Or the rest of the series?
From the sounds of it, they have no chance. I’ve Michael Holley predict a Celtics win tonight, but not many others. Apparently, the Heat winning game one on their home court has removed any possibility of the Celtics winning, not just the series, but one game.
Interestingly, on the Sunday TNT broadcast of the Western Conference Finals, Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley were asked to pick the Celtics/Heat series. O’Neal and Smith picked the Celtics in six games. Barkley picked the Heat in five.
I wonder if their opinions changed after game one.
Felger and Massarotti had Doc Rivers on their show yesterday as a bit of a surprise guest. Shockingly, Felger didn’t ask Rivers about Pierce faking his injury or about KG being a fraud.
Hit the deck? Play some defense – Paul Flannery has Kevin Garnett preaching defense, not physical play is needed by the Celtics.
Them’s fighting words – Steve Bulpett has the Celtics going biblical.
Celtics will need a miracle of sorts – In among the miracle talk, Bill Reynolds says that the Celtics are 21-0 when Rajon Rondo has a triple-double.
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The Red Sox finally hopped over the .500 mark with a win over Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park last night.
According to the Boston.com Extra Bases blog, the Red Sox are holding tryouts for the Fenway Park PA position to replace the late Carl Beane.
Former Celtics PA announcer Andy Jick has been among those filling in, but Larry Lucchino announced that WEEI morning flash guy Jon Meterparel will get his tryout tomorrow night. Lucchino also said they’re talking about the idea of having the PA guy announce the balls and strikes count after each pitch, which I think is just an atrocious idea.
Emptying the Tank: Big 4, Lester, Theo, Thomas, Welker, Schilling, Media – George Cain on Sports of Boston weighs in on media coverage of the four local sports teams, before taking an extended break.
Defilippo cancels interview with Eagle Action – Interesting note from the Eagle in Atlanta blog, which has Boston College athletic director Gene Defilippo canceling an annual interview with the decidedly BC-friendly Eagle Action. With the BC football program on a downswing, it seems that Defilillo didn’t want to address questions about it or the future of coach Frank Spaziani.