Re: RAY at 51% from floor and 52% from 3, where will he level off? scored 15 of 17 in the 4th and another game-winner!
posted at 11/26/2012 12:53 AM EST
In response to kyceltic's comment:
Very astute obversation. Ray basically guarded, arguably the greatest offensive player of all time, and Ray did a great job, especially in game 7; Ray basically stopped Kobe, which takes a great deal of energy; Ray did his job.
In response to Celtsfan4life's comment:
In response to puddinpuddin's comment:
In response to Fiercest34's comment:
Game 7 2010 Finals
Only 1 FG from 1st to 3rd qtr.
2010 Championship Finals: R9R 19 FTA 5 FTM. .263%
I'm trying to smile through my tears!
Why are you bringing up my pain? EVERYONE had a bad final game outside of perhaps Rasheed Wallace. Ray stunk in his shooting, so did KG and so did Rondo in his play and the entire team's rebounding. Why is a Celtic fan reminding us of that pain....smile.
Here's another for you. While Ray did shoot terrible, he guarded Kobe all game and held him to about 6 for 26 shooting. Rondo had a bad game as well. Saying all that is true, if Paul Pierce out plays Artest, banner 18 is ours, simple as that Artest had our captain for lunch!!
Pierce on the other hand had to deal with Artest, which didn't require as much energy to guard, therefore Pierce should have been the one to step up and have a monster game, which he didn't.
On top of that, Pierce is the number 1 option, and the captain, he gets more plays called for him and is allow to score in many more ways than Ray. Ray is handicaped by Doc for whatever reasons, thus, Ray has to basically stand in the corner, ('cause that's what Doc said).
Therefore, because Pierce is the go to guy, it is incumbent upon him to step up and perform above average at defining moments, not have a mediocre game like he did. Pierce, because Doc has declared him the untouchable Holy Cow of the Celtics, given leniency beyond reproach, it is his obligation to excel and perform at a level that is deserving of his given privileges.
Furthermore, one could make an argument, that if Ray didn't single-handlely win game 2, then there would not have even been a game seven. How many record breaking games did Pierce have?
Conclusion: everyone struggles shooting the ball, but not everyone is given other ways to score. Ray basically had the duty of being exclusively a spot up shooter, which alone is very difficult to be consistant at, but playing with Mr. Pound the ball to death, he had no other choice...
I have much more to say, but I am tired of typing.
....To be continued.