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Well that was gross.   The vaunted Celtics defense gave up 113 points to the Pacers.   The second unit that could supposedly start on other teams was largely ineffective.   Altogether, that was pretty disappointing and the Celtics now have a losing streak.

After making a big deal about the Celtics poor rebounding this season earlier this afternoon, the Celtics killed it on the glass, grabbing 9 more rebounds than the Pacers, but still lost the game.   So much for that theory, at least for tonight.

Give credit to the Pacers.   They made shots tonight.  Danny Granger is a fantastic player and Dahntay Jones had the game of his Pacers life. 

I would be remiss if I didn't add that Joey Crawford is a terrible human being.   This is just to Joey.   Joey, no one watches basketball to see you officiate so stop acting like you're the star of the show.   NO ONE would miss you if you were gone from our NBA lives.   For clarity, Joey and the rest of the officials were not the problem tonight, so don't write in the comments that I'm blaming this on them.   I just really really dislike Joey Crawford.

Box score after the jump

 

 Boston
 Starters Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts 
  R. Allen G 35:59 8-18 2-6 6-7 +1 1 5 4 3 2 0 1 2 24 
  R. Rondo G 32:46 5-11 0-0 0-2 -7 1 2 4 1 2 0 3 2 10 
  K. Perkins C 28:27 4-9 0-0 3-4 -5 3 13 0 1 0 2 2 4 11 
  P. Pierce F 34:19 4-10 1-2 6-9 -13 1 4 4 2 0 0 0 4 15 
  K. Garnett F 29:16 7-11 0-0 1-1 -9 2 7 2 2 0 0 0 3 15 
 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts 
  M. Daniels 20:16 3-8 0-1 3-4 -6 2 2 3 0 0 0 1 2
  R. Wallace 18:55 2-4 0-2 0-0 -5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
  S. Williams 17:50 3-5 0-0 4-4 -2 4 9 1 1 0 1 0 2 10 
  E. House 15:30 2-5 0-1 0-0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
  B. Scalabrine 4:42 1-1 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
  J.R. Giddens 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  L. Hudson 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Totals 39-82 3-12 23-31 14 43 18 14 4 3 7 23 104 
 Percentages:   .476 .250 .742   Team Rebounds: 11