Except for the 4th quarter, the Celtics offense was painful to watch. Too much dribbling, not enough passing. 40-something percent shooting doesn’t help either.
But then Eddie (12 pts) started draining 3s, Leon (11 pts, 5 reb) started rebounding and dunking, and the ball started moving (Rondo 11 assists). The refs also started blowing the whistle and putting the C’s on the line. The Celtics outscored New Orleans 25-13 in the final quarter.
Paul Pierce (30 pts, 10-19 FG) abused Peja Stojakovic all night long.
Ray Allen hyper-extended his right thumb and did not play in the 2nd half. X-rays were negative.
Isn’t it cute how the Hornets PA guy says “Woo!” after a Chris Paul basket (apparently that’s his trademark). I think the Celtics should do the same thing after KG scores. Have the PA guy scream “Mother-fffin bitch.”
Even without Chris Bosh, the Raptors beat the Spurs. Matt Bonner had 0 pts. Go figure.
After the jump, how Einstein’s theory of relativity is incorporated into the Celtics defensive schemes.