It looked like the Celtics read what I wrote about their sh*tty effort against Orlando, because they came out firing on all cylinders in a 105-95 victory over the Miami Heat. The Celtics were led in the scoring department by Avery Bradley who continues to stroke the ball with the best of them this year as he poured in a team high 25 points! The Celtics bigs were tested on the glass facing a formidable front court of Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside who is a rebounding monster. The Celtics big men started out slow on the glass but turned it on as the game progressed, and it completely changed the game for the Celtics. Crowder and Bradley were steal machines once again as they combined for 7 steals in the game as the C's lead the NBA with 11.1 steals per contest. Boston played a great team game and it showed as they had 6 players who scored in double digits including Evan Turner who scored 13 points off the bench, none bigger than the dribble drive by Wade in the winding minutes to put Boston up 5.
Overall I am pleased with C's performance, they battled and played hard for 48 minutes and they made plays on both ends of the floor when they needed them. For this team to continue to be successful it will always start with their pesky defense and cleaning up the glass. The Celtics improved to 10-8 overall and will travel to Sacramento to the play the Kings Thursday at 10:00pm.
Alan Varatta, Owner of Green Line Apparel.