Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Garnett’

The mystery of ‘the post’

For me, it’s the most perplexing thing in basketball today – that is, why a good post player rarely plays/is rarely used in the post. Two things about post play: one, when you set up in the post you’re closer to the basket which should therefore create an easier shot; and two, a good post […]

A reminder to Danny Ainge

Remember when you said this, Danny: (Red Auerbach) had a chance to trade Larry [Bird] (to Indiana) for Chuck Person and Herb Williams and (Steve) Stipanovich and he had a chance to trade Kevin [McHale] (to Dallas) for Detlef Schrempf and Sam Perkins. I was like are you kidding? I mean I feel that way […]

Set the Celtics on fire

The recent news that Rajon Rondo has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season is not as big a deal as it may seem in the greater playoff picture this year. With Rondo, the Celtics were a borderline playoff team at best. Without him, they’re almost certain to miss the playoffs […]

Things I Learned on Day 1

Boston giving up 120 points. The Lakers losing to a Dirk-less Mavs. Andrew Varejao hauling in 23 rebounds and 9 assists?! Yeah, you could say there were a few surprises on Day 1 of the 2012-13 season. Here’s what I learned. The Heat picked up where they left off.  The ring ceremony game is always […]

Whats Doin: Brooklyn revealed

A weekly wrap of the things you should know in basketball. * LeBron James gets fitted for his championship ring. * Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen apparently had a dance-off at Scottie’s birthday bash. * Dwight Howard dancing (and acting the fool) on Ellen. Memo to Dwight: the clown act doesn’t work anymore. * Tyson […]

Whats Doin: LBJ denied

A weekly wrap of the things you should know in basketball. * Check this out. The Tunisian men’s basketball coach delivers a hard slap to the face of one of his players during a timeout. That’s crazy! * Team USA rides the tube. * LeBron James asks a USA swimming hottie out to dinner, and […]

Quotes of the Month – June 2012

“Just to be clear with everyone that are asking where I’m playing next year, I have a lot of work to do before I think about a team!” – Jermaine O’Neal on Twitter. No one gives a shit, Jermaine. ”At that time, that could have hurt me being loyal. But a lot of times, I […]

Day 38 – We’ve seen this before

A quick 3-2-1 to cover this stunning Celtics victory… 3 votes – Kevin Garnett. What more can Boston ask of KG? Not only did he deliver another 20-10 and set the tone defensively, but he also knocked down two clutch free-throws that iced the game. If the Celtics go on to win this series, we’ll […]

Day 36 – Boston pride

Cards on the table – I didn’t catch the entire game from start to finish, the by-product of caring for a cranky two year-old. But from what I could glean, the gritty Celtics blitzed Miami in the first half and then held on (they blew an 18 point lead) to take the game in overtime. […]

Day 34 – The Old Brigade

Despite Rondo’s Game 2 explosion and the Celtics offensive efficiency (they shot nearly 50% from the field), it was clear that coming back home they needed to get back to their roots. Defense. Game 3 was a different Celtics team thanks to a surge in defensive intensity, better bench contribution, and the way they controlled […]