Opening night. You know this game has been marked on your calendar since it was announced. Pierce. Rondo. Garnett. Allen. Davis. Perk. You know the names. They are all back and ready to finish what they fell just shy of doing last year. Sprinkle in a few O’Neals (Shaq and Jermaine) and we might just be a contender.
But we have 82 games to worry about getting back to the championship. In the meantime, Boston fans are setting their sights on the most interesting home opener in the league: The Boston Celtics vs. The Miami Heat. There is just no other way to say it … this sh*t is going to be intense.
The freshly assembled terror squad that is Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and LeBron James are ready to assume their role as the newly anointed Kings of the East, already announcing that simply making the playoffs this year will not be good enough. They want the Eastern Title … and then the Championship.
They do, however, have to go through the original Big Three to get there.
It will be interesting to see how Wade-Bosh-James balance their star power on the court. Preseason was not a true indicator as Wade missed all the action, leaving the opener with a strained right hamstring.
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Equally as interesting will be Boston’s response to this three-ring circus. The team’s signature M.O. is to silence the star of the opposing team. They did it against both Wade and LeBron last year, shutting each player down in their respective playoff series. But will this suffocating defense be able to handle all three at once?
It all goes down at 7:30. And if you are on your way to the Garden tonight, visit 98.5 The Sports Hub’s website to print your Delonte West mask. LeBron’s mom will thank you.