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Celtics Win Ugly, 102-95

Posted by paul on March 26, 2012 at 9:35 PM

After the first quarter, it looked like the Rondo/Bradley Double Badger backcourt was going to rule.  The Bobcats were held to 15 points and Rondo seemed to be on his way to a triple double, and the Cs headed into the second quarter with an 18 point lead.  Then the Charlotte bench proceeded to hammer the Celtics'  bench, and the Cats seemed to counter Boston's fast, but short, back court with a tall backcourt that at times scored at will.  


The rest of the game the Celtics lead wavered from ten or so to four or even two.  But, thankfully, Pierce was able to score at will in the paint for much of the third quarter, and Garnett came alive in the fourth, and the Celtics made a living at the line and managed to pull out a win.  In an unusual turn of events, the Celtics outrebounded Charlotte, 37-33, and even managed to pull down more offensive rebounds, 8-7!   Also, strangely, the Celtics shot more free throws,  45-35.  Even Rondo got to take 8 fts!  Pierce had a monster game, with 36 points and ten rebounds, three steals and three blocks. Garnett had 25 points.  Both Garnett and Pierce shot 10=20 from the floor, oddly.  It was an odd game.  Rondo ended up with 13 assists.

Glad to have the win.

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8 Comments

Reply celts
10:13 PM on March 26, 2012 
ugly game and we had to lean on our starters way to much again, but at the end of the day were tied go cavs for tmrw lol.
Reply paul
10:35 PM on March 26, 2012 
celts says...
ugly game and we had to lean on our starters way to much again, but at the end of the day were tied go cavs for tmrw lol.


lol!

We seem to work hard to build leads that we give up easy...
Reply Franklin
11:38 PM on March 26, 2012 
Its so odd. The Celtics have struggled with the first quarter for so long this season, but they hav figured it out. They need to maintain. But the issues of coming from behind and losing is much worse.
Reply Celticslifer
11:46 PM on March 26, 2012 
Rondo with a great plus minus of +21
Reply celts
1:41 AM on March 27, 2012 
paul says...
lol!

We seem to work hard to build leads that we give up easy...

yeah and its wearing on people rondo in the 4th quarter looked like he was 36 went after a loose ball and ended up giving us an extra possession by knocking it off someone, but when he was running to it seemed like he was stuck in mud and normally he'd be able to grab it with ease.
Reply paul
10:22 AM on March 27, 2012 
Franklin says...
Its so odd. The Celtics have struggled with the first quarter for so long this season, but they hav figured it out. They need to maintain. But the issues of coming from behind and losing is much worse.


I agree with that Franklin. Yes, it is as though they switched their problems from the first to the second quarter, but it IS best to get off to a good start
Reply paul
10:23 AM on March 27, 2012 
celts says...
yeah and its wearing on people rondo in the 4th quarter looked like he was 36 went after a loose ball and ended up giving us an extra possession by knocking it off someone, but when he was running to it seemed like he was stuck in mud and normally he'd be able to grab it with ease.


I wish Doc would play him for more, shorter stints
Reply paul
10:24 AM on March 27, 2012 
Celticslifer says...
Rondo with a great plus minus of +21


That's a great number, isn't it? Never sure what to make of that. To me it makes more sense as a hockey stat, since they go on and off the ice so much