Wednesday, June 16, 2010
The Celtics 09-10 regular season was a see saw. The first couple of months, they dominated the league with winning streaks--then the rest of the regular season was not a playoff basketball team. What went wrong?
Starters weren't finishing out games. Getting an early lead and then making themselves comfortable. They were 'bored' with the regular season. But you can't blame them. When there's no competition in your own division and you've got a load of veterans on your team--there's really nothing to worry about. And they've proved it. It's a good sign of confidence, but confidence can only carry you so far.
Like every single clinching game of this years playoffs, the Celtics have lost. But in return, they followed up with a win. I feel as if they get too comfortable knowing they're up in a series, but when their season is on the line they go ALL out. And boy, do we need that tomorrow.
Unfortunately Perkins will be out for Game 7, and if this injury were to happen mid season, he'd be out for the rest of the season. So it's serious. But okay. We can do this. Out of the starting 5, Kendrick Perkins is the ONLY player that we can afford to lose. Rasheed and Big Baby are going to have to take the spotlight, and not only score, but play D and grab rebounds.
I've realized a couple of things in this series. Whatever team wins the first quarter, typically goes on to win the game. Whichever bench scores the most, typically goes on to win the game. Attacking the board is also key. Keep it close at least.
Whose going to step it up for the biggest game of their lives? Here's my prediction for Game 7:
Best game of the series. There hasn't been ONE close game. This will come down to the last couple of minutes, or better yet the last minute. Everything will be equally distributed. Ray will hit his threes, Kobe will be more of a teammate than a ball hog, Big Baby will cure his dry spell his past two games and score at least 10, and Sheed with 8. Derek Fisher absent, Ron Artest will show up, Celtics will outscore LA's bench, Pierce will lead in scoring, and Rondo will distribute the ball and score a lot in the paint. Lamar will be too busy showboating for his hollywood mistress in the stands, and the ball will be in Kobe's hands for the last two minutes.
All I know is, you guys watching better be prepared. There's a roller coaster of butterfly sightings in the near future.
Can Shrek and Donkey stop filming their next movie? We need another night like them again. Someone's gotta go off.
In the end, the Celtics have been doubted all year. "No way are they gonna make it past Lebron in Cleveland" "No way are they gonna make it past Dwight Howard and the defending East Champion Orlando Magic" "No way are they gonna make it past the defending NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant. No way." It's like playing a video game, and having to defeat all of these ridiculously hard levels to win the game. It would only make sense for the Staples Center to be silenced as the NBA Finals trophy is thrusted in the air by nothing but Celtics.
For the team I've been rooting for since October..Go Celtics. Light one up to Red. Banner 18. It's ours. Let's show em.
P.S. Due to this being the Final game in the NBA schedule, I'm pretty excited to jump on the Red Sox backs and start writing about them. But as for now, Go C's!!!!!!!!
Posted by Jeremy Weiner at 4:01 PM
Friday, June 11, 2010
I have a lot to talk about with the Celtics. Blog post sometime soon!
Posted by Jeremy Weiner at 7:07 AM
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
So, the majority of teams who win Game 3 go on to win the series.
This all in all is a humongous game for both teams. Well, every game is. But okay Ray you showed up, it's time for Kevin Garnett to shine. He's been completely out of sync, and hearing it. We all know how crazy this man is. I could picture him feeding off the crowd's insane intensity, and having a solid game (16 pts. 8 rebounds)
Rondo or Pierce will take the cake with scoring.
Clearly one of the keys to Sundays game was Kobe's foul trouble. That rarely ever happens. So far it's been Kobe and Gasol in this series. KG needs to be a lunatic tonight.
And who can't wait for Lamar Odom to get in the game. There's been rumors of the immortal Boston crowd chanting, "Ugly Sister *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap*" Is she really going to even dare coming into the Green Jungle for these three games? Extra security or not, she's going to be harassed tremendously. But don't rub him the wrong way. He could go off because when he's on his game, he's HUGE. Lamar has been absent this series so far, along with Derek Fisher, and Ron Artest. Let's give it to 'em C's. Let's show these guys what history is. It's become a race of championships.
Could this rivalry top the Yankees vs. Red Sox? ehhh.
We'll have to see how tonight goes. This series could go anyway, and I don't see the Celtics winning 3 at home. I'll take 2 out of 3. Who cares anyways. The Celtics are beasts of the East on the road this year. I have all the faith in the world in these guys. There's a lot of heart, and the Celtics will most definitely not go down without a ferocious battle on the court.
Like I said, there are still guys on both squads who have yet to show up. Who will it be tonight?
Oh by the way. Due to a very generous gift by my brother, getting me Fifa Soccer 2010 on Xbox. I definitely want to get into World Cup Soccer this year. Why not? It's the biggest sport in the world. So don't mind me if I decide to analyze what's going on this year in the soccer, or 'football', world!
Posted by Jeremy Weiner at 5:36 PM
Saturday, May 29, 2010
But that's still not good enough for this city. You've made it this far, why not win it all.
Yes better than Lebron James. Kobe's the best closer. He has about 10-12 careers buzzer beaters compared to Lebron with 2. Kobe has rings, when Lebron is ringless.
But aside from this debate that will go on for the next decade, Kobe and the Lakers will be hard to beat.
All that matters is the Celtics are playing their best right now, and they have a week off to rest up.
Props to Nate Robinson. This guy won that game for us last night.
Celtics need to win one of the first two in LA. It's going to be one hell of a series. LA Boston. WHO WANTS IT MORE?
Posted by Jeremy Weiner at 5:32 PM
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Phil Jackson possibly reuniting with the Chicago Bulls next season.
Can you say Lebron James any louder in Chi Town if that move goes down? I think that team would be announced Champions of the NBA before the season even started.
That 2010-2011 Chicago Bulls starting lineup would consist of:
PG Derrick Rose
SG Luol Deng
SF Lebron James
PF Chris Bosh (I know. Crazy, but he could end up anywhere)
C Joakhim Noah
Head Coach: Phil Jackson, one of the greatest coaches of all time. Coached two of the greatest NBA players to step on the court. Led both to multiple Championships. Wouldn't it make sense to hook this guy up with the ringless Lebron?
Damn. That's an All Star starting lineup. I wouldn't be surprised to see Michael Jordan coming out of retirement again to get to play with THAT squad.
But again, if Phil Jackson possibly moves to the Bulls next year. Lebron will be packing his bags out of Cleveland with a one way ticket to Chicago.
Posted by Jeremy Weiner at 9:01 PM
I know, I don't know how I've kept quiet with them. My post last week was completely bashing them. So I wonder if I start praising their play, they'll play under .500 baseball.
I'll keep my mouth shut. Because I believe in jinxing big time.
Keep up the solid play.
But again, I'd rather if we were in a division like the AL West. Please?
Clay Bucholtz and Jon Lester are the new aces of the pitching staff. ENOUGH SAID. Jon Lackey and Beckett are not living up to expectations. Especially after the money we dished out for them.
Imagine when Buch, Lester, Beckett, Lackey, anddd Dice K are all locked in? That's unstoppable stuff right there.
Posted by Jeremy Weiner at 1:47 PM
I beg BEG that I don't need to write another blog that's on the verge of paranoia to a collapse.
The Celtics are still up 3-1 in the series, but last night scared me. All it takes is one game to turn everything around.
The Bruins were up 3-0, lost in overtime (Game 4). The Red Sox were down 0-3, won in extra innings (Big Papi Walkoff Game 4). And now the Celtics were up 3-0, lost in overtime last night. I pray to god this isn't a reoccuring theme.
Now i'm not jumping off the Celtics bandwagon, I'll watch every game no matter what. It's just I knew what the Magic are capable of, and I feel as if it's coming.
If you're an Orlando fan, you have Game 5 in front of your home crowd. They'll be amped up after the big win. You win that game? Boston has some pressure on them and is forced to perform on their homecourt. They win that game? The Boston fans are jumping off The Big Dig, as Orlando has a Game 7 on their own floor.
The thing is Orlando came to play last night *standing ovation*. They messed up Rondo's game by sending him to the bench with 2 fouls early in the game.
Clearly everyone knows by now, who the key is to winning these games:
Gotta close it out Wednesday night. Embarrass them on their home court. Show them who the true Champions of the East are.
I wanna see Ray's Momma goin' crazaaaayyy
Posted by Jeremy Weiner at 1:35 PM