Lowell back in the fold; Celts under pressure
Could there be a better time for Mike Lowell to come back? The offense has been sputtering and the team –entering tonight — had lost five in a row.
Timing is everything. Lowell isn’t just a productive player, but he is a presence on this team.
Ortiz was back in there tonight after getting a couple of days off to rest the knee. I’m sure he had to be beating himself up over the dive into first on Friday night. I know the guy was trying to win but the pure fact is that the head first dive doesn’t get you to first any faster than the straight-out sprint.
This is one of the few times in recent memory that the Red Sox could actually have a little bit of a slump and for it to be glossed over around town. All anyone was talking about today was the Celtics’ loss last night. And it was a very bad loss. But I wouldn’t jump off the bandwagon just yet.
All of a sudden, a bunch of naysayers are talking about how Garnett never took his game to another level in Minnesota. I understand that, but he’s not in Minnesota anymore. He is in Boston, playing for the best team he’s ever been on. I wouldn’t write this guy off after one game. I have a feeling he is still going to have a huge few weeks of playoff basketball. Also, I’d love to see Phoenix turn the tables and put a serious scare into the Spurs. Full confession here. Steve Nash is my favorite current NBA player. I absolutely love watching that guy. He plays with tremendous heart.
I’d be surprised if the Celtics don’t take the next two and end this thing in six. If this thing does get to a Game 7, that would be frightening considering that just about everyone — including yours truly — expected this thing to be a sweep.
Anyway, you can expect plenty of Celtics talk from me over the next few weeks.