|Posted by Morena on December 17, 2013 at 11:55 AM|
And the first win came after a hard fought battle.
I’m always a little more excited when we play teams like the Twolves, because they have one of those pass first point guard that I love, and I firmly believe that they bring something special to the game.
Last night we were able to stop Rubio, but the teams fought hard throughout the 48 minutes, and we were able to get away with the win thanks to that 4 point advantage we managed to gain in the third quarter. We came out stronger in the first quarter, but the Twolves answered back in the second, and at halftime we were up by one point.
The numbers look pretty good, and they reflect the balanced game: the rebounds and point in the paint are almost the same, we turned the ball over a little more, but we also shot the ball better, even if the shooting percentage of both team is low.
Our forwards had a pretty tough night. Green scored 8 points on 3for11 shooting to go with 5 rebounds and three turnovers, while Bass added three rebounds and no points shooting 0for5. Bass also played just 13 minutes because he went in foul trouble pretty early and he kept having the same problem throughout the game. To be fair, he had one of the toughest matchup in the league in Kevin Love, that from what I see on the box score, has been a thorn in our side the whole night. In fact, Kelly had the same problem, with five foul in 13 minutes. And that was a big problem, because he was playing pretty well with 9 points and 4 rebounds, shooting the ball with efficiency and getting to the line.
Our backcourt worked pretty well: defensively, we were able to limit Rubio to six points and three assists, and on the offensive end, Bradley and Crawford combined for 34 points. Bradley is a big reason why we came out of the gates so strong; after the first quarter he already had 10 points, and he finished the game with 19 points on 9for17 shooting. He also added five rebounds and a couple of assists. Crawford had another solid game with 15 points and 4 assists and played with consistency throughout the whole game.
But there’s no denying that the best player on the court has been Sully, at least in the fourth quarter. From the stat sheet, it look like he’s been really quiet during the first three period, and then, he just exploded during the last twelve minutes scoring 15 points and grabbing 6 boards, finishing the game with 24 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assist. Those are some great numbers. What’s even bigger, is that when we needed someone to step up, Sully came up big once again and won the game for us.
This time, our bench has been able to help with 35 points. What I appreciated the most is that it wasn’t just one guy, but everyone of them scored and rebounded the ball.
It was a tough game, but every single guy has been able to give his contribution in order to get the win, and that’s something I really love.
Let’s go Celtics Brotherhood!!