**Admin Note: For anyone that isn’t aware of the background behind LastRoundDraftPicks, allow a quick lesson. LRDP was created in the aftermath of a comment made by Dorsey, referring to his wish that he could have a time and place to get away from the grind and just talk sports. Cronise picked up on this idea because the two of them had been having a semi-often Twitter exchange based on the performance of the 76ers and the Celtics–Dorsey and Cronise’s favorite NBA teams, respectively. Call it fate, call it destiny, call it a crazy coincidence but now the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics have met in the semifinal round of the NBA playoffs.
What follows is a transcripted text conversation between Cronise and Dorsey during game 2 of the series.**
***FYI, Dorsey was at work during this game, so he was not as actively watching as Cronise… who was watching from home.***
CRONISE (19:03): Here we go. No Ray Allen in the lineup. Disappointing.
>>Garnett with the first basket. Looking forward to the Hawes-Garnett battle.
DORSEY: i got 4 diff camera angles but just listenin to sound. jrue has a big game tonight.
CRO: Btw I hear Avery Bradley has been real good so I’m looking forward to that too.
***Timeout by Philly, 2 minutes in.***
CRO: That was quick.
DORSE: gd it. hope celts dont run away and hide. paul pierce has under 23 tonight im sayin
CRO: Garnett is gonna go off. Book it.
DORSE: lou! gonna rain 25 footers
CRO: Forgot Ray is 6th man… Can’t get used to it.
>>First Stiemsma sighting. The Stiem-roller!!!
DORSE: i can see the headline after this win already. “Jrue Story”
>>an even better, less-likely one “LaVoy Story”
CRO: Nicki Minaj should dedicate Super Bass to Brandon Bass
***Celtics 21, 76ers 15***
CRO: I dig Pietrus. Think Trick Or Treat Tony but with shooting.
DORSE: i liked pietrus on the magic. ET gonna get hot!
CRO: I would have been heartbroken if the Celtics had gotten bounced by ATL and I missed the ending of an era
DORSE: ping pong break
CRO: Hear that? Celtics have won 17 of the last 18 at TD
>>New column idea: comparing Boston to LOST
>>(19:35): It does concern me that Hawes has good range. But KG is deeper
>>Gatorade Fruit Chews… When did Gatorade start expanding so big??
>>Rondo to Hollins for the big pop!!! Wow Hawes just got postered!!!
***Celtics 33, 76ers 29***
>>(19:47): Bradley going to the locker room… Uh oh?
>>Who would have thought Ryan Hollins would go from waiver pickup to key role player on a contender…
>>Holliday and Williams do scare me
>>Pierce for 3 to close out the half…. Sorry but I’d rather get the intensity of Bulls-Celts than this series.
***HALFTIME. Celtics 38, 76ers 36***
DORSE (20:08): sweaty after ping pong. looks like im riding home perhaps after the game. i will take a 2 pt game.
CRO: Philly is peaking at the end of this era… This series won’t be a rivalry
DORSE: just have to win this half by one lou williams 3
CRO: Sixers just look flow less
>>Defense On both sides look good though
>>Iggy might be a non factor. Advantage Pierce.
DORSE: how many does pierce have? havent heard his name besides that he’s playing injured
CRO: Correction: Iggy and Bass may cancel each other out
>>Blatant foul by Brand on KG… As evidenced by KG’s jersey bouncing back to the neck area.
DORSE: holliday inn (control)
CRO: Sounds like Dick Stockton went to Madden U… “I don’t care how sluggish this game may seem, one of these teams is going to win”
***Celtics 43, 76ers 40***
CRO: Your team shoots FTs like attended a Griffin clinic
DORSE: maybe but your team cannot take control of the game. this game is miserable.
CRO: Doesn’t feel like a playoff game.
***76ers 51, Celtics 47***
>>8-0 run by Philly would scare me if the Celtics didn’t commonly give up (longer) runs all season long
DORSE: im kinda happy i cant watch this rubbish
CRO (20:47): First time all year I’ve been bored watching an NBA game
DORSE: looking forward to the lakeUnder game tho
CRO: Pietrus wakes things up. Here we go. Just start playing some Dropkick Murphys
DORSE: fire up some Hall n Oates. Philly got this.
CRO (21:00): I could go for a classic Ray Allen takeover
>>KG ties it up. First time all game I’ve heard the crowd
DORSE: they keep sayin Allen and im assuming “He Got Game” but its “LaVoy Story”
CRO: Rondo to KG for the oop!!! And KG hangs on the rim for 7 minutes.
>>Don’t like opposing Allen’s
***Celtics 72, 76ers 71***
>>Bradley takes the lead with the 3
>>Ray Allen’s mom sighting!
>>40 seconds to go… Game finally got good
DORSE: ET goin to the rim!
CRO: How do we not get a travel on that… In Boston??
>>In the Air Tonight does not fit Philly-Boston game 2… Game is not big enough
DORSE: i didnt see it. i need to go home but i dont wanna miss this
CRO: Now we will see defense
DORSE: its weird they dont talk during commercial breaks and i have to listen to the shitty music. currently: pokerface
CRO: Turner better miss one of these…
>>Damn. 12 seconds to tie it..
>>Offensive foul?!?! GTFOH!!! Wtf!!!
>>8.5 left and now we get the “bullshit” chant… Sorry but you can’t let KG set those picks all game and SUDDENLY call it now
DORSE: i didnt see it. they dont show replays on this
CRO: KG with the 3 at the buzzer and we lose 82-81
>>Bullshit ending but that’s bc it’s playoff time
CRO: I think our personal rivalry is bigger than this series… But I think the seeds just got planted.
DORSE: alright im heading home. i may live tweet next game. that shit is fun
>>haha. what an ugly game but ill take it