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Recap: My eyes, my eyes!!!

Chuck - Red's Army January 19, 2014 Recaps 10 Comments

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That one hurt… like a pencil shaving in the eye. The Celtics lost to Orlando, 93-91, in a game that could have easily been a victory.

With ten seconds remaining, Rajon Rondo found Jeff Green who drove baseline around a double-team and kicked the ball to Avery Bradley.  AB was unable to catch the pass clean and then awkwardly drove the lane and passed to no one as time expired. Yup, final possession with the game on the line and we were unable to get a shot. Game, set, match, pain.

Rondo had 6 points (3-10 FG), 4 6 rebounds, 4 assists in 21 minutes. He had a nice lob to Jeff Green and nailed a pair of mid-range jumpers in the 4th quarter.

Jerryd Bayless left the game with a sprained big toe. No word yet on his status.

The Green:

Kris Humphries had 18 points (8-15 FG), 12 rebounds and 2 blocks in 29 minutes. He’s playing so well lately that Mike Gorman and Cedric Maxwell suggested the Celtics should try to retain him. I agree. He’s tough, aggressive and a professional. I wouldn’t pay him $12 million per season tho.

The Gross:

The Celtics offense was bad (36% FG, 23% 3 FG) but rather than call out anyone in particular, I will rip on the officiating. With 30 seconds remaining and the game tied, Orlando was granted a time-out during a loose ball scrum in which it was obvious they did not have possession. This was one of the worst calls in the history of the league. My reaction at the time:

 

Greenlights:

Rondo alley oop to Jeff Green

The Grid:

  • Gerald Wallace took 1 shot in 19 minutes
  • Celtics bench was a combined -31
  • Glen Davis had 17 points and 7 rebounds for Orlando

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  • aquateenmusic

    According to nba.com Ronda had 6 rebounds.

    • Curt Hays

      Ronda is such a baller.

      • aquateenmusic

        Best passer in the game maybe Ainge will trade rondo for him.

  • vitamin d

    Refs have choked 2 games in a row now for us.
    Against Lakers: that what-dafaq-are-the-refs-blind Re-jump of the jump ball
    Against Magic: since how/when/why/what/where did the Magic have possession of that loose ball to be given a time out?

    • Rjd12345

      That call was absolutely terrible. I still have no idea why they wouldn’t go to the replay to see if the Magic had possession when timeout was called (they didn’t). Bad day in sports.

  • adam

    Party for Jabari. Stern is doing one last good deed before he leaves. Get the Celtics the number one or two pick. To right the wrongs of the past 30 years.

    • Curt Hays

      Lol, I wish this were actually true. Stern doesn’t do good deeds. Just dirty deeds.

  • CoachAJ

    New York Daily News Mitch Lawrence is still writing that Trader Danny will trade Rondo by the deadline, even after being named only the 15th captain in franchise history.

    • Curt Hays

      See the post above by @aquateenmusic:disqus…Mitch Lawrence probably means *Ronda.

  • Curt Hays

    Chuck, you ommitted all the hashtags in your tweet. I’m gonna need you to step it up next time!
    Also, thanks for including Big Baby in the grid. I feel like I owe him something for all the sweat he put into a Celtics jersey.