Thanks to a sloppy 2nd quarter, the Celtics lead by only a bucket (48-46) at the break. But a funny thing happened in the 3rd quarter – Paul Pierce got pissed off. 17-points-in-the-quarter pissed off. Turns out he didn’t like the 3 BS fouls called on him in the first half.
The Celtics coasted 107-88 but its kinda hard to get excited when the injury-riddled Magic only play 7 guys. But let’s face reality, even with a full roster the Magic are not in the Celtics’ class.
Rondo dropped his first double-double of the season – 16 pts, 12 assists.
Ray continues to shoot well – 21 pts, 8-13 FG, 3-6 3FG. He scored 9 points in the 1st quarter which helped the C’s get the jump on Orlando.
A scare for Tony Allen in the 2nd quarter when he left the court limping. Turns out it was a sprained right ankle. TA did return and maintained his aggressiveness in the 2nd half.
Did you see Perk’s new move? The one where he winces while holding his hands palms out against his chest with the hopes refs won’t slap him with a tech. Didn’t work…he collected a T in the fourth quarter. Speaking of technical fouls, Sam Cassell got tossed after collecting a pair from the bench.
Doc Rivers was named Eastern Conference’s coach of the month for November, making him just the third to win the conference’s award for three straight months.
“I carry it around with me, because chicks dig the medal.” – Dwight Howard on the whereabouts of his Olympic gold medal.
I’m back from my mini-vacation, so that means there’s a hot cheerleader picture, after the jump.