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The Morning Dump… The Celtics got what they wanted for Xmas

Chuck - Red's Army December 26, 2009 Uncategorized 7 Comments

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

“Rajon was an attacker,’’ Rivers said. “He was in a great mind-set. He
is rarely emotional, but you could physically see it at the start of
the game – Rajon wanted to win this game.’’

“It definitely was a benchmark game
for us because we’ve talked about this game for the last month or so,’’
said Ray Allen (18 points).

“After
they beat us [83-78 in Boston Nov. 20] we knew we were playing them
here on Christmas Day. Everybody was focused and we took care of the
game and we all feel good about it, and it does propel us going
forward.’’

Globe – Holding Their Place

You know who else really wanted this game? Me. I had to check myself several times during the course of this game, reminding myself it's just a regular season game that won't mean squat come May. But you can't underestimate the emotional and mental value of beating Orlando in Orlando minus Paul Pierce, Marquis Daniels and a 100% Glen Davis.

On page 2, Perk reveals the secret to shutting down Dwight Howard.

"You've got to play him physical. You watch other teams around the league, they pretty much let him set up shop," Boston center Kendrick Perkins said. "You've just got to go in and be prepared to go to war. You've got to fight him first, hit him first.

"He likes to be physical, but he doesn't like anyone to be physical with him."

Associated Press – Game Recap

Doc says the Celtics do not scheme anything special for Howard, adding he's lucky to have solid one-on-one defenders in Perk, Sheed and Glen Davis.

Memo for Dwight Howard – You Need a Go-To Move.

The rest of the links:

Globe – Garnett OK after Crashing to Floor | Rondo Takes On Role of Leader | Herald – Garnett Fall is Headache for Club | CSNNE – Green Christmas | Celtics Blog – A Great Gift | The Ledger – Playing on Xmas Didn't Bother Celtics | WEEI – Celtics Leave Their Mark | Orlando Sentinel – Celtics Overcome Christmas Bustle

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  • Double P Reppin the B

    I really don’t know whats better, watching the celtics beat orlando in orlando without paul pierce or watching the lakers get romped at home and having the fans boo and throw things onto their home court. Let’s just say it was all around a great basketball day yesterday

  • DRJ

    2nd memo to Dwight: …But we’re good with you waiting on that go-to move until the Big 3 retire. We kinda like the sound of an even 20 (banners).
    Hey… good news about Paul. http://bostonherald.com/sports/basketball/celtics/view/20091226kevin_garnett_fall_is_headache_for_club
    Seems he’s feeling much better! (Wanted to fly out to LA with the team, no less.)

  • DRJ

    Btw…
    Do you think you guys could change the site to have links open in separate blank windows, rather than in the same window? No point is sending visitors away…

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    HAha….Yeah well thats easy for me
    Watching the celtics win is much better
    especially considering it was Lebron James and the cavs beating the lakers, that doesnt do much for me

  • Green8Teen

    I always middle click (wheel click) on links and it opens them in a new tab. I don’t know what browser you use, but Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are great with little things like that.

  • DRJ

    Hey.. never, ever thought to click the wheel on a link. I use Firefox, and yes it worked perfectly. Thanks!
    (Problem is… I don’t think too many people know that wheel-click trick. Anyway, I think it’s just a trivial setting to change the site default for links to blank-window.)

  • http://profile.typepad.com/redsarmy Red’s Army

    I’m not sure how we change how the links work in the comments. The links we put in the main body of the posts all should open in a different window.