Unfortunately for the Celtics and their legion of fans, the 2011 playoff run was far too short. It did however have some memorable plays, including some that surprised us all. We all keep hearing how imperative it is that the Celtics must get younger and more athletic in the off-season. While that is true over the long haul, it’s fascinating to see Paul Pierce and Ray Allen pull off the types of plays that are highlighted in today’s matchup. For a couple of “old” guys, some of the things they did this season were truly remarkable.
Seed #12: Ray Posterizes Bosh – Ray makes a post entry pass to KG who is being defended by Joel Anthony. As Ray passes, he cuts baseline and KG hands it off to him and simultaneously screens his man, Dwyane Wade. Chris Bosh recognizes this a bit too late and surprisingly gets posterized by Ray.
Seed #21: Pierce Blocks Toney Douglas Rondo gets the Lay Up – Early during Game 2 against the Knicks in the playoffs, Toney Douglas has a rare small victory against Rajon Rondo as he blows by him seemingly for an easy lay-up. Pierce comes over from the weak-side and rejects the attempt, allowing Rondo to jump out on the break and get the lay-up himself.