Boston Celtics Are Simply Not As Good As Cav’s According To C’s Owner Wyc Grousbeck
So you think the Boston Celtics are better than the Cleveland Cavaliers? Well if you do there is someone who would tend to disagree with you.
Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joined WEEI mid-day show OM&F on Wednesday, hours before his club had a chance to lock down the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference vs. the Bucks, and was very frank about its chances of beating the Cavaliers in the playoffs.
“I don’t think we’re as good as Cleveland,” Grousbeck said. “If we got a chance to play them in the postseason, I’d love to see it, but I’m not sure how it would turn out.”
Grousbeck wasn’t just basing that thought on last week’s disappointing performance against the Cavs in a blowout loss with the top seed on the line, though that game didn’t help.
“I actually hope the guys don’t forget that,” he said. “I hope the guys don’t forget how badly we were beaten last week and they can use it as fire going forward.”
He disputed the notion that the Celtics saw the Cavs clicking on all cylinders.
“That was Cleveland clicking on one cylinder, if you ask me,” he said. “I don’t want to disrespect them, but I saw LeBron [James] take that game over single-handedly. He had a lot of help, etc. . . . I’m not disrespecting Kyrie [Irving] or Kevin Love or anyone else on the team, but LeBron took that over for a period of about six possessions there on the offensive and defensive end of the court. He dominated us. I have to give him a ton of credit. It showed us that we’ve got a ways to go.”
I am in full support of Wyc’s comments, but I think the Cav’s have a history of underperforming and play poorly as a team. Cleveland is better, but Boston has more heart and chemistry, and with that there is a chance.