Game Day as we face the Golden State Warriors. We lost to them by 1 when we played them at home as Pierce froze and never got the shot off. We won't have Pierce tonight so will have to depend more on our young players who need to grow up in a hurry.
Speaking of one of our young players, the Globe has a good piece on Leon Powe today. I really like this kid and was happy to see that Red also liked him.
Red Auerbach, who always appreciated the kind of character instilled by a difficult upbringing and looked for instigators, was enamored with Powe. The 6-foot-8-inch, 245-pound forward may prove a steal in the second round. In just less than 10 minutes a game (which many observers argue is far too little time), Powe has shown the ability to rebound (2.6 rebounds per game) and score (3.3 PPG). His constant hustle makes good things happen.
Yes, when he is on the court, good things happen. Pierce said that he brings what the team needs. It seems everyone realizes that this kid brings what the team needs and that when he is on the court, good things happen. Everyone except Doc, that is, who for some unknown reason doesn't play him.
Shira has a piece about the injury situation. We got Perk and Wally back in the last game but both confess to having problems with their timing being off. Wally also didn't have the lift in his legs needed for his jumpers. It may take a few games for them to get back into the flow since they aren't getting any practice time. West is hoping to be back tonight but how much he will be able to play will remain to be seen.
The Herald reports that Boston is mired in mediocrity along with the rest of the Atlantic division.
The Celtics packed a four-game losing streak for their trip here yesterday, but they remain just two games out of first place in the Atlantic Division, where grading is done on the curve.
New Jersey was starting to come on and then Kristic went down. Now maybe Toronto may separate themselves if they stay healthy. Boston is capable of going on a run if everyone is healthy and Doc gets a lobotomy. Hoopsworld has a one on one interview with Sebastian Telfair.
The new look Celtics 17 has an article about the trends in shooting 3's. The Celtics are tied for third in 3 point percentage but don't take that many. We are also 4th in defending the 3 which is very surprising considering our defensive lapses recently.
Sporting News.com has a piece on treasure hunting for fantasy leagues and discussed Gerald Green. What amazed me in this piece is the number of very good and star players who have are on the injured list right now. With Pierce out, Green is getting a chance to play and hopefully will burst out in response to it.
Hoping that the Celtics break their 4 game losing streak tonight. We have the players to do it but they just haven't been playing as a team and I lay quite a bit of that at the feet of the coach. Join us on CG for the play by play. Hopefully the Celtics can get a win.