Wednesday, June 18, 2008

game six - Boston Celtics - NBA Champs

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I have this image in my mind which I'm not even going to try to find or sketch out. It's one of those old alarm clocks from the seventies, pre-digital alarm clocks, where the number cards rotate around and flop down on top of the previous number. Thirty four just fell down and updated us from thirty three. After 22 years. And no one loves 33 more than me, but I loved when he was interviewed before the Finals this year and he said that he wouldn't be showing up at the "Garden" for the Finals this year because it was time for the focus to be on the new superstars. And Paul stepped up and was a worthy MVP. Finally, Celtics fans get to watch the clock flip from 33 to 34. Congrats, C's.

Incredible game, great series, fantastic year. More exclusive VTK coverage to come.


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14 comments:

Brian said...

Sweet Jesus that was a display last night. What team from what era could have kept up with that team last night? They hit their shots, controlled the tempo, owned the boards, and picked the lakers pockets at will. What an absolutely Dominating performance for the Big Three, the Bench, Rondo, Perk giving minutes when you know he wasn't 100%. Hats off to Doc to balance all the egos and develop into a legitimate playoff coach this postseason. Now I can hope to get a bit more sleep and re-watch these gems on the tivo all offseason.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Kevin McHale.

-- John

Michael5000 said...

I am mildly pleased! Congrats to you and all the other Boston fans!

Dan said...

Total domination. Shocking really. I was looking at the halftime and 3rd quarter stats for VTK analysis purposes, but it just got out of hand and there was really no point. They destroyed the Lakers in every facet of the game. The two stats that stick out even more than all the other gaudy disparities are steals and offensive rebounds: 18 to 4 and 14 to 2. And that's not the C's piling it on when the game was in hand. Those disparities were as pronounced at the half and third quarter (when, i don't care if it was a 29 point game, it wasn't over yet. not against Kobe). Those are insane numbers for an NBA Finals game 6.

But yeah, it's pointless to pile on the Lakers or talk about how much I hate Kobe and Phil and how gratifying it is to see them lose. I'd rather just bask in the dominance of the C's, the guys who finally beat up the bully (KG's angle) and got some respect (Paul and Doc's angle). Huge kudos to Ray Allen for putting aside the distractions (and the eye gouging) and hitting an NBA Finals record 7 threes (out of 9!!). Huge kudos to Rondo and Perk for really setting the tone of the game in the first few minutes and making a strong case that the C's could not have done it without them. Huge kudos to the bench, Danny Ainge, Tom Thibodeaux, and the crowd at the New Garden. I'm mildly hungover and loving it right now. Finally, my Boston team is the talk of the town. World Champs.

Dan said...

thanks M5K!

Brian said...

Agreed on enjoying the Victory for all its worth, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't happy to see the Kobe Bryant Press Kit back in the can and on the shelf for another year.

Dan said...

oh yeah. fuck that chump and his chumpy minions.

Joel said...

I was at the Garden for game 5 of the 87 NBA finals and Danny Ainge set the tone by nailing 5 of 6 from 3-point range to give the Celts early control.

Magic countered for Los Angeles with 29 points, 12 assists, eight rebounds and four steals, but he received little help. Before the game Bird had told his teammates, "If they want to celebrate, let's not let them do it on the parquet." At one point during the contest, the Lakers' staff even iced down several cases of champagne. But the Celtics had incentive enough. They got their second win, 123-108, and the series jetted back across the continent.

That was the last time I had seen the Celtics win a game in person in the finals and was thinking to myself that it might be a long time that I will get a chance to see them in the finals again and little did I know it would take 21 years to get back.

I love the Celtics, thank you for bringing me back from NBA purgatory it has been to long.

Joel

Dan said...

wow. In fact that was the last Finals game in Boston until this month.

I was at the parade today, front row with a flourescent green wig on - about 3 feet away from the players. Got points from Pierce, Rondo, Posey, Ray Allen's Mom, Doc Rivers, and most impressively Tommy Heinsohn. He pointed at me, raised his eyebrows, and tipped his cap. That's as close to a Tommy Point as I've ever been. Exhilarating!

fuge said...

You're Gonna Call That A Hard Foul?

You're Gonna Call That A Hard Foul?

I'm going to confirm the Tommy Point for you...Good job Dan!

Dan said...

Nice! I hope I get the graphic with Tommy floating down and painting "Tommy Point" on a canvas!

Dearest Cupcake said...

My first time with internet access in 3 weeks, and it's all sports. For 3 weeks. Plus Obama, and a post about LOST which I cannot read because I was in Ghana when the season finale aired. I think it's been tivo'ed for me, awaiting my return. It's still good to check in with the VTK even if I didn't read it!

Love, A

Dan said...

What's going on in Ghana, D-Cup? Give us the update!

Non sports content coming in the near future...

Dearest Cupcake said...

update delivered! roll on over to cupcake for my further adventures.