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Re: Celtics (10-10) at Raptors (9-11) Game #21 11/28/21
« Reply #180 on: November 28, 2021, 09:01:02 PM »

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Nights like tonight and last weekend (Lakers, Thunder, Rockets games) are why this is all frustrating. You know this team is capable of playing like an elite team and winning a bunch, but it just never seems to be consistent. I'm not saying they are at the level of the likes of BKN and MIL but I don't think they are as bad as the record indicates. But it is what it is, they are maddeningly inconsistent.

Without making too many excuses, we have had at least 2 key guys out for at least 80% of games I'm guessing. If the core of TL, Al, JT, JB, Marcus, Schroder can all stay healthy for a good stretch, I think we win a ton of games.

Richardson really showed out tonight. Easy to forget that he only just turned 28. Elite handle, reasonably explosive first step, nice mid-range game a la DeRozan... He really should only be the 8th or 9th guy up (given how well Romeo is coming on, and Grant has solidified), but I can see him playing a huge regular season role of wearing down opposing wings, and putting up better numbers per 36 than he did in Dallas.
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Re: Celtics (10-10) at Raptors (9-11) Game #21 11/28/21
« Reply #181 on: November 28, 2021, 09:22:49 PM »

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Most of the 4th quarter didnít descend into iso-ball, which was great. There were a few bad possessions with Tatum at point, but mostly the team (including JT) was making quicker decisions and moving the ball. Itís progress, and Iíll take it.

Re: Celtics (10-10) at Raptors (9-11) Game #21 11/28/21
« Reply #182 on: November 28, 2021, 09:49:06 PM »

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I looked at the East standings and it doesnít really look bad. Weíre frustrated at Bostonís play but other teams are struggling as well. Three games separate us from #2 Miami. Thatís how crazy the East is.

Re: Celtics (10-10) at Raptors (9-11) Game #21 11/28/21
« Reply #183 on: November 28, 2021, 10:12:14 PM »

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I looked at the East standings and it doesnít really look bad. Weíre frustrated at Bostonís play but other teams are struggling as well. Three games separate us from #2 Miami. Thatís how crazy the East is.

I'm less frustrated by the win losses than by the inconsistent play.

Re: Celtics (10-10) at Raptors (9-11) Game #21 11/28/21
« Reply #184 on: November 28, 2021, 10:20:40 PM »

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i missed the game, but have read the thread.

based upon the box score only, grant seemed to be continuing his good play.

for those who got to watch him, how did he do tonight?
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Re: Celtics (10-10) at Raptors (9-11) Game #21 11/28/21
« Reply #185 on: November 28, 2021, 10:25:59 PM »

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i missed the game, but have read the thread.

based upon the box score only, grant seemed to be continuing his good play.

for those who got to watch him, how did he do tonight?

Steady shooting, spread the floor well, made a few nice defensive plays, and played within himself. All around good game for Grant.

Re: Celtics (10-10) at Raptors (9-11) Game #21 11/28/21
« Reply #186 on: November 28, 2021, 10:28:31 PM »

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i missed the game, but have read the thread.

based upon the box score only, grant seemed to be continuing his good play.

for those who got to watch him, how did he do tonight?

Steady shooting, spread the floor well, made a few nice defensive plays, and played within himself. All around good game for Grant.
thanks and a tp for the report. That seems to be his place in the nba, which is perfectly fine. he really is helping the team this season.
I believe Gandhi is the only person who knew about real democracy ó not democracy as the right to go and buy what you want, but democracy as the responsibility to be accountable to everyone around you. Democracy begins with freedom from hunger, freedom from unemployment, freedom from fear, and freedom from hatred.
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Re: Celtics (10-10) at Raptors (9-11) Game #21 11/28/21
« Reply #187 on: November 28, 2021, 10:50:27 PM »

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i missed the game, but have read the thread.

based upon the box score only, grant seemed to be continuing his good play.

for those who got to watch him, how did he do tonight?

Steady shooting, spread the floor well, made a few nice defensive plays, and played within himself. All around good game for Grant.
thanks and a tp for the report. That seems to be his place in the nba, which is perfectly fine. he really is helping the team this season.

Heís turning out to be our version of PJ Tucker. Hope he sustains this throughout the season.

Re: Celtics (10-10) at Raptors (9-11) Game #21 11/28/21
« Reply #188 on: November 29, 2021, 12:19:12 AM »

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Josh Richardson has been a pleasant surprise so far.
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Re: Celtics (10-10) at Raptors (9-11) Game #21 11/28/21
« Reply #189 on: November 29, 2021, 04:01:05 AM »

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Just realized we have the 6th best record in the NBA over our past 10 games, and we are all talking trade the farm...
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« Reply #190 on: November 29, 2021, 10:02:12 AM »

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Just realized we have the 6th best record in the NBA over our past 10 games, and we are all talking trade the farm...

It's because the standard deviation between a good and bad performance is really high...so when we win we look really good, but when we lose we look really bad.

Add to that the fact that 6 of the losses (vs NY in 2OT, vs Was in 2OT, vs Chi where we led by 25+ but collapsed in the 4th, vs Dallas where we got Doncic'd, vs Cle where the Cavs won with 2 last second free throws, and vs Spurs where we fell behind by 26, fought back to lead by 7 then were outscored by 15 to lose) were ones that we should have won.

It's those results that people remember because we could easily have been 17-4 and leading the Eastern Conference. That's how small the margins are in terms of changing public perception of the team.
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