Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Ubuntu! KG and the Cs are in it together,
Will those fans hate us more 'cause KG said they're "fair weather?"
Big time booing for KG, then cheering one and all,
As a teary Allen Iverson presented tonight's game ball.
Joey Crawford, a ref tonight, was born in Philly,
Evidence of that in this game would be silly.
As boos for KG throughout the crowd did resound,
Ray scored first for the Cs, on an offensive rebound!
Three minutes into Q1 two fouls on Ray,
Rondo coast to coast, Pierce starting to play.
Brand: hoop, deflection, steal, hoop, what the heck?
Guess feeling better are those spasms in his neck.
Game 5 Bass was stellar, he scored so much,
Tonight he's having trouble finding his touch.
Silly foul on Stiemsma close to the end of Q1,
Sixers were up 3 when the Q was done.
KG scored early Q2, then Dooling a good steal,
Turnovers by Ray, hasn't quite gotten his feel.
Pietrus, offensive interference, great effort had he,
Pierce took the lead, after some scoring by KG.
Cs an 8-0 run on Sixers too quick play,
Hard to the hoop, offensive (3rd) foul on Ray.
.5 seconds left Q2 an aggressive Pietrus for three,
Cs up 3 to start (cheap rhyme) Q3.
A video of the first half (36-33) would be hard to sell,
Let's bill it as both teams playing defense well.
Hubie Brown says "there you go," every time Sixers score,
He needs to at least mention the Cs, and not do that any more!
Q3 Sixers show some life, Iguodala a loud dunk,
Of the Cs only Pierce is not in a funk.
If you've watched all the games you 've probably heard,
Whichever team is behind somehow survives in the third.
Iguodala for three, then Williams for two,
KG from outside, showing what he could do.
Rondo at the buzzer, Sixers up 4 to start Q4,
Several offensive rebounds, KG finally did score.
Hollins worked hard, some offense, some D,
Early Q4, Holiday scoring all we did see.
Cs turnovers galore, no shots can they make,
7:07 left, double digit lead the Sixers did take.
5th foul on Ray, that is all he is doing.
(When KG touches the ball, the crowd's still booing).
KG is working, so are Pierce and Rondo,
We're missing that Celtics Ball we are all so fond o'.
Sixers are scoring at will, finally Ray off the curl,
Watching this game is making me hurl.
On a tough catch, RAY ALLEN FOR THREE,
31.4 left, three by Captain P.
The Sixers won this game, primarily in the paint,
Cs wrapping up this series today? Oh, no, they ain't.
So, we are off to Boston, we'll win it at home,
LET'S GO CELTICS, that's the end of this poem.
Posted by CELTICSLOVE at 7:47 PM
Friday, May 18, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
In this series, one thing Doc's said very much, On every offensive play KG must get a touch. During the pregame with Donny a sighting of our pal, The guy Tommy Heinsohn loves, tho he's a Bull--Scal. Hollins was an accomplished high jumper in the PAC Ten, As an NBA player needs that inner leaper again. When the Cs won the tip the fans got loud, Iguodala's steal and score ignited the crowd. Sixers started juiced up on a 10-4 run, Bass finally hard to the hoop four minutes gone Q1. An 8-0 Cs run got them a two point lead, Young and Holiday getting what the Sixers need. Pierce hard to the hoop, smacked the glass after the dunk, Twice! Just he and Rondo no shooting funk. Pierce: more points than Game 2 just in Q1, Ugh, Williams for three when the Q clock was done. When Pietrus is in this building in his mind he must see, His concussive fall--hooray, he made a three, a three (later a three). Q2 Cs 28-10 run, all of the Cs are scoring, Ray, Dooling, Pierce, Bass, Rondo,KG--not boring! For a time in Q2 the Cs could do no wrong, 11 point lead at the half, Rondo finished strong. The beat goes on for the Cs to start Q3, KG is still hot, Pierce (cheap rhyme) for three! Few Cs turnovers, love Rondo's coast to coast, He, Pierce and KG are scoring the most! Rondo's hitting his bank shot it looks like at will, Fast up the court, seems everyone else stands still. All the Cs were involved, even Hollins was in it, They know it's important--this first away game to win it. A moment of glory for this Sixers group, On a Williams to Young alley-oop. Cs dominated in rebounds (!) and points in the paint, Same team as games one and two? Oh, no, they ain't! Tonight the Cs caused the Sixers nothing but trouble, Rondo, Pierce and KG each had a double double. To get back home court advantage the Celtics did their part, Love the resolve of this team, they play with all heart.
Posted by CELTICSLOVE at 6:31 PM
Monday, May 14, 2012
Cs with the tip, hoop by KG,
Hoop by Bass after Bradley for three,
Another hoop by Bass, Cs 9-0 run
And that's the way they started Q1.
For Bradley and KG, in came Stiemsma and Ray,
Iguodala getting hot, two threes Jrue Holi-day.
Good shots and free throws by Brandon Bass,
Ray cutting to the hoop on a Rondo pass.
A beautiful sight--Pietrus hard to the hoop,
Stiemsma, too, they're an energized group.
Cs up by four to start Q2,
Sixers brief lead--we saw what Hollins could do.
Bass went cold, then hurt was Bradley,
Ray in for him but we need his D badly.
Have to love Hollins, his athleticism and D,
Sixers take the lead, Holiday his third three.
Pierce for three, at the half Cs up two,
Sixers in the game because of their guy Jrue.
No score either team til Iguodala--and one,
He missed, poor scoring, Q3 half done.
First hoop for the Cs over six minutes, by Bass,
Who got his fourth foul when Iguodala tried to pass.
Brand, with neck spasms, first seven points all Q3,
Pierce too many turnovers, another lead Sixers see.
Q3 Sixers went on a 14-0 run,
Cs played like they had already gotten the job done.
End Q3 Pierce, lead down to 8, at the free throw line,
2 for 16, 6 turnovers, no wonder they're behind.
The fix for Q4, it is Doc's call.
Simple, says he, gotta move the ball!
After 17.5 minutes out, back in is Bradley,
Start Q4 KG scored, Cs needed that badly.
Q4 led by the energy and defense of KG,
First of the playoffs, Pietrus for three, then three!
Halfway though Q4 Sixers couldn't inbound,
Followed by KG a loud dunk so sound.
4:10 left Q4 KG for the tie at 65
His defense and rebounding keeping the Cs alive.
The lead kept changing between each group,
Then the crowd went nuts, Rondo-KG alley-oop!
2:17 left for Bradley second three,
Fourth for Holiday, then RAY ALLEN FOR THREE!
RAY ALLEN FOR THREE, but this game is done,
Cs lost by one, playoff score is--ugh--one to one.
Posted by CELTICSLOVE at 7:14 PM
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The healthiest C of them all Doc says might be Ray, Hope Pierce's knee, Bradley's shoulder won't get in the way. Tonight Bill Kennedy's a ref, drama with Doc in '09, Doc said then unprofessionalism is what Bill did define. Hawks' owner Gearon, Jr, said a dirty player is KG, He complained about calls? 5 games even as can be. Hawks (Williams) started out on a 5-0 run, Bradley a steal, KG scored--and one! Early Q1 Pierce a steal, KG a steal, Cs have more Steals than field goals, tho Bass starting to score. Flying down the court, Rondo coast to coast, Smith's "hahd to guahd," he shoots the most. 9-2 run by the Hawks stopped by Pierce, Two free throws, then a three, he is...fierce! Stiemsma with a block, broke up the Hawks rhythm, Glad early in this game, Doc went with him. Hinrich at the buzzer, Hawks end Q1 up three, 5 minutes 20 seconds no score by any C. Finally KG, then Pietrus with a jam, it's loud, Cs depend on enthusiasm from their home crowd. Cs turnovers galore by early Q2, Pierce came back in, knew just what to do! Cs are juiced, Pierce, Rondo, KG, Bradley, Great D and some offense needed so badly. Cs going to the hoop, a 21-3 (16-0) run, Cs up 6 when the half was done. Q3 Cs were aggressive, lead by Bradley and KG, Always hard to the hoop, The Truth, Captain P. Q3 KG in longer than usual minutes--five, He was doing everything to keep the Cs alive. Doc's decision to use Hollins is easy to support, He brings athleticism and energy to the court. 2 minutes left in Q3 what did we see? At long last, RAY ALLEN FOR THREE! At the buzzer Rondo's shot the Cs did need, They start Q4 with a 4 point lead.I KG blocked Dampier to start Q4, At the other end he continued to score--and score. Pierce had two ugly turnovers, Cs had to hang tough, As the Hawks made a run, physical play was rough. KG went to the bench, he had to get rest, 10-2 run by the Hawks, they played their best. Even when KG came back into the mix, Smith scored, Hawks up 77-76. Horford scored, then Pierce ended the 14-2 run, KG scored, Cs up 1, Ray free throws, made one. 11 blocks for the Cs, 3 seconds left, one by Pierce, Crazy ending. Cs WIN!! They are all fierce! An interesting stat, using Tom Heinsohn's word "nifty," Doc's 50th post-season win at the age of 50!
Posted by CELTICSLOVE at 7:48 PM
Friday, May 4, 2012
Game to game decision for Number 20, Ray,
After missing 11 games, he is playing today!
Rondo with the ball, Hawks looking at him,
Bradley cut to the hoop like he was playing in the gym.
Early fouls on Collins, of Dampier we caught sight,
He's played nine minutes since St. Patrick's night.
The Hawks' 7-0 run was stopped by Ray,
Who scored a hoop on his very first play!
Turnovers were even, both teams had four,
A thrill to see Ray run around--and score.
Cs start Q2 down by two,
Because Joe Johnson did what he had to do.
The crowd was quiet, nervous about what they did see,
Til a sigh of relief, Pietrus for three.
Ray, three of five shooting, minutes, nine,
Hope there's no ankle swelling and he feels fine.
No Josh Smith tonight, an energized Tracy McG,
Cs take back the lead on Rondo to KG.
Halfway through Q2 again we see Ray,
Teague coast to coast, no one got in his way.
No field goals, just free throws, for Captain Pierce,
Til under two left Q2, he's still fierce.
McG was on fire, then he got hurt,
Cs ended Q2, up 2, a 6-0 spurt.
You know Doc told the Cs to go where there ain't
Any Hawks bigs to stop them--in the paint!
Rondo dribbled so long, seconds left til the pass,
Then hard to the hoop, good dunk by Bass.
Q3 Rondo to KG, alley-oop,
Signs of energy for the Cs group!
Seems his ankle was better so in came McG,
Cs have to be careful, turnovers Captain P.
Under 5 left, Q3, again we saw Ray,
Just as the Hawks took the lead away.
Bradley went to the locker room with a sore shoulder,
Relying on the experience of the Cs who are older.
Hawks get layups with every pick and roll,
Cs need less dribbling, gotta go to the hole.
They start Q4, the score's 60 to 58,
Teague tied, Pietrus for three, Ray on the cut--great!
Rondo to the hoop, Pierce for three,
Good steals and ball movement, especially great D.
The Cs went on an 11-0 run,
Though Teague kept getting his work done.
11-0 run by the Hawks, 80 the tie,
Five minutes Cs no scoring, don't know why.
14.9 left, 11th rebound for KG,
Pierce with the miss, overtime we'll see.
Rondo scored, stole the ball, slipped on a wet spot,
Pierce hard to the hoop, over Johnson he shot.
Pierce turnover, KG got it, on the floor--timeout,
Doc had to tap the ref who didn't hear him shout!
Hawks Johnson scored, going hard to the hoop,
Shot clock violations by the Cs group.
1:00 left, foul on Pietrus, terrible call,
"Ball don't lie," Hawks' shots wouldn't fall.
Huge minutes KG, Pierce, Rondo and Ray,
Phew! With Pietrus these guys saved the day!
Love that our point guard causes all kind of trouble,
Tonight Rondo's 7th playoff triple double.
At the end of each poem it is important to know,
Rondo double digit assist games, 26 in a row!
Posted by CELTICSLOVE at 7:37 PM