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The Boston Celtics are down 2 games to 0 in the  NBA Eastern Conference Semi Finals to the Miami Heat.  Game 3 is tonight in Boston.  With aging players, fatigue and injuries, are the Boston Celtics capable of stopping 2 of the best offensive players in the game (Lebron James and Dwayne Wade)?

Boston has struggled late in the game for the first two games.  Not having Shaquille O’Neal has proved to be an issue because there is a lack of consistency in the center position.  The Boston “Big Three” has been out played in my mind by Rajon Rondo.  Rondo’s roll is a tough one this series.  The Miami Heat are focusing in on Rondo thinking that if they can handle Rondo, they can handle the rest of the Celtics.

The series is back in Boston for a few games and Miami has a chance to make things real difficult for the Celtics to get back in this series.  Many people picked the Celtics in 6 or 7 games to win this series.  Well, they are now back 2 games and will need to turn the ship around and find a way to win 4 games against the Miami Heat who are looking to move on to the next round as early as possible.

Also happening in Boston, the Boston Bruins have taken a 3-0 series lead against the Philadelphia Flyers… De Ja Vu?  I hope not!  Last time the Bruins lead the series vs Philadelphia 3-0 (last year), the Bruins were eliminated after loosing the next 4 games.  They now have 3 chances to win 1 more game against the Flyers.  Game 4 is in Boston…

Being a sports fan in Boston right now has it’s advantages…

Boston Red Sox making a strong comeback and establishing themselves after a miserable start.

Boston Celtics sweeping the New York Knicks and putting them in their place.

Boston Bruins winning 3 straight games against the Montreal Canadiens.

The playoff schedule has worked out really nicely… Bruins game one night, Celtics the next, Bruins, Celtics, Bruins, Celtics, etc.  But if you had to choose one to watch (not both), what would you choose?  People in Chicago are dealing with the same thing… Blackhawks or Bulls.

Right now, the consensus is that the NHL Playoffs have proved to be more exciting than the NBA playoffs in cities where there are teams in both championship hunts.  At this point, I would watch Bruins and Canadiens over any Celtics match and I would choose the Blackhawks over the Bulls and Pacers.

What are your thoughts?  I am sure the NBA race will get better after the first round is completed.  The NHL has much better parity if you ask me.

Boston Bruins Boston CelticsHey Boston fans… the Bruins and Celtics playoff tickets are on sale today!  If you’re able to get tickets today, congrats.  If not, Don’t be surprised.  Boston is in need of some exciting sports playoffs and right now, the Bruins are clicking and the Celtics are sliding.

The Bruins had a 3-0 shutout last night against the defending Stanley Cup Champions… Chicago Blackhawks.  Tim Thomas’ GAA is 1.96 and recorded his 9th shutout of the season.  The team seems to be clicking now and who would have thought that Marchand would have had a season like this?  Also in last night’s game, Mark Recchi had an assist which put him one point ahead of Paul Coffey.

On the other hand, the Boston Celtics built up a huge lead in the east this season and are now slowly sliding back.  The Celts lost to some lowly teams the past few weeks and are now in 3rd place in the east.  Chicago has first place and Miami is in 2nd (Miami lost to Cleveland last night).  With injuries and really old players, the Celtics best interest right now is to make sure they are healthy for the playoffs.

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Rajon Rondo is better than Tony Parker

Last night, the Boston Celtics handed the San Antonio Spurs their second straight loss.  The Celtics beat the Spurs by a score of 105 to 103.  The previous night, the Spurs were taken down by the New York Knicks.

The Spurs fell to 29-6 and the Celtics improved to 27-7, the 2 best records in the NBA.  The Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks are the only other remaining NBA teams with fewer than 10 losses.

Spurs guard, Tony Parker, was criticizing Celtics guard, Rajon Rondo, for not being an “elite” NBA point guard.  Last night, Rondo had 22 assists as part of his triple double.  Rondo’s 14.0 Assists per game doubles Tony Parkers average of just 7.0 per game.  Rondo has missed 11 games so far this season and is still 4th on the total assists category and is head and shoulders #1 above Steve Nash (2nd) for assists per game.

Rondo has 13 double-doubles and 2 triple-doubles so far this season and Tony Parker only has 4 double-doubles with no triple-doubles.  Parker has a slight edge in points per game… Parker is just under 18 points a game while Rondo is at 11 points per game.  Among guards, Rondo is 9th in the league in rebounding while Parker is 39th.  Rajon is 2nd in the entire NBA in steals per game and Parker is 22nd.  Rondo’s FG % is just slightly higher than Parker’s (52.8% and 52.3% respectively).

So ask yourself this, Tony Parker… if Rondo is superior in almost every aspect, what makes you “elite” and Rondo not “elite”?  I would take Rondo on my team over you any day.  Maybe he is just taking out his aggression for losing Eva Longoria.

 

This summer is jam-packed with tons of major events, tours and exciting sports action.  In the MLB, there have been 3 perfect games thus far (only 2 are official), the NBA Playoffs are tied at 2-2 between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers and the Chicago Blackhawks have won their first Stanley Cup since the 1960’s.

Here are some more popular Events:

Sports
The New York Yankees are in 2nd place in the AL East and are playing great baseball.
The Boston Red Sox are in third place in the AL East trying to catch up with the Yankees and Rays.
LA Lakers fans will get to see the NBA Championship in Los Angeles as the series will require 6 or 7 games.
The Boston Celtics will look to upset the Lakers on in LA to win their 18th NBA Championship.

Concerts
Lady Gaga has extended her tour to include additional US cities.
Fans of rock legends, KISS, will get to see the band in a worldwide tour!
If you have young kids, they are probably bugging you for Justin Bieber or Jonas Brothers tickets.
Roger Waters has unleashed additional concerts on his tour.
Dave Matthews Band announced that next summer (2011), they will not tour so fans of DMB are crazy for tickets this year!
Aerosmith live at Fenway Park concert with J Geils Band.
Rock band, Tool, is also on tour this summer.
Country music fans get to see Rascal Flatts live on tour this summer.
More Concerts

Last night, the LA Lakers got the job done.  It’s as simple as that.  Boston had a very early lead and things were looking good until the Lakers shut down the Celtics.

Kevin Garnett was the only bright spot for the Celtics last night.  He started the game great and then Boston fans were scratching their heads when Doc Rivers took KG out of the game… he was on fire!

Another issue Boston fans had was that Rajon Rondo too was out of the game a lot in the first half.  If Boston is going to win, they need more from Rondo.

Derek Fisher controlled the game while he was in and the big guys fro LA also wouldn’t back down on Boston.  In the 4th quarter, the Celtics had made a come back but still fell short after some questionable calls and flakey fouls.  The refs seem to be calling the fouls on one side, not both.  Perhaps that is the league trying to force a game 7 for more income (tickets, television, advertising, press, etc).

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