|Posted by shawn cassidy on November 12, 2012 at 11:00 PM|
This was the Celtics at their best for most of the night. The Celtics ramped up the tempo from the jump, and they committed only one first-quarter turnover -- erupted for 33 points in the qyarter while shooting 63.6 percent from the floor.Great start, and that's what you want against a defense like the Bulls.
Boston's offense finally hit a drought in the final period and Chicago cut away 12-point fourth-quarter deficit down to 3 with 8:23 to go. At this point I thought, oh boy. Here we go, this reminds me of the past seasons when the Celtics collapse. But the Celtics rallied around each other, and Terry hit a pair of clutch jumpers, and Rondo connected with KG on two big alley-oops.
This game was full of drama, and with less than 30 seconds to go. Rondo had 9 dimes with the record on the line. He found Bass for his 10th assist, and the go ahead basket that gave the Celtics a 99-93 lead. KG, and Bass had solid games. Bass had 16 points, and KG had 15. Rondo almost pulled off a triple-double, and his 5 steals were great, and his defense was on point tonight.
I love this win tonight, and the Celtics may have found something. I'll have much more from this solid win.