Harden – 29 points, 5 boards, 5 assists
Durant – 24 points, 11 boards, 4 assists
Ibaka – 10 points, 6 boards, 3 blocks
Westbrook – 12 points, 5 boards, 6 assists
Durant 31 – points, 3 boards, 6 assists
Perk – 9 boards
Ibaka – 10 points, 11 boards, 4 blocks
Westbrook – 20 points, 4 boards, 4 assists, 3 steals
Perk – 13 points, 6 boards, 1 block
Durant – 26 points, 10 boards
Westbrook – 29 points, 2 boards, 2 assists
Harden – 15 points, 7 boards, 5 assists
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Durant – 25 points, 6 boards, 4 assists and 4 blocks
Ibaka – 22 points, 6 boards, 5 blocks
Westbrook – 28 points, 4 boards, 5 assists
Perkins – 8 boards, 1 block
Neither wisdom or technique has a place in this.
A real man does not think of victory or defeat.
He plunges recklessly,
But wakes in dream
Game Two brought a new sense of fear and excitement to the Beast Lair. On the eve of what is our own pesach, the Celtics delivered a victory over the depleted Knicks. It was an ugly victory though and the ugliness could have been avoided. We need not have taken cold showers and sought gravity fed redemption afterward but our Celtics gave us little choice if we were to be up and all Bake McBride today.
Carmelo poured in 42 but it was not enough to overcome the losses of Stoudemire and Billups. Bill “ThunderBeast” Walker provided the spark the Celtics needed off the Knicks bench with an otherworldly 0 for 11 shooting performance. Jared Jefries had a chance to shoot for the win, but, in classic New York Knicks fashion, bungled it epically away.
Rondo was again is brilliant form, taking what the Knicks gave him, turning Tony Douglas’s D’Antoni coached D into the best matador show this side of San Miquel D’Allende. When they shut him down, he found the open man. Peirce put in another lunch-pail game, though we were unnerved by the pound the dribble tendency he displayed again at crunch time. J O’Neal is doing his best to rejuvenate his career and we are all the better for it. The bench on the other-hand was pretty much disastrous which does undermine the deeply devoted faith we hold dear here in the Beast Lair.
The coaching match-up we were initially intrigued by is showing itself to be no contest. Eurotrash D’Antoni is revealing himself to be an inept in-game manager and one who is constantly costing his team possessions, momentum and victories. Doc, on the otherhand, kept a steady hold on the reins though we do wish, when the Knicks began to relent after Stoudemire’s disappearance, that he pushed the Celtics to really step on the Knickerbockers’ throats.
It was nice to see Shelton booed though part of us – the uncivil part – wishes someone would Moby the failed commercial director…
We will celebrating with you today Boston so be safe and stay in your car