What a thrilling Game 1 win. But when you look at it… there were a lot of things that could have led to a loss. The Celtics won this game despite….
… Paul Pierce shooting 4-12.
… Ray Allen shooting 2-9, including 0-4 from 3
… Kendrick Perkins unspectacular, 8 point, 3 rebound, 4 turnover performance
… a 4-11 shooting performance from Rajon Rondo
I'll admit the Rondo thing is a bit misleading. He played 43 minutes and was only a few rebounds shy of a triple double even though he wasn't able to hold down food or fluids the night before.
But the point remains: Kendrick Perkins just flat out had a bad game… and Pierce/Ray combined to shoot 6 of 21. Are we really going to see all of those things continue for the rest of the series?