This was a very physical game with bodies flying everywhere. There were also tempers flying everywhere with 6 technicals called in the game. Scal played his first meaningful minutes in a long time. Doc praised his energy, but he played over 13 minutes and finished with 5 points and no rebounds. He did play good defense, though.
Leon Powe gave the bench a lift as he finished with 6 points and 5 rebounds in 18 minutes. He was the only one of the Celtics bigs that didn't foul out. He finished with 5 fouls while Perk, KG, and Big Baby all fouled out. Eddie House hit some big shots and also did a decent job as the back up pg finishing with 10 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist. Tony Allen continues to be inconsistent and finished with just 2 points in 10 minutes.
Perk fouled out with 2 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 blocked shots. He was great on defense as always. He did pick up another technical which isn't a good thing. Poor Perk, the refs just see the look on his face and call him for technicals.
Big Baby fouled out with 5 points and 3 rebounds. I was stuck with the Bucks announcers who are almost as big Bucks homers as Tommy is a Celtics homer. They did have the quote of the game though when they said that spinning around Big Baby was like trying to spin around the Bradley Center.
Ray Allen seems to be getting his stroke back. Even with the fatigue of back to back games, he shot 8-16 from the field for 27 points to go with 4 rebounds and 1 assist. He also was 9-9 from the line.
KG had a solid game before fouling out with 15 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 4 blocks. KG and Bogut were called for double technicals after Bogut hit KG and KG retaliated with a smack to Bogut. Bogut was ejected since it was his second technical. The Bucks announcers were saying that Bogut had no intention and was just following through and KG threw a punch and should be kicked out and Bogut didn't deserve the technical. When I turned to the Celtics post game, I had to laugh as Tommy was talking about how Bogut hit KG first and KG was just reacting to the hit.
The Bucks played hard and there was a lot of bumping and grinding going on in this game. The Bucks were without Redd and Villanueva and will be very tough when they get both of those guys back if they play the way they did in this game. They played with heart and never let up, pushing the Celtics to overtime. Good thing the Celtics have off tomorrow. The need it after playing 8 games over the last 12 days and taking every team's best shot.