Despite a sub-par (I’m being kind) performance by the second unit, the Celtics dismantled the Clippers tonight – 90 77. KG played limited minutes (18) again, scoring 12 points on 5-5 FG.
After a 31-18 first quarter, the Celts looked like they were going to cruise to a 40 pt victory. But then the second unit decided to suck…really bad. They overpassed on nearly every possession. The Clippers made it a two point game (44-42) at the half.
The Clippers went cold in the 3rd and the Celtics (14-0 run) stretched the lead to double digits after back to back three point bombs by Ray and Pierce. The second unit actually held their own in the 4th quarter thanks to Eddie House (8 pts in 4th).
Another solid game by Perk – 12 pts, 13 reb.
Ray Allen had the stroke: 20 pts (8-10 FG, 3-3 3FG).
Big Baby made up for his 1-11 shooting with 4 steals. He was diving on the floor for just about every loose ball.
Paul Pierce had 9 pts on 3-7 shooting but most importantly – he played just 31 minutes.
Mikki Moore had another awful game – 19 mins, 0 pts, 1 reb, 5 fouls.
Scott Souza has an injury update and Tony Allen might be back sooner than Leon Powe. Not good…