I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers
are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here's a dose
of 'enemy chatter' from Los Angeles
Lakers forward Pau Gasol said he called the timeout immediately after Paul Pierce missed a layup with 5.8 seconds remaining.
"I think I made eye contract with the referee," Gasol said. "The
referee decided not to call the timeout. I thought we made eye contact
and I think they showed the replay. I thought the guys looked at me and
they didn’t call it."
Whine, whine, whine. It's possible the referees were making up for the non-call on Paul Pierce.
The bench came in the third quarter and nearly ran these old and creaky
Celtics ragged. Sasha Vujacic, probably thankful that he was still in a
Laker uniform after this afternoon’s trade deadline had passed, chipped
in 4 quick points and stuck to red-hot Ray Allen much more effectively
than Derek Fisher could the entire game. Allen scored 24 points on
10-15 shooting and proved that his struggles of late were not at all
indicative of what he still had the ability to do, and tonight what the
Lakers missed most about Kobe was not just his clutch appeal, but his
defense on Allen.
- Supposedly Marquis Daniels played last night. Complete non factor. I think I like him more than the mistake machine Tony Allen.
- As usual, KG was brick city in the 4th. He's good for that.
- I usually hate on Rajon Rondo,
but he's absolutely great at finding the right guy. Especially in
semi-transition. The Celtics don't have to run set plays a lot because
he's so good at it.
- Rasheed is done.
The fact that Kobe Bryant didn't play last night was mentioned in every other paragraph of just about every blog post I came across. And Lakers trolls bitch that we use KG's injury as a crutch?