|Posted by B-PAUL on May 14, 2010 at 12:49 PM|
Last night the Boston Celtics put the finishing touches on ending the Cleveland Cavaliers season defeating them by the score of 94-85. For the most part during this series, game three excluded, every member of the Celtics played exactly how we expected them to play before the season started.
Rajon Rondo played like a maniac, Ray Allen hit big three's when we needed them the most, Kendrick Perkins played extraordinary interior defense, and even Rasheed Wallace played the way we have been waiting for him to play all season.
In games 4 and 6 in the series against the Cavs I noticed a totally different Rasheed Wallace. He was actually playing solid defense, establishing his presence in the post, knocking down the occasional three, and most importantly playing like he wanted to help his team.
In the last two games at home Rasheed has seemed to have a new sense of urgency. He is getting motivation from the crowd and feeding off the energy in the building. This energy is the difference between Sheed watching a ball go out of bounds and him making a play to save the ball (which I saw at least three times last night). It is the difference between him thinking he needs the big three point basket to erupt the crowd and him knowing that every basket will send the crowd crazy, whether it be a three pointer or a nice turnaround jumper off the backboard. And it is the difference between a Rasheed Wallace that was totally useless in the regular season and a Rasheed Wallace that could ultimately help the Celtics raise banner eighteen.
Although this does not make up for all the headaches he caused in the regular season (yet), it sure lessens the pain a little. With all of this being said, following a Game 6 victory I was actually starting to think positive about Sheed. That was until I saw this...
Are you serious Rasheed? Do you really want Boston to hate you? You just get done playing one of your better games and you go and pull this shit. I know you're originally from Philadelphia, but do you realize that the Boston Bruins have a game against the Flyers the following night in the same building you just celebrated in? Come on man... I don't know if I'll ever be able to like you.
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