Friday, May 6, 2011

Adjustment Bureau

What's up Doc
This time of year the Boston Celtics coach, Doc Rivers always has a lot on his mind. In recent years it's usually because his Celtics are on their way to the Conference Finals and are beating up teams on their way there. This year is a little different, they are down 2-0 to the Los Heat aka Miami Heat, home of the 3 Biggest Taco's, I mean the "Big Three".  This is unfamiliar waters to the defending Eastern Conference champs, only because after winning in 2008 they didn't have KG, Kevin Garnett, for 2009 and 2010 they lost Kendrick Perkins in the Finals. Fully healthy with the exception of the Big Aristotle, Shaquille O'Neal, the Celtics has taken two heavy blows to the mouth, no pun intended, one named D.Wade and the other named Mr. James. Doc needs to find a way to not only slow these dynamic players down but also generate some more offense for KG and Paul Peirce. With point guard Rajon Rondo running the show it shouldn't be that hard, yea right! Miami has the best perimeter defense and help side "D" in the playoffs right now and Doc is going to have to figure out a way to slow the game down to a half court game which would favor them over the heat and their 3 Amigos or 2 "Compadres", whatever the world calls them now a days. To me the Adjustment is to try to keep Miami out of transition by getting better offensive sets and shots. Defensively try to get better help side D and crowd James and Wade to make them shoot tough jump shots. But I'm no Doc, seriously.

Philly Phil

The Los Angeles Lakers are down 2-0 to the Dallas Mavericks. This is the first meeting in over 20 years between the two franchises in the playoffs. Not really important but some people like to hear those facts. The fact of the matter is they loss both games at home and are going to a Dallas arena that is going to be loud and excited for game 3. The Lakers have been in this hole before under Phil Jackson and won against the Spurs in 04' in 6 games and lost to the Suns in 07' in 5 games. The Lakers also were up 3-1 against the Suns in 06' and lost that series in 7 games so, there is hope. The problem is the Mavs are shooting the lights out and playing better than average Defense like they usually do. Also the Lakers are having "trust" issues on Defense as Laker Center Andrew Bynum said after game 2 blow out loss. The issue is the second unit and them not playing through Lamar Odom and Bynum on offense and their guarding nobody on defense. Phil has to find a good mix with his subs and maybe keep more of the first unit on the floor to match up with the Mavs explosive second unit. With out mad man Ron Ron Artest in Game 3 the Lake Show has a tall feat but it can be done. It Phil wants this to be his last stand then he better start standing his tall a$$ up and coach.

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