The Celtics will waive four players to cut the roster all the way down to...16. (NESN.com) And Then There Were 16: Celtics to Waive Four Players, Bynum Next? 380-chandler-jones-football-memories Chandler Jones Out 1 Month With Hip Injury; Patriots Sign Alan Branch San Francisco and Kansas City will square off in the Fall Classic. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images) 2014 MLB Playoffs Expert Picks: World Series The Patriots bolstered their thin linebacking corps by trading for the Titans' Akeem Ayers. (NFL.com) Patriots Trade for Titans LB Akeem Ayers

Lofton, Celtics Can’t Outshoot Pacers

Chris Lofton makes his presence felt

Celtics management, meet Chris Lofton. The Tennessee native shot 6 of 8 from outside on his way to 21 points, in the Celtics’ 91-88 loss to the Indiana Pacers. With seven seconds to go in the contest, forward Nick Fazekas stepped to the line to attempt what would’ve been the game-tying, and potential game-winning free throws, but he missed both. Fazekas then clanked a game-tying three as time expired.

If Fazekas’s clutch performance doesn’t hurt him, his defensive effort will. Fazekas, Kevin Rogers, and Robert Swift allowed Pacers’ big men, Roy Hibbert and Tyler Hansborough, to combine for 50 points.

Lofton’s impressive performance was made possible by rookie Lester Hudson. Wednesday evening’s x-ray revealed that the injury Hudson sustained during the Celtics’ loss against the Thunder was a broken finger. Thursday morning, Hudson returned to Boston to receive treatment for injury. Lofton undoubtedly played the majority of Hudson’s minutes on his way to a memorable shooting performance.

Bill Walker was once again impressive, throwing down five dunks and snatching up five rebounds and three steals. In all, Walker finished with 12 points. While getting posterized, Fazekas was able to contribute 14 points and nine rebounds. Coby Karl and Robert Swift each added 10 points.

Tags: , , , , ,

Discussion

One comment for “Lofton, Celtics Can’t Outshoot Pacers”

  1. Lofton, Celtics Can’t Outshoot Pacers: Celtics management, meet Chris Lofton. The Tennessee native shot 6 of 8 f.. http://tinyurl.com/nk46sx

    Posted by Sports of Boston | July 12, 2009, 5:03 pm

Post a comment