...Except For The C's Dancing Their Way To A Loss.
November 2, 2006 By Loyalist
A Glorious introduction in honor of Red and with it, the sense of electricity in the air.
BOSTON - NOVEMBER 01: M.L. Carr, Tom Heinson and Jo Jo White of the Boston Celtics speak about Red Auerbach during halftime. A video tribute to the late Arnold "Red" Auerbach was shown prior to the game.
And the tipoff!
Tyson Chandler wins the tip, Perk viciously swats the Hornets 1st FG attempt. Pierce...miss, Delonte...miss, Wally...miss, Wally again...miss, Wally once again...airball, Perk...miss. 0-6!
I'll spare you the rest as the C's eventually lose. 91-87.
However, take a look at this. The rest of the game looked like a bad dance. Here it is in pictures with some captions from the day's recap:
Here's Pierce doing his best "Turtle Spin". Which the other "MJ" taught him.
We wanted to win so bad," Boston's Paul Pierce said. "We wanted to win for the fans. I was definitely emotional in my play."
In a pre-game video, fans saw Auerbach holding one of the 16 championship trophies the Celtics won during his tenure - nine as a coach. But they haven't won another since 1986. And they don't appear to be close despite a recent influx of youth and athleticism.
This is a very fancy dance called the Telfair Tango! Viva La Loose Ball!
"[Chris Paul] got us back to a point where it was slipping away a little bit and just took control of the game,'' Hornets coach Byron Scott said.
"In the second half he went from passing the ball to taking control and he went to the basket because he saw the way we were defending him," Boston's Ryan Gomes said.
"Do the hokey pokey and turn yourself around". Is this the Halftime show?
"It was a very emotional night," Paul said after the Hornets' 91-87 season-opening win Wednesday night in Boston.
Paul was born one year before Boston won its last title in 1986, but last season's NBA Rookie of the Year was well aware of how much Boston's fans adored the late Celtics icon.
"Red Auerbach, he's the man," Paul said. "Being point guard, I had to make sure we stayed under control."
Doesn't look like this Red was the man. Eww, bad form Delonte, bad!
Great recap Loy! We came out so flat and relapsed to last year's form. I know that each player bears the blame but a lot goes to the coach as well. Our free throw shooting is terrible and that shows a lack of focus for everyone including the captain.
I think a little Powe would have done wonders for our energy last night. Nothing else was working so why not try.