Celtics deal with adversity

Celtics deal with adversity

There are 12 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from May 12, 2009, titled Celtics deal with adversity. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

For each of the past two seasons, emotion has been the chief companion of the Boston Celtics ' playoff experience.

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wizard79

Deland, FL

#1 May 12, 2009
they let boston beat them cause they honestly don't have the heart of a real challenger...they are not hungry like cleveland is...when u have a team down by ten and ur in the 4th quarter u go for the kill...u ATTACK...Davis at a young age has played with more heart than Dwight Howard and honestly Superman needs to either step up or give his cape to Davis...alot of people say D12 is overrated,and honestly his showing it..
Manny San Miguel

Eddyville, KY

#2 May 13, 2009
STICK WITH THE PLAN! STICK WITH THE PLAN! STICK WITH THE PLAN!

RUN and DRIVE TO THE BASKET. GRAB REBOUNDS and GUARD, GUARD, GUARD!!!

NO 3-point shots (that is, fewer than 10). And when they start their comebacks, drive to the basket, or shoot short high-percentage shots (of the 6 to 12 foot range).

And STICK TTO THE PLAYERS THAT ARE STEADY: Lewis, Howard-Gortat, Alston and Lee. Use Redick and MP as subs. Order Turk and Alston to STOP jacking up the 3's!!!

It's THAT simple!!!
Larry

Winter Springs, FL

#3 May 13, 2009
C-H-O-K-E!!!!

How about this. The Magic win the playoffs and we finish their new venue. They Choke and it's the Amway/
Old Knight

Tampa, FL

#4 May 13, 2009
Manny San Miguel wrote:
STICK WITH THE PLAN! STICK WITH THE PLAN! STICK WITH THE PLAN!
RUN and DRIVE TO THE BASKET. GRAB REBOUNDS and GUARD, GUARD, GUARD!!!
NO 3-point shots (that is, fewer than 10). And when they start their comebacks, drive to the basket, or shoot short high-percentage shots (of the 6 to 12 foot range).
And STICK TTO THE PLAYERS THAT ARE STEADY: Lewis, Howard-Gortat, Alston and Lee. Use Redick and MP as subs. Order Turk and Alston to STOP jacking up the 3's!!!
It's THAT simple!!!
I am a woman and certainly no basketball guru but even I can understand--you are exactly right - why can't the "professionals" understand this??????
The Kid

Centereach, NY

#5 May 13, 2009
As much criticism as I have given Rashard Lewis for not playing up to his contract, he was pretty good last night in fact for this series to be honest. The last two games are reasons why Orlando will not win an Nba title this year let alone make it to the finals. They can't close out games.
JJW

Louisville, KY

#6 May 13, 2009
Build for next year! I hate to conceed but we are not beating the Celtics in Boston game 7...of course that is assuming we win game 6. The Magic do not have the heart of a champion. The Celtics are minus Garnnet, Perkins has a bad wing, they are down 14 in the fourth, but the champion just wins. Until the Magic obtain that heart...we as fans are just like the bride left at the altar.
shelly0723

United States

#7 May 13, 2009
The Magic have no 'heart' in their hustle. We don't play as a team, we play as individuals on a team. No high fives, no emotion except for bad calls. We need a team leader that encourages the other players. Until the Magic come together as one and DESIRE to win, it won't happen.
West

Houston, TX

#8 May 13, 2009
shelly0723 wrote:
The Magic have no 'heart' in their hustle. We don't play as a team, we play as individuals on a team. No high fives, no emotion except for bad calls. We need a team leader that encourages the other players. Until the Magic come together as one and DESIRE to win, it won't happen.
Never underestimate the heart of a choker
Magicact07

Lake Wales, FL

#9 May 13, 2009
"It's hard to explain" as Turk puts it.. Lol It's not hard to explain. He said it himself. They stopped driving the ball and attacking the rim. The same exact thing that almost blew game one and their 28 point lead. The same thing that cost them game one in the Philly series and almost game two as well. They tense up and fall apart under the slightest bit of pressure becoming a one on one basketball team jacking up ridiculous, contested 3s with the shot clock running down instead of continuing with what's worked the whole entire game. Playing as a team. Moving without the ball. Putting the head down and driving to the rack. As a fan it is beyond frustrating watching a team whom I believe to be much more talented than Boston have these types of inexcuseable meltdowns. It's absolutely pathetic.
big vern

Lady Lake, FL

#10 May 13, 2009
what is hard to explain is why do I keep watching the magic games and shorten my life span. choke does not begin to explain the magics problems.
Magic

Satellite Beach, FL

#12 May 13, 2009
"It's hard to explain" as Turk puts it..

Hedo is not a point guard
Hedo is not a point guard
Hedo is not a point guard

It's easy to explain,

watch the tape, Hedo plays the point in the 4th and the offense grinds to a halt.

This has been going on all year

It's easy to explain

Hedo is not a point guard
Hedo is not a point guard
Hedo is not a point guard
viagrafalls

Haverhill, MA

#13 May 14, 2009
Celtics are exhausted ---that's E-X-H-A-U-S-T-E-D--- wasted, legless, and their "game" shows it; they stand around, waiting for someone else to "move" or do SOMETHING. Still they win. Conclusion: Magic is intimidated, feeling like impostors who don't belong near a League Champioship Game.

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