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.
Yo yo yo! We're moving on! Great energy yesterday afternoon! Happy Easter to anyone who celebrates it! We needed to get this game, so we could have a couple of days to get our rest! With Miami losing, we don't play until at least Sunday. Doc gave us 2 days off, so practice on Wednesday! Lots of treatment, recovery and catching up with video games.
The team played awesome! We got up early and started executing better. Baby, JO tightened down our D-fense and Rondo made our offense go. Setting picks for the guys is my job and as Doc says, "DO YOUR JOB!". Good picks get good shots for Ray and P2. Friday's game they went off!!!! Yesterday, the knicks tried to stop them, which got me looks. I was able to make shots and get rebounds. Didn't even realize that I had 20+ pts. Team win is the only thing that matters.
TWO days off? The pickins are pretty slim as it is. Someone better do something worth throwing on this site today.
Oh man… what are we going to do during the lockout???
You know, KG sums up nicely what the C's offense is all about when its going well. You have to pick your poison. Rondo went off in Game 2…. so the Knicks collapsed more in Game 3. Well, in Game 3, Ray and Pierce took advantage and went of…. so the Knicks stayed home on those guys. Well, in Game 4 KG got open looks as the Knicks tried to avoid getting smoked by the 3 other perimeter players. And if they try to stay home on all 4 guys? Dump offs to Jermaine O'Neal or Glen Davis… whomever is in the game.
If the Celtics are executing their offense… they have too many weapons.
Related links: Herald: Time on Celtics side between series
On Page 2: Adversity is a good thing
“Adversity is good,’’ Rivers said. “That’s what I take away from it. It’s a good thing, and I told our guys that. I told them to expect it going into the series.
“We’re going to have it — it wasn’t an if. Be prepared for it. Embrace it, it’s a good thing. Enjoy the adversity. You find out who handles it well and who doesn’t, but even the ones who [don’t] at times, you hang in there with them, and eventually they’ll come through for you.’’
There's nothing quite like a bit of adversity for people to understand who's who. When times get tough, people revert back to their base instincts… their normal selves.
When the going gets tough in basektball, strong players perform, and weak players wilt. Some people find ways to get the job done… others either watch… or fail.
The Celtics have over some some adversity so far… but they're not done yet. And there are a bunch of people… IN Boston… on TV and the Radio… DYING for the Celtics to fail so they can prance around, puff out their chests, and give us the "I told you so" about the Perkins trade (everyone had better be picturing Felger here… cuz he's prime suspect #1). I'll bet those idiots already have the pieces written and saved… and they're just waiting to fill in who beat the Celtics.
There is still plenty of adversity for the Celtics. I hope they revert back to their championship selves.
The rest of the links:
CSNNE: Celtics benefit as Davis finally returns to form | Herald: It's all in Rajon Rondo's hands | Unloading some personal baggage | ESPN Boston: Morning snapshot: turning back the clock | Video: PTI on C's/Knicks | Series Takeaways: Late game execution