KG IS BACK! KG IS BACK! Cs will feel some rust,
Pierce, sore ankle, too--still the vets Doc will trust.
AB, Pierce (back court), KG, Bass, Green (all Heart).
These are probably the guys who'll get the playoff start.
Crawford's facing his old team, he won't feel down,
Happy to be a Celtic--the Wizards are in town.
The Red Auerbach Award (consummate Celtic), Captain P.
Big week! Had a son: "Prince Paul Pierce" is he.
With KG on the court, you feel a culture change,
He's talking, passing, leading! AB's finding his range.
Second foul on Green, midway thru Q1,
AB went on a personal scoring run.
Love Randolph: rebounds, gets that second shot,
Paul Pierce For Three! Need Bass and JET to get hot.
With very little space too much Wall can do,
Cs up 1 to start Q2.
Q2 a thing of beauty, KG first to score,
Don't you feel better when he's on the floor?
Crawford in the lane, he hit his shot, hit his shot,
Wiz say a locker room problem, Cs think not!
Cs playing great D, a 10-2 run,
Crawford's scoring, passing, rebounding--having fun!
AB to Wilcox--alley-oop,
Ariza playing well for the Wizards group.
Okafor got hurt, then he came back.
Love these Cs--energy they don't lack!
JET to Wilcox--alley-oop,
At the half a 4 point lead for the Celtics group.
Start Q3--again--KG first to score,
Fouls mounting on Green, now numbering four.
Terrible call by the refs, then a tech on KG.
Since AAU Wall has known the D of AB.
What a move off a Paul Pierce pass,
Hard to the hoop, loud dunk--Brandon Bass!
Paul Pierce For Three, answered by Price,
Randolph shots in the nose, games in a row? Thrice.
JET For Three, he shot a very long ball.
Wall hammered Randolph, (JUST) Flagrant One the call.
Cs (up 16) had an '08 Q3,
Q4 started--again--with shots by KG, KG.
KG great steal, Wilcox great play after play,
A key part of the Cs' bench he wants to stay.
Doc annoyed with the turnovers in Q4,
Wizards too many chances to add to their score.
Vesely, for the Wiz, a factor tonight,
Wiz got within 10, giving Cs fans a fright.
Under 3 minutes, back into the game, KG and PP,
20 point night for Bass. Paul Pierce For Three!
With so many Celtics getting the ball in,
Cs, by 11, come away with the WIN!
Balance--scoring and D--the hallmark of this Cs game,
Five more to go (plus playoffs)--need more of the same!!