Loved the defensive intensity tonight. Absolutely loved it. KG set the tone in the first quarter with 8 pts, 3 reb and 1 block. Any thoughts the C’s were going to have trouble with the size of Brook Lopez were quickly erased (especially after watching Scalabrine and Pierce each block his shot).
The C’s held the Nets to 30-percent shooting for most of the game (NJ ran it up in the fourth). And they put this game away with a 37-19 3rd quarter and lead 88-60 going into the 4th.
The best part about this blowout, KG’s 24 minutes, Ray Allen’s 29 minutes and Paul Pierce’s 32 minutes. The team gets two full days off before playing NJ again on Saturday.
The highlight of the game came in the first quarter. Scalabrine (9 pts, 4 reb) poked the ball away from Vince Carter, took off running and Rondo (11 pts, 12 asst, 7 reb, 3 stls) fed him for a dunk. This was the best sequence I’ve seen from Scal since he came to Boston.
Bill Walker had a few highlights – two smooth layups and one dunk.
Comcast cameras caught Eddie House limping down the corridor to the locker room. This is complete speculation, but he may have injured his groin. Dickerson reports House has a mild ankle sprain.
“I’ve got a good view of the banner from either seat.” - Wyc Grousbeck, when asked by Mike Gorman which seat he preferred, his courtside seat or the one at the broadcasting table.
NBA dancers after the jump…