Down 15 points and clawing back to reduce the deficit to two points late in the final period, Boston refused to lose against the Dallas Mavericks. That refusal was matched by one of the NBA’s elder statesman (if you will), Vince Carter.
Carter isn’t like elder Kobe, who insists that he should be regarded as an elder just because he is an 18 year veteran(and because he so desperately desires to be like Mike). Carter isn’t like Steve Nash, who frankly just stayed around too long for the wrong reasons.
No, Carter is an elder for the sake of being the oldest player in THIS game and he happened to muster enough hops to rebuff Jerryd Bayless’ jumper.
The C’s continue to exert effort even though it’s not translating into “W’s”. Boston has turned into a team that is intriguing to watch because you never know where their effort will take you from night to night.
The Heat come to Beantown next, so we get the opportunity to ‘C’.by