When it was all said and done the Celtics won a game last night by 16 points. A healthy margin for sure, but when you consider that neither team played any defense last night and the Celtics are simply better than the Wizards, you can’t help but feel like you did right after the Bulls loss on Thursday. Like I wrote last night, you have to avoid the inclination to read too much into a team’s play against a far inferior team. It’s pretty evident that the Celtics knew they would win last night based on talent and turning it on and grinding it out. Doc Rivers seemed to say as much after the game:
“No, it was not. It was one of those games where every time we pulled away they stayed just close enough. And, so, it was a win.”
This is not the type of attitude the team can have going into tomorrow’s game against Miami, or the playoffs. That being said, let’s take a look at some highlights and lowlights from last night:
This is the most assertive I have seen Kevin Garnett on a dunk in a very long time.
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Every good turn deserves another. So here’s Javale McGee awkwardly losing the ball and then dunking on Nenad Krstic.
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I have posted a couple of different clips this season of what I thought may have been the best Celtics basketball. Here’s maybe the single worst basketball sequence I have ever seen:
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Andray Blatche must be incredibly frustrating for anyone who ever tried to make it in pro basketball but wasn’t tall enough or skilled enough but worked tirelessly. Just look what he does…and then scores:
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And here’s John Wall showing everyone that he’s working on his Derek Rose but he’s just not quite there yet.