I wasn't worried. Were you worried?
Despite leading by 16 points midway through the 4th quarter, the Celtics need a Ray Allen three ball with :10 seconds left to seal a 99 – 95 win over the Blazers.
With 5:09 remaining in the 4th quarter, the Celtics led the Blazers 96-80. And then it happened. The Celtics offense fell stagnant. Painfully stagnant. The Blazers took advantage and ripped off a 15-0 run.
They wouldn't score again until a struggling Ray Allen (9 points, 3-12 FG) delivered the dagger.
Paul Pierce (28 points, 9-11 FG, 4-5 3FG) scored 12 points in the 3rd quarter as the Celtics finally started to pull away. They used a 17-4 run to take a 7 point lead into the final quarter.
Another solid night from Glen Davis – 16 points, 7 rebounds.
KG needed 5 stitches to close a gash on his chin. It didn't appear to affect his yapping one bit.
I'm still not sure what the Blazers were doing defensively on the possession were Ray nailed the 3. Pierce held the ball at the top of the 3 point line while Portland fell into a psuedo 1-2-2 zone. Pierce promptly whipped the ball to Ray for the clincher.