|Posted by shawn cassidy on April 20, 2013 at 11:35 PM|
Like a wave born in a sea of imperfection. KG builds steadily to reach a rhythm that allows him to be who he can be. I was worried that KG would suffer some issues with the long layoff. Those issues came out. Overall on the defensive end KG was solid with rotations, and rebounding the ball, and being a defensive presence. KG played 37 minutes in game 1, and I guess that's what Doc had in mind by resting him. The Celtics can't survive in the playoffs if KG only plays 30 minutes. Doc if fortunate that the Celtics have two days off after this game, and two days off again after game two.
As for KG's rhythm. He was off on the offensive end, and for the Celtics that was a problem. They need his scoring, and it wasn't there. He was 4-of-12 in 37 minutes.
Kevin wants his teammates to look to him for everything. He will walk with them in the darkest of nights. KG has the voice that carries his teammates, like a song. It's just not just the voice that carries or the notes on a page that move us. The lyrics within his heart speak to us, and his team. KG was half way there in game 1, and hopefully this was just one bad offensive game.