Monday, April 1, 2013

Parquet Post 4-1-13

Tonight, the Celtics are set to take on the Timberwolves at 8:00 ET after last nights tough loss to a Knicks team that is absolutely on fire. The game tonight should be a breeze tonight for the Celtics, who are looking to get out to a big lead so they can rest their veterans. But first of all, let's recap last night's devastating loss.

This just in, Paul Pierce will not play tonight because of personal reasons (probably BS, he's just old and tired)

STORYLINES:

Carmelo has the third greenest light in all the basketball world. (He's behind Ole Miss's Marshall Henderson and 108 point phenomenon Jack Taylor) Melo had 24 points on 19 shots.

Jeff Green is becoming "the man" of the future for Boston. He had another great game with 27 points on 10-14 shooting to go along with 4 rebounds.

J.R. Smith should win the Sixth Man of the Year award. I saw a graphic in the middle of the game and it said he was averaging 35 points in the last 3 games or something. Unbelievable.

Paul Pierce is still "the man" for now. He had 24 points, 15 rebounds, and 5 assists. All in a day's work for The Truth who is dynamite in the Garden.

Shavlik Randolph continues to impress by rebounding and being a force defensively down low.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR TONIGHT:
You should watch for Ricky Rubio, the point guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves who is supposedly a sensational passer. Let's see what Avery Bradley has to say about that. Also watch for the Celtics to play this game in what my favorite sports writer, Bill Simmons calls, "F-U mode". They are pissed that they lost last night and they aren't going to lose 2 straight.

CORRECTIONS:
I wasn't totally wrong on my prediction: I predicted a 97-91 New York victory but it ended up being a 108-89 rout. Not too shabby, but still needs a little work. Let's see if I can do better tonight. The Celtics would have jumped out in front early like I said if it weren't for the Knicks' ridiculous start from three-point land. At one point, I believe they were 7-11 from three before the second quarter started!

PREDICTION:
The T-Wolves will pull off the upset tonight.
FINAL SCORE: WOLVES:103 CELTS 86.
HAPPY APRIL FOOL'S DAY!!!!!!

REAL FINAL SCORE: BOS:95 MIN:87