Dunno if you guys have heard about this whole Omer Asik thing, but apparently he’s a pretty large human being who has, in the past, been known to play some interior defense. Might help this team a bit.
After a 42-point first quarter, Boston’s highest scoring period of the season, the Celtics were stymied offensively when Detroit’s bigs put the clamps down on the interior offense which forced the wings to keep shooting. And shooting. And shooting. After cooling off and regressing to the mean, Boston’s offense just couldn’t come up with the final response to a big 3-pointer by Brandon Jennings which pushed Detroit to a tightly contested win.
There were a lot of positives tonight (Jared Sullinger, clutch 3-point marksman!) and we will get to them, but the game itself did little to dispel Celtics’ fans desire for a big body to help with the interior defense.
Grades coming soon…
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