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Recap: Old man Ray can still shoot it


Ray Allen drained 6 three-pointers and tallied 27 points in the Celtics 100-92 win over the Washington Wizards.

This was not a cake walk. Washington led this game by 1 point heading into the 4th quarter. But the Celtics made the big shots. Ray and Paul Pierce (21 pts, 8 rebounds) each made BIG threes in the final 90 seconds. The Celtics made 4 of their 10 three-point field goals in the final quarter. 

Greg Stiemsma was fantastic in his first career start: 21 minutes, 13 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks.

Kevin Garnett (10 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists) didn't have the most electric stat sheet, but he was aggressive in the 4th quarter. 

Another solid effort off the bench by Brandon Bass: 14 points, 7-13 FG and 6 rebounds.

Official Eli Rowe made an absolutely atrocious call on the Bass Master late in the 4th. The non-contact call resulted in three Andray Blatche free throws. If only NBA referees were allowed to consult and "pick-up-the-flag" like NFL officials.

For those who read the preview, yeah, that's right, I nearly nailed the final score.

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  • That foul on Bass was hilariously bad. You know the thing someone does when they get called for a foul and they put their hands up as if to say nothing was wrong? Bass did that while Blatche was leaning into him while shooting. Worst call of the game easily.

  • Some stats that stood out to me.
    Rondo: 7 TOs, zero FTs
    Ray: 6/7 for 3, 27 points on 16 shots. Somehow he missed 2 FTs.
    Steamer: 13 on 7 shots, only 3 fouls, plus 7 boards (3 offensive), 2 blocks and even 2 assists, only 1 TO. That is bringing a lot to the table and taking nothing off. Really impressive.
    Pierce: started off with bricks like the last game, found his stroke and ended up with a typical 21 on 18 shots. Only 1 FT though.
    Bradley: 0/3. Please go away.
    Bass: Solid contribution, but in 31 minutes, should have been more.
    7: Cs leading rebound total (both Rondo and Steamer). Oh wait, Pierce had 8. Bass and KG with 6. Everyone rebounding is good, but I can’t help but feeling uncomfortable with that distribution. Steamer 7 in 21 min. Wilcox 4 in 9. KG 6 in 33? Ugh. Seems like every game he has his hands on 12, but half of them get taken away. Not encouraging.

  • A back to back win against the Bulletts- I’m gonna be positive and see it as a good thing, even though it wasn’t too pretty defense wise.
    I really like Bass. He’s done well and always has when given a chance. Did you guys hear Mike Gorman say, “Nick Young passes on a shot, which is noteworthy”…..effing hilarious! Gotta love Mike!

  • the c’s are now in FIRST place. considering they were alone in last place less than a week ago, that’s awesome.

  • Crazy night at the Garden. Sloppy play (I think we finished w/15 turnovers again) made this closer than it had to be. I lost my voice between screaming for Ray’s threes and yelling at some of those phantom foul calls. I was a bit disappointed in Rajon’s carelessness, but it’s hard to stay mad at him long as he’s so damn good. Ray is now shooting 60% and hit 6 more threes-incredible. Pierce and Garnett continue to improve and Quis once again doesn’t jump-off the stat sheet, but his 3-point play down the stretch was big.

  • I’m starting an Avery Bradley sucks website I need some ideas for the URL

  • Wizards, Pistons….any other winless teams for us to play?