The Celtics played 40 minutes of winning basketball. The final 8 minutes? Not-so-much and that’s why they’re 0-4 for the first time since 1969.
Jordan Crawford wasn’t perfect, but he was really good in his 22 minutes. I don’t dare utter that he is a point guard, but he’s the best the Celtics have.
Jeff Green really took it to Quincy Pondexter tonight. Green was sensational in the first half with 16 first half points on 5-7 shooting. The second half? Green only took 4 shots, two of which were last second desperation shots.
I don’t dislike Avery Bradley. He played a very solid game. I just have a problem with AB shooting 12-15 times a game. He shouldn’t be the primary scorer.
Gerald Wallace played 28 minutes of action before leaving the game with a bruised right knee. He did n’t look pleased on the sidelines.
Jared Sullinger was the only big that had an impact on tonight’s game. Sullinger was great against Z-Bo and Gasol and helped dissipate the Grit and Grind with 17 points, including two three-pointers.
Quote of the Night
C’s outscored, 22-16, 34-15, 24-19, and 29-16, in their four fourth quarters.
— Bill Doyle (@BillDoyle15) November 5, 2013
What We Learned
The Celtics continue to lose in the fourth quarter.
0-4 for the first time since 1969.
We got to see Jeff Green play like an asshole for 24 minutes.