Saturday, March 7, 2009

Celtics triumph 105-94..

Great night to be an NBA fan. This game had "playoff feel" written all over it. From the moment my sister and I stepped into the Garden, you could feel the buzz in the air. It reminded me alot of last year's playoff games. The Celtics came out strong, with Perkins, Powe, Big Baby and company pounding the paint early and often. Baby was eventually ejected for a hard foul on Anderson Varejao in the 1st half that was ruled a flagrant 2. The Celtics did everything they needed to do tonight with KG out; Guys stepped up: Leon Powe had a huge night with 20 points and 11 boards, Paul Pierce was the usual "Superman" with a great stat line: 29 pts, 9 assists, 4 boards. This was a scrappy game, with alot of bodies flying around and battles down-low all night. The most impressive stat in my eyes however was the C's only giving up 8 turnovers tonight. Turnovers have killed us this year-but not tonight. Paul Pierce did a great job defensively on Lebron. King James finished with 21 points on 5-15 shooting from the field. Mo Williams was the high man for the Cavs with 26. Also of note, Mike Brown pulled his starters, including Lebron, with about 1:35 to go in the 4th. Conceding defeat, or protecting his star from injury? The C's next play tomorrow vs Orlando. Tip-off is 1pm at the Garden. Thanks again Corey! Included is a pic of my sister and I with Perk and a clip I filmed of 'Bron missing a key free-throw down the stretch. Goodnite Celtics fans..
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6 comments:

  1. I have to admit I don't watch a lot of NBA regular season are the Cavs normally that bad on the Free Throw line? And how many games do you see in the NBA where the road team gets 38 free throws and the home team gets 12?

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  2. Nice sweatshirt.

    I love Kendrick!!!

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  3. What was the deal with Cavs missing free throws. They couldn't throw it in the ocean!

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  4. You know for a big, bad dude, KP has a surprisingly bright smile.

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  5. The Cavs did miss alot of freethrows. Didn't realize they shot 38 of them compared to the Celtics 12!

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  6. Yeah-that also tells you that the refs could've cared less that we were the hometeam! And if I remember correctly, Lebron didn't pick up his 1st personal until the 3rd quarter...

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