Friday, February 6, 2009

Celtics Lose to Lakers in OT; 110-109 (Tough Loss)

That was a tough loss last night but a great game and everything it was built up to be. I really wish the Celtics could have pulled out that game to bring those clowns on the Lakers back down to earth but it just wasn't meant to be. I just can't get over how much I hate most of the players on the team (mostly the foreign whiners). Pau Gasol tops that list with his stupid bird looking, unshaved face and retarded hair. He bitches and complains all game and then tries to act all tough when he actually makes a play or gets a call to go his way. Such a loser.
A lot of people are talking about the refs playing a big part in the outcome of this game. Although that's probably true, it's not worth getting bent out of shape about. That happens all the time and when your team is on top, you tend to analyze and criticize a lot of calls. The refs aren't perfect so you can only get so pissed about it. It's a tough gig. The one problem I did have was KG fouling out after getting a few touchy calls. That definitely changed the feel of the game and the Lakers benefited from him being gone for that last six minutes or so which were by far the most crucial.
The thing that aggravated me about this game the most was the Celtics offense at the end. Instead of continuing to play their game and run their offense which is ball movement and screening, Doc decided that the best play would be Rondo dribbling three feet away from Pierce to give him the ball while he was essentially posting up at the three point line. Then Pierce would hold it for 7-10 seconds because no one was moving or he was looking to make a move and was never able to get a good shot off. 
I love Pierce and he usually comes up HUGE in these type of games but in this instance it didn't make much sense. Kobe Bryant was up in his ass an every possession and he was anticipating his every move which kept him from getting a good shot off. There was one possession in particular in which Kobe anticipated Pierce's spin dribble and he made a nice defensive play originally but then he basically shoved his shoulder into Pierce's head with no call. This enabled the Lakers to get a steal and completely changed the rest of the game.

That was just frustrating to watch. Why do teams stop doing what works best at the end of the game? I just don't get it. Oh well. It was a good game regardless and I have a feeling we will be seeing the Lakers again...

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