The Celtics evened their series up with the Flakers tonight. There was no way after Bean's barrage of 3 pointers in the 3rd quarter he'd have the energy to continue shooting like that. None whatsoever.
- First quarter Boston lead by 3. I felt the lead should've been more, but all the 50-50 balls seemed to be going lal's way.
- Maybe I underestimated the corpses of Jordan Farmar and Shannon Brown. Those guys are below average NBA players. I'd think anyone else in the league could do what they do and then-some. But they played well in the 2nd quarter. Brown's baseline fadeaway jumpshot at the shot clock buzzer surprised even my cat.
- Celtics were down only 3 at the half after an incoherent second quarter where they just looked out of sync.
- A big second half for Glen Davis. That And-1 play early in the 4th which ensued in 5 seconds of quiet because all of his curse words getting bleeped was amazing. Awesome how much that seemed to get everyone into it.
- Kudos especially to the Celtics bench for almost the entire 4th quarter. Nate Robinson played his best playoff game. Rasheed Wallace made his presence felt inside and hit a clutch 3. And even Tony Allen got a big offensive rebound down the stretch.
- One thing to note- if Paul spilled and really "sold" that last push from Bean with 9 seconds, it probably would've been a flagrant foul. It sucks that "selling" is a part of the game. Thanks Derek Fisher.
The Flakers are definitely a weaker team with Lamar Scrotum in the game in place of Bynum. In fact if Bynum wasn't playing this series I think the Celts would have a much easier time. Of course if they got Gasol and actually had to give someone of value up, that wouldn't be the case. Thanks again Chris Wallace.
I think the winner of Game 5 has an excellent chance to win the series. Go Celts!