In what may have been the worst playoff game in league history, the Celtics beat the Hawks 90-84 in overtime.
The C's have won ugly all season long. But nothing, I repeat, nothing compared to this game. We were treated to spectacularly bad turnovers and horrific defensive lapses, the likes of which haven't been seen since the mid 2000s.
Rajon Rondo (17 points, 14 rebounds, 12 assists, 4 steals) recorded his 7th playoff triple-double. As brilliant as he was at times, he was equally awful for stretches. According to ESPN Stats Info, Rondo is tied with LeBron James for 2nd-most playoff triple-doubles among active players (Jason Kidd leads with 11).
Loved Kevin Garnett's (42 minutes, 20 points, 13 rebounds, 4 blocks) effort tonight. His put-back dunk with 28 seconds left sealed the game.
Ray Allen (13 points, 6 rebounds) played his first game in nearly a month and looked fairly comfortable. After playing 37 minutes, he told Sean Grande, "My ankle is on fire right now." (Full ...