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Title: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: FLCeltsFan on February 12, 2017, 10:00:54 PM
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Boston Celtics (35-19) at Dallas Mavericks (22-32)
Monday, February 13, 2017
8:30 PM ET
Regular Season Game #55 Road Game #28
TV: CSN-NE, FSSW, NBA-LP 760(DTV)/ 756(xfinity)
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub, 103.3 FM ESPN
American Airlines Center

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Probable Starting Matchups
Point Guard

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Isaiah Thomas vs Deron Williams

Shooting Guard
(http://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Smart_Marcus_bos1516.jpg) vs (http://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Curry_Seth_dal1617.jpg)
Marcus Smart vs  Seth Curry

Small Forward

(http://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Crowder_Jae_bos1516.jpg) vs (http://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Matthews_Wesley_dal1516.jpg)
Jae Crowder vs Wesley Matthews

Power Forward

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Al Horford vs Harrison Barnes 

Center

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Amir Johnson vs Dirk Nowitski

Celtics Reserves

Demetrius Jackson
Jordan Mickey
Terry Rozier
James Young
Jonas Jerebko
Tyler Zeller
Kelly Olynyk

Injuries

Jaylen Brown (hip)  day to day
Jae Crowder (personal) will play
Avery Bradley (Achilles)  out
Gerald Green (illness)  questionable
Head Coach
Brad Stevens 

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Mavs Reserves
Justin Anderson
Dorian Finney Smith
AJ Hammons
Salah Mejri
Dwight Powell
Yogi Ferrell
Nicolas Brussino
Devin Harris

Injuries

Jose Juan Barea (calf)  out
Andrew Bogut (hamstring)  out

Head Coach

Rick Carlisle

Game Notes

The Celtics close out their 4 game Western road trip with a stop in Dallas to take on the Mavericks.  Both teams come into this match on hot streaks.  The Celtics have won 2 straight and 9 of their last 10.  The Mavs have also won their last two games and 7 of their last 10 games.  They are also 6-1 in their last 7 games at home

This is the second and final meeting between these two teams. The Celtics won the first meeting 90-83 in Boston on November 16.  Both teams were battling injuries in that game.  Jae and Al were both out and Isaiah was playing with an injured finger that affected his shooting.  Dirk and Devin Harris both missed the game and Deron Williams played just 10 minutes in the first half. 

That November win stopped a 7 game win streak over the Celtics by the Mavericks.  The Mavs won the series 2-0 last season and have won 6 straight vs the Celtics at the American Airlines Center.  The Celtics are 16-11 on the road and Dallas is 14-13 at home.  The Celtics are 2-1 on their road trip and would love to finish it with a win.

Jae Crowder has missed the past two games for personal reasons and will play in this game according to reports.  Jae started his career in Dallas before being included in the trade for Rajon Rondo so naturally he would want to get a win over the team that traded him.    Avery Bradley is not with the team and will miss this game. Jaylen Brown left Saturday's game with a hip flexor and is expected to be out until after the All Star game.  Gerald Green is questionable with an illness.

Deron Williams returned from a toe injury on Saturday for the Mavs and should be available for this game.  JJ Barea is out with a calf injury .  Andrew Bogut is out with a hamstring injury.  Marcus Smart will more than likely start in Avery's place with Jaylen being out. The Mavs have a very energetic 6' point guard named Yogi Ferrell who has been playing very well for them and Marcus would be helpful to guard him.  Terry Rozier may get that assignment if Marcus does start. 

Brad Stevens has said that he may change the starting lineup according to matchups.  This would seem to be one of those cases.  I have listed Al and Amir starting as usual but it would seem that starting Al and Jonas might be a better decision against Barnes and Dirk.   That decision will probably be announced closer to game time if he does decide to make the change. 

Key Matchups
(http://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Thomas_Isaiah_bos_1516.jpg) vs (http://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Williams_Deron_dal1516.jpg)
Isaiah Thomas vs Deron Williams
Williams played just 10 minutes in the first meeting between these two teams.  After missing time with a toe injury,  Williams returned to the Dallas lineup on Saturday to score 20 points and dish out 7 assists.  He is averaging 13.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 7.0 assists.  Isaiah will need to use his quickness to combat Williams' size and strength. 

(http://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Horford_Al_bos1617.jpg) vs (http://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Barnes_Harrison_dal1617.jpg)
Al Horford vs Harrison Barnes 
Barnes is having a break out season with the Mavs, averaging 20.1points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists.  He led the Mavericks with 28 points in the first meeting between these two teams.  Al needs to limit his production in this one. 

Honorable Mention
Amir Johnson vs Dirk Nowitski
Dirk didn't play in the first meeting between these two teams because of an Achilles strain.  He is averaging 13.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists this season.   Dirk may not be as quick as he once was but he is still a very dangerous foe if given open looks at the basket. 

Keys to the Game
Defense - Defense wins games.  The Celtics are allowing 105.8 points per game and that is too many for a team with as many good defenders as the Celtics have.  The Mavericks haven't been exactly locking down teams either, allowing 100.2 points per game but they are defending better than the Celtics.  The Celtics simply must work on playing tough team defense to get a win in this one. 

Rebound
- Much of rebounding is effort and the Celtics  have to put out extra effort to win the battle of the boards.  When they work hard on the boards, it usually follows through to the rest of the game as well.  The Celtics are averaging 41.4 rebounds per game while the Mavs are averaging 38.3 rebounds per game.  The Celtics out-rebounded the Mavs in their first meeting 53-32.  The Celtics need another good effort on the boards in this game.   

Be Aggressive
-  The Celtics need to be the more aggressive team in going to the basket, diving for loose balls, going after 50/50 balls, grabbing rebounds, and just playing harder in general.  They have to be the team that wants it more.  The effort was missing against the Kings and they lost but they showed great effort in their last two games and they need to continue to bring it in this game.   

Take Care of the Ball - The Celtics need to move the ball and find the open man but they also need to make careful passes so as not to turn the ball over.   They turned the ball over 19 times to just 9 for the Mavs in their last meeting.  They have to keep their focus and avoid costly turnovers that could lead to easy points for the Mavs. 

X-Factors
Effort and Focus
- The Celtics can't get complacent.  They have to play hard, be aggressive, run and move the ball.  They also have to keep their focus and overcome the distractions that playing on the road brings.   If the effort and focus are there, they have a good chance to win this game. 

Win it for Jae - Every player likes to get a win over the team that traded them.  Although Jae has been very complimentary of his time with the Mavs, he will still want to get the win over his former team and his teammates should play hard to help him get one. Jae missed the first game against the Mavs and hopefully he will play in this one and make the Mavericks sorry they traded him. 


Officiating
- Officiating is always an x-factor.  How the refs call the game has a big influence on how the teams play.  Will they let them play or call every little bit of contact?  Will they call it evenly or will they favor one team or the other.  Will they be influenced by the home crowd?  However the refs call the game, the Celtics need to play through it and not let the officials take their focus off of playing their game. 
Title: Re: Celtics (35-9) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: max215 on February 12, 2017, 10:05:19 PM
Go Celts!!!!
Title: Re: Celtics (35-9) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: FLCeltsFan on February 12, 2017, 10:07:39 PM
TP to max215 for being the first to post in the game thread!

Gooooooooooooooooo Celtics!!!!! 
Title: Re: Celtics (35-9) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Phantom255x on February 12, 2017, 10:17:10 PM
3rd! As in going for that 3rd straight win!!!

TP FLCeltsFan!

Going 3-1 on this road trip would be HUGE.

Oh and the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead  :laugh:

Btw WOW I'm surprised we are 35-9! We could actually challenge Golden State for the Title  :laugh:
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: FLCeltsFan on February 12, 2017, 10:28:13 PM

Btw WOW I'm surprised we are 35-9! We could actually challenge Golden State for the Title  :laugh:

Ooops  :)  Fixed.  But let's not let that stop us from challenging Golden State for the title!  I'm up for it!  :D 
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: saltlover on February 12, 2017, 10:55:45 PM
Looking for a big game for Smart as he returns home to Dallas.  Last time he played in front of family and friends he went for 20/8/3 on 8-13 from the floor.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: mr. dee on February 12, 2017, 11:00:11 PM
Mavs are one of the hottest teams right now despite their record. I hope they put an end to American Airlines Center win drought.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: hwangjini_1 on February 12, 2017, 11:05:43 PM
This will be one more Celtic victory before a much needed break for the team to rest and recovery.

Great thread flc, as ever. And another tp, as ever.

Goooooooooooooooo Celtics!  ;D

P.s. Flc, I love your optimism about the Celtics and golden state.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: trickybilly on February 12, 2017, 11:12:47 PM
This will be one more Celtic victory before a much needed break for the team to rest and recovery.

Great thread flc, as ever. And another tp, as ever.

Goooooooooooooooo Celtics!  ;D

P.s. Flc, I love your optimism about the Celtics and golden state.

Not really, they gotta fly back to Boston to play the sixers on Tuesday, then fly to Chicago the following day.

Agreed all-star break is badly needed though.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: hwangjini_1 on February 12, 2017, 11:17:33 PM
This will be one more Celtic victory before a much needed break for the team to rest and recovery.

Great thread flc, as ever. And another tp, as ever.

Goooooooooooooooo Celtics!  ;D

P.s. Flc, I love your optimism about the Celtics and golden state.

Not really, they gotta fly back to Boston to play the sixers on Tuesday, then fly to Chicago the following day.

Agreed all-star break is badly needed though.
Dang!! I could have sworn this was their last game before the break. I must of left my brain in the closet today.  :P

Thanks for the correction. A tp to you for knowing the schedule, unlike me.  ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: hodgy03038 on February 12, 2017, 11:22:35 PM
This is one of those trap games after a big win. Don't let this one get away. Hopefully Jae is back and ready to go.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: trickybilly on February 12, 2017, 11:35:12 PM
This will be one more Celtic victory before a much needed break for the team to rest and recovery.

Great thread flc, as ever. And another tp, as ever.

Goooooooooooooooo Celtics!  ;D

P.s. Flc, I love your optimism about the Celtics and golden state.

Not really, they gotta fly back to Boston to play the sixers on Tuesday, then fly to Chicago the following day.

Agreed all-star break is badly needed though.
Dang!! I could have sworn this was their last game before the break. I must of left my brain in the closet today.  :P

Thanks for the correction. A tp to you for knowing the schedule, unlike me.  ;D

It feels like in previous years there was a bigger rest period before the weekend. I could be wrong about that.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: matteo on February 13, 2017, 12:02:14 AM
This will be one more Celtic victory before a much needed break for the team to rest and recovery.

Great thread flc, as ever. And another tp, as ever.

Goooooooooooooooo Celtics!  ;D

P.s. Flc, I love your optimism about the Celtics and golden state.

Not really, they gotta fly back to Boston to play the sixers on Tuesday, then fly to Chicago the following day.

Agreed all-star break is badly needed though.

wednesday
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: greece666 on February 13, 2017, 01:50:20 AM
13th!
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: BE-Celtic on February 13, 2017, 03:55:26 AM
14th !

Shut down Barnes and this becomes an easy win. I don't mind if Horford has low offensive numbers if he does that.

Easy win, don't blow this.

Go C's !
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on February 13, 2017, 04:02:22 AM
IT4 is a legitimate superstar in my questionable book, but Yogi Ferrell has happened.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: LGC88 on February 13, 2017, 05:29:27 AM
We just got a big win.
Dallas is very hungry, they start to believe they can go back to playoff.
This is a very tough game. I don't think we are favorite at all tonight.
We need top Jae and good contribution from KO and Gerald.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: apc on February 13, 2017, 10:24:35 AM
Horford vs Barnes?!
That's a weird match-up. Barnes can use his Speed, Horford- his size... i am very curious to see how this will work.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: BitterJim on February 13, 2017, 10:49:31 AM
With Barnes at PF, I think moving Amir to the bench and starting JJ would be the way to go.  I do not like that matchup
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: saltlover on February 13, 2017, 10:55:18 AM
With Barnes at PF, I think moving Amir to the bench and starting JJ would be the way to go.  I do not like that matchup

I don't either.  But I also think that Jaylen's availability for the game tonight will impact the decision.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: apc on February 13, 2017, 11:22:54 AM
With Barnes at PF, I think moving Amir to the bench and starting JJ would be the way to go.  I do not like that matchup
That make sense!
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: KG Living Legend on February 13, 2017, 11:55:37 AM
IT4 is a legitimate superstar in my questionable book, but Yogi Ferrell has happened.



 Interesting post tarheels. Early drinking day perhaps?
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: mef730 on February 13, 2017, 11:59:24 AM
IT4 is a legitimate superstar in my questionable book, but Yogi Ferrell has happened.

Question: If Yogi gets injured, does that mean he's out with a Boo-Boo?

Mike
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: apc on February 13, 2017, 12:18:49 PM
With Barnes at PF, I think moving Amir to the bench and starting JJ would be the way to go.  I do not like that matchup

I don't either.  But I also think that Jaylen's availability for the game tonight will impact the decision.
Looks like Jaylen will be out until after Allstar weekend.

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Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: apc on February 13, 2017, 12:20:17 PM
Green also out..........
geez
correction: he is questionable
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: hwangjini_1 on February 13, 2017, 12:25:35 PM
cripes. so many injuries to so many celtics these days. i am glad the celtics have a credible bench.

looks as if green and young will get the chance to fill in the scorer's role off the bench once more.

and rozier will see minutes as well.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: BitterJim on February 13, 2017, 12:29:11 PM
Green also out..........
geez
correction: he is questionable

I hope he plays, if not we'll be seeing a LOT of small ball with IT/Rozier/Smart

Heck, it might lead to a Jackson sighting as well

Edit: Oh, right, we have James Young.  He'll probably get 10 or so minutes
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: FLCeltsFan on February 13, 2017, 01:20:29 PM
Jae will play  Jaylen is out.  Green is questionable due to an illness. 

Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 13, 2017, 01:30:39 PM
cripes. so many injuries to so many celtics these days. i am glad the celtics have a credible bench.

looks as if green and young will get the chance to fill in the scorer's role off the bench once more.

and rozier will see minutes as well.

Never fear













Tyler Zeller is here  ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: positivitize on February 13, 2017, 08:22:28 PM
Let's go C's!
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: OldSchoolDude on February 13, 2017, 08:29:54 PM
I'm at the game woohoo!
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: chilidawg on February 13, 2017, 08:33:00 PM
Jae will play  Jaylen is out.  Green is questionable due to an illness.

Sounds like another James Young opportunity.  Make the most of it young fella.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: moiso on February 13, 2017, 08:35:21 PM
IT4 is a legitimate superstar in my questionable book, but Yogi Ferrell has happened.

Question: If Yogi gets injured, does that mean he's out with a Boo-Boo?

Mike
haha!
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Ilikesports17 on February 13, 2017, 08:41:46 PM
Jae will play  Jaylen is out.  Green is questionable due to an illness.

Sounds like another James Young opportunity.  Make the most of it young fella.
yup hes running out of em.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: OldSchoolDude on February 13, 2017, 08:42:19 PM
Jae will play  Jaylen is out.  Green is questionable due to an illness.

Sounds like another James Young opportunity.  Make the most of it young fella.
My buddy is a big Kentucky fan so he's hoping for some James Youg.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: max215 on February 13, 2017, 08:43:14 PM
Al should feast on Barnes in the post.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on February 13, 2017, 08:44:26 PM
Might want to guard Dirk a little closer.  Just sayin.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: mr. dee on February 13, 2017, 08:45:15 PM
IT4 is a legitimate superstar in my questionable book, but Yogi Ferrell has happened.

Question: If Yogi gets injured, does that mean he's out with a Boo-Boo?

Mike

He gets caught by Ranger Smith
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: max215 on February 13, 2017, 08:45:37 PM
So, IT has it tonight.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: bostonsportsforlife on February 13, 2017, 08:45:56 PM
IT absolutely draining every tough three thus far
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 13, 2017, 08:46:56 PM
Yabba dabba doo
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Denis998 on February 13, 2017, 08:46:57 PM
KING IN THE FIRST
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: trickybilly on February 13, 2017, 08:47:08 PM
IT literally eroding away my paranoia about giving him the max a little more with EVERY SINGLE GAME.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Ilikesports17 on February 13, 2017, 08:47:18 PM
I hate how many 3s we take, but if they go in, I suppose I cant complain.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Dannys Chipotle Guy on February 13, 2017, 08:50:44 PM
Hopefully we can add Dirk nowitzki to the list of big men Smart has gone blow for blow with in the post.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: trickybilly on February 13, 2017, 08:52:10 PM
Dirk looks exactly the same as 2003.

Maybe another 3 year deal in him?
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: apc on February 13, 2017, 08:53:06 PM
No D so far ,both teams
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: mr. dee on February 13, 2017, 08:53:54 PM
All of our field goals aside from Horford's layup are 3's
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Dannys Chipotle Guy on February 13, 2017, 08:54:13 PM
Smart. Classic.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: trickybilly on February 13, 2017, 08:54:26 PM
Alfred needs to sharpen up here.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: mr. dee on February 13, 2017, 09:02:08 PM
Yogi tearing the C's bench already.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: liam on February 13, 2017, 09:02:40 PM
Mavs whole game plan is stop IT at one end and go at him on the other.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: apc on February 13, 2017, 09:03:26 PM
They got some serious speakers on that net.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on February 13, 2017, 09:04:37 PM
Smart is awesome, man.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: esel1000 on February 13, 2017, 09:05:12 PM
Glad the Nets released Yogi before he could help them get wins
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: apc on February 13, 2017, 09:05:50 PM
That last move from Yogi was from the book of Isiah!
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Chief on February 13, 2017, 09:06:01 PM
Marcus plays the 1, 2, and 3 on offense and guards the 1, 2, 3 , and 4 on defense.

Is he the most valuable player?

Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 13, 2017, 09:06:19 PM
Glad the Nets released Yogi before he could help them get wins

LOL  ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: kraidstar on February 13, 2017, 09:07:04 PM
Smart really does take a ton of half-court shots. I wonder how many he averages per game - and how much this hurts his FG%.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 13, 2017, 09:07:05 PM
Marcus plays the 1, 2, and 3 on offense and guards the 1, 2, 3 , and 4 on defense.

Is he the most valuable player?

To me
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: liam on February 13, 2017, 09:08:00 PM
Marcus Smart scoring machine!
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Chief on February 13, 2017, 09:11:07 PM
Marcus Smart scoring machine!

I love watching him play.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on February 13, 2017, 09:11:15 PM
Look at the bench!
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: esel1000 on February 13, 2017, 09:11:26 PM
GERALD
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 13, 2017, 09:11:27 PM
Marcus Smart scoring machine!

addimg scoring ....would be the last weapon to catapult his career forward .....to the next level
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: celticslove on February 13, 2017, 09:11:33 PM
boy we hot tonight
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: trickybilly on February 13, 2017, 09:11:41 PM
I think I love Gerald. Like a think he might be my favorite player in the entire NBA
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: mr. dee on February 13, 2017, 09:12:19 PM
Should we throw a welcome party for Marcus as a scoring threat?
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Chief on February 13, 2017, 09:13:27 PM
Remember when Devin Harris beat out Rondo for the all star team?
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on February 13, 2017, 09:14:05 PM
Green has been unstoppable of late
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 13, 2017, 09:14:21 PM
Should we throw a welcome party for Marcus as a scoring threat?

Im not ready to commit quite yet...im starting to think his offense is blooming ....hope
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: celticslove on February 13, 2017, 09:15:37 PM
video game Green lol how about some head over the rim dunk
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: esel1000 on February 13, 2017, 09:15:38 PM
Lol Green is ridiculous
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 13, 2017, 09:15:46 PM
Remember when Devin Harris beat out Rondo for the all star team?

Who
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Chief on February 13, 2017, 09:17:14 PM
Remember when Devin Harris beat out Rondo for the all star team?

Who

He's on first
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: esel1000 on February 13, 2017, 09:18:00 PM
Marcus has been great on both ends since the haircut :)
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: jambr380 on February 13, 2017, 09:18:19 PM
Remember when Devin Harris beat out Rondo for the all star team?

I believe Jameer Nelson was also an all-star in that same game. Rondo would soon earn his way the next few seasons, though.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 13, 2017, 09:18:48 PM
Marcus has been great on both ends since the haircut :)

Yup.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: celticslove on February 13, 2017, 09:19:14 PM
Marcus has been great on both ends since the haircut :)

Yup.
better aerodynamics perhaps
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: max215 on February 13, 2017, 09:19:19 PM
I kind of like Gerald Green. He knows exactly what he is and doesn't try to be anything else.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on February 13, 2017, 09:19:38 PM
Marcus has been great on both ends since the haircut :)
Kelly is next.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Chief on February 13, 2017, 09:20:03 PM
Cbs really can get the best out of players.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: manl_lui on February 13, 2017, 09:20:03 PM
Smart loves to play in Texas
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: mr. dee on February 13, 2017, 09:20:49 PM
I kind of like Gerald Green. He knows exactly what he is and doesn't try to be anything else.

The advantage of being a veteran.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Chief on February 13, 2017, 09:21:09 PM
Barnes is stealing money.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 13, 2017, 09:21:22 PM
I kind of like Gerald Green. He knows exactly what he is and doesn't try to be anything else.

He has matured nicely
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 13, 2017, 09:22:07 PM
Barnes is stealing money.

Warrior s knew
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: esel1000 on February 13, 2017, 09:22:34 PM
Getting Green was such an underrated move by DA. We basically have J.R on a min contract
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Chief on February 13, 2017, 09:22:55 PM
I kind of like Gerald Green. He knows exactly what he is and doesn't try to be anything else.

He has matured nicely

If we make a trade, Green might have a nice big role on this team.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Clench123 on February 13, 2017, 09:23:11 PM
We have all the right pieces.  Bradley is the only major player on this team I'd be willing to part with and that would still be hard to take.  Add a very talented big and we'd make a big splash.  I feel we are that good.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 13, 2017, 09:23:22 PM
Smart loves to play in Texas


Hangs his hat in Boston tho  ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Clench123 on February 13, 2017, 09:23:38 PM
Gerald Green has been great for us.  The guy can ball.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: triboy16f on February 13, 2017, 09:24:44 PM
LOL .  Dirk might as well be shooting with nobody around

(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/media/motion/2017/0213/dm_170213_nba_mavs_dirk_jumper/dm_170213_nba_mavs_dirk_jumper.jpg&cquality=80)
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: manl_lui on February 13, 2017, 09:25:34 PM
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/media/motion/2017/0213/dm_170213_nba_mavs_dirk_jumper/dm_170213_nba_mavs_dirk_jumper.jpg&cquality=80)

Thomas - "what I just want a hug"  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 13, 2017, 09:27:12 PM
LOL .  Dirk might as well be shooting with nobody around

(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/media/motion/2017/0213/dm_170213_nba_mavs_dirk_jumper/dm_170213_nba_mavs_dirk_jumper.jpg&cquality=80)

Looks like IT trying to jerk his drawers down ....that would be riot
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: saltlover on February 13, 2017, 09:28:17 PM
Looking for a big game for Smart as he returns home to Dallas.  Last time he played in front of family and friends he went for 20/8/3 on 8-13 from the floor.

Smart's coming through for me!
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: mr. dee on February 13, 2017, 09:30:15 PM
LOL .  Dirk might as well be shooting with nobody around

(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/media/motion/2017/0213/dm_170213_nba_mavs_dirk_jumper/dm_170213_nba_mavs_dirk_jumper.jpg&cquality=80)

Thank goodness Dirk is old now.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 13, 2017, 09:31:59 PM
LOL .  Dirk might as well be shooting with nobody around

(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/media/motion/2017/0213/dm_170213_nba_mavs_dirk_jumper/dm_170213_nba_mavs_dirk_jumper.jpg&cquality=80)

I luv you Dirk
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: saltlover on February 13, 2017, 09:32:39 PM
Just following the box score -- what did Deron do??
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: esel1000 on February 13, 2017, 09:32:52 PM
lol Williams is mad that Smart destroyed him
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: max215 on February 13, 2017, 09:33:39 PM
The refs are helping us.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: max215 on February 13, 2017, 09:34:11 PM
Just following the box score -- what did Deron do??

Complained about an offensive foul call. He got tossed QUICKLY.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on February 13, 2017, 09:34:19 PM
Just following the box score -- what did Deron do??

Got called for an offensive foul with Smart playing good D on him.  Should have been a no call really.  But he said something to the official after the fact and got tossed for it.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: saltlover on February 13, 2017, 09:35:10 PM
Just following the box score -- what did Deron do??

Got called for an offensive foul with Smart playing good D on him.  Should have been a no call really.  But he said something to the official after the fact and got tossed for it.

Wow, he must've said something good!
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: trickybilly on February 13, 2017, 09:35:25 PM
LOL at Marcus at the end there, blitzing the hail mary..
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Ogaju on February 13, 2017, 09:36:33 PM
Just following the box score -- what did Deron do??

Got called for an offensive foul with Smart playing good D on him.  Should have been a no call really.  But he said something to the official after the fact and got tossed for it.

why should it have been a no-call, really?
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on February 13, 2017, 09:37:12 PM
Just following the box score -- what did Deron do??

Got called for an offensive foul with Smart playing good D on him.  Should have been a no call really.  But he said something to the official after the fact and got tossed for it.

Wow, he must've said something good!

I couldn't tell what he said, but based on the fact that he got tossed after just a few words indicates that he got his money's worth.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 13, 2017, 09:37:42 PM
Just following the box score -- what did Deron do??

Got called for an offensive foul with Smart playing good D on him.  Should have been a no call really.  But he said something to the official after the fact and got tossed for it.

Wow, he must've said something good!

Family disrespect
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on February 13, 2017, 09:38:57 PM
Just following the box score -- what did Deron do??

Got called for an offensive foul with Smart playing good D on him.  Should have been a no call really.  But he said something to the official after the fact and got tossed for it.

why should it have been a no-call, really?

On the replay it didn't look like there was a whole lot of contact - Deron might have pushed off slightly with his off arm but it wasn't anything out of the ordinary.  Smart embellished the contact and got rewarded for it.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: liam on February 13, 2017, 09:44:14 PM
Kinda good the Nets didn't keep Yogi. He looks like a player....
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: BitterJim on February 13, 2017, 09:45:05 PM
Just following the box score -- what did Deron do??

Got called for an offensive foul with Smart playing good D on him.  Should have been a no call really.  But he said something to the official after the fact and got tossed for it.

why should it have been a no-call, really?

On the replay it didn't look like there was a whole lot of contact - Deron might have pushed off slightly with his off arm but it wasn't anything out of the ordinary.  Smart embellished the contact and got rewarded for it.

I just rewatched it (regular speed and slow-mo) and the contact is definitely there, but it definitely looks like Smart embellished it. Probably the right call (I mean, he did hit him in the jaw with his shoulder), but I would have been fine with a no call, too

If they had called it a foul on Smart, though, I would have been mad
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Dannys Chipotle Guy on February 13, 2017, 09:45:20 PM
Kinda good the Nets didn't keep Yogi. He looks like a player....
when you suck as bad as the Nets there really isnt much of an excuse for letting him go.

You cant tell me that he was the least promising player on your 9-45 team.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: BitterJim on February 13, 2017, 09:47:41 PM
Rewatch in those technical, they were less than 5 seconds apart. I don't know what Deron said, bit it clearly crossed a line
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on February 13, 2017, 09:48:36 PM
Isaiah has 18 points in 17 minutes on 6 shots. And it's not even that surprising anymore.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: liam on February 13, 2017, 09:48:38 PM
Kinda good the Nets didn't keep Yogi. He looks like a player....
when you suck as bad as the Nets there really isnt much of an excuse for letting him go.

You cant tell me that he was the least promising player on your 9-45 team.

Exactly. He looks explosive and they need a lead guard.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: saltlover on February 13, 2017, 09:48:55 PM
Rewatch in those technical, they were less than 5 seconds apart. I don't know what Deron said, bit it clearly crossed a line

Twitter indicated that he earned one by flexing at the ref.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: liam on February 13, 2017, 09:49:42 PM
Isaiah has 18 points in 17 minutes on 6 shots. And it's not even that surprising anymore.

Hard to appreciate as it's happening but IT is amazing!
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: kraidstar on February 13, 2017, 09:51:13 PM
Kinda good the Nets didn't keep Yogi. He looks like a player....
when you suck as bad as the Nets there really isnt much of an excuse for letting him go.

You cant tell me that he was the least promising player on your 9-45 team.

9-46   ;)
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: trickybilly on February 13, 2017, 09:52:33 PM
Great D by IT there..
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on February 13, 2017, 09:54:22 PM
Al has missed a lot of very makeable shots.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Chief on February 13, 2017, 09:55:20 PM
Big AL is an average, at best, low post scorer.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: mahcus smaht on February 13, 2017, 09:56:03 PM
Big AL is an average, at best, low post scorer.
yeah, I dont love going to him in the post either.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on February 13, 2017, 09:58:00 PM
Crowder and Horford have given nothing on offense.

And of course after I say this, Horford hits a three.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: trickybilly on February 13, 2017, 09:59:31 PM
Crowder and Horford have given nothing on offense.

And of course after I say this, Horford hits a three.

LOL. A Jae post up to an AL three... ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: apc on February 13, 2017, 09:59:46 PM
Big AL is an average, at best, low post scorer.
yeah, I dont love going to him in the post either.
He need to be able to take advantage of smaller Barnes!
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: trickybilly on February 13, 2017, 10:02:07 PM
Calm down Wes..
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: cousytoheinsohn on February 13, 2017, 10:03:15 PM
Isaiah has 18 points in 17 minutes on 6 shots. And it's not even that surprising anymore.

The kid is simply a great basketball player.

How is it possible it took this long for the league and more than a few Cs fans to figure that out? Thankfully, the "what can we get for IT in a trade" rap is finally dying down.

The insane thing is, he's still improving.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: liam on February 13, 2017, 10:06:36 PM
Isaiah has 18 points in 17 minutes on 6 shots. And it's not even that surprising anymore.

The kid is simply a great basketball player.

How is it possible it took this long for the league and more than a few Cs fans to figure that out? Thankfully, the "what can we get for IT in a trade" rap is finally dying down.

The insane thing is, he's still improving.

Look at this kid Yogi Ferrell, he didn't even get drafted.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: slamtheking on February 13, 2017, 10:06:41 PM
good lord, it seems like Horford cannot hit a shot from that side of the basket when he's in the paint.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: slamtheking on February 13, 2017, 10:07:38 PM
Isaiah has 18 points in 17 minutes on 6 shots. And it's not even that surprising anymore.

The kid is simply a great basketball player.

How is it possible it took this long for the league and more than a few Cs fans to figure that out? Thankfully, the "what can we get for IT in a trade" rap is finally dying down.

The insane thing is, he's still improving.

Look at this kid Yogi Ferrell, he didn't even get drafted.
guess the GMs made a real "BooBoo" on that one   ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: jambr380 on February 13, 2017, 10:08:05 PM
Horford really needs to work on his touch off the backboard around the rim. He seems to more often miss than make on right handed lay-ups at the rim (see game losing shot earlier in the year).
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Chief on February 13, 2017, 10:08:49 PM
Good for Crowder!
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: apc on February 13, 2017, 10:09:01 PM
Horford really needs to work on his touch off the backboard around the rim. He seems to more often miss than make on right handed lay-ups at the rim (see game losing shot earlier in the year).
He's going to lose the game for us
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: liam on February 13, 2017, 10:09:36 PM
Isaiah has 18 points in 17 minutes on 6 shots. And it's not even that surprising anymore.

The kid is simply a great basketball player.

How is it possible it took this long for the league and more than a few Cs fans to figure that out? Thankfully, the "what can we get for IT in a trade" rap is finally dying down.

The insane thing is, he's still improving.

Look at this kid Yogi Ferrell, he didn't even get drafted.
guess the GMs made a real "BooBoo" on that one   ;D

TP
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on February 13, 2017, 10:10:15 PM
Kelly will commit a blocking foul on a guy going out of bounds. I just don't get it.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: trickybilly on February 13, 2017, 10:10:42 PM
What just happened with those two free throws?
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: liam on February 13, 2017, 10:11:19 PM
Kelly will commit a blocking foul on a guy going out of bounds. I just don't get it.

It was yet another bad call on Kelly. He gets at least 3 a game.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Ilikesports17 on February 13, 2017, 10:11:20 PM
Rozier-Green is one of the lowest bbiq backcourts Ive ever seen.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Kuberski33 on February 13, 2017, 10:11:28 PM
Isaiah has 18 points in 17 minutes on 6 shots. And it's not even that surprising anymore.

The kid is simply a great basketball player.

How is it possible it took this long for the league and more than a few Cs fans to figure that out? Thankfully, the "what can we get for IT in a trade" rap is finally dying down.

The insane thing is, he's still improving.
He is still improving and a lot of people still haven't grasped how good IT actually is.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: jambr380 on February 13, 2017, 10:12:47 PM
What just happened with those two free throws?

Yeah, I am still wondering.

And, man, a 3pt game sucks.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Ilikesports17 on February 13, 2017, 10:13:27 PM
What just happened with those two free throws?

Yeah, I am still wondering.

And, man, a 3pt game sucks.
they didnt count the first one, IDK why.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: apc on February 13, 2017, 10:13:34 PM
No pass Green? Related to No pass Bass?
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: slamtheking on February 13, 2017, 10:15:02 PM
what just happened with Smart?
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: BitterJim on February 13, 2017, 10:15:23 PM
Give me a ****ing break, refs
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on February 13, 2017, 10:15:48 PM
If Dallas could shoot free-throws, they'd be up in this game.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: esel1000 on February 13, 2017, 10:15:50 PM
Starting to think JJ may be blind with that mask
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: jambr380 on February 13, 2017, 10:16:03 PM
What just happened with those two free throws?

Yeah, I am still wondering.

And, man, a 3pt game sucks.
they didnt count the first one, IDK why.

Tp, thanks - at least the lay-up counted.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: liam on February 13, 2017, 10:17:09 PM
Starting to think JJ may be blind with that mask

Seems like that to me as well... he moves weird...
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on February 13, 2017, 10:17:37 PM
The officiating in this game has been bad on both sides.

Way too many whistles in this quarter.  Let them play.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: apc on February 13, 2017, 10:17:51 PM
Give me a ****ing break, refs
They're just making it even. They gave us a few calls .
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: BitterJim on February 13, 2017, 10:18:27 PM
The officiating in this game has been bad on both sides.

Way too many whistles in this quarter.  Let them play.

Yup. This was a fun basketball game but now it's just a bad free throw contest
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: liam on February 13, 2017, 10:18:45 PM
The officiating in this game has been bad on both sides.

Way too many whistles in this quarter.  Let them play.

The refs once again ruin another good game with bunches of cheap calls...
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: slamtheking on February 13, 2017, 10:18:51 PM
unreal some of the stuff they call on Marcus and KO.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: bello_man09 on February 13, 2017, 10:19:14 PM
Lol seems like JJ can't see.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: slamtheking on February 13, 2017, 10:19:28 PM
crap, back to passive KO
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: slamtheking on February 13, 2017, 10:21:44 PM
rozier has his bone-headed moments but thankfully he's a [dang] good rebounder as a guard
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on February 13, 2017, 10:22:10 PM
I'm not sure there was anything good about that quarter.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: esel1000 on February 13, 2017, 10:22:28 PM
I'm not sure there was anything good about that quarter.

We still have the lead... literally the only good thing
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: liam on February 13, 2017, 10:22:56 PM
I'm not sure there was anything good about that quarter.

I could've skipped it.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: trickybilly on February 13, 2017, 10:24:11 PM
Game Summary regardless of result.

IT getting doubled in PNR every game now.
Marcus good
Gerald good
Rozier crazy
Refs: Just wow.
Jerebko: mask = kryptonite.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: liam on February 13, 2017, 10:24:19 PM
I think Brooklyn lost during that quarter...
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: cousytoheinsohn on February 13, 2017, 10:25:25 PM
Isaiah has 18 points in 17 minutes on 6 shots. And it's not even that surprising anymore.

The kid is simply a great basketball player.

How is it possible it took this long for the league and more than a few Cs fans to figure that out? Thankfully, the "what can we get for IT in a trade" rap is finally dying down.

The insane thing is, he's still improving.

Look at this kid Yogi Ferrell, he didn't even get drafted.

Yes, exactly.

It's heartening, to say the least, that these kids are getting their long-deserved chances and that a select few GMs and coaches like Danny and Brad and Nelson and Carlisle, respectively, were astute enough to bestow those chances.

I'm digging the fact that, as far as the latter combo is concerned, one is the son of a Celtic and the other is a former Celtic with a championship ring as one. I suspect their green lineage and shared savvy isn't a coincidence.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: csfansince60s on February 13, 2017, 10:25:57 PM
I'm not sure there was anything good about that quarter.

I could've skipped it.

I'm glad I did.

I was watching the Harvard #3 in country vs BU #4 in country Beanpot hockey tournament a Final.

Exciting game... Harvard had 200 foot empty net at end of game to seal the deal.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: liam on February 13, 2017, 10:26:49 PM
I'm not sure there was anything good about that quarter.

I could've skipped it.

I'm glad I did.

I was watching the Harvard #3 in country vs BU #4 in country Beanpot hockey tournament a Final.

Exciting game... Harvard had 200 foot empty net at end of game to seal the deal.

You missed nothing.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Kuberski33 on February 13, 2017, 10:27:36 PM
Brad gives Young another chance and he' s playing like he's in a daze
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: slamtheking on February 13, 2017, 10:28:00 PM
awesome pass by Smart --  a real 'Smart' play
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: trickybilly on February 13, 2017, 10:28:42 PM
MARCUS SMART
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: esel1000 on February 13, 2017, 10:29:46 PM
Refs are killing this game...
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on February 13, 2017, 10:32:01 PM
Refs are killing this game...

Yup.  This half has been almost torturous to watch.  The 3rd quarter was the most boring quarter of basketball in recent memory.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: liam on February 13, 2017, 10:32:04 PM
Refs are killing this game...

Already did. This thing will go another hour if it keeps going like this.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: liam on February 13, 2017, 10:33:08 PM
I can go down to the park and shoot free throws.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 13, 2017, 10:33:54 PM
No pass Green? Related to No pass Bass?

Concrete mitts Bass
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: BitterJim on February 13, 2017, 10:35:47 PM
It's not our fault that Wesley Matthews can't stay on his feet

Edit: oh dang, that was #3000
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 13, 2017, 10:36:26 PM
I'm not sure there was anything good about that quarter.

I could've skipped it.

I did  ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on February 13, 2017, 10:36:58 PM
Isaiah sometimes realizes too late he's going to be trapped. This will happen in the entire Playoffs, so I hope they're prepared.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: liam on February 13, 2017, 10:36:59 PM
It's not our fault that Wesley Matthews can't stay on his feet

People just jumping on the ground for a call, pathetic!
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Denis998 on February 13, 2017, 10:37:33 PM
The referees are horrible on both ends
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: liam on February 13, 2017, 10:38:10 PM
I'm not sure there was anything good about that quarter.

I could've skipped it.

I did  ;D

Lucky! 1st half was a good game, I don't know what this is supposed to be. It's not fantastic.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Kuberski33 on February 13, 2017, 10:38:21 PM
Celtics look like a tired team. Time for IT to carry them.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on February 13, 2017, 10:40:16 PM
King in the Fourth!
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: max215 on February 13, 2017, 10:41:00 PM
Isaiah lol
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: esel1000 on February 13, 2017, 10:41:01 PM
IT4
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: celticslove on February 13, 2017, 10:41:48 PM
MVP another day at the office
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: liam on February 13, 2017, 10:41:56 PM
Here we go and it was worth the wait!
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Kuberski33 on February 13, 2017, 10:42:30 PM
MVP another day at the office
He's playing like it.  Pretty good D on Barnes too.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on February 13, 2017, 10:43:28 PM
Terrible communication between IT and KO there.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: BitterJim on February 13, 2017, 10:44:18 PM
That should have been a goaltend on Al
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on February 13, 2017, 10:44:40 PM
James Young doing some good things out there.  He's helped us out on the glass and actually played good D on that last possession.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: esel1000 on February 13, 2017, 10:45:11 PM
This is how you close out a game!
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: liam on February 13, 2017, 10:45:11 PM
That should have been a goaltend on Al

Really I didn't see the replay... Looked good in real time.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on February 13, 2017, 10:45:31 PM
Brad just ran a play for James Young.

Chess > Checkers
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Atzar on February 13, 2017, 10:45:48 PM
I'm not sure why James Young is on the court in crunch time, but he's actually playing well. 
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: slamtheking on February 13, 2017, 10:45:59 PM
James Young doing some good things out there.  He's helped us out on the glass and actually played good D on that last possession.
didn't want to say anything to jinx his performance but he's done a fine job when he's played tonight
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: liam on February 13, 2017, 10:46:07 PM
Brad just ran a play for James Young.

Chess > Checkers

Young looks ready to bust out.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Kuberski33 on February 13, 2017, 10:46:18 PM
James Young doing some good things out there.  He's helped us out on the glass and actually played good D on that last possession.
I take back my earlier comment. His D has been good the entire time he's been in. I'd like to see him look to score a bit more.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: apc on February 13, 2017, 10:46:25 PM
James Young doing some good things out there.  He's helped us out on the glass and actually played good D on that last possession.
DA: any takers?
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: BitterJim on February 13, 2017, 10:47:06 PM
That should have been a goaltend on Al

Really I didn't see the replay... Looked good in real time.

I haven't seen the replay to be sure, but it sure looked like it to me
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Kuberski33 on February 13, 2017, 10:47:10 PM
I'm not sure why James Young is on the court in crunch time, but he's actually playing well.
Green was sick all day, I wonder if he couldn't go any more.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: liam on February 13, 2017, 10:47:19 PM
Kelly having a great game.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Clench123 on February 13, 2017, 10:47:41 PM
I love this team
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: slamtheking on February 13, 2017, 10:47:46 PM
Brad just ran a play for James Young.

Chess > Checkers

Young looks ready to bust out.
we can only hope.  figured he'd take until his third year to show something.  just figured it'd be the start of the season not over halfway through it
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Ilikesports17 on February 13, 2017, 10:47:47 PM
James Young doing some good things out there.  He's helped us out on the glass and actually played good D on that last possession.
DA: any takers?
hes been passable pretty much every time hes been given a chance this year.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: BitterJim on February 13, 2017, 10:47:50 PM
James Young doing some good things out there.  He's helped us out on the glass and actually played good D on that last possession.
DA: any takers?

I mean Birdman with a torn ACL just got traded so it's not impossible
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: liam on February 13, 2017, 10:47:54 PM
That should have been a goaltend on Al

Really I didn't see the replay... Looked good in real time.

I haven't seen the replay to be sure, but it sure looked like it to me

Maybe so then..
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on February 13, 2017, 10:47:59 PM
James Young doing some good things out there.  He's helped us out on the glass and actually played good D on that last possession.
DA: any takers?

Maybe he can convince Brooklyn to give up their 2020 first rounder with no protections
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: esel1000 on February 13, 2017, 10:48:10 PM
If you told me a month ago that we'd have won 10 of 11 games and the one loss would be to a Cousins-less Kings I'd laugh
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: mr. dee on February 13, 2017, 10:49:43 PM
Is it safe to free Mickey now :D
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on February 13, 2017, 10:50:30 PM
Brad just ran a play for James Young.

Chess > Checkers

Young looks ready to bust out.
One can only hope. We could use the extra wing help.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: apc on February 13, 2017, 10:50:46 PM
KO's best game vs his idol!
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: liam on February 13, 2017, 10:50:57 PM
Is it safe to free Mickey now :D

Seems like...
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Kuberski33 on February 13, 2017, 10:51:35 PM
KO's best game vs his idol!
He's was excellent tonight.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Ogaju on February 13, 2017, 10:51:56 PM
James Young doing some good things out there.  He's helped us out on the glass and actually played good D on that last possession.
DA: any takers?

Maybe he can convince Brooklyn to give up their 2020 first rounder with no protections

Are you sure they didn't give that to the Celtics in the PP/KG trade?
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: max215 on February 13, 2017, 10:52:54 PM
Nice win!!!
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: slamtheking on February 13, 2017, 10:53:37 PM
nice win.  other than Sacramento, a sweet road trip
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: kraidstar on February 13, 2017, 10:53:59 PM
Jimmy with the three!!!!!
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: liam on February 13, 2017, 10:54:01 PM
James Young doing some good things out there.  He's helped us out on the glass and actually played good D on that last possession.
DA: any takers?

Maybe he can convince Brooklyn to give up their 2020 first rounder with no protections

Are you sure they didn't give that to the Celtics in the PP/KG trade?

Yeah, that's right! :angel:
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: hwangjini_1 on February 13, 2017, 10:54:22 PM
Great game!!  Smart decided he could shot. Young and green showed twice they belong in the NBA.

Will miracles never cease?  ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: cousytoheinsohn on February 13, 2017, 11:01:44 PM
KO's best game vs his idol!
He's was excellent tonight.

Given a chance to play the reasonable minutes he deserves, he proves time and again that he is indeed legit, with enormous upside, which is why he should be playing more than Brad has been mostly willing to play him until recently.

Said another way: KO is one of several young Celts who are still developing and improving. What they are at present isn't nearly what they're going to be down the road and as early as the playoffs, if not sooner. Getting them adequate court time is crucial. Some really good things can happen before the season is over if they do.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 13, 2017, 11:04:36 PM
James Young doing some good things out there.  He's helped us out on the glass and actually played good D on that last possession.
DA: any takers?

Swap him for Oakfor
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Rosco917 on February 13, 2017, 11:06:56 PM
This Celtic team, playing like a true team.

I hope this is the KO we see for the remainder of the season.

Nice win tonight.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 13, 2017, 11:08:52 PM
LOL .  Dirk might as well be shooting with nobody around

(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/media/motion/2017/0213/dm_170213_nba_mavs_dirk_jumper/dm_170213_nba_mavs_dirk_jumper.jpg&cquality=80)


IT : " Dirk , I'm so happy to win , I could just hug you "
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: straightouttabahstun on February 13, 2017, 11:13:42 PM
I love the backcourt pairing of Smart and Thomas. They work really well together.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: trickybilly on February 13, 2017, 11:14:42 PM
James Young doing some good things out there.  He's helped us out on the glass and actually played good D on that last possession.
DA: any takers?

Swap him for Oakfor

For Oakley? I like his fight at least, bit gray now though...
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 13, 2017, 11:23:11 PM
Every game we win put s more pressure on LeBron to get off his butt , no rest  and play every game and 40 plus more minute to his life's total.

Keep the pressure,going Celtic s
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: cousytoheinsohn on February 13, 2017, 11:29:31 PM
Every game we win put s more pressure on LeBron to get off his butt , no rest  and play every game and 40 plus more minute to his life's total.

Keep the pressure,going Celtic s

Terrific point about making The King play more rather than less. This factor is huge. It already seems to be taking its toll in the Paris of northeastern Ohio.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: 86MaxwellSmart on February 14, 2017, 12:07:41 AM
Every game we win, gives Brooklyn a worse 1st round pick this year...Thus, hopefully making  them bad again next season too.
Title: Re: Celtics (35-19) at Mavericks (22-32) Game #55 2/13/17
Post by: Ogaju on February 14, 2017, 12:16:19 AM
Every game we win, gives Brooklyn a worse 1st round pick this year...Thus, hopefully making  them bad again next season too.

that is the beauty of the draft swap. The Nets don't even get a decent swap with Celtics if the Celtics keep winning. Never in their wildest dreams did the Nets think the swap rights would work out like this.