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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 ...

On to Dallas

Like it or not, Celtics take charge Indignation over an uncalled foul in the last minute of the Celtics’ Game 2 win has shook the NBA to its cash-filled soul. Well, that may be helium-fueled hyperbole.  After all, anyone who watches the NBA even casually understands that the quality of the league’s officiating crew is, shall we say, competency challenged. Inconsistency is the refs’ greatest flaw. A foul one minute becomes great defense in another. Establishing a standard is the most important trait for all officials in all sports. An umpire working behind the plate calls pitches on the ...

June 10, 2024|Categories: Celtics, Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Kyrie Irving, NBA|0 Comments

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, ...

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