“We want Kevin to be more aggressive,” C’s coach Doc Rivers said. “I told him 20 (shots) isn’t enough. I want 25. I
just think the more aggressive he is – even when he doesn’t even shoot
the ball – the more we can go to him, good things happen.”
It’s not natural for Garnett to look to score first, but it’s
necessary for him to exploit the matchup with Jamison.
Not gonna lie here… I put this particular headline and quote up simply because Chuck thinks KG is shooting too much.
But as long as Mike Brown is going to keep sending double teams to help Antawn Jamison, then Doc is going to keep doing this.
And this shows a little something about what's going on in this series. The Celtics are dictating everything the Cavs do. EVERYTHING.
Mike Brown is reacting to the Celtics at just about every turn. His substitutions are in reaction to what the C's do… the Cavs on defense are reacting to what the C's do… the Cavs are doing it on offense too.
One team is saying "We're doing this… good luck stopping us"… and it ain't Cleveland.
We're also not taking into account that Kevin Garnett might be the best passing power forward ever. He's still the best passing big man in the game. The more he shoots, and the more he's doubled, the more passing options will open up later in games.
So keep shooting KG… and keep dictating to the Cavs what they're going to do. If the C's keep doing that, this series will be over quicker than anyone would have ever guessed.
On Page 2, why I made this:
"That's a lot of towels," Rivers said of the $25,000 price tag. "Those
are Grade-A towels that Danny bought. I'm surprised actually by the
fine, though I know a lot of people are not, because he's just an
employee. I mean, what's the difference — mascots do it all the time?"
Asked if he was comparing Ainge to Lucky the Leprechaun, Rivers
laughed and ran with it.
"I was wondering if he had worn Lucky's outfit, would he have gotten
away with it," joked Rivers. "I was surprised."
…"[The] $25,000 [fine], that's not funny. I guarantee you that. The
joke's over now."
What can I say that hasn't been said. Honestly, I just wanted to photoshop Danny on Lucky's body cuz it's funny.
Danny got screwed out of $25 G's. The whole thing is silly. Doc's right… the joke's over now.
The rest of the links
Herald: Celts have the Cavs right where they want them | Danny Ainge persists as pest | Allen remains Ray-liable | LeBron upbeat after testing elbow | KG, Perk banged up but ready | Perk draws praise for defense | Globe: Garnett ready for action | No free throw for Ainge | James not too bent over elbow | CSNNE: Thibodeau talks to Hornets | Garnett: I'll play Friday | ESPN Boston: KG, Perk ready to go | With the 19th pick in the NBA Draft… | WEEI: Perk unplugged | Jokes continue at Danny's expense | No Celtics on All NBA Teams | Celtics Blog: Take care of the ball | Celtics Hub: An observation | North Station: How bad is LeBron's elbow? Depends on the score | CSL: Mo Williams, occasional superhero