The C’s once again had a hard fought battle with the Sixers, pulling this one out yet again in the closing moments, albeit in much less dramatic fashion. And unlike the team’s win in Philly two weeks back, this game was nearly unwatchable for the first half and was easily the team’s worst offensive performance on the young season (shot a season low 38.4%).
Just how lucky were the C’s to get away with this win? Let’s count the ways:
1) Pierce, Nate, and KG were in foul trouble much of the game
2) The C’s shot just 25 percent in the fourth quarter
3) Philly at one point had a 29-7 edge in free throw attempts.
4) The ghost of Tony Battie came back to haunt Boston with 10 points.
On point number three, I was pretty pissed not to be listening to the CSN broadcast, because I can’t imagine the goodness coming out of Tommy’s mouth at that point.
Still, when push came to shove this team managed to find a way, as they have done for 14 straight games. It wasn’t pretty, but it doesn’t have to be when you’ve won 14 in a row. These guys were due for a stinker but still overcame it. Despite being inept offensively, they played well defensively for 36 minutes (not second quarter) and took care of the ball (just 10 turnovers!).
That’s enough from me for now, Hayes takes you home with a full recap on the way…….