Archive for October 1st, 2012

For Boston to have any chance this season at bringing home Banner 18, they must become a more effective scoring team than the one last season which averaged 91.8 points which ranked No. 26 in the NBA.

Looking back at the last 10 NBA champions, they all achieved greatness differently.

But the one thing they all had in common was that they were a better scoring team than the C’s squad we saw last year that advanced to the Eastern Conference finals before being eliminated in seven games by Miami.

Boston’s scoring woes were a major factor in their Game 7 loss to the Heat, a game in which the Celtics’ second unit scored a total of just two points.

“That’s unacceptable,” said Celtic guard Jason Terry, one of the league’s top sixth men. “And it won’t happen while I’m a Celtic.”

– Reported by A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE

Chris Bosh no longer trying to bulk up

Chris Bosh no longer trying to bulk up

Bosh tried to bulk up. Gave it is all, truly. But you can’t turn an apple into an orange, you can’t change a thoroughbred into an elephant and you can’t morph Chris Bosh into Alonzo Mourning.

“It’s been like that for three years,” Bosh said on Saturday about the long-term plan to bulk him up and tweak his game. “After about three years I said forget it and just be myself. I’m never going to be big and just bulky like that.

“I’m strong but it’s a wiry strong and it’s two totally different things.”

The muscles are there, but, as Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said on media day, “He’s long; he’s strong.”

And, most importantly, fast.

– Reported by Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald

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