Rondo, lead the Celtics in points- 19, rebounds-16., assists-6 , steals-4, and the most number of three pointers made, with only two. That is great for Rondo but bad for the Celtics.
Boston turned the ball over 22 times in the game and only scored 13 points in the fourth quarter.
After Peirce missed both free throws down 75-76 with about two minutes to go in the game, the game was all over and that is the truth.
Yeah, spit on that game and throw it away.
Game seven, that is game seven in Boston. Celtics’ fans like those apples, a lot.
In order for the C’s to win game seven they have to get back to defense. That is D-E-F-E-N-C-E, without getting into foul trouble early. Contest the jump shot, fight through picks, and play the Boy Wonder straight up, with the occasional double team.
Attempt to keep Orlando Magics’ Dwight Howard, just a few inches out of his sweet spot. Look at game five, when he was just a little outside of his sweet spots he was so frustrated that his teammates that he did get him the ball more.
The Celtics can pull on Howard’s cape a little and make Magics’ J.J. Redick shoot anything other than free throws, rather than allowing Rashard Lewis to score. If Lewis and Howard both score over 20 points the Celtics will lose.
If Boston plays the defense they are capable of playing, it really does not matter which Celtics scores what points. Rondo, Peirce, Allen, House and as of late the Big Baby can all get points when needed, offense is not a problem when defense is a focus.
Offensively, the Celtics need to push the ball up after defensive rebound, regardless of the score, stop the craziness of using the non-shooting hand/arm to push away the defender when driving to through lane and shoot in the flow of the game without needlessly standing on the three point line.
If Boston will do those things they will win the series and TV screens all across Celtics Nation just might make it through the game without eating the remote control.