“Let me tell you this: This team is in the present right now; we’re not worrying about what went on previously, not worried about the stats about who wins the third game and all that. We’re worried about the next game, and that’s our focus.” – Tony Allen
I’ve gotta tell you, I’m exhausted. That’s what happens when the only physical activity you participate in for an entire year is typing on a keyboard, then you play basketball for a couple hours and have to guard a 260-lb. behemoth who will be playing defensive end for UConn in the fall. Not exactly a joy ride, let me tell you. So it goes.
Now, being so exhausted and all, there are two things I could do. I could either 1) write a long and detailed game preview in which I tell you everything you need to know about Game 4, or 2) write a weak-sauce preview and catch me a nap so I can scream at Eddie F. Rush and crew through my television screen tonight.
I’m choosing option #2.
Just know that the Celtics need to get a more balanced performance offensively (can at least two of the Big Three show up tonight? Please?), go to work on the boards (they lost the board battle 43-35 in Game 3) and maybe even put a hand up on Derek Fisher in the 4th quarter.
And also? I’m not afraid. Take your “47-0 Phil Jackson” stat and “10-0 after winning the third game of a tied series” stat and shove them up Phil Jackson’s ass. I’m still confident. I’m not sure why, but I am absolutely at ease heading into tonight. I’m just feeling it. Don’t prove me wrong, Celts.
- Andrew Bynum may not play after all. Yes! If DJ Mbenga and Josh Powell are LA’s only backup big men, you don’t need me to tell you the C’s should be in good shape.
- The C’s minority owner might be fined for telling David Stern his officials suck. Awesome.