Cup of Joe: Jae Crowder "ready to go to war" against Cavs

Today it is my turn to cover for Matt's slightly extended coffee break break from coffee! But don't worry, rumor has it that he is struggling with the withdrawal and might be back some time this week.

Alright! Playoffs you guys, we made it! What sounded like a dream -a really confusing one nonetheless- just about a couple of months ago is now reality. Yet since the Eastern Conference has been a Dadaist piece of art all year long, of course the hottest two teams in the Eastern Conference since February are going to play each other in the 1st round. Let's tune in to find out how the Celtics are taking the news. Jae Crowder, whaddya think?

"I'm ready to go to war. Let the rest take care of itself. I think everybody in this locker room, each man, will be ready to go to war."

Source: Jay King, MassLive
Is it me, or is Jae looking a bit different?

THIS IS SPAAAARSTOOOOOON! Hey, if that doesn't wake you up, I don't know what will.

In all seriousness, Crowder does not necessarily think the Celtics will win the series:

"We're going to fight. I think we're going to get some wins for sure," Crowder said. "I think they're going to give us some good punches, and we've got to withstand that and be strong and together. But like I said, I feel great, I feel confident in myself, I feel confident in my teammates. That's all you've gotta ask for.

Nevertheless, you have got to love the mentality of this team. I believe that many, including myself, thought the Hawks would have been a better matchup for us and the win against the Raptors yesterday in retrospect could hurt or at least cause us to play "what if?" games for some time, yet in the long run, this team is learning how to come together at the last minute, be confident, make shots and fight till the end. If we get a couple of wins and make the series somewhat exciting, that will put the Celtics on the national radar even more.

Oh, and in case you needed some extra motivation for the upcoming matchup, here it is:


Start Your Morning Off With... Steph Curry's Reported Shooting Spree

Well, Curry is amazing at making threes. That much we know. However, ESPN reported that he made 77 -seventy-seven, yes, you don't have astigmatism and are misreading 11- consecutive 3 pointers in practice. Well, since a full video of that might not be totally exciting -that is unless you like watching the "10 hours of..." videos on YouTube-, ESPN decided to go with the 30 seconds before he finally missed one, but anyway, check it out.

If that video doesn't do it for you, I can also post the highlights of a game played last night. Hmm, who played last night? Oh, Wizards-Pacers should be interesting, let me check the scoNOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Vintage WTHHT: What the Hell Happened to... Bill Dinwiddie?

This week in What the Hell Happened To we have quite the interesting figure. He was a HS teammate of fellow-WTHHT alum Ron Bonham on the powerful Muncie HS basketball team in Indiana. He's the second WTHHT alum (after Zaid Abdul-Aziz) to change his name, although he did it after his playing career. If you thought it couldn't get any crazier, the most recent bit of news involves former player Bonzi Wells, who allegedly came to his ex-wife & son's house looking to kill him! This week we remember Bill Dinwiddie. Today Bill is known as Rashid K. Shabazz.

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