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Recap: Feisty C’s fizzle late against Pacers

Chuck - Red's Army March 1, 2014 Kris Humphries, Rajon Rondo, Recaps 14 Comments

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Led by the gritty play of Kris Humphries and Rajon Rondo, the Celtics put forth a damn good effort tonight against the league’s best team. But the Pacers made the plays down the stretch and won it, 102-97.

This game turned with about 4 minutes remaining in the 4th quarter. Rondo (12 points, 11 assists, 7 rebounds, 1 tech)  banked home a 25-footer at the shot clock buzzer to give the Celtics a 93-90 lead. Unfortunately, the replay showed that Rondo did not get the shot off in time. The officials had to wait a few minutes before reviewing the play and removing the 3 points from the scoreboard. The league needs to change this rule or alter the review process for the 4th quarter.

Jared Sullinger returned after missing more than a week with a minor concussion. He had 10 points on 4-12 FG in 25 minutes.

The Green:

Kris Humphries had 18 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks and countless hustle plays.  If he’s willing to take a 66% pay cut, I’d love to have him back in Boston next season.

Jeff Green led the Celtics with 27 points in 43 minutes.

The Gross:

Aside from Sullinger, the Celtics got next to nothing from their bench. Then again, their bench tonight consisted of Chris Johnson (3 points), Chris Babb (0 points), Joel Anthony (0 points) and Phil Pressey (0 points).

Greenlights

Kris Humphries with the block on the fast break

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Rondo breaks up Pacers high-five

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Rondo spies on Pacers huddle

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The Grid

  • The Pacers shot 60% in the 4th quarter
  • Rondo and Roy Hibbert drew a double-tech for a minor dust-up
  • Boston committed just 8 turnovers

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  • wil

    Rondo trolling the pacers, stopped Paul george from high fiving someone, wont let Hibbert help green stand, wont accept help from Stephenson lol

    • Bayern

      KGiology

  • KWAPT

    Humpamania runnin’ wild brother.

  • Lee in Oregon

    Just as the 1st half ended Rondo shoved one of the Pacers out of the way so he could help one of the C’s off the floor…..classic Rondo, reminded me of KG too. That was a fun game….looks like Evan Turner enjoys not being the main guy.

    • bill_nair

      Evan Turner looks really good so far in INDY. Hopefully he takes a bit of a cut and stays there.

      • Eisenhorn1976

        I was actually worried that he might be a downgrade from Granger, who is a better defender, but so far, he’s been good for Indiana. Larry Legend’s probably crossing his fingers that he stays effective through the playoffs — but in any case, Turner’s a rental. They need all that cap space to re-sign Stephenson.

  • zippittyay

    We overtake the Lakers for the 4th spot in the lottery! That spot has a 25% greater chance of getting either the top pick or top 3 pick than does the 5th spot.

    • bill_nair

      I obviously want the top pick, but watching the lakers fall out the top 4 would be just as good.

      • Eisenhorn1976

        This is the world we live in now: our lottery chances are better if the Celtics lose more games and we actually want the Lakers to win more games so they have a worse chance of winning the lottery.

        Oh well — hopefully for the Celtics, the rebuild doesn’t take that long.

  • cupcakesofprovidence

    evan turner still has that freakin celtics killer thing going for him even in a bench role… dammit…

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