How great was that game last Friday! What a great appetizer for the superbowl today! Why was it so great? I’ll tell you why…This was the first matchup between the Celtics and the Knicks since the disappointing opening game loss in which Melo picked apart our defense. This game featured Rondo playing in his first game back since his injury in early January. The Knicks were coming off a brutal loss to the Bulls and they definitely wanted to get a win to end an awful stretch of 10 losses in 12 games. Unfortunately for the Knicks, our Celtics won 91-89 with tough work and GREAT defense.
Paul Pierce aka The Truth helped lead the Celtics down the stretch by hitting big shot after big shot. Even the shot that didn’t count was impressive:
This Paul Pierce looks like the Truth of old and this Turth has been playing like an all star in the last 10 games.
Rondo was solid in his first game back. He had 7 assists 5rebs and 2 steals. Not a great night, but I will attribute that to the shiner he got in the first quarter from Iman Shumpert:
Ray Allen exploded in the fourth hitting three smooth treys off three great screens in the clutch. This reminded me of him hitting those infamous clutch threes against the Bulls back in the 2009 playoffs.
All those contributions are great, but this game isn’t won without CHRIS WILCOX. Yes, I said Chris Wilcox was the reason why we won. His effort and hustle was Celtics toughness personified. He brought our group together with some clutch rebounds and hitting key free throws late in the third and early in the fourth to help the Celtics overcome the Knicks lead. The guy definitely fits in our system and could be a key contributor in the playoffs. Here he is talkin to espn boston and wbz:
How about another blog on Paul Pierce? This is the 3rd for today. He was just named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
Not a bad week's worth of work:
In helping guide the Celtics to a 4-0 week, Pierce averaged a team-high 22.0 points to go along with 6.3 assists and 5.8 rebounds. In Boston's 91-89 home win over New York Friday, Pierce scored a game-high 30 points...
Led by a scoring surge from Paul Pierce and a renewed effort on defense, the Boston Celtics are healthy and looking again like one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference.
Pierce will try to move into second place on the franchise's all-time scoring list when the Celtics welcome the lowly Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. on SportSouth.
After a slow start...
Confetti rained down on the hardwood of The Summit in Houston in 1995 when Rudy Tomjanovich, the Houston Rockets' head coach, expressed a combination of heartfelt relief and vindictive "I told you so." The defending champion Rockets had been dismissed as too old to repeat, yet they were the ones strutting around in commemorative hats and T-shirts. Tomjanovich was asked...
Expecting anything but drama in this game would have been foolish as the Boston Celtics outlast the Knicks 91-89. This game was a nail-biter as the officials seemed to control the outcome all around. First Paul Pierce made a huge three pointer as the shot clock went off that ended up not counting, then Landry Fields air balled the go ahead three, next Pierce made...
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"I can shoot 3s. Y'all acting like I'm 50 and out here on one leg, and I can't," said Garnett, who was sort-of, kind-of joking about all the 3-point shooting talk. "Some nights...
Boston stayed close enough until the New York Knicks failed again. This time, it was because of the Celtics' defense.
Paul Pierce scored 30 points and Ray Allen had nine of his 14 in the final quarter to lift the Celtics to a 91-89 win over the struggling Knicks on Friday night.
Hanging close until they finally caught New York midway into the final quarter, Celtics coach Doc...
A report from the New York Daily News claimed that Mike D’Antoni would be fired if his Knicks did not beat the Celtics on Friday night.Down two points, perhaps coaching the final timeout of his Knicks career, D’Antoni combed his mustache, prayed for the ghost of Steve Nash to come save him and looked at Carmelo Anthony and Amare, two of the NBA’s most dangerous scorers. He...
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