The Celtics defense against LeBron James is downright Belichick-ian. Simply put: They are in this guy's head. The King followed up his 2-18 FG, 10 TO masterpiece in Game 1 with a 6-24 FG, 7 TO beauty in Game 2. I doubt he's ever had a worse two game stretch in his life. Ray Allen came back to life with a stellar 3rd quarter. And the bench, mainly Powe, Posey and Cassell were awesome. Let's get to my astute observations:
-It's troubling to watch Big Z get just about anything he wants. He (19 pts) was a pain in the ass in the first quarter and helped propel the Cavs to an early 12 point lead.
-This game turned around when Doc made the move to his bench. Powe (11 pts, 7 reb), Posey (7 pts, 6 reb, 3 stls) and Cassell (9 pts) provided a huge spark on both ends of the floor in the 2nd quarter. Hell, even PJ Brown made some plays.
-The Celtics do a great job of defending the perimeter passing lane. It appeard they baited Cleveland into making passes before jumping in for the steal.
-Paul Pierce (19 pts, 6 reb) nearly had his arm removed in what was the worst non-call in the history of basketball. This injustice practically killed Tommy Heinsohn. Everytime LeBron got a phantom foul call, Tommy whined the refs were taking care of "His Majesty." It was classic.
-Another priceless Heinsohn quote came when Joe Smith took a shot in the thigh: "The doctor almost made him cough on that one."
-The Garden crowd actually had the balls to chant "Over-rated" to LeBron.