The Celtics close the game on a 12-4 run to capture the lead and the win. Melo busted his ass all game to put the Knicks in the driver’s seat, but while his teammates were shitting the game away, Kristaps Porzingis was rotting on the bench. The Knicks were cold, and the Celtics forced the ball out of Melo’s hands. No Porzingis. The Celtics drove straight to the hoop again, and again, and again. No Porzingis.
Until the last minute or two, when Kurt Rambis decided to play offense/defense with the 2nd best rookie in the league, Kristaps had played under 20 minutes.
I really don’t feel like writing much more than this. Isaiah Thomas predictably shredded our backcourt. His starting mate, Avery Bradley, didn’t seem to have it against the Knicks again, but Evan Turner went Super Saiyan, posting and toasting every inept Knicks guard and carrying the Boston offense for long stretches in the second half. Calderon and Afflalo actually held their own on offense tonight despite getting roasted on the other end. The two took turns during the 3rd quarter blundering the Celtics into a lead.
This is a tough one. Be kind to yourself and others.