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 Cleveland.
Camero into a rusting heap by the side of the road. The Celtics looked
terrible in the fourth quarter, and the game was effectively over with five minutes left in the game.
suppose that is what happens when half of your roster is subsidizing
their salaries with social security checks. Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen
and Rasheed Wallace combined to shoot 2-for-13 (15%) in the fourth
quarter, and looked as if someone had forgotten to give them their
Ensure at halftime. The Celtics have had difficulty playing well for
entire games, and tonight was no exception.
played 45 minutes. I know Nate’s new, but let Rondo breathe every now
I know Ray Allen’s only shooting 35% from three (same percentage as LeBron; stop shooting threes, Ray!), but does he ever miss
a three when he has a good look and his feet are set? I’ve never been
able to shake the notion that he’d shoot like 60% from deep playing
next to LeBron.
this point, there weren't many Celtic fans in attendance with any air
left in them, and the Garden crowd grew smaller and smaller throughout
the 4th quarter. Likewise, the Celtics shrunk to shells of their first
half selves, missing every basket and getting outraced to every loose
ball. But Cleveland was riding a magic carpet of emotion and never let
up, stretching the lead to 20 and going out with a bang.
Am I missing anything?
Oh yeah: To anyone who wants to make the excuse for Boston that they played without Paul Pierce, I don't want to hear about it. We played with no centers for almost 3/4s of the game. You can't win this argument.
Hey FTS, the reason the Cavs won the game is because they played without centers for 3/4s of the game. Shaq's injury was not a detriment, it was a blessing in disguise. It forced Mike Brown to switch his personnel, to go "small," a move he never would have made.