Saturday, September 15, 2012

EQF: Pacers @ Celtics - Game 1

The Celtics shot 68% in the 2nd quarter, leaving Indiana in the dust for the rest of Game 1 of the Eastern Quarter Finals, winning 94-121 at home as all 12 Celtics scored.

There was reason to celebrate after a rocky genesis to this series in the 1st quarter, a quarter that saw Indiana play gutsy ball, only for Boston to storm back.

However, Josh Howard continued his hot streak (18 points), including a steal off an inbound play followed by an immediate three-pointer from the corner. When Boston is leading by 20+, the play made a mockery of Indiana's focus that clearly faltered after the 1st quarter, along with their shooting efficiency and inconsistent defense.

Clearly, Indiana must play harder to even stand a chance.

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