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RedsArmyAdmin April 29, 2008 Uncategorized 9 Comments on Celtic Killer

Joe Johnson single-handledly beat the Celtics tonight. He torched the C's defense for 20 points in the fourth quarter (35 total) as the Hawks overcame a 10 pt deficit and won 97-92. After all the taunting and excessive celebration following Game 3, nearly everyone expected the Celtics to bitch-slap Atlanta tonight. But everytime the Celtics made a run (1st and 3rd quarters), the Hawks responded with a run of their own. It was downright embarassing. All the talk about Paul Pierce making Al Horford pay for the taunt? He shot 5-14 FG (4-8 FT) which included one crucial missed lay-up late in the fourth. The Celtics are in serious danger of blowing this series.

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The Punk of the Night Award goes to the Hawks Zsa Zsa Pachulia. Let's see if he gets suspended for that headbutt on Kevin Garnett.

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  • NotOverYet

    Garnett pushed the ref. He should be suspended next game.
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  • ssshady35

    Look for the C’s to blow them out in Boston, Series over in two more games. But we can’t like the way they played on the road. Good thing they have home court through out the playofffs.

  • Jp

    Ok, here’s my problem with the last two games.
    I live in Detroit (ick) and my best friend is a Pistons fan. I asked him towards the end of the season, “If the Celtics and the Pistons meet in the playoffs, which team is smart enough to win? Both teams have coaches proven to not be able to win when it matters. Clearly coaching will be null for both teams. Which team has the stronger floor leader?”
    I see that exposed here in Atlanta. We all thought about it early in the season/preseason, is Doc a worthy coach? I think his true abilities are coming out in the playoffs. Does anyone think a team coached by Jackson, Sloan or Popovich would have lost two consecutive games, with the horses we have, to Atlanta?
    I have read a lot about the drive of the Hawks and the uninterested Celts, while I do not discount either of these facts, I propose that overcoming these is one of the primary jobs of the coach during the game.
    (hoping for 14 more)

  • I bleed green in L.A.

    I agree Juan. That’s exactly what I was thinking at about the 6 minute mark of the 4th. They finally switched Pierce on him and then started double teaming the hot hand, but that was TOO LATE. Also, at about that same time, I noticed they stopped running plays and tried to force there offense thru Garnett or Pierce. I hope the Big 3 remember that the clock is ticking and start playing like the All-Stars we saw all season.

  • bryan

    Didn’t you guys say that about this game? lol

  • juan

    I think the C’s should give Tony Allen a shot to slow down Joe Johnson. Ray Allen cannot stop him at all. We can’t have our best 1 on 1 defender sit out the whole series.

  • Pachulia got away with the head-butt because Garnett isn’t a flopper and didn’t take advantage of the situation. If Garnett did the same thing you know Zsa Zsa Gabor woulda flopped into the 10th row.
    What happened to the Cs team from the regular season? Amazing turnaround.

  • Jester00

    Ok here is the deal, I get in maui, HI, take a 40 minute bus ride to my hotel (by the way if get the chance go to Maui so cool place except beer cost a lot here) and the C’s are down 1 with 5 mins left in the game. Doc blew this one where was TA also what is Perk doing on the floor when we need to score (no disrepect to beef stalone and his crew at perks a beast) but posey needed to be on the floor way sooner. joe johnson played out his gord that will not happen again C win the next 2. on a side note it not cool try and pee in a beer can on a plane folks get mad!!!!! It is funny though. Aloha

  • Ajay

    Bibby’s better clap clap clap Bibby’s better clap clap damn talking championship n beantown again I say please they can’t even sweep da hawks while my lakers r bout to sweep the nuggets