Two straight subpar efforts from the Celtics.
After playing horribly for most of the game and down by 12 in the 4th, the Celtics ripped off a 16-1 run and appeared to have stolen this game.
However… the officials missed a blatant foul by Leandro Barbosa on Ray Allen with the Celtics up 1 with 12 seconds remaining. They did manage to blow the whistle for Amir Johnson and he promptly nailed two free throws for the 101 – 100 victory.
Nate Robinson (22 points) did a solid job filling in for Rajon Rondo.
The Celtics gave up 38 points in the 2nd quarter. That's 38 points in 12 minutes.
Paul Pierce missed a 16 footer at the buzzer. He had a real good look at the basket. Pierce also missed a free throw with 2:29 remaining. That clearly hurt.