Kevin Garnett had a great game with 25 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks. He had a sweet alley oop dunk on an assist from Rondo that energized the team and the crowd.
Ray had another off shooting night hitting only 6-17 from the floor and only 1-9 from beyond the arc. But that isn't to say he didn't help the team as he also had 7 rebounds, 5 of which were on the offensive end to go with 2 assists and 1 steal.
The Hawks have learned from their play against the Celtics in the playoffs and have become a defense first team which is why they were undefeated up until last night. But the Celtics are still the masters.
This has to be a scary sight. If a player can manage to get past KG, then they have Perk right behind him to greet them. At one point, Tommy said that KG was like a pinball just guarding any player that was close enough to guard. Perk played some good defense and had a solid game with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists.
Tony continues his up and down play. He had 2 points and 1 rebound but he has been playing good defense. The one thing that Posey brought that was very important was consistency and Tony isn't there yet.
When your star is willing to take charges and hit the floor for a loose ball, it energizes the team.
No Rondo's Better chants that I could hear last night, but Bibby was booed every time he touched the ball at least for the first quarter. We all know that Rondo' better by now, so that's a given.
In spite of playing with a sprained hand, Paul Pierce came up big for the second game in a row. He finished with 34 points, 6 rebounds and 1 assist and hit the game winner with a defender in his face and .5 seconds left on the clock. To quote KG, "Superman's in the booth."