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Chuck - Red's Army October 10, 2009 Uncategorized 12 Comments

Wallace

The Celtics and Knicks played some wretched basketball last night at the Garden. Forgive me for bailing at halftime, but I had to watch the Red Sox hit weak groundballs all over Angels stadium.

Rasheed Wallace's stat line is the one thing that stands out in the box score:

13 points, 5-12 FG, 3-9 3 FG, 12 rebounds

9 threes? He launched more bombs than Ray, Paul and Eddie combined. Yes, Wallace has the range, but I'm guessing Doc would prefer a little more of 'Sheed in the paint. Or maybe not:

“We scored a couple of buckets where he literally had nothing to do
with the play except for standing behind the [3-point line] but he took
a [center] out there with him,’’ Rivers said. “Our guards are driving
down the lane and there’s nobody there. So it’s great what he does for
us.’’

KG played 22 minutes, scoring 10 points and grabbing 8 rebounds. I didn't see it, but apparently there was a brief scare when Garnett was kicked in the right leg:

He kicked me in the calf, that didn't help things," Garnett said. "But a little hot pack and some ice, and I was able to finish the game."

"Did I look like I was hurt? Garnett asked of Paul Pierce, who sat alongside him at the postgame interview podium.

"You looked like you got kicked in the calf," Pierce replied.

"When you get kicked in the calf, that's what you look like," Garnett responded.

How can you not love those post game pressers with Pierce and KG. Pure gold.

Globe – Wallace's Presence Opens Avenues | Herald – Big Men Impress Home Folks | Rajon Rondo Gets the Point | ProJo – Celts Starting to Come Together | WEEI – Garden Debut Has Vets Feeling Young

After the jump, check out more photos from the game. There's one of Rondo getting leveled by David Lee.

KG
PPdunk
Rondopick

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  • Bas Rutten Jr.

    “Forgive me for bailing at halftime, but I had to watch the Red Sox hit weak groundballs all over Angels stadium.”
    Unforgiven.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f2d28d7970c BigMck

    C’mon – how can you fault me for watching postseason baseball over preseason basketball?

  • Alex

    Heh… I don’t understand why anyone would want to watch baseball. Such a boring sport.
    Anyways, last night was definitely not the prettiest of games and I hope the Celtics get back to rhythm before the actual season starts.
    GO C’S

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    Are they going to come up with something new every game KG is dragging his leg up and down the court?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5d5008970c Jester00

    Is it just me or does TA Look Worse?

  • Double P Reppin the B

    You guys are completely missing how they are playing Rasheed. The reason he took so many threes is because when hes on the floor he is being used to stretch the floor. When he is playing with KG and pierce, he hangs at the three and they let pierce of KG get in the paint and more often than not, Sheeds defender dips down to help on pierce or KG, and they would pass right to sheed for a wide open 3. He just has to knock them down, because he is going to be wide open.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/redsarmy Red’s Army

    KG looked fine out there.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/redsarmy Red’s Army

    TA did not look fine out there.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    To each his own, I dont think he looks a whole lot different then he did when he came back for 3 games before being shut down for the season…but it could simply be due to not being in basketball shape, and a mental hurdle about his knee he has to get over
    He was dragging his leg as the game went on

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    Yeah, sheed is playing his game, and doing exactly what hes been doing the last few seasons…and with this team thats exactly what they want him to do…what much else did posey do on offense other then sit at the 3 pt line? Sheed actually did show some of his post moves last night though and played some solid D

  • Bas Rutten Jr.

    Eh, I dunno. Maybe because RedsArmy is the most hardcore Celtics Fan site around and the people who run it should never ever leave their guard post?
    And cuz baseball is snoozeville. :)

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011570423591970b KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    KG looked like he was fine to me as well (I was at the game). I did see him get hurt and he hobbled for a minute afterwards, but quickly just strectched out and was fine. I do have to agree w/Chuck somewhat on ‘Sheed. I know that “his game” has consisted of hucking up 3’s the last few years, but there were a few times last night that he backed into the low post and was succesfull-I’d personally like to see him do more of that if Eddie and Ray are out there (or even Ray and Paul). But we are all maybe moving wayyyy to fast. It’s only the 2nd time these guys have played competitive bball together. Doc and Thibs are experimenting, the players are getting to know each others’ games and this could take a while. But let me tell you, when these guys do click on all cylinders, there will not be many teams that can stop them. Looking fwd to going to another game tomorrow-the last home one (unless you count Hartford) until Opening Night.