Tony Allen: Much in the Clutch Against El Heat and El D-Wade

April 19th, 2010 by Loscy Loscy Leave a reply »
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What’s the Celtics’ priority in the playoff series against El Heat? Offense of defense?

To answer this question actually begs another question all together: Tony Allen or Ray Allen down the stretch? Now I’m not talking about who should get starters minutes (30-40) versus who should get reserve minutes (12-18).

I’m talking about who do you go with in the end of the second quarter, the start of the third quarter, and the close of the fourth quarter—the clutch moments when El D-Wade will attempt to make some offensive pushes?

After what we have seen in Tony against El Heat and in the last couple of weeks, it’s got to be Tony Allen. It’s obvious: our defense will win this series against El Heat, not our “over-powering” offense.

The priority here is DEFENSE. As the suspended KG said, “… the defense is our backbone.” (referencing the sweet NBA auto-tune commercials!)



Even if he was talking about the 2008 team ...

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