Well, Rajon is blogging like mad, which is probably bad, because it means he's bored and injured with nothing else to do. I am more than slightly concerned that #9's injury could severely curtail him, and if that is the case you would think it would certainly help the Lakers. The PG ballhandling problems Simmons writes about today are much worse when Rondo is not in there. That's a legit worry, everything else at this point is just your normal (possibly paranoid) concern. The Celtics look good, the superior team, after three games. Although that could change, the odds seem to be in their favor.
But you never know, obviously, particularly in light of Boston's postseason woes this year. What has been nice is that the quivering hesitancy we often saw in those first three rounds has not been apparent at all thus far in the Finals. So I'm hoping Rondo is healthy, and will now bore you with my "Lack of Leon" bitch-of-the-day. Despite only playing 15 minutes in Game 2, Powe was arguably the player of the game. He was close to unstoppable, which everybody on team seems to be able to acknowledge except Glenn. Leon had six minutes of action last night. Six. Although PJ Brown is playing almost shockingly excellent defense, and Perk has been consistently solid, you have to find room for Leon. I know the Celtics' defense was the key to almost winning last night, and Perk and Brown had plenty to do with it. But ultimately Leon is the better player. I'm not necessarily asking for 25 minutes of playing time every game, but he has to be in there for more than just six. It's good to take advantage of size mismatches, which the Celtics have done, but Leon gives you so much on the offensive end, and defensively is not bad, either. It is just ridiculous for Glenn to keep him on the pine. But hopefully it won't matter in the end.