Well, that got a little closer than expected.
During the third quarter and start of the fourth, I was back at my eighth birthday party, hopping on a tube to propel myself down a giant water slide, giggling with glee while my parents waited at the picnic tables below with Carvel cake, a handful of presents and a Keyon Dooling reverse dunk. Okay, they didn’t really have a Dooling reverse dunk waiting for me… but damn it, can you believe he did that?!?!?
Chris Wilcox, I’m falling head over heels for you. Rajon Rondo, triple-double ain’t no thang. Kevin Garnett, you can get double technicals every day if that’s what happens afterward. I’m not sure allowing Drew Gooden and Ersan Ilyasova a combined 48 points and 18 rebounds was a good look, but for a quarter and a half, watching the Celtics was joyous again.
2-0 since the All-Star break. More to come later/in the morning.