Basketball in Boston Tonight
Posted by Steve Bzomowski on February 14, 2007
The Celtics, losers of 18 straight and approaching the NBA record of 24, are favored in tonight’s game versus the Milwaukee Bucks. Favored! How bad must the Bucks be? What have they done to deserve this ignominy? Have they gone undetected by the recordkeepers and lost 100 in a row? Well, they have lost 17 of their last 20 and are without their leading scorer, Michael Redd. Meanwhile, Paul Pierce, captain of the Celtics, the team that’s succumbed 13 straight times at home, did what all good leaders do: he, with steely resolve, cautioned the team, the team that hasn’t won at home in two months, against over confidence: “we can’t take this for granted”. No, you wouldn’t think so.
Meanwhile, The Eagles of Boston College, the team that gets no national respect despite decades of success on the national stage and sending reams of talent to the NBA, host the Blue Devils of Duke. Duke rather easily handled BC in Durham on 1/28, 75-61, as the Eagles were still adjusting to life without their now departed, but soon-to-be NBA draft pick center, Sean Williams. Duke has lost four straight; unheard of. Anyone who wins as much as Duke and Coach K must hate losing. They’ve gotta be pissed and ready to go. Meanwhile, the Eagles are on-track and on-a-roll, dispatching, among others, Virginia Tech, winners last night IN CHAPEL HILL!!! Who would have thought, on, say, 1/29, that two weeks later, BC would be favored in this game? Not you, not me.
Great basketball fun in Boston tonight.