Here’s the Celtics Four-Point Play to appear every Wednesday on Sports of Boston. This is where I will compile four (4) small and related Celtics facts and offer my own spin on a variety of Celtics news stories. The general format will be a short blurb about the story first, then my reaction tabbed underneath it.
1. Celtics center Kendrick Perkins reportedly hurt his big toe while sleeping when his bed broke and crushed the toe. He originally thought he broke the toe, but later found out x-rays were negative. He was not expected to play against the Sacramento Kings Wednesday night.
- I mean, that just sounds ridiculous. I know Perk is a big guy…but did he really break his bed and try to fix it with his feet only to have his toe crushed? I’m definitely confused about the whole thing.
- As far as how it affects the Celtics…they are short on big men anyway, so losing Perk and perhaps Scot Pollard could be a major blow. KG will probably have a lot of minutes at center. Scal and Big Baby Davis will probably also see extended time.
2. Glen “Big Baby” Davis will earn the start tonight in the absence of center Kendrick Perkins, who is nursing a strangely sore toe.
- It’s great to see Glen Davis get his first NBA start. I was really excited when I knew he was coming to the Celtics because he always plays with a lot of energy and excitement. For a guy that’s not very tall (as a big man), he’s excellent at getting offensive rebounds, which will come in handy during his NBA career.
- I think it’s obvious that Davis has become a fan favorite. He’s a great guy and deserves all of the cheers he’ll recieve tonight.
3. A few days ago, I wrote an article about how to fix the Knicks, and in it I detailed that Isiah is the No. 1 problem in New York (seems kind of obvious huh). The same day my article was published, Isiah settled his case with former Knicks executive Anucha Browne-Sanders for $11.5 million, just $100,000 less then what a jury had awarded her to begin with.
- I’m willing to bet that the Knicks need every dime they can get. They have an extremely large payroll with an overpaid coach and draining fan base. The extra 100-grand could be put towards like 1/100th of Stephon Marbury’s salary.
- If you can’t already tell, I don’t like Isiah Thomas and I never have. There’s nothing really appealing about him except his smile, but it’s obvious there is ALWAYS something behind that smile.
4. The Celtics tonight will attempt to build on their best home start since the Larry Bird era (10-0 home, 17-2 overall) when they host the Sacramento Kings at the TD BankNorth Garden.
- It’s hard to believe that the Celtics are already 15 games over .500. I didn’t think the Celtics would be this good this quick, but it should get harder as the C’s have yet to take their first West Coast road trip this season. That will be the truest test of the young season.
- Just remember that the Celtics have won 17 of 19 to start the season…and last season lost 18 games in a row. There has to be some sort of streak record in back to back seasons. I mean, the contrast from this team vs. last year’s squad is great. Let’s just enjoy it while it lasts.
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