The Good – The Celtics came into the game on fire, behind the strong play of Bass and Pierce. They were fast on offense and stifling on defense. The Bulls looked like the older team, as the Celtics ran circles around them in the first half, en route to a 13 point lead.
The Bad – The 3rd quarter was horrible for the Celtics, as they reverted to the team of 2 months ago. They were selfish, slow and lazy jump-shooters that barely moved the ball on offense. They gave back the halftime lead and then some, to go down by 1 entering the 4th.
The Ugly – The refs were good most of the night, but then had a few questionable calls. At one point a frustrated Garnett mouthed back to a ref after a particularly bad call and got T’d up. I don’t understand why a ref can’t just take the verbal assault from a player after they blow a call. Anyway, once the refs decided not to swallow their whistles, the game tilted in the Bulls favor.
Chalk this one up to being a back-to-back. The Celtics had all the energy and momentum in the first half, but became tired coming into the third. The good news is that this team can play with the elites, like the Bulls, when they aren’t tired.
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