I must have been high this afternoon when I wrote the game preview. For some strange reason, I thought the Celtics wouldn’t look tired. Not sure I’ve been more wrong in my life.
Greg Smith – a 2nd year pro with extensive D-league experience – had 20 points (8-9 FG), 6 rebounds and 3 blocks. I’m willing to bet most of his buckets came within 7 feet of the hoop.
The Green: Comcast lost its feed midway through the 4th quarter. So while Houston rattled off a 13-2 run to seal the game, we watched a series of The More You Know promos. Why suffer?
The Gross: Paul Pierce shot 5-18. Rajon Rondo had 7 turnovers. The Celtics shot 40% against a team that gives up a league worst 104 ppg. Was it a matter of heavy legs?
Jeff Green flies in for the dunk on Carlos Delfino
- The Celtics stayed within 4 total rebounds off Houston (45-41)
- Leandro Barbosa had 0 points in 6 minutes. He’s gone from surprising role player to non-factor in the span of ten days.
- Pierce logged 41 minutes.
There was a touching moment at the end of the game. Rockets coach Kevin McHale cried during a lengthy hug with Kevin Garnett. It’s obvious McHale is still hurting from the death of his 23-year-old daughter.
A better writer than me would be able to craft words linking this moment to the horror that transpired today in Newtown, Connecticut. I just don’t know what to say…