Re: 13-4 without Rondo
posted at 3/7/2013 8:32 AM EST
What notch is that?
Because casual "self appointed expert" media people say so? Because x NBA players think the Celtics are getting old because the Celtics Stars play limited minutes and so put up limited stats? Because the media falls all over Lebron every five minutes and builds him up to super hero staus to sell ads?
Last year we were 1/2 of one game from the NBA finala. Why did we fail? Because we had no Bench and the starters ran out of gas and Ray Allen had to guard Wade.
What has changed?
We will have our starting "2" guard, Bradley, for the whole series, instead of our back up, Ray Allen. Bradley is a Wade stopper. Allen is a defensive joke.
Jeff Green has become a great defender. Lebron went 3 for 11 while being guarded by Jeff.
Jeffs offense, along with others, more than make up for Rondo's offense.
Pierce is still usually clutch,
KG is still KG
We have a reliable bench!
Since Rondo went down, We have beaten most of the series teams, going 13 and 4. That 5 game in 7 night road trip to the west coast can not happen in the play-offs.
... so why is it again that we are a notch below championship level?
Only because guys that get paid to sell news paper advertising and TV advertizing say so. Most are journalism majors. They look at stats, and they feed on the hype of other journalism majors.
The Celtics play a unique brand of basketball that is not stat frendly. Defense is an underrated NBA tool that gets results. Analysis like stats because they don't have to watch the game to create a story line. Analists elevate players that get great stats to super hero status. That is what they did for Rondo, and we all know how that worked out.
I like our chances.