Q1 was the Captain, The Truth, Paul Pierce,
Not too early to say this guy is fierce.
At one point Cs' turnovers and field goals matched,
Clearly not any plays the coaches hatched.
Ray Allen for three, for three, for three,
Gotta say what a beautiful sight to see!
He had 16 points first half, 17 for Paul,
Finally Ray got to touch the ball.
Stoudemire was out there, his back seemed okay,
Though he struggled with his shots, never made a play.
Wish the Cs bench was even close or the same,
As the Knicks'--they kept 'em in the game.
Ray Allen for three, for three start Q3
Not to be outdone, Pierce same line has he.
Taking charges, some good blocks, points for J O'Neal
He is settling in, starting to get the Celtics' feel.
Remember the "old days," I mean '07-'08,
When our defense was stellar, our third Qs great?
Had that feeling tonight, the starters worked hard,
All the Cs' offense the Knicks couldn't guard.
Knicks' 9-2 run started Q4,
It just seems the Cs' bench cannot score.
Pierce didn't like what he did see,
So he hit a two and then a three.
15, 11, 20 and 2
Wow, look at what our Rondo did do!
Points, rebounds, assists, more than one steal,
He is proving, at last, that he's the real deal.
Record assists for Rondo, tying record for Ray,
He had eight threes, but Pierce led the way.
4 of 16 shooting, Melo had a rough night,
The Knicks just couldn't get anything right.
Baby finally scored, under two minutes to go,
Murphy got his first minutes, Wafer joined the show.
With 1:29 left, the camera found Spike,
He looked miserable, gave up and took a hike!
Right from Q1 the Cs looked alive,
The Knicks never got close, never closer than five.
Combined for 70 points, Pierce and Ray,
Plus Rondo's triple-double, what a glorious day!
Can't give this up today, it must be said,
With 8 threes, Ray of Reggie is 67 ahead.