Re: This is exactly what would have happened in Game 7 with Perk & KG Healthy
posted at 1/30/2011 8:42 PM EST
In Response to This is exactly what would have happened in Game 7 with Perk & KG Healthy
[QUOTE]The Celtics would not have given up the lead or the offensive rebounds that led to the loss in game 7 last year! Any thoughts?
Posted by Ortiz123[/QUOTE]
There would have been no game 6 or 7 had Bynum had been healthy. In game 1 he had 21 points, 14 rebounds, and 7 blocks......... there was no game 6 or 7 with a healthy Bynum. Sorry to make a poopoo in your pants.
Bynum and Gasol did whatever they wanted to today against Perk and Shaq, the only reason the Cs won the game was the defense of BBD. As odd as it may sound but without his defense the Cs would be going to see Sacramento who just beat the Lakers and Dallas.
Rondo did his usual disapearing act - he missed wide open jumpers and did not get to the line but he was able to get the ball to hall of famers against players who had decided that nobody but Kobe was going to beat them.
As I have said any number of times, the Cs are the best and deepest team in the league and the Spurs will be watching after the second round because they are a jump shooting team.
The Lakers have a more talented front court but do not seem interested in a 3-peat.
Therefore, the Cs will win the title in June 2011.
One of the most amazing things to me is that if the Cs win a game it is because of talent and depth and when they lose it is the refs.
The Cs clearly dominated the game in the second half but it is really hard to imagine for one second that there are any number of other point guards that would not have made the game over in the first half as opposed to the second half.
Don't think Rondo took a foul shot.... Derick Rose and any number of other of actual good point guards would have taken lots of freebies in the first half and the game would have been over much earlier.
What I heard after the game was that Perkins provided great defense during his time on the floor - what I saw was that Gasol and Bynum did whatever they wanted against both Perk and Shaq and that only Davis' defense and offense is what made their front court the star of the game.
The Lakers seem completely disinterested but I am absolutely of the opinion that D Fish is a real weakness and that they are not very deep.
I also am on record saying that the Spurs are pretenders because they are a jump shooting team, I thought the Jazz may be a darkhorse but now seeing how Big Al's defense remains ole and he has not improved one iota, the Jazz are not even pretenders let alone contenders.
With Butler the Mavs would have been contenders but are no longer even pretenders.
That leaves the Spurs and Lakers. The size of the Lakers when they finally get into the playoffs and assuming they are healhty will be the team to beat.
That leaves the Cs and Lakers size as the deciding factors for either the 18th or 17the rings..... I suggest that the health of either will be the deciding factor and for most of the last 20 years the point guard will be almost a non factor....
Today Rondo...... clang... clang.... clang... clang... clang...... never gets to the line, passes up wide open jumpers and having national guys discuss how Rondo is never covered....
Last 4 losses..... Rose, Brooks, Wall, Nash....... all had more points and I believe all had more assists.... so when there are bad match ups and other coaches and teams decide to take certain players out of the game... Rondo shows his true colors........ against the 36 year old - 7 points, 6 assists, 7 turnovers, etc.......
Is there a point at which there is a point guard who some would like to consider an elite player and elite point guard actually takes over a game? dominated by Rose, embarrassed by Brooks, Wall makes the game winning shot - Rondo is hoping that someone will score so he can just hide in the corner, and Rondo was a complete non-factor against someone who has nowhere near the talent he is teamed with but is completely outplayed by Nash.....
After Rondo is destroyed by both Evans and Udrih but his teammates bail him out can we at least attempt a discussion about Rondo's level of being overrated?