Boston Celtics radio guy Sean Grande called in to 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich this morning to offer his thoughts on the first game of the team's series against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Among the more interesting sound bites was how little he was impressed with Kevin Love.
“Yesterday was an interesting Kevin Love day, because he was terrible. In the first half he really was. It was the first playoff game for a lot of people. That’s going to affect you. I don’t think this has been an ideal situation for him. Here’s a great example: Ray Allen went from being the man for 10 years on whatever team he was on, and he had to acclimate right away to being the third guy [in the Celtics’ big three]. It wasn’t necessarily easy for him but he was able to do it. I think Kevin Love has struggled with that.”
Make no mistake, Grande watched the same game many of us did, though, and unlike Mike Gorman, understands the task before Boston to be great. Rather than predicting an upset win of the series for the Celtics, Grande questions the liklihood of coming out on top in even one game.
“This is what happens when you face a team that’s better than you at so many positions. There’s going to be something that’s going to fall through. I go back to a thing like the turnovers. The unforced errors can’t happen to beat Cleveland once, let alone four times. [Celtics] are going to have to play nearly a perfect game to beat [Cleveland].”
The interview in its entirety can be heard here.
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