Celts beat Hornets, begin 4-0
The Celtics were challenged tonight by the Hornets. Get this folks, the Celtics are actually going to lose some games this year. But tonight wasn't one of them. Despite Stojakovic showing flashes of his game in Sacramento and the Hornets hitting 13 3s at a 46% clip, the Celts prevailed.
A few things to note on this one. My gripe with the minutes continues. Rondo with 36 and Perk with 35 is fine. But can't Rasheed (18 minutes) and Marquis (19 minutes) get some more burn? Pierce played 37, Allen 41 and KG 33. I hope this doesn't continue to be an issue all year long and Doc has acknowledged that he really has to manage the minutes better. Doc you have legit starters on your bench who should be getting 20+ minutes a night. He needs to leave them out there longer. I really feel the minutes for Daniels were so choppy he never could get a rhythm tonight.
Nice seeing Sheed take a few 2 pointers. Also nice seeing KG hit a couple of big shots at the 5 and 4 minute mark of the 4th. And give credit to the Hornets who actually do have some talent. Paul really is a difference maker. And I won't go Mike Breen on anyone and begin talking about James Posey lol.
Overall a sloppy game which Mike and Tommy even alluded to, saying the game had no pulse. A lot of games coming up this week, 2 back to backs. All 4 games however should be won.