Found February 20, 2013 on Celtics Town:
The Celtics lost their first game after the All-Star break, falling to a feisty Denver Nuggets team by seven. The game was close because Jeff Green, setting aside one short stretch in the third quarter, played extremely well. He defended with energy and shot 8-12 from the field for 20 points.But Denver absolutely demolished Boston at the free throw line, shooting 36 free throws to Boston’s 16, which looks fishy at first (and there WERE a couple of questionable calls), yet Denver attacked the basket consistently. Boston, true to form, didn’t. There were other problems (the Celtics’ inability to block out Kenneth Faried, 2-14 shooting from Pierce, seven points in 27 minutes from Jason Terry), but were it not for the free throw disparity, the Celtics absolutely could have won this game.One other thing haunted the Celtics tonight, and it’s something perhaps more worrying — more insidious — than giving up 20 free throws: The Celtics had trouble advancing the ball.It’s striking, really. O...
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