From our boy Billy Simmons:
“If you’re a Lakers fan, take solace in the fact you’ll get every call at the Staples Center if the crowd shows up; not only do these things have a way of coming around, but if Bennett Salvatore doesn’t officiate Game 3, it will be the biggest sports upset of this century.”
And who’s on the floor for last night’s game?
Joe Crawford , Bennett Salvatore , Mark Wunderlich.
I rest my case…
Amazing how that smug piece of garbage Phil Jackson wasn’t complaining about the calls after this game. Completely shocking huh? Yeah I didn’t think so. The fact that these refs are influenced that much by the home crowd (Paul Pierce’s offensive foul near the end of the game) is ridiculous.
I give Doc credit for a great jab sent Jackson’s way, “I’m just surprised he didn’t whine about fouls tonight.”
Of course I predicted this in yesterday’s column, as well as Monday’s column didn’t I?
“I know that the home team is supposed to get calls, but the free throw disparity between the C’s and Lakers was scary different. Scary in the sense that if the C’s got all these calls in game two, Kobe is going to take up residency at the line for the next three games, getting all the calls and making it that much tougher for the C’s to steal wins in Los Angeles.”
So conspiracy theories aside the Celtics, specifically Pierce and Garnett, played like a giant bag of crap combining for 8-35 from the field for 19 points combined. What happened? Pierce was the man through the first two games. Let’s just hope that the team smartens up and gets Garnett the ball on the block instead of 18 feet out.
The lone bright light on the C’s was Ray Allen’s 25 points hitting 5-5 from three before missing two down the stretch.
So I’ve been asking this entire series, but can we finally put Alien Head back into Area 51?
I think I understand the Alien mind that if Pierce and KG are shooting like a bag of ass that the offense needs to come from somewhere else but this guy is so shot happy he thinks it has to be him, every fucking time. Fucking ridiculous. At least Doc smartened up and pulled him in favor of Eddie House who, unfortunately, didn’t really fair any better.
Where was game two’s player of the game? You remember Leon Powe right? Yup, 6 minutes and 0-3 shooting. Oh well. In Powe’s defense he was hit on at least one of those shots but of course didn’t get a call.
We were beat by a guy named Kobe and a guy named Sasha. Last I checked that’s a beef and a chick’s name. So frustrating!
Here’s my plan for game four.
You start Tony Allen and put him on Kobe. Calm down, there’s a plan here.
Tony hasn’t even sniffed the floor this entire playoffs and I think that he’s hurt. Have him tape up his knuckles with brass knucks underneath and just slug Kobe right in the gut, jaw, and/or knee. Get him out of the game, take the flagrant one and suspension but at the same time hope that first hit will cause Kobe to fight back and get himself suspended for a game. That’s really the only way the Celts will get a win in LA.
Speaking of Kobe. Did anyone catch the half time piece? Kobe the family man? Yup with his daughters dressed in their white dresses and his supportive wife. HELLO, this guy is a rapist! Of course his wife is sticking with him, um, he’s the meal ticket. What a bunch of shit that entire piece was. “I’m really laid back…” until a girl doesn’t want to put out, then you force yourself on her. You are scum!
The C’s need to shoot better (Obviously) and the problems should fix themselves. Despite Kobe having almost as many free throw attempts as the whole C’s team if the Celtics hit their shots at a percentage better than 34%, chances are they win a close game like last night.