Rondo's suspended, it'll be Bradley at the point,

Pierce and KG have to get going in this joint.

11th game in a row the Cs have no Ray,

Not like his ankle's getting better each day.

Expecting Pierce to step up, and be in the zone,

Cs 9-0 opening run, Pierce was scoring alone.

Smith stole the ball, clear path to the hoop,

Missed the dunk--embarrassed in front of his group!

There's chippiness early, tons of points on the board,

Along with Pierce, KG, Bradley, Bass scored.

Teague fast up the floor, he is a jock,

But there was Bradley with a huge block!

McGrady is the offense for the Hawks' unit two.

Hollins got a few rebounds, did what he should do.

While Hinrich is effective shooting the ball,

Bass is starting to answer the call.

Hawks went on a 9-0 run,

Cs' turnovers helping them get it done.

Cs start Q3 down by three,

Q3 started with Johnson (bad rhyme) for three.

Johnson, Pietrus behind him, flying down the court,

Missed an easy lay-up, gotta love this sport!

Pietrus great steal, then fumbled the ball,

KG more aggressive, pressure off Captain Paul.

First--and second--three of the series, of 21,Cs made two,

Both by Dooling--if not Ray, then who?

An aside: Ivan Johnson, Korean league said so long,

Coach Drew sent him home once, fighting teammates--so wrong.

Cs start Q4 down 5, tightened up the D,

Tied at 66, Bradley, 68, 70 KG.

There is no quit in this Celtics group,

KG to 'Quis cutting to the hoop.

Cs 18-6 run, led by The Truth, Captain P,

Hard to the hoop then Pierce for three!

In this game Josh Smith did not remain,

Because he has a left knee sprain.

36-14-4 the numbers for Pierce,

Who took over this game; oh, yes, he's fierce!

For basketball enthusiasts this game was fun,

Now the playoff score is one to one.

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