Saturday, April 5, 2008
Leon and the Celtics make History
(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
The Boston Celtics clinched home court throughout the playoffs Saturday by defeating the Charlotte Bobcats 101-78.
Not only did the Celtics clinch home court during the playoffs, they also have now completed the biggest single-season turnaround in NBA history. At this time last year, who would have ever thought the Celtics would be the best team in NBA just a year later. Maybe we'll still be wishing the Celtics got the first pick and took Greg Oden, but I think things have worked out just fine so far.
This blow out doesn't seem too impressive because it is the Bobcats, but the Celtics were able to do this with all of the Big 3 sitting on the bench. That meant it was Leon's time to shine. Powe got to start in place of Kevin Garnett and filled in very nicely for the MVP candidate. In Leon's 28 minuets he scored 22 points, all which were in the first 3 quarters, went 12-13 from the free throw line, he also grabbed 9 rebounds and had 2 steals. O and once AGAIN, Leon was the player of the game. This blog is turning very repetitive. Every time the Celtics play, Leon gets player of the game. I'm still waiting for Leon to have a game where he plays 20 minuets and doesn't score and only gets 2 rebounds. It seems like those games eventually happen to every player but it hasn't happened to Powe yet.
Leon continues to showcase himself, not only as a good 6th man but a potential starter in the future. Powe fits very nicely in Boston and I'll be surprised if he goes anywhere else next season. Don't mess this one up Ainge!