Podcast: Boston’s Bench Steps Up
Through the first three games of the NBA Finals, the Boston Celtics seemed to have great difficulty getting their Big 3 of Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce on the same page.
In Game 1 Pierce score 24, but Garnett and Allen combined for just 28.
Then, in Game 2, Allen went off for 32 points, but Pierce and Garnett were only able to muster a combined 16 points.
And in Game 3, Garnett turned back the clock with a 25 point performance, with Allen and Pierce only contributing 17 points.
In the Celtics, 96-89 Game 4 victory of the Lakers, the Big 3 combined for 33 points and played an instrumental role in the outcome of the game. But instead of Allen, Pierce and Garnett leading the way, it was Glen Davis, Nate Robinson and Tony Allen. Davis scored 18 points, Robinson scored 12, and although Tony Allen only scored 3 points, his ability to make Kobe Bryant work for his shots, was key.
In this version of the Hoops Addict Podcast, Rashad and Ryan discuss the effectiveness of the Celtics bench, the chippy play in Game 4, the effect of Andrew Bynum’s absence, the play of Kobe Bryant and much more.