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1) Stay out of foul trouble. If the Celtics are going to win game 6, it’s going to be in a close game — and they are going to need to be able to play free.
2) Establish Paul Pierce as a scorer early. If I was Doc, I’d tell him to go out super aggressive ala game 5. If he’s scoring, he opens up opportunities for everybody else.
3) Do what you’ve been doing on Kobe Bryant — make it tough as hell for him. If he’s going to beat you, he better be making high-degree of difficulty shots.
4) Try to get an early lead — make ’em panic by putting their back up against the wall.
If the Celts can do this (a tall order), #18 will be in the books.
In a game that was a nail-biter despite the final score, the Celtics reserves flat-out came to play in the 4th quarter to win this one. On a team filled with stars, Glen Davis led the way followed by Nate Robinson (despite a stupid technical on his behalf). Of course Rasheed had a “T” as well. The win evens the series, but I’m still having a hard time feeling optimistic about the Celtics’ chances in this series.
The Celtics dominated the fourth quarter yesterday, evening the NBA Finals at a game a piece. In a game that looked as though it would be squandered despite the best 3-point shooting performance in Finals history by Ray Allen (he was 7-7 at one point from behind the arc), the Celtics seemed to have every answer in the 4th. Going back to Boston now for three consecutive games with a touch of moment on their side, you’ve got to be at least a bit optimistic if you’re a Boston fan.
PS. I continue to be surprised by how well Andrew Bynum is playing — I’d look for him to be a key matchup throughout this series.
The Celtics looked like crap. A great game by Kobe, Andrew Bynum, and Pau Gasol. The refs were a bit touchy, I’d like to see them let the players play more. Chris Rock is awesome. The Celtics just got flat-out beat. It’ll be interesting to see how they respond in Game 2.