Not much to say after this one, except we witnessed another crappy effort by the Celtics. The Cavaliers played great defense, got exceptional bench play and made clutch baskets in their 88-77 victory in Game 4. Let's get right to the analysis criticism:
-Ray Allen looks 55 years old. Not only is he shooting poorly (4-10 FG, 15 pts) but his defense on Wally Szczberiak remains atrocious.
-Paul Pierce (6-17 FG, 13 pts) is lost on the offensive end. Maybe guarding LeBron James is taking its toll. But he looks clueless when double-teamed, holding the ball too long before passing. A whopping two free-throw attemps tonight.
-KG started strong (13 pts in first half) but took just four shots the rest of the game. Four shots in the second half of a close playoff game on the road? Inexplicable.
-Sam Cassell was awful and Doc Rivers is a moron for not recognizing it. Would it be a crime to give Eddie House some minutes? I realize you need offense when Rondo is struggling, but Sam was not the answer tonight. Everyone but Doc Rivers knew that.
-Cleveland had much better bench play (outscored 36 -17). Daniel Gibson, Varejao and Joe Smith made shots. PJ Brown (8pts, 6 reb) was the only Celtic reserve to make an impact.
In simple terms, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen need to play better for this team to win consistently in the playoffs.
The only laugh from this horrible game was watching LeBron's mother come to his aid after a hard foul in the 2nd quarter. She even put her hands on KG. LeBron ever so politely told his mother to "Sit your ass down!"