“He’s beating himself up, but that’s cool,” Doc
Rivers said of the big forward’s state of mind. “That’s who he
is. That’s what makes him great. We’ve watched film twice now as a
group. He’s probably watched it on his own three or four times today.
“He already knew the play before he even started. That’s fine. That’s
what Kevin does. That’s what Kobe (Bryant) does. That’s what all the
great players do. They’re students. They watch the game. They understand
their mistakes. They own up to them. And they try to learn from them
and move on.”
Remember when I said KG knows?
This is what I was talking about. But the beauty of it is he's not just watching film to wallow in his own crappiness. He's watching for any little tendency… out of him or the Lakers… to prevent it from happening again.
I feel pretty confident in saying that KG will be ready to go tonight.
On page 2, The Celtics a pain in the ass
we were kind of in no man’s land so many times where we didn’t contest a
shot or left the basket open. It looked like there was more
indecisiveness, I thought that the natural, just effort. There was no
rhythm in the game, there was a lot of fouls being called … I’m not
making excuses, I just felt that our guy’s were ready to play, and
played hard. I think [Rajon] Rondo got hurt half way through the game
and kind of re-injured his back a little bit.
Coach Doc Rivers said before practice here yesterday at the Toyota
Sports Center that it’s not Rondo’s back that hurts, but his rear end.
“His glutes are tight,” Rivers said.
“It’s fine,” Rondo insisted as he prepared for Game 2 at 8
tonight at the Staples Center. “I mean, I won’t know until contact,
really. I’m fine, though — no excuses. Nobody’s 100 percent in the
league right now. It’s the finals, so I don’t have any issues. I’m
Does the soreness affect him?
“I don’t know,” Rondo said. “I’ll let you guys tell me. I don’t
think it’s affected me.”
The Celtics can survive a slightly slower Rondo… but I don't like the
thought of them having to try.
Rondo's bigger problem is the trees sitting the lane as he tries to get to the hoop… but I don't like the idea of anything potentially slowing this kid down.
I think some better spacing and execution will make Rondo look a lot healthier out there. He seemed to be moving well. He was torching Kobe without the ball. He was trying to run. So this might just be a little nagging thing an no big deal
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