05.18.08

Celtics/Cavs Game 7 : PJ Brown’s Finest Moment Since Dropping Charlie Ward On His Head

Posted in Basketball at 9:06 pm by

(the Peege – 10 points off the bench and season-saving rebounds down the stretch)

You might remember last autumn at an introductory press conference, Scott Pollard jokingly called himself “the final piece of the puzzle” for Boston’s title aspirations. Hey, he’s not merely funny looking. But little would we have suspected that a late season acquisition of 380 38 year old P.J. Brown would play a significant role in what otherwise would’ve been an elimination game for the Celtics.

Brown’s surprising contribution aside, what had been an increasingly ugly defensive struggle of a series turned absolutely frenzied during the fourth quarter. LeBron James (45 points) and Paul Pierce (41) engaged in a duel to the death that culminated in the kitchen-sink toss in of the two megastars sprawled across the Garden floor, fighting for a loose ball. Comparisons to Larry Bird vs. Dominique Wilkins are being tossed around this evening, and fair ’nuff, as I’m sure this was the sort of game we’ll be talking about in twenty years. For the Cowherdian ilk who continue to insist the Association hasn’t been the same since Bird/Magic/Jordan retired, or even funnier, that the college game is better, I submit this is no longer a matter of opinion. You’re fucking nuts. It took 27 quarters , but a basketball game finally broke out Sunday afternoon. A cursory glance at the 5 remaining playoff contenders suggests we’re not done being blessed.

And yeah, I’d watch a Pistons/Spurs final, too.

6 responses to “Celtics/Cavs Game 7 : PJ Brown’s Finest Moment Since Dropping Charlie Ward On His Head”

  1. Tommy Hoops says:

    The only thing Garnett has shown me in the post season is that he can lead the league in Roars Per Minute.

    TH

  2. andrew says:

    His PJPM% (Popped Jerseys Per Minute) is second only to Kobe.

  3. GC says:

    he’s also averaged more points per game during these playoffs than Pau Gasol, Dwight Howard, Caron Butler, Carlos Boozer or Paul Pierce.

    That said, Detroit oughta represent much more of a challenge than either Hawks or the LeBrons.

    Not to change the subject, but when Chris Berman refers to 3 Doors Down as “our friends”, why do I get the feeling he might actually be pals with them?

  4. Tommy Hoops says:

    However, I would take Gasol’s timely playoff contributions over KG’s ability to deliver only when people in the stands are wearing green. I still can’t get past their inability to win one measly game in Atlanta – that speaks to something that’s still missing in their makeup. Maybe the best is yet to come this post-season, or maybe they’re still one season away and about to take their lumps like most teams do before winning it all.

    It’s gonna be a great series regardless.

    TH

  5. GC says:

    I don’t think anyone’s won a title without winning at least one road playoff game.

    But I don’t believe there’s been an NBA champion with Scott Pollard on the payroll, either.

  6. Kalani Brown (his daughter) says:

    I was there and I think my dad had a great moment!!! he’s a good post and this is his thing we not talkin bout other players this about him… and for all those who think that my dad is old and wrinkly he’s not!!! you see he still got the JUICE!!!

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