Sunday, May 16, 2010
C's win...keep Superman grounded
The Celtics look to be back to their championship form on the defensive end of the floor,where it matters most. The Celtics overcame a late charge from Orlando and a 6 minute scoreless stretch in the 4th quarter with superb defense to take Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The final score does not indicate how close the game really was as Boston had a 20 point lead entering the 4th. Ray Allen had 25 while Paul Pierce added 22. Kendrick Perkins, Rasheed Wallace and Big Baby David held Dwight "Superman" Howard to 13 points and 12 rebounds forcing others to beat them...which almost happened. Vince Carter had 23 while Jameer Nelson had 20 to help the Magic almost pull off a dramatic comeback. Look for more of this defense from the Celtics as they continue to use their team approach to take down superstars in these Eastern Conference Playoffs. They have taken down Wade and James. Next up...Superman.