Typically, I celebrate any overtime win, especially wins that come on the road. But watching the Celtics struggle against a Bucks team without Michael Redd and Charlie Villanueva was downright painful. I don’t care about the back-to-back or 5-games-in-7-night stretch.
The Celtics broke this one open in the 2nd quarter, thanks in large part to the bench (I confess – I got roped into Wedding Crashers and missed most of the first half but I’ll take Mike Gorman’s word for it). Unfortunately, the Celts pissed away a 12-point fourth quarter lead. Guys named Luke Ridnour, Ramon Sessions and Luc Mbah a Moute helped the Bucks force overtime. Giving up 18 offensive rebounds to the Bucks also didn’t help the cause.
The C’s won this on their defense in the final 5 minutes; Milwaukee went 1-10 from floor.
KG fouled out in OT on a dumb blocking foul on Ridnour. Gorman hinted that maybe KG didn’t realize he had 5 fouls at the time. I love you KG but that’s inexcusable. And if you did know, you can’t go out on a cheesy play like that.