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Monday, March 14th, 2011 at 8:50 am  |  21 responses

Post Up: Celts Smother Bucks

Milwaukee scores just 56; OKC and Orlando dominate.

by Adam Figman | @afigman

Charlotte 95, Toronto 90

The Raptors don’t have much to fight for these days, but the Bobcats should be are trying to sneak into the Playoffs, which means they need every attainable win. They hung on in Toronto, putting an end to a five-game road losing streak. Charlotte point man D.J. Augustin dropped a game-high 23.

Oklahoma City 95, Cleveland 75

The Thunder jumped out to a 29-14 lead after one, cruising from there to dominate the lowly Cavs. Russell Westbrook only played 24 minutes, but was still able to put in game-high 20 (and a crushing dunk) in the W. OKC is sitting at fourth in the West, and with Kendrick Perkins rumored to be just days away from returning, we might get to see what kind of cojones they’ve got in the coming pre-postseason (confusing, huh?) weeks.

Orlando 111, Phoenix 88

The Suns are a few levels below the cream of the crop when healthy, and without Steve Nash, they’re zero match for a contender like the Magic. Orlando won in Phoenix for the first time in 10 years, mostly behind Dwight Howard and his 26 points, 15 boards and 5 blocks. Aaron Brooks, who got the start with Nash sidelined (pelvis injury), led the Suns with 19 points and 10 dimes.

Boston 87, Milwaukee 56

The most important part of playing basketball is scoring points. The Bucks did practically none of that, and so, you know, they lost. By a lot. Putting in a franchise-low 56, Milwaukee scored the lowest number of points against the C’s since the arrival of the shot clock. No Celtic needed to play more than 30 minutes, and Ray Allen’s 17 points was somehow the game-high. Earl Barron led the Bucks with, um, 10. The Bucks know they’re in a race for a Playoff spot, right?

Indiana 106, New York 93

Meanwhile, capitalizing off the Bucks misfortune, the Pacers ran right through the Knicks, who brought absolutely no fire yesterday. Tyler Hansbrough (29 points, 8 boards) went to work, while Amar’e Stoudemire led NYK with 28. The Pacers win the tiebreaker with the Bobcats, meaning they’re the current eight seed in the East; the Knicks are only a half-game up on the Sixers for the sixth seed.

Golden State 100, Minnesota 77

Another runaway. The Warriors stuffed the TWolves, led by Stephen Curry (24 points) and Monta Ellis (16). Sadly, Kevin Love’s streak of 53 consecutive double-doubles has come to an end, as his 6 points and 12 boards ain’t gonna cut it. But come on: 53! That’s a lot of double-doubles. Props to Kevin for doing something no NBAer before him has accomplished.

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Royal

    Can’t believe I watched that entire Boston/Bucks game…

  • KB8toSG8

    You’re not the only one Royal….I was shocked at how the game progressed…….I was literally depressed for skipping an online game with my pals just for that pathetic showing ( or great D ) by the Bucks (Celts) lol…..

  • http://www.slamonline.com KulchaKris

    A very quiet TPU….did the Heat not play last night?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    @Royal, lol. Not really any interesting games for me last night, tonight will be alot better, LAL-ORl and SA-MIA and I must say, I look forward to that last game, you know, since miami got blown out in SA. Because outside of LAL, MIA has had trouble with every elite team.

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    What is the shot clock era record for lowest points in a game? I tried looking it up but failed.

  • hoodsnake

    Yeah KulcaK check back tomorrow. I hope they go in with the momentum and beat San Antonio by 6

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Dirty frank, way back when, the Lakers scored 18 points against the Pistons’ 19. The lowest shot clock era score is 49, by the 1999 Chicago Bulls vs the Heat.

  • Clydesays

    22 pts at the half for the Bucks. Unreal. Nice that Murphy got some run & chipped in some points. The bench is shaping up nicely for the C’s with Baby, Green, Arroyo, Murphy….

  • http://www.yahoo.com The Fury

    Did they raised the goal to 12 feet on this game??..(bucks v. celtics game)

  • http://www.yahoo.com The Fury

    TPU comments today will be so low that the Bucks will feel like they’re Golden State.

  • http://www.yahoo.com The Fury

    Spurs will beat Miami tomorrow, by at least 8!

  • http://slamonline.com The Fresh Prince of Nsam

    Go Celtics!
    Kevin Garnett 4 MVP!

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    Thanks ‘boose

  • el_larsen

    c’s steppin up!!
    where are melo and knicks fan?
    they got beat by tyler hansbrough!lol(nice dunk )

  • http://www.wfp.org/ Felix

    Clearly the Celtics can play some defense… Maybe they have a shot at it all even w/out Perkins?

  • http://www.wfp.org/ Felix

    Knick fans are busy working trying to come up with enough money to be let into the garden

  • http://www.wfp.org/ Felix

    I’m thinking about taking out a loan myself… want to see a live basketball game this year

  • http://www.walshsportsblog.com Darren

    I stayed awake until 1am to watch THAT?? Would have finished watching at end of 3rd quarter but we made a nice run to cut the lead, Pacers dominated from then on.

  • MUBWAR

    Knicks fan I’m sorry…losing to the pacers? yishh…The comment section is pretty boring today. See what Pat Riles has done to us. He should be ashamed.

  • Michael

    wow celtics D comin up big. Weres all those Knicks fans??

  • el_larsen

    @felix 3:18
    lol !!!good one

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