The Moonball Blog

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Same As It Ever Was

To be real for second, the Spurs look like they are going to run the table.  OKC is awesome and the could break through.  But Pop, Timmy and Tony have got that familiar buzz saw cranking.  For the most part, ever since they swept the Blazers in the 1999 Western Conference Finals, I have had a smoldering hatred for the Spurs.  But the consistency of their excellence has won we over as an admirer. 

Some words on the maestro

"When you've got Rondo at the point, you're going to find shots. He's going to get you open shots where, literally, you're standing under the basket and just dunk the ball. It makes it pretty easy, especially when you get in there, first couple of possessions, get a couple of buckets, that really seemed to ease everything up and slow everything down." - Greg Stiemsma

"Now, when they say, `The Big Three,' we all know they mean Rondo." - Andre Iguodala

Sunday, May 13, 2012

'It may not be. Look at us'

It is good to renew the most storied rivalry in NBA playoffs, especially with the Celtics stealing a win on a night when no one but KG had the touch. Though no other two franchises have met more in the post season than the Celtics and Sixers, they had not battled outside of the regular season since 2002.
Garnett's play has been astonishing. He, Ray and Paul can all see the end of the road is near. They are playing for their basketball lives. As the last healthy one standing of the Big Three, KG has stepped up to shoulder the load. He runs the court so hard each and every play my eyes are tearing as I type. He has been increasingly focused and aggressive on offense beginning in the late regular season, when the Celtics schedule turned brutal, and every win mattered. The bell rang. KG answered. So can it last? This is year 5 since KG and Ray came to town. By all rights, the ride should already be over. But it is not. Rajon Rondo addressed the Celtics age and injuries at the end of this interview. I love Rajon Rondo.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Bring it, Boston.