Saturday, April 18, 2009


Without Kevin Garnett, the Celtics needed the other two thirds of the P.G.A Tour to come up big. They didn't. Ray Allen was 1/12 with 4 points, and missed a possible game-tying shot at the end of overtime. Pierce did have 23 points, but he missed that free throw with 2.3 seconds left in the 4th that sent the game to OT, and was 0 for 3 shooting in the extra frame.

Is there something with Ray Allen and the playoffs? Because if he plays like he played in the early rounds of 2008, the Celtics are in serious trouble.

It's a shame that a 29 point performance from Rondo was wasted, and an 18 point afternoon from Glen Davis was also. Stephon Marbury had 0 points in his 10 minutes. Eddie House had 5, and Leon Powe had 8; but the Celtics were -9 and -10 when they were on the court, respectively.

This is starting to look a lot like the Atlanta series last year. Only without Kevin Garnett, the C's might not advance. I think, however, that they will, it will just take a long series, which will leave them exhausted for the 2nd round.

Game 2 Monday night at 7.


Photo Credit:
AP Photo/Elise Amendola


  1. Credit where credit is due, Rose was nothing short of phenomenal and this series might be his national coming out party.

    I agree that this will be a long series. Wonder if the Celtics maybe took the Bulls for granted...

  2. Taken for granted? I doubt it. Not having KG put extra importance on Pierce and Allen. Pierce had a good game, but failed down the stretch (he makes that free throw with 2.3 left and you're not even thinking of using that phrase). And Allen seems to have a playoff problem with his shooting.