We’ve only played one game… and the Celtics already have one of the defining moments of the playoffs. Its right there with the Tim Duncan 3… and the alley-oop to LeBron (and the subsequent ‘fight’). The Powe dunk on everyone… followed by KG’s maniacal outburst is absolutely going to live on forever in the “2008 NBA playoffs” highlight reel (click all photos for full versions).
Why do I get the feeling that right at this point, Leon Powe just wants KG to shut the hell up? I mean… the look on Leon’s face in all these pictures is priceless. I’ll bet his ear is still ringing.
I’m a little more impressed with the Celtics effort in this game than Chuck was because of all that led up to it. Everyone would have easily made the “they haven’t played a meaningful game in 3 weeks” excuse to explain away a crappy game.
But the C’s did what they do all year. They ride hot hands… they play tough D… and then at halftime… they make a few adjustments and run away. Atlanta is clearly outmatched here… and the only time any game of this series will ever be close… will be if the Celtics get lazy and sloppy.