Boston Celtics: Expect Major Changes In the Offseason

June 18th, 2010 by Steven Resnick Leave a reply »
The Boston Celtics were one game away from winning a NBA Championship. Just one game, but in Game Seven of the NBA Finals, Celtics fans could easily see that Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen aren't the same players they once were. 

In Game Seven, the Celtics played solid defensively, but were not able to rebound the basketball. The Lakers had 23 offensive rebounds against the Celtics, compared to only eight by the Celtics. 

Offensively, the Celtics were stagnant. When the Celtics were able to gain a double-digit lead in the second quarter, the game fell apart for them. Too many one-on-ones with Paul Pierce matched up against Ron Artest. 

During that time, the Celtics made poor decision after poor decision resulting in turnovers and easy points for the Lakers. Rajon Rondo was nonexistent offensively, perhaps losing confidence in himself after missing a wide open 18 foot jumper. 

Rondo wasn't attacking the rim as expected, and he definitely wasn't taking advantage of his superior athleticism to overcome the Los Angeles Lakers point guards. Ray Allen struggled from the field and missed a free throw in th ...

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