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Recap: Aggressive C’s get the win in Milwaukee

KWAPT March 22, 2012 Uncategorized 4 Comments

 

Behind 25 points from The Captain, who was 10 of 15, and 3 of 3 from downtown, the C’s gets a nice win in Milwaukee tonight, 101-91. It was “vintage Paul Pierce”, as Tommy Heinsohn noted postgame. Paul’s 25 points came on array of drives, mid-range jumpers and treys. Interesting stat; Pierce passed Lebron James tonight as the active player with the most career points (986) vs the Bucks. Kevin Garnett also continued his great play of late; the Big Ticket had 16 points, 10 boards and 3 blocks in 31 minutes. Brandon Bass also had a double-double, chiming-in with 12 and 10.

Greg Stiemsma, a Wisconsin native, had a nice game to the delight of lots of family and friends in attendance tonight. The Stiem Cleaner’s line: 6 points, 4 steals, 5 blocked-shots, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. This looked like it could be another night-off for the C’s defense as they gave-up 58 points in the 1st-half. But the C’s locked-down the paint and the Bucks in the 2nd-half to hold them to 40% from the field for the game. The bench, behind Avery Bradley’s absolutely ferocius efforts, was especially impressive on defense. Mickael Pietrus led the offense for the 2nd unit with 13 points.

Rajon Rondo had yet another solid game. He was impressive on both ends of the floor and tallied 14 assists, 10 points and 3 steals. But Stiemsma and the Boston reserves’ 31 points were the real story tonight. Stiemsma spent 24 minutes on the floor tonight, which enabled KG to get a little extra rest for Boston’s battle with Philly tomorrow night. The C’s and Sixers battle for 1st place in the Atlantic tomorrow, and you better believe Boston did not forget about their ass-whooping by Philly on March 7th and will be ready…

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/sothewind Lee in Oregon

    One of the best wins of the year, mainly just because they held strong and didnt blow it against a hot team. KG continues to amaze, the Captain was fearless, everyone played well except Ray, who looked like he still has the flu. Avery got burned early by Monta Ellis but he didn’t let it keep him from doing his thing. Count Jennings as another guy who wanys nothing to do with Avery Bradley. Great team win though as everyone seemed to come together tonite. Would love to see some of this same defensive energy tomorrow night in Philly. That’s all that’s left for this trip- avenge that beat down we got there last time and enjoy the short flight home.
    So does Dooling only ball against his old team? I had to watch this one on NBA TV, those Milwaukee TV guys were effing unbearable, although I guess that 6 game streak we just snapped is the best thing to happen there since Sid Moncreif.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/minnydreamshake Mini Dream Shake

    I know I’m looking too far ahead of Philly, but Orlando is only ahead of us by 4 games.
    Pietrus was less trigger happy tonight, attacking the rim for easy lay ups

  • http://profile.typepad.com/pahlm Brian Pahlm

    Another great game with KG at Center…

  • http://profile.typepad.com/rtcoaster Shawncvd

    This is good news for the C’s present. And as I mentioned earlier this week here’s some good news for Boston’s future: the Clippers fell to the Hornets tonight completing three losses in as many nights. Lob City has lost 8 of their last 12. IMHO they will not make the play offs and the Celt’s will reap the rewards as they own their pick.