Re: just RAY being RAY, my nightmare is we are eliminated from the playoffs in the same way!
posted at 11/4/2012 3:07 PM EST
In response to BostonTrollSpanker's comment:
Enough of this "Ray Allen will make the difference between the Celts and the Heat" junk!!!!
Commie not sure if you have noticed but we've had an overdose of Ray Allen love in here. Time to move on. Yes, it's unfortunate he ended up on the Heat but he's an old dude now and it's a long season. Right now the Celts have to figure out how to become a good team, we are not even in the Heat's league yet.
The main difference between this year's Heat team and last year's team is NOT Ray Allen.
If you'll recall the Heat got plenty of great outside shooting against us and OKC without Ray Allen last year.
Read it again.
The main difference between this year's Heat team and last year's is NOT Ray Allen.
What is it then?
It's that Wade is healthy. If Wade stays healthy and Lebron keeps his game amped up the way it is now, we're not beating them. Ray Allen has nothing to do with it.
As for Ray being a living legend, Fierce nailed it:
"If he's an assasin waiting to deliver the dagger, the Celts should have won Game 7 of the 2010 Finals. have the facts to backup my claims. Ray only had 1 FG for 3 qtrs. in that Game 7. "
"Last season Ray was like a dull dagger in Game 7 against the Heat."
EXACTLY. Ray hit some huge shots for us but he missed a few big ones too.
Please Ray Allen fanboys just order your Heat jerseys and move on from here,
Great post, its not like Ray taking all the mins of James Jones and Mike Miller is going to shoot any better than those 2 did last postseason... I mean look at thier #'s.
Can't leave any of those 4 (Jones, Miller, Lewis, Ray) open for game winning 3's... it may even be better to foul LeBron, haha.
but I disagree with Fierce's 'if Ray was an assassin in '10/'12' comments. In Ray's defense he was seriously hurt, not even close to 100%, and almost 37 years old. Asking him to carry us in a game 7 is too much. Of course no team should depend on 35-37 year old players to shoot them to wins, which is why the c's reduced his role and are fine moving on w/o him.
2010 was obviously the biggest shame... most is us here know that if Ray was never smashed in the leg on a dirty play by Artest in game 3 that series never gets back to LA. He went 8-11 from 3 in game 2. The cheapshot Lakers told their thug to 'take him out' and Ray goes 0-16 in games 3-5. He was healed enough to play great defense on Kobe and shoot 4-12 on 3's and average 16 points in games 6 and 7... but by then Perk was out and it was the rebounding that killed us not Ray.
If either of those 2 things didn't happen... Artest messing up ray or Perk blowing out his knee, Boston raises a banner and never had to complain (correctly) that the refs gifted La a late comeback in game 7 with fantasyland no contact pahntom fouls and a parade to the line.