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Recap: Pierce shines, Celtics lose to Nets scrubs

Chuck - Red's Army October 16, 2012 Gametime, Recaps 9 Comments

I lost a lot of interest in this preseason game once I learned that New Jersey Brooklyn would not play Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries and Brook Lopez – a group otherwise known as its starting five.

Regardless of who was on the floor for New Brooklyn, I wanted to see the Celtics play with intensity. And thanks to Paul Pierce, they did. The Truth (29 points, 6-8 3FGs in 27 minutes) set the tone in the first half. He was filling the lane on fast breaks, dropping bombs from deep (did you see that 30-footer?) and taking offensive fouls.

Speaking of energy, Jeff Green had 14 points in 28 minutes. He continues to play aggressive and smart. KG had 8 points and 3 blocks in 14 minutes. The CSNNE mics picked up a raunchy expletive after one of those blocks.

Andray Blatche torched the Celtics for 23 points. Andray. Blatche.

Rajon Rondo played a game high 35 minutes. With the waiving of Jamar Smith and Dionte Christmas, there’s speculation the Celtics are looking to add a veteran combo guard.

Doc Rivers did not coach the team in the 2nd half. It appeared to be a planned move to give the assistants experience coaching the team. Call it the Rivers Ejection Preparedness Plan.

Darko Milicic did not play. He was scheduled to have a cortisone shot in his right wrist and is doubtful for Thursday night’s game in Brooklyn.

Oh yeah, Brooklyn won 97-96.

As you can tell by the cross-outs, I’m not used to typing Brooklyn.

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  • Sheets

    The cross-outs are annoying.

    • JG

      hhahahahaha I was just about to say those have to stop. it’s not cool or funny man

    • Chuck – Red’s Army

      Gotcha.

      • dk

        I appreciate a good use of the “strike-through” feature actually.

      • Curt

        I appreciate the strike outs. I think they’re hilarious. Makes reading more entertaining by adding some humor and/or sarcasm. Haters go’n hate.

  • Drew

    Too much hibbity jibbity to read into in preseason basketball. This shit is getting annoying.

  • frickenWaaaltaaah

    Supposedly, Blatche worked his arse off this past summer with John Lucas.

    He’s always been a talented but underperforming guy. If this is his breakthrough year, the Nets will have a really solid starting 5 and K-humps will be a bench player.

    Gerald Green also seems poised for a breakthrough year in Indy.

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