The Pressure Shifts Again

One of the strong performances I took out of Game 3 for Boston was Glen Davis. Davis gave Doc Rivers and the Celtics some very strong minutes off the bench, especially in the second half. Davis played a physical post game and used his bulk to overpower Lamar Odom in the post, and finished the game with 12 points and 3 boards. If Davis can continue to give Boston solid minutes off the bench while the starters are resting it will really help them out throughout the remainder of the series.

Jun. 08, 2010 - Boston, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES - epa02193038 Boston Celtics' Glen Davis goes under the basket to shoot as Los Angeles Lakers' Andrew Bynum defends during the first half of game three of the NBA Finals at TD Gardens in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 08 June 2010. The Lakers defeated the Celtics 91-84 to lead the series 2-1.

Kevin Garnett also made an appearance last night, and was easily the Celtics most productive player. After two poor performances in L.A. and plenty of media scrutiny, Garnett was quick to show that his career isn’t dead quite yet. He bolted out of the gates, scoring the first four points of the game, and finished the night with 25 points and 6 rebounds, by far his best performance of the series thus far.

For Boston, do you feel disappointed that you wasted Garnett’s only positive game so far this series, or do you feel he’ll be back to do it again on Thursday? Also, do the Lakers feel they dodged a bullet and that Garnett will be unable to keep up this high level of play for the next few games? This is just one of the many intriguing story lines propelling us towards Game 4.

Next: Hook. Line. Sinker. Fish.

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