Originally Posted by rapsfan087
They were lucky agaisnt the Hawks, Amare and other Sun's guy were suspended 2 days because they cross one line while KG went without punishment for this:
Haven't watched anybody doing this and ending the game on the court/field in any sport.
In watching that highlight KG didnt actually push him, he touched him but big deal, players touch the refs all the time when arguing about calls. Rafer even kisses some of them, heh.
The Celtics were just as inexperienced coming into the playoffs as anyone and thus got off to a rocky start on the road. I think what KG said also has something to do with it, with the Hawks fans coming out in full force and the Celts totally not expecting it, the fans REALLY had an impact in all of those Hawks wins especially in the 4th. They were like us when we played NJ.
But the sure sign it wasnt luck was the Celtics got better as the postseason went on, and once they did get their first road win the Pistons and Lakers were toast from there because they finally learned what it took on the road to win which they didnt before the postseason started with that unit. It was almost like a transformation from a young inexperienced team into a veteran, championship team within the span of 2 rounds and a half, it was odd to see.
The best thing from them to watch last year though was their defence and how they used certain zones and traps, and especially their rotations. They are definately one of the best defences the NBA has ever seen. Hopefully this year the Raps can implement some of what the Celts showed last year into their own defensive schemes even though there hasnt been any sign of that yet unfortunately as all of our rotations are slow as hell.