Turnover TWolves vs Clumsy Celts: A Sloppy Win for the C's

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Recap Bullets by Master Po

  • The first half ending score was symbolic of a mostly ugly, non-exciting game: 39-36 T-Wolves at the half.  Yawn...
  • How boring was it?  So boring that the home crowd sounded like they were frozen in some early 2008 Minnesota snow and ice.   Or maybe still in mourning at the passing of KGʼs restless soul to Leprechaun Land and his Championship redemption East of the Mississippi.
  • Halfway through the 3rd quarter the score was only 50-46 and it was NOT because of great D by either team. But by the end of the 3rd quarter the Cʼs kicked the lead up to 22 points. The T-Wolves were getting Rondoʼd in that 3rd period (great quarter from Rajon Kia Rondo)
  • Al Jefferson (still love the jump hook!) and Gomes are still in my heart as Celtics, but after watching them play, that 17th banner looks awfully good and I would never trade it.
  • Both Perk and Big Baby were plagued with foul trouble, with Perk eventually earning the DQ.
  • The best set of hands in the NBA belong to Leon PO(we) as he continues to grab rebounds and bad passes.
  • The prettiest part of the game? The Timberwolves new hardwood floor - I liked it!
  • By the start of the 4th Qtr the T-Wolves were shooting a blazing 23%.
  • Turnstile Turnover Telfair looks just like he did in Boston to me (did I mention I like Rondo?)
  • At the halfway point of the 4th quarter the Celtics were up 19 points...and the game was still ugly and quite boring (except for the lead). The crowd apparently had been put on full life support by this time.
  • Paris Oʼ Bryant (got a block on the K Love Machine) and Pruitt get some more time on the floor in the 4th Quarter. Even Scali had mini hook shot go in.

My guess is that this game simply reminded KG how cold, lonely and pointless Minnesota can be.  Itʼs cold in Boston too but snow has pretty green color and KG now has a great big icy ring to keep him warm until spring.  KG was not too hyper tonight, which was good - his return to Minn. was almost a non-event.

Final Score: Boston 95... T-Wolves 78 .....Celtics 12-2 !!!!  Next up, Raps on Sunday.


Final - 11.21.2008 1 2 3 4 Total
Boston Celtics 22 14 35 24 95
Minnesota Timberwolves 21 18 10 29 78

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BOSTON CELTICS
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Kevin Garnett, PF 29 8-12 0-0 1-2 0 4 4 2 1 1 2 0 17
Paul Pierce, SF 32 4-8 0-1 4-4 1 10 11 4 2 0 3 2 12
Kendrick Perkins, C 17 2-3 0-0 2-2 0 3 3 1 0 1 2 6 6
Ray Allen, SG 32 5-10 0-3 1-2 0 2 2 6 0 0 1 1 11
Rajon Rondo, PG 31 5-13 2-3 1-2 0 7 7 5 3 0 1 1 13
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Eddie House, SG 13 1-5 0-3 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 2
Brian Scalabrine, PF 14 2-3 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Tony Allen, SG 21 5-9 1-2 3-4 0 2 2 1 0 2 2 1 14
Leon Powe, PF 19 4-6 0-0 2-4 5 6 11 0 0 0 3 5 10
Glen Davis, PF 22 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 5 0
Gabe Pruitt, PG 4 1-2 0-0 3-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
Patrick O'Bryant, C 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
37-75 4-13 17-24 6 39 45 20 8 5 16 24 95
49.3% 30.8% 70.8% Team TO (pts off): 16 (12)
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