Saying this is against everything I stand for as a die hard
Boston Celtics fan(and *always* have been).
But I have to give the Atlanta Hawks players credit.
After two snoozers they’ve almost made this a
series again. But I’ll wait until tonight’s game to make
a judgement on that.
Despite the Celtics being the best defensive basketball
team in the NBA for the entire season, the fast and
explosive Hawks players picked the defense apart Saturday
Because their speed and explosiveness gives them an
advantage you can’t always counter with X’s and O’s.
Josh Smith, Al Horford and Joe Johnson simply drove
past the Celtics defense and got to the basket at will.
If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a thousand times:
Speed is the Difference Maker.
And as any intelligent coach, parent or athlete knows,
speed can be developed. It just takes knowing the proper
techniques and doing the right kind of training.
And you can discover those techniques and skills here:
So while the Celtics fan in me hates to admit it,
when someone is quicker and faster than you, there’s
not much you can do to stop it.
Except make your own athletes quicker and faster.