Well that was fun, interesting. By the skin of their teeth, the Celtics hang on and defeat the Bucks 102 - 97 in overtime(!!!). If you missed the game tonight, note this first sentence is not a joke.
Great job by the Bucks hanging around in a game where they scored 38 sizzling points in the first half.
Bad job by the Celtics not blowing out an inferior team that is playing without two of its top four players.
Some random thoughts as I know there is much to discuss in the comments:
- Big_Matt34 with the line of the night: "Rondo is slumping. Mentally." Here is just one example: On the Celtics final look of regulation with about 1.5 seconds to go...why inbound the ball to Eddie who is 30 feet from the basket versus PP who is 20 feet away and has Jefferson shielded?
- Here's one for Doc. Why was Ray on the floor at the end of regulation? TA is our best perimeter defender and should have been in the game with Rondo for the one stop the Celtics needed.
- Rondo's flying elbow into Pierce's face nearly made me vomit. At first I thought Paul blew out his knee as it was such an awkward collision.
- The Bogut / KG slapfest was heavily debated in The Chatroom. It was dumb. They both were guilty and I was fine with the technicals for each. It was too bad for the Bucks and Bogut that the Aussie had already picked up a T in an earlier confrontation.
- For those who meanly overly cheer for Scals, know that your buddy B.Scal got 13 minutes of burn tonight and wasn't awful! In fact he had a couple of nice plays and scored 5 points.
Well its been a rough week. A tough game against the new Pistons, squeaked out wins versus the Raptors and Hawks, loss to the Nuggets and a OT win versus the Bucks. Next game is Tuesday versus the running Knickerbockers.
|Final - 11.15.2008||1||2||3||4||OT 1||Total|
|Kevin Garnett, PF||39||6-15||0-0||3-4||2||5||7||3||2||4||5||6||15|
|Paul Pierce, SF||41||5-9||4-4||14-15||1||6||7||6||1||1||3||3||28|
|Kendrick Perkins, C||29||1-3||0-0||0-0||0||4||4||1||0||3||2||6||2|
|Ray Allen, SG||40||8-16||2-7||9-9||2||2||4||1||0||0||1||1||27|
|Rajon Rondo, PG||36||0-1||0-0||2-2||0||5||5||6||2||1||2||3||2|
|Eddie House, SG||20||4-12||1-6||1-1||0||2||2||1||0||0||0||1||10|
|Brian Scalabrine, PF||13||2-2||1-1||0-0||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||2||5|
|Tony Allen, SG||10||1-2||0-0||0-0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2|
|Leon Powe, PF||19||2-2||0-0||2-4||1||4||5||1||0||0||3||5||6|
|Glen Davis, PF||18||2-5||0-0||1-1||1||2||3||2||2||0||2||6||5|
|46.3%||44.4%||88.9%||Team TO (pts off): 19 (0)|