The stakes couldn’t be higher in the second round of the NBA playoff for the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics. In just one game, someone lost a tooth and these teams have a history of beefing (remember when Jae Crowder booped John Wall in the nose during a confrontation?).
If you’re a fan attending a game in this series, you probably understand how important these games are. Or you could be this young fan eating his pretzel like nothing else matters.
Remember when you were a kid and your parents finally decided to give in and buy you that awesome gift or a Happy Meal? That’s what this Celtics fan was feeling as he took a bite out of the pretzel. His parent probably told him that he would get a pretzel if he behaved well during the first half, and now he’s basking in the salted reward.
Who cares if he’s directly behind Greg Anthony and Ian Eagle providing commentary? You do not interrupt pretzel time.
The elation that comes from finally getting what you want merits a slow motion form of enjoyment. It might be kid logic, but I dare you to try it out yourself the next time you decide to reward yourself with a snack. This kid is living his best life.
Adding Williams naturally changes the personnel of this series, but it also changes the fact that the Rockets often played the Spurs’ brand of basketball in these regular season games because their three point shooting was flat against the I-10 rivals.
Houston shot a disappointing 29.2 percent from three against the Spurs this season. That’s six points below the Rockets rate on the season. They did manage to get up 38.5 threes on average in these four games, which is only two below the season average.