The second round matchups come to a close today, and they feature some clutch three-pointers by Ray Allen and Delonte West against the Miami Heat. Going up against those bombs is another bomb of a play, an absolutely ridiculous reverse slam by Glen Davis. It's at times like these you want to see Danny Ainge re-sign Big Baby, but these plays were few and far between in the second half of the season, especially in the playoffs. Nevertheless, the madness marches on.
Seed #16: Big Baby's Absurd Reverse Slam – As the 2010-2011 Celtics season had its curtains drawn down on South Beach, Davis told everyone how he coveted a starting role along with the money that typically is attached to it. He's drawn the ire and smiles from Celtics fans since his rookie season and while his post-season commentary was a bit maddening, he may be a necessity next season. During a game in Indiana against the Pacers, it seemed like a basic post-up on Paul George. As Davis backs him down, he notices Roy Hibbert coming to double him, and like a heavy gust of wind on a hot summer's day he spins away from George and throws down a loud reverse slam. Definitely raised some eyebrows.
Seed #17: Delonte and Ray Hit Clutch Threes (2011 G4 ECSF vs MIA) – The Celtics were trailing the Heat with about 3 minutes to go by a mere 3 points in a tight, pivotal Game 4 at the Garden. As Rajon Rondo rushes the ball up the floor, he gets it to Paul Pierce. Pierce drives to the basket, drawing nearly every Miami defender and leaving Delonte West open for a left-baseline three. Delonte drills it and ties the game. Then, on the next possession, Pierce again finds the man in the corner, this time it's Ray Allen. As he has since he's been here, Ray buries a three to give the Celtics the lead with just over 2 minutes left. The rest of the game was nothing short of taking a drop-kick to the head, but nonetheless, these threes were beyond clutch.