Re: Boston @ Toronto - Preseason Game
posted at 12/19/2011 1:44 PM EST
In Response to Re: Boston @ Toronto - Preseason Game
[QUOTE]Notes: Taking this game too seriously, or any preseason game too seriously would be a mistake. However, I liked what I saw from Oneal, Bass, Etwaun, Wilcox, Daniels, and Stiemsma. The others may still show why they are here on Wed. I guess the loss to the Heat last year was all KG's fault. It had nothing to do with Rondo's injury, or Baby playing for a contract, or the Oneils playing at half speed. I guess the super hero cloak is gone.
Posted by Jump-ball-overtime[/QUOTE]
I continue to believe KG wasn't a superstar in every game, but he wasn't the goat, either. The problems were that Shaq was out (no starting center), JON was there for 15 or 20 minutes of ineffective play, and BBD had spaced out on us trying to prove he was a big time player and not rebounding, and there was NO bench beyond that (Sasha, Murphy, and Arroyo). Add to that they had 2 superstars playing absolutely great ball (Lebron and Wade)......even shooting much better than they normally shoot on 3 pointers, especially.
So, if KG's playing a little better, Ray and Paul hold up their end, Rondo is healthy (and therefore playing better than an injured Rondo), JON is now showing he can give a 25 minutes of good ball, and the bench plays better than last year's bench - the team is a darn good team. Certainly not the favorites to win a championship, but definitely a team to be reckoned with.