|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 14, 2012 at 9:15 PM|
No answers tonight against the young, and talented Pacers. The Celtics went three quarters rebounding, and on the offensive glass, but it didn't mean a win i. Doc wanted to get the ball into the post tonight, and in the first quarter the Celtics got KG going early. KG attempted 19 shots tonight for 21 points, and Jermaine missed all his six shots. The surprising thing was JO rebounding tonight. He ended the game with 12 boards in 17 minutes. Pierce tried all night to get it going. He looked old, and sad tonight. He had a solid first half trying to get to the foul line. I felt like the Celtics tried to give Pierce the ball too much, and to force the issue. Rondo had one stretch in the third that looked solid, but the focus wasn't around Rondo.
Pierce did finish the game with 21 points, but it wasn't pretty. Ray was not apart of the Celtics plans tonight. I think the focus has been all about Pierce, and the Celtics should be working between Ray, and Rondo. The Celtics did lose the boards in the end 52-45, and the Celtics just fell apart. Rushing shots,and costly turnovers. They had 18 turnovers for the game. The rookie Moore looked solid tonight, and at this point it's the only bright spot from the night. Moore had 7 points off of 3-7 shooting. This team is so into the past, and not focused on the now. When should Rondo only shot the ball 9 times? Never! This team needs Rondo shooting the ball over 15 times a game without a doubt. I know Rondo will get a lot of blame for this game, but I just don't see it. Rondo did what Doc wanted right? He set up KG, and Pierce in the first quarter. Did it work? For the early part of the quarter it did. I think KG looked good tonight. Better than usual.
The Pacers killed the Celtics in the paint with 42 points. They took the ball to the hole, or they put the offensive rebounds back in. I really didn't have the notion that the Celtics would win tonight, but the numb feeling is still their.