With the 2009/2010 Jekyll and Hyde Celtics you never know what to expect. Tonight we got the good version as they brought the effort and defeated the Bucks 105-90. This could very well be our first round opponent and the game had that playoff atmosphere. Pierce led the Celtics with 24 points. Rondo had a 15/9/5 line and Baby and Rasheed both chipped in with 12 and 7.
Bill Rafferty was an awesome replacement for Tommy. He obviously did his homework prior to the game. He flowed well with Mike (former NCAA partners) and threw out a couple of his classic "with a kiss" calls and used "sticktoitwithness" as well. He saved his best line for last. In describing a Rondo highlight: "A little lingerie on the deck."
Gorman again mention Perk's tendinitis. Why is he playing? Play Baby. Play Shelden. play Scal if you need to. Celtics need a 100% healthy Perkins. He finished with 0 points and 5 rebounds tonight. With a 50% Perkins our defense isn't the same. He needs to be the anchor.
Loved the "Jerry Jerry" chant when Stackhouse and Pierce got into it. Bucks have a good crowd. i like the chants and horn in the crowd. Has an international flavor.
With all the boos after Skiles got ejected, Celtics thought they were in Boston.
Rondo paid homage to former Celtic great Gerald Green with his headband positioning tonight.
Tony had a solid game, but Doc thankfully gave Nate the backup point guard minutes.
Rasheed's 3 offensive rebounds essentially matches his total since the All-Star break (Kidding... barely).
Game ended with a Nate 3 pointer "with a kiss." Fitting.
Let's see if we get Jekyll or Hyde against Chicago.