Best.Start.Evar. Celt's blow out the Wiz 122-88

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With the win tonight, the Celtics have now surpassed the all-time franchise record for the best start to a season, while also stretching their win streak to 13 games. 

Big_Matt34 pitched in with the recap thoughts tonight.  Thanks Matt. 

  • Overall,  the Wizards were just awful and did not look like they belonged on the court with the Celtics.
  • Paul Pierce broke out of his slump and put up a line of 22/6/8 and controlled the offense.
  • Ray continued to be beyond on fire, with 22 points including a frothy 4-7 from 3.  Quite simply,  the dude is looking very comfortable in the offense.
  • However, KG was not very good at all.  On the face he had an ok stat line of 11/12/7, but also had 5 turnovers including two lazy inbound passes that the Wiz stole and converted into layups.
  • Rondo was not great either compared to prior outings, but he was aggressive and got the team good looks while not turning the ball over.
  • Perk had some nice moves on offense but did not do much on the boards.  BBD was actually the best bigman tonight, contributing 9 and 7 with his usual supply  of hustle and energy.
  • Overall it was a great game for the Celts and Pierce was the only starter to play more than 31 minutes - so the team should be fresh for the Hornets tomorrow night.
  • Posey returns to the Garden tomorrow night.  All Celtics fans be sure to show him all the love he deserves during his special ring ceremony. I think we will all forever be Posey fans and will root for him the rest of his career outside of when he plays The Green.

Jeff was actually at the game tonight and I'm sure will have a firsthand perspective of the blowout. 


Final - 12.11.2008 1 2 3 4 Total
Boston Celtics 36 27 26 33 122
Washington Wizards 21 18 35 14 88

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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 27 5-11 0-0 1-1 3 9 12 7 2 1 5 1 11
Paul Pierce, SF 35 5-12 0-2 12-12 2 4 6 8 2 1 3 2 22
Kendrick Perkins, C 25 5-8 0-0 2-4 1 2 3 1 0 1 2 2 12
Ray Allen, SG 31 8-13 4-7 2-3 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 22
Rajon Rondo, PG 24 4-7 0-0 3-4 0 2 2 6 3 0 0 3 11
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Eddie House, SG 18 5-8 4-5 0-0 0 1 1 3 1 0 2 3 14
Brian Scalabrine, PF 8 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Tony Allen, SG 21 4-7 0-0 2-3 1 2 3 1 5 0 2 5 10
Leon Powe, PF 13 2-4 0-0 3-4 1 4 5 1 0 0 1 1 7
Glen Davis, PF 25 4-5 0-0 1-2 2 5 7 0 0 0 1 4 9
Gabe Pruitt, PG 6 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Patrick O'Bryant, C 6 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 2
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
44-79 8-15 26-33 12 29 41 31 15 3 18 24 122
55.7% 53.3% 78.8% Team TO (pts off): 18 (25)

 

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