Just call them Donkey and Shrek.
Or Nate Robinson and Glen “Big Baby” Davis if you want to be exact about it.
Boston Celtic reserves Robinson and Davis helped lift their team to a Game Four victory in what was a must-win matchup against the LA Lakers, tying the series up at two games apiece heading into a pivotal Game Five on Sunday night.
Watching the duo of Robinson and Davis being interviewed by the media following Boston’s big win was like watching a standup combo of Eddie Murphy and Dave Chappelle.
They had the whole room laughing.
I’ll tell you what those two should do when they quit playing basketball: Team up for a comedy tour.
That’s quite a few years down the road, though.
Robinson, Davis, and the rest of the Celtics still remain focused on one primary goal: Continue playing top-notch basketball and win a NBA Championship.
The bench came to the rescue for Boston on Thursday night, with the duo of Donkey and Shrek doing most of the damage and helping propel the Celtics to a 2-2 tie with Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.
Bryant, meanwhile, was left on the backburner for the most part on Thursday night in Boston—and Lakers coach Phil Jackson refused to even comment on his team’s defense (or lack thereof) against the Celtics bench.
Game Five awaits on Sunday night in Boston.
Be prepared for another physical game.
Be prepared to watch Bryant work his way to the free throw line time and time again.
Be prepared to watch Donkey and Shrek do some more damage for Boston coming off the bench.
And, most importantly, be prepared for another damn good basketball game between two of the greatest franchises to ever hit the hardwood.
The 2010 NBA Finals have been filled with a little of everything, and the series definitely isn’t lacking drama.
Personally, I can’t wait for Sunday night.
Will Boston keep the momentum and take a 3-2 series lead heading back to LA?
Or will the Lakers steal Game Five from the Celtics before a plane ride back to California?
If these last four games are any indication of what’s to come, fans will be in for a bumpy roller coaster ride on Sunday evening in Boston.
And this series is likely going to come down to a winner-take-all Game Seven…
Denton Ramsey may be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org