C’s Keep Rolling, Blow Past Bucks at Home
Posted by r1zzo23 on November 8, 2008
Celtics return home after a three game road trip to host the Milwaukee Bucks. As seems to be a recurring theme this season, the Celtics got down early and for most of the first half, but close out the 2nd quarter on a nice little run. Then in the 3rd quarter, they pull away and hold them off for the rest of the game.
Early on in the game, Richard Jefferson was unstoppable, scoring 16 points in the first quarter alone (finishing the game with 20). With Michael Redd out, there just wasn’t enough offensive fire power for the Bucks to hang with the Celtics. When you’re relying on Charlie Villanueva to be your 2nd option against the defending champs, you know you’re in big trouble.
Paul Pierce continues to be the Jack of all trades as he finished the game with 18 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Kevin Garnett was the only other starter scoring in double-digits with 16 points and chipped in with nine rebounds. Ray Allen struggled from the field (3-13) but the bench stepped up with Tony Allen, Leon Powe and Eddie House scoring 13, 10 and 11 points respectively. Rondo finished with eight assists and Kendrick Perkins swatted a career high SEVEN shots.
This next week will be a marathon for the Celtics as they will have five games in seven days (four of which are back-to-back nights). Sunday night at 6:00 PM, the Celtics will be in Detroit to take on their Eastern Conference rival Pistons with their new look lineup featuring Allen Iverson.