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 New Jersey.
yesterday (Devin, Courtney, CDR, Hump), but in my opinion the most
impressive performance came from Brook Lopez. Brook showed everything
that makes him the great player that he is. Brook might not have the
best lateral movement for a big man, but I think he runs the floor with
the best of them. He just puts his head down, sprints right into the
paint and puts himself in position to get easy buckets. But where Brook really showed out was in the post. Now, Kendrick
Perkins is a fantastic defender. He is physical, he positions himself
well, and he has pretty good reaction speed. Brook Lopez treated him
like a little kid yesterday, absolutely dominating him:
If the Celtics would have pulled this game out, the hero would have
been Marqius Daniels. His size gave the Nets guards so much trouble he
was able to get some key offensive rebounds and score in the lane at
will (16 points on 8-9 shooting). Daniels was saddled with foul
How scared were you when Ray Allen let that three go when they were down 6? I almost peed myself.
Found some solid game analysis on the NAS blog. They do good work over there.
And then I found this:
Given how little Nets fans have had to celebrate this season, I have
this simple message to the Celtics and the wonderful fans of Boston:
Guess I can't blame them.