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LeBron chokes, Boston holds on

RedsArmyAdmin February 13, 2011 Uncategorized 44 Comments

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LeBron James had a chance to tie the game with 14 seconds to play and the Heat down 2, but he missed the first free throw.  Then on the next play, Glen Davis (a game high 16) nailed 2 free throws with 6 seconds left to put the C's up 3.  

So to recap:  MVP candidate LeBron James had a chance to tie things up and couldn't.  Glen Davis had a chance to force Miami to make a 3… and he did.  The C's end up winning this 85-82.  Rajon Rondo finished the game with a triple double: 11 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

The C's defensive plan worked pretty damn well.  They cut off the driving lanes most of the night and forced Miami to take a lot of jumpers.  Miami's 3-point shooters couldn't find the range at all… hitting only 3 of their 16 attempts.  The gameplan of letting LeBron be the ring leader and turning the rest of the Heat into the Cavs of years past continues to work and Dwyane Wade continues to be frustrated by the Celtics.  He finished with 16 on 6/17 shooting.

The Celtics came out frigidly cold in the first half but used a 35-18 3rd quarter to build up what turned out to be an insurmountable lead… despite getting outscored 21-11 in the 4th.  Paul Pierce scored 1 point.  ONE.  Luckily, Von Wafer and Glen Davis combined for 26 off the bench.  They were the only bench players to get any run.  Nate Robinson got 5 mintues of PT… and Avery Bradley played a few seconds to end the first quarter. 

Good win by the undermanned C's.  They were allowed to play physically for most of the game (aside for a 3 minute stretch late in the 4th where the game was suddenly called differently for some reason) and Miami simply can't handle being knocked around.  

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  • Mileke

    By far the BEST win of the season, only cause we beat an “Elite” team with only 7 players, and our captain only scoring 1 point, I look forward to the Celtics turning the rest of this month into success giving the schedule lets up a whole lot! Delonte should be back Wednesday vs. #Nets, Shaq and Semih both day-to-day, and JO in about 3-4 weeks, Banner 18 here we come, #TeamCeltics!!! We made a huge statement to the league today, maybe we’ll get the credit we deserve from Sir Charles on thursday, lol its a GREAT day to be a Celtic, Heat loss, and somebody got to loose out of LA, and ORL, rather it be LA!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/triompheemperor brian

    RONDO WAS THE MAN!!
    this is a foreshadowing of how playoff’s gonna be like against the heat–rondo taking over and destroys the opposing point guard…
    He defended Lebron in the third quarter that was .. WOW
    yeah fourth quarter and pierce were pretty damn hard to watch

  • Green In Cleveland

    Great game. Notable moments include: Paul Pierce getting in the middle of the lane waving his hands at Lebron after he missed his first free throw. Still talking trash with only one point. I love it.
    KG introducing his shoulder to Mike Millers’ head on a punishing pick. Wade’s retaliation led to a flagrant foul.
    Very lopsided game though. In the first and fourth quarters the C’s looked like a different team. The entire game was decided in the third quarter when Rondo took control and got aggressive.

  • paul

    Wow, so glad to be proven wrong about this game!
    But, what about the Nets? Are we gonna not show up with that one? EVen in this game the Cs stopped playing aggressively on offense in the 4th quarter and almost lost it. Rondo all but disappeared for much of the quarter.

  • Caterpillar from Italy

    The best moment EVER of this game was Rondo trying to get around Heat players.. It was not a timeout, he could do it: just AWESOME, the funniest spot of the game!

  • Caterpillar from Italy

    What a sorry loser: if it had to go to OT, you’d still prefer to watch the Celtics game instead of switching to the Fakers game.. and you call yourself a lakers fan?? hahahahahahaha!!
    But I understand that, it’s the beauty of the green. Can’t help it and admit it: after all you always wanted to be a Celtics fan.

  • Caterpillar from Italy

    What a sorry loser: if it had to go to OT, you’d still prefer to watch the Celtics game instead of switching to the Fakers game.. and you call yourself a lakers fan?? hahahahahahaha!!
    But I understand that, it’s the beauty of the green. Can’t help it and admit it: after all you always wanted to be a Celtics fan.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/kwapt KWAPT

    Very odd win. We missed alot of layups, some big free-throws, but the Heat could not capitalize. Hats off to Baby for drilling those free-throws and for attacking the rim. There have been some games where in the same situation he would’ve tried to rely on his jumper. But Rondo is the real hero. Despite missing some crucial bunnies, his on the ball pressure against Lebron, Wade or whoever else was bringing the ball up really took Heat out of sync. Thank God for the Nets and then the AS break-God knows these guys need rest.

  • Classless

    Someone in the national media needs to point out the fact that Wade has had only 1 good game in the last 8 vs. Boston (that 40 pt game 4 last year). He routinely gives up on many plays, can’t stay with Ray through picks, and shows such shitty body language. I’m really shocked he has maintained this attitude despite assembling his Super Friends team.

  • Nora

    I hope you are enjoying the beat down. Lakers are boring and losing

  • Lee in Oregon

    Agreed, Rondo was everywhere tonite, including Miami’s huddles. Shouldnt have come down to being that close but KG hit some big shots down the stretch. Cant wait to get D West back and rest for the weary. At times today Pierce made it look like 4 on 5 when the C’s had the ball, props to him for still playing strong D. That 3rd quarter was one of the best in recent memory. Good to have a win like this, I’ve been bitter since the Charlotte game.

  • http://www.bigcocks.com TrollHunter

    Yeah, hope you enjoyed watching them get SPANKED. Bwhahahahahahaaa! Crawl back into your cave you little troll.

  • Venus

    Hope you’re enjoying getting the pimp hand and some from Orlando. Bet you wish the game had gone into triple OT huh?

  • Rondo to KG

    Hope you enjoy your back-to-back champions now because that three-peat isn’t happening this year. Even if you make it to the Finals, we’ll be there to humiliate you just like in ‘058.

  • Rondo to KG

    Meant to say “’08”, not “‘058″

  • Nick

    The Celts really impressed me 2day, The captains shutdown defense on Lebron even at half strength is the reason that he belongs in the discussion for the greatest Celtic ever! And I’ve been saying it 4 awhile but I really really like this Von Wafer! He won the Tommy Award by busting his ass and playing great D all day, and dropping in 10 points and 2 steals. Queezy is bigger, but Von hustles more, is WAYYYY more explosive and he hits 3’s. He’s a better version of Shannon Brown. This guy can really help us win # 18 I truly believe that. As far as Shaq goes, I’m becoming concerned that he is just outta shape, obviously we all knew he wasn’t going to play close to 82 games, but to miss games at home against the Lakers and Heat. two teams desperately trying to get to our level, I hope he is taking this seriously. I’m not hating on the diesel i’m just concerned, he needs to realize he has a great chance to go back to staples in June and win the title and rip the fucking backboard down like he did in his prime! How sick would that be? Then he can ask Kobe how his ass tastes! GREEN 18

  • Nick

    Anyone who discounts this win is just plain crazy. We were missing OUR ENTIRE BENCH AGAIN. And our defense is just too honed in and focused for Miami to beat us. We are like a connected fence on defense, you can’t break any of the links, Boston’s team D is simply remarkable. They continuosly frusterate the two best isolation players in the League, possibly the 2 best athletes in the league. This is Boston Celtics basketball. Strenght in defense and once we get hyealthy strength in numbers!

  • GoWyo

    I saw on ESPN that Pierce is going to have an MRI on his foot. Anybody know when he injured it? I thought the missed shots was from still suffering from the flu?
    I thought he played excellent defense against James today.

  • Just Say No

    Why would anyone want to be a fan of a team that wears kilts? Go blow on a bagpipe.

  • Just Say No

    Why would anyone want to be a fan of a team that wears kilts? Go blow on a bagpipe.

  • Just Say No

    Why would anyone want to be a fan of a team that wears kilts? Go blow on a bagpipe.

  • Just Say No

    Celtic fans are schizophrenic. First they say the loss to LA was no big deal and now they are gloating over a win over the Heat. I guess these games do mean more than they would like to admit.

  • Just Say No

    Celtic fans are schizophrenic. First they say the loss to LA was no big deal and now they are gloating over a win over the Heat. I guess these games do mean more than they would like to admit.

  • Just Say No

    Celtic fans are schizophrenic. First they say the loss to LA was no big deal and now they are gloating over a win over the Heat. I guess these games do mean more than they would like to admit.

  • Mileke

    @GoWyo, Its a precautionary MRI, but Im guessing its from when Wade stepped on his foot and rolled his ankle, Im guessing that has to do with it, its a little tingly,
    BTW @Nick, Ive been saying Von is going to come up BIG for us, even in the pre-season,I live in Houston, and I remember when the Rockets went to the play-offs in 09, he was phenomenal, I never understood why he was in a battle for the 15th spot anyway, and I especially dont understand why he sat down as long as he did, but he’s taking total advantage of this oppurtunity, to me Von is also a KEY to banner 18, he’s going to help us win at least 1 play-off game, watch what I tell you, Im a huge Von fan, and Ya’ll are finally getting to see why, #GoCeltics!

  • Mileke

    We didnt say the game vs. LA didnt matter, it just served more importance to LA than us, and this game didnt serve much importance neither, but it’s impressive when a depleted team can come out with this type of win, can we just be impressed with the win and the effort our team gave? dont come here being depressed with us!!!! This is by far the BIGGEST Win of the season, but thats because we played 7 players today, and they gutted out a win against a team that beat this same LA team by 22 points on national tv!!!! && truth be told we shouldve be LA too, but again, ya’ll wanted it a little more than we did!

  • Mileke

    “be” = “beat”

  • Nora

    No it just means the Lakers mean less

  • Nora

    I think Laker fans are pretty Schitzo as well, When Celtics beat them earlier you all came running here as usual to say ‘it meant nothing’ as well. Selective memories

  • Nick

    I would make u bite the curb american history x style u little fucking homo, u actually go out of your way and post shit using my name, even though we all know its a fraud. I’m training 6 days a week, ur a bitch kid i’de break my foot off in your ass, homo laker fan. Go fuck ur boyfriend in the ass

  • Goceltics

    Sorry that u guys got stomped.LOL,LOL

  • Goceltics

    Uh oh, We have an imposter. Don’t get mad cuz your team got man handled by D. Howard today. Don’t Hate Congratulate!

  • Goceltics

    Correction, I would never back you up! Only real Celtic fans that are from my hood. Check your self before you wreck yourself son. As far as smoking PICKLES, do that on your time not ours. You little pickle puffer. LMAO

  • Goceltics

    Yeah, that was classic Sheed. He was getting in their heads, That was great.

  • Dylan

    How about some love for Perk today? He was phenomenal on the offense and at the line (7 for 9?!). Plus, he played some pretty good D and didn’t get into foul trouble. HUGE BEAST!

  • PPsucks

    Rumor has it that Delonte James told his son LeBron to miss one free throw…….LeBron agreed and Delonte took him out for Ice Cream after the game

  • JoshA

    The loss to the Lakers was no big deal b/c the C’s are ridiculously shorthanded. The win over the Heat is pretty cool b/c the C’s are ridiculously shorthanded.
    That’s not a contradiction.
    What’s funny is that Laker fans have been saying “regular season doesn’t matter” for all the games they lost, then acted like beating the undermanned Celtics was the most important thing ever.

  • ShawnCVD

    Also the HEAT are our main rivals for finishing first in the East. Now in the event of a tied record Boston owns the tie breaker.
    If you don’t understand basketball I agree “Just Say No.”

  • ShawnCVD

    This is some quality basketball analysis right here!
    Um…new season buddy.

  • ShawnCVD

    LOL…your 2nd best post ever! (the first being the nice thoughts after Quis’ injury). For one week only your okay in my book. I refuse to call you by name though.

  • ShawnCVD

    Perk demonstrated how awful the Heat are at the 5. Also he hit those freebies! Come playoffs Shaq will back Perk at center…Who is the Heats starting center?!?

  • Just Say No

    Apparently you don’t know history. Your team beat Cleveland last year without HCA. Most veteran teams don’t need it unless the series goes 7 games.
    Again all I am asking is for some consistency.

  • Just Say No

    You hate the Lakers. I get it. If I were a Boston fan I would probably feel the same and find any and all excuses to not give them credit.
    But let’s be real. The Lakers are a threat to the so called Boston dominance. Why else would you folks chant “Beat LA” over and over. The funny thing is that it wasn’t even started in Boston but just adopted by the green fan base.

  • Rondo to KG

    Kilts and bagpipes are from SCOTLAND not IRELAND. If your going to try and insult us, at least get your facts straight.