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Your Morning Dump… Where Rondo & KG are clicking again

RedsArmyAdmin December 5, 2009 Uncategorized 6 Comments

Every
morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here…
highlighting the big storyline.  Because there's nothing quite as
satisfying a good morning dump.

“Rondo and I, it was just a flow,” Garnett added. “It starts with
our point guard, and he controlled the flow from the beginning to the
end. Just flowing with plays that just took eye contact, and he took
the pace of the game and went.”

Garnett believes that Rondo is conquering perhaps his greatest
challenge – the balance between knowing when to pass and when to look
for his own shot.

“As a teammate watching I think he’s got better at consolidating,
and being aggressive, knowing when to be aggressive,” Garnett said.
“When Paul and Ray get going and we have a post presence, that frees
him up to be an individual.

“He does a really good job of balancing that out. They say the
quarterback has a pretty difficult job, but I say it’s the point guard,
especially when you have (the teammates) he has on this team.”

Herald: Kevin Garnett has a point

Just make a mental note:  Last night was the first night we've REALLY seen Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett clicking.  Rondo was not only finding him, Garnett was finishing. 

Maybe… just maybe… the Celtics aren't old and slow like some people have been saying.  It's possible that KG is, indeed, treating the first few months of this season as a pseudo pre-season to get him self back into shape for the IMPORTANT part of the schedule.

Up next, Page 2, where Kevin Durant thinks the Celtics are fake


"We let them take us totally out of what we try to do,” said Oklahoma City’s Nick Collison.
"Some of that was their intensity defensively. But it seemed like we
couldn’t get into any of our stuff on the offensive end because they
took us out.”

Durant lost his cool two minutes after his run-in with Garnett and was
whistled for his first career technical foul after arguing a foul call.
Durant, however, called Boston’s trash-talking tactics "fake toughness”
and said the antics didn’t throw off the Thunder.

"I shouldn’t have got fired up that much. That’s not me…I shouldn’t have pouted like that and got upset,” Durant said.

NewsOK: Celtics rout Thunder 

That's going to be a nice little learning experience for Durant.  You can call it fake toughness, bullying, or whatever else you want… but it got you out of your game.

The game of basketball is as much mental as it is physical.  If the Celtics can take you out of your mental game… then you're going to have serious problems. 

The rest of the links:

Herald: Celtics complete sweep New Jersey gets first win  |  Globe: Celtics roll seven  |  Despite early stumbles, no doubts on this trip  |  Pierce goes for double-double  |  NewsOK: Doc praises Kevin Durant  |  ESPN Boston: Another Rivers tributary  |  CelticsBlog: Thunder Rolled  |  WEEI:  Fast Break – Celtics Thunder  |  Loscy:  Perk is a freakin All Star: and you know this, man  |  Celtics Town: What if the Celtics never traded for Ray Allen 

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  • Bas Rutten Jr.

    Fake toughness with trash-talking? When KG calls you a ‘bitch-ass-ni$$a’, do you want him to punch you as well? When Rah-sheed calls you a ‘flopping motherf@cker’, do you want him to follow that up with a slap to the face? (One more) When Rajon calls you a ‘slime-bucket dingle pop’, do you want him to kick you in the shin afterwards? Nah they ain’t stupid, instead they take that trash talking and back it up by flushing dunks, draining threes, and picking your pockets. Fake toughness my fake ass.

  • Nora

    I don’t know what Durant was thinking when he said that. Does not put him or his team any good at all it only shows them as mentally weak.

  • Nora

    Also if the toughness was so fake Durant how come you seemed so upset by it? LOL

  • KY Celts fan

    Exactly.

  • SorryMan

    when you suck as a team, at least you have “mental toughnes” lmfao

  • The Truth is Here

    Durant is one of the best young players in the league, and I love that young OKC Thunder squad, but do jump at the big dogs like that is not smart. There is no doubt that the Celtics do plenty of talking, probably the most in the league, but to talk to the media like that is uncalled for.