Another one bites the dust. Chalk up another one. Roll out any cliche you want, this team just keeps on winning. The Celtics cruised to a 91-69 victory of the Vince Carter-less Nets. To be honest, the C’s played like absolute sh*t in the first quarter. Foul trouble plagued KG all night and he never really got on track. But in the end, it was the C’s defense (15 steals, 7 blks) that carried them to this win. How’s this for balance: Six Celtics managed double figure in points, starting with Garnett’s 16 pts and ending with Perkins’ 10 pts. I thought this team was the Big 3 and a bunch of nobodies? The C’s put this one out of reach early in the fourth quarter with these five guys on the floor: Ray Allen, Tony Allen, Glenn Davis, James Posey, Rajon Rondo. Say what? Not to mention, Eddie House sat out with a sprained ankle. At some point, the doubters will have to admit the Celtics are a pretty balanced team.
The struggling Miami Heat (1-7) are up next (7:30 pm Friday, TD Banknorth Garden). Dwayne Wade played his first game of the season tonight, but it didn’t matter because previously winless Seattle stuck it to Miami, 104-95.
On a separate note, Lakers coach Phil Jackson is in some hot water for his “Brokeback Mountain” comments following Tuesday night’s loss to the Spurs.
“We call this a Brokeback Mountain game, because there’s so much penetration and kickouts,” Jackson said. “It was one of those games.”
Anyone who has read this site regularly knows we aren’t big fans of Phil, but I must admit, that’s one funny quote.