Two nights after blowing Gilbert Arenas and his overactive mouth out of the Fleet Center, the Celtics showed they could get it done in close games as well. After 48 minutes of slow, grinding basketball that left the C's tied with the Raps at 78, both teams rained buckets in OT, with Boston outscoring Toronto 20-17 in five minutes to improve to 2-0.
Ray Allen was the Big One of the Big Three, scoring 33 in the game, including the game-winning three-pointer from the corner with 3 seconds left. Kevin Garnett scored 23 (10 in OT), while T.J. Ford led the Raps with 32 and my God basketball recaps are boring to write. Seriously. There's no chance in hell I'm doing this every day until June. I'm thinking two a week, maybe three if it's slow. Really slow. Like Shaq returning from injury slow.
Elsewhere in the Association: Heat fall to 0-3 against Bobcats, who are two games above .500 for the first time ever. Michael Jordan celebrates with cigar, golf, meaningless wager… Sonics fall to 0-3, Clay Bennett still a useless piece of shit… LeBron (27 points, 5 rebs, 8 assts, 4 blocks) was back to bring LeBron, but the Suns were back to being the Suns, as Steve Nash led Phoenix to a win with 30 points and ten dimes… Something has possessed Kobe: for the second straight game, the Lakers deal one of the West's best teams a loss, this time beating the Jazz 119-109. As always, I'm pretty broken up by a Utah loss.