Yeah, last night was all about the Shaq Daddy… he made sure of that. He also made sure to make Dwight Howard look pretty stupid when he had him isolated on the wing.
Shaq ended up winning co-MVP with Kobe… blah blah blah. All I really care about is the fact that Pierce, Ray and KG all played 20 minutes or less. And 20 All Star game minutes are probably not quite as competitive as 10 minutes in a Celtics practice.
“Everybody knows what the All-Star Game is,” said Garnett. “Everybody knows the definition. At the end of the day, man, we had a lot of fun. I got to interact with guys I’m usually pushing or boxing out or going up against nose to nose.”
So all-in-all, a good night for the C's. Pierce dropped 18. Theyr'e all walking around today with no extra bumps and bruises. The game was entertaining enough. We all win.
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