Coming off a loss in Chicago, the C’s had to wait until Friday morning to touchdown in Boston due to the severe weather. The storm was just the beginning of the challenge for the Celtics because the Pelicans were perched and ready to deal them another blow to their recent losing skid.
The C’s were not going to allow this game to be like the last one. They came to play and needed to get a win. Well, at least they played.
Boston seems to be going through that awkward stage in every young person’s life when they feel that they know the answer but after a few conversations they realize that they haven’t quite figured things out. Boston was on top of the feeble Atlantic Division but now they are 1-5 in their last six games. And the Pelicans, with 6′ 10′ Anthony Davis, were a tall order to fill.
A.D. gave Bostonians a glimpse into the bag of gifts this young star has at his disposal. Even with his acrobatic assault, the C’s stayed right with the visitors in a see-saw affair that would endure a scary moment for one of the Pelicans – Ryan Anderson.
The former Cal Golden Bear, a reserve forward for N.O., had a collision with Boston’s Gerald Wallace while the both were attempting to gain possession of a inbound pass. Wallace came up from the rear of Anderson and they met practically shoulder to shoulder with Anderson’s head appearing to snap backwards. The exploratory indications were that he suffered from a ‘cervical stinger’.
Despite the injury, the Pelicans were not about to let the C’s feel there was a letdown. On the other hand, Boston wasn’t ready to concede defeat either. Avery Bradley, along with Brandon Bass, gladly conveyed that message with their efforts and contributions as they kept the C’s in it to win it.
But in the end, Boston didn’t win it. N.O. 95, C’s 92.
Close – but no Auerbach (cigar).