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Celtics: Shooting The Lights Out

By: josh q. public on: Wednesday, December 2, 2009 @10:07 am

Celtics: Shooting The Lights Out

No kiddin’, I’m ready to fight.  I’ve been lookin’ for my baby all night.  If I get her in my sights, Boom boom! out go the lights.  -Little Walter

Public Service Announcement:  Ok, here we go!  What’s going on here?  Everybody knows the Celtics play tough defense.  Everybody knows the Celtics play rough defense.  The right suff defense.  No Marshmallow Fluff defense.  Second in the league in opponents points per game.  First in point differential.  That’s a given.  With a defensive guru, a defensive maharishi, a defensive swami like Tom Thibodeau hanging around, that stuff’s gonna happen.  With a defensive stalwart, a defensive wrecking ballwart, a defensive brick wallwart like Kevin Garnett hanging around, that stuff’s gonna happen.  But all of a sudden, these Boston Celtics are playing offense.  All of a sudden, these Boston Celtics are shooting the lights out.            

Hi there once again, this is Josh Q. Public high above courtside where the Boston Celtics and Charlotte Bobcats get set to do basketball battle.  Wasn’t realy much of a battle.  Last night, the Boston Celtics made 36 of 66 field-goal attempts in an easy 108-90 victory in Charlotte.  The shot off the glass is good!  Hooray Boston Celtics!  In case you’re not paying attention to such things, that’s the third straight game in which Boston has made at least half of its shots.  In case you’re not paying attention to such things, that’s the ninth time it has happened in 18 games this season.  Yowza! Just to give you an idea how yowza it is, the last season in which the Celtics shot at least 50 percent from the floor in at least 50 percent of their games was back in 1990-91.  Sharpshooter Larry Joe Bird’s last full season.

You know Ray Allen can shoot.  You know Paul Pierce can shoot.  Heck, you even know Kevin Garnett can shoot.  But Kendrick Perkins?  The Beast connected on nine of 10 field-goal attempts against the Bobcats.  The Beast lifted his season shooting percentage to .643.  The Beast just took the league lead in that category over Dwight Howard.  You pass Superman in something, you’re doing stuff.  Special stuff.  World Championship stuff.  Havlicek stole the ball!  It’s all over… It’s all over!!

Public Spectacle:

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Peace out homies.  Six two and Even!

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