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Recap: Nuggets stomp Celts in Denver

KWAPT January 8, 2014 Gametime, Recaps 8 Comments

182412164_Celtics_Nuggets_Ellwood_124The Celtics managed to put up 98 points in Denver tonight. Unfortunately their opposition dropped 129. In a game where Jared Sullinger was whistled for flagrant one fouls on back-to-back plays, the C’s looked lost, frustrated & disinterested-especially on the defensive end. The Nuggets had 40 points in the paint, most of them uncontested dunks.

Denver shot 51% from the floor and outscored Boston in every quarter. Randy Foye had a season-high 23 points, including 7 treys and Kenneth Faried had 21 and 13 rebounds. The Celtics could not keep up with Denver’s aggressive barrage of three-pointers as the Nuggets connected on 14 of 31 from downtown. Denver had 6 players in double figures and led by as many as 32 when a Faried three-point play put them up 94-62 w/4:21 left in the 3rd quarter. 129-98 was your final, as the Celts drop their 5th straight and fall to 13-22. Jeff Green’s 17 points led Boston.

The Green:

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The Gross:

  • Celts shot 4 of 18 from trey (22%) and 35 of 91 overall from the floor. The game was already over, but they only mustered 20 points in the 4th and shot 0 of 6 from downtown.
  • The defense in this game was at times atrocious. Celts gave up season high 129 points. Jordan Crawford post game:

Gerald Wallace was back on his soap box after tonight’s miserable loss. I’m sure there will be plenty on his quotes in tomorrow’s Dump. But here’s a sample via the Globe’s Baxter Holmes:

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But wait, there’s more! Now we get to play the Clippers in L.A. tomorrow night on the second night of this back-to-back. Tip-off is at 10:30pm EST. BYOB.

Box score

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  • Dustin Chapman

    This was one of those games where I wanted to set my own face on fire

  • smsbda

    I couldnt watch the fourth… after Sully went out I lost all interest. There doesnt seem to be a clear leader on the court. Crawford was doing it but it looks like we’ll have to wait for Rondo to return to have it consistently. I want Jeff Green to take over so bad, he has the talent.

    • Rjd12345

      He played well this game. He single-handedly got the C’s back within 1 in the first. I don’t understand why Stevens sat him in the second for so long and by the time he was back in the game was garbage time. If a guy gets going gotta keep him in and get him the ball.

      • smsbda

        Green did have a good first. He should come out motivated tonight against the Clippers.

      • Curt Hays

        Based on what I saw, Green took too many shots and missed most of them. I think he tries to be a leader, but he just isn’t. He needs a leader for him to follow.

  • Brick James

    I kind of feel bad for Gerald. Always liked him as a player. Still hustles on this team even though it’s going nowhere and neither is his career. Would like to see oldschool old timers be in a winning situation in the twilight of their career.

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