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Taking Stock: Celtics – Knicks

John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) April 18, 2012 Uncategorized 2 Comments

Taking stock

After every game, we'll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player's overall value.

Starters

Sideways_double_arrowRajon Rondo:  13 points and 13 assists for Rondo, mostly before he got knocked down and nearly got broken in half.  After that, he played like a guy whose back was a mess.  He probably shouldn't have been out there, but he was.  Admirable, yes… but I'm not sure it helped much, especially when he was charge with guarding Steve Novak at the end and he couldn't do it.

Green arrowPaul Pierce:  Amazing game for The Truth.  He was the only reason the Celtics were in this game.  I feel bad that this performance was wasted in a loss.  

Green arrowKevin Garnett:  Has there been a quieter 20 point game this season?  Tells you how crazy the game was when no one is really talking about a 20 point, 5 rebound, 3 assist, 2 steal, 1 block game.  Granted, the rebounding was a little low, but it's still a nice game.   

Green arrowBrandon Bass:  Same with Brandon, who chipped in 15 and 6.  He had a hell of a time defensively, but he was still a team high +6. 

Green arrowAvery Bradley: Not his greatest day defensively, but I can't go any lower on Avery because of .

Bench

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Yeah, when you get outscored 55-2, I'm not going to say anything nice about you, or am I going to waste time breaking anything down individually.

Coaching

Sideways_double_arrowDoc Rivers:  I can't be too hard on Doc.  He didn't have two huge options at his disposal and the options he had off the bench played terribly last night.  What buttons could he push.  It was clear looking at his comments today, he didn't want to double Carmelo Anthony when the Celtics were doing their doubling… but he couldn't get them to stop, either.  I also might have just thrown in the towel in a fairly meaningless game much earlier

Overall

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In the end, the Celtics lost a single-digit game to a team that got ridiculously hot from deep… and they lost with a broken Rondo, and no Ray/Pietrus.  They didn't play well, but they didn't give up.  I'm not happy with the performance, but I'm not going to get all worked up about it either.

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  • aaron

    its really hard to get mad when the knicks just wouldn’t miss. the Cs have had the best 3point d cause they make teams miss, but when you jack that many 3s in a game, you’re gonna score enough, and when they are just fallin, it doesnt help
    Pietrus off the bench, yea would have helped a lot on d, especially cause SP was in there just to have fouls called on him.
    bummer, but we’ll cheer again tonight.

  • James Eisenman

    They were mostly wide open 3’s though. Rondo wasn’t getting to his man BEFORE he hurt his back. 3’s by Shumpert, Bibby and Novak were almost all caused by the matador doubleteamer that Doc “couldn’t stop” from doing it. Plus KG got his ass kicked defensively last night. So did Pierce, Bass and AB for that matter. It happens.