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A Lull… Or A Symptom

RedsArmyAdmin December 31, 2008 Uncategorized 6 Comments on A Lull… Or A Symptom

Seems like a lot of people have a similar reaction to last night's game.  As Chuck was writing the previous post, I was making the point on the Examiner that the "power play dunk" itself didn't cost the Celtics, but the way they handled it did.

How many times in sports… all sports… have we heard "play until the whistle?" If Garnett had played until the whistle, he could have rotated over challenged, maybe even stopped the dunk. You can still yell that they've got six guys. Everyone else can yell that they have six guys. Somewhere in the next second of play, the refs would have seen it. The Celtics could have saved a second and a half on the clock. That could have gotten them something better than a half court heave at the buzzer. They could have prevented a moment that made the Blazers laugh and stay loose.

I've got the screen grabs on there to show how easy it would have been for KG to stop… or at least contest the dunk.

The question now is whether this is a symptom of a bigger problem, or if this is just a lull in the season.

Also out there:  I was on Celtics Stuff Live this past weekend. I keep forgetting to put that link, but you can listen to it to hear me make an ass out of myself.  I'm on about 15 minutes into it.

Bloggers have united once again for the MVP/Rookie of the Year rankings.  KG is on the MVP list… but LeBron is still easily #1

And Rajon Rondo is getting more love

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  • thetitleisours

    Doc needs to change the bench quicker when they are not playing well. Bring up Walker and play POB and Pruitt when that happens.
    Can they be any worse? At least while making mistakes they can bring energy

  • Jester00

    we need a spark off the bench bad!!!!!!! Maybe Sam i can’t believe I said that Maybe it’s the booze talking

  • Ben

    We have 0 playmakers coming off the pine right now. Might as well bring up Walker and Giddens. Even if they don’t make the bench any better, they can’t conceivably make it worse, and they’d get some NBA experience.

  • Nora
  • thetitleisours

    Makes you wonder if the league is orchestrating this. It could just be home field calls, but man this road trip makes you wonder if the ref’s are still just puppets of higher powers

  • zippittyay

    and Bill Walker.