Originally written on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 10/18/12
Full court press. You know, that defense you learned in 6th grade and used when that other team had that one REALLY good player and they were up by like 16000 points. In my first ever intramural basketball game, which was against 30 year old law school students, they used a full court press from the opening tip and decimated us. We didn’t stand a chance it was like watching that SportsCenter commercial where the anchors play against little kids. I said it last year when we played the Heat (before Avery’s shoulder popped out that last time for good) pressing is the way we can beat the Lerbon-ette’s. The lack of great ball handling for the Heat (Chalmers, Wade and James were all within the top 50 in TO’s last year) should have lead us to press them early and often with Rondo and Bradley. It became a moot point when Bradley couldn’t play like a champion through the pain anymore and Judas Shuttlesworth resumed his starting role, but this year’s roster is EVEN BETTER suited for the full...
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