Post-game Reactions

Charlotte Bobcats 84 Final
Recap | Box Score
94 Boston Celtics
Kevin Garnett, PF 27 MIN | 10-15 FG | 2-2 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 22 PTS | +2
The model of efficiency. 10/15 from the field, Garnett was feeling it early and often tonight, making the most of his five minute stints. His solid outside shooting helped Boston to outcome a lackluster night from beyond the arc.
Paul Pierce, SF 37 MIN | 6-18 FG | 1-1 FT | 8 REB | 9 AST | 15 PTS | +26
I don’t care that he shot 33 percent, including an absurd 2-10 from deep. Anytime you pass Larry Bird in any category, you get an A+ in my book. A memorable night for the captain and a terrific job by the TD Garden crowd to show their appreciation. Make no mistake though, Pierce didn’t take this night off just to score, as his nine assists and eight rebounds continue to leave us marveling at his all-around abilities.
Jermaine O’Neal, C 19 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 8 REB | 0 AST | 2 PTS | +5
A couple of predictable misses at the rim under pressure, but I’ll take seven defensive rebounds any day of the week from JO. Play defense, hit the glass and get the hell out of the way, especially when KG is hot.
Ray Allen, SG 32 MIN | 8-14 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 3 AST | 17 PTS | +13
15 of his 17 points came in the second half, as he began to take over once PP got his milestone out of the way. An off-night shooting from deep, but the Bobcats are the team you can afford to have those against.
Rajon Rondo, PG 33 MIN | 4-8 FG | 2-2 FT | 0 REB | 14 AST | 10 PTS | +20
0 turnovers in 33 minutes! For a guy averaging 3.8 per game, that’s no small feat. A ho-hum double-double helped as well, as Rondo frolicked around all night, wreaking havoc on a clueless Bobcats defense.
Brandon Bass, PF 28 MIN | 5-8 FG | 3-3 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 13 PTS | +16
Nice to see him back and healthy after a one-game absence. His jumpers were reliable, although it would be nice to see him pick it up a little bit on the glass.

Five Things We Saw

  1. 0 rebounds for the starting backcourt. Again, I’m not getting mad about this since Bobcats aren’t a team you need to gang rebound against.
  2. Derrick Brown went 10/10 for 20 points, and I noticed him only once or twice on the night. Poor Bobcats.
  3. Season-high 31 assists for C’s. Ball was moving well out there and that number would have been even higher if the 3-ball was falling.
  4. Watching the team force it to Pierce at the end of the first half was highly comical since even though the team was blowing better scoring opportunities, they knew it wouldn’t bite them later since they were playing Charlotte.
  5. Congratulations to The Truth.
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Brian Robb

Brian Robb co-founded CelticsHub in 2009 and is the currently editor-in-chief. He is a producer and reporter at 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston and also contributes to Boston.com and Bleacher Report among other outlets.
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  • Justanotherfan

    I saw Daniels and Peitrus (Forgive my spelling. Not sober atm), at Club Rumor in Boston. Daniels looked really disappointed and out of place, but Peitrus was dropping a leg. Either way, Congrats Paul Pierce.

    • celticshub

      Mhhhh looks like Daniels is making the rounds! I saw him with Chris Wilcox at Darryl's Corner Bar after the NY game

  • Jason

    Lovin the rejuv'd KG, but he also blew 2 gimme layups in the first half. Bleh. C'mon man.

  • skeeds

    KG is following in Timmy's steps in playing less but becoming more and more efficient. Perfect! And the 30 or less min/night treatment allows him to play excellent defense throughout the game. Wish he still had his hops though. There was one pass that some years ago would've been a reverse slam…

    In other news. Let's just save that poor Monta Ellis kid from the Warriors. 48 points last night and they still lost. Come on Ainge, do the right thing!

  • Brian

    As much as the media still want to relive the Jordan glory days as a player he has been just the opposite as a Team Owner and Executive. No wonder he didn't want the lockout to end, the Bobcats are abysmal.

  • W2.

    Brian you speak the Truth, #$%@ Mike Jordan.

    • CelticsBIG3

      Heard that what a total @#$%head Jordan has become.

  • Colin Plucinsky

    Paul Peirce's next step go in front of Kevin Machale