Found April 25, 2012 on Celtics Town:
The NBA lockout hurt this season’s level of play and resulted in a crazy schedule which sometimes leaves us with Sasha Pavlovic, isolating at the top of the key as the third-quarter shot clock winds down. This is not meant to insult Pavlovic in any way, as he has performed admirably this season and especially well last night, and even scored a bucket on the aforementioned isolation play. But on a night when both the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics could have taken a step closer to securing home court advantage, both teams decided to rest all their stars.The choice of rest over home court was surprisingly easy for Doc Rivers, mostly because the lockout left all teams bruised and battered entering the playoffs. Even the Celtics, whose core has remained mostly healthy throughout the season, Ray Allen notwithstanding, knock on wood, accrued a significant amount of nagging injuries throughout the course of the season. Again, with the lockout, this makes sense. Even I, an admitted and obs...
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