Sunday, November 11, 2007
How Was Your Weekend?
Last night the C's beat the Nets on the road, 112-101, with Pierce scoring 28, Ray 27 and KG pumping in another double-double. Big ups to Big Baby, too, who grabbed 8 boards in 17 minutes and provided monstrous energy boost in the second quarter. The Lean Green Winning Machine is 5-0 and the only undefeated team in the NBA. Even for those of us who envisioned big things for this year, this start is astonishing. Aside from the OT win in Toronto, these games haven't even been particularly close. The most surprising thing, by far, has been the productivity of the bench, which Peter May addresses in this week's "Notes" column. And by "addresses" I mean lazily strings a bunch of lame quotes, including this gem from Scalabrine:
"We have a playoff bench," Scalabrine said. "By that, I mean you take one of our studs and put the bench around him and I think that's a playoff team."
Yeah... that's some serious bullshit. Anyone like the chances of a starting five that consists of Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, James Posey, Brian Scalabrine and Kendrick Perkins? I didn't think so. However, we don't have to worry about that since we've got Pierce and KG, and at this point that's enough to put us in the conversation for best team in the NBA. Stunning. It seems like the primary concern is going to be keeping guys healthy, but Glenn's been doing a surprisingly competent job of keeping guys rested. 39-point halftime leads allow for that, i suppose.
Pacers on Tuesday. Who's excited? Me.