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Recap: Celtics get mauled by Anthony Davis in most exciting loss of the season

Chuck - Red's Army March 16, 2014 Kris Humphries, Recaps 10 Comments

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In one of the more entertaining games of this lost season, the Celtics lost to the Pelicans, 121-120 in OT. Despite all the wild plays in the final minute of regulation, my heart rate barely moved. I can’t help it, but I’m rooting for this team to lose… out.

Anthony Davis is f-ing awesome. The kid dropped a career high 40 points and 21 rebounds in 48 minutes. If either Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid or Andrew Wiggins is anywhere close to Davis, we’ll be set for the next 12 years. Oh yeah, provided we get a top 3 pick in the lottery.

The Green

Jeff Green had a season high 39 points on 12-23 FG.

Kris Humphries treated us to another double-double (16 points, 12 rebounds) and one improbable shot (see below).

The Gross

Rajon Rondo dished 14 assists and hauled in 8 rebounds, but he shot a miserable 3-14. RR is shooting less than 30% in his last three games.

Avery Bradley’s inability to dribble with the game on the line:

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Greenlights

Kris Humphries’ crazy fade-away forces OT

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The Anthony Davis jumper we thought was the game-winner. Not a “Greenlight” but a helluva shot.

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Brian Roberts and Eric Gordon get Rondo’d

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The Grid:

  • The Celtics scored 64 points in the 1st half
  • Jerryd Bayless was a team low -17
  • The last two players to drop 40 point/20 rebound games against Boston are Shaquille O’Neal (2003) and Mike Gminski (1986)

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  • eddysamson

    Anthony Davis is a beast. That dude is going to be a top 5 player in the league in a few years maybe even top 3.

  • Mike C

    I didn’t get to see the game, but it looks like our guys put up a hell of fight. Even though our season is ‘Over’, I wish they could have pulled that one out; just for the sake of the players moral. Jeff Green has had a fairly good run of games recently. Unfortunately it appears Bayless caught whatever Green had. One great game followed by three no-shows. I hope we keep Chris Johnson. I like this kid… eight points in only 12 minutes of play. He needs more minutes!

    • Enzzo

      Hussle player, really surprising me. I’d love to see him return next year.

  • NE_Celt

    Exciting to watch…except the last play…in which I just had a blank stare on my face and had to ask “wait, what…what the hell just happened!”

  • KGino

    I thoroughly enjoyed this game, even when we tanked the last 5 seconds of OT haha. C’moooon May 20

  • Enzzo

    Humph keeps surprising me.
    But, I agree, what a great game. Took them to OT and only lost by 1, I’ll absolutely take that.

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