Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Bestest Game of The Year (So Far)
In one of the best basketball games you'll see all year (and probably the best you've seen all year if all you've watched is Celtics games), the C's beat the Pistons, 90-78. Kevin Garnett resoundingly announced his re-entry into the MVP discussion with 31 points, and Kendrick Perkins had a rather astonishing 10 points and 20 rebounds in the winning effort.
What a game, what a game. The stars seem aligned for a Celtics-Pistons matchup in the Eastern Conference Finals, and my God, it will probably destroy us all. Make no mistake: the Cavs loom large, as one should never count out the ever-unfolding miracle that is LeBron James. And the Magic, when the mood strikes them, are better than we often think. Still though, Boston and Detroit seem destined for a hell of a dance come May; anything else would be thoroughly unexpected and, we'll be honest, thoroughly disappointing. Over the past ten years or so, the trend has been towards epic, sturm und drang Western Conference playoff contests, and maybe this year we bring that back to the East. Obviously, the Cavs-Pistons series last year had some drama, but come on, no one expected either of those teams to have a chance in the Finals. This year, well, it's anyone's game. I CANNOT WAIT. See you next ime.