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 Philadelphia.
So tanking seems to be in full force. The game was over by halftime, and the most hilarious part of it all is that it was the defense that came up short. Open looks were as prevalent as LOST plotholes, popping up every possession in the form of a KG jumper, Brandon Bass slow release automatic, Ray Allen three, or a smoke monster. The closeouts were lackluster enough to have me counting the players to see if Boston was on a Peco Power Play. They were just always open. The previously reliable defense is no longer.
- Avery Bradley is a beautiful man.
- Brandon Bass made 312 consecutive shots at one point this game. His release is the longest release of all time, yet he had days on days on days to set himself and drain midrange jumpers.
- Sasha Pavlovic, really.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading the Philadelphia newspapers and blogs today. It's admirable how they can find humor as the team sinks out of the playoff race. I guess they've passed the point of anger.
If you think I'm harsh on the Celtics, read some of this stuff. They are ripping the team to shreds. Some of our sensitive readers (cough, Mr. Triple Double, cough) might cry if anything remotely close was said about the beloved Celtics.
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