I beg to differ with the other commenters. The choice of enervating is perfect.
There is nothing more boring than watching marginal dirty players like Olynyk deliver cheap shot after cheap shot and then complain to the refs when he finally gets called for an offensive foul. Is the illegal screen part of Red Auerbach’s original playbook? Is it transfused into a player’s DNA as soon as they are drafted by the Celtics? Or is it like they inject admantium into Boston players’ elbows, hips and knees as soon as they put on that green uniform?
Ourbre’s behavior is inexcusable as well, but let’s face it, the Wizards got punked in the first two games, both by the Celtics and the refs. (The sixth foul on Gortat was one of the worst calls this season and turned the game around completely.)
Watching Marcus Smart foul on every play and dare the refs to make the call is reminiscent of another New England team famous for cheating.
There’s no denying that IT has been fantastic, and his duel with Wall has been the only redeeming feature of this series.
The bottom line is that basketball is a beautiful sport to watch when world class athletes stretch themselves to their limits, not when it’s a series of street fights and horrible referees who can’t control the game.
Go watch wrestling if you’re into that kind of thing.