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"[West] was terrific, especially early on," Rivers told reporters in Minnesota. "I thought he set the tone for us, a big steal. He's so tough, I mean, Delonte, again, I don't know how you describe his game. I've said that 100 times — I couldn't tell you what he does great. He's a hell of a player to have on your basketball team because he's going to help you win a game."
I can't say much about Delonte's play last night because I was in and out of the game during our party. But this does show why Mike Gorman told us having a healthy Delonte could be the difference between winning a championship or going home early.
Delonte's stat line (8 pts, 5 ast, 3 reb, 2 stl, 1 TO) is classic Delonte: a little bit of everything. It's a nice to have him there on nights where Rondo can't go.
On Page 2: It was another one of those nights
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“The first quarter would be our blueprint, andthen after that I didn’t think we played very well,” coach Doc Rivers said. “We had a terrific first quarter. The ball was hopping, we kept the game simple, and then I thought we started overthinking ourselves. I didn’t like our third-quarter defense — we gave up 28 points.
“But it’s a four-game road trip. As far as I’m concerned we have to get a win and move on.”
Doc sounds like a guy who is almost as frustrated as we are. It's almost as if the C's put together a great first quarter to prove that they could… and then shut it down.
That's almost the exact MO of last year's team. At least they got the win.
The rest of the links:
WEEI: A few brigh spots for Celtics | ESPN Boston: A not so fast break for TWolves | CSNNE: Pierce turns it up in the 4th | Celtics urge Krstic to stop overthinking | Globe: C's scrap way to win | Finger injury sidelines Rondo