Friday, June 11, 2010
Fridays should be slow work days. Unfortunately, we can't always get what we want so I'm going to get right to the point today.
It’s no secret that I dislike basketball. But, let’s be honest, it’s impossible not to get into the Celtics-Lakers series. Especially us hockey fans. For Christ’s sake, we need SOMEONE from Boston to win.
Last night, the Celts tied the series 2-2. Interestingly enough, it was their bench players that did most of the work. Glen “Big Baby” Davis had 18 points and 4 offensive rebounds in 22 minutes. What? Yes. In his words, “I just felt like a beast. There’s not too many times you get to be part of something so great. I just couldn’t be denied.’’ Couldn’t be denied is an understatement. He looked like Mario after you grab one of those rainbow stars that allows you to plow through enemies like an enraged crack head. The man even drooled (it was disgusting). Davis’ performance came just in time, too. No NBA team has ever recovered from a 3-1 deficit in the finals. Sorry Phil Jackson, you got denied.
So now what? Well, the Celtics have to win 2 of the next 3. That goes without saying. The question is whether or not they can do it. Their play has been erratic and unpredictable. Guys like Ray Allen goes from shooting 80% to 0% within the span of 1 game. The Big Three have yet to show up on the same night. But! Last night the Celtics looked legitimately insane. Big Baby was drooling, Sheed’s eye were bulging, victory cries (and foul cries) had to be dropped from the game. I think LA just realized they’re dealing with a bunch of insane bastards. Ron Artest can’t touch this crazy.
That said, the Celtics and their mental disorders are going to pull this off. Crazy aside, this team is built for victory. Game 6, LA, be ready.
Samantha Lewis is a conference production assistant by day and a sports blogger by night. In what little free time she has, she is a temporary basketball fan. You can (sometimes) read more from her at Beantown Athetic Supporters. You can also follow her on Twitter here.