With their 92-77 win over the Pacers, the Celtics have won 60 games for the first time in 22 years and they have tied the record for the biggest turn around in league history. They never trailed in this game as they got off to a fast start and never looked back.
Ray Allen played 37 minutes in this game. Pierce and KG played 31. When the Pacers cut the lead down to 13 in the 4th, Doc brought the starters back to assure the win. The Celtics shot 44% while holding the Pacers to just 36%. The Pacers shot 31 free throws to only 21 for the Celtics but they made just 19 of 31. The Celtics had 18 turnovers and that is still too many. They are going to have to cut down on those in the playoffs. The Celtics out rebounded the Pacers 51-41.
I really hate it when ESPN cuts away from the Celtics game to show bonus coverage of another game. Tonight, they cut away to the Hawks/Raptors game right after the Pacers had cut the lead to 13 and Doc had brought the starters back in. I know it was an important game and a close game, but if I wanted to watch that game, I would have tuned into it. I wanted to watch the Celtics game and was pretty upset when they left the game I was watching to show another game.
The Celtics had 4 players in double figures with KG leading the way with 20 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 1 block. Leon Powe once again had a big game with 14 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block. Leon is just a very special player. He once again got the tough play of the game as he does every game. Ray Allen was also in double figures with 15 pints, 1 rebound, 3 assists and 2 steals. Pierce finished with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
The magic number for the Celtics to clinch home court advantage throughout the playoffs is 1. They have a couple of days off and face a Bobcats team on Saturday that has given them problems all season and are one of the few teams to beat the Celtics on their home court and one of only 2 teams to beat the Celtics by double figures so that should be motivation enough for the Celtics to come out strong against them. In the meantime, Celtics fans can enjoy 60 wins for the first time since their last championship team.
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