Doc Rivers cannot take a Holiday at the O.K. Corral for the Philly series.
Those famous gunslinger brothers, Wyatt Pierce and Ray Earp, must be ready for the Philadelphia version of the Ike Clanton gang.
We always have more confidence when the Good Guys are played by Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner, but in this version we need a Bill Russell to go with our Kevin Garnett.
The Celtics may be a team "too tough to die," but we've seen similar words on the tombstones of other Celtics teams. The second game loss isn't a nail in the coffin, but it certainly lines the casket's interior with silk.
When the Big Four march down the parquet to meet the awaiting black hats from Philly, we know our gang is more than Okay-even without Alfalfa and Spanky.
Kevin Garnett is making more like Clint as the Man with No Name or MVP votes. He has a fistful of points and is shooting up the town. He's the long arm of the law in Boston.
This time he is traveling with Avery the Kid whose shoulder is in a sling.
If the Sixer shooters are the gang that could shoot straight, they may be big trouble at the Corral.
It looks like the Man in Black, Shorty Rondo wants to make like John Wayne. His response to a Philly shootout: "That'll be the Day" begins to sound like whistling past the graveyard.
The Celtics are in a foxhole. It's time to praise the Doc, and pass the ball!