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Once Again, Big Comeback Just Falls Short

no prize for "almost"
no prize for "almost"
Just like in game one against the Knicks, the Celtics fell behind big, clawed their way back into the game, then couldn't finish the deal.
  • Heat absolutely owned the paint. Celtics were (rightfully) second guessing every layup or post up.
  • Ray Allen's shooting was all that kept the game within shouting distance in the first half.
  • Rondo tried to carry the team like he did in game one, but just he too was frustrated by the shot blockers at times. He even air-balled a layup because he heard footsteps on a breakaway. Frustrating.
  • Nice game from Keyon Dooling with 18 points - including a big 3 late in the 4th.
  • James and Wade are going to get their points, but letting them get out and run off turnovers is suicide.
  • Leaving James Jones wide open sure doesn't help either.
  • Bosh no longer looks intimidated by Kevin Garnett - this is not a good thing.
  • I was impressed with rookie point guard Noris Cole in the first half. In the fourth quarter I already started hating him.
  • Doc spurred the 2nd half comeback by confusing the Heat with a zone defense. A masterful tactic that the Heat didn't have an answer for ...until Cole started hitting shots.
  • The Heat were overall the better team tonight so I'm not blaming the loss on the refs, but yeah, they were not very good tonight.
  • Would Paul Pierce have pushed the advantage in our favor tonight? I don't think he would have mattered much in the first half, but a few extra baskets and you never know with a close game.
Based on the team's record in back-to-backs, I'm worried about an 0-3 start, even if it is the Hornets tomorrow night.

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