The Celtics led by 18 in the first half and needed overtime to win it. When this postseason began I was 36 years old. I'm now ready to file for AARP and retire (but I'm NOT moving to Miami).
In the first half, everything went right. Rajon Rondo was in attack mode, the Celtics were hitting everything from everywhere, and the Heat were not looking sharp on either end (aside from several baskets by LeBron James). You just knew that the Celtics could not keep up that shooting and that the Heat would make a run, and boy did they.
Foul trouble plagued the Celtics as Rondo, Kevin Garnett, and (once again) Paul Pierce were in foul trouble. Then Pierce fouled out in regulation (again). Of course, history was made and LeBron fouled out of a game for the first time as a member of the Miami Heat (in fact, it was the first time since 2008).
The Celtics made just enough plays on offense and a number of key stops in the overtime to secure the win. Man, I feel so tired.
- Ray Allen with 4 three pointers - looks like ...Ray Allen.
- He's no Ray Allen, but Keyon Dooling looked pretty good with 3 three pointers of his own.
- Pietrus can't score, but he played good to great defense and hustled for loose balls. That helps.
- In fact, aside from Dooling's 10, the bench scored just 1 point.