SOS for the Celtics. Torrid shooting, stellar defense = blowout.The Celtics dropped 38 in the first quarter and finished with 74 in the first half – a season high in the NBA.*
The lead reached a high of 35 points early in the 3rd quarter. How's this for a team assist/turnover ratio – 34 to 4.
Look no further than the Rondo (13 pts, 14 assists, 7 reb, 4 stls)/Ray (23 pts, 7 assists, 5 reb) combo as the reason behind this win.
KG played (23 pts) like he was out to embarrass Dirk Nowitzki (4-17 FG, 5 TO). He took it right at him and played superb defense on every possession. KG also set an unofficial record for alley-oop dunks…or so it seemed.
Eddie House went nuts in garbage time (which was any moment after the 1st quarter) – 23 pts, 7-11 3FG
The worst call of the game came late in the 3rd when Scal took an elbow to the face as Dirk made a move…and got whistled for the foul.
"They're just running, like a…layup drill." – Hubie Brown
*I've been since informed the Knicks hung 82 first half points on Golden State back on Nov 29. Thanks RGill. It's about time you contributed something to this site.