|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 17, 2012 at 3:20 AM|
I'm happy to see Paul finding his groove. He still looked a step slow, but he looked a step quicker than last week. Pierce saved the Celtics from being blow out.
Pietrus showed up scoring 14 off the bench, and shooting 5/9 from the field. He's been doing his part for the Celtics off the bench, and he's also getting into game shape.
Rondo nearly had a triple double. 12 points, 9 boards, 9 dishes. His defense wasn't great on Westbrook, but he turned it up in the second half. He did miss some lay-ups, but he was aggressive.
The Celtics couldn't guard the three-point bombs. The Thunder had seven made 3's, and against the Thunder you can't give up that many. Durant, and Westbrook made five of the seven 3's. You take away three of those 3's, and the Celtics could win this game.
Ray Allen not getting his shots. Only 7 attemts for the game. Ray has taken a backseat during this Doc Rivers expierment of getting KG,and Pierce going. The formula of Ray,and Rondo worked in the four Celtics wins this season.Please work on it again.
I feel like a lot of the turnovers come from every team knowing what the Celtics run. This goes with the Rondo factor of running the offense through him. They would read every KG hand off last night, and every Pierce,and KG pick, and pop play. It was to predictable. Rondo can't shot the ball like Nash, but Rondo can move around the court like Nash. The Celtics have found some power on defense, but thinking of a new offensive plan is a must.