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reporter) said that he only took two shots, and I said, ‘Yeah, but he’s
the most dominant player on the floor right now,’ ” said coach Doc Rivers following the Celtics’
118-90 win over Chicago. “I thought he controlled the game with his
speed. He took only two shots tonight, and someone will read the stats
and say, he only had two points, and if you didn’t see the game you
wouldn’t know the impact he had on our team tonight.”
“There was a time where he kind of
picked and chose,’’ Rivers said. “If it was Rose, he was really up.
[Now] he’s just been up. And he’s been that through practices . . .
He’s just playing now. He’s not, ‘Oh, tonight we have Rose.’ It doesn’t
matter the opponent. He’s just playing his game and doing it, being
There was a
stretch of three straight possessions in the third in which Rondo found
Ray Allen for a long jumper and a pair of 3-pointers, and Allen said,
“It’s weird because I never really felt like he had the ball at all.’’
I like Derrick Rose and I think he's gonna be a stud in this league, but he was outclassed last night. 10 points, 2 assists, 2 turnovers isn't going to get the job done. While Rose looked a little confused by the Celtics defense out there, Rondo had Bulls' defenders basically doing pirouettes. When they clogged the middle, he spun and found guys on the perimeter. When they tried to hop into passing lanes, Rondo knifed through and found guys at the rim. He did whatever he wanted. The last line in Ray's quote shows how dominant Rondo was. Rondo dominated the game and he barely had the ball… he barely scored… and he barely played 30 minutes. That, my friends, is scary good.
After the jump: Page 2… where Ray passed Stockton
“I had no idea,” said Allen. “It definitely is a great feeling.
Stockton played, what, 18, 19 years? He’s a Hall of Famer. I watched
his induction. To be able to be in that company, you think about all
the years, all the shots that I’ve taken – not the ones in games, but
the ones I’ve taken off game-time in practice.
“It all seems worth it, because it stands for something at the end
of the day. People look up and you’re somewhere amongst greatness. So I
like to keep pushing.”
The rest of the links:
Herald: Celtics fine Baby | Early blowouts help Garnett, team rest easy | Celtics act like Bullies, rough up an old friend | Globe: No suspension for Davis | Postgame Analysis | WEEI: Ray Allen not about to stop now |