Really, who, besides Danny Ainge, Doc Rivers and the members of the Celtics, expected the Celtics to eliminate MVP LeBron James and the Cavaliers? and in a relatively convincing fashion no less?!
So many reasons, so little time to name them all. In honor of tonight’s Bruins game let’s do it hockey-like.
Star #3 -Rajon Rondo. Undoubtedly The #1 star of the series, but in this game the #3 star with 21 and 12 assists and 5 steals he again set the tempo and controled the game.
Star #2 -Tony Allen. He helped hold LeBron under his scoring average and forced the 2 time MVP into 9 turnovers. No single player in the NBA plays LeBron any tougher. Oh Yah, he also scored 10 points and had 3 steals-he set the tone defensively.
Star #1 -Kevin Garnett who looks like he is getting very close to being back to 100% hit his 1st 4 shots on his way to a team high 22 points and more importantly a team high 12 rebounds. Like Rondo he was unguardable.
An honorary star goes to Rasheed Wallace. Rasheed Wallace? Yes, finally he is is showing frustrate Celtics fans why Danny Ainge signed him. He hit a big 3 in the 4th quarter to put the final nail in the coffin. 10 pts, tough defense, 3 rebounds, 2 steals and a block in 23 minutes. Yes, Rasheed Wallace.
Celtics open up their series with Orlando on Sunday afternoon on Channel 5 in Florida. Game #2 Tuesday. Games #3 and #4 in Boston next Saturday and Monday the 24th.
Now it’s time for the Bruins to take care of business tonight against the Flyers and make sure we have our local sports teams in the national spotlight for a few weeks more, at least.