“Booooooooooooooo, LeBron!” I was going to wait until after the Heat-Cavs game to post this, because I was hoping there would be something noteworthy at the end of the game to write about. But since the Cavs forgot that they actually had to PLAY BASKETBALL tonight, it’s probably not even worth it.
The funny thing about watching “The Most Hyped Basketball Game in the History of Basketball” is that it really wasn’t all that different from watching the Heat play in any road game. Obviously, the Cleveland fans were more passionate and audible with their chorus of boo’s, but there really wasn’t anything that remarkable that occurred. Or at least not in the first half. Overall, a disappointing night in terms of entertainment.
Anyway, on to the Celtics’ growing list of injuries:
Danny Ainge essentially confirmed what we had been hearing as a timetable for Delonte West’s return during his interview on WEEI.com today. “He will be back in March,” said Ainge, “we have a support system set up for Delonte.”
Ainge said almost immediately following Delonte’s injury that the Celtics were not going to make any roster moves as a result. I wonder if Ainge has changed his stance at all. Early reports were projecting roughly 6 weeks for Delonte, but now that West is expected to miss at least 3 months, the Celtics could use additional depth in the backcourt.
Speaking of banged-up guards coming off the bench, CSNNE.com’s A. Sherod Blakely wrote earlier today that the pain in Nate Robinson’s left foot has been a greater cause for concern of late. “It’s been bothering me since the Atlanta game [on Nov. 22],” Robinson said. “I’ve been trying to pull through it. I’m in a little bit of pain, but I’ll be all right.”
Nate played only 3 minutes yesterday against Portland, despite the fact that Rajon Rondo’s hamstring was sore. “I don’t look at it as being disastrous,” Rondo said. “If it happens, it happens. If I play [and] I get hurt, it’s part of the game. I just can’t continue to sit out.”
And finally, Blakely also added that even though Semih Erden continues to play off the C’s bench, Erden told CSNNE.com that has a shoulder injury will require surgery during the offseason.