Jasper Smith

Commentary on politics, economics, culture and sports.

The Monkey off their back

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The Cs finally take one on the road against the Spurs. This is the first time since Timmy entered the freakin’ Association that Boston has actually managed to win one in San Antonio (16 games!) and the first time in eighteen games they’ve beaten the Spurs, period.

It was a solid performance by Boston. Rajon Rondo hauled in fourteen rebounds. The Celtics are now 6-4 in the their last ten games. They seem to have clearly turned the corner. In some ways this season is turning out just perfect. I mean, if you can’t make the post season, you might as well get a high percentage shot at obtaining the services of either Greg Oden or Kevin Durant. And should they actually haul in one of these two studs and at the same time finish strong, it’s kind of the best of both worlds: they’ll benefit from a huge increase in talent (provided their highly heralded pick is the real deal) and they will have managed to put an optimistic sheen on the current roster’s abilities.

Still, I think there is some cause for disquiet now: Boston is playing well. I think it’s entirely possible the Celtics could go, say, 10-6 in their final sixteen games. That would put them at 30-52. It’s not out of the realm of possibility they could go from their current perch in the Oden/Durant sweepstakes — the second worst record in the NBA — to, oh, the eighth or ninth worst record.

That would suck.

On the bright side Memphis defeated Chicago.

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Written by Jasper

March 18, 2007 at 5:48 am

Posted in Boston, Sports

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  1. watch for delonte and/or pierce and/or jefferson and/or rondo to get, cough, injured, cough, in the next few games.

    anonymous

    March 19, 2007 at 9:45 am


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