by Zettler Clay
One of the more interesting factors in any NBA game is the sub-plot. A coach badmouthing another coach or player on the eve of the game. A matchup between two teams that just don’t like each other. Impending reprisal for an embarrassing loss.
Or players coming back to play an old team, which is precisely what happened Wednesday night when the Memphis Grizzlies came to Boston to face the Celtics. Leon Powe and Tony Allen, two significant cogs in the Celtics’ recent machine (remember Powe’s 21-point game in Game 2 of 2008 NBA Finals?), came back donning the baby blue and yellow.
There was an element of bitterness from the Grizzlies’ end as well, who undoubtedly remembered a 116-110 overtime home loss to the Celtics on Nov. 13, 2010.
So we should have expected nothing short of a bromance fest, no?
Hard to tell who won, huh?