The season is finally here! If you’re like me, you probably completely ignored baseball, patiently waited for hockey and football to start (still waiting on one of those), and have been following the C’s offseason very closely. We are a completely different team than we were last year. There are only 3 players from our ’08 championship team left (Pierce, Rondo, KG). However, many believe that this is the most talented and deepest team that we have had in ages. We couldn’t keep up with the Heat in the 4th quarter of games last year in the playoffs, so we went out and got some fresh legs and defensive specialists. We have Jeff Green back who will help on Lebron and Bosh, and drafted Sullinger who looks to rebound on every play, something we have been lacking over the years.
- The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. tonight. The Heat will be receiving their championship rings and raising their banner, so feel free to be fashionably late to turning on TNT. What is Ray Allen going to do during this ceremony? Talk more trash?
- The starters for tonight, and this is just a guess, will be Rondo, Lee, Pierce, Bass, and Garnett. I am saying this because this was the original idea, and although Doc Rivers says he will change things every night, I don’t believe that he will tonight. The night will end up with the Big 3 and Terry and Green most likely, though, if the game is close.
- New guys: Terry will be launching 3’s, Courtney Lee will be sprinting the floor, Jared Sullinger will be crashing the boards and cleaning up with easy buckets, and Jeff Green (not new, I know) will be able to stretch the floor with his athleticism.
Definitely going to be a fun game to watch, with the exception of the opening ceremony. They are the ones that knocked us out last year and the whole city (and probably most of the nation), is hoping that the Heat lose horribly. Let’s go Celtics!