Bill Walton: I was very surprised that earlier this week Phil Jackson called out the Celtics defense as a product of hype and self-promotion.
ESPN Talking Head: Oh yeah?
Bill Walton: This is the most suffocating defense in the NBA. Keep that in mind. The Portland Trailblazers aren't playing bad basketball. They just ran into a brick wall.
ESPN Talking Head: Portland seemed a little careless toward the end of the half.
Bill Walton: Come on. This is the Boston Celtics playing a home game on a Friday night. Celtics fans cheer more loudly for defense than anything else. It's almost as if once the Celtics get a stop, they'd just as soon give the ball back to the offense and watch them do it again. The Boston Celtics are the best team in professional basketball.
I love Bill Walton!!!