He's the guy that bailed us out against Cleveland.
In the second half, Mr. D took the court. Suddenly, there were no easy baskets. Cleveland's shots were challenged. They weren't given second chances. The boys in white had their best buddy back, and they were all shutting LeBron and the Cavs down. Mr. Defense smacked the Celtics in the face, looked them in the eye, and said "you're better than these guys, but only with me around." A 13 point 3rd quarter later, we all remembered how much we need Mr. D around. 35 total Cavs points in the second half made us remember why we were even celebrating a championship Tuesday night. 38.8% shooting by the Cavs in the second half made us wonder why he wasn't there for a full game.
Here are some shots of the game from regular reader Jesse. He apologized for the quality… which is funny… because I wish my pictures came out that well.
Scott over at BostonSportz thinks Bob Ryan is a bitter old man… because of his take on Paul Pierce's speech.
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