Post-game Reactions

Game 2 is upon us between the Celtics and Knicks in MSG. I’ll be live on the scene at the Garden, helping give you full comprehensive coverage of tonight’s tilt with the rest of the CH crew. For now though, let’s keep things simple. Here’s what I want to see tonight in Game 2 from the Celtics

-Shavlik Randolph. He can rebound, probably defend Kenyon Martin competently, and will keep Kevin Garnett, Jeff Green and Brandon Bass from playing too many minutes. Part of me wants to see Chris Wilcox get his first dose of the postseason after a long career, but the other part of me wants to see the Celtics win.

-Brandon Bass involvement in the offense. I covered this in yesterday’s post. Two shots is about eight too few for him.

-Terrence Williams? The coaches still don’t trust his defense yet, (which I get) but I feel like he’s more reliable at hitting open jumpers than Courtney Lee. Boston’s need for offense will dictate this one though. 

-Ball movement and cutting. The Knicks are going to double team? Great! Let’s not dribble into traffic and find an open man instead.Do it quickly too.

-Hitting open jump shots. I don’t care who does it. Someone needs to though. If they aren’t falling, don’t be afraid to go to the rim either.

-Controlled minutes for Pierce/KG. 36 for PP, 32 for KG. They aren’t effective late, if they don’t have legs.

-Box out the guards. Raymond Felton and Jason Kidd snuck in a number of times for offensive rebounds in Game 1. C’s need to be aware of this and put a body on both guys.

-The redemption of Jason Terry. Doc isn’t  going to bench him, so he needs to remain aggressive and be smart with his shot selection, while also looking to setup teammates.

-A win. 

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Brian Robb

Brian Robb co-founded CelticsHub in 2009 and is the currently editor-in-chief. He is a producer and reporter at 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston and also contributes to Boston.com and Bleacher Report among other outlets.
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  • Honestly, I want to see Jordan Crawford. He's the best passer on the team and can create his own shot. Yes he makes us all feel uncomfortable at times but with the team struggling for offense, he's the player not shy about shooting, driving, or dishing.

    • GymRat

      Have to agree. It's hard to imagine if you put Crawford out there with 4 solid defenders just to rebound for him he couldn't score more than 8 points against the entire NYK team in one quarter.

      • GymRat

        As I posted the above – Crawford was put in…hit a 3…and we went on a 9-0 run. I consider this a good omen and take full credit 🙂

  • IBleedGreen

    I want to see less Avery Bradley

  • Art

    I just want to see a solid game from the C's. IMO I can't really say one person played particulary bad just more of what we've seen all season. I would like to see Wilcox or Randolph off the bench to help spell Garnett and Bass.

    I'm not gonna bag on any of these guys; they know they've got to play better, and I believe they can.

    I still like this team. Go Celtics!

  • elroz

    The same good defense as last game. Better offense and more running.

    • janos

      hi elroy

  • janos

    i am not care so much this things, i just want win.

  • emoney

    I want to see garnett get down on the block and do work

  • LarryLowLife

    So that's now two games in a row Woodson came out of halftime with defensive adjustments.. Celtics scored less points in the second half this game then last game… Robb when you make your comments to ESPN for game 3, admit you were wrong and try to be objective