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5 Celts Fall to 6 Blazers

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The Celtics finished their west coast trip 1 and 3 dropping a close game to the Blazers, sans Roy.

  • A very fast start faded in the second quarter with a flat, but not awful bench but then a very cold return by the starters.
  • Perk and Eddie in particular had pretty miserable nights.  Perk was abused at times by Aldridge and Oden.  Eddie on the other hand...oy.  The only thing I'll say is that please don't ever try a game winning three off a set inbounds play where you line up 3 feet beyond the three point line and have Oden in your face.  That was awful.  Free Gabe!
  • Oddly enough, the outcome was significantly influenced by a really strange ruling late in the second quarter.    The Blazers had 6 men on the floor and scored on an inbound play.  Apparently the rule is the basket counts and the Celtics were awarded a technical free throw.  I can't figure out how that basket should have counted, that seems like a flawed rule, logically it should be waived off, the clock should be reset and it should be a technical and Celtics ball.   So down the stretch, that free two points would have put the Celtics up 1 with near a minute to go, and only down 1 when Eddie took his ridiculous 3 point attempt previously mentioned (Free Gabe). 
  • Lastly, to all that suffered along wtih me listening to the Blazers feed on League Pass, Mike Rice might be the dumbest commentator I've ever heard.   Can't wait to have Mike and Tommy back.

 

BOSTON CELTICS
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Kevin Garnett, PF 37 7-15 0-0 3-4 0 8 8 2 1 0 1 2 17
Paul Pierce, SF 40 7-16 0-1 14-15 0 5 5 2 2 0 3 0 28
Kendrick Perkins, C 36 3-4 0-1 1-1 2 4 6 1 0 0 1 3 7
Ray Allen, SG 42 2-11 2-6 6-6 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 12
Rajon Rondo, PG 34 5-10 1-3 2-2 2 4 6 7 3 0 4 1 13
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Eddie House, SG 14 1-5 0-3 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 3
Tony Allen, SG 14 1-2 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 4 4
Leon Powe, PF 9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Glen Davis, PF 14 1-4 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 2
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
27-67 3-14 29-31 5 24 29 13 7 1 13 20 86
40.3% 21.4% 93.5% Team TO (pts off): 13 (22)