|Posted by shawn cassidy on June 5, 2012 at 12:55 PM|
On a blank sheet, a picture forms, With only black ink, a story is born. A stroke here, a blank spot left there, It is magical, how simply a story has come. With a three-point line as his canvas, a ball as his brush. A story unfolds for Ray Allen. He's grown stronger as this postseason comes closer to the end. At the strat of this series, Ray was used as the problem. He had his issues, but he seems more comfortable. His ark is back, and he's truly playing admirable defense on Wade.
Ray has been a Heat killer in the past two seasons. If he's able to carry over his hot hand into game five, and into game six. Than the Heat are in trouble. I think Ray has played as a great 4th option. The Celtics haven't focused too much on Ray off of screens. It has hurt the Celtics before. Because they waste so much time off the clock waiting for Ray to cut through the screen. The end result after the screen hasn't always worked. Ray has been trapped much easier this season. I give Ray credit for his ability to step back for Bradley. But also for his ability to work through the pain. I'm sure it's one of the toughest things he's ever been through.
Ray is a clutch shooter, and he hit a big time three again, in-game two to send the game into overtime. Ray's value is his ability to hit key baskets, or huge three's. Ray may have the worst shooting game of his career, but when the game is on the line. Ray hits a three for the Celtics. Ray has always been the Celtic out of the spotlight. He's one of the hardest working guys in the NBA. He's in love with his craft, and it will be a sad day when you know Ray isn't in the arena 3 hours before the game getting shots up.