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Tony Parker Chokes Hard

More embarassing? This photo or the 4 missed free throws?

Tony Parker (25 pts, 8 assists, 7 reb) killed the Celtics all night…until the final :50 of this game. That's when he missed four consecutive free throws. Throw in a Big Baby jumper with 5 seconds left and you get a 80-77 Celtics win.

After a rusty first quarter, KG bounced back with a vintage 3rd quarter where he shot 5-5.. His final numbers: 15 minutes, 10 pts, 4 reb. It must have killed him to sit on the bench for the entire 4th quarter of this nail-biter.

Rondo finished with 16 pts (8-19 FG), 12 assists and 3 steals. Mikki Moore played his best game as a Celtic – 4 pts, 8 reb and 1 foul in 20 minutes.

Paul Pierce shot a wretched 3-16 and finished with 9 pts.  He did contribute on the boards – 12.

Bottom line – this was a great win.

Box Score

Game pics…after the jump.

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  • zippittyay

    “Los Spurs”??? My God, I hope the league never forces “Los Celticos” jerseys on us…..

  • Josh

    I have to watch games on LP, and this game was on the awful NBA TV Network. Pre-game and halftime were nothing but Tony Parker circle jerks. End of the game, not a word.
    I mean don’t get me wrong Parker played GREAT…. except, you know, when it mattered.

  • Nora

    I think we found out the reason KG does not sit on the bench when he is injured. Although maybe bringing him on the bench during crucial opponant FT’s at the end of a game is not a bad idea. LOL

  • Kudos to Doc for not giving in and playing KG more than the planned minutes. Would have been easy to plug him back into the last 2 minutes.

  • Wiggs Dannyboy

    where do you find these photos? HaHaHa~

  • Wish there was a better pic of those awesome retro Jordan 11’s Ray had on. I agree though-it would’ve been easy for Doc to have panicked and put KG in, but he didn’t. Just having him on the bench was enough-he brings so much goddamn energy! 4 turnovers was the other huge thing that jumped out at me-I can’t remember the last time we had single-digit turnover total. Hopefully this is the start of another nice win-streak….

  • DRJ

    I loved this game all the way through, win or lose. The first half was so bad, I laughed… Cs put on a clinic on How To Miss A Layup – Let Us Count The Ways. Sheesh. But we got through it only 5 down.
    – KG takes all of 2 quarters to get back in game shape. Wow.
    – There is a HUGE intangible difference with KG there. It’s SO real.
    – Even Mikki did a 180 from all his previous game. Just ONE foul, ZERO turnovers, hit 2 for 2 from the field. What the hell happened?? Gotta be KG’s influence… but this guy, as he played today, easily replaces PJ.
    – 4 TOs. Uhh, did the body snatchers invade the Celtics??
    – You can see the team starting to gel now. All that extra time for the bench really comes through, with Mikki and Baby especially today. Looks like they are gonna time it perfectly to reach their peak for the playoffs.

  • papa irish

    The biggest thing to me of the game was steph buying into the D system and taking a charge on duncan

  • Baron

    DRJ- just because KG looked good in that 2nd half last night, dont start thinking hes already in game shape, lol because its gonna take longer then that…think Marburys first game back, it was probably the best game hes played to date (vs the pacers) then the rust really showed up after that
    KG hasnt been out as year obviously, but even last year when he missed a few weeks it took him a good week + to get back in NBA game shape

  • ssshady35

    PP was like 3 for 30 but what won the game was the C’s only committing 4 turn over!!! ONLY 4!!!

  • That’s disturbing.

  • Boston Man

    Ball dont lie dont lie dont lie dont lie.

  • clumsy

    the refs were helping san antonio win..but boston man said it right.. Ball Dont Lie!
    P.S. Finley and Parker chokes big time!

  • Mizzle

    I’m convinced KG had some influence on those free throws from the bench. I know I’m not knocking down ANY free throws while KG is shouting in tongues less than 20 feet away from me. That’s some scary ish.