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I didn’t know the Nets were THAT bad

The Celtics annihilated the New Jersey Nets 111 – 87 in a game that wasn't even that close.

The real fun came in the first half when the Celtics built up a 36 point lead (69-33) right before the half. I realize the Nets came into the game with a 3-34 record, but that performance in the first half was one of the worst in the history of basketball.

The Celtics shot 67% in the first quarter, en route to 38 points. They had 11 assists on 12 baskets. Brian Scalabrine had 8 points of his 11 points in the 1st.

The hot shooting continued into the 2nd quarter. At one point the Cs were shooting 70+%. The highlight of the game* came on a Paul Pierce lob to Tony Allen who finished with a one handed jam (video above).

The Celtics came out flat and sloppy in the 3rd quarter where they were outscored 29-19. While I was pissed they didn't extend the lead to 50, the lead was large enough where Doc sat the starters for the entire 4th quarter.

Paul Pierce lead the scoring with 24 points. Rajon Rondo had 11 points, 14 assists. Glen Davis chipped in 13 points off the bench. He also injured a thumb (I couldn't tell which one) on a hard foul by Kris Humphries in the 4th quarter.

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"It's disrespectful to the game of basketball. The Nets should be ashamed,"said Donny Marshall during the halftime report.

*I bailed on the final 2 minutes of the game to start this blog and missed a Bill Walker dunk which apparently rivals TA's play.

Some cool photos of TA, Rondo and Pierce dunking…. after the jump.




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  • DRJ

    Figured out why Nets lose so much…
    Everybody else believes they’re playing in the N-B-A. Nets think they’re in the N-D-A – which they’ve mistaken for No Defense Allowed. It’s just a simple reading error! I knew it was something….

  • Beastondo32

    Giddens had a kobe-esque reverse dunk/throw in near the end of the game as well… right after a nice two handed reverse jam

  • ERRRRRRRR!!! (car breaks screaching) “kobe-esque”? lol…c’mon Beastondo32 man! That’s sacreligious! That was a very nice throwdown. And I’m just busting your chops man.. 😀

  • Very impressed with the play of the yoots. (see “My Cousin Vinny”) If T.A. and Walker didn’t both have chronic knee/injury issues, they would both be candidates for SlamDunk 2010 in Dallas no question. Too risky though. One more knee injury for either of them (knock on parquet) could be career-ending.

  • DRJ

    I LOVE that movie! (Judge: Do you two know each other? Vinny: Yeah, she’s my fiancee. Judge: Well, that would certainly explain the hostility.)
    Da yoots were great tonight. PP’s pass was actually pretty bad, but TA finished anyway. The guy’s got game, no doubt about it.

  • Double P Reppin the B

    I loved seein the young guns gettin some run. You gotta give them a minute to get comfortable but once they do then they start playing great and really showing that athleticism we’ve all been hearing about but not really seeing. I wish we’d get to see them play a little more but it takes a 20+ point lead in the 4th against the worst team in the NBA by FAR for Doc to let the guys play any extended minutes.

  • DRJ

    Off Topic–
    Was the trash-talking poll a scam?
    I have been unable to find that trash-talking poll in SI. All I can find are links REPORTING the poll… and those reports are conflicting. CNNNE has Pierce in 3rd place, while many other places, like Yahoo, have Sheed in 3rd. But where is SI’s actual report on this “poll”?
    Never could believe that Paul could be #3…. haven’t seen him do any trash talking, much less 3rd in the NBA. But right now, it looks like a scam…. do you have the actual SI report on this??

  • KY Celts fan

    TA channeling the ghost of Michael Jordan! I love that he’s having to bend his head to get around the backboard.

  • bostonfanatheart

    Found the Bill Walker dunk if anyones interested. Good quality too.

  • Perk about gave Tony a concussion whacking him on the back of the head after that dunk.

  • Should you really im impressed by them tho? they might as well have beeen in an empty gym with chairs in the way…the nets were absolutely terrible, going into the game the only way that game would have meant anything was had they lost…u can gain anything by playing well against the absolute garbage nets

  • really be *
    u cant *

  • < !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
    Those dunks were still impressive regardless of who they were playing-T.A.'s head almost hit the backboard.

  • Sick dunk. Ridiculous that it was number 6 on the top 10.