NBA Playoffs: Can Boston Close Out Orlando in Game 6?

May 27th, 2010 by Tony Santorsa Leave a reply »
As you all know, the Boston Celtics are facing potentially the worst playoff collapse in NBA. Coming into Game 6 on Friday, the C's have now dropped two in a row to the, appeared to be dead, Orlando Magic. I have all confidence in that Boston will win this series. There's no way they will lose four games in a row, but will they close it out at home in Game 6?

Well, I sure hope so. But, they need to adjust quite a few things. 

First off, Rajon Rondo needs to step it up defensively. He played terrific defense in the first three games as he shut down Magic star point guard, Jameer Nelson. Now, Nelson is in rhythm and dishing the ball left and right, and on top of that, knocking down some devastating three's. 

In my opinion, Rondo needs to be a bit more ball aggressive against Nelson. He needs to cut his penetration to the lane and force him to dish the ball into Dwight Howard. The biggest key to Orlando's success in the past two games has been Nelson's ability to penetrate the lane and dish the ball out to Orlando's three-point shooters. Rondo needs to stop the penetration. 

That's pretty much the only ...

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