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Sounds of the game… Celtics 94, Raptors 87
Posted By Mike Petraglia On November 10, 2008 @ 9:34 pm In General | 1 Comment
Monday night had all the makings of a back-to-back letdown. And for all the world in the first half, it looked like an emotional and dominant win in Detroit 24 hours earlier had taken its toll, as the C’s trailed by as many as 16 in the second quarter and 48-36 at halftime. Then the Celtics woke up in the third before Paul Pierce took over in the final 15 minutes, scoring 25 of his game-high 36, including 22 in the final quarter to match the ENTIRE Raptors team.
The end result was a stunning win for the Green and a demoralizing, head-scratcher for Toronto.
What they said about it…
Jason Kapono: “We felt we could have had them down a tad bit further, especially at the end of the second quarter. They made a couple of shots there and they got to the free throw line. It’s our job to keep it going and build a lead, but obviously they are a quality team, a world championship team, and you know that their best run (of the game) is still coming.”
Jermaine O’Neal: “Those guys in the third quarter shot a lot of free throws. In the fourth quarter, they did a good job of making shots. Ray (Allen), Paul and the others have an incredible comfort level with each other. We’ve got to figure a way to keep those guys down, especially when we’re up 15 or 16 points in a game, especially in the second half.”
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URLs in this post:
 Paul Pierce said he was feeling it in the fourth: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=7053
 Pierce had an ice pack on his sore right hand in the postgame presser: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=7054
 Kevin Garnett said Pierce was Superman: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=7055
 Doc Rivers realizes what kind of player Pierce is: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=7056
 Leon Powe could see a special look in Pierce’s eyes: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=7057
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