Posts Tagged ‘celtics’

Celtics cool off……………

January 8, 2009

What can I say?  The new year hasn’t been kind to the Celtics so far.  There’s not much explanation for these losses.  They are just tanking it.  These losses, for the most part, aren’t take aways, either.  They’re heart breakers!  

No longer can they claim the best record.  Every team in the NBA has something to prove when they play the NBA Champs.  Have they forgotten this?  It is not as if their talent suddenly took a nosedive and they returned to the “glories” of the last 15 years.

Maybe it is this Stephon talk.  Maybe he’s such a bad element for a team, that even the thought of him sharing your locker room causes players to deflate.  Look at the Knicks.  They don’t look so bad since SM decided to come out of the closet about his love for KG and the Celtics.  Suddenly, the players know he’s not even a distraction anymore.  Let the Celtics handle that drama.

Meanwhile, the Cavaliers continue to make their case.  The Lakers are as hot as they’ve ever been, and other strong teams have shown they too can beat the champions.


Celtics: Change the game plan

December 31, 2008

After attaining one of the greatest winning streaks in NBA history, and the greatest 29 game start in NBA history, they’ve begun to slump a bit.  Sure, they had that one easy game against possibly the worst team in the league, they suffered another loss against a slightly above average team. The third quarter did them in.

The Lakers seemed to figure them out.  Or, the fatigue of winning so many in a row becomes mental.  Which is it?  I lean towards mental fatigue.  They were dominating everyone in their way, and we all know that the East is the tough league now.

They had a great first half, here’s hoping for an even better second half.

In the end, it will likely come down the Lakers and Celtics again.  If the Lakers feel that they have them figured out, I think they’ll be sorely disappointed.  Of course, the Celtics have the realistic challenge of overcoming King James.

Really?  The LA Lakers (what lakes?) have to worry about New Orleans?  Thats it??  That’s not even a challenge to them.  Whatever the case, the East will take the crown, and it will likely be KG balling his eyes out, Pierce pointing to the crowd, and Sasha throwing a towel while crying for his big, Eastern European mommy.

So, um ehum, how about those Celtics?

October 20, 2008

So as my memory begins to fade, I almost forgot that earlier this year, the Boston Celtics were crowned the NBA Champions.  This is what I’m taking solace in, my friends.

Yeah, we Boston fans have become just a tad spoiled.

So sue me.

Tampa Bay was the better team, and I have a feeling they are going to throw the Phillies to the side like a cat throwing a dead mouse in a busted alleyway.

The Red Sox?  Time to update that lineup.  The bottom three of the order stranded too many people in key situations during this year’s ALCS.

Oh well, there will always be game 5, right?

At least the Yankees didn’t even make the playoffs (repeat that to yourself).

And, the Celtics should be competitive.  17!

I’ll be honest, folks.  While not shocked about this outcome, I am a bit annoyed.  The Red Sox have made the comeback series a fashion statement, and this year they became like other teams who came back only to lose at the last minute.

Have we entered the Curse of the Mannytrade?

Only time will tell.

For now, at least I’ll be getting more sleep.

And, at least the Celtics look good.

17 – Long Time Coming

June 18, 2008

17 finally came.  Forget all the superstitions about the number (June 17, etc…).

Anyway, now I can sleep.

Go to bed early.

Get more exercise.

Stop neglecting the family.

Just Win it Tonight!

June 17, 2008

I’m tired.  I can’t take anymore late nights.  Please.  Stupid NBA scheduling.

What is wrong with this picture?

June 11, 2008

Umm? Espn? Series is not even. 2-1 Celtics.  Yikes.

Wow.  Espn gets it wrong

Celtics – Lakers Game 1

June 6, 2008

Ok, I spent 3 hours watching that game. 2.75 of these hours were spent anxiously waiting for the Celtics to either take it away or the Lakers to pull out ahead. The third quarter was one of the best quarters I have seen in NBA history. With Pierce apparently out the rest of the game, he comes in like Muhammad Ali entering the ring, and he was ready to fight.

The crowd. The crowd! They were so pumped it was electrifying. When the Truth walked in Jackson quickly called a timeout to try and tamper the crowd and the energy on the court. Garnett pumped a fist in the air yelling “Yes!” the place was hopping. The naysayers are claiming this to be an act. We’ll see. If Pierce does play but only as a shadow of himself, they’ll shut up. Hopefully, he isn’t seriously hurt, and if so, the other big men can step and lead.

What fun. The stupid video promos and TV timeouts really drag the game out. I can’t maintain staying up until 12. Hopefully we only have 3 more games to watch.

Kobe Love Fest

June 4, 2008

Please, sports media. Stop it with the Kobe Bryant articles already! The love you have for this great basketball player is obvious. You do remember that there are 2 teams playing with 5 starters each, right? I read one article that stated Kobe was thirsty because he knows what it is to win it all, whereas the Celtics don’t have that thirst because they never experienced it. Right. Kobe has had enough to drink, the Big Three have parched lips.

I am rooting for the Celtics, but their run to the Finals was ugly and hard-fought but at times mixed in with complacency. If they continue like they did against the Hawks and Cavs, they won’t win. Lakers in 5. If they play like they did the entire season, it is anyone’s title to win.

The Kobe Love Fest will either be thought of as a curse or it will affirm the sports media’s sensation. For now, just realize that KG, RA, and PP are pretty darn thirsty for it. So is Boston, Ma.