Those are Doc Rivers' words assessing his team's performance in last night's 95-90 loss to the Magic. Quite frankly, I think Doc was rather kind with his description. The Celtics brought pre-season intensity into Game 1 of a playoff series. Inexcusable.
What is wrong with Rondo? He looked severely disjointed in the first 3 quarters of the game. Nearly every shot hit the front of the rim and he even air-mailed a free throw. He also had this weird look on his face. It was as if he was involved in a bad Jean Claude Van Damme movie: his kid sister was being held hostage in a luxury box and she'd be killed if Rondo didn't throw the game.
J.J. Redick (12 pts, 2-4 3FG) outplayed Ray Allen (9 pts, 1-7 3FG). I was also impressed with Redick's work on the defensive end. He worked his ass off following Allen around screens. It's a good thing we didn't poke fun at JJ before the game, or we'd feel pretty stupid right now.
Ray is a combined 3-for-24 in Game 1s of this postseason.
Some insight by reader ThatGuyOverTheOcean:
THIRD game in a row we lose to them after falling behind by a mile and
a half, and I don't like it a bit, I fear Stan Van Gundy found a strategy to kill
us. I wouldn't be so confident if I was one of the players or Doc."
Today's Links: Globe – Marbury Chips In | Magic Need to Work on Closing Act | Lee Back for Game 3 | False Start | Bulls Left Them Spent | Herald – C's Dig Early Hole, Again | Howard Likes the D | ESPN – No Moral Here, Just Magic Win | Yahoo! – Magic Migraine