Dec. 14 NBA highlights started out with pretty standard stuff, with the Hornets beat out the Raptors 99-91. Posey had 5 threes in the 1st half, further feeding the ‘Celtics might not win because they lost him‘ train of thought from the armchair analysts out there.
It really picks up at :37 though, when D-Wade…, well, watch the video first:
Here’s a gem from the brilliant guys at Ball Don’t Lie, a video circa ’70s summarizing what Boston Celtics Legend Red Auerbach thinks about flopping – which he quaintly calls ‘falling down’, but is 100% the same.
Game 3 LA – Utah Notes:
Boozer finally brought game but even so seems far from the dominating PF we know him to be. I’ve been waiting for flashes of that brilliant hop skip move and head and shoulder fakes for either a teardrop semi hook or a power jam, but today we had fadeaways(?!) and 8 foot (well guarded) jumpers. Deron on the other hand was his usual brilliant self, but again not really the Playoff level player I’d like to see, and why does he keep wanting to dunk so much?
On the other side, Kobe needs help but it is not forthcoming with Radmanovic missing open 3s and Walton fumbling the ball away after a clear possession on a jumpball against Williams and Gasol in the dying minutes. Odom seems to be playing well but must assert himself further if he’s going to make a difference.