This play was all kinds of amazing in a very short time:
The block by Wade on the Bass dunk attempt? Nasty? Rondo recognizing in the span of less than two seconds, that Mickael Pietrus is in the corner and then slapping it to him while getting fouled (how big was THAT no-call??) was ridiculous. Pietrus hitting the 3… well… that was probably just luck the way he was shooting.
Ok. I'm kidding. Nice shot, Peaches.
It was, as Mike Breen said so disappointingly, a big turnaround play. It was a play the Basketball Gods, to whom Doc Rivers prays and sacrifices rookie playing time, owed the Celtics. Because it wasn't too long ago that this happened:
Wade being involved in both plays is so deliciously karmic, isn't it?
Let us say a prayer of thanks to the Basketball Gods
Red Auerbach, who art in Heaven
Hallowed by thy name
Thy banners come
This will be done, in Boston
as it is in Heaven
Give us this day our daily hoops,
and forgive us our turnovers,
as we forgive those to commit turnovers for us
And lead us not into the lottery
but deliver us from Kobe
For thine is the parquet
the Green and the glory
for ever and ever.