The Celtics’ offense completely disappeared after the first quarter and the Wizards took complete advantage. And by “complete advantage” I mean they were slightly less terrible than the second half Celtics. The Wizards may have won tonight but they were so bad it took them until around the last two minutes of the game to overtake a Celtics team that only scored 11 fourth quarter points. 11 fourth quarter points! No matter how many times I look at the ESPN Box Score I still can’t help but refresh my page thinking that I have an older cached version loaded up.
The Wizards were bad tonight but the Celtics were worse. The fourth quarter was astounding. I do not think I have ever seen that many missed wide open shots from the Celtics. These wide open shots were also right in the Celtics players’ respective wheelhouses. Ray Allen missed a three without anyone within ten feet of him. Glen Davis and Kevin Garnett missed wide open long twos from both sides of the key. Biggest miss of all goes to Paul Pierce who bricked the potential game winner from his foul line extended sweet spot.
The Wizards put this one away with an awkward end-of-the-shot-clock bank three pointer from Superstar-In-Training John Wall. I don’t mind the hero moment. I like Wall and he has the talent to be one of the best players in the league someday. I object to the complicated hand gesture(s) that came afterward. If you didn’t catch it, John Wall hit an embarrassingly ugly, unintentional bank shot to put the Wizards up for good and proceeded to celebrate by playing Miss Mary Mack with himself.
Here’s a quick photo montage:
There was one more move but the camera angle was obscured by a referee. Don’t worry though. Kyle Weidie of Truth About It just tweeted that Wall and Andray Blatche are playing Double Dutch out by the Verizon Center’s loading dock and he’s recording it on his camera phone.
I’ll break down this horrendous second half for the Cs later. For now, go out and pretend this game didn’t happen.