RESPECT, BABY!!!!!!!! What a heart-stopper...a flurry of clutch plays to go up 6 late, a string of godawful chokes to let Boston have a chance to win in regulation, but then CB wins it with the veteran craftiness. Props to CB for a MONSTER 4th quarter, and to Lindsey for sparking a huge run to start the quarter with by far his best stretch of the season. Dice and Sheed were big on the boards when we needed it, JMax and AA played well early in the 4th, and even Tay made up for a horriffic game on offense (1-10 from the floor) with some great D on Pierce (5-16 from the floor). Pistons D was IMMENSE in the second half...Celtics scored 52 in the first half but only 33 in the second. Part of it was terrible execution on their part, but there was a lot of great D being played. And some of the Celtics' big buckets late were only the result of incredible superstar shots by Ray Allen; plus two of Pierce's five buckets (I think his only two in the second half?) were insanely difficult shots that no one could have stopped. Aside from the terrifying near-collapse in the last two minutes, this game was won in the 4th quarter with vintage Deeeeee-troit bas-ket-baaaaal...lockdown D, CB getting into the lane and going to the line, plus plenty of hustle and rebounding. The biggest game of the season to this point, BY FAR, and they won it by playing OLD SKOOL! YEAH BABY!