May 30, 2022

What if the Warriors Had to Beat the Celtics in the Finals?: John Tomase, NBC Sports: "Since the Warriors became the Warriors in 2015, they're 7-9 (.438) against the Celtics and 499-219 (.807) against everyone else. If you start a year later with Isaiah Thomas's first full season in Boston, when the Celtics became legitimate playoff contenders, the Dubs are just 5-9."

posted by rcade to basketball at 05:30 PM - 3 comments

Tomase usually has a pretty good take on the Celtics, although he's a bit of a homer. This promises to be what Tomase predicts, a highly competitive and interesting series. Most like Warriors chances, but Celtics are a bit bigger and play a physical game that could bother Golden State. I will be there to watch.

posted by Howard_T at 07:09 PM on May 30, 2022

"A bit of a homer?"

Homer J. Simpson is less of a Homer. The guy who wrote The Iliad is less of a Homer.

I'm a Celtics fan, but I really hope he stretched before that reach.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 08:51 PM on May 30, 2022

I used to get comped Celtics tickets in the mid 1980's when the Warriors came to Boston because the Warriors sucked and nobody wanted to watch that.

I started liking the Warriors around 1989 after they got Joe Barry Carroll and Ralph Sampson out of their system and put together the RUN TMC crew. Those squads were fun to watch. I gagged when they traded Richmond and broke up the core.

I did not think today's Warriors would recapture their mojo after they left their old building. I thought the move to the swank new facility was a bad omen. Wrong again. I still wish they were in the old place though.

So I don't know, I've got split allegiances.

I have to go look up who has more rings between Iguodala and JaVale McGee.

If the Celtics win the title, it'll be another one of those "after" situations. Winning after Ainge leaves and Brad Stevens goes upstairs. Like Tennessee winning after Peyton Manning graduates or the Red Sox winning after Nomar gets traded.

posted by beaverboard at 09:15 PM on May 30, 2022

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