sloppy. The combination resulted in a 19 point halftime lead.
The second half was the exact opposite. The defense evaporated. The offense stopped. No movement. Sloppy passing. If not for some clutch buckets by Jason Terry and Paul Pierce, along with a questionable decision by Vinny Del Negro to not foul on the final possession, the Celtics might have lost this game.
But they won it, 106-104. Grind it out, baby. 4-0 since Rajon Rondo’s injury.
Jason Terry’s 17-footer with 1:01 remaining stretched the lead from 3 to 5 points. Terry had 13 points, 6 assists on 5-7 shooting. Get JET more shots, please.
Paul Pierce (22 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 6 TOs) sealed the game with a 26-footer right in Matt Barnes face. I thought Del Negro should have instructed his team to f...