Any more questions about this team’s effort C’s fans? They were put to bed tonight. After squandering wins over two shorthanded squads their past two games, Boston came out hungry tonight and played nearly flawless basketball for the better part of 30 minutes, just toying with Atlanta a team that really didn’t establish any kind of rhythm all night long. This was a 23 point win but that number was actually closer than it was.
Playing easily their best quarter of basketball of the season Boston put up a 39 spot in the opening frame tonight and didn’t look back, outscoring Atlanta by 26 points, setting the tone with their offense and their defense. The C’s were an angry team, an upset team and they took it out on an undersized, uninspired Hawks team that had beat up the C’s last year sweeping the season series.
The numbers really just told the whole story tonight, both on the offensive end with terrific balance, (no player took more than 10 shots) 53 percent shooting (it was in the 60’s until the bench came in), a dominating effort on the glass (50-30) and three double-doubles for Boston starters (Shaq, KG, Nate). Just a fun game to watch that featured the season debut of Avery Bradley.
That’s all for now, Hayes has you guys covered with the full recap later tonight….for now relish this team’s best effort of the year.