That was 2 1/2 hours of my life I wish I could have back. The Celtics edged the Bucks 89-83 in one of the ugliest basketball games you'll ever see.
The good: Paul Pierce's 23 points (8-13 FG), 4 rebounds, 4 assists and one vicious dunk in the 3rd quarter (see above). Kevin Garnett's 14 points, 11 rebounds, 3 steals and one monsterous, game-saving block on Luc Richard Mbah a Moute.
The bad: Rajon Rondo (6 points, 8 assists and 8 turnovers). He was flat-out awful.
The Celtics started out very flat. Milwaukee jumped out to a 20-10 lead in the 1st quarter. Doc Rivers called time out and whatever he said to motivate the boys.. worked. The Cs closed the quarter on a 17-6 run. Nenad Krstic had 12 of his 17 points
The Cs 2nd/3rd unit is painful to watch… especially Avery Bradley. You know it's bad when John is comparing him to a "smaller, not-crazy Tony Allen." The Celtics mustered just 4 points in the first 7 minutes of the quarter. Milwaukee took a 49-46 lead into the half.
The Celtics allowed just 34 points in the 2nd half.
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