Boston Celtics: Mike & Mike
* ESPNBoston.com's Chris Forsberg explains why the Celtics were frustrated after Game 1, while ESPNLA.com's Dave McMenamin says the Lakers were tired of having their toughness questioned. Click HERE to listen.
* Basketball Hall of Famer Tommy Heinsohn doesn't think the Celtics played defense properly in Game 1 because they didn't protect the interior and allowed the Lakers to shoot too many three-pointers. Click HERE to listen.
* Bruce Bowen thinks Pau Gasol's play was the key for the Lakers and Andrew Bynum was impressive in Game 1. Bowen says the Celtics' defense is what creates their offense, so Boston can't afford to give up uncontested shots. Click HERE to listen.
ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg phoned into Mike & Mike in the Morning on Monday to break down Rajon Rondo's performance in the Celtics' Game 4 triumph over the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday at the TD Garden.
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ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg phoned into ESPN Radio's Mike & Mike in the Morning Wednesday to chat about the Celtics' series-clinching triumph over the Miami Heat in Game 5 Tuesday night at the TD Garden and look ahead to a second-round series with (injured?) LeBron James and the Cavaliers.
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A couple highlights:
* Rivers stressed that health was the most important aspect over the final weeks of a challenging regular season
"[The 2009-10 season] started out well, we started out 23-5 and everyone was healthy, but then had a slew of injuries, and really struggled getting back our rhythm while getting guys healthy," said Rivers. "It became very difficult from that point on, coaching and managing minutes. My only thought was to get to the playoffs healthy. If you can get in great position, get in, but health was more important than any of those things."
* Rivers lauded Dwyane Wade in his typical way, while previewing a first-round series with Miami.
"He's the second best player out of Marquette, we definitely know that," joked Rivers, a Marquette alumn. "It's a tough matchup. You never really want to go into a series where the best player has a chance to be on the other team, and that's Dwyane Wade. He's an MVP candidate each year and he's what makes them go. But we can't just focus on him. What Dwyane and the rest of the team have done such a good job of is using the guys around him, and that's what makes them so dangerous. We have to be ready for this series."
Listen to the interview HERE
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