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Ainge's analogy for the ages

Posted by Julian Benbow, Globe Staff  December 31, 2009 06:08 PM

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Talking on WEEI, Danny Ainge touched on the issue the Celtics' age. Knee problems have forced both Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to miss time recently, and the refrain has been that the injuries aren't "serious" and the the Celtics are being "cautious." In explaining the task of managing the miles on all his superstars, Ainge likened it to the Red Sox managing their rotation.
"Let's say you have Pedro or Curt Schilling, and they're used to pitching 250 innings a year and going into the season you want them to pitch 180 or 190, maybe miss three starts and be fresh for the playoffs. That's what I'd liken it to."
He also praises the play of both Rajon Rondo and Tony Allen, says Glen Davis should return soon, and  bites his tongue when asked about NBA officials. For the entire interview, click here.

Also, with the ball about to drop in a few hours, a number of folks have put together their best of the decade list. RedsArmy counts down the 10 best moments of the decade, starting with Rick Pitino's resignation. John Beattie covers everything from "ubuntu" to the passing of Red Auerbach to the assembly of the Big Three in NESN's 10 defining moments of the decade. And Hardwood Houdini sifted through the YouTube clips to bring you the top five games of the decade.
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