Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The words from the Coach of the year... "It was designed for Ray," Rivers said, trying to explain his masterful piece of work. "You know, but we run it out of a different set. We disguised it. It didn't look the same. We never run it with Ray and Paul. We never run it with Rondo having the ball; it's usually a big having the ball."
This time, though, it was a guard handling the ball, and it was a beautiful thing to watch.
"Wow, it was a great play," Allen said of Rivers' creation. "I think, from the standpoint of Rondo had so many different options, he was going to have a shot, or make a play to the hole, Paul was coming off underneath the basket, and I think he was going to have Glen set the screen and go down. So we were going to get something."
Saturday was a day to forget. Monday was a night to remember.
For everyone out there who thought Ray Allen's aka "Jesus Shuttlesworth" 1-of-12 shooting performance in Game 1 was a sign of things to come, think again. The doubters have been silenced.
Allen erupted for 28 of his 30 points in the second half and drilled the go-ahead three-pointer with 2.0 seconds remaining to send the Boston Celtics to an emotional 118-115 win and knot the series at one game apiece heading to Chicago.
So far this has been the best series of games in the playoffs. This has been the only series where your really not sure who is going to win it all. Your money say's Boston but the young Baby Bulls are scary. Boston is still in a must win situation going into Chicago. One good things is that MJ is only outside in the form of a statue.