After an emotional win last night against the team with the best record in the Western Conference, the Celtics drop a 12 point second half lead and lose to the Atlanta Hawks. What did you really expect though? Tonight’s game was a SEGABABA and it showed. The Celtics came out extremely flat in the second half and never regained their offensive swagger they enjoyed in the first. I was dying to see a matchup of the awkward international big men who can’t get more than two feet off the floor but with Nenad Krstic still awaiting an MRI on his injured knee fans had to settle for Zaza Pachulia (not to be confused with “Pah-Chew-Lah”, someone Hubie Brown imagined). Luckily, Pachulia did not disappoint. Zaza came off the bench and put up an energetic 15 points and 10 rebounds. Anytime Zaza Pachulia gets a double-double, the opposing team is not winning that game. NBA bylaw.
I’ll dive into this head first tomorrow. We’ll talk about Jeff Green and Glen “Big Baby” Davis. We’ll talk about free throws and we’ll finish up with a little chat on chippy-ness. But for now, go do whatever you do (that’s legal) to get the taste of this loss out of your mouth.