'I'm never great in math,'' Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. ''So I couldn't figure out if we were up by 30. I wasn't even paying a lot of attention to it. But I knew we were playing well and, obviously, I looked.''Bullshit. the Celtics were doing hamster dances on the sideline as though the men's room door were locked and they all had to go at once.
Robinson finished with 11 points - the only New York player in double figures.
Pierce and Allen scored 21 apiece and Garnett finished with 11 rebounds for the Celtics, who were coming off an overtime loss at Cleveland - just their second defeat of the season. Boston improved to 8-0 at home, and the Knicks remained winless on the road.
The Knicks were last within 10 points with 4:11 left in the first period. They didn't come within 20 after the Celtics took a 39-18 lead with 5:27 left in the second. Boston made it 30 points for good with 9:14 left in the third, and then extended it to 40 less than five minutes later.
Eddie House hit a 3-pointer to give Boston a 50-point lead, 93-43, with 8:53 to play in the game.
''It wasn't about the score, it was about us going out there and getting better,'' Pierce said. ''At one point, I didn't even know we were up 40 points.''
Hey, I don't mind playing hard and the score is the score but don't lie about this shit. The Celts not only ran up the score but got some cheap kicks out of doing it.
I'm okay with that. Really. But times do change and I can assure you we will be revisiting the theme.
At the end of the day, one point or fifty the Knicks lost. And at the end of the day Q's remarks remain spot on. The Celtics are little more than a team of long-time wannabe winners acquired through collusion of fellow ex-Celtics who have yet to win anything that matters.
Hamster dance to that tune.