A 29 point victory provides you with a lot of happy campers around the Celtic locker room with everyone having a few minutes to spare on the preceding rout. So with that, a few key quotes found along the way.
Zach already notes how the rebounds were a season high, and it was clear, after the game that the team really tried to bear down in that department. Here’s Doc:
“It was our number one focus going into the game tonight, that we had to be dominant. Not good on the glass, we had to have a dominant effort on the glass. That’s what we talked about for two days, everytime someone got a rebound in practice, we blew (the whistle) and talk about it.
“Knowing that Kevin wasn’t going to be there, we had to have everybody. I told Paul, you know Paul Pierce, Paul got three early rebounds to start the game for us and that was huge for us. Because he’s a great rebounder. I thought his rebounds set the tone for us early.”
With a 50-33 edge tonight on the glass, while limiting Miami to just 6 offensive rebounds, I’d say the boys did their job.
A few entertaining words from the Glen Davis, aka The Ticket Stub, after the jump
When you have a night like Davis, with 23 points, 8 boards and 11 trips to the foul line, you could talk all day about it. Davis, who spoke at the podium with Paul Pierce, decided to pull some double duty, holding a secondary press conference in the locker room just minutes later.
Davis’ quote at the podium left his teammate and the crowd in stitches, as Baby seemingly pulled a George Constanza, leaving the stage and ending the press conference after his one liner. An unsuspecting reporter provided the perfect setup, asking Davis what KG had said to his protege, before the game:
“Well, I am the ticket stub, so I kind of know what he wanted to happened tonight. He told me before the game to make sure what I do what I got to do, and be physical, and that anything is possible.”
Ladies and gentlemen Glen Davis everyone! You’ve been a great crowd! Try the veal! And remember to tip your waitresses!
But wait, as Chris Forsberg of ESPNoston.com notes, Baby wasn’t done. After getting dressed in the locker room, Davis addressed the media one more time, when hilarity ensued once more. Forsberg takes it from there:
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Chalmers had the misfortune of getting caught in Davis’ path while trying to defend Allen. Davis and Chalmers got tangled and spilled to the floor, Davis clearly utilizing his past success as a football fullback to fall on top of Chalmers in the paint.
Adding insult to injury, Chalmers was whistled for a blocking foul in the wince-inducing moment.
“I think he tried to hug me,” said Davis. “He tried to show me how much he loves my game. He just hugged me, let me know everything was going to be alright.”
It couldn’t have felt good for either party, though. Right?
“It felt like Paul Bunyan’s bed,” quipped Davis. “Felt like pillows, a water bed.”
But clearly Chalmers got the worst of it with 289-pound Davis falling down on top of him, no?
“I have no idea,” said Davis. “I know I’m light.”
I’ll give the Stub credit for that one. Just another reason to keep hoping for more great performances, so we can get one liners like these.