Can a sprained MCL heal in 48 hours? An uber-aggressive and healthy looking Paul Pierce dropped 24 points and 12 rebounds in Philadelphia as the Celtics dominated Game 3, 107-91.
Kevin Garnett continued his dominance: 27 points, 13 rebounds in 30 minutes. Philly has no one who can guard this man consistently.
Rajon Rondo (23 points, 14 assists, 1 turnover) was brilliant. Along with Pierce, Rondo set the tone early by attacking the basket. The Celtics had 50 points in the paint.
The Celtics outscored the Sixers 61-33 in the 2nd and 3rd quarters. In Game 2, the Celtics scored a measley 24 points in those quarters.
Mickael Pietrus (13 points, 4-8 FG) was the big gun off the bench.
Despite the 23 point lead at the start of th 4th, I was mentally prepared for a major letdown. I fully expected Philly to cut the lead to single digits with about 3 minutes remaining. That never happened.
The 76ers missed plenty of easy shots. Evan Turner was the king bricklayer (1-10 FG).
I called this one at 12:53 this afternoon. Just had a gut feeling a blowout was coming.