Monday, November 5, 2007

The Ceatles Will Win, Eight Days A Week

I sat down to watch the Celtics' season opener and expected big things after a Steven Spieldberg directed promotional video (no, not really, but it was cool). The Celtics delivered, squashing the Wizards and making Arenas look like an idiot in the process. Sorry that you’re prediction didn’t turn out too well, Gil, but I’m sure you had a great Halo game later that night. Pierce scored 28 points, Garnett had 22 points and 20 rebounds and Allen seemed content with his meager (by comparison) 17. The Big 3 shot a combined 52%. Even the other guys did well, but Garnett doesn’t exactly need to worry about Scalabrine coming for his spot.
This game was pretty impressive, though the Wizards didn’t look too good but I wasn’t ready to jump on the bandwagon just yet. Then, the Ceatles headed north of the border to face their only real competition in the Atlantic Division. The Raptors looked like they would dispel the myth that the Celtics are the NBA version of the Justice League, and TJ ford sent the game to overtime. The teams went bucket for bucket until the end of the game when Allen (33 points) hit a 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds left for the win.
So, what do these recaps amount to? The Celtics are the best team in the East right now and I’m prepared to say they’ll remain that way. When the three superstars joined forces this summer, people were actively searching for a weakness. They won’t be able to share the ball, they won’t be content with diminished numbers, they won’t gel, etc. None of these possibilities seem likely anymore, as the Big Three appear to be BFFers, regardless of stats. I want to hate the Ceatles as much as the next guy, but if these first two games are any indication, they have no real competition on the road to the Finals.

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