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.
“I thought there was one stretch in the fourth quarter where you could
physically see bodies on bodies,’’ said Rivers. “And we got all the
rebounds. And we’ve just got to get better at it. We’ve always been a
good rebounding team over the last couple of years, and right now we’re
not. It’s that simple. And we can get away with winning now, but we’re
not going to win in the long term if we don’t start rebounding.’’
“Our bigs are doing a great job, putting a body on their big men,” said captain Paul Pierce.
‘It’s a problem with the guards. We have to do a better job of coming
back and helping the bigs, especially on the long rebounds. That’s
where we get beat the most, on the long rebound issue.
Watching it in person last night was even more frustrating than watching it at home. There were a couple of possessions where you saw everyone just standing around when the shot went up. They literally just stood there. And then Milwaukee swooped in, grabbed the board, and scored.
Things did change in the 4th. So the C's simply turn it on and off whenever the want. Paul can try to take the blame off his big men, but he's only half right. Everyone has to do a better job. This is simply a case of lack of effort. End of story.
Up next, Page 2… where KG is feeling great… and shooting out of his mind
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“Really I’m not even paying attention to my shot," said Garnett. "I
just know it feels good. I feel great, I feel a lot more explosive.
Everything I’m doing in the course of the offense is nothing sparkly,
it's nothing shiny, it's nothing glossy. I’m just going out there
trying to get chances to score, opportunities to be effective. I’m
trying to take advantage of them. Other than that, my mindset is more
defensive than offensive right now. I'm not even thinking about the
offensive end, to be honest with you.
"But it does feel good coming off my hand and I’m just trying to be aggressive.”
Nothing has changed about KG's game at all. He's playing the same game as he was when he looked bad earlier in the season. He's still primarily taking jump shots. But you want to know what's really amazing?
Ever since the Knicks game, he is shooting 74.3%. He's shooting 70% in the month of December.
That's ridiculous. KG may or may not be "back"… but he'll cool off from the field at some point. He can't keep this up.
The rest of the links:
Herald: Rondo, Celtics home in | Rasheed Wallace T's off on ref | Doc on crooked ref: "I'm so sick of that guy" | Rasheed Wallace is a straight shooter | Kevin Garnett hits stride | Globe: Bucks stopped here | Rondo took flight in 4th quarter | Video: KG -"we're not a flawless team" | Telegram: Rondo's late shooting sparks C's | Patriot Ledger: C's aware they have to improve their rebounding | MetroWest Daily News: Megliola-Rondo sparks C's | WEEI: Daniels to get MRI | C's trying to get to the point of rebounding | Rondo bests Jennings