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Game #74 - Celtics vs. Bucks Recap

"There seems to be a lot of that going around in the Milwaukee locker room." - Mike Gorman commenting on the left knee soreness that felled both Michael Redd and Mo Williams prior to last night's game. Sadly it got Delonte West during the game.

Immediately after Donny Marshall mentioned how amazed he was that Earl Boykins had never been a defensive liability, Rajon Rondo cut to the basket, dunked, and drew the foul on the diminutive Buck. Thankfully Tommy Heinsohn and Mike openly mocked Marshall.

That said, Marshall's incessant babbling annoyed me twice:

The C's scored a fast break hoop after a Bucks basket. Everyone knows that always excites Tommy and says a team is not a running team until it runs on made baskets. Wake up Donny.

Kevinn Pinkney dunked on the break for his first NBA bucket. Memo to Donny: Let Heinsohn give the Tommy Point and then speak your piece.

At one point Donny fondly recalled getting 6-8 points a game by stealing the ball and getting out on the break. Keep in mind he average 2.5 points per game. Hmmm. He could have meant that his play led to 6-8 points for the team. But it did not come out like that. Maybe he was referencing his UConn days.

The C's starting lineup: Ryan Gomes, Gerald Green, Kendrick Perkins, Rajon Rondo, and Delonte West. That's a group of guys that plays hard and has some pride.

You ever watch the movie Major League? Don't take this the wrong way but if the answer is no it might be time for you to move along. Anyways at one point Bob Uecker's character openly drinks and says negative things while on the air because the Indians are so hopeless. There was some potential for that last night with the C's announcing team.

Earl Boykins went for 32 last night. No lie. And he did so efficiently (13-19 from the field, 2-2 from the line).

Right before my first fantasy baseball season one of my friends sent me a 2,000-word e-mail that included the following gem, "If your draft is after spring training, which it probably should be, don't overvalue spring training stats. John Mabry led both leagues in home runs either last year or the year before. It's like preseason football; some guy out of Ball State rushes for 95 yards an two scores in garbage time and you never hear from him again."

I thought of that as Pinkney went for 15 last night. Long story short only the diehards are watching the final 8 games.

Gerald Green scored 8 points on 4-11 shooting. Time to step up Gerald.