Kevin Garnett erased one of his worst games as a Celtic by drilling the game winning jumper in overtime to beat the Knicks 107-105.
It's a great moment, but this was a horrible game. The Celtics simply do not look good right now. Doc Rivers says he's not worried. And I refuse to let myself be concerned or impressed by much in November. But damn… this Celtics team does not inspire a lot of confidence in me right now.
Ray and KG were a combined 7 of 28. Throw in Sheed's numbers and it goes to 7 of 34. The Celtics defense disappeared for long stretches, as did their effort.
Really, the only reason the Celtics won this game is because Paul Pierce refused to let the Celtics lose. 9 of 17 from the field… 6 of 7 from 3… for 33 points. Tack on 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 blocked shots… one of them a key block in OT with the C's up 2. And kudos to Paul for not jacking up the last shot of the game with two guys draped all over him. He still had confidence in a guy who was cold and he was rewarded for it..
Of course, had KG missed, we might have been screaming for Paul to recognize who was hot and take the shot… but let's just not go down that road right now, OK?
Enjoy the win.