Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  42 responses

Video: Jesus (Shuttlesworth) Walks

by Marcel Mutoni

Ray Allen was awful in the series opener against the Bulls, shooting a ghastly 8.3 percent from the field. For the Celtics to even up the series, Ray-Ray had to play a hell of a lot better last night. And boy, did he ever.

Overcoming Ben Gordon’s heroic 42 points in Game 2, Allen put the C’s on his back (30 points, 9/18 shooting), and sent everyone to Chicago all tied up — and he did it with his trademark quick-release three:

Game 3, live from Chi-town, tips off tomorrow night.

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  • thesubwayconnection

    If you were watching this game, you had to know he wasn’t missing when he got that good of a look. I cussed.

  • thesubwayconnection

    That was a beautifully drawn up double down screen, though. >:/

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    Fun game last night. I wonder if Gordon will get the $$ he’s asking for. Lost in the Allen GWS, was Gordon’s performance at the end. If it weren’t for his daggers, Jesus wouldn’t have needed amazing.

  • German Reignman

    perfectly executed … and i am glad yannick did not get a finger on the block … his head might have exploded

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Uhm……lost in all of the Ray hub bub was another GREAT performance by Rondo and a really solid night from Big Baby Blubberball. And is there any way the Bulls NOT resign Ben….damn kid….let ‘em fly.

  • Tuomas

    Even with his injury, Rondo had a triple double in the THIRD quarter. He’s good. The fun thing was how Ray Ray was still cooler than cool in the first half. In the second, not so much.

  • Richie

    I think Game 3 is Thursday

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I think that was a big “F U!!” from Gordon to Paxson last night.

  • DJR

    Enough with the Jesus love. Rondo was the only reason the Ceatles were even close at that time. 19pts, 12reb, 16ast and 5 steals – all with only two turnovers. This guy is carrying this team while P-Squared waits for an opportunity to fake another injury; KG sits in his suit swearing at everyone and Ray Ray jacks 3′s.

  • Tuomas

    DJR, at no point was Rondo’s importance more evident than when he went down and Steph was supposed to fill in. Seeing him that lost out there was surprisingly painful, and I’ve never even been a fan.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    man man man…. I watched that game last night and it’s like Lang said: every night I have a different favorite team. What a game! I like it that it got a bit rough in the third, and the refs finally didn’t blow their whistles every damn time. Great, great game.

  • http://www.broy7.com/roy/index nate the great

    ray ray is my boi! fuego!!

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Never been a Ray fan, but when he got it going late he was so pure with those catch and release bombs. He wasn’t even setting his feet. And Rondo might actually be the Celtics best player when KG is out. Paul Pierce looks old.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    That wasn’t a travel.

  • Plasticman

    Whats with KG mean muggin’ on the sidelines. God he’s annoying.

  • vtrobot

    Mean muggin’ and grabbing his junk too. I don’t know if they showed that on TNT, but they definitely did on the local Boston channel. KG is not at all annoying if he plays for the team you want to win. Prolly a lot like Kobe in that regard. I heart Ray. Dang that was some amazing shooting from both players last night.

  • Zoran

    My favorite was KG’s reaction post-shot.

  • niQ

    1) that play was perfectly executed. 2) wow noah was so closed to blocking it. 3) ray allen is too clutch.

  • http://nicekicks.com MeloMan13

    Kg kept yelling “motherf*cker” on the bench.
    and i think everyone knew Ray was going to take, and make that shot

  • Diesel

    As a Bulls fan, the celtics as a whole mean mugging, perkins flexing, slapping each other for finally winning a game…it all disguts me. This team is way to full of themselves. Everything taken into consideration, they had to have a fading 3 pointer over a 7 footer just to stay in this series. I don’t think these next 2 games in Chicago will even be close. Keep in mind Chicago only lost 2 games at some after the all star break. Nice shot Allen. Have your day Boston. Chicago isn’t scared and they’re going to run boston off the court the next 3 games.

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton
  • Sdfigits

    hey Diesel, even bulls fans don’t like you: discuss

  • Diesel

    Sdfights – that’s exactly the response I would expect from any douche from Boston that likes the celtics.

  • Diesel

    Your team is ‘wicked old’ and they’re losing this series.

  • http://www.slamonline.com John D

    Wahhhhhhh, mean mugging and flexing. You sound like a girl, Diesel.

  • Kadavour

    what walk?

  • Diesel

    I just think it looks really stupid when you’re screaming “WAR SON!” and swearing up a storm because your team just made a free throw. They barely won a must win game to stay in the playoffs. I don’t know if they think they accomplished somehting big. Again, I’m not expecting a celtics fan to understand because they don’t know that they’re douches either.

  • Sparker

    diesel, you called the bulls to win last night. one would expect you to be slightly more humble this afternoon

  • Diesel

    Sparker if they lost a blow out I’d be more humble. They lost the game on a last second shot on the Celtics home court. If anything I’m feeling more confident that game 1 wasn’t a fluke. If I’m a celtic fan I’d worry more about losing home court than anything else.

  • http://www.slamonline.com John D

    It’s the playoffs. If you’re expecting to see a bunch of choirboys, I don’t know what to tell you. It’s an emotional time. If you want, you can put in a call to David Stern. He’s been working on a plan to turn all NBA players into robots for years now.

  • Diesel

    John D – I’m not expecting choirboys. I just know last week when Ray Allen gave Varejo a shot to the nuts, the entire Celtics team was complaining about the Cavs not showing respect and celebrating on the side lines…well you can’t cry about it if you’re going to do the same thing. The Celtics do it more than anyone. That’s all I’m trying to point out.

  • tealish

    The commentators mentioned this and I thought it was interesting to note (if someone hasn’t yet already)… but that’s now 2 out of 2 playoff games where CHI has ran out of timeouts. Just makes me wonder if the Bulls couldn’t have gotten Ben Gordon an opportunity to tie if they had a better coach who, well, knows what he’s doing.

  • tealish

    Diesel: I can appreciate your optimism for the Bulls. But you might be getting ahead of yourself by penning them for 3 straight W’s. Just a tad.

  • Diesel

    tealish – Anything is Posibllllllllle

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    That game was sick. And Eboy, I second that. A TRIPLE DOUBLE IN THE 3RD? Guys, y’all know Rondo’s my main man.

  • http://jameyburke.blogspot.com KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    Thx Eboy..Rajon 16 dimes and a trip/dub by the 3rd quarter. WHAAAAT!!?!

  • Quail

    I’m glad to say Rondo is outta my home state. :D and it is rly rly rly annoying when KG does the mean mug after every made shot. i can understand he has passion for the game, but thats just annoying…. real annoying. just jump up and down and celebrate like every other team. damn

  • http://jakeandamir.com tealish

    @diesel: It’s possible for Chicago to win this series. Not what I’d put my money on, but there’s a possibility. But you really think they’re going to drop 3 straight? Give Ray, P-double, and Rondo SOME credit.

  • http://myspace.com/2grownup2beshownup Jack

    KG immediately talking trash to the Bulls guys, what a wanker, being that he’s bigger than every one of them. God he’s a toss.

  • FlightClub

    i understand exactly what diesel is saying, the celtics are full of themselves….i see eddie house hitting a 3 and running down the court yellin motherf*** ….r u kidding me??. he can’t do a damn thing but shoot a 3 and yet he can barly do that, that dude is not good enough to be runnin his mouth…and KG,i don’t think he has passion…i think he needs like angermanagement or something, that dude has a mental problem….remember him crawling on the floor, and they all feed off of each other, if one dude is swearing mother this mother that, all of a sudden the other guys do it too,..tryin to make themselves feel tough,..the celtics got lucky to win that game…if the damn coach made better use of the timeouts, the bulls could be 2-0 right now and i get to see all celtic fans and the bandwagons cry..the bulls could win the next 3….all i know is ray allen isn’t gona be gettin away with a travel in chicago…

  • http://www.droseroy.com/ airs

    well said diesel.
    celts are such hypocrites.

  • Randy Brown

    Yeah this isn’t the best title, I expected it to show a travel. This game was amazing though. KG’s best bit was when House was talking to him on the bench as you could see he was close to snapping and killing him. The Bulls got royally jobbed by the refs in the first quarter and still nearly won. Can’t wait for Chicago