Post-game Reactions

The Celtics played one of their most complete games in recent memory, but the thing we’ll most likely remember from tonight’s game was that Shaquille O’Neal suffered a strained calf.

As Brian mentioned in the previous post, it’s a safe assumption that Shaq has played his last regular season game. Maybe the Celtics will release further details in the next day or so, but I wouldn’t hold my breath. Even if Shaq’s injury turns out to be a “minor one,” can the Celtics really rely on him for valuable postseason minutes at this point? I’m leaning towards “no.”

As for the actual game, there were a lot of positives to take away for Celtics’ fans. The C’s shot an impressive 64% from the field, including 63% from 3-point range.

Keving Garnett led the team in scoring with 23 points. Rajon Rondo dished out 14 of the Celtics’ 30 assists. And Delonte West continued to play quite well in his backup role.

We’ll have more for you later, including updates on Shaq.

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  • kricky

    Fuck me! We must be due for some good luck at some point, no?

  • talesofJP

    Delonte was great. A thought on playoff seeding. It maybe a blessing in disguise to play 76ers in the first round. It could be a big test for us, maybe even a 6-7 game test and will force the team together, sort of the way the Atlanta series did in the championship year.

    Shaq's injury hurts, he was looking great when he was out there, and hopefully this doesn't set him back too far. If he's going to miss any time, round 1 is when it would be ideal for him to miss it.

  • someguyinsac

    At least we're treading water in the standings, sure would be nice to move up a spot though.

  • anyone down for some play?