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The C’s & Jazz got together and a Warriors/Suns game broke out

 Ray drives on bell
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Go ahead and pretend you saw this coming tonight. 

The Celtics and Jazz played a fast-paced, up-and-down game that featured a lot of offense and not much defense… but ultimately ending in a 107-102 Celtics win.

Ray Allen was unconcious from 3… shooting 5 of 8… 2 of them daggers late in the 4th.  The second of them was a wild, off balance 3 with about 55 seconds left.  He finished with 25. 

The Celtics kinda took turns in each of these quarters.  The first quarter belonge to Nenad Krstic of all people.  10 of his 11 points came in the first, prompting wild "Perk who?" overreactions everywhere.  Paul Pierce dropped 16 of his 21 points in the second.  10 of KG's 18 came in the third.  KG, by the way, scored his 23,000th point in this one.  Congrats to him on the milestone.  He also had 14 rebounds. 

Rajon Rondo played an interesting game.  After passing up easy layups early in the game, he started bombing away jumpers in the second half.  He hit a big one with 24 seconds left that pretty much iced it.  He ended up with 16 and 11 assists.  Rondo was also jawing with the refs a LOT in this game.  I'm surprised he didn't get a tech.

Jeff Green had 5 points in 19 minutes.  Doc is still tinkering with him, playing him at the 2, 3 and 4 spots.  He really didn't do much, but he did have a highlight, chase-down block. 

Glen Davis was pretty bad in this game.  He had as many turnovers as he did rebounds (4) and he had 5 fouls while playing some pretty poor defense.  He looked tired out there.  He just wasn't there at all tonight. 

The C's still need a lot of work on their defense with the new guys.  Guys were getting lost all over the place.  Al Jefferson was the beneficiary, torching the C's for 28 points and 19 rebounds.  Andrei Kirilenko (18 points) also seemed to be hanging from the rim a lot tonight.  Devin Harris dropped 19… mostly in transition where he was blowing by everyone.

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  • Ray-Ray. Incredible. It is a thing of beauty and amazement to watch how quickly, yet accurately he gets the ball up. Man I feel lucky to have seen him in peak form here as a Celtic. The Big 3 all did their thing tonight. Big Baby had probably his worst game as a Celtic. He has shown some flashes of greatness, but still has alot of maturing to do. He was forcing the issue all night. New guys were ok-Krstic the better of the 2 obviously tonight. Great win to end this trip and continue the bonding w/the new dudes. So much harder to do that when everyone’s pissed-off because they lost.

  • are u charlie sheen hiding behind the sign?

  • Joey Crawford and Co were the ONLY reason Utah was so close tonight. The refs were such a fucking joke.

  • They were a joke on both sides, but they let us be physical, until 2mins left, I HATE THAT! But good win, I feel like Jeff should have been in, instead of Davis down the stretch today, but we’ll take the win, but Doc has got to understand when Baby dont have it….. He dont have it…. Good win #TeamCeltics

  • Big Al was a stud tonite, but Ray was just incredible.

  • Wish I was. I'd have courtside seats every night.