Sunday, December 29, 2013

Beantown Ballin' 12/22-12/29

Photo Courtesy of ESPN

The Celtics only played two games this week due to the hectic Christmas schedule, going 1-1 on the week.  In the game on Sunday, the 22nd the Pacers proved too much for the Celtics, and pulled away for a blowout lead of 106-79.  In the second game yesterday against the Cavs, the Celtics pulled out a victory in a nail-biter.  The final score: 103-100.

Indiana Pacers

In this game, the Celtics could simply not put the ball in the basket.  79 points in a game is college level scoring, not even close to NBA standards.  This shows just how good the Indiana Pacers' defense is.  The Celtics leading scorer was Avery Bradley.  He had 13 points....  Paul George led all scorers with 24 points, and Lance Stephenson had a triple double with 12 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists.  The Pacers forced the Celtics to shoot 38% from the field.  It was obvious in this game that the Pacers were the better team.

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Cleveland Cavaliers

This game, the Celtics put forth a balanced team effort with 6 players in double digit scoring, and the Cavs were the Kyrie Irving show.  This game was saved by a late game block from Brandon Bass that ensured a Celtics victory.  Jordan Crawford had a great all around game for the Celtics with 19 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.  Jeff Green also had a solid game with 19 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 steals.  Avery Bradley wasn't far behind with 18 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals.  Kyrie Irving had an electrifying performance with 32 points and 3 assists.  Off the bench, Dion Waiters had 17 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals.  The Celtics team performance was too much for the Cavs, and thanks to a little help from Brandon Bass, the Celtics could pull put a victory.

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