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GreenLight Madness: Celtics Top 64 Plays: Round 3 (#27 Seed vs #54 Seed)

Jay July 21, 2011 Uncategorized Comments Off

It's the final matchup of the Sweet Sixteen that features two lower seeded plays that upset their way this far.  The first play exemplifies Celtic basketball on offense, orchestrating the ultimate teamwork in Philadelphia.  Matching up against it features an alley-oop with a rare combination of players, Delonte West and Jeff Green.

Seed #27: Shamrock Symphony in Philly – Nenad Krstic rebounds a Ray Allen missed three, then kicks it out to Paul Pierce who is camped at the three-point line. Without hesitation, he fires a pass to Ray who smartly went to the hoop after missing his three. Ray, also without hesitation, executes a sweet behind-the-back bounce pass to Krstic, rewarding the big man's efforts. Krstic then slams it home for two.


Seed #54: During the same game when Shaq's season essentially ended against Detroit in April, Delonte and Green combined on a solid alley-oop. Jason Maxiell loses the ball underneath the hoop and Paul Pierce is able to get control of the ball and fire it ahead to Ray Allen. Ray passes to Delonte who notices a streaking Green and executes a great alley-oop as he gets pushed by Charlie Villanueva. Much to Tommy Heinsohn's chagrin, there is no foul called.



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