Monday, April 11, 2011

The Celtics Slip to No. 3 seed

After Sunday’s 100-77 loss to Miami, the Celtics are third in the Eastern Conference. They hold the tie breaker over the Heat, and would get the higher seed if the teams finish with the same record.


Miami dominated the boards last night they were 15-3 in offensive rebounds, resulting in an 18-3 edge in second-chance points. The Heat, whose weakness all season has been on the interior, outscored the Celtics 44-26 in the paint. Miami’s bench, another Achilles’ heel, outscored Boston’s bench by 32-12.

When we take a look at some more numbers, we can see the zeroes next to Jermaine O’Neal’s name: 0 points and 0 rebounds in 14 minutes from Boston’s starting center. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were the only Celtics who had it going this afternoon, and Pierce wound up with the most impressive performance of the two. He finished with team-highs of 24 points and seven rebounds (tied with Glen Davis) while shooting a very efficient 9-of-14 from the field. Pierce canned three of his five 3-pointers and also made all three of his free throws.

33 reacties:

CandleintheDark said...

sounds like a pretty good game

Wolle said...

yeah very nice

Obi-wan Mikenobi said...

Good to see.

Kicking Rocks said...

great game!

DogShep said...

Woo! Let's go Celtics!

Moby said...

This was an intense game, it was sad to see boston quit so early in the 4th though.

Mo said...

very nice game!

J.B. said...

you will make it back to a higher seed, don't give up on your team!

thenitefalls said...

Yesterday was a great game!

Claude said...

Yeah, looks like it was a great game

ed said...

haha celtics got killed

TheStamos said...

im shocked the heat won that game. wait no im not! Miami is starting to really figure it out, Boston is slipping.

Forctis said...

Wow that was nice!

D4 said...

Oh tsk. Just tsk.

BTN Hip Hop said...

it was epic man

Boskey said...

woo , good one there!

Paige said...

great game!

Leizer said...

it was great game

Colin B said...

ouch @_@

Stare Dad said...

:(

THRASHER said...

whatever works

Potholderz said...

O'neil had a terrible game.

xdragonxb0i said...

good game to watch, so much tension last night. but Celtics had a bad one.

following.

Endless said...

Oh, they lost again.

ExoticBlogger said...

nice work!

Pentele said...

oh my...

Clueless Dolphin said...

'twas a great game

R.C said...

Yep, I'm sure my family is happy about the heat... :I

Captain Captain Industries said...

Ouch -- Celts vs. Knicks if this plays out. Tough first round draw, for sure.

Fenix said...

sucks they lost.

to take a chant form The Rowdies soccer team:
"Oh there's no place worse than Miami
Oh there's no place worse than Miami
Oh there's no place worse than Miami
To hell to hell with Miami
To hell to hell with Miami
To hell to hell with Miami
The cesspool of the South."

Megan Hansen said...

Celtics looked awful, but I'm sure it was a one time deal. Still 3-1 against Miami, and Boston can easily bounce back from this

John said...

They'll pick their game back up I'm sure.

Scott H said...

Pretty sure thingsll go differently next time, of course, what do I know?

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