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While I wait for Julia to show up in knee-highs at the Reg Bev Wil, some amazing C’s/Kobe numbers from today


Entering January, the Celtics had shot 60% from the floor nine times in the last nine years (687 games)…they did it three times in January’s 16 games alone.

TOP CELTIC SHOOTING GAMES – LAST 9 YEARS

.658 - VS. NEW YORK – DECEMBER 21, 2008
.658 - VS. WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 17, 2010
.645 - VS. DENVER – NOVEMBER 7, 2007
.630 - @ PHOENIX – FEBRUARY 22, 2009
.623 - VS. TORONTO – NOVEMBER 27, 2009
.622 - VS. DETROIT – MARCH 15, 2010
.616 - @ TORONTO – NOVEMBER 23, 2008
.613 - VS. SAN ANTONIO – JANUARY 5, 2011
.612 - VS. ATLANTA – NOVEMBER 9, 2007
.603 - @ L.A. LAKERS – JANUARY 30, 2011
.600 - @ ATLANTA – APRIL 1, 2005
.600 – VS. ORLANDO – JANUARY 17, 2011

The Celtics are now 26-2 when shooting 50%, 31-2 when staying within 10 points.

Kobe's 41 was just the second 40+ game against the Celtics in regulation since he did it in Boston nearly four years to the day, Jan. 31, 2007. His 16 made shots were the most against the Celtics since Kobe made 18 at the Garden March 20, 2006.

OPPONENT POINTS VS. CELTICS – NEW BIG THREE ERA

44 – WADE @ MIAMI – JANUARY 6, 2010*
42 – JAMES VS. CLEVELAND – APRIL 4, 2010
41 – BRYANT @ L.A. LAKERS – JANUARY 30, 2011
39 – BUTLER VS. WASHINGTON – APRIL 15, 2009
39 – ROSE @ CHICAGO – APRIL 13, 2010
39 – STOUDEMIRE @ NEW YORK – DECEMBER 15, 2010
38 – JAMES @ CLEVELAND – NOVEMBER 27, 2007*
38 – JAMES @ CLEVELAND – JANUARY 9, 2009
38 – SALMONS @ CHICAGO – MARCH 17, 2009
38 – JAMES @ CLEVELAND – OCTOBER 27, 2009
37 – WEST @ NEW ORLEANS – MARCH 22, 2008
37 – NOWITZKI @ DALLAS – FEBRUARY 12, 2009
37 – ELLIS @ GOLDEN STATE – DECEMBER 28, 2009
37 – DURANT VS. OKLAHOMA – MARCH 31, 2010
36 – DURANT @ OKLAHOMA CITY – DECEMBER 4, 2009
36 – JAMES VS. CLEVELAND – FEBRUARY 25, 2010
36 – ROSE @ CHICAGO – JANUARY 8, 2011
35 – JAMES @ MIAMI – NOVEMBER 11, 2010
34 – J. RICHARDSON VS. CHARLOTTE – JANUARY 9, 2008
34 – JEFFERSON VS. MINNESOTA – FEBRUARY 1, 2009
34 – CARTER @ NEW JERSEY – MARCH 4, 2009
34 – J. RICHARDSON VS. PHOENIX – NOVEMBER 6, 2009
34 – DURANT @ OKLAHOMA – NOVEMBER 7, 2010

* OVERTIME


OPPONENT FIELD GOALS VS. CELTICS – NEW BIG THREE ERA

16 – BRYANT @ L.A. LAKERS – JANUARY 30, 2011
15 – WEST @ NEW ORLEANS – MARCH 22, 2008
15 – JEFFERSON VS. MINNESOTA – FEBRUARY 1, 2009
15 – ELLIS @ GOLDEN STATE – DECEMBER 28, 2009
15 – WADE @ MIAMI – JANUARY 6, 2010
15 – ROSE @ CHICAGO – APRIL 13, 2010
15 – STOUDEMIRE @ NEW YORK – DECEMBER 15. 2010

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