My thoughts on Friday's game:
-Pop apparently got his rotations for this game from a random number generator. The second guy off the bench was Sean Marks? At one point, in the first half (before the game was a blow out) the following lineup was being used:
PG Tony Parker
SG Bruce Bowen
SF Sean Marks
PF Fabricio Oberto
C Rasho Nesterovic
If Gregg pulls this during the playoffs Matty and I will have simultaneous coronaries.
-I really liked the BOS commentators: some play-by-play guy and two of the requisite "former NBA player color guys." Heinsohn and Cousy; both apparently battling senility. Every couple minutes one of them would say something entirely incorrect about the Spurs, but it wasn't due to hostility or rampant homerism. (In fact, they doled out ample compliments to the Spurs all night.) Check these out (I'm paraphrasing of course):
- "The Celtics need to go to Ricky Davis because Manu Ginobili is not a good one-on-one defender." This was sometime in the first quarter, before Ricky finished the game 5-17.
- I think they believed the entire Spurs team was shooting 57% from everywhere. Tony Parker was shooting 57% from the field. Tony Parker was shooting 57% from the 3. Tim Duncan was shooting 57% from the field. Oberto has hair on 57% of his body. Over and over again.
- "That floater is something Tony Parker developed this off-season." Apparently Cousy or Heinsohn missed the playoffs last year. And the year before. And the year before that.
And the best part is that he's not forcing anything but at the same time he's being quick and decisive with his moves. Let's face it people; he makes all Spurs fans tingly in their naughty places. It's OK. Admit it. Let's explore our emotions.
-That Jefferson kid is going to be good. He's silky smooth. Like a peanut butter parfait from Dairy Queen.