|"Enough bullsh*t. Let's smoke these fools tonight."|
The C's came out of the gate full of fire. Attacking, pushing the ball and defending- 3 staples of Celtic basketball. Shaq had his 2nd highest scoring game so far as a C, with 13 points to go with 11 boards in 21 minutes, and Nate & Ticket also had double-doubles: Ticket with 17 and 11 and Nate the Great with 16 and 10 assists. Nate also hit 4 of his 5 three-point attempts. It was just an old-fashioned beat down tonight.
The defense was also on point this evening, with Delonte West getting up for 2 highlight-reel blocks, and Marquis Daniels putting-back 3 Hawk's shots himself. The Green also continued to shutdown the opposition's two-guards. D Wade and Gilbert Arenas have already been victims, tonight it was Joe Johnson: held to 6 points on 2 of 10 shooting.
Celts now come home for a day off before facing the Nets at the Garden on Wednesday. Tip-off is at 7:30pm.