The West was won last night by Kobe and the Lakers knocking off last year’s champs, San Antonio. Now the question remains; who will the Lakers face in the NBA Finals?
Which brings us to tonight.
The Celtics are heading back to Detroit for Game Six of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals. The Celtics are up three games to two. (That was for all our friends that have been living under a rock, or in a cave for the past week and a half.) This game isn’t a “must win” but as a fan wouldn’t you feel happier closing the series out in six opposed to having to come back to Boston on Sunday?
Yeah, me too.
So now we wonder, as fans, which Celtics team is going to come out in game six? Is it the team that dominated the Pistons through three quarters in Wednesday’s game, or is it going to be the team that let a 25 point lead slip to one in the fourth quarter.
The fan in me really wants to see the former but it’s going to take some serious stepping up. Rajon and Perk did just that on Wednesday but can they do it two games straight? Ray Ray was lights out hitting 5 of 6, can he hit those same shots? Will Paul Pierce support like he did Wednesday or try and be a hero?
All the questions will be answered tonight. Well, almost all of them. If the C’s lose, it won’t answer the who plays L.A. question. As great as it would be for the C’s to celebrate winning the East on their own court, I don’t think this team really wants to celebrate the East as much as they want to celebrate an NBA Championship.
So I plea to the C’s:
-Don’t get in foul trouble, this way your starters can stay in the game.
-Pierce, put up a couple threes, if they fall you’re on. If you miss stop trying to force it (hero shots) and start driving the lane.
-Rajon, drive the lane as well and make the Pistons think you’re shooting, but instead of shooting dish to Perk or KG to slam it home.
-Ray Ray, the new arm sleeve is what you were missing, now rain down the threes.
-Bang the boards like you did in Game 5
I see Pierce taking over this game and going for around 35-40 points. For some reason I see him doing what he did in Game 7 against Cleveland and putting the team on his back and getting the job done as the senior man on the C’s and more importantly the Captain.
Then we can all dance like Gino…