Q1 what a start, how both teams ran, 
The Cs must keep it up because the Sixers can.
For him no plays does Doc really call, 
But Krstic is so thrilled when he gets the ball.

Easy shots for the Sixers on pick and roll play
Cs must move their feet for it to go their way.
Phillie plays with confidence-the coach should get credit,
They're an athletic team, because of Collins they get it.

To start Q2 no cohesive unit yet
Let's just say that Bradley was the vet.
For Celtics fans a brief moment of joy, 
When a first basket-in green-was scored by Troy.

Before the game Doc made it clear, 
Using all the new guys he would show no fear
Because the starters need rest, especially Rondo and Ray,
No matter what the score, the new guys will play.

The first half belonged to Krstic and Hawes,
A guy for each team playing with few flaws.
Q3 Cs slowed it down, the new guys fit in,
They'll have to if we want that championship win.

No "Holiday" for Phillie, but we saw their "Brand"
How much more of this can you stand?
Some of the Sixers are "Young," Meeks rather meek,
Though with made free throws he was on a streak.

(That was hard work)--at the end of Q3,
The Sixers the same 4 point lead we did see.
To start Q4 finally points for Ray
Other than that it has not been his day.

With the stats in this game Danny seems smart,
As Krstic's game is a work of art.
The contribution off the bench by Arroyo and Green
Is some of the best stuff we have recently seen.

To end of Q4 the Cs missed each big shot, 
A way to win a game this is not.
Taking free throws, being booed, that was KG, 
30 seconds to go, brought the lead down to three.

But Iguodala scored, just 12 seconds left, 
We'll leave Philadelphia but not bereft.
We lost the game, we will not cry,
The new guys gave it a really good try.

With the new guys for practice, there's been no time, 
That is almost the end of tonight's rhyme.
I can't help myself, it must be said, 
Of Reggie Ray is now 29 ahead.
March 11, 2011. 9:26pm

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