You got to hand it to these Celtics, these guys fight and refuse to quit. They may lead the league in moral victories while also leading the league in close losses.
While watching this game, I found myself thinking that I really would have liked to see some E’Twaun Moore. Oh and Paul Pierce, but definitely E’Twaun Moore. It just seems like he could have gotten some valuable minutes in that second quarter when the Cs were getting bah-lown out 39 to 27.
The number one reason why this loss doesn’t feel as bad as any other time the Cs get put in an 0-2 hole is that Sasha Pavlovic wasn’t terrible. He wasn’t great, but I fully expected him to get buuurrrnnned by the Heat (hence the crudely SeaShored photo to your left). Just slightly behind Pavlovic’s prowess is the fact that the Celtics hung tough with a Miami team that had to play their starters for most of the game. Once this Heat team figures out how to beat a two-three zone (hint: put James Jones in the game) it should be all over.
This is just a quickie to tie you over to Hayes’ more lengthy recap coming up. I’m sure you will read things about “offense”, “a lack of defense” and you’ll probably laugh a lot. Which is not easy to say after a tough loss. Before Hayes gives you the giggles, here are some of my random thoughts about the game:
Just to remind you, the “terrible/awesome” team is derived from Hayes Davenport’s characterization of McGee in this recap from last season.