The Boston Celtics told us what we wanted to hear. During Friday's practice, they said they saw every team up 2-0 on Thursday go out and lose Thursday night to go down 2-1…. and they didn't want to be that team. They talked about the importance of game 3.
And it was all a bunch of lies. They were reading from the media handbook. They didn't really come out with any fire. They didn't come out with a killer instinct. They were out-hustled and out-played the whole night. The vaunted Celtics D gave up 102 points on 47% shooting. They were outgunned from beyond the arc… 55.6% to 35%.
The good thing is… its the Hawks… and this is the point of the series where the Celtics realize they're bleeding their own blood. They SHOULD use it against the Hawks Monday night. That trash talk at the end of the game from Al Horford directed at Paul Pierce could be a problem for the Hawks too.
KG did his best to carry the C's on offense (32 pts. 10 rebs.) Rajon Rondo wasn't the Rondo we were creaming over during the first few games… and Mike Bibby managed 8 assists with only 2 turnovers.