This series is going to give me some sort of lifelong heart condition. The rapid change in my heart rate for 2.5 hours over the next three or so weeks cannot be good for me. But, neither are milk or cell phones, so the world doesn’t want you to live very long anyways. I still really wish the Celtics would just do the basketball stuff in a way that makes them have (and maintain) a decent lead. Just one time this season, I would like for a big game to not be in doubt with 5 seconds left. Just once, I want to hear the final buzzer and not let out a sigh of relief that shakes the floor. I honestly doubt that will happen, but a man can dream.
The Bucks are the absolute last team I wanted to face in round one mainly due to the lanky Greek boy they call “Giannis.” He’s a good ballplayer, that one. And they’ve surrounded him with some pretty good shooters and wing defenders that share the ball. This is just me, but I’d rather play the team with bad shooters and bad defenders. But you gotta take what you’re given and make the best of it. Shoutout to Danny Woodhead.
I won’t lie, I kinda liked what I saw from the C’s today. Al Horford more than proved he’s worth the max money with a huge 24-point, 12-rebound, 4-assist game. Not to mention, he was 13-14 from the free throw line. This season is essentially a wash without Kyrie, but a playoff run lead by Al and the young guys would make my pretty little heart so warm. If Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown can shoot consistently from three, the C’s should be in pretty good position to win this series. We know Tatum is consistent, and Big Al is always good for 16-8-4. The young bucks (get it?) gotta come through for them to move on. It seems like all season long, Tatum, Jaylen and Terry have relished in their secondary role with Kyrie and Al leading the charge, and there is nothing wrong with that. Now it’s time for them to grab the bull by the horns and win some games. We know it can happen, but whether or not it will happen remains to be seen.
Thank god we pulled out that W today, though. We’d have been kinda SOL if we lost home court. This is the Terry that needs to stay, though. This is Scary Terry. GMB Chum. He was rusty to start the game but shrugged it off and hit three huge threes in the fourth, including a disgusting go-ahead step-back with 0.7 seconds left. SCARY TERRY. HAIL MARY. NO TALE FAIRY. ALL REAL, VERY EXTRAORDINARY!
P.S. Khris Middleton can go fly a kite, that ball was on his fingertip when the buzzer sounded and you will never convince me otherwise.
On to Game 2. I would love some better three-point shooting as that seems to be the only way to combat a team with a 6’11” point forward that can dribble the length of the floor in four steps but coincidentally cannot shoot from outside of the paint. I believe in Brad.