Lakers vs. Celtics, Game 3: Comedian Rondell Sheridan’s Recap

The latest in an ongoing series covering the NBA Finals with actor/comedian Rondell Sheridan.

BR: The game started out on a high note for Boston but quickly settled into a grind-it-out kind of game, didn't you think?

RS: It was going to be a Boston massacre in the opening minutes tonight. Boston, led by Garnett, was running and jumping and rebounding. But then a bunch of things happened that derailed the Garden Party. Phil Jackson called an early time out and D Fish made an appearance offensively and defensively.

Ray Allen went 0-13. I didnʼt think heʼd have another eight 3pt night again, but I didnʼt think heʼd go DONUT either.

BR: Who did? Probably one of the greatest point differentials in the history of the NBA Finals. He went from 32 points one game, to only two in the next. Why?

RS: Kobe and Fisher were both relentless on him. It's funny 'cause this game, Allen
seemed to have better looks than he did in game two.  The biggest flaw in Bostonʼs game was Ray Allen trying to only go for threes when he could have clearly gone to the basket a couple of times. If it wasnʼt for the Big Ticket, Kevin Garnett, finally showing up, this would have been a blowout.

BR: The Lakers defense was certainly a key, but didn't the Celtics just seem...a step slow?

RS: For Boston, the biggest problem was that with the exception of Garnett, Rondo, and Big Baby, nobody else came with any energy. I took for granted how long the Lakers are. It seemed that in the first half, anytime Boston had the ball down low, the Lakers fired up the grill, put on some music and had an old fashion block party and EVERYBODY was invited.

Plus I canʼt tell you how many times Boston blew fast break opportunities. On a few occasions they looked like a high school squad out there trying to do a 2-on-1 fast break.

BR: So, um, hate to ...

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