Kevin Garnett and Rasheed Wallace
Gotta give them props for great games. Garnett really put the Celtics on his back. This will be one of his more memorable games as a Celtic. Rasheed Wallace hits threes and makes some hustle plays and grabs rebounds. I have to say he did great, because I am normally not really a fan of his.
If Sheed can come off the bench and get a couple threes and a few post up a game then the Celtics are going to be difficult to beat. His defense has been amazing as well this post season
Orlando should still beat them but the thing is will Lebron stay in Cleveland. He may never win if he does
Celtics fan. How are you feeling right now?
I picked Orlando to win, but the Celtics are definitely capable of beating Orlando. Sheed has always defended Howard well. So does Perk. I like Boston's chance in the series.
I think it'll go seven.
Beyond amazing lol Long time Celtics fan, and a realist. I never thought we would win in six, and I'm not a LeBron fan so the victory is even sweeter.
And Sheltwon how can you say that already? These teams match up perfectly. Celtics have the bodies to throw at Dwight, and both have alot of stars. Should be a great series.
I think Boston will win in 6.The Magic had an easy road this year with the inecperienced bobcats and the Overated hawks who did not want to be there. Boston just beat a great team (who quit by the way) and they are now all healthy and Boston almost had it last year with no Garnett or Rasheed. I think Boston will surprised everyone and be in the finals. Mismatches everywhere
The Magic had an "easy road" with the "Overated Hawks"?
The same overrated Hawks that beat the Celtics all four times they met in the regular season?
I mean sure you can say that the regular season doesn't count for much and that in your own words the Hawks "did not want to be" in the playoffs with their less than stellar performance but I can say the same for the Cavs; The Celtics had an easy road this year with the Heat a one man team and the overrated Cavs who did not want to be there. See how easy that was?
The Celtics are a good team and it should be an intense series but don't try to take anything away from Orlando's success so far in the playoffs.
I don't know if you guys remember this, but Perkins actually did a very good job guarding Howard one-on-one in the post last year.
Even with the bigs Boston can throw at Dwight, Orlando has shown they can win even when Dwight doesn't have the best game. Their ball movement and penetration as well as half court defense is superb. Also they are a faster team than Boston and unless Boston shoots a great percentage Orlando will be able to get out in transition and get looks that way. Cleveland may have had an opportunity to beat Boston if they ran more often and played hickson and powe more often. Also Rasheed did finally show up tonight but he'll have to play that well every game for Boston to have a chance. Also like I've always said Orlando is hungry and it's shown. Yes they've played inferior comp in comparisom to Boston but at the same time the difference between Orlando sweeping teams this season and Cleveland doing it last season, lebron carried Cleveland to those sweeps and Orlando is hitting on all cylinders. They really aren't weak in any one area of the game. Having said this Boston has a chance to win the series as well. They have experience and the heart of a champion. Pierce and Allen have to play the way they did in the 08 championship run. This could be one of the best series in the past decade so it'll be exciting. I'm pulling for Orlando just because I think it'll be good and fun to see vince play on this level and see if he elevates his play like alot of superstars tend to do when they finally get a chance to play on a contending team. Orlando in 6 or 7
I agree that Orlando is not weak in any area. But i do think that Reshard Lewis HAS to have a great series in order for them to win because boston will def take Howard out of this series with Perk, Wallace, and even KG defending him. Its a toss up. any team can win and i think Boston has more to prove than Orlando does considering they lost to Orlando last year and also that the media says how "old" and washed up they are. WIth an all healthy Celtic team and much improved Rondo and another great low post defender in wallace to throw at Dwight..i like Bostons chances. and Tony Allen is playing out of his mind. Its going to come down to the role players in this series. any team can win but i say boston in 6. Unless Reshard Lewis has a great series.