Dwight’s Demise: Celtics-Magic Game One Diary

May 16th, 2010 by Matt Gelfand Leave a reply »
Rajon Rondo was too fancy for his own good, at times. I counted at least three behind the back passes in the first half alone. A member of The Harlem Globetrotters, he is not. At times, he was also too aggressive, trying to overpower Jameer Nelson but instead, simply running over him. Despite giving Rondo about four inches, Nelson held his own, and played some very inspired defense.  

Rondo's driving floater is absolutely deadly. Because he's smart enough to release the shot a split second earlier than most big men expect him to, kissing it off the glass perfectly, and cleverly positioning the ball out of reach from befuddled big men. 

Kevin Garnett's mid-range jumper was on. KG has been partying like it was 1999 for the past month or so. A finally healthy KG can do wonders for a team's championship aspirations. 

Jameer Nelson's dribbling skills are AND 1 -worthy. He simply abused Rondo on multiple occasions, doing some serious ankle breaking in the process.  

Despite a valiant offensive performance, Vince Carter needs to quit looking like a confused child who fell and scraped his knee and needs mommy to kiss th ...

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