Sunday, March 1, 2009

105-95..

Behind Richard Hamilton's 26 points and 9 assists, the Pistons beat the Celtics 105-95 this afternoon at the TD Banknorth Garden. It was Hamilton's 2nd game since being reinserted in the starting lineup. Paul Pierce also scored 26 for the C's. the story here was Hamilton, who had his 2nd big game in a row. On Friday night, he dropped in 31 against the Magic. The story today was turnovers and 3 pt. shooting. The Celtics had 12 turnovers-a few below their season average, but a couple very costly ones. The Pistons also used full-court pressure in the 1st half to take advantage of Stephon Marbury's "rustiness." The Pistons shot 50% from behind the arc, with Tayshaun Prince, Hamilton and Rasheed Wallace all hitting 2 a piece. The Celtics were only able to hit 2 total, both from Eddie House, to shot a lowly 14% from 3 pt. land. I was at the game today, and the energy in that building was low, to put it nicely. My sister, who attended Friday night's game vs Indiana, mentioned that Friday was "just not the same" without KG's presence. You may say "no kiddding.." but we're not just talking about KG being out of action, but his mere presence in the building alone changes so much. The only thing I can really compare it to is High-Definition television-once you have HD television, trying to watch regular cable tv is just not the same. Without KG around, the arena seems quieter, the lights seem dimmer, and it feels like someone just sucked the life out of the crowd. Next up, the NJ Nets and this year's obvious choice for most-improved (so far), Devin Harris. Tip-off is at 7:30pm on Wednesday. Hopefully the team will give us some type of update on Garnett this week. Enjoy a couple video clips shot from my phone at today's game. One is the Celtics warming-up just before tip, and the other the Celtics Dancers coming off the floor after one of their routines. Have a goodnite Celtics fans...
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2 comments:

  1. I was hoping Ray Allen would have come out after the game and been talkative....but I think him and P2 were still doing interviews post game. Its no secret that Ray and Rip have a UConn Alumni rivalry thing going.....but it almost seemed like something more!! I was upset that Joey Crawford and the officials allowed alot of the hand checks and body bumping Rip did on Ray. Not too disgruntled by the loss...but its still a loss.

    Oh yeah and the Garden did seem dead yesterday....must have been from the snow!

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  2. Tough loss. C's have 1 month to get it together!

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