Dwight Howard may suffer the same fate as LeBron at the hands of the Celtics hyped-up playoff defense. The Magic may still win the series, but the Celtics have the ability to make teams suffer for their victories.
Trouble for Howard and Van Gundy is that they couldn’t even go to school on what the Celts did to the Cavs. It’s going to be an entirely different scheme to attack the big guy.
When is someone going to make more of a connection between Rivers and Belichick? In the oft-replayed Rivers timeout speech at the end of Game 5 in Cleveland, he was yelling two things: Do your job and win as a team. Doesn’t this sound familiar? I won’t get into Rondo as early Brady, Garnett as Moss or other comparisons. But it would be a fun parlor game. And what about Rivers-Thibodeau as Parcells-Belichick?