In a game reminiscent of the team’s sloppy matchup last Christmas, (86-77 Celtic win) the roles were reversed today as the shorthanded Celtics stalled in the second half offensively, while Orlando hit big shot after big shot down the stretch on their way to an eight-point win. To me, there were more positives than negatives to take out of the C’s 14-game winning streak coming to an end. KG and Big Baby played terrific games overall, but when your starting backcourt shoots 5/28 it’s tough to win games. 32 second half points overall for Boston as Orlando exploded for 29 fourth quarter points.
For now, a memorable 14-game winning streak comes to an end as too many injuries, a talented opponent and a bad shooting night put a clamps on things. A full breakdown of this sloppy game coming shortly…..