Good time out by Brad.Was it though?
See, this is my problem when people complain about timeouts Brad doesn't make when fans want him to. It assumes good things happening after the timeout.
After this "good" timeout, Indy continued on their run and closed the game down to 4 points. The timeout didn't stop Indy's momentum.
What did change the momentum was the Celtics fighting through, getting stops and making shots so the C's opened things back up to 9 to end the quarter.
The assumption of good things happening after timeouts is poor and not based in any logic.
I thought it was a good time out at the time but after the time out in hindsight, you could say it didn't make much of a difference. I think you can do that all the way through the game but in real-time it seemed like a good time out.
And liam, my friend, I am not saying you are one of the people who do this, so I hope you don't think this was aimed at you.
I, too, thought it a good time for a timeout as Stevens was going to have to take one for a TV timeout within the next minute or so, so best take it to try to stem the momentum.
But it didn't work.
And that's the point I am trying to make. Calling timeouts doesn't mean things will get better, that momentum will be halted or that their will be success after the timeout, whether just for one play or the continuation of play.
Timeouts don't always work. Once it wasn't working, Brad could have called a TO again, but instead the players just started playing better. Sometimes letting guys figure stuff out is the best way to go.
Anyway, timeout rant over.