I wrote a piece for SLAM Online about the game last night, focusing mostly on Ray’s shot and Shaq’s performance.
“I’ve shot the ball too many times,” said Allen. “I don’t question going to the bathroom. I don’t question eating. It’s just that simple for me. If I closed my eyes, I could make a good amount of shots.”
Did Rivers hesitate calling a clutch play for Allen, whose All-World jumper looked to be left in the locker room?
“Not with Ray,” Rivers said. “No, no. Ray is a shooter. Shooters make shots. So, no.”
“He’s one of those guys, he can go 0-10; you know the one guy that believes he’s going to make it is Ray. And the second group [that believes] is our team. When we drew it up, you could tell, they thought it would work and they went with it,” added Rivers.
“That’s just Ray. That’s self-explanatory. You’ve seen him do it a million times,” offered Paul Pierce. “He’s such a great player, such a clutch player. I can’t even describe being out there with him, I love playing with him. He takes so much pressure off of me, Kevin, Rondo, when you’ve got a guy you can go to.”
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