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What sound do keys make when they hit each other?

May 6, 2009

What sound do keys make when they hit each other? I thought maybe “cling-cling”, “clang-clang,” or maybe “clink-clink”, but none of those sounded right. So I went to the source: Google. I tried searching “sound keys make”, “sound when keys hit each other,” “sound of keys clanging against each other,” and a few more variants. Needless to say, I am an idiot.

Why the necessary search for the sound keys make? I was trying to come up with a clever way of titling the “KEYS” to the game. Terrible. Terrible.

Anyway, here are some CLING-CLINGs to BOS v. ORL Game 2:

  • Come out firing like RAMBO.

    Come out firing like RAMBO.

    Come out firing – Bring the intensity and focus for the first 12 minutes. Of course we want to see this intensity and focus for the entire game, but it will be crucial early on. Play hard defense, dive for loose balls, stay 100% on. At the slightest sign of digression, Doc needs to call a timeout.

  • Use the bench – Game 7 of the CHI series and Game 1 of the ORL series saw the rebirth of the Boston bench. A Celtic Renaissance, perhaps? Guys like Scal and Steph provided a strong lift to the team both offensively and defensively. On the other hand, the Magic bench consists of battle-tested guys like Battie, Gortat, Pietrus, Anthony Johnson… If the only thing you can think of is “Thank god Battie drove Pierce to the hospital in 2000 after being stabbed 11 times” and “Whoa Gortat is ugly”, then you are among many. The Magic bench is about as deep as a $25.99 Target kiddie-pool.
  • Ball movement – Get into an offensive rhythm where multiple guys get good looks: Ray catching and shooting off screens, Pierce with some penetration to get him to the line or that 18-footer, Rondo getting some good floaters, etc. Get into a rhythm early on get the confidence back.
  • Perk being Perk – I talked about this at LENGTH in a previous post, but the big guy has got to just play lockdown defense. If Orlando looks to be catching on fire from the perimeter, Perk’s performance could be the game changer.
  • Rondo being Rondo and quasi-posterizing Jermaine ONeal.

    Rondo being Rondo and quasi-posterizing Jermaine O'Neal.

    Rondo being Rondo – Why stop with Perk being Perk? Rondo needs to be Rondo: our fearless point guard that is aggressive and confident– two things he seemed to leave at home after Game 5 in Boston during the CHI series. He hasn’t looked right since Game 5. I hope it’s not injuries. I hope it’s not in this head. Maybe fatigue? I hope it’s not anything besides a few bad games. He stole the spotlight from everyone in games 1-5 v. CHI when he was averaging a triple-double and making plays happen for himself and teammates. We need this Rondo back. Make good decisions. Play defense like the 2nd team all-defender that you are. Be aggressive. Be confident. Penetrate. Create.

  • Pierce being Pierce – Why the hell not? One thing I’ve really noticed during these playoffs is that Pierce has had a knack for turning the ball over. Out-of-character turnovers, too: getting the ball poked away while waving off teammates, or when spinning, or getting caught making a lazy passes. Pierce isn’t finishing well near the hoop either (plenty of good looks in Game 1 when getting fouled during a layup). I’m not looking for a super hero performance, just a clean Pierce game where he can put up 22 points and plays solid defense.
  • Team defense – Simple as that: play good team defense and don’t get lazy.
  • Doc – Call timeouts. Use your bench. Talk to your players. At times it looked like Doc just took a backseat role in Game 1, which I didn’t like. One of the reasons the Celts won Game 7 against CHI so easily was because Doc played the guys that were playing well. He saw the game and responded– Doc gave minutes to the guys that were playing well. He didn’t quickly default to “gotta put in my guys because their my guys”– Doc read the tempo of the game and mixed his lineup with benchers/starters accordingly.

Endnote  •  Denver is kind of playing out of their minds… I think the Nuggs stand a better chance of matching up against the Lakers, anyway. But, I want the Lakers to make the finals. I need the Lakers to make the finals. I want Lebron to rock the house that Kobe thinks he built. I need Lebron to rock the house that Kobe thinks he built. Go Chauncey + Freak Bird.

Just disgusting. So gross that the dictionary has no word to describe this.  BLAAAAAUOOOUUUUUUUUUEEEEE (the sound of me vomitting all over my pristine MacBook)

Just disgusting. So gross that the dictionary has no word to describe this. BLAAAAAUOOOUUUUUUUUUEEEEE (the sound of me vomitting all over my pristine MacBook)!!!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. ecd permalink
    May 7, 2009 1:04 pm

    That kiddie pool analogy? Fantastic.

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