Sports Sunday: Cross Exam on Celtics 5-23-10
Chemistry brought -- -- Chris Gasper of the Boston Globe Bob Ryan of Boston what -- think he's prepared up another cable network quite often do we want them off the board. I'm actually getting about that we get right to the Rondo play Bob bomb that place says a lot about the player. This series. But the Celtics are doing right highly symbolic naturally I mean because it showed the effort was there also. No we talk about your personal involvement in a play that that did that that finger tip controlled the ball with those extraordinarily long line. Then jumps up like this shortstop with the -- -- -- the -- without -- they -- -- like. It was horrific quality effort but I'm telling you yes let's listen to the best. I mean let everything about that is -- tremendous play but still you have to look he's doing that you're down 30. Where's the urgency. Where is the desperation how do you not see him coming. Bob -- that's a great play but the bottom line is Jason Williams died that they didn't happen knocks the ball out of bounds where he gets the ball that only happens because somebody else let it. While I don't regret that I mean I have watched enough NBA basketball around here and it would dive for balls on the ground balls like we got up 20. You know the first half. -- gold always did you guys run after you got it's not about if you actually that you shouldn't be playing I mean I disagree with you I think most guys don't dive for for the Celtics. All it does is get to this time -- Bob always. From when I was a kid in the eighties when you covered in the sixties all those big hits at this time a year no matter who's on the team was worn a uniform. And they know how to play at this time a year they noted that that ball. Magic does well this this young man is playing an extraordinarily high level mean by the John Waddell is the talk of the NBA in the playoffs he's the most discussed player in the playoffs and that's just another. Just little story of his. Chapter you know in his in his book that's all that he's compiling on on on as you make yourself a case for him. Do you regret. Didn't the magic of what I mean do think that was -- -- -- -- that's -- up the equipment it's indicative of team that lacks urgency acts focus I think they're they're easily gone to. I think they just kind of -- Where it ultimately you don't know why facts because KG wasn't there came easier I'd look for them gobble up ten god it we'll symbolic of a -- -- through and you know why because he's a lazy player he got lazy he's a 611 guy who lives by the -- Asante doesn't wanna put up but he won't do it. Just wanna go to the basket for an opportunity to him he doesn't work because like has been so easy. All goes with the big guy that double team that left him if he spots up if you think -- -- -- -- Ricky spots apiece and he's forgotten how to play and have any interest in working you expect some Bach played -- thought I was -- about like. Big -- becomes barreling into that fast break -- you think you would give my heart I'll watch that replay he's backing up to get out of the way they want no part. Of late date no they do not believe me OK I gave up on the idea of picking against the Celtics are going against the green -- about midway through the Cleveland there's just. Gave up okay you got it I think in my dad's Orlando I'd pick him against Los Angeles in the next -- Chris. Very same reasons they got -- look -- arrived they know how to win they're tougher or smarter I know LA's a different operative 1000 different years ago. They're not that different felt school way. Yeah I would certainly give the Sonics the edge at this point don't forget that that the Lakers would have Andrew prime time and I know we had that injury and anytime you have a seven foot guy. If you modicum of post ghost that's something that you have to be concerned about but the celtics' overall defense is outstanding. Even better and I like the way offense to function I would expect Glen Davis to be the leading scorer -- got -- Tell you something away they're moving -- ball is exciting because the coaching staff you know -- defense defense defense the defense is making the offense. Obviously we'd all just make the defense possible for -- of overtaking the way up a big part of Orlando's game which is transition threes they've eliminated them -- with three games of the meetings that quickly all the Lakers are much different Bob and I think Gasol is playing at a higher level. I I think that they were better team than they were to -- development assistance act and write about Bynum it will be a -- with -- -- can be history NBA needs because he's put up or a disaster artistically.
Chris Gasper and Bob Ryan join Felger to discuss the red hot Celtics.