So the Celtics completed the Texas sweep last night beating the Mavericks 94-90. The C’s swept the Texas teams 6-0 this season and are the first Eastern Conference team to do it since the Bucks in 2000 and the first team to sweep the Texas road trip since November 2001 when the Kings accomplished the feat. The last Celtics team to sweep the trip? Try 1987.
Don’t be fooled the Celts trailed the entire third quarter but come the fourth the team stepped it up. I was literally on the edge of my seat the entire fourth quarter. With Rondo shooting like a diaper filled with Indian food, the team kept Cassell in for the entire fourth quarter, he didn’t do much better (1-9 from the field).
The point guard problem was on both sides of the ball though with Jason Kidd scoring 2 points and helping his team’s record against over .500 teams improve to 0-7. Great trade, glad you did it.
At this time I would like to pause and reflect on Tyler Perry’s House of Payne. I was going to write that it’s probably a ratings tanker given all the ad time it sees but was able to come up with this gem:
Tyler Perry’s House of Payne premiered June 6 and set a record as ad-supported cable’s #1 sitcom telecast of all time in delivery of adults 18-49, adults 25-54, viewers and households. The series continues to rank as ad-supported cable’s #1 original sitcom of all time among viewers, households and adults 18-49 and spent the summer as television’s #1 program among African-American adults 18-49.
I guess because I’m a white boy, born and raised on the mean streets of Beverly is why I don’t get it.
Back to the action.
With nothing coming from the point, Paul Pierce stepped it up like a crazy person. When the team went down seven at the start of the fourth, he was the first off the bench of the “Big Three” and hit seven straight free throws and then dished to The Big Ticket for their first lead 81-79.
The team held that lead for a little while before going down again when Doc called time out. After the time out Ray Allen drained what would be the last field goal for the C’s putting them up 90-88.
A pair of free throws from Garnett and Posey iced it 94-90.
I really like the blow outs, but these really close games are exciting basketball. Like the Pats game against the Ravens, I don’t mind a close game, so long as my team comes out on top.