Re: The media does not believe. Do the faithful?
posted at 3/2/2013 12:56 PM EST
In response to Fierce34's comment:
In response to OneOnOne's comment:
Well thats your opinion, I just don't agree with it. The fans IMO don't even figure into this discussion. The Heat have the same expectations whether they are playing a number 2 seed or a number 8 seed. Either way a loss in a series and they get labeled a one hit wonder. That has nothing to do with who beat them. Spurs just lost the first round to a 8th seed, the Mavs also lost to a 8 seed i believe after winning 66 games.
Not sure what the Celtics overachieving and the Heat being labeled as a one hit wonder has to do with the original discussions.
At the beginning of the season, GK made a thread about the Celts not being in the discussion for winning a championship this season.
Again, it's the expectations, no matter what the Heat players say, it's in their heads that they have to repeat. Just like Pierce said the Big 3 of KG, Pierce, and Ray are nothing special if they don't win 2 rings.
There are no guarantees in anything, but to suggest the Celtics do not have fighting chance against the Heat based on the past is wrong. To suggest that we cannot beat the Knicks is really wrong. We absolutely could. If we do not sustain anymore injuries and the other teams do, we will be even stronger.
Remember if the Celtics build momentum Pierce and Garnett will give everything they have in the playoffs. Green if he can play well in three out of every four versus showing up only half the time. This team becomes a terror during the playoffs. Green is so talented, he may be a top ten talent, of course he is not that as a performer, but he shows up more frequently than ever now. If Pierce can learn to let Green take over at the right times in the playoffs with our defense I want to say it again we will be very strong. We have tools we did not have last year, a healthy Bradley, Lee and some scorers on the bench. Lastly I believe Terry has a playoff gear that he will find and this with our veteran experience will make us the toughest 5,6,7,or 8th seed in NBA history.
The schedule is tougher, I think we are going to play well from this point on. I could change my mind by next week but I saw something last night. The Celtics are built for the playoffs no matter what the seed.