Celtics Grind Out a Come-From-Behind Victory Against Magic
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#1 May 13, 2009
I'm a Magic fan and Dwight is right!! FEED THE BIG DOG AND HE WILL GUARD YOUR HOUSE!! I couldn't fathom Howard's lackluster defense and rebounding( if he and the rest of the Magic are ever ordered to box out...it's falling on deaf ears), untill i went back over the stats and watched the 4th quarter again...painfully and saw as usual Van Gundy froze Howard completely out of the offense using him primarily as a high pick and roll screener. Of course when you have those pick and rolls being conducted by "Never Met An Ugly Shot He Didn't Like" Turkoglu and "All of A Sudden I'm A 3pt Shooter Not a Point Guard" Alston, Howard will never get the ball back. Now either Van Gundy doesn't know how to coach a supremely athletic 6'11, 270 freak of nature, or the players are completely tuning him out . Either way he needs to be gone...and this coming from one of his biggests supporters initially. Van Gundy's entire gameplan defies logic!! Boston only have 2 1/2 bigs (Perkins is 1, Baby is 1, Scalabrine and Moore count 1/2). Why is God's name would do ANYTHING other than feed you MONSTER ALL-STAR center all nightlong pounding against the 2 1/2 bigs as well as having your 2 6'10 forwards spend their entire nights driving the lane and posting up??? I almost puked when i saw Lewis drive a nearly wide-open lane an come within 5 feet of the basket only to kick it back out to Alston so he could jack up another missed 3!!! Orlando is clearly the more athletic and talented team. SVG NEEDS TO GO!!
#2 May 13, 2009
They may be more athletic, but take a back seat to talented. Pierce and Allen are two great clutch basketball players whose play down the stretch got them a victory. The Magic looked lost the last 5 minutes of the game. They have to go to Howard to have any chance. He's big and you know the saying "go big or go home."
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