I don't know what more I can say about the Celtics. Ray Allen played another 40 minutes last night. But I've already talked about how he's the oldest guy on the team. I don't know why Doc Rivers is so cautious with Kevin Garnett (29 minutes) but ok with barely resting Ray Allen. And I know Gabe Pruitt made a couple of mistakes in his 11 minutes last night, but he can score. Why not play him 5 more minutes? I don't get it.
I've already talked about Rajon Rondo's recent struggles. It seems like we've got a choice: tentative Rajon who stays upright but passes the ball to the wing when he's a foot from the rim… or the aggressive Rajon who dives into the lane, draws fouls and wreaks havoc, but gets flattened every time.
What more can you say? We're a ship in a storm… and all we can do is hang on. This thing is either going to capsize or this storm will pass. I think this team is too good to capsize. It's frustrating as all hell… but this crap will pass.
It has to.
Ok… we need this. After the jump, cheerleader pics and today's links.
Herald: King & Co. hold court against champs | LeBron, Cleveland savor matchup | Globe: Air of superiority | Time is now to turn it around | Pierce not the big gun this time | WEEI: Cloud hangs in the East | SI: 5 things we learned from the Celtics/Cavs game (look closely at #5, and remember how long WE have been saying that. I even wrote about it in November on the Examiner) | Yahoo: C's running on empty (haven't we said that too?) | ESPN: Writer roundtable on Celts-Cavs showdown (done pre-game)