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Recap: Celtics beat Hawks 79-76 (In playoff style game)

Posted by shawn cassidy on March 19, 2012 at 10:00 PM

 



Sometimes I think too much. Laughing to myself at halftime, and thinking, and searching about the meaning behind this game. On a one way trip down memory lane. All I can think of is the past five seasons, and the meaning was there. This was a custom game built for the Celtics. A playoff type game. Full of hard fouls, bad calls, and issues with foul trouble (Pierce). Varying only in direction.  Eventually anticipating the stop. Yesterday's memories was a drift for this team. We got another taste of the Celtics pushing the gas pedal hard, and taking it off thinking their ahead of schedule so they can kick back, and go 65 on the highway. The Celtics were up 15 points under three minutes to go in the game, but they played the score, and they lost urgency. The Hawks got within 4 points doewn 75-71 in the final, and the Hawks could have came within 1 if Joe Johnson hit the  three under 40 seconds to go. 



Rondo had a weird night overall. He was amazing, and wildly smart. Then it looked like he was drowning inside his own mind. It seemed like the Celtics were throwing the game into an unending, unyielding abyss. The entire team shot poorly 39.2% from the field. Ray Allen on the other hand was 5/9, and with Rondo in the 4th sparked the Celtics surge. Ray hit two big three's in the 4th, and once Pierce went out with foul trouble when the Celtics held a 60-58 lead. Rondo went to work leading the Celtics on a big run. They took a 73-58 lead. The Hawks charged back, and they came within striking distance, but the Celtics held on 79-76 to win.



The Celtics hung in their on the glass with the Hawks, only out rebounded by 5. Nobody had a great game for the Celtics, but the team defense was strong, and they won a playoff type game. The refs were bad for both sides tonight, and that spelled disaster for the Celtics. I'll take this win, but nothing was learned from this game.

 



 

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12 Comments

Reply Franklin
10:36 PM on March 19, 2012 
Rondo went insane on that 4th quarter run when Pierce went out. I mean he was driving into the paint, and on the baseline. Finding Ray for two big three's,and Pietrus for the big three. Your right, we can't learn much from this game.
Reply paul
10:36 PM on March 19, 2012 
Rondo held his man in check, and ran the offense, but inexplicably decided not to shoot in the second half.
Reply Celticslifer
10:37 PM on March 19, 2012 
I thought the C's would fall short tonight, but man Rondo's passing in the 4th saved the game.
Reply paul
10:37 PM on March 19, 2012 
Franklin says...
Rondo went insane on that 4th quarter run when Pierce went out. I mean he was driving into the paint, and on the baseline. Finding Ray for two big three's,and Pietrus for the big three. Your right, we can't learn much from this game.


Exactly. It's important to keep subordinating Rondo to Pierce. Lol!
Reply paul
10:38 PM on March 19, 2012 
Celticslifer says...
I thought the C's would fall short tonight, but man Rondo's passing in the 4th saved the game.

key steals too
Reply Franklin
10:38 PM on March 19, 2012 
Celticslifer says...
I thought the C's would fall short tonight, but man Rondo's passing in the 4th saved the game.


It was like he was shot out of a cannon during the stretch.
Reply Celticslifer
10:40 PM on March 19, 2012 
paul says...
key steals too


If that doesn't happen C's lose tonight, put that on your headline.
Reply celts
10:40 PM on March 19, 2012 
they almost came back because pierce came back in....was so obvious wish doc had the guts to either not bring him back in or take him back out.
Reply paul
10:41 PM on March 19, 2012 
EVery shot Rondo takes is a shot Pierce is not taking. That's unacceptable.

I'm beginning to wonder. Did Pierce drive Walker out of Boston?
Reply paul
10:41 PM on March 19, 2012 
Celticslifer says...
If that doesn't happen C's lose tonight, put that on your headline.


Cs steal win
Reply Jesse
11:40 PM on March 19, 2012 
Loved coming home to log on to see a win. Rondo thrives when the competition is strong and the intensity is up. He would probably have success as a medic if he ever was let go. I was looking at the April schedule and the vision of KG head butting the post came in to my mind.
Reply Gary
11:48 PM on March 19, 2012 
Paul is that the stage of his career were ISO basketball kills the team. Turnovers,or forced shots. Playing through Rondo is key.