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Put it this way: If the Bruins played hockey as well as the Celtics did
last night, they’d still be playing.
“Ooh, real tough,” Glen Davis said of the 95-92 victory against the
Magic in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. “Man it was a fight.
We don’t worry about how pretty the game is. We leave that to the pretty
boys. We just go out and play the game like it’s supposed to be
It is supposed to be played like this in the postseason. Fifty-four
fouls that were called and 54 more that were missed.
“It was a great game intensity-wise,” coach Doc Rivers said. “It was a game of runs, very physical. They got
the better of us in that, I thought. They brought the fight to us in a
lot of ways. I thought we withstood the hits, and that’s something
you’ve got to keep doing.”
That's why Paul Pierce getting blasted by Dwight Howard didn't have a negative effect on that game. Even when Pierce lost HIS cool for a moment, Sheed (what?) and Ray were there to grab him IMMEDIATELY and usher him back to the bench.
This team is too strong in too many ways. They're playing tough, tough, basketball and Orlando just doesn't know how to respond.
I'll be honest, I didn't expect that in Game 2. I expected a step back from the C's. I thought they might be satisfied with the split and we'd see a let down.
On Page 2: Pierce's twitter gets hacked
Photo by John Raoux-Pool/Getty Images
At some point during his postgame press conference, a post
Pierce’s Twitter page appeared that read: Anybody got a BROOM?
A reporter picked up on it and asked Dwight Howard in his press
conference about it, to which Howard replied, “Am I supposed to comment
on that?” Pressed for a comment Howard said, “Pride comes before a fall.
Just know that.”
I admit… I was duped yesterday until that "Anybody got a broom" tweet… which just so happened to come while Paul Pierce was at the podium talking. It never occurred to me that his twitter account was hacked until then… but our boy KWAPT sniffed it out before the "broom" comment.
Dwight Howard was PISSED when he heard that. And that reporter probably feels like an ass because he asked the question thinking he had a big scoop.
But somewhere today, you might see some stuff about Pierce trash talking via Twitter. It's not true. His Twitter page is now points to an athlete interactive page that says Pierce was hacked.
That didn't stop Pierce, however, from looking directly into the camera postgame last night and promising to close this series out at home. He might as well have said "anybody got a broom" at that point.
The rest of the links:
Herald: C's go 2 for the road | Pierce silences Magic's hopes | Dwight points to pride | Time to lay off Dwight | It's old home week for Marquis Daniels | Magic take Green line | Globe: Another neat trick | Home sweet home? Not for Magic | Now they're poised to go for the kill | (Ryan) Pierce goes old school | Garnett took his best shots on defense | Rondo gained foothold | Full Nelson this time | ESPN Boston: C's dust off swagger | Postgame notes: Transition lenses | First impressions | CSNNE: C's make it 2 in a row | C's sweeping their way through Orlando | WEEI: 3 things that went right and wrong