Well, that’s it. Pack it in. Season hasn’t even started, but after the Celtics took the Knicks to the woodshed the other night, every media outlet had them going to the NBA finals this season. At least Wilbon and Kornheiser on Pardon the Interruption (um, let me know if there is a better show on TV than this) took the under saying that the Celtics won’t win more than 50 games this year. I do take offense though, when Wilbon listed all of the top teams in the East and he left out the Raps. Wilbon, what’s up? I thought Bosh was your boy!!!
Once again, let me state how little preseason games mean. Remember last season when the Raptors were a juggernaut in the preseason? Then remember how they started the season? You could say, well sure, but look how they finished up. True, but if you seriously think that the team at the end of the season and the team in preseason had anything to do with each other, you should check your head.
Now that we have gone through that preamble, let’s also remember that this game was against THE KNICKS. Let’s just say that the Knicks have problems on and off the court. The Knicks are trying to find a combination, ANY combination that will work. They played 17 guys last night. 17!!! And I’m not talking garbage minutes, the guy with the least amount of time (Walker Russell…WHO?) had just over 5 minutes of PT. D-Mart would run over his own mother for that kind of floor action.
I’m not saying that the Celtics aren’t better than last year, obviously they are. But let’s just keep things in perspective. Let’s remember that this is a team that is relying on Rajon Rondo to run the offense. RAJON RONDO. Let’s just say the Celtics had worked out some sort of miracle deal where they had picked up Jose Calderon from the Raptors. THEN I would be very, very fearful. But of course, they didn’t, so I’m going to sleep.