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Different Perspectives On Game Two
Not everyone is buying that the Celtics were the victims of poor officiating last night, or that Rajon Rondo is even that good.
Storified by · Thu, May 31 2012 12:18:26
If Rondo could hit a layup he might be best player in NBA. Instead he’s the most overrated. Yeah, I said it.Andy Hart
Can Rondo please make a freaking layup?Tony Massarotti
Rajon Rondo tonight played the best game I’ve ever seen in a loss. Respect.Richard Deitsch
Hard to give more in a basketball game than Rajon Rondo gave last night. Incredible effort. Proud effort. Proud team.Zach Lowe
Magic Johnson just said Rajon’s Rondo’s game tonight might have been the greatest performance by a guard he’s ever seen.Richard Deitsch
About the fouls:
For the conspiracy theorists: Wade’s non-foul on Rondo: http://youtu.be/bhpSzuWeYasMrTripleDouble10
Wade’s Non-Foul on Rondo G2 2012 ECFmrtrpledouble10
Last night’s officiating travesty wasn’t just about the 2 missed calls in OT. LBJ/Battier/Wade were reffed differently than Pierce. Period.Bill Simmons
Pierce’s Fouls vs MIA G2 2012 ECFmrtrpledouble10
The clear path foul that Ainge was upset about: http://youtu.be/LD_G0HlQtlgMrTripleDouble10
I guess if you knock a duy to the deck and help him up, the foul is on the other guy.Ken Berger
Boston fouls. Are older, slower, play w/ hands more. But consider: MIA took 26 shots at the rim in Game 2. BOS, 25. MIA 18 more FT attemptsChris Mannix
Last night’s shot chart negates any "Miami takes it to the hoop more" argument. http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/shotchart?gameId=320530014 Oh and Miami took 11 more 3’s.Bill Simmons
Then there was Wally Szczerbiak spouting off.
YO! RT @WSzczerbiak KG is another one who lacks the #clutchgene always has!John Hollinger
Note: Szczerbiak apparently deleted the Tweet shortly thereafter, replacing it with this:
KG never takes big shot for #Celtics now he’s fourth in line behind Pierce Allen and Rondo to take clutch shot. Warrior all game though!!Wally Szczerbiak
The man has a right to his opinion, dammit!
So a guy who played in the NBA & currently works as an NBA analyst can’t give his opinion? Got itChris Villani
The DA Show Producer weighs in:
Celtic fans sound a lot like Jets fans after losses to the Pats, its rigged! They want Brady to win! Get over it the Heat are better.Chris Curtis
And Jon Wallach:
Looking back at the Celtics loss this morning, the refs didn’t cost them this game. They had plenty of chances to win and didn’t.Jon Wallach
No…four point game, calls couldn’t possibly have made a difference…
Now a bunch of people saying Celtics fans are just whiny bitches:
I think the last time I complained about NBA officiating was when I was twelve. Then I grew up.Paulsen
I don’t remember Boston fans being convinced the league is rigged after Game 6 of the Atlanta series.John Hollinger
When you look at the history of the NBA, clearly the Boston Celtics have had the league out to get them for its entire history. /wankHardwood Paroxysm
If there was sports talk radio in the 80’s I am sure the rest of the country was saying the same thing Celtic fans are saying today.Chris Curtis
Let’s get a sampling of Mike Breen reaction:
From Mike Breen’s call of this game to the refs blowing the calls in the clutch … Congrats the NBA – you are going to get what you wantedMatt Perrault
Mike Breen is the Tim McCarver of hoops coverageIan Fitzpatrick
In my hell everything will be narrated simultaneously by Brent Musburger and Mike Breen as if the team I like is losing.TC
Was that meant as a compliment, or an insult?
I like how Mike Breen just barely reacted to that ridiculous Rondo bucket.Ben Rohrbach
Mike Breen: "Amazing how aggressive LeBron is on defense and never seems to be in foul trouble." Yes, it is amazing, isn’t it?Teddy Panos
Officials outdid themselves with that call. Mike Breen is proud. #CelticsJeremy Gottlieb
So Breen is clearly just Anti-Celtics, right?
That was 3+ hours of Mike Breen blowing Rajon Rondo and pulling for the Celtics.Kevin Brewer
Mike Breen wants the Celtics to win sooooooooo badGreenlee
Column: Despite an epic Rondo performance, these livid Celtics still can’t win. What will they have left in Boston? http://tinyurl.com/6vxqacyAdrian Wojnarowski
Behind the Box Score, where the Boston Celtics’ best somehow wasn’t enough | Ball Don’t Lie – Yahoo! Sports http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/behind-box-score-where-boston-celtics-best-somehow-112544227.htmlKelly Dwyer
Column: With the will of a champion, Rajon Rondo falls short. #NBAPlayoffs #Heat #Celtics http://cbsprt.co/L4ErsAKen Berger
Storified by · Thu, May 31 2012 12:18:26
This team hasn’t been able to hold a lead against an elite opponent in the playoffs since Game 7 2010. Bad refs or not…
My Twitter account was hacked! Apologies all around!!
The NBA is fixed…key is Lebrons ft attempts per foul….1st in ft attempts in playoffs…104th in fouls per game….impossible…fixed. Period.
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