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The national broadcast teams have taken over the NBA Playoff and now Celtics fans only get their Tommy Heinsohn fill from pre and postgame. Imagine Heinsohn calling these last two games with the Miami Heat and what he would have been saying about the officiating.
98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich spoke with Heinsohn about this Celtics-Heat series, the officiating and Rajon Rondo’s stellar performance in Game Two.
They started off talking about the job that Brian Scalabrine has been doing on the pre and post game broadcasts. Scalabrine was in studio with Toucher & Rich at the time, but didn’t chime in at any point. When asked if Scal was doing better than Gary Tanguay, Heinsohn joked, “Who’s Tanguay?”
The guys moved on to discuss the officiating in these first two games between the Celtics and the Heat and how it’s costing the Celtics these games.
“You can’t possibly win a basketball game if the other team is going to shoot that many more free throws than you. It’s like spotting the other team points before the game, it’s impossible. I don’t care what they call, but make it the same way at both ends of the floor.”
Has Heinsohn ever seen a team in the NBA get more favorable calls in the playoffs than the Miami Heat have so far this season?
If You listen to the Sports Hub you know that Michael Felger thinks that some Celtics players play up their injuries, Paul Pierce in particular. What does Tommy think of Felger’s thoughts on this matter?
“He doesn’t know anything about basketball, I call him Puckhead. He’s got a black thing between his ears.”
They went on to talk about Rajon Rondo’s outstanding performance in Game Two of this series where he played all 53 minutes and scored 44-points. Did that performance solidify his status as a Celtic after his name came up in trade rumors earlier this season?
“The reason his name kept coming up is because everybody wanted him when they make phone conversations. General managers talk to each other every single day and discussions develop. He was the guy that they wanted, he wasn’t the guy that Danny Ainge was putting up for a possible trade.”
All that plus a clip that Fred recorded about LeBron James made Tommy laugh.