A blowout win… over a bad team… at home. That's not something we see everyday by the Celtics. Fortunately, we got to see it tonight, 122-103 over the Pacers.
So what was the big difference between tonight's victory and Wednesday night's debacle? Two reasons. 1-The Pacers are awful. 2-The Celtics played hard.
The Celtics broke this game open with a 38 point second quarter. The bench (56 total points) stretched the lead and the starters continued the run.
Indy made a mini-run in the 3rd, cutting a 24 points lead (76-52) to 16, but the Celtics offense was too damn good for the Pacers to keep up.
Paul Pierce had 20 points (7-12 FG) in 22 minutes. He even threw down a dunk on an alley-oop from Rajon Rondo (16 points, 11 assists). Glen Davis and Nate Robinson each chipped in 15 points.
Rasheed showed me something new in the 4th quarter – he faked a 3, took a dribble past his man and nailed a 20 footer.
"We played with 200% more energy tonight than the other night," – KG