Something’s not right with Perk. He’s not having “impact” games. Let’s look at the stats:
December – 31 mpg, 11.3 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 1.5 bpg, 63% FG
January – 26 mpg, 6.5 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.7 bpg, 58% FG
February – 30 mpg, 5.8 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 2 bpg, 52% FG
The guy had a phenomenal December – 4 double-doubles, a 25 pt game vs Chi. But then came the shoulder injury on Christmas. He clearly hasn’t been the same player since. He doesn’t seem to have the same “touch” around the basket as earlier in the season. I realize the Celtics don’t need his points. But those occasional 14-16 pt nights help keep the defense honest.
Pierce’s reaction after he “only” scored 26 points in the Garden – as compared to Kobe’s 61 or LeBron’s 52 pts.
“My days of putting up big numbers [are] over with,” Pierce said. “I’m within the team concept; that’s the formula that we need to win. We don’t need one guy to go out and score 46 points; we rely on our teamwork, our extra passes, our defense.”
I want our readers to know we appreciate all the kind words recently bestowed upon this site (even though John’s ego is out of control). January was a record breaking month in terms of web traffic for Red’s Army. We are having a lot of fun and that will continue as long as the Celtics keep winning.
Today’s Links: Globe – Garnett Makes Up For Lost Time | Herald – C’s Back to Winning Ways | Cavs Pissed About Mo Williams Snub | Newsday – At Least It Was Entertaining| NYPost – Defending Champs Surge in 4th|Durant Leads OKC Past Oden’s Blazers | Suns Shop Amare & Shaq |
A supermodel named Nicole Trunfio was at last night’s Celtics/Knicks game. Here are some pics…