Posted by B-PAUL on June 7, 2010 at 12:19 AM
I'm going to be honest with you right now. I am a fan before a blogger and it will always remain that way. The reason we put together this blog is to interact with other diehard fans like ourselves. We're not into it to be the next Bob Ryan or Dan Shaughnessy; We are in it for moments like the ending of Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
With that being said I'm freakin' pumped up right now. I have two AMP energy drinks in me and after celebrating the last two minutes of the game everything is a blur right now. I'm not focused and I'm not going to pretend to be. Instead of doing a detailed recap I'm going to keep this one simple by just giving you a few bullet points that get the point across, because if your like me you're probably not too interested in a bunch of over-analyzing right now.
And we're off...
- Ray Allen was a freakin' animal tonight. I stated in my "Keys to a Game 2 victory" post that the C's needed to get Ray involved in the offense. They did just that as Ray lit the Staples Center roof on fire by scoring 32 points on 8-11 shooting from behind the arc.
- The refs were horrible... and the Celtics still won. Lakers fans can whine all they want about Kobe getting five fouls, but they should be thankful the refs saved him by not calling a sixth foul on him late in the game. In the first 46 minutes of tonight's game the Lakers shot 41 free throws, compared to 16 for the Celtics. The ball don't lie, and the box score doesn't either.
- The boys played like they wanted it tonight. All those loose balls and must have rebounds that they didn't get in Game 1 they got tonight. They out-rebounded the Lakers 44-39 and showed a lot more hustle than they did in Game 1.
- Nate Robinson provided another nice spark for the Celtics tonight, this time in the 4th quarter. With Rondo on the bench Nate came in and played terrific. He scored 7 points on 2-2 shooting and had a couple great hustle plays.
- Rondo quietly recorded another triple-double. He did it by doing exactly what he should be doing, running the offense and taking what he can get. He also came up with a few huge baskets down the stretch when the team really needed it.
A few negative points:
- Kevin Garnett still looked like crap. He didn't look comfortable at all taking "his jumper" and he only grabbed a lousy four rebounds. We will need more from him to raise banner 18.
- Shelden Williams got his first chance to play in an NBA Finals game. I guess you could say he didn't handle it well. In the first few minutes he played very physical and seemed to be doing alright. That was until he tallied an assist on a Kobe Bryant three and inbounded it back to Kobe on the following inbounds pass. Luckily Kobe only had .2 seconds and didn't put it in.
That's all she wrote for me here tonight. Back to finishing off an AMP. Enjoy the win and let's keep it rolling Tuesday. Beat L.A!!!