An Interesting Prediction for the Eastern Conference Finals

May 28th, 2010 by Frankie Anetzberger Leave a reply »
Doc Rivers said it best after the Celtics lost Game Four at home, "They have two home games and we only have one, so we've just made it more difficult for ourselves."

Now that truly is starting to mean something as the Celtics look to close the series out, again, at home tonight.

What is it that the Celtics are doing differently causing them to lose two straight? Or is it the Magic?

I believe the Celtics have digressed from the style of defense they played in the first three games. Now, that isn't to discredit the Magic for their two straight wins, but the Celtics aren't the same the team that played against Cleveland and the Magic in the first three games.

What the Celtics need to do against the Magic in Game Six to win is successfully defending the pick-and roll with Nelson and Howard. In the first three games, Dwight Howard was limited on the offensive end because he wasn't able to get the ball in the low post. It reminded me much of Shaq in the Cavs Celtics series. Shaq would get the ball 10 feet away from the block and make a couple dribbles that got him nowhere, forcing him to put up a hook that clanked off the back of the rim. ...

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