Friday, May 06, 2005

Celts Win Game 6 In OT

FROM BOB RYAN IN TODAY'S BOSTON GLOBE:
"This has been a Celtics playoff series like no other, and that is the understatement of the new millennium. We had enough crazy stuff go on in Games 1-5, what with the blowouts and the responses and road victories and all, but last night we entered a hoop twilight zone in a game that featured the single most unforgivable, untimely, stupid, and flat-out selfish on-court act in the history of the Celtics."

What can I say? When you count the Celts out, they win! It’s as simple as that.

This has been a very entertaining series between the young upstart Celts and the wily Pacers. Each team has won 2 of its 3 games in the opponent’s arena, and keeping to form, the Celts hung on for an overtime 92-89 win in Indiana.

Again, versus re-describing the game, here are some observations from the couch:

Pierce had a great game, but talk about stupid thinking. As Bill Parcells would say, taking a flagrant foul and being ejected at the end of the game became about him, and not the team. He could’ve wrapped up the game and instead allowed Indiana to tie it and send it into overtime without his services. This is what separates the Birds and Magics from these starts of today. Otherwise, it was a great game.

Antoine Walker can’t make a layup but hits the craziest shots and in fact won it for them in overtime.

And Al Jefferson is going to be a huge star in this league. He had a monster game for a kid out of high school. He had 11 points and 14 rebounds in 29 minutes. When he fills out and becomes a man, you may be looking at the next Karl Malone.

And finally, if they want to win a home game and win the series, they need to maintain the same defensive tenacity they did last night, no ifs ands or buts. All in all, wither way, a most entertaining series.

3 Comments:

Blogger Mr. Outrageous Ebay Auctions said...

Damn it. Second season where Paul and Antoine couldn't finish it off. I suppose Ainge will shipp Antoine off again?

9:28 AM  
Blogger Clublint said...

They lost the 7th by a huge margin. I just wanna spit.

Oh well... next season huh?

Deb

10:31 AM  
Blogger New England Magazine said...

They really laid an egg and it was quite disappointing to a fan like me who watched the Birds, McHales and DJs practically always step it up in game 7s. It wasn't so much they lost game 7, but to get blown out at home to boot?! Very disappointing. Thank you for your comments.

10:39 AM  

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