Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Return of the Beast...

Beast is back.
In a last-minute twist, the Celtics announced about an hour before gametime that Kendrick Perkins would return to the line-up tonight. I unfortunately was not in attendance, but even watching it from home was a thrill to see #43 step back on the Garden parquet.

The game was an afterthought, as the C's destroyed the Cavs 112-95. It was the first time Boston's starting five was together on the floor since Game 6 of last year's NBA Finals. Perk looked great in his return, finishing with 7 points, 6 boards & 3 assists in 17 minutes. Paul Pierce led all-scorers with an amazing 24 points in just 23 minutes. Nate and Baby chipped in 11 and Von Wafer chipped in 10 points for the bench.
Semih Erden had a solid game as the starting center, pulling down 8 boards and recording 2 blocks

C's now will head out west for a big road-trip. They'll face the Blazers, Suns, Kings and for the first time since last year's Game 7 loss, the Lakers. Tip-off on Wed. vs Portland is at 10:30pm EST.
You can also see my colleague Chuck's recap on RedsArmy.com
(video courtesy of WEEI's Mike Petraglia)

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