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Title: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: FLCeltsFan on January 03, 2012, 03:59:36 PM
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New Jersey Nets (1-5) at Boston Celtics (3-3)
Wednesday, January 4
7:30 PM ET
Regular Season Game #7, Home Game #3
TV:  CSNNE,  YES, NBA-LP 752/753
Radio  WEEI
TD Garden  

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Probable Starters
PG(http://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/3026.jpg).....SG(http://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/9.jpg)......SF(http://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/662.jpg)......PF(http://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/261.jpg)......C(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/jermaine_oneal.jpg)
Rajon Rondo.....Ray Allen ..... Paul Pierce.....Kevin Garnett..... Jermaine O'Neal

Boston Reserves
Chris Wilcox
Brandon Bass
Marquis Daniels
Keyon Dooling
Avery Bradley
JaJuan Johnson
E'Twaun Moore
Greg Stiemsma
Sasha Pavlovic

Injured
Mickael Pietrus (knee)  out  

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Probable Starters
PG(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/deron_williams.jpg)......SG(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/sundiata_gaines.jpg).......SF(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/damion_james.jpg).......PF(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/shelden_williams.jpg).......C(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/mehmet_okur.jpg)
Deron Williams.....Sundiata Gaines.... Damion James.... Shelden Williams...Mehmet Okur

New Jersey Reserves
MarShon Brooks
Shawne Williams
Johan Petro
DeShawn Stevenson
Anthony Morrow
Jordan Farmar
Jordan Williams
Dennis Horner

Injuries
Kris Humphries (shoulder) questionable
Brook Lopez (foot)  out

Team Connections

Nets assistant coach Popeye Jones played for the Celtics from 1997‐99
Damion James and Avery Bradley were teammates at Texas
Johan Petro and Ray Allen were teammates in Seattle from 2005‐07
MarShon Brooks and JaJuan Johnson were traded for each other at the 2011 NBA Draft
Jordan Williams and Chris Wilcox both attended the University of Maryland
Shelden Williams played for the Celtics during the 2009‐10 season
Keyon Dooling played for New Jersey from 2008‐10
Shawne Williams and Brandon Bass were teammates in Dallas during the 2008‐09 season.

Key Matchups
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Kevin Garnett vs Shelden Williams
Kevin Garnett has been playing well in the past two games.  Facing former Celtic Shelden Williams may be just what he needs to have another very good game.  KG has a height advantage and may know just what it would take to get into Shelden's head.  

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Rajon Rondo vs Deron Williams
Rondo's play has been exceptional this season so far.  He now gets to face one of the top PG's in the league who also has been playing well despite his team's record.  Rondo always seems to up his game against the league's best, but as well as he has been playing, that might be tough.  

Honorable Mention
Ray Allen vs Sundiata Gaines
It will be interesting to see if Ray can keep up his hot shooting vs former D-Leaguer Sundiata Gaines.  He has to get tired sometime, right?

Player to Watch
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MarShon Brooks
On draft night, Danny Ainge drafted Providence College's MarShon Brooks but then traded him for JaJuan Johnson.  It was a trade that several Celtics fans questioned.   And with the way Brooks is playing, some still question it.  Brooks is leading all rookies in scoring at 13.7 points per game to go with 3.7 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 21 minutes.  He is shooting 46% from the field and 33% from beyond the arc.  In his last game, he recorded career highs in points (21) and rebounds (7).    Johnson hasn't had much chance to play and so it may be awhile before we know whether this trade was indeed a good one or not.  

Game Notes
The Celtics have clawed their way back to .500 and face a Nets team that is just 1-5.  It would be easy to overlook them but the Celtics haven't played well enough yet to overlook any team.

The Celtics won the 2010-11 season series 3-1 but the Nets are riding a one game win streak, having won the final meeting of the year.  Since that time, the entire Nets roster has had a makeover while the Celtics starters are still intact with a makeover on the bench.  the Nets have some nice pieces but it will take some time for the chemistry to build.  The Nets are also dealing with a possible season ending injury to their starting center Brook Lopez, who was the lone bright spot for much of last season for the team.   Their starting PF is also questionable with a shoulder injury.  Jermaine O'Neal is expected to play in this game but Mickael Pietrus still isn't ready.  

The Nets are one of the worst shooting teams in the NBA, ranking 29th in scoring at 85.3 ppg and 30th in FG % at 38.4%.  The Celtics' defense hasn't been all that good, but unless the Nets break out with some execeptional shooting, the defense should be good enough to hold the Nets to their averages.  


Keys to the Game

Focus - It would be easy to look past a team starting Sundiata Gaines and Shelden Williams but let's not forget that this is also a team that is led by Deron Williams.  The Celtics need keep their focus and come out to play as if they were facing the Heat.  Underestimating any team, regardless of record is a big mistake.  

Defense - The key to every win is defense.  The Celtics have got to put out the effort on the defensive end and when the defense is on track, that fuels the offense.  

Rebound - Rebounding is a big key to getting a win.   The Celtics must put out the effort on the boards to prevent second chance baskets and put backs from the Nets.  The Nets are ranked 17th in rebounding at 41.3 per game while the Celtics are ranked 28th with 36.7 rebounds per game.  The Celtics have to crash the boards and work hard to out-rebound the Nets.  

Play 48 Minutes - The Celtics must come out strong and make a statement early.  They shouldn't give the Nets any hope that they could win this game.  They also have to play hard until the final buzzer and not allow the Nets to mount any comebacks.  

X-Factors
Trap Game and Home Court
The Celtics have the home crowd behind them and they need to feed off the energy from the crowd to play hard and get the win.  Focus will be key here as if they remain focused they should get an easy win but if they lose focus and allow the Nets to stay in it,  it could be a tough fight to the end.  
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Donoghus on January 03, 2012, 04:04:16 PM
Rondo-Williams is always an intriguing matchup.

Fun one to watch.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Greenbean on January 03, 2012, 04:07:27 PM
I was on staycation all last week with my fiance and I was forced to watch some Kardashian-Humphries garbage.

Man, I know that show is fake but he is a complete toolbag.

I would LOVE to see him play in this game and for KG to get in his head.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: ACF on January 03, 2012, 04:09:03 PM
TP. Go Celtics!
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Snakehead on January 03, 2012, 04:14:03 PM
Besides a few players the Nets basically have a D-league roster.  It's crazy.

The Marshon Brooks thing scares me.  Me and my friends were all watching the draft together and got very excited when they took him.  There was someone in the crowd that had a sign that said "Marshon Brooks = The Next Kobe Bryant" and we were just talking about that today looking at how well Brooks has played.  REALLY hope we don't regret that one down the line.  Not that we needed another SG but if he ends up being an All-Star you had to take him regardless.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Fafnir on January 03, 2012, 05:15:47 PM
Besides a few players the Nets basically have a D-league roster.  It's crazy.

The Marshon Brooks thing scares me.  Me and my friends were all watching the draft together and got very excited when they took him.  There was someone in the crowd that had a sign that said "Marshon Brooks = The Next Kobe Bryant" and we were just talking about that today looking at how well Brooks has played.  REALLY hope we don't regret that one down the line.  Not that we needed another SG but if he ends up being an All-Star you had to take him regardless.
Well yeah, but if he's an all-star then 15+ teams also missed on him not just the Celtics.

Remember given that the C's only moved down two spots they never intended to pick Brooks, rather they would have drafted Johnson they just moved down for the small extra value of a second round pick from NJ.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: PosImpos on January 03, 2012, 05:19:17 PM
Wow, that is one sad lineup for the Nets.  Even with Lopez and Humphries they're not a great team, but without them they're D-Will and a bunch of scrubs, essentially.

Really pathetic if the C's lose to this team. 
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 03, 2012, 05:49:22 PM
Thanks for post, FLCeltsFan (TP).

Looking forward to seeing what the MarShon Brooks confusion is about. We'll see if he's the real deal or not.

My guess is - while he is a good player, he is taking good advantage of a good situation, and that's it.

In other words - I doubt he'd sniff much time here in Boston.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on January 03, 2012, 06:09:29 PM
i wanted to see if humphries was any good...looks like he won't play..
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: j804 on January 04, 2012, 05:27:21 AM
Wow, that is one sad lineup for the Nets.  Even with Lopez and Humphries they're not a great team, but without them they're D-Will and a bunch of scrubs, essentially.

Really pathetic if the C's lose to this team.  
it would let alone be embarrassing if Doc even thinks of zoning them

lol
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: raynman on January 04, 2012, 05:35:46 AM
I'd be disappointed if we don't blow out the New Joke Nets by at least 30! I hope to (finally) see Moore and Jajuan play significant minutes..
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 04, 2012, 08:00:29 AM
Celtics should win this one. If the our starters are all feeling chipper. 

 Maybe its just me watching way too much b ball, but  I'm already seeing suttle hints that D Will may not be happy, simular to what I saw with him at Utah.  I suspect they promised him DH would be in Nets uniform by now  ::)

Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: greenpride32 on January 04, 2012, 08:43:33 AM
I'm looking forward to actually seeing Marshon Brooks play rather than just looking at his box score.

Hopefully it will be a laugher so our guys can rest up for FRI vs IND.  It will be our first real test with The Truth back in the lineup.  All of our wins so far have been against the very bottom of the barrel and NJN would fit that bill as well.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: jarufu on January 04, 2012, 08:55:37 AM
Shelden Williams?  Really?
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Fafnir on January 04, 2012, 10:54:18 AM
According to a tweet it sounds like Deron is out tonight as well, time to see Marshon Brooks up close and personally.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: RyNye on January 04, 2012, 11:00:09 AM
I predict that we have a huge lead, 25 or so, in the 3rd quarter. The 4th quarter Doc plays rookies and experiments with lineups and whatnot, and the lead dwindles to around 10 or 12.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 04, 2012, 11:22:10 AM
PP will have his way and been done with the nets half way into the second and will have a seat on the bench and watch.

Its a good time to work the second unit into shape.....a super practice .
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: letsgoblue86 on January 04, 2012, 11:51:24 AM
According to a tweet it sounds like Deron is out tonight as well, time to see Marshon Brooks up close and personally.
http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4688038/williams-humphrey-out-vs-celtics
Looks like it should be an early night for the starters.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: celticinorlando on January 04, 2012, 11:53:51 AM
lets get a nice big win and then 4 days off.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: letsgoblue86 on January 04, 2012, 01:23:08 PM
lets get a nice big win and then 4 days off.
2 big wins, we've got Indiana on Friday and then 4 days off.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Drucci on January 04, 2012, 01:31:10 PM
No live for me, but I do hope to see that Doc has played the rookies when I watch the game tomorrow... I mean, if he doesn't play JJJ and E'Twaun in a game against the Nets deprived from Deron, Lopez and Humphries, he will never play them.

TP FL and go Celtics!
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: TheTruthFot18 on January 04, 2012, 02:37:40 PM
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Besides a few players the Nets basically have a D-league roster.  It's crazy.

Yup. And is DWill playing? I heard he wasn't or is it a game time decision?
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Snakehead on January 04, 2012, 02:40:42 PM
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Besides a few players the Nets basically have a D-league roster.  It's crazy.

Yup. And is DWill playing? I heard he wasn't or is it a game time decision?

He's not playing.   :P
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: clover on January 04, 2012, 02:46:37 PM
So what's the over-under on Stiemer's minutes tonight?

Put me down for 14.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Snakehead on January 04, 2012, 02:55:15 PM
So what's the over-under on Stiemer's minutes tonight?

Put me down for 14.

I hope more.  He deserves it plus I hope we keep JO's minutes to a minimum here so he can be ready vs Indiana.  We will need all of our bigs to match up with the depth they have inside.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2012, 03:04:23 PM
So what's the over-under on Stiemer's minutes tonight?

Put me down for 14.
I am thinking in the 22-26 range.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2012, 03:05:16 PM
I'd like to see JaJuan Johnson get a good run out tonight.

Excited to see more of him. He looks a very interesting prospect.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: j804 on January 04, 2012, 03:06:54 PM
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Besides a few players the Nets basically have a D-league roster.  It's crazy.

Yup. And is DWill playing? I heard he wasn't or is it a game time decision?

He's not playing.   :P
No Deron, Lopez or Humphries
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: 2short on January 04, 2012, 03:10:00 PM
Good game to have doc tell the team "big 4 are playing 20 minutes each tonight, PERIOD, if we have a big lead its up to everyone else to get the win, those guys aren't going back in"

win or lose this would be my coaching philosphy
anyone remember the sub/starter playoff game against the bucks in 80's  :)
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: clover on January 04, 2012, 03:14:05 PM
So what's the over-under on Stiemer's minutes tonight?

Put me down for 14.
I am thinking in the 22-26 range.

That would be my preference, if Humphries is out it should be a good night to give him more positive experience.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 04, 2012, 03:19:19 PM
Here's hoping that Boston puts this away early.

A dream scenario for me is an early blowout, then watching Avery Bradley frustrate the upstart MarShon..give him an introduction to NBA-Level Defense.

Then again - if AB is not on his game, this fellow COULD give AB a lesson on NBA-level offense.

Here's hoping for the former.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: dmny5000 on January 04, 2012, 06:24:40 PM
I'd like to see JaJuan Johnson get a good run out tonight.

Excited to see more of him. He looks a very interesting prospect.

Me too, I'm waiting to see if he slows it down once he gets more comfortable. I'm hoping nerves are the reason he's been running around like a chicken with his head cut off haha.

He can clearly play so let's hope he gets some minutes and settles down.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: dmny5000 on January 04, 2012, 06:30:53 PM
Here's hoping that Boston puts this away early.

A dream scenario for me is an early blowout, then watching Avery Bradley frustrate the upstart MarShon..give him an introduction to NBA-Level Defense.

Then again - if AB is not on his game, this fellow COULD give AB a lesson on NBA-level offense.

Here's hoping for the former.

I've watched a few Nets games and Brooks can really score. I'm curious if he'll be as good starting as he has been off the bench. He's pretty active and does a little bit of everything although defense doesn't seem to be his thing.

Avery will give any of their guys a tough time since Dwill wont be playing. I'm hoping this will be a big game from Bradley cause I'm actually starting to like him.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Smokeeye123 on January 04, 2012, 06:32:50 PM
http://www.csnne.com/blog/celtics-talk/post/Celtics-Allen-may-not-play-vs-Nets?blockID=624914&feedID=3352 (http://www.csnne.com/blog/celtics-talk/post/Celtics-Allen-may-not-play-vs-Nets?blockID=624914&feedID=3352)

Ray Allen is also out tonight.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 06:34:20 PM
http://www.csnne.com/blog/celtics-talk/post/Celtics-Allen-may-not-play-vs-Nets?blockID=624914&feedID=3352 (http://www.csnne.com/blog/celtics-talk/post/Celtics-Allen-may-not-play-vs-Nets?blockID=624914&feedID=3352)

Ray Allen is also out tonight.

makes sense.  he worked real hard the other night, giving him the night off against a greatly weakened opponent is a smart move (much like keeping JO out the other night).
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on January 04, 2012, 06:48:42 PM
Ray is out with the flu.....
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: TheTruthFot18 on January 04, 2012, 07:07:23 PM
I'd like to see JaJuan Johnson get a good run out tonight.

Excited to see more of him. He looks a very interesting prospect.

Me too, I'm waiting to see if he slows it down once he gets more comfortable. I'm hoping nerves are the reason he's been running around like a chicken with his head cut off haha.

He can clearly play so let's hope he gets some minutes and settles down.

Haha i noticed this too. I'd see someone get a rebound and get it to a guard and by the time its moving up court JJJ is gone. Or I just see him book it to the end with rondo speed. Can;t knock hustle
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: hwangjini_1 on January 04, 2012, 07:20:28 PM
boy, too bad about ray. but if he has to miss a game this is probably the one to miss since NJ is in pretty bad shape at all levels.

so who starts at sg? pierce with daniels at sf?

maybe the widely-beloved-and-admired bradley gets a shot at starting tonight??? ha, ha. now THAT would create a stir around here.

 ;D
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: rondohondo on January 04, 2012, 07:23:45 PM
Dooling is getting the start for Ray, I say he gets 15 and plays good d on brooks.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2012, 07:24:46 PM
I would have liked to have seen Pavlovic start in Ray's stead. Keep the bench in tact.

Avery Bradley would have been my second choice if S.Gaines (PG) is starting for the Nets.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Celtics4ever on January 04, 2012, 07:26:42 PM
Pavlovic? Doc doesn't  want to let that bum on the court again.  Two DNPs in a row here is hoping for 60 more.

I think JO is playing because he feels the heat of the Steamroller breathing down his neck.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2012, 07:29:32 PM
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Besides a few players the Nets basically have a D-league roster.  It's crazy.

Yup. And is DWill playing? I heard he wasn't or is it a game time decision?

He's not playing.   :P
No Deron, Lopez or Humphries
So... who's playing? Are we playing against the Nets still? :p
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2012, 07:30:22 PM
Oh; LET'S GO CELTICS!!!
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 04, 2012, 07:31:55 PM
Nets are a chaotic bunch...and Avery Johnson has just added to it my changing his lineups frequently in just the first week.

Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: RayAllen4Three on January 04, 2012, 07:33:18 PM
Pietrus in da house~
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: GrandTheftRondo on January 04, 2012, 07:40:30 PM
I hope everyone's head is in the game. This is just the type of game that you look at after 48 mins of playing time and wonder how you managed to lose. Its usually situations like this where the Nets play like game 7 of the NBA finals and we play like its practice.

Yes the Nets suck and yes they barely have players to send out on the court but it needs to be taken seriously. I want to see us above .500 TONIGHT.

Let's get this win C's!
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: steefp2 on January 04, 2012, 07:41:45 PM
Let's destroy these scrubs!
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 04, 2012, 07:42:20 PM
I'm concerned that the ghosts of Celtics past could haunt us tonight....hope we don't let these guys stick around.

We have been beaten by these guys before - remember 09-10 when they were like 9-50? That was a tough loss - on our home floor, too.

Don't let these guys hang around, C's!
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2012, 07:43:55 PM
Capt'n!
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: steefp2 on January 04, 2012, 07:44:05 PM
[dang] great defense by dooling but crazy shot by brooks.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on January 04, 2012, 07:44:54 PM
Well o neal looks okay so far....
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on January 04, 2012, 07:46:58 PM
No Ray will give NJ a break on D.....lets see who can step it up for us tonight...!
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: GrandTheftRondo on January 04, 2012, 07:47:27 PM
Stiemsma would have blocked that shot by Gaines  :-X
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2012, 07:47:39 PM
Rondo & KG pick 'n roll looks like two brothers playing together, that's how automatic it is.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on January 04, 2012, 07:47:48 PM
odd..kg in that close and not finishing..?
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2012, 07:48:05 PM
What the hell KG.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: steefp2 on January 04, 2012, 07:48:14 PM
If we don't win this game by atleast 20 i'm gonna be p---ed. Really hoping the celtics won't get complacent in this one but i got a good feeling 'bout this one.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: GrandTheftRondo on January 04, 2012, 07:48:30 PM
I love seeing Pierce dunk!
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: snively on January 04, 2012, 07:48:36 PM
Man, KG the least willing shooter ever.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 04, 2012, 07:48:41 PM
Too much ball movement on the last possession.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on January 04, 2012, 07:48:42 PM
dooling solid tonight..nice heads up pass//!
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Post by: steefp2 on January 04, 2012, 07:49:07 PM
Good to see the captain slamming one down.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: illestmcsgt on January 04, 2012, 07:49:48 PM
Strong out of the gate! I love the way they are attacking now that's what they need to do the whole game.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2012, 07:50:05 PM
Great D, but we need a bit more assertiveness on O between KG and Keyon passing up "their" shots.

Also, Bass might provide what we're lacking here, so I'm not too worried about that.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: snively on January 04, 2012, 07:50:27 PM
Sundiata Gaines and Shelden Williams as go-to options.  There but for the graceful aging of the our stars go we.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 04, 2012, 07:50:34 PM
Want to see Bass and steim in there ..ALOT
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Greenbean on January 04, 2012, 07:52:55 PM
Zero ball movement so far in the half court.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: RayAllen4Three on January 04, 2012, 07:54:33 PM
JO looks as bad as ever  ::)
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: steefp2 on January 04, 2012, 07:54:56 PM
Nets are making some tough shots right but that won't last. We seem te rebounding pretty good too which is a nice change. Kg already with 4
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: steefp2 on January 04, 2012, 07:56:20 PM
That was embarrasing; he was wiiide open. Come on sasha!
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2012, 07:57:43 PM
I like Brooks. Aggressive.

Nice movement without the ball. Nice range of shots he is comfortably taking. A willing but inexperienced defender who can grow as he gets older. Looks to the boards. Long arms, good quickness.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Greenbean on January 04, 2012, 07:57:53 PM
Bass!
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Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on January 04, 2012, 07:57:58 PM
Bass attack...!
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2012, 07:58:26 PM
See? Bassertiveness with the DUNK!
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Greenbean on January 04, 2012, 07:58:39 PM
Bassy!

Much better than our last Bassy...
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: steefp2 on January 04, 2012, 07:59:48 PM
Defense to offense, that's how we play. The captain looking great.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Greenbean on January 04, 2012, 08:00:03 PM
Great defensive play by JO right there...
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: snively on January 04, 2012, 08:00:20 PM
Rondo and the turnovers this year, my goodness.  Been great otherwise though.

Pierce taking things seriously.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2012, 08:00:21 PM
Defense to offense, that's how we play. The captain looking great.
That sounds like the game I'm watching :) TP!
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: steefp2 on January 04, 2012, 08:01:45 PM
Defense to offense, that's how we play. The captain looking great.
That sounds like the game I'm watching :) TP!

Back at ya. Had a crappy day today so this is really making my day (or better said night).
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2012, 08:02:41 PM
Great defensive play by JO right there...
Yeah, great quickness on that recovery to block the shot. Looked like an easy layup.

Where has that quickness been during the rest of the first quarter?
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: bruinsandceltics on January 04, 2012, 08:03:25 PM
Avery Bradley's reputation as the worst player in the league got him that foul.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Change on January 04, 2012, 08:04:00 PM
there's the Rajon Rondo we remember holding onto the ball, and not shooting when open
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2012, 08:04:26 PM
"Bradley had Farmar ... erhm..uhmmm...  ... ... on the farm. Huh-huh."

That's right Tommy, you tell 'm :]]
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2012, 08:05:36 PM
Holy airballs Batman...
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: steefp2 on January 04, 2012, 08:05:51 PM
We're looking sooo crappy on offense right now; ugly first quarter.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 08:06:14 PM
bench looks lost.

Avery Bradley continues to add nothing but on-ball pressure.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: birdwatcher on January 04, 2012, 08:06:49 PM
Holy airballs Batman...
Tony Battie is playing?
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: TenaciousD on January 04, 2012, 08:07:08 PM
Not sure about this line up. Still think it would sense to have JO "captain" the bench gang and pair Stiemer with KG. 
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: snively on January 04, 2012, 08:07:11 PM
Man, I hate it when we play decimated teams.  Has a way of sucking the rhythm out of the team.  Pierce the only guy who looks to have any mojo tonight.  Brain farts all around otherwise.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: jdz101 on January 04, 2012, 08:07:30 PM
I wish KG would shoot the freakin basketball.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: kozlodoev on January 04, 2012, 08:08:16 PM
When will Rondo's turnovers officially become a concern?
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: illestmcsgt on January 04, 2012, 08:08:49 PM
We need a shooter out there! I don't really like this line-up we got on the court.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: steefp2 on January 04, 2012, 08:09:26 PM
Don't you just love a great block. Steamroller in the house.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 08:09:49 PM
Our bench: very solid defensively, atrocious offensively.  Also poor rebounding.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: RajonRondOWNED on January 04, 2012, 08:10:36 PM
When will Rondo's turnovers officially become a concern?

When they become a problem in a game that matters.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: steefp2 on January 04, 2012, 08:11:05 PM
Every time kg, every time.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: illestmcsgt on January 04, 2012, 08:11:26 PM
Bradley looking good right now on O and D.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2012, 08:11:29 PM
That's better Bradley. Drive.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2012, 08:11:51 PM
When will Rondo's turnovers officially become a concern?

When they become a problem in a game that matters.
When they lose us games.

Or when he turns it over more than assists.

He's also our primary ball handler, and playing with a pretty new team, and some old guys :p
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: RajonRondOWNED on January 04, 2012, 08:12:41 PM
When will Rondo's turnovers officially become a concern?

When they become a problem in a game that matters.
When they lose us games.

Basically. The Celtics as a team are always towards the top in turnovers. It comes with passing as much as we do.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: illestmcsgt on January 04, 2012, 08:13:10 PM
Attack! Attack! Attack!
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: vinnie on January 04, 2012, 08:13:32 PM
Just one comment tonight. This Nets team on the floor tonight could be one of the worst in the NBA. Just can't watch this slop so tuning out or the night.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: kozlodoev on January 04, 2012, 08:15:14 PM
Right, so until we play a game that matters, we should abstain from all sorts of judgement on the team? Meh.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: snively on January 04, 2012, 08:15:37 PM
Daniels' offense has been pretty painful thus far this season.  Shooting 32%, getting 20% of his shots blocked.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: RajonRondOWNED on January 04, 2012, 08:16:16 PM
Right, so until we play a game that matters, we should abstain from all sorts of judgement on the team? Meh.

After 6 games? I plan on abstaining from many forms of complaining for a while.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: raynman on January 04, 2012, 08:16:31 PM
No excuse not to win by 40+ ! And no excuse not to play the rooks! And please, no Pavlovic!
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 08:16:51 PM
This will sound ridiculous, but I think we need to get Stiemsma more involved in the offense (or JO).
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 08:18:35 PM
"I'm not sure what Rondo just did but . . . most players can't do that."
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: RajonRondOWNED on January 04, 2012, 08:19:04 PM
"I'm not sure what Rondo just did but . . . most players can't do that."

New Jersey guy(Not Fratello) was also impressed.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: bruinsandceltics on January 04, 2012, 08:19:37 PM
"I'm not sure what Rondo just did but . . . most players can't do that."

LOL was just going to post that. That was funny.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2012, 08:21:51 PM
This will sound ridiculous, but I think we need to get Stiemsma more involved in the offense (or JO).
Even if it's just in-and-out passing.

Where'd Bass go btw? O_o

And also, Rondo is a wizard. There was no need for that behind-the-back-through-the-legs dribble, but I guess it looked cool :) Love it when he conjures up stuff like that.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: kozlodoev on January 04, 2012, 08:23:10 PM
Right, so until we play a game that matters, we should abstain from all sorts of judgement on the team? Meh.

After 6 games? I plan on abstaining from many forms of complaining for a while.
31 turnovers through 6 1/4 games? It's not that he's had several bad games, every game has been bad from a TO point of view.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 08:23:29 PM
So can we agree Marshon is a talented scorer?  Kid looks legit (on offense).
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: GrandTheftRondo on January 04, 2012, 08:23:55 PM
This game is too close for my liking.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 08:24:21 PM
Okay, I'm officially annoyed we didn't draft Marshon Brooks.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: bruinsandceltics on January 04, 2012, 08:24:45 PM
Why can't we ever draft guys like Marshon Brooks?
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: steefp2 on January 04, 2012, 08:25:10 PM
Why are we letting Brooks look like Bryant. No scratch that kobe usually doesn't usually play this well against us.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: snively on January 04, 2012, 08:26:37 PM
The C's don't seem to have much of a killer instinct.  So casual out there on both ends.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 08:26:41 PM
Can we put to bed this notion Brooks wouldn't be playing on this team?  If Doc is playing Avery this much, he'd have to recognize what Brooks can bring to the table.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: illestmcsgt on January 04, 2012, 08:26:57 PM
We need to start double teaming Brooks, this guy can flat out score.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: bruinsandceltics on January 04, 2012, 08:28:40 PM
Rebound the dang ball.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: kozlodoev on January 04, 2012, 08:29:06 PM
Can we put to bed this notion Brooks wouldn't be playing on this team?  If Doc is playing Avery this much, he'd have to recognize what Brooks can bring to the table.
You mean he would have played 10 ppg with us? Yes, this sounds about right.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on January 04, 2012, 08:30:09 PM
yall was laffin at williams
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: GrandTheftRondo on January 04, 2012, 08:30:22 PM
This game is slowly but surely going the way I hoped it wouldn't  ::)
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: bruinsandceltics on January 04, 2012, 08:30:31 PM
Please either cut Avery Bradley or send him to the d-league.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: bruinsandceltics on January 04, 2012, 08:31:59 PM
Jermaine O'Neal is embarrassing himself. Getting DOMINATED by Sheldon Williams.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: jdz101 on January 04, 2012, 08:32:08 PM
Really really need to stop turning the ball over.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: cman88 on January 04, 2012, 08:32:54 PM
it frustrates me so much how the celtics play so poorly against the bottom feeders of the league...and then beat good teams..
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: steefp2 on January 04, 2012, 08:33:09 PM
Ok doc should really let them have it during the half; we look like a (bad) lottery team. Hoping they respond with a big second half.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: steefp2 on January 04, 2012, 08:33:44 PM
Also, Tommy just said it: you're letting this team do this to you ?
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2012, 08:34:39 PM
Bass at least WANTS to score. Love him.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: GrandTheftRondo on January 04, 2012, 08:35:46 PM
Unacceptable.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: incoherent on January 04, 2012, 08:36:05 PM
This game got out of hand when The Steam Dream took the bench.

(http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/3821/dleague2.png)
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: raynman on January 04, 2012, 08:36:29 PM
Same old same olds!
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: steefp2 on January 04, 2012, 08:36:35 PM
Ok i'm gonna pretend this second half didn't happen. So yeah really looking forward to the celts game in about 15 minutes.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2012, 08:36:37 PM
I'm going out to buy some food. When I get back, I expect to see a 10 point lead.

Brb.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: snively on January 04, 2012, 08:36:50 PM
What an ugly, disgusting game. 
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Q_FBE on January 04, 2012, 08:37:11 PM
What kind of first half was that?

That was putrid!

(and Patriotesque)
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Q_FBE on January 04, 2012, 08:38:38 PM
I'm going out to buy some food. When I get back, I expect to see a 10 point lead.

Brb.

Better go to the local Moose Club and start drinking heavily.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: hwangjini_1 on January 04, 2012, 08:39:11 PM
the celtics have 10 turn overs, the nets only 3.

sloppy, sloppy play by the celtics. poor passes, dropped passes, generally uninspired play by this team.

let's see if doc can get them playing better in the second half.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: rocknrollforyoursoul on January 04, 2012, 08:39:43 PM
Trailing at halftime, with only 34 points??? This team can't get out of its own way, or its head out of the sand.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Celts Fan 92 on January 04, 2012, 08:39:57 PM
Horrible first half Pierce is the only one playin good today hella turnovers nd missed rebounds wont get it done but I expect us to clean it up in the 2nd half, and I'm heated we traded Marshonn Brooks
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: houseonfire09 on January 04, 2012, 08:40:01 PM
What kind of first half was that?

That was putrid!

(and Patriotesque)

Without either Pierce or Ray playing, the Celtics have looked like the reverse Patriots.  Decent to good on defense, but they can't shoot into an Olympic sized pool.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 04, 2012, 08:40:09 PM
I'm concerned that the ghosts of Celtics past could haunt us tonight....hope we don't let these guys stick around.

We have been beaten by these guys before - remember 09-10 when they were like 9-50? That was a tough loss - on our home floor, too.

Don't let these guys hang around, C's!

lol...I should've shut my mouth :o.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: snively on January 04, 2012, 08:40:12 PM
Doc also doesn't seem to be taking the game seriously.  Confused, listless rotation.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: RayAllen4Three on January 04, 2012, 08:40:29 PM
I don't mind Rondo taking game off so much since he carries this team on other nights far more often than he should have to. Its the other starters playing down to the competition that gets to me.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: birdwatcher on January 04, 2012, 08:40:31 PM
Minimal effort in the 2nd qtr. No ball movement, too much iso, too many turnovers and zero effort on the boards. It seems like they took this team too lightly with Brooks, DWill and Humphries out. I expect Doc will give them the attitude adjustment in the locker room and we end up winning by 15 or so.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: snively on January 04, 2012, 08:41:29 PM
What kind of first half was that?

That was putrid!

(and Patriotesque)

Without either Pierce or Ray playing, the Celtics have looked like the reverse Patriots.  Decent to good on defense, but they can't shoot into an Olympic sized pool.

They haven't look good on defense.  The Nets have 2 offensive players seeing major minutes: Okur and Brooks.  Brooks got whatever he wanted and Okur missed a bunch of open looks.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: bucknersrevenge on January 04, 2012, 08:41:47 PM
Please either cut Avery Bradley or send him to the d-league.


Dude it's just a bad way right now for Avery Bradley. The Nets paid less attention to him on the perimeter than they do Rondo. I'm not sure what you're seeing Doc but this isn't working. It's 4 on 5 out there. It's time for something else. He's not ready. There's nothing else to see here.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 08:43:01 PM
yep, this is a lot like that game a couple years ago when we lost to the 5 win Nets.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: birdwatcher on January 04, 2012, 08:43:15 PM
Plus, 7 pts from our bench tonight, and only 2 from Dooling in Allen's starting spot. I feel bad for Quis, cause I know he has it in him to be a decent scorer, but he just can't get anything to drop the last few games. Hopefully he can play through it and not tank mentally, because we really do need him.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: houseonfire09 on January 04, 2012, 08:45:21 PM
What kind of first half was that?

That was putrid!

(and Patriotesque)

Without either Pierce or Ray playing, the Celtics have looked like the reverse Patriots.  Decent to good on defense, but they can't shoot into an Olympic sized pool.

They haven't look good on defense.  The Nets have 2 offensive players seeing major minutes: Okur and Brooks.  Brooks got whatever he wanted and Okur missed a bunch of open looks.

I firmly believe that a team like the Knicks would have found a way to let the Nets drop 55-60 on them in the 1st half even with those starters.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: jdz101 on January 04, 2012, 08:46:44 PM
Plus, 7 pts from our bench tonight, and only 2 from Dooling in Allen's starting spot. I feel bad for Quis, cause I know he has it in him to be a decent scorer, but he just can't get anything to drop the last few games. Hopefully he can play through it and not tank mentally, because we really do need him.

The effort and tenacity is there...hes just so rusty still.


Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: jdz101 on January 04, 2012, 08:47:37 PM
So how about that Brooks for JJJ trade  :P
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: rocknrollforyoursoul on January 04, 2012, 08:48:04 PM
Magic are doing to Wiz what Cs should be doing: winning by 25.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 08:53:14 PM
No energy to start the 3rd.

Ugh, are we seriously gonna drop below .500 by losing to a Nets team WITHOUT Deron Williams or Brook Lopez?


Disgraceful.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: RayAllen4Three on January 04, 2012, 08:53:19 PM
Has JO successfully taken a charge all season?
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: birdwatcher on January 04, 2012, 08:53:31 PM
Bass-o-matic...
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: birdwatcher on January 04, 2012, 08:56:20 PM
wow Rondo!
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 08:56:30 PM
Oh my goodness Rondo.  That's what we need.  Take it to the hoop.  You afraid of Mehmet Okur? I sure hope not.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on January 04, 2012, 08:56:42 PM
rondo!!
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: celticslove on January 04, 2012, 08:56:57 PM
i don't believe that i'm gonna actually say this but i think i like bradley to play in this game. he can cover brooks 1on1 better than dooling the way i see it. also dooling ain't doing anything special both on offense and defense. doc please give AB a chance... :(
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 08:57:31 PM
Has JO successfully taken a charge all season?

I'm ok with him not taking charges if it means fewer injuries.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Bankshot on January 04, 2012, 08:57:50 PM
it frustrates me so much how the celtics play so poorly against the bottom feeders of the league...and then beat good teams..

What good team did they beat?
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on January 04, 2012, 08:58:04 PM
dooling!!
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: birdwatcher on January 04, 2012, 08:59:21 PM
bad call on Rondo...
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Post by: BASS_THUMPER on January 04, 2012, 08:59:38 PM
rondo didnt foul him
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Post by: RajonRondOWNED on January 04, 2012, 09:00:13 PM
BASS-O-MATICCCCC
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Post by: birdwatcher on January 04, 2012, 09:00:27 PM
Bass---he really is automatic. He's a 6'8" vinny johnson.
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Post by: steefp2 on January 04, 2012, 09:00:29 PM
That was NOT a foul, lucky shot by gaines. I keep on waiting for the celts to go on a big run but it just doesn't happen.
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Post by: RayAllen4Three on January 04, 2012, 09:00:42 PM
Has JO successfully taken a charge all season?

I'm ok with him not taking charges if it means fewer injuries.

I would be too except he keeps putting himself in position to take a charge but due to how slow he is, it always ends up being a blocking foul.
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Post by: BASS_THUMPER on January 04, 2012, 09:01:30 PM
Bass---he really is automatic. He's a 6'8" vinny johnson.


lol

the microwave~
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Post by: birdwatcher on January 04, 2012, 09:01:35 PM
If Vinny was The Microwave, Bass is The Toaster Oven.
And Big Gravy Davis is The Toaster Strudel.
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Post by: birdwatcher on January 04, 2012, 09:03:58 PM
Not sure why Rondo isn't taking it to the hoop--no real shot blockers in all game.
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Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 09:04:56 PM
At least the Pacers are getting embarrassed by the Heat and the Knicks are losing to the Bobcats.
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Post by: BASS_THUMPER on January 04, 2012, 09:05:34 PM
BASS

the

THUMPER!!
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Post by: GrandTheftRondo on January 04, 2012, 09:06:07 PM
At least the Pacers are getting embarrassed by the Heat and the Knicks are losing to the Bobcats.

I would rather the Heat be embarrassed by the Pacers. That's what I was hoping for actually.
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Post by: BASS_THUMPER on January 04, 2012, 09:06:08 PM
capt p

makin it rain up in hurr!!
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Post by: celticslove on January 04, 2012, 09:06:34 PM
here we go Celtics! bass-o-matic is the bomb! davis who? ;D
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Post by: steefp2 on January 04, 2012, 09:06:47 PM
Now this is more like it; credit to bass for bringing some scoring and alot of energy. Exactly what we needed.
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Post by: birdwatcher on January 04, 2012, 09:06:50 PM
BASS

the

THUMPER!!
Nice non-biased nickname ;)
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Post by: Change on January 04, 2012, 09:07:34 PM
Not sure why Rondo isn't taking it to the hoop--no real shot blockers in all game.

Because his free throws aren't going in tonight.
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Post by: hwangjini_1 on January 04, 2012, 09:08:09 PM
bass is making ainge look really smart. nice shooting and great hustle.

now if rondo could just make some shots and free throws....
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Post by: birdwatcher on January 04, 2012, 09:08:37 PM
Now this is more like it; credit to bass for bringing some scoring and alot of energy. Exactly what we needed.
Where are you? Denmark? Belgium? What the hell are you and our other Eurobloggers gonna do on back-to-backs on the West Coast?
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Post by: Swoopz on January 04, 2012, 09:09:07 PM
Biggest disappointment for me so far tonight...Rondo's a terrible shooter again
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Post by: cman88 on January 04, 2012, 09:09:59 PM
bass is making ainge look really smart. nice shooting and great hustle.

now if rondo could just make some shots and free throws....

hes having a pretty bad game tonight, still dishing it out thugh

too bad that jumper off the screen didnt count because of kg's foul
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Post by: steefp2 on January 04, 2012, 09:10:24 PM
I'm the guy from belgium :). And on the back to backs on the west coast i'm probably gonna watch the first one (after going to bed early so i can wake up at 4) and watch the second one after i downloaded it.

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Post by: vinnie on January 04, 2012, 09:10:37 PM
Rondo now shooting 59 percent from the line.   ::)
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Post by: birdwatcher on January 04, 2012, 09:11:05 PM
Biggest disappointment for me so far tonight...Rondo's a terrible shooter again
he hasn't been there that much. 0-3. yeah not great, but he hasn't taken a ton of shots. And he's 2-5 from the floor.
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Post by: BASS_THUMPER on January 04, 2012, 09:11:46 PM
i love capt paul
he is a great actor
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Post by: RajonRondOWNED on January 04, 2012, 09:11:57 PM
If Vinny was The Microwave, Bass is The Toaster Oven.
And Big Gravy Davis is The Toaster Strudel.

I had to relog in just so I could TP this hard.
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Post by: birdwatcher on January 04, 2012, 09:12:47 PM
Rondo now shooting 59 percent from the line.   ::)
ha! well, 0% tonight, but again, he's only taken 3.
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Post by: steefp2 on January 04, 2012, 09:13:00 PM
Kg is 4/5 from the field and he made his free throws so ehm can someone tell me why he isn't shooting it pretty much every time. I know he's not on the floor right now but still...
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Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 09:13:31 PM
bahahah


Bradley hits a 3 and Tommy says "I'm so happy for that kid." 

Says a lot.
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Post by: Chief on January 04, 2012, 09:13:48 PM
Is Doc blaming Steimsma for something?
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Post by: hwangjini_1 on January 04, 2012, 09:13:56 PM
bradley!!! offense and defense. yes.
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Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 09:14:00 PM
Kg is 4/5 from the field and he made his free throws so ehm can someone tell me why he isn't shooting it pretty much every time. I know he's not on the floor right now but still...

Because he's KG.  He doesn't like to take a lot of shots.
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Post by: BASS_THUMPER on January 04, 2012, 09:14:11 PM
great d!!
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Post by: steefp2 on January 04, 2012, 09:14:14 PM
Bradley! gotta love tommy too: i'm so happy for this kid. He's nba player he should be able to make an open shot.
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Post by: barefacedmonk on January 04, 2012, 09:14:38 PM
Bradley's defense is awesome.
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Post by: RayAllen4Three on January 04, 2012, 09:14:57 PM
Bradley just went from 0 to Hero!
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Post by: bruinsandceltics on January 04, 2012, 09:16:09 PM
Maybe that three will take the lid off the basket for him.

Seriously, this kid is already a ridiculous defender. If he could just contribute a little on offense he would be extremely valuable.
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Post by: birdwatcher on January 04, 2012, 09:16:16 PM
Bradley's defense is awesome.
One of the great things about his D is he remembers to put his left hand up on right handed shooters and vice versa. Most guys just try to use their athleticism instead of fundamentals.
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Post by: RajonRondOWNED on January 04, 2012, 09:16:19 PM
BASS-OHHHHHH-MATIC
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Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 09:16:32 PM
Man, Brandon Bass . . . who needs David West?


:P
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Post by: BASS_THUMPER on January 04, 2012, 09:16:47 PM
Bass is Thumpin
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Post by: GrandTheftRondo on January 04, 2012, 09:17:02 PM
bahahah


Bradley hits a 3 and Tommy says "I'm so happy for that kid." 

Says a lot.

Bradley? Avery Bradley? Hit a 3? Wow, I must have blinked or something. Good for him.
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Post by: steefp2 on January 04, 2012, 09:17:18 PM
Btw when was the last time we had two players with 10+ rebounds?
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Post by: RajonRondOWNED on January 04, 2012, 09:17:41 PM
Avery shouldn't be allowed to do anything but drive.
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Post by: birdwatcher on January 04, 2012, 09:17:48 PM
WoW, a Wilcox sighting! Someone call the number on the back of the milk carton!
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Post by: RayAllen4Three on January 04, 2012, 09:18:50 PM
What did Stiemsma do wrong to be put in Doc's dog house?
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Post by: birdwatcher on January 04, 2012, 09:18:52 PM
Btw when was the last time we had two players with 10+ rebounds?
The same year the Patriots had two players with 10+ sacks.
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Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 09:19:00 PM
Btw when was the last time we had two players with 10+ rebounds?

it actually probably happened a lot last year only with Pierce and KG.

not often that we get two frontcourt players with 10 rebounds.
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Post by: RajonRondOWNED on January 04, 2012, 09:19:24 PM
WoW, a Wilcox sighting! Someone call the number on the back of the milk carton!

Well he was hurt. So he hasn't been playing much.
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Post by: cman88 on January 04, 2012, 09:20:22 PM
bradley needs to drive more and get to the line. with his athleticism he would get fouled almost every time.

you have to think his shots will fall eventually...he was a good scorer in college.


his defense is amazing though...players against him are shooting something like 18% when hes guarding them
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Post by: Chief on January 04, 2012, 09:20:30 PM
What did Stiemsma do wrong to be put in Doc's dog house?

This is how Doc treats rookies. People on this site claim it is a myth, but I've witnessed it for too long.
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Post by: BASS_THUMPER on January 04, 2012, 09:21:14 PM
will is cox and loaded!!
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Post by: jdz101 on January 04, 2012, 09:21:24 PM
What did Stiemsma do wrong to be put in Doc's dog house?

This is how Doc treats rookies. People on this site claim it is a myth, but I've witnessed it for too long.

Chillax....He's giving wilcox minutes.
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Post by: RajonRondOWNED on January 04, 2012, 09:21:31 PM
I really miss Jeff Green. :(
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Post by: bruinsandceltics on January 04, 2012, 09:21:49 PM
Bass trying to steal all Wilcox's rebounds.  lol
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Post by: GrandTheftRondo on January 04, 2012, 09:22:04 PM
I hope we get it to 20+...I want to see E'Twaun and JJJ.
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Post by: steefp2 on January 04, 2012, 09:22:24 PM
Bass...missed...? I mean whut now ?
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: birdwatcher on January 04, 2012, 09:22:26 PM
just not a favorable lineup for us against any team.
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Post by: GrandTheftRondo on January 04, 2012, 09:22:40 PM
I really miss Jeff Green. :(

...sarcasm right?  ???
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Post by: barefacedmonk on January 04, 2012, 09:23:02 PM
Farmar needs to sue Bradley for harassment.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Chief on January 04, 2012, 09:23:41 PM
What did Stiemsma do wrong to be put in Doc's dog house?

This is how Doc treats rookies. People on this site claim it is a myth, but I've witnessed it for too long.

Chillax....He's giving wilcox minutes.

I bet he Stiemsma won't even play against Indiana. I'm happy for Wilcox, but the guy is a bum. He's got no upside.
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Post by: steefp2 on January 04, 2012, 09:23:45 PM
I really miss Jeff Green. :(

...sarcasm right?  ???

Why? i think we all kinda miss jeff green no ?

Btw did you just hear a fan yell "Hey moron" really loud at morrow. :P
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: GrandTheftRondo on January 04, 2012, 09:23:57 PM
Farmar needs to sue Bradley for harassment.

LOL!
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Post by: BASS_THUMPER on January 04, 2012, 09:23:59 PM
KG wit the Range!!
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Post by: bruinsandceltics on January 04, 2012, 09:24:31 PM
I really miss Jeff Green. :(

...sarcasm right?  ???

Why would that be sarcasm?
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Post by: Swoopz on January 04, 2012, 09:25:08 PM
I really miss Jeff Green. :(

...sarcasm right?  ???

Why? i think we all kinda miss jeff green no ?

Btw did you just hear a fan yell "Hey moron" really loud at morrow. :P

Ha, I thought he said moron
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Post by: GrandTheftRondo on January 04, 2012, 09:26:14 PM
I just checked the box score and Bass has 11 rebounds?? Is that right?
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Post by: steefp2 on January 04, 2012, 09:26:33 PM
I really miss Jeff Green. :(

...sarcasm right?  ???

He did, just typed it wrong, edited it though.

He did, just typed that wrong, edited it though.

Why? i think we all kinda miss jeff green no ?

Btw did you just hear a fan yell "Hey moron" really loud at morrow. :P

Ha, I thought he said moron
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Post by: bruinsandceltics on January 04, 2012, 09:27:02 PM
What did Stiemsma do wrong to be put in Doc's dog house?

This is how Doc treats rookies. People on this site claim it is a myth, but I've witnessed it for too long.

Chillax....He's giving wilcox minutes.

I bet he Stiemsma won't even play against Indiana. I'm happy for Wilcox, but the guy is a bum. He's got no upside.

A bum? Yeah that bum only averages 8/5 off the bench through his career.

If anything Steimsma is the bum. Who has a lot to prove before he has anything on Wilcox.

That is not what I believe, but calling Wilcox is a bum is ridiculous.
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Post by: GrandTheftRondo on January 04, 2012, 09:27:56 PM
I really miss Jeff Green. :(

...sarcasm right?  ???

Why would that be sarcasm?

I really miss Jeff Green. :(

...sarcasm right?  ???
[/quote]

Why? i think we all kinda miss jeff green no ?

Btw did you just hear a fan yell "Hey moron" really loud at morrow. :P
[/quote]

I was never a Jeff Green fan...I don't feel he did anything for us last season. He brought nothing to the table. I'm truly sorry he's injured but there is no part of me that misses him. I may be the only one though and that's okay lol
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Post by: RajonRondOWNED on January 04, 2012, 09:28:07 PM
I really miss Jeff Green. :(

...sarcasm right?  ???

Why would that be sarcasm? He is a great high energy player.
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Post by: steefp2 on January 04, 2012, 09:28:14 PM
Who else would like to see a shooting game between Bass and Garnett. Honestly i wouldn't know who to bet on.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: birdwatcher on January 04, 2012, 09:29:11 PM
What did Stiemsma do wrong to be put in Doc's dog house?

This is how Doc treats rookies. People on this site claim it is a myth, but I've witnessed it for too long.

Chillax....He's giving wilcox minutes.

I bet he Stiemsma won't even play against Indiana. I'm happy for Wilcox, but the guy is a bum. He's got no upside.

A bum? Yeah that bum only averages 8/5 off the bench through his career.

If anything Steimsma is the bum. Who has a lot to prove before he has anything on Wilcox.

That is not what I believe, but calling Wilcox is a bum is ridiculous.
The only notable thing Wilcox has done since coming out of Maryland is cut off his cornrows.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: GrandTheftRondo on January 04, 2012, 09:29:30 PM
I really miss Jeff Green. :(

...sarcasm right?  ???

Why would that be sarcasm? He is a great high energy player.

My memory may be short but I don't remember this.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: RajonRondOWNED on January 04, 2012, 09:30:26 PM
I really miss Jeff Green. :(

...sarcasm right?  ???

Why would that be sarcasm? He is a great high energy player.

My memory may be short but I don't remember this.

Yea. Your memory must be short. just under 10ppg on 48.5% shooting playing 20 minutes.
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Post by: bruinsandceltics on January 04, 2012, 09:30:50 PM
That was disgusting by Rondo.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 09:31:07 PM
How were we losing this game at half?
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: bruinsandceltics on January 04, 2012, 09:31:33 PM
How were we losing this game at half?

Because we weren't playing.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: hpantazo on January 04, 2012, 09:31:53 PM
How were we losing this game at half?

we tried to spot them 20 but it didn't work
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Chief on January 04, 2012, 09:31:53 PM
What did Stiemsma do wrong to be put in Doc's dog house?

This is how Doc treats rookies. People on this site claim it is a myth, but I've witnessed it for too long.

Chillax....He's giving wilcox minutes.

I bet he Stiemsma won't even play against Indiana. I'm happy for Wilcox, but the guy is a bum. He's got no upside.

A bum? Yeah that bum only averages 8/5 off the bench through his career.

If anything Steimsma is the bum. Who has a lot to prove before he has anything on Wilcox.

That is not what I believe, but calling Wilcox is a bum is ridiculous.
The only notable thing Wilcox has done since coming out of Maryland is cut off his cornrows.

I agree and I think Doc is an idiot for the way he treats rookies.
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Post by: GrandTheftRondo on January 04, 2012, 09:31:58 PM
Marquis Daniels just cannot score.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 09:32:20 PM
Good lord, how many players with the last name Williams are in the NBA?
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: RajonRondOWNED on January 04, 2012, 09:33:18 PM
Good lord, how many players with the last name Williams are in the NBA?

It's the third most common last name in the U.S. behind Smith and Johnson.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: bruinsandceltics on January 04, 2012, 09:33:35 PM
What did Stiemsma do wrong to be put in Doc's dog house?

This is how Doc treats rookies. People on this site claim it is a myth, but I've witnessed it for too long.

Chillax....He's giving wilcox minutes.

I bet he Stiemsma won't even play against Indiana. I'm happy for Wilcox, but the guy is a bum. He's got no upside.

A bum? Yeah that bum only averages 8/5 off the bench through his career.

If anything Steimsma is the bum. Who has a lot to prove before he has anything on Wilcox.

That is not what I believe, but calling Wilcox is a bum is ridiculous.
The only notable thing Wilcox has done since coming out of Maryland is cut off his cornrows.

Yeah and be a valuable role play and all.

But that is nothing......of course.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 09:33:50 PM
Quote
Pflanns Paul Flannery
The Nets have scored 16 points this half. There's 7 minutes left in the fourth.


holy smokes.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: jdz101 on January 04, 2012, 09:34:24 PM
Can we start a petition or somethin to get KG to shoot the orange more?
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: bruinsandceltics on January 04, 2012, 09:34:35 PM
I agree and I think Doc is an idiot for the way he treats rookies.

Yeah, Doc has no clue what he is doing. He is only one of the best coaches in the league.  ::)
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 09:34:35 PM
Good lord, how many players with the last name Williams are in the NBA?

It's the third most common last name in the U.S. behind Smith and Johnson.

not that many Smiths in the NBA, though.  good number of Johnsons, but not a ton.


I would venture to guess that Williams is by far the most common name among African Americans, though.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: celticslove on January 04, 2012, 09:34:55 PM
can someone tell Doc that it is not illegal to play rookies. were up by 20 for crying out loud. give them rookies a break. >:(
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: hwangjini_1 on January 04, 2012, 09:35:11 PM
Good lord, how many players with the last name Williams are in the NBA?

It's the third most common last name in the U.S. behind Smith and Johnson.

12 players have the name williams in the nba today.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 09:35:18 PM
Come on, it's JuJuan Johnson time!
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: birdwatcher on January 04, 2012, 09:35:41 PM
What did Stiemsma do wrong to be put in Doc's dog house?

This is how Doc treats rookies. People on this site claim it is a myth, but I've witnessed it for too long.

Chillax....He's giving wilcox minutes.

I bet he Stiemsma won't even play against Indiana. I'm happy for Wilcox, but the guy is a bum. He's got no upside.

A bum? Yeah that bum only averages 8/5 off the bench through his career.

If anything Steimsma is the bum. Who has a lot to prove before he has anything on Wilcox.

That is not what I believe, but calling Wilcox is a bum is ridiculous.
The only notable thing Wilcox has done since coming out of Maryland is cut off his cornrows.

Yeah and be a valuable role play and all.

But that is nothing......of course.
I have nothing against him really, I like his toughness, but seriously, his career has been very underwhelming for a 1st round pick.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: GrandTheftRondo on January 04, 2012, 09:35:44 PM
Bass is beasting tonight.
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Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2012, 09:35:45 PM
Back. Looks like we're doing well.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: snively on January 04, 2012, 09:35:56 PM
Good lord, how many players with the last name Williams are in the NBA?

The Nets have 4 of them
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 09:35:57 PM
So uh . . . that Brandon Bass trade was pretty good, huh?


Danny Ainge is a good GM.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2012, 09:36:23 PM
Bass is beasting tonight.
To the BASSket!
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Chief on January 04, 2012, 09:36:36 PM
I agree and I think Doc is an idiot for the way he treats rookies.

Yeah, Doc has no clue what he is doing. He is only one of the best coaches in the league.  ::)


If you say so.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 09:37:42 PM
Good lord, how many players with the last name Williams are in the NBA?

It's the third most common last name in the U.S. behind Smith and Johnson.

12 players have the name williams in the nba today.

Gorman just said there are 11.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: GrandTheftRondo on January 04, 2012, 09:38:10 PM
Bass is beasting tonight.
To the BASSket!

I like this lol. TP!
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Chief on January 04, 2012, 09:38:14 PM
Back. Looks like we're doing well.


How much would you pay this kid?
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: bruinsandceltics on January 04, 2012, 09:38:18 PM
I have nothing against him really, I like his toughness, but seriously, his career has been very underwhelming for a 1st round pick.

Lots of first rounders don't even end up having a career.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: RajonRondOWNED on January 04, 2012, 09:38:22 PM
Good lord, how many players with the last name Williams are in the NBA?

It's the third most common last name in the U.S. behind Smith and Johnson.

12 players have the name williams in the nba today.

10 have Johnson. Keep in mind Williams is clearly third most common amongst African Americans.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 09:38:31 PM
I agree and I think Doc is an idiot for the way he treats rookies.

Yeah, Doc has no clue what he is doing. He is only one of the best coaches in the league.  ::)


If you say so.

Doc is a great coach in many respects but his management of young players is definitely a weakness.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on January 04, 2012, 09:38:45 PM
So uh . . . that Brandon Bass trade was pretty good, huh?


Danny Ainge is a good GM.
I'm guessing so lol.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 09:39:02 PM
Well, Avery can score against scrubs.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: RajonRondOWNED on January 04, 2012, 09:39:29 PM
Well, Avery can score against scrubs.

Now he just needs to stop jump shooting.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: birdwatcher on January 04, 2012, 09:39:39 PM
I have nothing against him really, I like his toughness, but seriously, his career has been very underwhelming for a 1st round pick.

Lots of first rounders don't even end up having a career.
He was a top 10 pick in '02. Scal had a better career with the Nets.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Chief on January 04, 2012, 09:40:07 PM
I agree and I think Doc is an idiot for the way he treats rookies.

Yeah, Doc has no clue what he is doing. He is only one of the best coaches in the league.  ::)


If you say so.

Doc is a great coach in many respects but his management of young players is definitely a weakness.

I agree with this. :)
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2012, 09:40:30 PM
Back. Looks like we're doing well.


How much would you pay this kid?
Hm? What kid? I just got back from getting food - what'd I miss?
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Atzar on January 04, 2012, 09:40:44 PM
The Nets are going to have nightmares about dribbling around Avery Bradley.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: GrandTheftRondo on January 04, 2012, 09:41:43 PM
So uh . . . that Brandon Bass trade was pretty good, huh?


Danny Ainge is a good GM.

Tonight

Big Baby: 4 points, 4 rebounds.

Brandon Bass: 15 points, 13 rebounds.

I think we won.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: RajonRondOWNED on January 04, 2012, 09:42:30 PM
Those title contending Knicks having troubles with the Bobcats.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Chief on January 04, 2012, 09:42:34 PM
Back. Looks like we're doing well.


How much would you pay this kid?
Hm? What kid? I just got back from getting food - what'd I miss?

OOps. Wrong quote. Bass is the question.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Cman on January 04, 2012, 09:43:04 PM
Blow out.
Good night all.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: JustAfam on January 04, 2012, 09:43:28 PM
bass makes me forget big baby ever played for this team.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Chief on January 04, 2012, 09:43:34 PM
Those title contending Knicks having troubles with the Bobcats.

To be fair, they gave the Heat trouble too.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2012, 09:44:40 PM
Back. Looks like we're doing well.


How much would you pay this kid?
Hm? What kid? I just got back from getting food - what'd I miss?

OOps. Wrong quote. Bass is the question.
Ah right, now it makes sense :)

Dunno, I'd pay him a fair amount though. Right now he contributes more than anyone outside of the big 4.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2012, 09:45:52 PM
Moore looking good on that. But it's the Nets :p
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 09:46:17 PM
Even in garbage time, JuJuan Johnson is invisible.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: RebusRankin on January 04, 2012, 09:46:27 PM
4 straight wins. The panic button can be put away for now.  ;D
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: RajonRondOWNED on January 04, 2012, 09:46:31 PM
Those title contending Knicks having troubles with the Bobcats.

To be fair, they gave the Heat trouble too.

To be less fair, they also lost to Toronto and Golden State.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Donoghus on January 04, 2012, 09:47:08 PM
Celtics blowing out the Nets.

Bruins blowing out the Devils.

Good night for Boston sports.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on January 04, 2012, 09:47:14 PM
Those title contending Knicks having troubles with the Bobcats.
Yea they won't make it out of the East without Amare

The C's need to take their foot off the neck of the Nets...jesus...
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 04, 2012, 09:47:15 PM
Excellent win...nice to see the young legs get a run.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 09:47:38 PM
bass makes me forget big baby ever played for this team.
\

this.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2012, 09:47:54 PM
*high fives everyone*

TP's all around.

Good win. Solid.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2012, 09:48:11 PM
Even in garbage time, JuJuan Johnson is invisible.
He didn't get the ball that often.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: PosImpos on January 04, 2012, 09:48:57 PM
Even in garbage time, JuJuan Johnson is invisible.
He didn't get the ball that often.

Yeah.  But he wasn't able to grab any rebounds, get open for a good look, etc.

Playing with two shoot-first guards didn't help, though.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: jdz101 on January 04, 2012, 09:49:34 PM
Even in garbage time, JuJuan Johnson is invisible.
He didn't get the ball that often.

Yeah he was trying hard setting picks but bradley didnt reward the effort.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: birdwatcher on January 04, 2012, 09:50:20 PM
4 straight wins. The panic button can be put away for now.  ;D
sorry to be that guy, but I'll keep the button handy until we beat someone with more than 1 win. we are 4-0 against teams with a combined record of 3-14.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: hwangjini_1 on January 04, 2012, 09:50:22 PM
great game. of the regular starters only rondo played over 30 minutes. garnett only played 26, and without ray. :)
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Celts Fan 92 on January 04, 2012, 09:53:06 PM
Avery Bradley scored in double figures mane 2012 is real
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: ImShakHeIsShaq on January 04, 2012, 09:54:52 PM
great game. of the regular starters only rondo played over 30 minutes. garnett only played 26, and without ray. :)

ray woulda played 35 knowing doc lol...
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Kuberski33 on January 04, 2012, 10:03:24 PM

Tonight

Big Baby: 4 points, 4 rebounds.

Brandon Bass: 15 points, 13 rebounds.

I think we won.
For Orlando, the type of deal that gets GM's fired.  Lock up Bass now.....
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: rondohondo on January 04, 2012, 10:09:30 PM

Tonight

Big Baby: 4 points, 4 rebounds.

Brandon Bass: 15 points, 13 rebounds.

I think we won.
For Orlando, the type of deal that gets GM's fired.  Lock up Bass now.....

Not only that deal, Otis Smith traded Rashard Lewis(on a shoter deal) for Arenas and that awful contract and traded Pietrus and Gortat for Richardson, then traded for another big contract with Hedo

He basically killed any cap space the Magic could have had to add a big time player next to Howard.

Danny is the man!
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: SUPERBAD on January 04, 2012, 10:10:07 PM

Tonight

Big Baby: 4 points, 4 rebounds.

Brandon Bass: 15 points, 13 rebounds.

I think we won.
For Orlando, the type of deal that gets GM's fired.  Lock up Bass now.....

Probably doesn't matter much, but how many minutes did Big Baby play?
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2012, 10:12:47 PM

Tonight

Big Baby: 4 points, 4 rebounds.

Brandon Bass: 15 points, 13 rebounds.

I think we won.
For Orlando, the type of deal that gets GM's fired.  Lock up Bass now.....

Probably doesn't matter much, but how many minutes did Big Baby play?
24:48 vs 25:45 for Bass.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 04, 2012, 10:18:23 PM
Danny fleeced em with the BBD for Bass trade , ol Red would  been proud.  Hee hee hee   ;D
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: SUPERBAD on January 04, 2012, 10:19:38 PM

Tonight

Big Baby: 4 points, 4 rebounds.

Brandon Bass: 15 points, 13 rebounds.

I think we won.
For Orlando, the type of deal that gets GM's fired.  Lock up Bass now.....

Probably doesn't matter much, but how many minutes did Big Baby play?
24:48 vs 25:45 for Bass.

Wow, and I was really skeptical when the trade first went down, because I really didn't pay that much attention to Brandon's game. But it looks like so far that, the skepticism wasn't justified.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2012, 10:27:04 PM

Tonight

Big Baby: 4 points, 4 rebounds.

Brandon Bass: 15 points, 13 rebounds.

I think we won.
For Orlando, the type of deal that gets GM's fired.  Lock up Bass now.....

Probably doesn't matter much, but how many minutes did Big Baby play?
24:48 vs 25:45 for Bass.

Wow, and I was really skeptical when the trade first went down, because I really didn't pay that much attention to Brandon's game. But it looks like so far that, the skepticism wasn't justified.
BBD was such a 'headcase' to a lot of people on this blog, I would have been happy getting an overall 'decent' player, just to not hear "did we trade him for Baby?" all the time.

Getting anything above 'decent' out of Bass means two things:
- People who thought BBD was good, will be skeptics about the trade and be pleasantly surprised that Bass is actually good;
- People who were negative about BBD will rejoice and praise Danny.

The fact that Bass is actually contributing to wins for my favorite team makes this whole situation even better.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 04, 2012, 10:29:41 PM
Glad for the win.

Last year around this time we'd be struggling at home with teams like this.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 04, 2012, 10:33:46 PM
KG needs to shoot when he has an open look, he is passing more than Rondo.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Celtics4ever on January 05, 2012, 07:36:24 AM
Our starters looked very passive like they were afraid to short rim their shots at times.  That is most likely why they were not passing.   PP was the exception.

Bass rocks.   Avery finally put together a game on both ends of the court.   Nice to see Moore play some and he scored his first NBA points.   They are using Johnson in the post and he looks like very spindly posting up and needs to be locked in the weight room.

I know it is water under the bridge but that Brooks kid sure does look like an NBA player to me.  I know bigs take a long time to develop and we have a raw athletic one in Johnson but Brooks looked poised and smooth.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 05, 2012, 07:45:44 AM
That was a lovely crossover and driving layup by Bradley against Farmar late in the fourth.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Drucci on January 05, 2012, 12:45:52 PM
Terrible first half, very ugly to watch... it got better in the 2nd, mostly for Bradley's performance. Hopefully this "breakout" game will give him confidence and allow him to produce offensively on a regular basis. His D was spectacular on several plays against the Nets.

Too bad Doc once again waited for garbage time to play the rookies... JJJ didn't show anything while Moore looked good offensively with the nice range.
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: jarufu on January 05, 2012, 04:43:16 PM
"The Nets lead the league in Williamses" . . . Ha ha, ha!!!
Title: Re: Nets (1-5) at Celtics (3-3) 1/4
Post by: Overrated on January 10, 2012, 12:37:29 PM
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