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“The referee’s job is hard,” Davis said after yesterday’s practice.
“You can’t always get the right call at the right time. We’re an
aggressive team, and it kind of shakes up the game when the fouls are
called. You don’t know how to play the game, and you’re trying to
retaliate at the same time. I just have to keep playing the game, and
hopefully the calls go the right way.
When asked if he loses aggressiveness once he gets into foul trouble,
Davis responded: “Most definitely.”
“You get three fouls in the first half it hurts,” he said. “You have
to work on getting your rhythm and timing back. It never helps. Just
have to see the way the game’s being called. You can’t foul. Whatever
the ref thinks you’re doing, you can’t do it. You just have to learn
You know… Glen Davis getting into foul trouble hurt the Celtics on Saturday as much as anything on Saturday. He's your energy guy off the bench. He's the wild man getting offensive rebounds out of nowhere and keeping possessions alive. When he lost his aggressiveness, the Celtics didn't have anyone who would crash the boards with reckless abandon.
So yeah, a lot of guys picked up fouls and that hurt us, but it was Davis' foul trouble that really put the Celtics in a hole because no one off the bench can match what Glen gives the team.
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"The urgency has to go up. You don't want to go down 2-0 and put
yourself in that type of hole, especially against a team like
Cleveland," Pierce said. "The urgency is there. We felt like Game 1 was
important, but we let it slip away due to little things. Hopefully we
clean those things up, come back with the same type of mindset, the same
type of energy, with a little more perfection in our game, and we'll be
I said going into this series that I think each team is going to win on the other's home floor… so if the Celtics are going to make me look good, they're going to need to win tonight.
The optimist looks at Game 1 and says the Celtics had the Cavs down 11 and only when they let off the gas in the 3rd did the Cavs come back. And it was only in the last minute or so that the Cavs pulled away.
The pessimist looks at Game 1 and says the Celtics aren't capable of putting 48 minutes together against a good team and things pretty much went according to script.
These are two pretty evenly matched teams. The bottom line for the Celtics: Play 48 minutes and you have a shot to win. Let up at all and they'll bury you.
The rest of the links:
Herald: This series is all about Rondo | Celtics bail out on offense | Rasheed Wallace reserves judgment | An inside look at KG as a teammate |Globe: An open invitation for Ray Allen | Two fisted effort is required | Rondo hoping for better | No fooling: He loves Cleveland | ESPN Boston: Need for Sheed? | LeBron on 2nd MVP: Humbling | CSNNE: C's consider giving some of Sheed's minutes to Williams | MWDN: Critical night awaits Celtics | WEEI: All eyes on Rondo | Celtics mantra on game 2: Attack | Celtics Blog: In Rondo we trust | Celtics Hub: How'd Mo go off? | Is it time to bench Rasheed Wallace | Gino's Jungle: Tweets about Rasheed's atrociousness | North Station: KG is back and not a moment too late | CSL: Gang Green 3.27