We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics. Here’s a look at some enemy chatter from Milwaukee.
Daniels played tough defense all night on Paul Pierce all game and gave the Bucks god versatility against the Pierce/Terry pick and roll late. He offers preciously little on the other end, but he knows his limitations very well and found Jennings on the three that put Milwaukee ahead for good.
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute
Not bad for his first game back. Mbah a Moute made some open jumpers and most importantly ended up doing a pretty good job defending Paul Pierce on a HUGE possession for the Celtics with 37 seconds to get late. He made Pierce lose control, gather and then have to take a difficult fadeaway that he missed. In his first game back, to have to jump into that situation off the bench and handle it that well? That’s impressive.
Paul Pierce did have ten points in the 4th quarter, but he doesn’t look right. The mobility and lift just aren’t there. Could he be hurt? Or are we just witnessing the aging of our beloved Captain?
In the span of a week, he was embarrassed by Jameer Nelson and Joe Johnson.
One of our readers – RedsLoveChild – offered this analysis of Pierce’s game:
“I worship the ground Pierce walks on….but, he is now well beyond his expiration date.”
Oh man, I’m not ready for Pierce to be anything but himself.