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Sheed Tweaks Ankle in Comeback Win Over Nets

Chuck - Red's Army October 13, 2009 Uncategorized 9 Comments

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As preseason games go, this was one intense contest. The Celtics battled back from a 14-point 3rd quarter deficit and beat the Nets 91-88. Eddie House hit the go-ahead bucket with :30 seconds left. The Celtics then made two huge defensive plays; Glen Davis swatted Courtney Lee's shot out of bounds and then House drew a charge on Lee seconds later.

Starting in place of Kevin Garnett (Paul Pierce and Ray Allen also sat this one out), Rasheed Wallace scored 20 points (8-17 FG, 3-7 3FG), grabbed 9 rebounds and tweaked his right ankle in 25 minutes of action. Wallace injured himself late in the 3rd quarter and did not return. Doc Rivers said the injury is mild and nothing serious.

Despite another rough shooting night from both the floor and the (6-15) and the free throw line (6-14), Rajon Rondo played a strong 4th quarter and finished with 18 points, 13 assists and 9 rebounds in 40 minutes.

J.R. Giddens played the best game of his career – 7 points, 13 rebounds in 32 minutes. He was extremely active on the boards and chasing down loose balls.

Brook Lopez may have had 17 points (5-14 FG), but he struggled when going one-on-one with Kendrick Perkins.

In the 2nd quarter, Lawrence Frank berated one of the replacement refs with f-bombs when he failed to blow the whistle after Devin Harris was pushed. Over the next two minutes, that referee called three personal fouls and one technical foul on the Celtics. Mike Gorman noted the sequence and gave credence to the possibility that these replacement referees can be intimidated.

The Celtics pulled a great prank on Lester Hudson. They made the rookie believe he had to grab a microphone and sing Happy Birthday to Doc and Paul Pierce during pre-game. According to Greg Dickerson, Hudson was nervous all day, right up until the veterans told him it was a joke.

Box Score | Video Recap

More photos from the game, after the jump.

Photos by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5ebb21970c JD

    Its nice to see the statline from Rondo, although it was a poor shooting night. But all in all, it was a very encouraging preseason game, seeing as how the Big 3 weren’t playing.

  • Kraft

    Starbury posted a video on youtube where he briefly calls out #34 before going on a rant
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmrwUBL_zso&feature=player_profilepage

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

    he’s got issues

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5ebb21970c JD

    “I was playing to win tonight. Preseason is still a game. You don’t put on the uniform to lose”
    Thats from Rondo on Facebook, good stuff.

  • Double P Reppin the B

    I used to like starbury to, not after this. Dude is a joke.

  • zauer

    I didn,t see the game, so tell me what’s up with Daniels? Why did he play only 14 minutes?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0120a584cc24970b sam_lt

    He had a stomach bug and didn’t play in the second half.

  • zauer

    Thanks, i knew there must have been something

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

    People are still paying attention to Marbury? it was cool at first, but now its retarded…and no I highly doubt he posted that video on youtube, someone else watching his live stream did..just for clarifacation..
    also, its simple…Marbury cant find a job, Pierce makes 18+ mil a year, starbury didnt re-join his team, so like he always has is lashing out at there coach/captain/GM…in this case our captain