The joke was on us tonight. Doc Rivers didn’t just give Paul Pierce the night off, he rested the entire team.
That’s the only reasonable explanation for the effort the Celtics gave tonight in Charlotte. The C’s were annihilated by the lowly Bobcats, 100-74. It wasn’t even that close.
Gerald Henderson torched the Celtics for a career high 35 points. I was half-joking when I tabbed him the “Gotta stop” guy in the game preview.
Green: Jordan Crawford had a decent scoring night (14 points, 4-6 FG), but his -21 was more indicative of his impact on the game.
Gross: Kevin Garnett had 5 points on 2-10 shooting. On the bright side, he played just 21 minutes.
On this day in 1985, Larry Bird scored 60 points. Watch these highlights and cleanse your soul.