“Well, I’ll allow you guys to enjoy that,” the Celtics coach deadpanned. “But it is here.”
Last night, the Game 4 heroes, the bench, didn’t score a point over the first three quarters despite the increased demand put on Glen Davis, the foul-ravaged Rasheed Wallace and Shelden Williams in Perkins’ absence.
The Celtics’ 67-point game was the lowest in team Finals history, and tied the 1999 Knicks for the second lowest in league Finals history. Their 31-point first half - also a team Finals record - fell one point shy of the league Finals low, held by three teams, including Houston from the Rockets’ 1981 elimination by the Celtics.
They also loss their starting center Kendrick Perkins after hurting his right knee.
With 5:30 remaining in the first quarter of Game 6 of the 2010 NBA Finals, Celtics center Kendrick Perkins landed awkwardly and appeared to injure his right knee while battling for a rebound with Lakers center Andrew Bynum. He was examined by head trainer Eddie Lacerte, along with team physician Brian McKeon, before he was helped off the floor to the locker room by Shelden Williams and Brian Scalabrine. The injury itself, along with the severity of it, is still unknown.
Can Boston still closed it? Celtics fans let's hope that nba finals history
was not against us, as long as the Big Three play well.