The Celtics will win Game 2 tonight at the Garden against Bulls and even the series at one win each.
Boston has won a Game 2 two five straight times after losing Game 1, so I could go with the numbers. But the real reason the Celts will win tonight is that the Bulls are a bunch of idiots. Boy, it is so obvious they hate each other and have no use for their coach. Fred Hoiberg hopefully has an excellent shrink on retainer.
I enjoy being right. I want to be right about my prediction of the Bulls winning in six but boy it's tough to root this team. Chicago plays without passion, chemistry or game plan but they are a matchup problem for Boston.
Like I barked to Celtic great, and my buddy, Cedric Maxwell, ROBIN LOPEZ. Hey, that guy is no punchline.
Well, in most cases he is because he is the bad Lopez brother, and by bad, I mean "in a basketball sense.” But, unlike any Celtic taller than 6 foot 5, Lopez is not afraid to stand under the basket and wait for a rebound. Lopez had eight boards in the first half Sunday night by just showing up in the paint. If Al Horford brings the ball up one more time, I am going to punch my TV.
And, oh yeah, Jimmy Butler’s pretty good. The guy can score on the Celtics whenever he chooses. This is also an indication that if the C's had drawn Indy instead, Paul George would've destroyed the green.
What has become very clear is this Celtics roster should not be part of the long-term plan. The Bulls are the most dysfunctional team I have seen in a long time and they will beat Boston in this series because they have the best player and tall guy who knows what his job is.
The Celtics have a nice team full of nice fellows but I never want to see them again. Socially, sure, but not on the basketball floor in green. Give me Jaylen Brown and this year’s Nets pick and say so long to the rest.