I hate that I don't have more time to talk about the games last night but I will touch on some of the things I observed from the best games of the night:
With about 7 minutes left in the game, Garnett and Paul Pierce were on the bench resting for the stretch run. Boston was down 6 with its starters on the bench......a quick 6-0 run by the Spurs at home could put this one out of reach for the Celts; but the Celtics bench held firm. The starters came back in and ran the Spurs off the court in the closing minutes. Doc Rivers really has a pulse on this squad and knows the exact time to make game changing moves. Great coaching by doc getting his starters a breather before coming in and closing the game out.
With 2:30 left in the game, the Bulls were up 3 on the Hornets.....when CP3 took over. Stacy King (Bulls color analyst) yelled for about three minutes because Boylan and Co. refused to double team CP3. When they did decide to double team him it came to late (top of the key) and their was no stoppin either the easy lay-in off the glass or the oop to Tyson Chandler. Chris Paul gets to the cup when ever he wants...thats why you have to double team him as soon as he gets across the half court line. The Hornets won by 11 after trailing by 3 with 2 1/2 minutes left. These are the little things that will keep Boylan from keeping the head coaching job for next year. Games to watch tonight:
Boston @ Houston 9:30 PM EST
This should be a great game...even without Jesus Shuttlesworth!
L.A. Lakers @ Dallas 7:30 PM EST
Mount St. Mary's at Coppin State 7:30 PM EST
Play-in game for NCAA Tourney