You coulda predicted it wit a oujia board--it goes like this: Ray Allen and Rashid Lewis show up for the Heat, Jason Terry and Jeff Green fail to show for the Celtics. I love the symetery of that.
The ever classy Ray Allen scores 19 points in 31 minutes, says hello to former collegues, and then KG, the pride of Celtic Nation, shows everyone in the country watching how a 36 year old man can still act like a petulant teenager, by giving Ray the cold shoulder and giving the young, immature, impressionable, (and somewhat petulant himself) so-called new team-leader, Rondo, a real good example of how to behave. Way to stay classsy, KG.
For his part, the so-called new team leader, Rondo, who was partly responsible for running the ever classy Ray Allen off the C's, got himself two immature, uncalled for technical fouls, and then with 1:28 left in the game Rondo missed the biggest shot he had all night, a 13 footer that would have pulled the Celtics to within five points. Clunk, back-rimmed it, game over. Way to stay clutch, Rondo. I'm just being fuh-c-tious.
But wait, there is hope, a light on the horizon: how about that Barbosa.
I stayed quiet during this pre-season, listening with disdain to people talking about the Celtics "swagger": SWAGGER!!!! SWAGGER!!! Talk to me about swagger when you've won something, Boyz -- but you ain't won jack-shite jus yet, not even one regular season game.
Talk and tattos come cheap, but actions speak louder than words.
The Celtics showed us tonight that they are no match for a Heat team that added a Ray Allen while the Celtics lost a Ray Allen.
Doc, you better get these guys an appointment with Dr. Schols because they better get to jellin, fast!
SWAGGER!!!! SWAGGER? You got to be kidding.
You can't look at much, can ya, Man.
Ps. The Celtics can go allthe way to the Finals. Boy, does this forum ever stink to high heaven: they got a strike-though but no spell checking. Go figure. Way to stay with it Boston.com. I'm again being fuh-c-tious.