PACE: 87 possessions (slow slow)
OFFENSIVE EFFICIENCY: 90.8 points/100 possessions (Milwaukee (season) level)
DEFENSIVE EFFICIENCY: 101.1 points allowed/100 possessions (Par for the course)
I am not going to get incredibly detailed with this addendum to the recap because despite the doomsday-sayers about Rajon Rondo being a fraud, last night’s game was 1 of 82. The Celtics are 3 for 10 when it comes to sweeping a back to back. Given Sunday night’s blowout of the Bucks and the consequential rest of the Celtics’ starters, you may have thought the Celtics had a chance to get their 4th sweep of a back-to-back. I think it’s pretty evident that the Celtics are not going to be sweeping any back-to-backs this late in the season regardless of situation (and especially SEGABABAs).
Here are a hodgepodge of thoughts from last night’s game:
And sometimes it’s not so pretty. Like the three times Travis Outlaw broke his ankles on the same pull back dribble.
Green was in sharp contrast tonight with Glen Davis. He just did not seem to play with the same vigor as his bench counterpart and was often the beneficiary of Davis’ hustle. I am not sure what accounts for this, or if this is even true or merely just appeared to be the case last night. However, if this happens to be true it could have something to do with Green being a starter since he entered the league and now being relegated to the bench.
You can see Petro sees Anthony Morrow in the corner and tries to rifle a pass in his direction despite looking at the low post. No one bites for this from what I can only assume is due to the fact that instead of using his peripheral vision, he’s keeping his head forward and shifting his eyes toward Morrow.
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That’s really it for now. More on Rondo later.
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