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The lovefest has to stop, and some Celtics agree they have become too chummy, unlike the surly 2008 club.
was us when we won it,’’ said the king of surliness, Kendrick Perkins,
who picked up a technical in the second quarter of the Celtics’ 96-86
win last night at Philadelphia. “We were a team that didn’t really care
about nobody else in the league. I think we’re starting to be too
friendly, see a lot of talking to guys. I think we need to get back to
who we are. If that means no shaking nobody’s hands, then that’s what
we got to do. We didn’t care about nobody else unless you were in green
The Celtics don’t need to be a team filled with guys strutting after
every dunk or posing following an impressive play. Leave that to
Cleveland. The Celtics need to become a team that stops players such as
New Jersey’s Devin Harris or Philadelphia’s Lou Williams from driving
unimpeded into the paint without a message.
Defensive-minded teams are tough, and pride themselves on execution and
intimidation. The Celtics don’t need to be dirty, but they need to
regain the toughness and bitterness that defined Celtics teams of the
Great article by Gary Washburn. As someone who fell in love with the NBA in the 80s, I agree with every point he makes. This lost anger stems from the Celtics we-don't-care-about-the-regular-season mentality.
Wednesday’s win over Charlotte. The last time Wallace didn’t launch
from beyond the bonus arc was during a Dec. 18 loss to the Sixers in
Though not necessarily connected to a new emphasis on starting the
offense in the blocks, it does work well with Rivers’ view of downtown
“I haven’t really talked to him about that, but as a group we want to go down low,” said Rivers. “We’re an inside-out group.
“We’re trying to get him better 3-point attempts,” said Rivers. “He’s
been taking a lot of them on the move, and that doesn’t work as well
for him as when he catches and shoots.”
Doc needs to do something. Here are Sheed's horrific three point shooting numbers this season. At least he's taking fewer bombs.
December: 14-50 28%
January: 21-59 35%
February. 6-35 17%
On Page 2, why Paul Pierce was happy with his 1-9 shooting.
The numbers were ugly, but the looks were gorgeous.
Pierce went 1 of 9 from the floor in the Celtics’ 96-86 win over the 76ers, but . . .
loved every shot I took today,’’ he said. “I looked at a layup I
missed. I looked at a jump hook right in front of the rim. I looked at
two wide-open threes on the baseline. I loved every look I got. I know
that’s going to come and I know those shots are going to fall for me.’’
The rest of the links:
ESPN Boston – Cs, 76ers watch Rajon Rondo show | Herald – Celtics not perfect but making strides | Cs highway banner in jeopardy | WEEI – Fastbreak: Cs vs 76ers | It was Rondo to the rescue | Celtics Hub: Cs take a boring one | Age in Numbers | Celtics Blog – Friday night lights | ESPN Page 2 – Finley fits like a glove | Globe – Celtics connect the dots |