Originally written February 04, 2013 on Celtics Green ...a boston celtics blog.:
I love listening to Mike and Tommy. I really don't like the national TV games because I'm stuck with their announcers since CSNNE is blacked out here. I chuckle when I do the CFTOS and they talk about what a homer Tommy is. That's why I love him so much. Home games mean that Tommy's also tweeting and we get gems like this from him. Caron Butler starts the game 3-3 shooting: "Who did it? The Butler did it!" — Tommy Heinsohn (@CSNTommy) February 3, 2013 Tommy still knows his stuff. If it wasn't so much stress he should be an assistant coach. Here he's the master of understatement. Yes. Please cover Griffin. I think they heard Tommy and they did a good job of covering him overall. Griffin with the rebound and score: "You can't let him get a head of steam coming from the corner. I'm sorry...PLEASE! Somebody cover him." — Tommy Heinsohn (@CSNTommy) February 3, 2013 Clippers fans were complaining about the refs, but they missed calls on both sides. Tommy was befuddled by several of them. Pierce called for a debatable travel: "I don't see it. but of course, I'm easily befuddled. The rulebook is befuddling..." — Tommy Heinsohn (@CSNTommy) February 3, 2013 This call was definitely befuddling. Poor Leandro Barbosa. This is the second time he's been clotheslined and grabbed around the neck and thrown to the ground and it was deemed a regular foul. Turiaf with the foul.Was it flagrant? "Should be... But remember, what's obvious to you and me may not be for them." — Tommy Heinsohn (@CSNTommy) February 3, 2013 Not a flagrant foul... "See... What did I tell you? ANOTHER BEFUDDLING CALL!" — Tommy Heinsohn (@CSNTommy) February 3, 2013 I have no doubts that "Tommy Gun" could still light it up if he wanted to. Mike:"Your jumpshot.In front of you or off to the side?"Tommy: "You want me to demonstrate?" — Tommy Heinsohn (@CSNTommy) February 3, 2013 And some more Tommy rants against the refs. He certainly was on his game last night. Celtics with the charge: "That was a bogus call. You should call on the guy on the ground.Send that one to the front office!" — Tommy Heinsohn (@CSNTommy) February 3, 2013 Lane violation called on Bass: Tommy: "The man pushed him in there... oh boy..." Mike: "It's early in the day."Tommy: "Not my day!" — Tommy Heinsohn (@CSNTommy) February 3, 2013 The Clippers players all mentioned the Celtics' aggressiveness after the game being the difference between the blow out loss in LA and the win in Boston. Tommy's right. The Celtics need to continue to press and to push and to be aggressive. When they let up, they lose big leads like they did last night. But at least they hung on for the win. "Press the issue! Hopefully that's what they continue to do during the second half." — Tommy Heinsohn (@CSNTommy) February 3, 2013 A Tommy Point for Avery Bradley. I love the "Pit Bulls" in the front court with Bradley and Courtney Lee hounding the opposing guards. Along with the calls that they missed, the refs did get a lot right too. This one especially. Avery Bradley takes the charge."That's a #TommyPoint. Nice hustle." — Tommy Heinsohn (@CSNTommy) February 3, 2013 I loved this one. Collins did sell this one but he did it gracefully :) And who says Tommy's a homer? He admitted that Jason sold this one but he's right. He's our 7 footer. Collins has been putting in some solid efforts of late. Bledsoe runs over Collins who sets the screen. "I don't care. Point guards don't take down seven-footers. BUT! He's our seven-footer." — Tommy Heinsohn (@CSNTommy) February 3, 2013 I'm with Tommy! I love this new running style. It reminds me of the 70's and 80's when there was no walking up with court with the ball. They ran and passed. I loved it when they would run the fast break without the ball ever touching the floor. The Celtics are winning with that style again. But when they go away from it and start walking up the court again and the ball stalls, that's when they lose the leads. Barbosa scores on the fast break: "I've been waiting for this for years.It's so easy when you play this kind of basketball." — Tommy Heinsohn (@CSNTommy) February 3, 2013 All I can say is "Yep!" The Celtics get mugged and it's a regular foul. They give a hard foul and it's a flagrant every time. I wish they were more consistent with their calls on what's a flagrant and what's not. Barnes plows over Garnett for the foul: Tommy:"Wait until one of our guys does that. You know what will happen?" Mike: "He'll get arrested." — Tommy Heinsohn (@CSNTommy) February 3, 2013 Jeff Green is finally using his athleticism and being aggressive. He's finally starting to show what Danny saw in him. I'd still like to see more from him, though. Was pretty amazing that yesterday there were 3 players on the court who all had open heart surgery. Jeff Green gets a #TommyPoint for his block on Blake Griffin — Tommy Heinsohn (@CSNTommy) February 3, 2013 Paul Pierce has been great since Rondo went down. He has rediscovered his clutch shooting gene. He has also been giving the team whatever they need - rebounds, assists, points. He's proving how valuable he is to the team. And even more so, he's showing why he deserves to retire a Celtic. Paul Pierce hits the clutch three-pointer to put the C's up five: "ALRIGHT! Perspiration!WHOAH!!" — Tommy Heinsohn (@CSNTommy) February 3, 2013 And for his clutch 3 pointer, Paul Pierce wins the Tommy Award. "Whenever you make a shot like Pierce did at the end of the game. You gotta' win the #TommyAward. He prides himself on making these shots." — Tommy Heinsohn (@CSNTommy) February 3, 2013 [Discuss on CG Forums!]
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