|Posted by shawn cassidy on February 1, 2013 at 10:00 PM|
This was Jeff's night. Green is on a nice stretch right now. Jeff Green team-high 17 points was part of the story. He three of his best dunks in one game, and he had three monster blocks to go along with those dunks. Paul Pierce flirted with a triple-double (14 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists), and Kevin Garnett added 14 points and 10 rebounds on limited time on the court. They both played under 27 minutes.
The Celtics had their third best assist game as a team with 30 dimes off of 42 made baskets. The Celtics limited Orlando to 37.6 shooting (35 of 93 overall). The Celtics scored 56 points in the paint, great job. But as most of you know I believe in points in the paint when it comes to a defensive test. The Celtics gave up 52 points tonight. Goes to show you that Bass, and others can't stand the heat when KG is out, or even when KG is in at times. Bass couldn't put his money where his mouth is with a below average game of 2-of-6 from the field. A solid 7 rebounds by Bass, but his defensive was okay at best.
This win will spark more debate about which team is better. Pre-Rondo injury, or post Rondo. Time will tell guys.