Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Third Quarter Malfunctions
It always stings just a little bit more to lose to New York, regardless of the sport. Last night the Celtics suffered a close 104-101 loss to the New York Knicks. We were down by only 1 point at the half, but as some more previous games have gone, we ended up being outplayed in the third quarter which clinched the win for the Knicks. We came back slightly in the fourth, but it was just short of what the Celtics needed to win. Ray Allen led the team in scoring with 17 points, followed by Kevin Garnett and Kendrick Perkins with 14 each, and Paul Pierce who added his own 13. Perkins also had a great defensive game with 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Unfortunately on the other side, Danilo Gallinari dominated for the Knicks with 31 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists. Earl Barron also played a tough game against us, racking up 17 points along with 18 total rebounds. It may have also helped slightly if the Celtics didn't turn the ball over 18 times, just a thought.