Celtics have heart
Yesterday was just one of those games during an NBA season. The Celtics won on the road, although they had no right to win the game vs. the Miami Heat. Check out the stats:
The Heat took 31 more shots than the Celtics because they Celtics had 24 turnovers (vs. only 11 for the Heat) and gave up a whopping 17 offensive rebounds (vs. only 5 for themselves). The Celtics did shoot better, and got to the free throw line more often.
Nevertheless, the Cetics were not playing well and were down by 11 with about 7 1/2 minutes to play when they turned around their offensive and defensive execution. It was capped off by an amazing out of bounds play (below) with 0.6 seconds left that tied the score and forced overtime.
After watching games like this, you have to think that Rajon Rondo deserves to be an All-Star. He played 50 minutes in that game, coming back from a thigh injury. He led the C's balanced attack with 25 points, barely missing any shots.
Credit the whole team, including coach Doc Rivers, for this play that tied the score at the end of regulation. Perfect execution, particularly the pass from Pierce, the pick by Glen Davis to free Rondo a bit, and, of course, the layup to actually put it in by Rondo.
The Celtics have tons of talent when they are all healthy. But, even more, they have heart, unselfishness, and determination. Looks like another championship run!