Deron Williams was getting back in the groove over the past 10 days, averaging a double-double. But tonight, Deron and the Jazz got Rondo'd.
How's this for a stat line? 25 pts, 7-14 FG, 11-15 FT, 9 reb, 8 assists, 3 stls. 14 of those points came in the 4th quarter as the Celtics wrapped up their 15th straight win, 100-91.
Paul Pierce limped into the locker-room with :30 seconds left after Mehmet Okur crashed into his left knee. The replay made me cringe. Here's hoping it's just hyper-extended.
Pierce did address the media after the game. Here are my shorthand notes:
"It's a little tender…knee kinda buckled…able to put weight on it….just landed on the knee…it went straight back.
Gabe Pruitt (8 pts in 9 minutes) also played well, taking Eddie House's spot off the bench.
"This has been an atrociously officiated game. That official should go home." – Tommy Heinsohn
Tommy nearly had a stroke bitching about the officials. But he quieted down in the fourth as the Celtics finally got the benefit of some calls. For 3 quarters, it appeared to me that Utah was allowed to be much more physical than the C's.
Cheerleader pictures….after the jump. To be honest, they're more weird than hot.