On the last days of February though, we saw the alchemy of the whole experiment disturbed and finally put into a dangerous peril. The mix was good, the doctor was pleased with the results but the owners of the laboratory decided that new components had to be included in order for the formula to be more successful in the future. In order to add a touch of versatile and talented Green factor and a scent of Serbian offensive touch, the mixed had to be devoid of its most basic element: the proud and brutal Perk. The Celtics lost their primitive power, the result of hard hours of training and sacrifice that had consolidated the defense in the paint.
Despite the success of the operation in the end -the team remained at the top of the Eastern Conference- a noticeable flaw was growing evident in the formula: the team missed the lost element that made the mix perfect. This team had lost its toughness, its determination to limit the paint and force the opponent to shoot from outside. Without Kendrick Perkins, the team has struggled to contain the biggest players in our enemies. While Krstic has shown a lot of offensive talent, his ineffective D has been exposed. He can't stop anybody faster or stronger.
With the current available players, this team is not the main candidate to remain unbeaten and victorious by the end of June. We are beatable, our team is not covering the space in the middle and the water is coming inside the ship despite the brutal rowing of the rest of the crew.
Dark times are ahead for the rest of the league. The mean, black and brutal Celtics are about to regain full shape. The Celtics will be finally what they are conceived to be: the most effective defensive and team oriented team in the league. The toughest, physically and mentally. The most logical and deservedly so candidate to win the title in June 2011, our Boston Celtics Pablo Pérez 3/24/2011 09:20:00 PM Tweet