Just a couple of notes from today:
Kevin Garnett was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for putting up about 23 and 16 per game. This just in: KG can play basketball.
Scal and James Posey will be able to play tomorrow in Indy. Scal is coming back from a slight concussion. Posey’s fighting back spasms. That link also notes that Vince Carter is out indefinitely with a mild ankle sprain.
Just a note on Vince. He suffered the mildest of ankle sprains and he went down like he was shot. Not only that… he stayed down… and couldn’t make it back to the locker room without help. I’ve seen people walk off with partially torn ACL’s… and Vince practically gets carried out with the mildest ankle sprain possible.
To sum up: Vince Carter is a bitch.
And… degenerate gamblers are loving the Boston Celtics. They’re betting hot and heavy on the C’s… and being rewarded. They’re not just 5-0 in the NBA… they’re 5-0 vs. the spread so far. Can it continue? The C’s are currently 6.5 point favorites in Indy with an over/under of 197. Indiana is giving up an average of 103 while scoring an average of 101.5. Consider that the C’s are scoring 107 and giving up 91. Indy is giving up the most points in the East… so there’s no reason for that trend to stop now against the highest scoring team in the East. I’m guessing the C’s put up at least 110… and they should hold Indy in the 80’s-90’s. I say the C’s cover… and I’ll reluctantly take the over and hope the C’s score enough to offset how much they limit the Pacers.
Oh… that was all just for fun. Don’t gamble… it’s um…. bad for you or something.