What can you say? The Bulls made the plays in the 2nd OT and the Celtics did not.
Decimated by injuries, playing in a hostile environment against the Bulls and the refs, the Celtics showed us all why they are the defending champs. Just a gritty, gutsy, ballsy effort by the boys in green.
Up 3 with 4.5 seconds left in the first OT, the Celtics elected not to
foul and got burned when Ben Gordon drained a three with Paul Pierce in his
face. It was one of those hindsight is 20/20 moments.
Rondo was spectacular again: 55 mins, 25 pts, 11 reb, 11 assists and 1 TO. Although his offense disappeared in the overtimes.
I never got the press release from the league stating the refs would no longer give the benefit of the doubt to league stars. Paul Pierce was treated like a rookie in this game. He got zero calls. I can't wait to see LeBron and Kobe suffer the same treatment.
I loved Scal's effort in this one. The 3 to kick off the OT. Several hard, no-easy-buckets-on-my-watch fouls. He got screwed on the block call on Derrick Rose late in the 4th quarter, and the clear path call on Hinrich was questionable. Scal was the anti-Mikki Moore.
Credit to the refs for correctly calling the Big Baby/Brad Miller
skirmish. I initially thought Miller had punched and/or head-butted
Davis, but replays showed that not to be true. Calling a personal foul
on Davis and tech on Miller was the proper call.