I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here's a dose of 'enemy chatter' from Cleveland.
All and all this team plays very hard and with "a something to prove" attitude. After the promising showing against the Celtics, I don't see how this team won't improve from week to week. I really look forward to watching this team grow as a unit and was very entertianed from start to finish last night. The tempo, the emotion, and the fire in each players eyes really gets me excited for the 2010-2011 Cavaliers Campaign.
Wow. And I thought I overreacted after this game. I'm not crapping all over the Cavs (I have them as the 8th seed in the East in my season preview), but this guy is clearly delusional.
The thing that makes the Celtics so unpredictable at times is that Pierce, Garnett, and Allen are all jump shooters at this point in their career. On Tuesday, they were at home, they had their shots going, and calmly dispatched the Heat. On Wednesday, they combined to go 12-33, and made a grand total of four shots at the rim combined. Rondo got his, because he’s a freak, but Boston becomes very beatable when their three veteran leaders can’t get their shots to fall.
I have so many issues with this post. First, name one team in the league that wins when their veteran leaders can't get their shots to fall?
Ray Allen has always been a jump shooter. In fact, he's one of the best the league has ever seen.
KG is one of the best, if not the best, mid-range shooting power forwards. Last night he took 4 shots in the paint and 4 from the perimeter.
8 of Pierce's 12 shots came within 16 feet.
The real problem with the Celtics is effort and turnovers.