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 New Jersey.
The Celtics (16-4) could have started warming up their bus at halftime because the Nets (6-15) played as if they left their cars running…
As soon as the Celtics delivered the first punch, the Nets were down for the count, game and fight over.
“There was none, in no area,” Johnson said. “We thought we would have some energy. We didn’t. Devin wasn’t his normal explosive self. I could just go on and on down the list.”
The Celtics were missing Rajon Rondo and lost Shaquille O’Neal in the first half. They could have been without Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett ande Ray Allen and Boston probably still would have beaten the Nets.
Playing uninspired and careless, the Nets were throttled by Boston in a game that brought back memories of last season.
Is it wrong to revel in another team's misery? Because that's the only justification for this post.