The first thing I did after the final buzzer sounded on the Boston Celtics’ 114-100 loss to the Charlotte Hornets was Google “largest egg.”
You see, the Celtics played so poorly that I couldn’t just settle for saying they “laid an egg,” but needed scientific confirmation of the largest egg in existence in order to aptly describe just how bad a loss the Celtics suffered.
And that was before I saw Celtics coach Brad Stevens’s quote saying his team “laid an eight-minute egg.”
Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder played just 21 minutes and didn’t see the court in the fourth quarter. RJ Hunter got extended minutes, and the Hornets were so far ahead after a 31-3 run to close out the second quarter that they felt comfortable playing Tyler Hansbrough. Tyler Hansbrough!
In other words, I don’t think even an ostrich egg suffices. The Celtics laid an elephant bird egg, 120 times the size of a chicken egg and larger than a dinosaur egg. Continue reading With Playoffs in Sight, Celtics Lay “Eight-Minute Egg” in Blowout Loss to Hornets »