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Killer Ray

RedsArmyAdmin January 11, 2009 Uncategorized 13 Comments

There's one reason why the Celtics beat the Raptors today – Ray Allen (36 pts, 14 in the 4th, 8-10 3 FG)

The Celtics smacked around the Raptors for 3 quarters today, building a lead of 20+ points in the 3rd. But then it happened…the 4th quarter fade (Toronto outscored Boston 33-19 in the final 12 minutes). The lead dwindled to 5 until Paul Pierce hit a 21-footer with :40 seconds left (with the help of a solid KG pick) to secure the win.

Other observations:

Rondo (14 pts, 11 assists, 6 reb) looked pretty well for 3 quarters. His monster baseline jam was the highlight of the game. He seemed to disappear in the 4th however.

Scalabrine started for Perk who apparently woke up this morning with a sore shoulder.

Big Baby (11 reb) brought a lot of energy to the court today, too bad he couldn't shoot (1-12 FG) to save his life.

KG had one of his worst shooting days in recent memory. 10 pts on 3-16 FGs.

Pierce (11 pts, 6 reb, 6 assists) suffered some type of leg injury in the first quarter but returned to play 41 minutes. Until that clutch jumper, he wasn't really having an impact on the game.

"The fourth quarter they're just falling apart emotionally and energy wise" – Tommy Heinsohn

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  • DRJ

    Sorry… Glen will never be a good player. He is too short for his position, and way too fat. And he has no shot (tho seems to think he does). These things are self-evident and (at least the first two are) not going to change. POB = a much better option when you need the inside presence. Patrick is good now, and has the potential to be great… which Big Baby clearly does not have.

  • double P reppin the B

    “What have you done for me lately?” haha everyone was throwing ray under the bus last week and he carries this team to a win now.
    A game like this is exactly what ray needed to get back on track, and look for more hot shooting from ray this week he always carries up a huge game with good play for a stretch. Thank god we didn’t blow this game late

  • ThatGuyOverTheOcean

    I just realized we’re playing them again tomorrow. Duh, dumb schedule!

  • Tim (FD)

    DRJ… again man, you’re way off base with your comments on Pierce. Relax.

  • dom1020

    ray allen is the only tite dude on the celtics i hate the rest

  • Doctor Hardwood

    Pierce looks a bit different from last year because he lost about 10 lbs trying to keep his body from going flabby. I agree that his explosive first step seems to be a bit off, but I don’t think he’s sick or anything. He’s not taking it to the rim as much as last year and consequently he’s not getting to the line as much. Last year he got to the line whenever he wanted to.
    I think he’s just pacing himself more this year.

  • inferno

    I know Ray had a huge day, but the only reason you ended up winning that game is the 20 footer PP hit to put you back up by 7…he misses that shot and Toronto scores, its a 3 point game and here we go again…
    Finally Pierce delivered.
    Looks like an all Pa. Superbowl is going to happen…Eagles -Steelers would be a hell of a game…
    Go Lakers

  • http://www.redsarmy.com redsarmy

    Yeah… “finally” Pierce delivered. Because he never has before.

  • MJ’s Ambassador

    actually, i would have to disagree with both of you. pierce has delivered in the past, obviously they won a championship and at some point he had to deliver a key basket. but of course, you just can’t compare pierce with MJ. MJ delivered time and time again. if you still don’t believe me, just ask bryon russell.
    this is good though, lakers and celtics fans can agree on something huh? the hate isn’t as intense as one would assume.

  • Tim (FD)

    Inferno… get the hell out of here with those comments on Pierce.

  • Juan

    What the hell is the whole Paul Pierce depressed thing about! The guy was the Finals MVP, and he won a championship. He is currently the captain of one of the elite teams in the NBA. I really don’t see anything to really be depressed about.

  • Scott

    MJ’s Ambassador…who is talking about MJ. Stop living in the 90s and making random comments/comparisons to the Bulls dynasty/MJ. We get it; you liked the Bulls. That’s awesome. They suck now. Get over it.

  • http://efe defs

    back then in 03-04 the C’s were in a long losing streak, experts counted the off the playoffs. Until they won against the raptors on back to back nights and improved their record to make it in the playoffs.
    Maybe back to back nights against the raptors can have a good purpose.