Celtics Lose: I Blame Iverson

I know, I know.  I said some things.  I said I’d be giggling as the Celtics crushed the Detroit Pistons like itty-bitty grapes.  Like Fonzie, I was wrrr..  I was wrrrr….   I was, well, you know.  Face it, I say a lot of things.  But I’m not wrong when I say, in terms of the big picture, yesterday’s game means nothing.  The Pistons are still on their way down, and our beloved Celtics are still the team to beat.

I have great respect for Joe Dumars; as a player, as an executive GM, as a man.  I do.  I understand he made the Iverson trade to help get cap flexibility this summer, when AI and Big Ben come off the books.  I get that.  But for the here and now, for this season, the Detroit Pistons are in some big trouble.  Ya got trouble.  Right here in the Motor City. Trouble with a capital “T” and that rhymes with “P” and that stands for point!

The Pistons defeated the Celtics, 105-95 yesterday following a 93-85 victory at Orlando on Friday night.  It was only the third time in NBA history that a team won consecutive games, both on the road, and both against teams with a record at least 25 games above the .500 mark.  Good for the Pistons.  Good for them.  Allen Iverson missed both those games with a back injury.

Now consider this:  The Pistons lost 28 of the 51 games that Iverson played for them this season.  Detroit hadn’t posted a losing record over a 50-game span since the end of the 2000-2001 season. How about that?   So yes, the Pistons became the first Eastern Conference team to win at TD Banknorth Garden this season.  And yes, I blame Iverson.

 

Roll Celtics, Roll!

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