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The Game Winner That Almost Wasn’t

RedsArmyAdmin February 4, 2009 Uncategorized 8 Comments

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

Check out the looks on the faces of the guys in the front row? Absolutely priceless. I would have been angry that Thaddeous Young was dumb enough to leave Ray on that play. If Philly coach Tony DiLeo said one thing in the huddle it should have been "Thaddeus, do not leave Ray Allen, no matter what."

As for the play which lead to the game winning shot:

"Coaches think too much sometimes," Rivers said. "That was the play I drew up originally. When they called the 20-second, I changed the play. Then [Rajon] Rondo and Ray said they liked the first play and talked me into running the original play. Thank God they did."

As for KG, I cannot imagine he won't play against the Lakers:

"Kevin is feeling better," Rivers said. "I doubt we'll practice as a team, but we'll do something with him [today] just to get his wind back.

We'll need him. There's a good chance Big Baby will still be sore after playing 42 minutes last night.

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  • Doctor Hardwood

    Absolutely priceless expressions on the Sixers fans faces.
    As far as the Bynam stuff goes…I think anyone who wishes injury on a player is a despicable waste of DNA. RedsArmy has never wished injury on anyone, and the responsible people who submit comments here haven’t either.
    That being said, the Bynam injury, as unfortunate as it is, DOES help out every other team in the league, including the Celtics in pursuit of homecourt advantage. It can be argued that KG having the flu helped out the Wolves and Sixers (just not enough).
    I really don’t care what the Laker whiners will say, or how they will use the injury as an excuse, etc. I don’t care if we play them in the Finals, or we play the Spurs. I’d like to beat them Thurs. night, but ultimately I want to win Banner 18. That is really all that matters. The Bynam and Nelson injuries may help us with homecourt, but the Celtics really do control their own destiny.

  • Max Power

    Take a look at the guys reaction to the far right of the picture

  • I bleed green in L.A.

    Great win, I don’t know if there is another player in the league I would want to take the last shot over Ray-especially if it’s a 3 (maybe Paul). Lets not let the Fakers stop this streak this time.
    Speaking of the FLakers, I’m coming into town tomorrow to watch the game. Never been to Boston, and Ill only be there 2 days. Any pointers on what to see/do? And any good places to have a drink with some die-hard fans after the Celtics crush them?
    Don’t mean to hijack the post, but Expedia just can’t help when it comes to me bleeding green.

  • IanD

    Is any one else getting the feeling this year that Paul could be scoring 50 points every night but instead is just leading this team to win after win with what ever it takes?

  • Wiggs Dannyboy

    All you lucky-ducks who will be attending the Lakers game…don’t forget to bring an O’Henry bar to shake in Kobe’s dog turd hating face :)

  • Nora

    How about they are co-MVPs. Ray isn’t doing bad either. That is what is great about the team. It is actually a team not a one man show like certain other teams.

  • Chuck

    I bleed green – Boston Beer Works, the Fours, the Harp, DJ’s at the Garden, Johnnie’s on the Side and other bars around the Garden are all good bets.
    If you like Italian food (or Italian wimmen), get over to the North End and check it out.
    The Prudential Center skywalk observatory for views of the city.

  • I bleed green in L.A.

    Perfect! Thanks for the heads up. Im leaving tonight, and it was 85 degrees today-not looking forward to the 20′s.