|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM|
The ball was sticking all night, and without Rondo running the point why should we be surprised. Nobody wanted to shot the ball. They over passed the ball, and they dribbled to much. The Celtics didn't pay attention to Ray all night he was 4/8 from the field , but they failed to find him more. Pierce, and KG played like they had sand in their shoes all night. Pierce had a solid stretch in the first quarter he finished with 12 points 5/14 from the field. KG was 5/13 from the field for 10 points.
The bright spot of the night was Bradley against the Suns guards. He was also solid from the field 5/9 for the game. The Celtics gave up timely three's that stopped the Celtics momentum. The Celtics were down 11 at the half, and in the third quarter they took a three point lead 55-52. The Suns woud finish the third on a 8-0 run. The Celtics looked like a team without purpose on offense. They had a solid defensive game, but again without Rondo this team doesn't make the playoffs. That to me seems like an MVP to me.
Gortat played like an all-star in the first quarter scoing 14 points. Gortat ended the game with 24. The Celtics again pounded on the boards 44-32.