Is Carmelo too much for KG and Pierce to handle?
ESPN Boston's Jackie MacMullan just wrote an article entitled "Face facts: Celtics are overmatched." She opens by stating:
Their opponent is better. They are also deeper, more versatile and, until further notice (gulp), mentally tougher.
MacMullan goes on to say that Kevin Garnett is not fully healthy, battling a sore hip and bone spurs floating around in his left ankle; but also that even if he was it's somewhat unrealistic to expect aging stars Garnett and Paul Pierce to be able to keep up with the 28 year old scoring champion, Carmelo Anthony. She also suggests that Avery Bradley is being asked to do too much, and that the C's don't have a true point guard on the roster:
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