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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Andrew on Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:59 am

It's won them some games and kept them in others, so I'm not sure that it is. If there is a downside, it's that it isn't always going to be enough, but that speaks to other problems with the team, or blunders they've made in crunch time.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Andrew on Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:49 pm

Caught the end of the game against the Warriors, great win for the Celtics there. The Splash Brothers are admittedly misfiring in the fourth as of late, but credit to the Celtics for turning it up when it mattered, going on that run and forcing all those turnovers.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:20 am

Andrew wrote:Caught the end of the game against the Warriors, great win for the Celtics there. The Splash Brothers are admittedly misfiring in the fourth as of late, but credit to the Celtics for turning it up when it mattered, going on that run and forcing all those turnovers.



Avery Bradley's defense in the fourth quarter was top notch. He was harassing Curry all over the floor, and was causing so many turnovers and rushed shots. He also hit that sweet mid range clutch jumper at the end.

Jae Crowder with the two beautiful 3 point bombs off of Offensive Rebounds at the end of the game, clutch. One of them was because GSW doubled Horford (Horford was being guarded by Klay Thompson), and he kicked it out, and Crowder made them pay.

Kelly Olynyk (+29 btw) with some awesome offensive fire power, KO has been growing on me, I feel like he is getting better and better as the season goes on. Did anybody see that sweet ball/dribble fake he pulled off in the 4th quarter en route to a dunk? He faked Iggy out big time. Nice to have a big guy that can do that.

I.T. With the big clutch 3, and deferring when he needed to. I'm glad he didn't force the issue, he relied on his teammates when he was guarding tight. Good stuff.

And of course Horford with his hustle, and his high basketball IQ. And Smart with his hustle plays (And sweet bounce pass to Olynyk, and sweet tweener pullup from like 7 feet).

I liked what Steven did with the rotations this game, and maybe what I.T. said made an impact on that. It was nice to NOT see James Young out there in the 4th, Jerebko played a bit to long for my liking in the 4th, but other than that it was solid.

How nice was it to see Boston win (And Curry SUCK in the 4th) after he talked smack to Jaylen Brown after that buzzer beating 3 in the third? Awesome. Draymond Green as his usually talking crap self after a couple of his dunks. The Warriors have turned into a bunch of babies it seems, I remember when they won the title in 14-15, they were humble and I don't remember them complaining so much. They seem to complain about everything, and show off WAY more than they should. Curry was acting like a baby about his reach in at the end of the game, when he CLEARLY reached in across the offensive players arms, it was a clear foul. Also, watching Livingston shoot that 13 foot fadeaway with completely blue sky and not even hit rim... wow... be cause that IS his shot. The Warriors looked like a wreck in the 4th.

Love seeing the Celtics healthy and showing what they can do. I'm really looking forward to seeing how we play as we get closer to the playoffs.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Andrew on Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:56 am

I know what you mean. I was hoping they'd win in 2015 when it came down to the Finals and was glad that they did, but since then, there's been too much flexing and preening. I certainly enjoyed the 3-1 collapse, though with the way LeBron's been acting this year, I'm dreading the thought of yet another rematch, as I really don't want to see either of them winning another title. Spurs-Celtics would actually be my preferred matchup.

I mean, I'd obviously prefer the Bulls to be in a position to be competing for the title, but that's just not realistic right now, so Spurs-Celtics is this year's "if not my favourite team, then them" preference for me.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:05 am

Boston Celtics remaining schedule

The games I put in BOLD, are games I think we win.


Wed, Mar 15 vs Minnesota

Fri, Mar 17 @ Brooklyn


Sun, Mar 19 @ Philadelphia

Mon, Mar 20 vs Washington

Wed, Mar 22 vs Indiana


Fri, Mar 24 vs Phoenix

Sun, Mar 26 vs Miami

Wed, Mar 29 vs Milwaukee

Fri, Mar 31 vs Orlando


Sun, Apr 2 @ NY Knicks

Wed, Apr 5 vs Cleveland

Thu, Apr 6 @ Atlanta

Sat, Apr 8 @ Charlotte

Mon, Apr 10 vs Brooklyn

Wed, Apr 12 vs Milwaukee


This would have us finish the season at 52-30.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:43 pm

Welp, I was already wrong about the first game. The Wolves have been on a role, thought we were going to drop this one tonight
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:52 pm

Big W vs the Wizards last night. I was reading an article on RedsArmy called "Green Envy", it captures what the opposing teams fans/bloggers say about the Celtics. It seems that most people in Washington don't even think they are on the Celtics level.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby air gordon on Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:46 am

How about this bad blood between those 2 teams? I'd love to see these 2 face off in the playoffs
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:49 am

air gordon wrote:How about this bad blood between those 2 teams? I'd love to see these 2 face off in the playoffs


Agreed, love seeing that in the NBA. Wizards and Celtics hate eachother.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby air gordon on Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:58 am

Its a great matchup

Wizards offense is great but not playoff tested and their defense stinks

Very interested to see how IT plays in the postseason
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:19 am

Being a Celtics fan... I do NOT want to see Celtics vs Heat in the first round. That scares the crap out of me.

We may get that #1 seed, but I think a series against the heat is 50-50 the way they have played the second half of the season.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby air gordon on Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:21 am

I don't think anyone wants to face the heat in the 1st round.

I'd love to see the bulls against the Celtics. Great narratives of Rondo against his former team and also the butler possibility of being in Boston next year
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