Friday, January 11, 2008
And Quietly Into The Night...
Last year at this time San Antonio had their longest losing streak of the season - three games. And it looked like the C's were in danger of dropping back to back contests for the first time this year tonight. This is often the period of the season where even the best inevitably draggg. Offensively the Celtics lagged through much of the game, similar to the other night, and there seemed every reason to think that we might finally witness a losing streak. But maybe I should have known better. The C's smothered the Nets in the fourth, outscoring them 23-9, and that was that. It was a scene we are used to - and a sure sign of a dominate team. Just your regular 86-77 win. Stifling defense when it matters most. The best teams don't usually have many losing streaks, and almost never long ones. Eventually the Celtics will probably lose two in a row. But tonight wasn't the night. The dreams of seventy live for another day.
Posted by Tim Grimes at 10:22 PM