The Celtics suffered another humiliating loss on their home court, 111-91 to the Memphis Grizzlies. It was an epic fail on both sides of the ball.
This one was over after the first 12 minutes. The Celtics mustered only 12 points (29% FG) in the 1st quarter. Hopes that the Celtics reserves would take advantage of a weak Grizzlies bench faded quickly. The lead swelled to 22 (55-33) at the half. Kudos to the Garden crowd for booing the crap out of the Celtics as they headed to the locker room. They must have heard the boos, but I'm not sure they care.
The rebounding stats are horrific: 48 – 29.
The offense perked up in the 3rd quarter. The Celtics put 30 on the board in the quarter, but every time they put some buckets together, Memphis answered. Defense was no where to be found tonight.
The lead reached a high of 29 points (107-78).
Rajon Rondo had 17 points, 8 assists and -21 +/-. Hasheem Thabeet had a +25 +/-.
Rajon Rondo had 17 points, 8 assists and -21 +/-. Hasheem Thabeet had a +25 +/-.Is there anything left to say?
We were all hoping this team would be capable of flipping the switch, but they're more likely to lose in the 1st round than advance to the conference finals.
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