|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 15, 2012 at 5:15 PM|
I thought Garnett put up a solid game in the second game of a back-to-back. He put up his highest field goal total of the season with 19. He scored 21 points. His rebounding wasn't impressive, but his defense was sound for most of the game. I think it's fair to say that KG isn't coming back to old form. That doesn't mean it's the end of KG. He will need to undestand what his limits are, and how he can us his basketball I.Q to be productive.
The Rookie Moore showed some good things last night. I wouldn't mind seeing some more of him.
The Celtics jumped out to an early lead, and an early lead on the boards. The Celtics in the second half lost control of the game, and they lost control on the glass. The biggest surprise had to be O'neal grabbing 12 rebounds in the game. The Celtics showed some promise, but the end result was another "L", and the Celtics were out rebounded again.
The Celtics didn't have an offensive flow all night. The offense felt like a bunch of isolation play's for Pierce. That worked early on with Pierce going to the line, but as a game plan I don't like it. This is what I get from the past three seasons of Celtics basketball. When the Celtics force a player to get off. Like a Pierce, or a KG, and Ray. The Celtics will lose that game more times than not. When the Celtics have Rondo attacking on offense, and he's passing the ball at his own pace. The Celtics will win more games. When Rondo is allowed to play like Steve Nash it works in a half court set. Rondo can draw double teams when he takes it to the paint. Then Rondo can kick it out to Ray, Pierce,and KG. Rondo needs to have the ball plain,and simple,and it's ugly that he doesn't.