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Wed, 20 Apr 2011|
Kyle Draper, A. Sherrod Blakely, and Rich Levine break down the Celtics first two wins over the Knicks, preview the rest of the series, and answer your tweets.
Hello again everyone welcome to another play opposition of we can am Kyle Draper joined by CFA dot com -- mean and also. The Celtics and daughter Asia -- lately the Celtics now lead the series -- zero going back to New York. And you can reach us of course on Twitter by following answers we agonized Arlen being -- -- -- -- BCS sad and Kyle art Draper that the Celtics. Looking good although it's been a close one so far this series where you're -- the pace we're training right now. -- -- first training topics in the truth -- one thing I think about this series when it comes to Paul Pierce the captain is he asked to do it on both ends guard Carmelo Anthony and worry about us scoring as well opt out of the task is that for the cap. I think -- as a monumental challenge for Paul because. You know what -- you're talking about a guy that is it's like playing yourself but falters only bigger stronger and younger when you look at what those guys do their games are very similar as -- Columnist is -- for them to win this series he's got to be better on the defensive end and I think so far this series has been. A buzz good you can because no -- -- but you know. Policy you understand you still hasn't disappointed. I think last year -- that this involves the volatile every single game when he was fourth with -- LeBron. I think I -- within five minutes I think almost every game and it's a volley on the back of that hit the third -- He's created Haynes and you can have a -- of course -- you just get in trouble with -- and we come he's always been on the court and we got drops to point that. I know it you can't they did a great job but he stayed in the game is bacon Melo or any other institutes when he any team so I mean hasn't been ideal but how is an ideal Greg comella. -- and late in the game in the second half -- -- step up his office had a couple of big shots one guy. Who has also mean game two -- on -- thirty points guy's a playoff career high -- them and reduce the Knicks really had no answer for him at all especially with Chauncey Billups out. Yeah. That builds up tight Douglas in the game maybe you know keep -- put on a little bit and it is equally -- would maybe be utilized a little bit but. I mean that was heavily by I've never seen him I think you have in 94 record and most these guys doing well like 56 that's when it comes down -- it. You just beat him not every single time. And the thing is that that is a little pressure is you see him do that you wonder why can't do that as well -- I think with Rondo I think the reason Hindu and everything is good enough -- Rondo is gonna have nights where he's is not play well I think the mistake that. -- -- me was he was so damned good at the start of the season we expected to be two point fifteen assist to turnover guy every night and that's -- night game. Like give him credit he recognized that Toney Douglas is -- of -- might be Tony system we'll know defense and his exploiting it. Actually you know when the season started we're gonna talk now about the bench -- on the season started we thought a strength of this Celtics team would be their bench or ride it when they -- Decatur Perkins trade was supposed to add depth to the bench but still partners hearings that pitch has been nonexistent. Specifically Jeff Green Delonte West those guys -- getting it done. Right and you know what that Vince. You know those guys score because they're gonna get opportunities when they're on what to do that but I'm more disappointed in the fact that they're just not defending high level if you're not making buckets. Let the other team make buttons and itself real simple and knows a little more complicated that went into the date that's ruling comes down to make shots or make stops. Yeah it does it mean ducks almost losing confidence these guys you know you know by the dead -- -- decreases the prison sentence the court. That's essentially you know big babies fifteenth and July date or or coming into that debate -- below it. And right now I mean there aren't any that were you doing what what that you -- and I mean I thought they look a little better at. Did you. He does his first game back -- game one after missing last couple that we aggravated that injury. But Jeff Green looks lost out and they have lots of -- overwhelm him he's not. Being aggressive getting rebounds everyone's allowed you when he gets the ball does not come. Yeah he was in foul trouble in game two after the game Doc Rivers and he's not worried about their offense. He wants them to bring it defensively -- and has so far in the first two games right now we're gonna start taking some of your questions on Twitter. I am 968. Wants to know about the rebounding guys while the Celtics rebounding the ball so badly -- how can we get a title with export numbers. Well cobble things that we knew our team that shoots a higher percentage are gonna give very few rebounds that's a given. But the Celtics are so focused on making sure teams don't beat them in transition that a lot of times they don't crash the boards and if you don't -- the border mrs. You're just not gonna get a lot of -- of rebounds which we seizing buckets and it helps a rebounding numbers so I think more than anything else the Celtics. Because of the way they're built they're not gonna ever be a really good rebounding team was certainly leaves right they have to do better than what they've done so. Yeah and is happening what what there's there's always that there's. You know obviously with a with a ball in the job done and maybe fewer opportunities and that's what they're gonna have to do because all right if -- if there's isn't gonna play anymore you have Jermaine O'Neal. Kevin Garnett big baby is essentially injured your phone cord that's going to be out there and you know Jermaine doesn't have. The hot and -- -- to block shots but doesn't have the -- that again rebound every single night KG he's been rebounding better big baby though is that enough height disadvantage. So it's it's going to be tough I -- good for us and one of the biggest hurdles. Yeah they did out rebound -- mixing game one that slaughtered on the boards in game two but I think. He never get outrebounded by New York I don't care how bad you art -- -- option not be out rebound that you guys. Lot of long rebounds that's the one in the series with teams like New York because there's so soon so I'm happy they're going to be a lot of long rebounds and we talk about the big but -- -- -- Delonte those guys have to do better double box and their guys out because a lot of times the ball winds up in their guys. It was about ballots that's evidence enough that and that's right -- factors that that big -- right. Glen Davis -- question about -- hey don't -- what's up with Glen Davis hasn't shown up in this series at all yet re elected them with -- -- -- articles that yeah. -- it inspected the -- the start the game you know well maybe the network -- was. Two years ago that was you know -- He's injured but I mean. You know take all of its negatives obviously in game one it was you know and made it. Some decisions in game -- that help you can expect from the guy if he's deputy prime time by four or whatever makes that would happen. He made some mistakes that you that you had in that position but I don't stressed that was my big big game. It was just regular evolved just gone gone -- a little bit but it hasn't been there but his intensity picked up mr. And and that's the thing that he has to remember he has the play his game his game is not going out this June 15 when he would jump at everything kind of ball swings and is it. He's gotta be that big Fella diving into the stands tapping balls loose getting the -- is getting rebounds all the intangible things that. And made him such an integral part of this team he's got to get back to doing that and doing it with some consistency. The contract about a minute -- is -- contrary it is yes I've heard of that I think that's got to be on his mind a little -- this is this time it's time for me a little bit more money. But you have to understand that we can make money is by what does that mean he gave up a step and out and he has not -- -- and yet -- -- regular season. -- seem like he turned himself into a job here everybody here -- hustle plays those kind of things but definitely help out this team. Rondo has about shooting has been atrocious things they -- covenant of the league Jake runs or wants to know. Any obvious reason why -- it was a poor free throw shooter that's actually not his thing rich. And not only -- of interest it's gotten worse. I mean this is his career -- here. I think I don't know you wanna say this and he's he's he's just been incidents and just put them job their turnover if there's one excuse me guys' hands -- is where it. You know I can do whatever is that what sex is appropriate for negotiating. One problem though sadly for him like -- fastball up there when you think about it a lot -- -- -- that directed and it and I think that's something that may come into play with Rondo but. He's -- should be 55%. Yeah I mean that they're hinting is definitely a factor but I think the bigger factor is his reps -- run though -- notice when he just a -- the line a lot. And he's does isn't getting -- because seemed winded he's actually attacked an important while. He's just a pretty decent percentage. And for the life of me for the life of doc I don't understand why he's not an attack -- like that more often because when he does -- -- the line he doesn't and -- -- -- he's sensible option. Yet now let's go to our question of the week. -- question of the week at this how many games as the series go whose series -- he poured herself after the death of. Beginning a pick six in -- state six I still think is going to a six. The Celtics -- done enough to win in this pretty much all the down does one win of the way as far as who's the MVP. I would go to guy who's been in my opinion the difference me. -- cup I think it's not. I'm gonna -- Kevin Garnett. I'll tell you why -- and why because when the game -- mattered most Kevin Garnett has come out with the big play. It would -- game to his bucket over I Jared Jeffries and and the discipline in the in their. Big plays you -- game when that lob that he got one point five -- the -- huge huge -- Kevin Garnett lived. Yeah I think it we also -- Negative of the Sixers. I mean and -- well the Celtics apparently great. At the end of the games each time I got maybe a collar that -- -- went their way that's not gonna have missed you gotta go the other way and maybe that will decide what games. I think. Do you think -- I think a lot times when I think he should he did I. Arguing about I ominous date a lot of numbers. Is there an -- I think runners last night the guys that officers the most. -- with that -- the most. Probably made him. These stars on the. Great minds think -- -- goal with rod also arrived just jump in on eighteen bandwagon after performance -- boat -- to really control that game up offensively. Start in his -- had no answer at all. Are we give me come from a fan who writes guys Dwight Howard doesn't make that play KG AA to steal celtics' league defensive player of the year need to recall. Why Howard hit three times the best player of the year rich. You think about that they -- our hands down to meet with the defensive player. -- -- days it would or is that in 1978 or interpreted it but but yeah okay it. Maybe maybe he wouldn't do it maybe -- would guy on the ground -- maybe it would. But c'mon I've denied. That he wouldn't block the shot probably -- it could have the bucks right about that yet. Dwight Howard. Never has to go below his -- to get the bonds because of -- -- out. He's either rebound it we've committed glass we're sending it seven -- back him. Up only. I'm glad I was and was -- in the as a player in the league this year without question to -- I was surprised for a -- KG finished as -- as did -- Yeah that's what I thought as well KG I mean we don't know it's -- great defensive player but I didn't think this year he recognized that. -- and respect and offensive player of the year voting but that was news finally guys as we wrap up. We all sit this one goes X what happens in game three at guard which you know I. I think that the hearts of the sun is going to be that the tape that first rough and I think they're going to be environment their home fans that damage he's going to be nuts. I mean and is rated as the as Boston guards in the guard is. I mean there's nothing like I am just in terms of atmosphere and they usually -- to help but think this is gonna need it now there. -- in the first wave. And then plants that does not matter what happens that that's. I worry most about the role players guys like Toney Douglas guys like Billy walker guys intend to play better at home. That for the Celtics have to be the number one concern because. Doesn't matter what you do defensively I don't know I was gonna get his no firm Hughes is gonna get hit -- Billy walker the when it fills those guys you really have to make sure they don't get comfortable being at home. Yet and and then what it does this -- expects to get the dip greens -- -- -- on his own man what's he doing his bodyguard and it was created spike -- -- -- -- on the sidelines there you know you can Polamalu no matter. -- -- -- -- It's a -- by better not. Better not be -- yet at that tape all over it will be an Art Levine their -- are probably surprised me yet. -- -- -- -- --