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Posted by shawn cassidy on May 7, 2012 at 5:30 AM



I fall asleep after a while. Then the normal routine happens. My everyday nightmare returns. The Celtics shoot, and shoot, but nothing goes in. Rondo is setting them up, but nothing goes in. This is a real dream that I have.  Nothing worse than a Celtics shooting slump.


When I awaken I don't remember exactly what I dreamed of,  but I remember demons, lurking in the shadows behind the back board. I awaken in my bed, breathless, and I inhale deeply.  I remember the other breathless awakening nights, but after Sunday's game I could  fall asleep much easier. 


“We were all locked in. Sometimes individually we get a little dysfunctional at times, but (last night) everybody was very communicative,” Garnett said. “Guys were giving tips. I don’t like to bring up the past, but these were some of the things we’ve done in the past. There was a lot of dialogue (yesterday). You could tell in the layup lines how guys were focused in. We could feel it. And we carried that onto the court. That was big.”


Sunday we actually saw  potential from  this team on the offensive end. Rondo was completely  engaged in the entire game.


“Our defensive energy is what really got us going,” Rivers said. “I think they had eight turnovers, maybe 10 in the first quarter. We had over 24 deflections at halftime. If we have that number for the game, we’d be very happy. So I thought that got it started.

“I thought we ran (last night), you know? We talked about walking the ball — we’ve got to stop walking the ball up. I thought everybody, not just Rondo, responded to that. I thought the bigs, like Kevin, ran the floor, and gave us space. It was just a nice way of playing.”

 


Everything starts with Rondo, and the  same goes for the defensive approach of the game. Everything  is fueled by the Celtics defense, and it always will be.


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3 Comments

Reply paul
9:27 AM on May 7, 2012 
I love hearing Rondo talk about the importance of defense. When he is fully engaged defensively, everything seems to flow from there.

Hate to hear the satisfaction bout Js. We need to attack the basket. We can't just live on a soma diet of heavenly Js.
Reply Franklin
1:23 PM on May 7, 2012 
paul says...
I love hearing Rondo talk about the importance of defense. When he is fully engaged defensively, everything seems to flow from there.

Hate to hear the satisfaction bout Js. We need to attack the basket. We can't just live on a soma diet of heavenly Js.



Give it time. Rondo is attacking, but he's really opened up the shooters by attacking.
Reply paul
3:22 PM on May 7, 2012 
Franklin says...
Give it time. Rondo is attacking, but he's really opened up the shooters by attacking.


But the other guys have to attack to. Why is Bradley the only one cutting to the basket, and sometimes Garnett,and VERY occasionally Pierce?

And why isn't Pierce tossing passes to a cutting Rondo? These two guys should be tossing the ball back and forth like two tennis players volleying. They are only the two best passer/scorer players in the league, outside of Lebron and Paul!