Boston Celtics Set Tone for the Rest of the Season with Beat Down Against Bucks

March 13th, 2011 by Dan Hartel Leave a reply »
The Boston Celtics defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 87-56 on Sunday evening. The 56 points allowed was the lowest total in the long history of the Boston Celtics franchise.

The game was over from the get-go. The Celtics dominated the pace of the game early, allowing the Bucks only nine points in the first quarter and 22 in the first half, the lowest of any NBA team this season. 

The win marked the end of a two game losing skid, which has brought the second place Chicago Bulls just half a game away from Boston and the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

This performance by the Celtics set the benchmark for the remaining 18 games of the season. Battling injuries and a lack of cohesion with the second unit, the remaining portion of the season will be a grind for the C's.  

They don't need 31 point beatdowns. They don't need record setting defensive performances. They don't even need nightly Gino sightings.

But the Celtics do need the starting unit to come out early and establish the pace of games on both ends of the floor, which is exactly what they got tonight. If the C's want to hold onto the top spot in the ...

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