By Professor Fred Whitted NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) — The title above...
Emotional Return for Pierce/KG As Nets Beat Celtics (85-79)
Coming into the game the Celtics fans knew what they were getting into as KG and Paul Pierce were coming back to the TD Garden to battle Rondo and the current Celtics. The thing that was so amazing was the response that KG and Pierce both got coming back. The game was very emotional as the players and the fans couldn’t actually get into the groove of the game. The spotlight was taken by the secondary unit in Blatche who had 17 points and Brandon Bass who had a strong 17 points with 8 rebounds. Rajon Rondo had a strong game too almost posting up a triple double 13 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists in limited minutes. The night belonged to Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett though as they both combined for 10 points but, it was the fact that they came back to Boston. This is the place where Paul Pierce played his heart out and almost had his life taken away at the club that night. Pierce has overcome so many things and the Boston fans let him and KG know that there hard work wasn’t for nothing.
The Celtics have Chris Johnson who is on a 10 day contract that has been nothing short of amazing. Tonight was his last day but when he was in the game he was very impressive. Johnson had 12 points,4 rebounds and 1 assist.
The Celtics play the Sixers on wednesday and will have to regroup after this emotional game in the TD Garden. The Celtics will need to bring their A game for that one as Michael Carter-Williams will be able to get his chance at Rajon Rondo and the Boston Celtics.