My predictions have been kind of close lately. I need to start betting on these games! Last night the Dallas Mavericks came away with the victory over the Boston Celtics, winning 94-89 at home in a tight game from wire-to-wire. Monta Ellis and Devin Harris gave the Celt’s some trouble on a night where neither team was explosive offensively. Now here are some more thoughts about the game last night:
- The Celtics brought their A game on the boards last night. 21 offensive rebounds was a season high, and Kris Humphries grabbed seven on his own. Unfortunately (or fortunately), even though the team took 15 more shots than the Mavs, they still couldn’t come away with the victory.
- Kelly Olynyk was the brightest start for the boys in green last night. Not that I called it or anything… Olynyk had 16 points and nine rebounds in under 30 minutes on the court. He seems to understand the offense more as the season goes on, and can be a key fixture on this team’s bench for quite some time.
- 2-12 for Jeff Green. He is an enigma. I can’t remember the last time where you just didn’t know what you were going to get from them from one night to the next. Even the “great” Antoine Walker was more dependable than Green. He is certainly much more comfortable on the court when Rajon Rondo plays, so hopefully next season, we get a consistent Green.
- 4-26 against the Western Conference for the Celtics. They are done with the stronger conference this year, which means there may be still be some winnable games this season. But in a season where losing isn’t the worst thing in the world, 4-26 looks pretty impressive to me.