If you haven’t heard, the Boston Celtics are playing the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals in what is being celebrated as the biggest collection of douchebag fans since the teams met in 2008. The Lakers were leading the series 2-1 until last night, when they ran into a slobbery brick wall named Glen Davis and lost 96-89.
The Boston Celtics have tied up the NBA Finals, and they owe it more to “Big Baby” than the Big Three.
Backup Glen “Big Baby” Davis scored half of his 18 points in the fourth quarter on Thursday night as the Celtics bench pulled away from the Los Angeles Lakers to win 96-89 and even the best-of-seven series at two games apiece.
“Just will, that’s all it is,” Davis said. “This is what legends are made of, this is where you grasp the moment. … Just play in the moment.” –ESPN
Kevin Garnett’s mom may want to start ordering more pizzas, because more guys are showing up to the Big 3’s slumber parties. Rajon Rondo has been extended frequent invitations for his stellar play this postseason (16 points, 9.5 assists, 5.5 rebounds, and 2 steals per game), while Nate Robinson may have earned himself a seat at the table after last night’s performance. Marquise Daniels and Brian Scalabrine don’t care that they weren’t invited. They didn’t want to go anyway.
Robinson scored 12 points in 17 minutes as the Celtics’ bench outscored the Lakers’ 36-18. Ten of L.A.’s bench points came from Lamar Odom, who played 39 minutes after starting center Andrew Bynum tested his sore knee but did not play in the second half.
“We just knew we had to bring our energy, that’s the main thing for us,” Robinson said of his fellow reserves. “The more energy we bring, the better offensively we are and the better defensively we are.”–ESPN
If you’re still competing in your NBA Finals story line fantasy league, don’t cream your jeans over Big Baby and Lil’ Nate becoming bffs. Nate plugging Shrek in the postgame press conference is a Dreamworks wet dream, too bad ESPN is owned by Disney. Somewhere, Michael Eisner is clubbing a baby seal to death.
When posed the question of what happened on what may be, thus far, Davis’ defining moment of the 2010 NBA Playoffs, he was surprised to learn that Robinson jumped on his back in celebration.
“He didn’t even notice. We’re like Shrek and Donkey — best friends,” Robinson said, setting off bursting laughter among the press. “They can’t separate us.” –NECN
Speaking of beatings, Paul Pierce socked referee Eddie Rush right in the kisser. Looks like the bounties Doc Rivers put out are paying off. Video evidence is below.