Domination


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The Sixers were supposed to be a challenger.  The Sixers were supposed to be a threat to knock the king off his throne.  Tonight, the Sixers were the chum… and the Celtics were the sharks.

The Celtics destroyed the Sixers from the jump.  The only quarter in which the Sixers managed any sort of offense was the meaningless 4th quarter.  The best fast-breaking team in the league managed quarters of 16, 12 and 19 points tonight… and they could do nothing to slow down the C’s.

Ray Allen (23 pts, 10-15 fg, 3-5 3pt) was blazing hot.  He put up 15 points in the 3rd quarter alone.  I think there were 3 or 4 straight possessions where Ray scored.  Setting him up was Rajon Rondo… who is on the verge of putting up triple doubles all over the place.  His line tonight:  6 pts, 6 reb, 12 assists, 3 stl, 1 turnover.  Rajon was dominant.  He completely controlled the game, taking full advantage of Andre Miller… who simply cannot keep up with a guy like Rondo.

This game also featured the sequence of the year:  Late 3rd quarter… Perkins comes up with a monster rejection… the ball gets up to Rajon Rondo… who throws the alley oop to KG (for his 3rd dunk in as many possessions).  Absolutely awesome.  The game ended on that play.  I’ll be looking for that on YouTube.

You know… I remember once upon a time that Paul Pierce scoring 6 points and going 1-6 from the field meant a 40 point loss.  Tonight, the game was never in doubt.  It’s killing my fantasy team… but I’ll take it.

Best stat of the night:  Ray Allen’s 30 minutes of playing time was the MOST on the team.  Absolutely perfect for the Celtics as they head into another game tomorrow night.

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9 Responses

  1. Wait, the Celtics were the chum and the shark? So the Celtics ate themselves?

    I know what you mean but consider revising the post.

  2. I apologize for the error my friend Jack Daniels made under my name. It’s been fixed by my friend Johnny Walker

  3. I watched O’Bryant intently for the entire 4+ minutes of PT he got tonight, and I’m starting to see why Doc isn’t letting him see the floor. He could have been called for defensive 3 seconds 3 or 4 times. He’s soft and has the deer-in-the-headlights look…looks like the odd man out on this Celtics team. We’re deep enough with Baby and Leon coming off the bench. When Scal is ahead of you on the depth chart, something is wrong. My bet is that Danny is keeping him around for a trade in case we need someone (which we probably won’t).

    I was hoping Gabe would see the floor, but I noticed he wasn’t even on the bench. Apparently he was sick so Cassell dressed in his place.

    Watched the Fakers Mavs late game. So unbelievably sloppy…no defense whatsoever. The first game that causes me any concern for the Celtics is on Dec. 12 when New Orleans comes to town. Every game before then will be a W, putting us at 21-2. The only team I really worry about in the East is Cleveland. Should be an interesting ECF.

  4. Hey John,
    I agree with you on Rondo. Miller just can’t keep up with him. He can do whatever he wants with basically any point guard now. I mean, this season, he’s been toying with his opposition right from the start. He’ll come in with a game plan and then execute it. If he wants to be a defensive beast and steal that night, he’ll do it. If he wants to score 20 points, he’ll score 20 points. If he wants to get 10+ assists, well… we have evidence from last night.

  5. Going to the game tonight, going to be sitting behind the C’s bench. I’m willing to look like a wrestling fan for this blog. During time outs etc. look for my signage, “Best Celtics Blog: REDSARMY.COM”

  6. If that makes TV Josh, I’ll send you a free TShirt.

  7. Cool man, on the other side I am adding the Vote Rondo graphic and REDSARMY.COM under it.

  8. great. Here’s a bigger version of that graphic:

    http://www.redsarmy.com/voterondo.jpg

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