One thing we know… basketball will be played in Boston on Sunday. The only thing we need to figure out is if we'll be playing Cleveland… or Detroit. The Celtics fans I've been talking to are feeling confident about tonight. Part of it is because we've seen Rondo step up… Paul Pierce go to the hole… KG get aggressive… and Boobie Gibson go down (which will immediately become an excuse for some of the Cavs fans that have been talking trash here).
I REALLY would like to see the real Celtics show up tonight. Let's cut this "can't win on the road" crap… let's not let Chauncey Billups fully heal… let's send a message to the people who thing the Celtics can't win it all now. Enough already.
I think the first order of business for the C's tonight should be running some sets for Ray Allen early. Let's see if we can get him hot. Run him off some picks… let him curl to the middle… and get him a few 15 footers. If Ray can come out and knock down some easy J's… then we can move him back out and force Cleveland to adjust. Then we can get it to KG… or let Pierce drive… or have Rondo do what he does. They've done all those things without Ray… but man… won't it be nice to see that offense humming along with Ray Allen splashing jumpers like he used to?
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