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Posted by Charles P. Pierce January 31, 2010 08:28 PM
The egregious loss at the Garden today already has been thoroughly autopsied but if someone can tell me what sense it made to have Rajon Rondo on the bench with one foul during the final possession, you're smarter than I am. There was nobody on the Lakers who could handle him all day. He broke them down off the dribble almost at will. I have to believe he could have arranged for a better shot in a one-point game than a three-pointer by Ray Allen, who was only the second best Celtic named Allen on the floor, and who couldn't have hit the arena from the sidewalk yesterday.
Listen to Charlie Pierce
“Still too early, but I share the concern. Would love to see the eventual second unit guys – Baby, Jeff Green, Arroyo, West and probably Kristic – get to play together. Rondo looks exhausted and it would be helpful if Doc could cut back his minutes. Also, I strongly suspect there were concerns that Perk was not the same player anymore.”
“Packer was serious about hoops. I knew it was a big game when Musberger/Nantz would call a game with Packer. He was old school so he took delight in fundamentals such as a pick/roll or boxing out a rebounder. I'm still a young kid, but I enjoyed his analysis.”