Davis, Robinson provide spark for Celtics in NBA FinalsPosted by Inside Hoops
Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald reports:
Glen “Big Baby” Davis and Nate “Little Baby” Robinson made for quite a tandem last night at the Garden.
The teamwork … the chemistry … the pacing.
And that was just during the postgame press conference. During the actual game - that is, Game 4, NBA Finals, in which the Celtics [team stats] claimed a 96-89 victory over the Lakers - well, yeah, sure, Big Baby and Little Baby were pretty good there, too. Taking over the floor in the fourth period, Davis wound up with 18 points in 22 total minutes. Robinson scored 12 points, including a pair of treys. They rocked the joint.
Now it should be understood that Davis and Robinson never much knew each other before the late-season trade that liberated Robinson from the New York Knicks, the Celtics parting with the popular Eddie House, a hero of the ’08 championship run. Davis and Robinson were never college teammates, and never paired up in one of those glitzy, all-star high school tournaments. They never were cabin mates at the Five-Star, All-Around-the-World, You-Can-Be-a-Star Basketball Camp.
Yet when Robinson, ex-Knick, showed up in the room and the people in charge of these things stuck him next to Davis, it was box-office magic.