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Recap: C’s go cold in Montreal

KWAPT October 20, 2013 Celtics News, Gametime, Recaps 9 Comments

Celtics get pounded on the boards (54-40) and shoot 3 of 26 from long range to fall to the Timberwolves tonight 104-89 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Boston was out scored in every quarter and the TWolves got to the free-throw line at will where they scored 25% of their points. Kevin Love notched 22 points to lead all scorers and Minnesota’s new acquisition Kevin Martin chipped in with 21.

The Timberwolves led by four, 31-27 after the first quarter, and the C’s were definitely in this game. Gerald Wallace came out of the gates like a bat out of hell and put in 10 points on 4 of 5 shooting. Boston would *clang*  *clunk*  *boing* shoot their way out of this game for the next three periods. I’m not quite sure who’s idea this “let’s have Sully shoot three-pointers” strategy is, but his 0 of 3 shooting from downtown should be a sign maybe he should stay in the paint. The C’s went an awful 3 of 26 overall from long range with Marshon Brooks also putting up an 0′fer by going 0 of 6.

Boston was in striking distance at the half, down 57-51 to Minny, but after an ugly three minute stretch halfway through the 3rd Q where neither team could hit a field goal, Minnesota started to pull away. They led by 9 after 3Q, 82-71 and blew things open in the 4th, leading by as much as 22 at one point. Celtics are now 1-6 on the preseason, and wrap-up their schedule on Wednesday at home vs Brooklyn. Tip-off is set for 7pm. Gerald Wallace had some interesting comments, using words like “lackadaisical”, after tonight’s game. Head over to ESPN Boston for that story.

The Green:

  • Gerald Wallace provided early energy for Boston and finished with 16 points, 2 rebs, 3 asts & 2 steals.
  • Vitor Faverani only played 15 minutes, but they were efficient minutes as he put in 8 points and grabbed 3 boards in that span.
  • Despite shooting 3 of 10 from the field, Jeff Green squeaks into this section. He got to the free-throw line, was aggressive and had 12 points, 3 rebs, 2 asts, 2 stls & 2 blocks. But we all know we’re going to need more offensively.

The Gross:

  • As mentioned earlier, Sully shot 0 of 3 from long range and finished the night with 4 points in about 18 mins. of play.
  • Marshon Brooks was ice cold tonight, shooting 0 of 6 from three and 4 of 14 overall.
  • Celtics shot 33 of 86 from the field.

The Greenlights:

The Grid: (quick stats)

  • Boston led once, when they were up 7-6 in the early minutes of the game
  • Celtics actually outscored Minnesota in the paint, 50-38

Boxscore

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  • GreenbirdCro

    Is anyone else sick of the games that don’t count (besides for the gel/mash goal)? Can’t wait for the season to finally begin!!!

    • ming_mow2

      if it begins then it’ll be all over for Boston

      • GreenbirdCro

        Glad to see we’re all full of optimism
        John/Chuck, can we have some kind of membership clause for this comment section? Getting tired of trolls and other teams fans around here…

        • KWAPT

          I’ve learned over the years that the trolls come and go, but most never stay for too long. And believe me, we’ve seen it all here. We even had one guy go as far as buying the domain “RedsArmy.comSucks”. He started a whole website on just how much he hated us. We took it as a compliment really. But rule of thumb is too just ignore them. As hard as it is, all they are looking for is a reaction. If you don’t give them one, they eventually go troll somewhere else. But if we do get folks disrespecting, antagonizing or otherwise taking away from other’s enjoyment of the site, best believe we’ll ban their asses. And the way things look, we could get a lot in here this season. So pay them no mind as best you can & we’ll get the repeat offenders out of here quicker than Mikki Moore picked up his first foul every night.

          • GreenbirdCro

            You’re damn right, bro! ;)
            Mikki… lmao
            legendary stuff kwapt

  • Caterpillar from Italy

    I finally had a chance to watch a preseason game, and…it was bad.
    Green, Brooks and Humphries were just atrocious.
    Let’s hope this team will find an identity soon, we need Rondo to make this happen.

  • adam

    it was brick city last night in the 4th when i was watching it.

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