The injury-riddled Rockets closed OT on a 9-0 run to beat the Celtics 119-114.
Yup, another game without D.
I HATE the Paul Pierce final-seconds-isolation-play which Doc called on last
possession in regulation. Rondo (23 points, 10 assists, 5 reb) needs the ball in those situations. Let him penetrate and distribute. If he can't, then an elbow jumper is better than Pierce forcing it.
After 3 quarters the Celtics were down 87-83. Houston was shooting a
crazy 9-11 from 3.But thanks to a makeshift unit of Rondo, Finley, Sheed, TA and Shelden
the Cs rattled off a 15-4 run. Doc stayed with this group until 4 minutes left. It was a ballsy move that worked. Too bad the Cs missed two FTs in
the last 30 sec. Fatal misses which allowed Aaron Brooks (30 points) the opportunity to drill a game-tying three with 9 seconds left.
Chase Buddinger (24 points, 6-8 3FG) absolutely killed the Cs. Chase Buddinger?
Thanks to T-Mobile for another fun night in the suite.