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I hate it when we’re burned by the BS “wait until no time is left, take a crappy shot” play. When Hedo Turkoglu stood there until there were a couple seconds left before making his move…. I thought we were definitely going to OT. When he drained that crazy shot from a couple feet beyond the arc… I launched into a profanity-laced tirade that just ended.
The bottom line in this game: Dwight Howard killed us. He blocked just about everything…. and the C’s were so scared about him blocking shots… they refused to take it strong to the hole. I can’t even count how many times guys drove, soiled themselves, passed it out to someone else who drove… and soiled HIMSELF… and then kicked it out for a jumper. Without KG, there was no one to challenge Howard, or pull him away from the hoop. The C’s made their runs when (a) Howard was sitting and (b) when the 3′s finally started falling.
One note about Howard: My man-love for him has been well documented here… but he’s starting to piss me off. That wild arm swing that would have knocked Rajon Rondo to the floor if it had connected had better be reviewed by the league. It was blatant. It should have been a technical foul… and considering this came down to a buzzer-beater… calling it may have changed the outcome of the game. I hope the Celtics send that play off to be reviewed, and Howard is heavily fined.