I did hear that Paul Pierce had to be restrained after this little incident… which is probably a good thing. That means Paul can play on Monday and turn Al into a poster. Nuts on that Sundae Mr. Horford?
Congratulations Atlanta… you've managed to turn your one shining moment into fodder for an on-court dismemberment (there's also the matter of Perk's bloody nose to avenge). Hope the first 5,000 fans get barf bags. And if anyone doesn't expect a total blowout… I want to point to the postgame celebration by the Hawks. The way they were jumping around, I almost expected David Stern to come out with trophies.
As for last night's game: it was so bad that some people are wondering if the C's threw the game so the team could get another home game… and make Wyc some extra money. While I don't believe that for one second… I'm still a little pissed that we saw an effort (from everyone… coaches all the way on down to the players) that would make people think that. The team took their normal team approach and tossed it out the window… opting instead to try a more individual approach.
"Even in the end you saw Rajon [Rondo] try to back Mike Bibby down [and got a foul]. That's not what we do, but that's what they all did. Rajon tried to win the game for us. Ray wanted to win the game for us. Paul [Pierce] wanted to win the game for us. But we have to win it as a group and that's how it always has to be."
Come to think of it… I don't think I've ever seen Rajon trying to post up another PG. I hope those guys weren't reading all the great things we said about them on Red's Army… because we're friggin idiots. Our first 6 months on this site, I was calling all the baskets "touchdowns" and every one of Chuck's game recaps was of a game from his sophomore year in high school that he keeps watching on VHS tape over and over again.
Herald: Celtics game heads south | Time runs out on Celtics | KG will stay inside | Atlanta fans wear green for their Celtics | Hawks ready to rumble | Globe: Game is lost, control isn't | Doc doesn't like Charlotte's decision | T&G: C's down after 3 | ESPN Daily Dime: Hawks get insiration from 'The Greatest' | Orlando up 3-1 | Utah too | Lakers up 3-0
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