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 Milwaukee.
punking people, but they weren’t going to come in here and just punk
As Davis stood up he went chest-to-chest with Jennings before both
players were quickly separated. The officials issued both players a
technical foul, and Davis’ initial foul was ruled a standard personal
foul, not a flagrant.
“We’re competing,” Jennings said. “They’re a team that doesn’t take
any mess, so we don’t either. I said once that happened, I said ‘Oh
yeah, it’s on now.’”
Because the Celtics are the trash-talk kings, it would be hypocritical to criticize Jennings for his antics. But I don't care – Jennings is a yet-to-accomplish-anything child.
And the latest is a Bucks win over the Celtics, chiefly the result of magnificent play by Bogut, and magnificent plays
by Bogut. The center started the game as strongly as ever, picking up
right where he left off in Boston about three months ago. But as the
Bucks moved away from him, the Celtics moved into the lead. Not
coincidentally, Boston won its only period in the second quarter when
Bogut was scoreless.
The Bucks trailed entering the fourth quarter and didn't score
during the final 2:41 of regulation, but they did enough in between to
make it work. Namely, Bogut carried the team on both ends while the
sickly Delfino hit his fifth three of the game, Salmons popped in five
quick ones, Ilyasova was eternally right-place/right-time, Jennings
scooped in a floater for the final points, and the defense, oh, the
Bogut is the anti-Jennings. A multi-talented professional. I love this guy's game.
After the jump, a Bucks blogger's opinion of Sheed and Rondo.
defense, during timeouts, in between quarters, possibly via telephone
before and after the game, Rasheed Wallace barked at the refs. 'Sheed's
natural reaction to sinking a wide-open three? Like anything else:
Rather impolitely berate the official all the way down the court, of
course. In the league since 1995, and this act hasn't expired?
Rondo's free throws. Rajon Rondo entered the night shooting
60.6 % from the free throw line this year, 62.8 % for his career, and
83.3 % for his career against Milwaukee. Law of percentages, that has
to go down, right. So of course, Rajon just kills the Bucks, making 8-9
at the line. Nifty player though.