Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here…
highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as
satisfying as a good morning dump.
“One thing we told our guys was that we’ve done nothing,’’ [Doc Rivers] said. “All
we’ve done is win three. You’ve got to win four.’’
We cannot come back here," said Boston's Kevin Garnett. "We have to
think this is our Game 7 coming up and we cannot afford to have the best
team in the league have a Game 7 on their floor. Just not possible."
I hope the guys come out with that mentality tomorrow night. The Celtics can't come out and relax and say "we got this"… because they'll get smoked.
Remember, the Celtics in Game 3 suffered their worst playoff loss in team history… and they came back to win Game 4 and blow the Cavs out in Game 5. So if the Celtics can come back from that with 2 straight wins… why can't the Cavs come back from their worst playoff loss in team history with two wins of their own?
That was an awesome game last night. It was something for us to enjoy all day today. The Cavs are down… broken.. and ready to be finished.
The Celtics need to finish this off tomorrow.
On Page 2, Barkley destroys LeBron
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I will admit… I'm as confused as anyone about what LeBron did in that game. There was one possession where he did nothing but stand in the corner for 15 seconds. Don't come at me with that elbow stuff… the elbow doesn't make him not try. The elbow doesn't make him stand there. The elbow doesn't mean he can't set picks, pass the ball or at least be a decoy.
There's no way in hell he does that again in Game 6, is there? After the landslide of "What's wrong with LeBron?" stories coming today… after all the "maybe he ain't so great" stuff he'll hear… he's got to come out in Game 6 and try to dominate.
At least LeBron is humble after the game:
"When you have 3 bad games in a 7 year career, its easy to point that out"
The rest of the links:
Herald: Celtics win going away | Pierce of old gets better of LeBron James | Ray Allen pulls trigger | Rajon Rondo becomes witness | Celtics do their math | Telfair wears it well | LeBron leaves bad taste | King misplaces crown when Cleveland needs him most | Globe: Ohio players | Rondo broke through | Davis in a unique position | Pierce rebounded | MacMullan wins Gowdy award | CSNNE: Celtics romp in game 5 | C's defense clamps down on LeBron | Truth finally hurts Cavs | ESPN Boston: Eyes on the prize | Post game notes: Pierce the aggressor | Celtics Blog: Most valuable team | CSL: Breaking down the Celtics, Memento style