Friday, March 7, 2008

Celtics-Bulls Writeup

A great game by the Celtics winning by an impressive margin of 116-93. Paul Pierce was the high scorer with 22 points. The C's as a team played very good as well. They got a season high 56 rebounds and also dished out 23 assists as a team. Also, all 5 starters had double figures, 6 in all. Another good note for the C's was P.J. Brown made his Celtics debut tonight getting 3 pts. and 6 rebounds.

Celtics dominated this game early and often, having their biggest lead be 28. Paul Pierce started the game off cold, but warmed up at the end of the second and after halftime. Celtics led in this game 95-73 at the end of the 3rd quater, something the Bulls did not want to happen. The Bulls were also playing short handed as Drew Gooden was ejected from the game for getting 2 technical fouls.

Sam Cassell didn't suit up for this game, but is expected to make his debut Monday against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Celtics Concern:
Tony Allen didn't play very well tonight after coming off of a hamstring injury. He was sloppy with the ball, and didn't shoot very well going 0-4. He wasn't explosive to the rim and didn't seem to be in control of this game. Hopefully he can get it together tomorrow @ Memphis.

C's Upside:
Ray Allen's shooting slump only lasted 1 game. The C's made sure Allen was apart of the game by giving him the ball and involving him in plays. Perkins also put up another double-double with 14 pts. and 11 rebs.

Pierce, Allen, and Garnett did not play in the 4th quater which will allow them to be fresh in tomorrows game @ Memphis.

The Chicago Bulls NEVER led in this game. The C's came out strong and played strong the whole game. Chicago even took more shots than the Celtics but nothing was dropping for them as they fall to the best in the NBA.

Kevin Garnett was the player of the game with 16 pts. and 8 rebs.

Looking Ahead:
What's ahead for the Celtics? A very bad Memphis Grizzlies team who is in the process of rebuilding their team. The C's travel to Memphis tonight to take on the Grizzlies tomorrow night.

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