I don't like what I'm seeing. This Celtics team looks old and unathletic. And that foot injury Paul Pierce suffered in the 1st quarter isn't going to help.
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chrissy Bosh scored 80 of the Heat's 102 points. James took this game over the moment Reggie Miller called him out for not playing well. He scored 24 points in the second half and flat-out dominated.
Ray Allen (7 points, 2-7 FG) was invisible. The only time I heard his name was when he was whistled for fouling.
The foot strain clearly slowed down Pierce. We can only pray that three days rest will help him heal.
Kevin Garnett (16 points, 8-20 FG) was aggressive. He found his stroke in the 3rd quarter where he scored 10 points.
Here's a telling statistic: Boston's Big 3 shot a combined 2-4 on free throws.
As for the officiating, I thought it was decent until the 4th quarter. Glen Davis got jobbed on a couple of drives to the hoop, while Wade and James got whistles anytime a Celtics player knicked their arm hair. The officiating was pivotal in the Heat's decisive 17-4 run that sealed this game.
Jeff Green and Delonte West played well… oh screw it. I'm not in the mood to talk about any positives from this game.
I know I'm going to catch flak for this, but what the hell… I'm afraid the Celtics are going to get swept.