Good morning everyone. I just a have few quick thoughts on yesterday’s action.
Disclaimer: If you are from Seattle please do not read this, you have suffered enough.
The Thunder got a big win yesterday, even though it was against a Paul-less Hornets team. Like people always say about the League though, any road win is a good win.
Everyone is focusing on Durant and rightfully so. Man is playing out of his mind lately. In my opinion he is the best pure scorer in the NBA. Kobe, LeBron, and Wade have been the holy trinity of bball players during the last few years but Durant is slowly creeping up on them. Look at what he’s done in January. There are other good players that should get recognition on that team. Jeff Green is one of them. I’ve followed him since his days at Georgetown, where he helped lead them to a final four in 2007. He’s an unassuming guy but leads by his play. I can definitely see him playing Pippen to Durant’s Jordan. Another players who has impressed me is Russell Westbrook. He’s very long, athletic, quick, and has a strong pedigree playing on those Ben Howland led UCLA final four teams. Along with Lebron and Kidd, he is one of the few players who can put up a triple double on any given night. The Thunder are still very young though. They average 15.5 turnovers a night which won’t cut in the playoffs, but they are a team on the rise and I am excited to see them mature and become a great team like I believe they can be.
Boston got a 5 point win yesterday. Unfortunately for Miami, Wade did not go to the line 15+ times like Nate had predicted or else the Heat would have pulled the upset. Two years ago Boston had a big three of Garnett, Pierce, and Allen. Last year people were clamoring to make it a big four and include Rondo. This year, with the injuries to Garnett and Pierce and Allen regressing, is Rondo the best Celtic? I say yes. He has carried the team lately. I know they have a losing record since the new year, but if it wasn’t for Rondo they would be in the bottom 8 of the Eastern Conference. Against the Lakers last Sunday, he was the best player on the court. Kobe did what he does at the end of the game, but Rondo dominated for all 48 minutes. If the Celtics can get healthy and with Rondo playing the way he is, they will beat the Cavs and make the finals.
Alright I’m out. Hope everyone has a great day.