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Celtics by the numbers: Rebounding at an all-time low against the Rockets

Posted by shawn cassidy on March 7, 2012 at 2:15 AM

Hot Three

1. I was pleased with the Celtics. They turned the ball over 13 times, but it was a solid 13. It's below the Celtics season average, so I can live with it. If the Celtics can keep their turnovers down to 13 or lower than they have a good chance of keeping games close if they fall behind, or if the game is close.

2. Holding the Rockets to 38% shooting for the game. The Celtics hold their opponets to .419% per game for a three way tie for the top spot. It's a key stat for a Celtics victory  if they hold a team below 40% the C's usually win.

3. The Celtics are the third best passing team in the NBA stat wise, with an average of 22.75 assists per game.  When the Celtics average more than 25 a game the C's also usually win.

Cool Three

1. The Celtics were smashed on the glass 57-38. The Celtics shouldn't have won this game by that number alone. For the Celtics to overcome that gap is huge for this team. It's really hard for me to except the Celtics as a poor rebounding team. Especially with one of the greatest rebounding forwards of all-time.

2.  Giving up 29 free throws at home is not acceptable. The Rockets cut into the Celtics 10 point lead by getting to the line, and they built their own big lead by heading to the line. The Celtics sometimes get a little to aggressive on defense, and they tend to foul way too much.

3. Giving up 14 offensive rebounds should have cost the Celtics the game. Rebound as a whole should have. Giving up second chance points is deadly. I just can't believe the Celtics won, after a poor rebounding effort on both ends.

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Reply jlil89
3:00 AM on March 7, 2012 
I'll take it though :P
Reply paul
7:20 AM on March 7, 2012 
I wonder if Houston would give us Scola for nothing?