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.
“I haven’t felt a flow like this since the time I tore my ACL,” Allen
said after a 14-point, seven-assist performance that did much to drive
the Celtics’ 103-96 undermanned win over Toronto on Saturday. “It feels
good, man, it feels good, it feels good.”
For those who don't remember or who weren't watching the Celtics back then… Tony Allen was the best player on the team when he tore his ACL. It was January of 2007… the C's were in the midst of a 2-22 stretch as Paul Pierce sat with a stress reaction in his foot. He had just come off a 21 point, 9 rebound, 7 steal effort against the Magic… his 6th straight 20+ point game.
Tony Allen was ON…. FIRE. So to hear that he's feeling anything similar to that now is very encouraging. VERY encouraging.
Remember… Tony's problems have almost always been in his head. If his head is clear, then we're going to see good things.
Coming up, Page 2… Where Doc wants to beat one of his guys in a race
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"[The spin move was] old school — wow, that was quick," said Rivers.
"It's funny, we have a running joke. I race the guys once a year, and
we've yet to do it this year because I'm in horrendous shape and I'm
worried about pulling my Achilles or my hamstring, so we're waiting.
Rasheed was one of the guys I thought I could beat until I saw him run
in practice about two weeks ago when we had a little thing. I've given
up on him. So my target now is [Glen "Big Baby" Davis].
That spin from Sheed was awesome… but let's not forget one key element to it: It came against Andrea Bargnani. And in all honestly, Chuck's 5 year-old could spin and get to the rim against Bargs.
But still… it was a nice move. I think it's funny that Doc thought he could beat Sheed until a couple of weeks ago. Sorry to read too much into a comment here, but I think it just shows how much Sheed holds back. If Doc was thinking he could beat Sheed… even in jest… up until a couple of weeks ago, then Sheed is holding back.
I know Doc is joking… and I don't want to piss all over a funny story. It just struck me that way, that's all.
The rest of the links:
Herald: Arenas' practical joke backfiring on him and NBA | Globe: A breath of fresh air | Garnett, Drogba cross paths | CSNNE: Hudson patiently waits for shot | Camerato: Despite injury, role of captain suits Pierce | Celtics Blog: Doc becomes pediatrician | Lex: JR Giddens or Michael Smith – who will history judge as having the made the most of their opportunity? | Celtics Hub: Another reason to watch Rondo: can Jameer Nelson defend PG's | Souza on CSL: What about the Kids?