The Celtics outplayed and outclassed the Charlotte Bobcats, 92-59 in their home opener at the Garden.
Leading by 11 at the half, the Celtics blew the game open by scoring the first 16 points of the 3rd quarter. Of course, I missed the entire run because I had to go upstairs and put the kids to bed. Oh the joys of parenthood.
The defense was stifling. Charlotte shot 31% from the floor and 0% (0-10) from three. Perk (4 blocks) and KG (3 blocks) were monsters in the paint.
The game got chippy in the 2nd half. Tyson Chandler and several other Bobcats tried to goad Perk into a tech or worse on numerous occasions. He kept his cool for awhile but finally got a T for taunting.
KG fell on Raymond Felton's face during a loose ball. Felton needed several stitches. As he lay there motionless in the paint, Tommy screamed for a 3 seconds call. Classic Heinsohn.
What is Doc's obsession with playing Ray Allen too many minutes? He logged 38 tonight and didn't exit until the 9 minutes mark of 4th quarter. The starter with the next highest minutes was Rondo with 30.
After the jump, highlites from the block party.