- Interior defense on the Celtics looks different. But you know this. It’s just odd that the perimeter defense looks so different too. Watching Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry can run a pick-and-roll with David Lee and carve up the Celtics so easily — with Kevin Garnett on the floor — is worrisome . That’s probably a bit of an overreaction given the nature of the Warriors offense and their stellar guards. But I just keep imagining LeBron James and Dwyane Wade running that pick-and-roll with Chris Bosh and having a much tougher time trading buckets. Of course, that is if the Heat ever actually run a set offense. Mind you, Ellis dropped 41 points and Lee put up 26 points and 12 rebounds. The Celtics didn’t get off easy.
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We’ve basically whittled down the contenders to five teams. (It should be four right now, but I digress…)
After watching Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns dismantle the San Antonio Spurs and their iron clamp defense, I would say that I’m warming to the idea that they have a shot at the title. But watching Black Mamba and the Lakers’ triple towers makes me think otherwise. Plus, Superman over in Orlando is playing out of his mind — and staying out of foul trouble — while King James continues to befuddle me with his night and day performances. Lastly, when did it become Rajon Rondo’s team? (Methinks some time in February.)
So, can you help a brother out? Which team do you think is going all the way?