The Good – Dooling and Ray brought some much needed distance shooting for the Celtics throughout the game. Dooling came into this series as basically an afterthought at the guard position for the Celtics. But following a great Game 3, he came up huge for the Celtics in Game 4 with clutch 3′s. He went 3-4 behind the arc and provided needed bursts of energy on the defensive end as he was able to pester Chalmers and Wade throughout the game. Ray was equally deadly from behind the arc as he hit 4 3-pointers, and surprisingly ended up playing 46 much needed minutes. Both these guys were able to space the floor for the rest of the team, which eased up the defense on the interior.
The Bad – Once again the refs were horrible. Only this time they were horrible to both teams. As soon as I saw that bald headed gerbil, Joey Crawford, from the second row of the balcony I knew this game would feature a lot of fouls. If Joey is known for anything, its that he has to be the center of attention. Team him up with Bill Kennedy, and you get a poop sandwhich of shitty foul calls against both teams. Both teams were equally affected as Pierce and Lebron both fouled out, although I would say the Celtics got the majority of shitty calls as they had more fouls called against them, and took less foul shots. Someone needs to tell David Stern that no one cares about the refs, and fans would rather watch the players play then the refs call fouls. But knowing Stern, he would probably just make sure Joey works every game left in the series. At this point I almost would trust Donaghy more then Crawford to call a game.
The Feisty – Rajon Rondo put up an interesting halftime interview when he said that the Heat’s “complaining and crying to the referees in transition” was what was helping the Celtics in transition. He didn’t back off those comments after the game, saying it was true what he said earlier. I don’t usually care for that kind of talk, but after seeing how much Wade and Lebron complain after every call, I have to say Rajon has a point. Also Rajon had another amazing game with 15 points and 15 assists, so in my book he can say whatever he wants.
This was a huge game to tie up the series. The series is now a best of 3. The Celtics have looked really good the last 2 games (3 if you dismiss the refs from Game 2) and should take that momentum into Game 5. The Celtics are definitely feeling good now.
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