How exactly was that a 2-point game with 20 seconds to go?
The Celtics shot 53% from the field, but nearly let an 18-point lead disappear as the Warriors rallied behind Monta Ellis‘ 41 points. Paul Pierce and Ray Allen each scored 27 points, with Ray shooting lights-out in the first-half, and Pierce picking apart Golden State’s defense down the stretch.
The story of the night, though, was Jeff Green. He scored 21 points on 8-11 shooting, and showed a lot of versatility. Scoring inside. Scoring outside. Leading the 2nd unit. Fitting in perfectly with the starters. And for the first time, I thought to myself, “Maybe that trade really was the right move.”
With Glen Davis out, Green was Doc Rivers’ choice for “the 5th crunch-time guy.” Not sure who Doc will choose when Big Baby is healthy, but if Green continues to perform like he did tonight, it will be hard for Doc to keep him off the court.
I’ll be back with the full recap a little later.