And we thought the 2nd half collapse against the Mavericks was bad. The Celtics offense mustered just 30 points in the final two quarters tonight as the Cs lost to the Detroit Pistons 92-86.
How horrible was this? The Celts pissed away an 8 point halftime lead by shooting 2-13 in the 3rd quarter and committing 7 TOs.
The play was equally as bad in the 4th quarter. The Pistons rattled off a 13-0 run and turned a 76-71 deficit into an 84-76 lead. At one point, the Celtics missed 9 straight shots. They finished with 19 TOs.
Tommy kept squawking about the Pistons confusing zone defense. Was that really the cause of the Celtics offensive woes? Veterans like Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Rasheed Wallace confused by a zone defense??
Rodney Stuckey lead the Pistons with 27 points and 11 rebounds. Charlie Villanueva scored 10 of his 19 points in the 4th quarter.
Paul Pierce scored 17 of his 21 points in the 1st quarter. He took four shots the rest of the game. Ray Allen never got into a groove. He had 8 points (3-10 FG), 5 TOs. Perk was awful – he had more fouls (5) than rebounds (4).
Rajon Rondo had a great stat line: 21 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists. 4 steals – but like his teammates, he didn't do enough in the 4th quarter.
Did you hear Glen Davis scream that raunchy expletive to a fan in the first half? Yup, that was Big Baby. He felt that graphic three word phrase was the best way to deal with a heckler who was calling him "fat boy" in the first half. Stay classy, BBD.
Doc has to do something to kick this team in the ass. KG isn't going to solve all their problems.