Trans. Apr 17 1:10 ET (Apr 17 1:10 ET ) I mean, I know they might seem scary to a guy who grabs about 12 percent of available rebounds when he's on the floor, but seriously, they're not. Just go grab them with your hands. If you're scared to do it yourself, buddy up with Ryan Hollins. Your respective teams might not appreciate that, since you're on opposite squadrons, but do what you need to do. It's like Coach Bon Jovi says: You've got each other, and that's a lot for love , so go get that shot.
Best caption wins 13 quotes to help you face your fears . If they're good enough for "high-octane women," they're surely good enough for us. Good luck, and get ready for the playoffs.
In our last adventure : Cheer up, Carmelo Anthony. Your New York Knicks have locked up their highest playoff seed since 1994 and you just won the scoring title . It's not that bad.
Boston Celtics 94, Miami Heat 90 (Celtics lead series, 3-2)
It's OK to rip LeBron James here, you know. It's OK to point to the fact that 30 points and 13 rebounds, with nine points scored in the fourth quarter, are not enough. It's OK to discredit him more than you discredit Dwyane Wade, all while not discrediting the Boston Celtics in the same breath. Our brains and these games are big enough for all of this. LeBron James was great, in Game 5, but he needed to play better. There's no way around this. At this point the failures of the Miami Heat supporting cast are a constant, and James should know by this same point that he absolutely cannot take possessions off on either side of the ball if he wants his team to advance past a Celtics team that is slightly deeper (somehow) and more consistent with its effort.
Remember, it was the Boston Celtics that entered this series featuring absolutely no depth. The team that played Ryan Hollins. The team that was cursing the absence of Avery Bradley, who was a 34 percent-shooting rookie and absolute afterthought when the Celtics and Miami Heat met in the postseason last year. The outfit that lives and dies with whatever the hell Mickael Pietrus is doing at that particular moment. The team that has Keyon Dooling on the court in the final seconds of a pivotal Game 5.
The team that is, somehow, one win away from its third NBA Finals appearance in five years.
A look around the league and the web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out.
C : Eight Points, Nine Seconds . Tim Donahue's ode to the retiring Jeff Foster. Please read.
PF : Celtics Hub . "Ryan Hollins is 27 years old, and he's terrible."
SF : Daily Thunder . Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are clicking in the clutch.
SG : The Basketball Jones . Drew Gooden knows exactly what he's doing on defense.
PG : The Point Forward . Zach Lowe explains how you can take advantage of the Miami D.