|Posted by shawn cassidy on May 2, 2013 at 5:30 AM|
The Celtics lost the first three games of this series for many reasons. But the one issue that stuck out to me was the lack of a point guard. I was hoping that Doc would work in Williams. He was the only guy on this roster who could be a point guard. Williams isn't even technically a point guard, but he's got the skill set to do so. In game 5 along with the veterans,Green, and Bass. Williams was the steady hand that may have saved the Celtics.
"He steadied the ship," said Celtics guard Jason Terry who like Williams, is also from Seattle. "He gives us another ball-handler. He is a hard worker. It is paying off for him."
He truly steadied the ship. He gave the Celtics what they needed down the stretch.
"He controlled the ball," said Rivers. "He can handle the pressure and
bring it up the floor. He got guys into our stuff. He allowed us to get
organized. Sometimes you pull out a card. He was it tonight.
"We love his size, he was rebounding. What we are asking him to do is what he has never done before. And he is defending. Everybody told me he can't defend, but he's proving everyone wrong."
I think Doc needs to play Williams over Bradley down the stretch. Bradley was exposed in this series for not being able to run a team as a point guard. I wish Doc had made this move early on, but it is what it is at this point.
"It sounds cliché, but I know how to play basketball," he said. "The one thing I've learned from being here, and from Doc every day, is to be ready."
Credit Williams for being ready. He's hardly played in this series, and he's jumped over Lee, and Crawford at this point. Terrance isn't a point guard, but he's the best option on this roster. Terry,and Pierce can't run the point for 48 minutes,and Bradley isn't able to when the game in on the line. Williams has shown that he's more then capeable of doing that.