Re: Rebounding: Addition by Subtraction
posted at 7/28/2012 10:41 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Rebounding: Addition by Subtraction
[QUOTE]I'm not whining, just stating the obvious... injuries killed the team more than an inability to rebound, it is so clearly true that ur insistance otherwise is bizarre, one thing actually led to the other in addition to multiple other problems. If you asked me a question the way I asked you several, such as "Would the Celtics have won a championship if they averaged 42 rebounds a game in the '10 regular season" well if they still faced 3 injured starters in the finals then the answer would be 'NO' How many times have you heard it said or written that those great Celtics teams 'would have won 10 titles
in a row if Russell didn't hurt his foot in game 3 and miss the rest of the playoffs in '58' C's went 1-3 with him out. What about Havlicek's shoulder in '73, or McHale's broken foot in '87 that ruined his career? Those teams lost b/c of injuries... so did the 2010 Celtics. Nobody points to a statistical concern or disparity in what the winning team did well when the losing team was missing its best player or had their 2nd best player playing at 50%. And as for last years games vs. LA, the C's didn't hit their stride and start playing well until a month after the final game with LA, you know this, they were a .500 team of out of shape bums until the all-star game, you wrongly called for them to be blown up, but the two games with LA were close nontheless.
Posted by rameakap[/QUOTE]
Again, that's your opinion. I'm not going to try to change your mind. The point is if you're put in a position to win, like leading the series 3-2, you close it out! Rise to the occasion!
So what if you're suffering injuries. The game was tied at 64-64 with 5:56 remaining in the 4th qtr. of Game 7 of the 2010 Finals. I mean KG, Pierce, or Rondo could have stepped up their game so that the Celts will win another title. Unfortunately it didn't happen, nobody stepped up.
I also gave you proof and provided actual data to backup my claims. You on the other hand keep using the word "if" and now you're adding the phrase "would have won". Again, there are no guarantees, that's only speculation.
The reason why I wanted Ainge to blow up the team before the All-Star break is because I know for a fact that a team that averages less than 40 rebounds per game will not win a championship. And that was true again last season after the Heat eliminated the Celts in the ECF.
You also can't say the Celts didn't hit their stride yet when they faced the Lakers last March 9. The Celts already had a winning record at that time. Again, more excuses from you. Every time the Celts lose you always have an excuse. I mean you can never admit that the Celts lost because the other team was better?