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Champs again

Celtics Banner No. 18 a group effor Apparently the Boston Celtics do come with an on-off switch. Sorry; please excuse the disrespect. Make that the World Champion Boston Celtics. After an historically lopsided loss in Game 4, the Celtics flipped the switch for Game 5 at the Garden. The Mavericks were toast before the opening tip. Dallas wore the look of a little brother who suddenly realizes big brother has no patience for any more nonsense. Luka Doncic? Done. Kyrie Irving? Done. Jason Kidd and the rest of his starry-eyed crew? Done and done. The 2023-24 Celtics made it their ...

The pressure is off

Celtics' crown is being fitted That the Celtics have drained the mystery from the NBA Finals but they haven’t diminished the entertainment value - at least not for folks in these parts. Teeth grinding, sitting in a lucky chair or wearing green underwear is no longer necessary. The Celtics are the NBA Champion-elect. The closing will be Friday in Dallas or Monday at the Garden. Sit back, relax and enjoy. There will be a storyline or two at play. There is the ongoing debate as who is more valuable: Jaylen Brown or Jayson Tatum? In this series, it has been ...

One win in the books

Celtics take charge in Game 1 What did we learn in Game 1 of the NBA Finals? The time outs are too damned long. ABC must be making the gazillion dollars Donald Trump will end up owing all those people in New York, Georgia and parts unknown. The Celtics look like they have turned an important corner. They abandoned their maddening standard operating procedure.  All season they worked with - or around - a beacon of imperfection: build a large lead in the first half, squander it in an amazing display of porous defense, indifferent rebounding and sloppy offense.  Miraculously, ...

A few thoughts …

Red Sox still look like a .500 team Floating down a lonesome stream of consciousness, hoping that ABC’s presentation of the NBA Finals achieves the worst ratings in the history of TV ratings … Two months should be enough of a sample size to take a stab at assessing the Red Sox. If someone out there has a thought feel free to weigh in. For some of us, another two months may not be enough to figure out this group. Their bullpen has been pretty good … except for days when they have looked awful. Jarren Duran looked like a ...

June 4, 2024|Categories: Celtics, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Red Sox|0 Comments

Make that 3-0

Celtics slap down Pacers - and doubters All those Hoosiers, resplendent in their yellow t-shirts and giddy with hope, must have been wholly stunned when their Little Team that Might ultimately couldn’t. The ghosts of Gene Hackman’s Hickory Huskers were not in the building. The good people of Indiana could focus on the Indy 500. Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals would, at best, delay the inevitable. Saturday night’s Celtics’ 114-111 win silenced talking heads (aka analysts) who were prepared to dip into their bag of bromides. They’d have suggested that this Celtics team really isn’t ready for ...

May 26, 2024|Categories: Celtics, Jayson Tatum, Jrue Holiday, NBA|0 Comments

As expected, it’s 2-0

Celtics slap down Pacers Indiana’s last legitimate gasp came to open the third quarter of Game 2. At halftime the Celtics had a six-point lead that really should have been at least twice that. As is their annoying habit, they had led by 12 a moment earlier and looked fully capable of frittering that completely away when they were saved by the buzzer. Why do the Celtics fray the nerves of Celtics fans? We are still searching for a psychologist, with a doctorate degree or without, who can root out a sub-conscious theory on which to peg that mystery. But, ...

May 24, 2024|Categories: Celtics, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum|0 Comments
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