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Can two players completely dictate a team’s defense? 

It sure seems that way. 

After the Suns stretched the lead in the first quarter, the C’s looked like they just rolled over and died.  They didn’t chase the Suns three point shooters, they didn’t attack the glass, and they didn’t do a good job of keeping Steve Nash out of the paint.

Some mind-numbing numbers:

  • Channing Frye was 6-10 from three. Six for ten. 
  • Amare Stoudemire had 26 points in 23 minutes.
  • Ray Allen was 4-13 and only 1-5 from three.

Honestly, what’s the point in recapping this game?  An injury ridden team laid an egg.  It’s not hard to imagine.  Still, like Zach’s preview theorized, I thought the C’s will come out aggressive.  I thought they’d come out with a chip on their shoulder and really show their mettle.  I thought they’d really have the attitude that they didn’t care who was injured or who’s counting them out.

All of which begs the initial question:  Are KG and Paul Pierce the only players that champion defense on this team?  Should Perk be a more vocal leader on the defense?  When these two guys are down, he’s clearly the C’s best defensive player.

It’s late, it’s New Years Eve morning, and honestly, what’s the point?  Last night’s game wasn’t the Celtics.  I expect a much better effort at home against Toronto, regardless of who’s out.

  • dslack

    Is Perk clearly a better defensive player than Rondo?

  • Brendan Jackson

    I’d say so. Rondo gambles for poke-aways from behind instead of staying in front of his man. He gets a lot of steals by being really adept at playing the passing lanes.

    Plus, I don’t want to take anything away from Perk’s only reliable game. This year, he’s been recovering from shot fakes so well, he routinely alters or blocks a shot after a shot fake.

    Was any of that coherent? Probably not. Anyway, if we’re talking about straight up man defense, Perk is much better. If we’re talking about flying around and using athleticism to make things difficult for a team to execute their offense, than Rondo is clearly your man.

  • http://www.celticshub.com Zach Lowe

    A lot of the numbers say Rondo is the best defender on the C’s, even better than KG. But numbers and defense are a tricky thing.

  • Brendan Jackson

    You know how I feel about numbers….

  • Idaho

    Brendan, great point about Rondo’s gambling. I do not agree in any way that Rondo is a great defender. I do not believe he is smart on the defensive end or even gives half the effort he does on the offensive end.

    Of all the games we could have picked to go to a celtics game as a family we go to this one. Up side…I heard a “ball don’t lie” from sheed who came out with capri’s and pockets inside out for pre-game shoot-around. Scal’s pre-game antics were hilarious I think one could write a book about them… He almost took out half of the Phoenix dancer squad 2 minutes before tip-off to name one of them.

    Eddie was eddie and is always a joy to watch. Williams looked great and I was disappointed he didn’t play more on a night like last night. Giddens caught a nasty alley-oop, one of the few times we had reason to cheer.

    TA’s shot looks even worse in person. DO – push the ball in transition. Don’t – avoid advancing the ball on a two on one fast break to travel and draw a charge.

  • Jeff Lyons

    I only saw most of the first half, but I don’t think Perk can do anything about the defensive failures of last night. The perimeter players were getting beat, and he had to rotate to cover for them. Then the secondary rotations were slow and Phoenix was looking at wide-open (I mean WIDE open) threes.
    Maybe Perk can yell at people to do what they’re supposed to, but he can’t make Rasheed or Shelden fast enough to do what they aren’t fast enough to do.
    After all, Phoenix did beat Boston in Boston when Boston was healthy.

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    TA’s shot looks even worse in person. DO – push the ball in transition. Don’t – avoid advancing the ball on a two on one fast break to travel and draw a charge.

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