The Celtics did their part tonight, but aren't getting much help from Dallas as the Hawks are up big and looking like they'll secure home court advantage in the first round. I guess the Celtics will just have to do it the hard way.
They got a scare in the first period when Paul Pierce went down with a toe injury. But he returned to the game for a enough time to prove he's ok and then promptly took a seat for the rest of the game. He finished with 12 points and no assists. In a not-so-odd coincidence, Rondo finished with zero points and 15 assists. These guys know their roles.
Celtics at Atlanta Game 1 Sunday night. Boston finishes 24-10 after the break. Their .419 defensive FG% is 2nd best in team history (2008).— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) April 27, 2012