The C’s, well they have a history of flipping switches. We saw it firsthand this year. They’ve done it all preseason long in the second halves of game. Tonight may have been the most impressive example after falling behind by 12 in the opening frame, Boston outscored New Jersey by 34 points over the next twenty eight minutes on their way to an easy victory to wrap up the preseason at a 7-1 clip.
Now don’t be too fooled here. It’s easy to flip a switch when you are playing the Atlantic Division, but Boston looked damn good tonight. You want balance? All five of the starters scored at least 8 points in limited minutes.
Paul Pierce led the way with an efficient 17 points on 6 of 9 shooting, getting into the lane at will and finishing with a one handed throwdown off a fast break feed from Rajon Rondo.
Shaquille O’Neal put together easily his best performance of the exhibition year with 12 points on 4/5 shooting, with 9 rebounds, 2 assists and even 80% shooting from the line (4/5). The guy cleaned up the defensive glass all night long with strong outlets that let Rajon Rondo (12 assists) get off to the races with ease all night long.
Ray Allen took the game over for a portion of the 3rd quarter with 14 big points on 4/4 shooting. It was a masterpiece to watch all together. More to come, but make no mistake people, this team is ready for the regular season and more motivated than ever.
Postgame reaction on the way……