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Title: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: FLCeltsFan on January 24, 2018, 01:02:38 AM
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Boston Celtics (34-14) at Los Angeles Clippers (23-23)
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
10:30 PM ET
Regular Season Game #49, Road Game #23
TV: ESPN, NBCSB,  FSPT
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub, AM570 LA Sports
Staples Center

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Probable Starting Matchups
Point Guard

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Kyrie Irving vs Milos Teodosic

Shooting Guard

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Jaylen Brown vs Tyrone Wallace

Small Forward
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Jayson Tatum vs Wesley Johnson

Power Forward
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Al Horford vs Blake Griffin

Center
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Aron Baynes vs Willie Reed

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Celtics Reserves
Shane Larkin
Abdel Nader
Semi Ojeleye
Daniel Theis
Guerschon Yabusele
Terry Rozier
Marcus Smart
Marcus Morris
Jarell Eddie

Injuries

Gordon Hayward (ankle) out

Two Way Players

Kadeem Allen
Jabari Bird

Head Coach

Brad Stevens

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Clippers Reserves
Sam Dekker
Montezl Harrell
Brice Johnson
Sindarius Thornwell
CJ Williams
Lou Williams

Injuries
Patrick Beverley  (knee) out
Jawun Evans (abdomen)  out
Danilo Gallinari  (glute)  out
Austin Rivers (ankle)  out
DeAndre Jordan  (ankle)  doubtful

Head Coach
Doc Rivers

Game Notes
The Celtics take on their former coach, Doc Rivers, and the LA Clippers in their second game on the road trip.  This is the first of 2 games between these two teams this season.  They will play in Boston on February 14.  They split the two games last season 1-1 with each team winning on their home court. 

The Celtics are playing on the second night of back to back games, having played the Lakers in the same building on Tuesday night.  The Celtics are 5-3 on the second night of back to back games and they are 1-1 when both games are on the road. 

The Celtics are 16-6 on the road and 6-4 in their last 10 games.  They are 12-4 against Western Conference teams.  The Clippers are 7-3 in their last 10 games and 14-9 at home.  They are 6-8 against Eastern Conference teams.  The Clippers are coming off a loss while the Celtics are on a 4 game losing streak after losing to the Lakers on Tuesday night. 

The Celtics are finally mostly healthy with only Gordon Hayward on the injured list with the ankle injury.  Hopefully Al doesn't have a concussion from the hit he took at the end of the Lakers' game.  The Clippers, on the other hand, have been hard hit with injuries.  Blake Griffin has been in and out of the lineup all season but is now back in their starting lineup.  Patrick Beverly (knee), Jawun Evans (abdomen), Danilo Gallinari (glute), and Austin Rivers (ankle) are all listed as out for this game.  DeAndre Jordan (ankle) is listed as doubtful. 


Key Matchups

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Al Horford vs Blake Griffin
Griffin is averaging 22.7 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game.  He is very athletic and is always a threat to score and to grab rebounds for second chance points.  The Celtics need to keep him off the boards and must stay with him on defense to keep him from having a big game. 

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Marcus Smart vs Lou Williams
In his 13th season, Lou Williams is averaging career highs in points (23.3), assists (5.1), and 3 point percentage (40.5%).  Since December 22, Williams is leading the NBA in scoring with 29.6 points per game.  He scored 50 points in a win over the Warriors on January 10th.  On Saturday  It will be up to Marcus Smart to limit his scoring off the bench.   

Honorable Mention
Jaylen Brown vs Tyrone Wallace
Wallace is averaging 11.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.11 steals.  He is shooting 50% from the field and 40% from beyond the arc. 

Keys to the Game
Defense - Defense wins games and the Celtics need to play tough team defense.  The Clippers average 107.8 points per game and so the Celtics will need to slow them down and not get into a shoot out with them. The Celtics will need to make defense a priority in this game.   

Rebound - The Celtics can't score if they don't have the ball. Much of rebounding is effort and desire and so the Celtics must put out the extra effort on the boards to give themselves extra possessions as well as to limit the Clippers fast break opportunities and second chance points. The Celtics were out-rebounded by 10 against the Lakers.  They can't allow the Clippers to beat them to the boards because they will easily turn rebounds into points.  The Clippers average 49 points in the paint (3rd) and 13.9 second chance points (6th).   The Celtics have to limit the Clippers in those two areas by crashing the boards. 

Energy and Effort - The Celtics have to come out with energy and have to play harder than the Clippers.  100% effort from every Celtic will be needed to get a win in this one.   They have to be the more aggressive team and be the team that wants it more.  In the Celtics 4 game losing streak,  they have allowed their opponents to play with more energy and more effort than them.   The Celtics will have to play harder and with more effort if they want to end this losing streak.

Careful Ball Movement - The Celtics need to move the ball to find the open man but they need to make careful passes and not turn the ball over.  At times the Celtics seem to lose focus and get careless and turn the ball over several times in a row.   The Clippers will turn those miscues into points on the other end as they are 10th in the league with 12.8 fast break points per game. 

Play 48 Minutes - The Celtics seem to play very well at times, sometimes starting off strong and sometimes finishing strong. But then at other times, they seem to fade away after a fast start or they start out sluggish and have to spend the rest of the game playing catch up.  They have to make an effort to play hard and keep their focus from the starting tip until the final buzzer. 

X-Factors
Fatigue and Focus - The Celtics are playing on the second night of back to back games.  Plus, they are playing in a different time zone than they are used to.  Fatigue could become a factor for the Celtics but hopefully their depth will allow them to have enough in the tank to get the win.

Injuries - The Celtics are close to full strength minus Gordon Hayward.  Hopefully they are all past the flu and Kyrie's shoulder and Jayson's knee are in good shape.  The Clippers, on the other hand have 4 players listed as out with a 5th listed as doubtful.  The Celtics would catch a lucky break if DeAndre Jordon has to sit this one out. 
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Jiri Welsch on January 24, 2018, 01:03:38 AM
FIRST OH MY GOD!

Edit: TP FLCeltsFan, I have calmed down.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: FLCeltsFan on January 24, 2018, 01:04:22 AM
TP to  Jiri Welsch  for being the first to post in the game thread!

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Celtics!!! 
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Monkhouse on January 24, 2018, 01:09:02 AM
Let's win this!

I'm confident that the Celtics can turn it around. I would like Irving to look for his shot a little less more and try to swing it more. Yes he's an deadly scorer, but he takes some mid range fadeaways that just doesn't work that well in the flow of the offense.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 24, 2018, 01:13:29 AM
Another loss on deck
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Monkhouse on January 24, 2018, 01:14:36 AM
Another loss on deck

I would rather have the team slump now and get it together after All-star break, something the Celtics are notoriously good at.

But you can't keep losing to bad teams. We're not the Wizards lol.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: hodgy03038 on January 24, 2018, 07:45:51 AM
Can't beat the fakers. Randle & Kuzma dominate us. I don't see a good outcome here on a back to back. I may not stay up for this one.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Surferdad on January 24, 2018, 08:02:52 AM
Sixth man.

Quote
I may not stay up for this one.
I'm not watching the WC trip.  Gotta get to work early.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: apc on January 24, 2018, 04:17:35 PM
With all those Clips injuries itís a good opportunity for us !
Letís go Celtics !!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 24, 2018, 04:26:04 PM
Another loss on deck

Does someone need a hug?
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 24, 2018, 04:26:58 PM
C's can totally get this game, and the one in GS.  Cmon C's, show Doc why we are #1 in the east.  Looking forward to this game!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 24, 2018, 05:34:02 PM
Another loss on deck

Does someone need a hug?

Yes. This losing streak has me in a state of misery.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Birdman on January 24, 2018, 05:44:38 PM
If Jordan plays, we lose..Centers has great games against us
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 24, 2018, 05:47:30 PM


Go Smart .....show the non believers the way to victory
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: libermaniac on January 24, 2018, 05:48:16 PM
Another loss on deck

Does someone need a hug?

Yes. This losing streak has me in a state of misery.

I sat there with my mouth open for about 30 minutes after last night's game.  Painful double loss.  I kept wondering a) what would've happened had smart passed to Rozier?  (Breakaway dunk heroics?) and b) why was Kyrie so far away from the ball?  It's like he was in the frontcourt when they got the rebound or something.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: hodgy03038 on January 24, 2018, 05:51:50 PM
I don't think that Rozier would have had enough time to dribble - maybe just a catch & shoot. He was probably open because they probably doubled Kyrie.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Sketch5 on January 24, 2018, 06:11:13 PM
I don't think that Rozier would have had enough time to dribble - maybe just a catch & shoot. He was probably open because they probably doubled Kyrie.

If Smart had advanced the ball with a pass like you're suppose to, he may have had time. 
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 24, 2018, 06:15:04 PM
Another loss on deck

Does someone need a hug?

Yes. This losing streak has me in a state of misery.

here's a TP for ya...
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 24, 2018, 06:17:26 PM
http://twitter.com/ZachLowe_NBA/status/956190403375632384

Preach it, Zach - enough with the all/primary bench lineups, Brad! Stagger Kyrie and Al more!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 24, 2018, 07:20:41 PM
Goodness....I need to see a win tonight.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: CelticsElite on January 24, 2018, 08:30:19 PM
Gordon is shooting in LA, doing cross over dribbles
https://instagram.com/p/BeWo7W7lliJ/
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: hpantazo on January 24, 2018, 08:37:07 PM
Gordon is shooting in LA, doing cross over dribbles
https://instagram.com/p/BeWo7W7lliJ/

If all he had to do was take set shots, we could really use him even now! He's nailing them.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 24, 2018, 08:41:48 PM
Gordon is shooting in LA, doing cross over dribbles
https://instagram.com/p/BeWo7W7lliJ/

thanks for the link!  awesome to see him draining all those shots, flatfooted of course, still.
Can't wait til he is back to 100%.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 24, 2018, 08:51:38 PM
Jordan will play for the clippers

Sounds like horford will not play for Boston

Going to be another long miserable night
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Ilikesports17 on January 24, 2018, 08:53:37 PM
Jordan will play for the clippers

Sounds like horford will not play for Boston

Going to be another long miserable night

where did you see that?
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 24, 2018, 08:56:38 PM
Sean Grande Twitter

Said he had a horford update and I wouldnít hold your breath
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Ilikesports17 on January 24, 2018, 09:03:18 PM
Sean Grande Twitter

Said he had a horford update and I wouldnít hold your breath
https://twitter.com/SeanGrandePBP/status/956346428904718336

Quote
Al Horford will sit out tonight for "observation".

yikes
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 24, 2018, 09:04:00 PM
Concussion observation...ugh.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 24, 2018, 09:05:39 PM
No smart either. Sliced his hand open.

This is just a mess
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 24, 2018, 09:11:32 PM
Ooof. This one if gonna be tough.

On the bright side, Hayward put up some shots tonight!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: hodgy03038 on January 24, 2018, 09:12:11 PM
I guess it's Jarell Eddie time.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 24, 2018, 09:12:47 PM
So most likely they will be in second place after this disaster of a road trip

It is time for Danny to use the DPE and get some help
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 24, 2018, 09:26:58 PM
And to make things worse Deandre Jordan IS playing, too.

Not sure that I even want to stay up and watch this one. I'm so dead tired from staying up last night already.

And this could be about the last straw for Smart. Seems like the team doesn't know how he cut his hand other than it being on glass, though knowing Smart's history it could very well be him punching something and hurting himself.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 24, 2018, 09:31:58 PM
On a back to back also
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 24, 2018, 09:32:52 PM
I guess it's Jarell Eddie time.

Jarell Eddie goes off for 40!
 ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 24, 2018, 09:33:54 PM
I guess it's Jarell Eddie time.

Jarell Eddie goes off for 40!
 ;D

Would be a good time for Tatum and Brown to contribute.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: SparzWizard on January 24, 2018, 09:44:50 PM
Gordon Hayward at shootarounds?

Maybe Gordon Hayward is a game-time decision tonight!! He'll magically come in in the 2nd quarter and surprise everyone hehe.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 24, 2018, 10:33:02 PM
Another late night!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 24, 2018, 10:41:32 PM
So let me get this straight:

1) Lou Williams gets snubbed from the All-Star Game;

2) The next game is a national TV game against the best team in the East;

3) We have no Marcus Smart today.

Yikes. Hopefully Lou doesn't go off on us.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 24, 2018, 10:42:48 PM
Listening to Mark Jackson is such a chore.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 24, 2018, 10:44:56 PM
More turnovers and another slow start.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 24, 2018, 10:46:13 PM
Jaylen has to learn to pass those off. That's an easy lob to Baynes for the dunk.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 24, 2018, 10:49:27 PM
It's amazing how shallow we are in the bigs department.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 24, 2018, 10:49:37 PM
Teodosic can really pass.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on January 24, 2018, 10:50:09 PM
Baynes is not a particularly useful offensive player.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 24, 2018, 10:50:21 PM
It's amazing how shallow we are in the bigs department.

We should have at least one more.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 24, 2018, 10:51:06 PM
Baynes is not a particularly useful offensive player.

There was a time that I thought he would be getting a big payday next year. That time has passed.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: cltc5 on January 24, 2018, 10:51:27 PM
It's amazing how shallow we are in the bigs department.

It's been like this since the Perk trade
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 24, 2018, 10:54:10 PM
Man Jaylen got whacked on that layup.  Call the [dang] foul
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 24, 2018, 10:54:26 PM
Jaylen should've gotten and and one there!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 24, 2018, 10:54:51 PM
Man Jaylen got whacked on that layup.  Call the [dang] foul

Amen!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 24, 2018, 10:55:24 PM
Our defense is putrid, especially our transition D. We're hanging our head and look tired.

Tatum looks pretty frustrated with his recent struggles, too. You could see the frustration on his face after missing that wide open three.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: GratefulCs on January 24, 2018, 10:57:11 PM
It's amazing how shallow we are in the bigs department.

It's been like this since the Perk trade
it's been like that since perk went down in the finals
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: cltc5 on January 24, 2018, 10:59:55 PM
Missing so many open shots
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on January 24, 2018, 11:00:09 PM
Kyrie's gonna have to make one of those.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 24, 2018, 11:01:23 PM
We hacking DJ already?
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 24, 2018, 11:01:44 PM
Ojeleye got fouled like 5 times...
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 24, 2018, 11:02:23 PM
There's the Baynes from the beginning of the season. Hopefully this gives him some more confidence moving forward.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 24, 2018, 11:03:54 PM
The energy seems fine tonight. Only the first half though lol
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 24, 2018, 11:03:55 PM
I love Larkin!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jambr380 on January 24, 2018, 11:04:48 PM
There's the Baynes from the beginning of the season. Hopefully this gives him some more confidence moving forward.

During half-time (NBA League Pass), he is always the first player out of the locker room and all he does it take 15-18 foot shots until the horn blows for 3rd quarter. I am happy to see those shots falling again.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 24, 2018, 11:05:08 PM
Ball don't lie.  That wasn't a foul.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 24, 2018, 11:05:13 PM
My God, these refs are already atrocious tonight. 6-2 on fouls and a BLATANT missed walk right there.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 24, 2018, 11:05:33 PM
Don't you just hate when they call the foul only after someone misses the shot?
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 24, 2018, 11:05:48 PM
Ah, I'm glad the refs catch that travel and not Decker's  ::)
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: cltc5 on January 24, 2018, 11:05:56 PM
Jaylen brown come on man
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 24, 2018, 11:08:20 PM
Ah, I'm glad the refs catch that travel and not Decker's  ::)

Ojeleye must have done something to one of these ref's mom. He's getting hosed tonight.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: lrybrd on January 24, 2018, 11:08:40 PM
Officiating is becoming a huge issue in this league.  Just atrocious.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 24, 2018, 11:09:04 PM
Where's Jarell Eddie?
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on January 24, 2018, 11:09:24 PM
If Rozier can't crack 40% from the field next season, I'll be glad to see him go.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 24, 2018, 11:10:17 PM
Ball don't lie.

Lavar might
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: KGs Knee on January 24, 2018, 11:10:50 PM
The team just doesn't look interested.   Mid-season doldrums....bleh!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 24, 2018, 11:12:14 PM
Good Lord, Semi...
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 24, 2018, 11:12:17 PM
Ball don't lie.

Lavar might

I'll concede that, TP
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 24, 2018, 11:13:22 PM
Semi more like 3 and B(rick) am I right?!?!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: cltc5 on January 24, 2018, 11:13:51 PM
Why is semi not in g league
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 24, 2018, 11:14:29 PM
Two nights in a row where the refs AND the announcers are against us.  If only we had locker room and leadership issues, an aging overrated star causing said issues, and a bunch of cry babies.  Then maybe we'd finally get some respect.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 24, 2018, 11:15:02 PM
Where's Jarell Eddie?

Yeah, I'd rather him out there than Nader.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 24, 2018, 11:15:54 PM
I like Tatum with that 2nd unit.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 24, 2018, 11:15:59 PM
No resistance around the rim right now.  The Clippers are getting tons of easy looks at the basket.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: cltc5 on January 24, 2018, 11:16:25 PM
Nader lost
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 24, 2018, 11:16:53 PM
Theis got away with a travel there.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: gouki88 on January 24, 2018, 11:18:09 PM
Where's Jarell Eddie?

Yeah, I'd rather him out there than Nader.
Iíd rather get Scal a uniform and get him out there ahead of Nader
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: GratefulCs on January 24, 2018, 11:18:11 PM
finally a ****n call

what is up with this
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 24, 2018, 11:18:13 PM
So Mark Jackson doesn't think being a first time father at age 19 in his rookie season might not effect his play?  ::)
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 24, 2018, 11:18:55 PM
So Mark Jackson doesn't think being a first time father at age 19 in his rookie season might not effect his play?  ::)

Mark Jackson doesn't think....
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 24, 2018, 11:19:20 PM
Nice, Rozier. Maybe this will get him out of this funk.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 24, 2018, 11:20:00 PM
Nice, Rozier. Maybe this will get him out of this funk.

He is playing well...
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: RJ87 on January 24, 2018, 11:20:18 PM
*Looks around*

No animosity that Marcus Smart isn't on the bench? Cool...
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on January 24, 2018, 11:20:46 PM
At least the defense has been almost as good as the offense is garbage.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jambr380 on January 24, 2018, 11:21:10 PM
Just when you think Rozier is in line for another horrible night. Glad to see he realized his outside shot isn't falling and is taking it strong to the hoop.

And I agree on Nader - I kind-of feel bad for the guy. How can he be essentially the best player on a G-League team and less than useless as a deep bench player in the NBA. He strikes me as the type to have success and make decent money in China.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: cltc5 on January 24, 2018, 11:22:20 PM
Ya know some of us work on the east coast so let's wrap up these commercials!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Phantom255x on January 24, 2018, 11:22:49 PM
Unfortunately this is probably shaping up to be like last night.

Have a surprising lead early but then get worn down late in the game.

No Horford and Smart also a factor.  :(
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 24, 2018, 11:22:54 PM
OMG refs stop with these nonsense ticky tack calls.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 24, 2018, 11:24:08 PM
THEIS with some beautiful defense.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 24, 2018, 11:24:36 PM
OMG refs stop with these nonsense ticky tack calls.

That only go oneway!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: cltc5 on January 24, 2018, 11:25:20 PM
Nader just needs to shoot and not think
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 24, 2018, 11:25:34 PM
NADER!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 24, 2018, 11:25:39 PM
Very good shot Mr. Nader.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on January 24, 2018, 11:26:14 PM
Can the Celtics please maintain this lead?
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: cltc5 on January 24, 2018, 11:26:44 PM
Every time I see that iPad commercial I wanna punch that snarky kid in the face
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 24, 2018, 11:27:27 PM
Never seen someone afraid of a t-shirt gun before.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 24, 2018, 11:28:02 PM
Every time I see that iPad commercial I wanna punch that snarky kid in the face

What's a computer?
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jambr380 on January 24, 2018, 11:28:13 PM
Nader just needs to shoot and not think

Don't look now, but he currently has the highest plus/minus on the team (+11). Unlike Ojeleye, he appears to be able to occasionally hit a 3; unfortunately, he is terrible at defense (and just about anything else). Regardless, glad to see him get one to go down. He is playing hard out there.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 24, 2018, 11:28:55 PM
Lol refs, we LITERALLY have three times as many fouls as LA right now. Can we stop with this ticky tack crap?!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: mainevent on January 24, 2018, 11:29:26 PM
Jaylen makes horrible decisions when he has the ball. Really makes me question his bball IQ sometime.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 24, 2018, 11:30:03 PM
are we going to get a J. Eddie sighting tonight???
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 24, 2018, 11:30:09 PM
How are the Clippers whining?  That's clearly a foul.  Meanwhile they've been the beneficiaries of weak fouls, like that last one Griffin got on Theis.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 24, 2018, 11:30:48 PM
Jaylen makes horrible decisions when he has the ball. Really makes me question his bball IQ sometime.

Definitely. I think effective passing is largely correlated with high BBIQ, and Jaylen is probably one of the worst passers on our teeam, both in skill and recognition of when to pass.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: mainevent on January 24, 2018, 11:31:33 PM
Semi needs to go to the G-league until he finds his stroke.  He has been horrible all season.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: GratefulCs on January 24, 2018, 11:31:35 PM
theyre inthe bonus with 5 minutes left?wow
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 24, 2018, 11:33:50 PM
Fouls are now 14 to 5.  Seriously.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 24, 2018, 11:34:00 PM
HOW IS THAT A FOUL ON US!?!?  HOLY CRAP YOU KNOW GRIFFIN IS A FLOPPER!!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on January 24, 2018, 11:34:10 PM
Pathetic.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 24, 2018, 11:34:20 PM
15 - 5 on freaking fouls now, refs, and only 2 of them have been hack-a-Jordan.

It's simply insane how terrible and inconsistent NBA officiating is across the board.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 24, 2018, 11:34:25 PM
Take away the intentional fouls on Jordan and we still have more than double their fouls.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Phantom255x on January 24, 2018, 11:34:40 PM
West Coast Trips are ALWAYS our downfall it seems.

Even in our great season last year, we were peaking before going on the West Coast Trip (and also played that Clips game where Isaiah was frustrated with Brad and his experimental lineups in Game 63 or whatever game it was)
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: GratefulCs on January 24, 2018, 11:34:50 PM
when was the last time we had more free throws than the opponent?
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: mainevent on January 24, 2018, 11:34:51 PM
Tatum needs a game like this. He should be the go-to scorer when he's on the floor and Kyrie isn't.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 24, 2018, 11:35:10 PM
I'm seriously about done with the NBA. 16-5 on freaking fouls??
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 24, 2018, 11:35:39 PM
What a joke.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 24, 2018, 11:35:40 PM
OH MY GOD!!! 
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 24, 2018, 11:35:44 PM
17 to 5.

I was JUST about to tell Brad to pick up a tech for this.  Good job Brad.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: cltc5 on January 24, 2018, 11:35:55 PM
****ing ridiculous.  Tell em Brad
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 24, 2018, 11:36:13 PM
17-5... and then the refs have the audacity to call a technical foul on Stevens?

This is the type of game where he needs to absolutely RIP the refs afterwards. This is a completely unjustifiable disparity.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 24, 2018, 11:36:22 PM
Finally Brad!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 24, 2018, 11:36:52 PM
You know things are going well for LA when Doc isn't whining about calls.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 24, 2018, 11:37:03 PM
Get another one Brad!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: cltc5 on January 24, 2018, 11:37:44 PM
These refs pulling the whistle outta their butts with how late they are
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: GratefulCs on January 24, 2018, 11:37:57 PM
good on kyrie for the flop


make em pay for this ****
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 24, 2018, 11:37:57 PM
These refs stink!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 24, 2018, 11:38:53 PM
When Basketball is just a free-throw shooting contest it's golf!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Rosco917 on January 24, 2018, 11:39:48 PM
I guess the NBA is going to allow refs to pick winners and losers in games. I'm really tired of this ****.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: cltc5 on January 24, 2018, 11:40:06 PM
Doc really enjoying his time with the refs tonite.  Probably talking about where he's gonna take them for dinner tonite ::)
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 24, 2018, 11:40:34 PM
Who was that ref that outed the NBA for having crooked officiating?  The one that Stern swept under the rug after he publicly admitted the Lakers-Kings 2002 series was rigged?  He needs to be interviewed after these last 2 games in LA.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: GratefulCs on January 24, 2018, 11:40:34 PM
When Basketball is just a free-throw shooting contest it's golf!
it's only a free throw shooting contest for one team tonight
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 24, 2018, 11:40:34 PM
The starting 2 guard needs to start playing better....
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 24, 2018, 11:40:58 PM
well that was an impressive throw down by DJ...yikes
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 24, 2018, 11:41:36 PM
The refs do need to decide that all fouls don't need to be called on one team.
Quite a run of bad calls there.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 24, 2018, 11:41:40 PM
Is there EVER any justification for one team having LITERALLY THREE TIMES as many fouls as the other team, because that's legitimately where we're at.

And of course no foul for Tatum on that contact.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 24, 2018, 11:41:54 PM
When Basketball is just a free-throw shooting contest it's golf!
it's only a free throw shooting contest for one team tonight

True...
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 24, 2018, 11:45:05 PM
It's so good to see Tatum playing well once again.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on January 24, 2018, 11:45:39 PM
I think I've seen Jaylen spin around on defense three or four times already.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 24, 2018, 11:46:03 PM
Hopefully this helps get Tatum back into his groove.  He can climb over that rookie wall.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Phantom255x on January 24, 2018, 11:46:15 PM
Hopefully they come out hot in the 2nd half and not cold like yesterday.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: GratefulCs on January 24, 2018, 11:46:27 PM
It's so good to see Tatum playing well once again.
big daddy
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: trickybilly on January 24, 2018, 11:47:28 PM
I lost my "complain about the refs thing" when I was like 13, I think.

Good to see so many people carrying the torch.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 24, 2018, 11:48:18 PM
Hopefully they come out hot in the 2nd half and not cold like yesterday.

48 minutes for this team? Tonight would be a start lol will have to listen to the rest on my phone.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Billz401 on January 24, 2018, 11:49:38 PM
Is there EVER any justification for one team having LITERALLY THREE TIMES as many fouls as the other team, because that's legitimately where we're at.

And of course no foul for Tatum on that contact.
I can't remember the last time we've shot more free throws than our opponent in a game.. maybe late 2016?
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: cltc5 on January 24, 2018, 11:52:30 PM
I know Jaylen is only 21 but he's pretty terrible at times.  He IS NOT A shooting guard or pg.  he needs to be posting up or something.  Yeesh
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Billz401 on January 24, 2018, 11:52:43 PM
Like scal said even if u take away the 8 free throws from the hack-a-jordan, they've still doubled us up. It's pretty sickening watching it happen every single game. On one end it's ufc-ball and on the other it's touch fouls.. I really don't get it. All these conspiracy theory articles lately about how the NFL refs are biased towards the patriots but no1 ever mentions the royal shafting the Celtics get every night..
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Ilikesports17 on January 24, 2018, 11:55:00 PM
Are we really moaning about officiating again?

officials dont have it out for us. We just foul the other team more than they foul us. That simple.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: trickybilly on January 24, 2018, 11:55:41 PM
Is there EVER any justification for one team having LITERALLY THREE TIMES as many fouls as the other team, because that's legitimately where we're at.

And of course no foul for Tatum on that contact.
I can't remember the last time we've shot more free throws than our opponent in a game.. maybe late 2016?

Was trying to basketball reference that. But can't figure it out..
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Billz401 on January 24, 2018, 11:56:02 PM
Are we really moaning about officiating again?

officials dont have it out for us. We just foul the other team more than they foul us. That simple.
Do you even watch the games before you say things like this??
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: fairweatherfan on January 24, 2018, 11:58:30 PM
I lost my "complain about the refs thing" when I was like 13, I think.

Good to see so many people carrying the torch.

Lol it's just like the Olympics.

There have been some bad calls - Brad doesn't get Ts without cause - but the bigger factor and problem is that the Clippers are much more aggressive in the paint than us.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 24, 2018, 11:58:50 PM
Are we really moaning about officiating again?

officials dont have it out for us. We just foul the other team more than they foul us. That simple.

No, it's really not that simple. I'm pretty sure we only did the "hack-a-Jordan" twice, meaning there was a legitimate 16-6 disparity in the fouls.

That's simply uncalled for, and in virtually every case in the NBA that is an unjustifiable spreading of the fouls, in one half no less.

And it's not like this is a rare thing; it's literally almost every game that the refs rack up a huge disparity in the first half and then have to compensate with a differing officiating standard in the second half.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: GratefulCs on January 24, 2018, 11:58:55 PM
I lost my "complain about the refs thing" when I was like 13, I think.

Good to see so many people carrying the torch.
i wish we could all be so strong
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Big333223 on January 24, 2018, 11:59:01 PM
Tatum with 10 shot attempts in the first half. I like it. I want to see him hit 20 attempts tonight. Keep shooting young buck.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 25, 2018, 12:00:37 AM
Are we really moaning about officiating again?

officials dont have it out for us. We just foul the other team more than they foul us. That simple.

Just curious as to how long you've been watching the NBA?  Because since the 80's the NBA refs have had some sort of agenda against us.  The NBA too for that matter.  If you want any evidence just look at how they treated us after Reggie Lewis' passing.  And I'm too tired to look for it right now but there was an article that came out a few years ago highlighting the NBA bias against the Celtics.  Can't remember if it was on CLNS, ESPN Boston, Reds Army?  But it had facts galore.

But back to this specific game, the refs have been atrocious.  26-9 FT advantage (18-9 w/out hack-a-Jordan) when we're going to the rim as much as they are is criminal.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Phantom255x on January 25, 2018, 12:01:32 AM
Tatum with 10 shot attempts in the first half. I like it. I want to see him hit 20 attempts tonight. Keep shooting young buck.

DID YOU JUST ASSUME TATUM GETS TRADED TO THE BUCKS FOR GREEK FREAK!?!  :o

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: GratefulCs on January 25, 2018, 12:01:33 AM
the problem with the lack of calls is that the players are less likely to go to the rim if they're able to get hit without a call

cant say i blame them
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 25, 2018, 12:01:57 AM
Is it just me, or does Griffin literally release the ball on his shot on the way down?
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 25, 2018, 12:04:02 AM
OK BAYNES!!!  And LOL@ Blake Griffin trying to give Baynes a dirty/tough guy look like he's not Charmin soft.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on January 25, 2018, 12:04:26 AM
Jaylen made a nice pass out of the post late last quarter. He should be looking to do that more often. Particularly when he's shooting like Smart.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 25, 2018, 12:04:55 AM
Morris barking at Brown about not passing the ball per Grande lol
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: mainevent on January 25, 2018, 12:05:03 AM
Is it just me, or does Griffin literally release the ball on his shot on the way down?

Talk about a hitch...it's an awful ugly shot.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 25, 2018, 12:05:31 AM
L. Williams 0-3 from 3 tonight.  clippers 0-9 overall from 3.  That is helping.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 25, 2018, 12:05:45 AM
The team doc being overly cautious and sitting Al out tonight might've been the best remedy we could've utilized to get Tatum and Baynes back up to speed offensively.

Now only if that would work for Brown, too... (Granted, I think a lot of Brown's issues offensively come from our style of play. He's clearly best in the open court on the fast break pushing the ball, which we've just seemed to shy away from the last two years.)
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 25, 2018, 12:05:56 AM
Is it just me, or does Griffin literally release the ball on his shot on the way down?

He does have a weird hitch in his shot, especially when he's that far out.  It's more noticeable when he's at the FT line.  It's not Fultz bad but it's ugly.  Which is why I've always said he's HIGHLY overrated and once his athleticism goes he's toast.  He's useless unless he can jump out the gym.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:06:39 AM
L. Williams 0-3 from 3 tonight.  clippers 0-9 overall from 3.  That is helping.

Clippers missing 9 free-throws is a help...
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: mainevent on January 25, 2018, 12:06:56 AM
When Brad goes to the bench I hope he either sticks with Nader (can't believe that just came out of my mouth) or go with Eddie.  Semi is just not helping us.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:07:35 AM
Griffen is a premier flopper.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: gouki88 on January 25, 2018, 12:08:07 AM
Is it just me, or does Griffin literally release the ball on his shot on the way down?

He does have a weird hitch in his shot, especially when he's that far out.  It's more noticeable when he's at the FT line.  It's not Fultz bad but it's ugly.  Which is why I've always said he's HIGHLY overrated and once his athleticism goes he's toast.  He's useless unless he can jump out the gym.
Lol, what a ridiculous thing to say. Heís one of the best passing big men in the league, can rebound and has a really solid low and high post game. Heís already lost a considerable step athletically, and is still basically a 20/10/4 guy.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheLegendaryClub on January 25, 2018, 12:08:10 AM
There was no contact whatsoever on that "foul."
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 25, 2018, 12:08:41 AM
Man Jaylen has been terrible lately.  I hope that he can snap out of this funk soon.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 25, 2018, 12:09:06 AM
Yikes, Brown. Talk about a forgettable night.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: mainevent on January 25, 2018, 12:09:23 AM
There goes Jaylen again...smh.  No clue where he's going or how he's going to get there.  Jason on the other hand...
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 25, 2018, 12:09:57 AM
The refs just flat out hate us.  Period.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 25, 2018, 12:10:33 AM
20-6 to fouls. But, guys, this is fine! This is competent, efficient officiating!  ::)
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:10:44 AM
The refs just flat out hate us.  Period.

They really hate Baynes.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: mainevent on January 25, 2018, 12:10:46 AM
Come on Baynes...just stupid.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Ilikesports17 on January 25, 2018, 12:10:48 AM
Are we really moaning about officiating again?

officials dont have it out for us. We just foul the other team more than they foul us. That simple.

No, it's really not that simple. I'm pretty sure we only did the "hack-a-Jordan" twice, meaning there was a legitimate 16-6 disparity in the fouls.

That's simply uncalled for, and in virtually every case in the NBA that is an unjustifiable spreading of the fouls, in one half no less.

And it's not like this is a rare thing; it's literally almost every game that the refs rack up a huge disparity in the first half and then have to compensate with a differing officiating standard in the second half.
I think weve gotten the shaft on some level tonight, but the idea that there exists an agenda or that it doesnt in large part even out is totally ridiculous.

Where were all the conspiracy theorists when we were on the lucky side of call after call against the Warriors?

How about when we were permitted to mug the Rockets the entire second half?

officials make mistakes. Sometimes you end up on the bad side sometimes the good. Moaning about them as if they have an agenda against us is such a poor excuse.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 25, 2018, 12:11:31 AM
How is shoving Kyrie with the off arm NOT  a foul!?!?
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 25, 2018, 12:12:21 AM
good def  there by brown on L williams.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:12:23 AM
How is shoving Kyrie with the off arm NOT  a foul!?!?

Seems like any team can do that...
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 25, 2018, 12:12:37 AM
The 3 is the great equalizer.  Right now it's going in the wrong direction for us.  Stop jacking 3's and go to the [dang] hoop.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: GratefulCs on January 25, 2018, 12:13:12 AM
brown sucks right now
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 25, 2018, 12:13:29 AM
sheesh lets stop chucking so many 3s!  Theis, Morris, even Kyrie to a bit...
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: OnPoint on January 25, 2018, 12:13:39 AM
Refs with some home cooking here.

Side out on that Jaylen foul? WTH...
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:13:46 AM
How was Brown not shooting?
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 25, 2018, 12:13:59 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHA SO NOW GETTING FOULED WHILE YOU'RE TRYING A FOLLOW UP TIP SHOT ISN'T A SHOOTING FOUL!?!?
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:14:24 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHA SO NOW GETTING FOULED WHILE YOU'RE TRYING A FOLLOW UP TIP SHOT ISN'T A SHOOTING FOUL!?!?

Crazy bad!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 25, 2018, 12:14:52 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHA SO NOW GETTING FOULED WHILE YOU'RE TRYING A FOLLOW UP TIP SHOT ISN'T A SHOOTING FOUL!?!?

Crazy bad!

that was idiotic.  He was completely shooting
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: fairweatherfan on January 25, 2018, 12:15:01 AM
Lol Morris is just lazily two-hand pushing guys on his screens.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:15:16 AM
Is no Celtic ever in the act of shooting?
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on January 25, 2018, 12:15:52 AM
Jaylen's brain has been off most of this game.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 25, 2018, 12:16:12 AM
LOL so now if we hold our face it's a foul??  The ref had ZERO intent on calling that foul.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 25, 2018, 12:16:41 AM
Jaylen's brain has been off most of this game.

Yeah he is out of synch on offense.  He seems to be making things hard on Lou Williams though.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 25, 2018, 12:17:04 AM
who is guarding Wallace?
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 25, 2018, 12:17:08 AM
Goaltending plain as day, ignored by the refs. 
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:17:09 AM
LOL so now if we hold our face it's a foul??  The ref had ZERO intent on calling that foul.

Clippers are making their own calls now....
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 25, 2018, 12:17:34 AM
Are we really moaning about officiating again?

officials dont have it out for us. We just foul the other team more than they foul us. That simple.

No, it's really not that simple. I'm pretty sure we only did the "hack-a-Jordan" twice, meaning there was a legitimate 16-6 disparity in the fouls.

That's simply uncalled for, and in virtually every case in the NBA that is an unjustifiable spreading of the fouls, in one half no less.

And it's not like this is a rare thing; it's literally almost every game that the refs rack up a huge disparity in the first half and then have to compensate with a differing officiating standard in the second half.
I think weve gotten the shaft on some level tonight, but the idea that there exists an agenda or that it doesnt in large part even out is totally ridiculous.

Where were all the conspiracy theorists when we were on the lucky side of call after call against the Warriors?

How about when we were permitted to mug the Rockets the entire second half?

officials make mistakes. Sometimes you end up on the bad side sometimes the good. Moaning about them as if they have an agenda against us is such a poor excuse.

Nobody (at least not me) is saying that they have an agenda. I'm simply saying that they're incompetent, garbage refs, and I say this on pretty much every game I watch.  There's just no objective standard of officiating anymore, and virtually every single ref struggles with consistency, both in individual games and between games. And the result is this type of major foul disparity that is based on pure incompetence and inconsistency.

EDIT: And a perfect example right there - Johnson CLEARLY goaltends on that Brown "jumpball," yet the ref somehow misses that right in front of him.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:18:00 AM
Wes Johnson goes threw the net on his "Block"...
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 25, 2018, 12:18:23 AM
Lol and another junk call on Theis. 22-8.  ::)
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 25, 2018, 12:18:36 AM
Man our bigs are getting shafted on these calls.  That's not a foul by Theis.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: mainevent on January 25, 2018, 12:18:40 AM
Now THAT was a bad call!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:19:06 AM
Now THAT was a bad call!

Which one?
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 25, 2018, 12:19:11 AM
oh that block by Theis was COMPLETELY clean.
screw that
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 25, 2018, 12:19:19 AM
There you go, Semi!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Ilikesports17 on January 25, 2018, 12:19:44 AM
Are we really moaning about officiating again?

officials dont have it out for us. We just foul the other team more than they foul us. That simple.

No, it's really not that simple. I'm pretty sure we only did the "hack-a-Jordan" twice, meaning there was a legitimate 16-6 disparity in the fouls.

That's simply uncalled for, and in virtually every case in the NBA that is an unjustifiable spreading of the fouls, in one half no less.

And it's not like this is a rare thing; it's literally almost every game that the refs rack up a huge disparity in the first half and then have to compensate with a differing officiating standard in the second half.
I think weve gotten the shaft on some level tonight, but the idea that there exists an agenda or that it doesnt in large part even out is totally ridiculous.

Where were all the conspiracy theorists when we were on the lucky side of call after call against the Warriors?

How about when we were permitted to mug the Rockets the entire second half?

officials make mistakes. Sometimes you end up on the bad side sometimes the good. Moaning about them as if they have an agenda against us is such a poor excuse.

Nobody (at least not me) is saying that they have an agenda. I'm simply saying that they're incompetent, garbage refs, and I say this on pretty much every game I watch.  There's just no objective standard of officiating anymore, and virtually every single ref struggles with consistency, both in individual games and between games. And the result is this type of major foul disparity that is based on pure incompetence and inconsistency.

EDIT: And a perfect example right there - Johnson CLEARLY goaltends on that Brown "jumpball," yet the ref somehow misses that right in front of him.
OK

I can agree with all this. I think officials are garbage and I think it is a problem (although I think a large part of the problem is that its just really really hard).

My comment was directed at the people who think officials have it out for us. Thats bogus.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:19:58 AM
SEMI!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 25, 2018, 12:20:08 AM
I'm done.  I barely watch the NFL anymore due to crooked officiating and them pushing false narratives politically.  I can't take these refs.  Theis had ALL BALL and now Lou Williams is getting the Lebron treatment. 
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheLegendaryClub on January 25, 2018, 12:20:12 AM
I try not to make excuses by pinning things on the refs, but they're really calling a different game on either end of the court. Celtics are getting called for breathing on the Clips right now.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 25, 2018, 12:20:15 AM
Semi for 3!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: mainevent on January 25, 2018, 12:20:26 AM
I closed my eyes on that 3 by Semi...heard the net though  ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: GratefulCs on January 25, 2018, 12:20:41 AM
Lol Morris is just lazily two-hand pushing guys on his screens.
i was shocked they let that go
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on January 25, 2018, 12:20:42 AM
Jaylen's brain has been off most of this game.

Yeah he is out of synch on offense.  He seems to be making things hard on Lou Williams though.
That much I agree with,even if he's been spun around a few times.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: RJ87 on January 25, 2018, 12:21:31 AM
Lol Morris is just lazily two-hand pushing guys on his screens.
i was shocked they let that go

They let it go twice on back to back plays.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: OnPoint on January 25, 2018, 12:21:35 AM
oh that block by Theis was COMPLETELY clean.
screw that

100% clean.

Watching ESPN too, they donít even mention or replay it. ESPN so out of touch
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:22:21 AM
Jaylen's brain has been off most of this game.

Yeah he is out of synch on offense.  He seems to be making things hard on Lou Williams though.
That much I agree with,even if he's been spun around a few times.

Jaylen has been working really hard on the defensive end. He's our top defender in this game.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 25, 2018, 12:22:26 AM
Jaylen is just off.  That last 3 he took was one of the worst shots I've seen him take - out of rhythm, shot the ball on the way down.

Hopefully he can knock down these FTs.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 25, 2018, 12:22:52 AM
One one hand when a guy like Semi can't hit the ocean from the beach I'd like to see him make up for it by playing D, rebounding, and hustling.  On the other hand, I'm impressed he isn't gun shy just because he's been cold lately.  Any wide open shot is a great shot.  Don't wanna be scared to shoot already.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 25, 2018, 12:23:21 AM
Are we really moaning about officiating again?

officials dont have it out for us. We just foul the other team more than they foul us. That simple.

No, it's really not that simple. I'm pretty sure we only did the "hack-a-Jordan" twice, meaning there was a legitimate 16-6 disparity in the fouls.

That's simply uncalled for, and in virtually every case in the NBA that is an unjustifiable spreading of the fouls, in one half no less.

And it's not like this is a rare thing; it's literally almost every game that the refs rack up a huge disparity in the first half and then have to compensate with a differing officiating standard in the second half.
I think weve gotten the shaft on some level tonight, but the idea that there exists an agenda or that it doesnt in large part even out is totally ridiculous.

Where were all the conspiracy theorists when we were on the lucky side of call after call against the Warriors?

How about when we were permitted to mug the Rockets the entire second half?

officials make mistakes. Sometimes you end up on the bad side sometimes the good. Moaning about them as if they have an agenda against us is such a poor excuse.

Nobody (at least not me) is saying that they have an agenda. I'm simply saying that they're incompetent, garbage refs, and I say this on pretty much every game I watch.  There's just no objective standard of officiating anymore, and virtually every single ref struggles with consistency, both in individual games and between games. And the result is this type of major foul disparity that is based on pure incompetence and inconsistency.

EDIT: And a perfect example right there - Johnson CLEARLY goaltends on that Brown "jumpball," yet the ref somehow misses that right in front of him.
OK

I can agree with all this. I think officials are garbage and I think it is a problem (although I think a large part of the problem is that its just really really hard).

My comment was directed at the people who think officials have it out for us. Thats bogus.

TP. And it certainly is hard. Hell, even junior high games that I would ref were hard.

The fundamental problem is that they're simply too involved in the game. Many of the calls that they make shouldn't be made, and this leads to more chances to err. But since the NBA is really pushing this offense/perimeter-oriented game anymore, the refs have to call that crap.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 25, 2018, 12:23:26 AM
When Brown is struggling with the outside shot, he needs to be patient and get to the rim.
Aggressive drives to the rim will get fouls at least.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:24:09 AM
Sam Decker with more free throws than Kyrie...
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 25, 2018, 12:26:06 AM
What would be a worse loss: our loss to LAL last night or the Clippers losing to us without Al and Smart with how we've been playing lately?
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 25, 2018, 12:27:03 AM
Jaylen at full speed has those Tony Allen handles sometimes.  Once he cleans that up he's gonna be unguardable IMO.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: mainevent on January 25, 2018, 12:27:16 AM
Jaylen reminds me of a young Avery when it comes to playing out of control
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: droopdog7 on January 25, 2018, 12:27:16 AM
Jaylen looks awful.  Long way to go to be a good player.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 25, 2018, 12:27:18 AM
For as intelligent as Jaylen supposedly is off the court, he sure is really lacking in the BBIQ department.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 25, 2018, 12:27:35 AM
great team D on that last clippers possession!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: RJ87 on January 25, 2018, 12:28:01 AM
When Brown is struggling with the outside shot, he needs to be patient and get to the rim.
Aggressive drives to the rim will get fouls at least.

except he can't consistently dribble
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 25, 2018, 12:28:05 AM
I'm really unimpressed by Teodosic.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Ilikesports17 on January 25, 2018, 12:28:28 AM
Are we really moaning about officiating again?

officials dont have it out for us. We just foul the other team more than they foul us. That simple.

No, it's really not that simple. I'm pretty sure we only did the "hack-a-Jordan" twice, meaning there was a legitimate 16-6 disparity in the fouls.

That's simply uncalled for, and in virtually every case in the NBA that is an unjustifiable spreading of the fouls, in one half no less.

And it's not like this is a rare thing; it's literally almost every game that the refs rack up a huge disparity in the first half and then have to compensate with a differing officiating standard in the second half.
I think weve gotten the shaft on some level tonight, but the idea that there exists an agenda or that it doesnt in large part even out is totally ridiculous.

Where were all the conspiracy theorists when we were on the lucky side of call after call against the Warriors?

How about when we were permitted to mug the Rockets the entire second half?

officials make mistakes. Sometimes you end up on the bad side sometimes the good. Moaning about them as if they have an agenda against us is such a poor excuse.

Nobody (at least not me) is saying that they have an agenda. I'm simply saying that they're incompetent, garbage refs, and I say this on pretty much every game I watch.  There's just no objective standard of officiating anymore, and virtually every single ref struggles with consistency, both in individual games and between games. And the result is this type of major foul disparity that is based on pure incompetence and inconsistency.

EDIT: And a perfect example right there - Johnson CLEARLY goaltends on that Brown "jumpball," yet the ref somehow misses that right in front of him.
OK

I can agree with all this. I think officials are garbage and I think it is a problem (although I think a large part of the problem is that its just really really hard).

My comment was directed at the people who think officials have it out for us. Thats bogus.

TP. And it certainly is hard. Hell, even junior high games that I would ref were hard.

The fundamental problem is that they're simply too involved in the game. Many of the calls that they make shouldn't be made, and this leads to more chances to err. But since the NBA is really pushing this offense/perimeter-oriented game anymore, the refs have to call that crap.
Agreed on all points. Let the boys play.

TP.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 25, 2018, 12:28:32 AM
What would be a worse loss: our loss to LAL last night or the Clippers losing to us without Al and Smart with how we've been playing lately?

Us losing to LA.  Losing to them is ALWAYS a terrible loss.  Especially when it's because of a bogus FT disparity.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: droopdog7 on January 25, 2018, 12:28:49 AM
For as intelligent as Jaylen supposedly is off the court, he sure is really lacking in the BBIQ department.
Yeah, that off court intelligence is meaningless.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:28:55 AM
Nice hustle by the young guys!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 25, 2018, 12:28:57 AM
great hustle for the offensive board...
I am liking the effort
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 25, 2018, 12:29:02 AM
Well, at least Brown's free throws are looking better.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 25, 2018, 12:29:51 AM
Iím sure Brown is as horrible on radio as he is on tv. Woof this is a really bad night.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 25, 2018, 12:30:23 AM
GREAT PASS SHANE!! 
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Ilikesports17 on January 25, 2018, 12:30:26 AM
I'm done.  I barely watch the NFL anymore due to crooked officiating and them pushing false narratives politically.  I can't take these refs.  Theis had ALL BALL and now Lou Williams is getting the Lebron treatment.
or maybe youve just invented these narratives as excuses for why things arent going the way you want them to?
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:30:36 AM
Iím sure Brown is as horrible on radio as he is on tv. Woof this is a really bad night.

Lou Williams is noticing Jaylen Brown tonight....
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on January 25, 2018, 12:31:08 AM
Larkin has been a godsend tonight.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 25, 2018, 12:31:32 AM
For as intelligent as Jaylen supposedly is off the court, he sure is really lacking in the BBIQ department.

After hearing some of his views on social issues I'd say his off-court intelligence is overrated too LOL. 
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: RJ87 on January 25, 2018, 12:31:33 AM
I wonder if Doc ever regrets bailing on us?
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:32:10 AM
Larkin has been a godsend tonight.

Could of used Larkin last night.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 25, 2018, 12:32:21 AM
Amazing what playing with some intensity and effort does for this team. Even though they haven't played all that great tonight, outside of a few possessions in the first quarter they've played with pretty good energy and intensity.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: celticsclay on January 25, 2018, 12:32:31 AM
I wonder if Doc ever regrets bailing on us?

He has to. I also don't think our players would have developed as good under him and we never would have gotten Hayward or Irving.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: OnPoint on January 25, 2018, 12:32:52 AM
For as intelligent as Jaylen supposedly is off the court, he sure is really lacking in the BBIQ department.

After hearing some of his views on social issues I'd say his off-court intelligence is overrated too LOL.

Haha likewise. ďWokeĒ to the SJW narrative based on subjective anecdotes and emotions.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: keevsnick on January 25, 2018, 12:33:04 AM
Iím sure Brown is as horrible on radio as he is on tv. Woof this is a really bad night.

He's been good defensively at least. And hit his three throws. Baby steps
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 25, 2018, 12:33:16 AM
Iím sure Brown is as horrible on radio as he is on tv. Woof this is a really bad night.

Lou Williams is noticing Jaylen Brown tonight....

Yeah Brown has been working hard to not let Lou go off on us...
If a young player can provide great effort on D every game thats all you can ask.
Both Jaylen and Jason are having their fair share of duds on offense, but they need to keep up the effort in other parts of their game.

Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Big333223 on January 25, 2018, 12:33:17 AM
Jaylen at full speed has those Tony Allen handles sometimes.  Once he cleans that up he's gonna be unguardable IMO.
Yeah, he still needs to figure out how to modulate his speed. He still looks like Rozier last year, sometimes, where he's going as hard as he can and just can't hold onto the ball. He needs to learn how to slow down.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: keevsnick on January 25, 2018, 12:33:26 AM
Jaylen looks awful.  Long way to go to be a good player.

Already is
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 25, 2018, 12:33:50 AM
I'm done.  I barely watch the NFL anymore due to crooked officiating and them pushing false narratives politically.  I can't take these refs.  Theis had ALL BALL and now Lou Williams is getting the Lebron treatment.
or maybe youve just invented these narratives as excuses for why things arent going the way you want them to?

I didn't invent facts and stats to prove people wrong.  Just like I'm not inventing the #'s tonight showing the clear bias favoring the Clippers.  It's almost like you truly believe refs don't hold personal grudges or have agendas.  Despite the fact it was already proven they do. 
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: OnPoint on January 25, 2018, 12:33:59 AM
I wonder if Doc ever regrets bailing on us?

He has to. I also don't think our players would have developed as good under him and we never would have gotten Hayward or Irving.


Danny is happy
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 25, 2018, 12:34:45 AM
For as intelligent as Jaylen supposedly is off the court, he sure is really lacking in the BBIQ department.

After hearing some of his views on social issues I'd say his off-court intelligence is overrated too LOL.

I am sure if someone judged us by our posts on this blog a lot of us would be over-rated as well. 
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 25, 2018, 12:36:09 AM
Semi!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:36:09 AM
Iím sure Brown is as horrible on radio as he is on tv. Woof this is a really bad night.

Lou Williams is noticing Jaylen Brown tonight....

Yeah Brown has been working hard to not let Lou go off on us...
If a young player can provide great effort on D every game thats all you can ask.
Both Jaylen and Jason are having their fair share of duds on offense, but they need to keep up the effort in other parts of their game.

Jaylen has the highest + - out of the starters tonight. He's positively effecting the game. That's all you can ask for from the young guys.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 25, 2018, 12:36:23 AM
Watch out for that SEMI TRUCK!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 25, 2018, 12:36:29 AM
SEMI!!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:36:41 AM
Brown is out and here comes Lou Williams.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 25, 2018, 12:37:31 AM
THEIS THEIS BABY!!!  ;)
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:38:13 AM
THEIS THEIS BABY!!!  ;)

Theis be nice!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: OnPoint on January 25, 2018, 12:38:31 AM
Celtics bench turning it up
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:38:58 AM
Tatum is having a very good night tonight.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:39:43 AM
Larkin always plays hard!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 25, 2018, 12:39:52 AM
of course on the 2nd night of a back to back, after losing a bad game against the lakers, we come back and play really well missing Smart and Horford.

exactly why I think we have a chance to win against GS on sat.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 25, 2018, 12:39:53 AM
Our depth is truly amazing. 
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: gouki88 on January 25, 2018, 12:40:19 AM
How on earth is that a blocking foul
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 25, 2018, 12:40:34 AM
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: IN NO WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM WAS THAT A BLOCK.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:41:01 AM
How on earth is that a blocking foul

That should be a poster for Bad Calls....
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheLegendaryClub on January 25, 2018, 12:41:38 AM
Ball don't lie.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 25, 2018, 12:42:06 AM
of course on the 2nd night of a back to back, after losing a bad game against the lakers, we come back and play really well missing Smart and Horford.

exactly why I think we have a chance to win against GS on sat.

Yeah, it truly always does seem to come down to intensity and effort with this team, especially defensively. This is the first game in probably a half dozen games that we've had a pretty solid effort and intensity throughout the entire game.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: mainevent on January 25, 2018, 12:43:06 AM
Coach Kyrie lol
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:43:18 AM
Larkin!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 25, 2018, 12:44:08 AM
lets get Brown back on Williams...
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:44:27 AM
lets get Brown back on Williams...

Good idea...
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: rocknrollforyoursoul on January 25, 2018, 12:45:06 AM
of course on the 2nd night of a back to back, after losing a bad game against the lakers, we come back and play really well missing Smart and Horford.

exactly why I think we have a chance to win against GS on sat.

That's kinda what the Cs have been like this season--beat the good teams, lose to the bad ones.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 25, 2018, 12:46:17 AM
Really loving how spread out the offense is, too. 5 guys in double figures with 3 others with 8 or more, and Tatum is our leading scorer at 18 points.

Lately it's been like Kyrie with 30-40 and only one or two other guys barely hitting double-digits in scoring.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 25, 2018, 12:46:25 AM
Blake Griffin is so soft.  Like, gets beat up by guys Shane Larkin's size soft.  I wish that old school MTV show with the Claymation fights was still on.....Celebrity Deathmatch I think.  They could do Blake Griffin vs Lebron James and have both of them throw punches from 10 feet away, not connect, and still have both of them flop down like Tyson gave then an uppercut.  It's like wet Charmin seeing him play.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 25, 2018, 12:49:14 AM
oh no DJ with the airball on the free throw...lol
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 25, 2018, 12:49:21 AM
Tommy is gonna have to work with young Tatum on the art of the pump fake.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 25, 2018, 12:50:20 AM
How the heck was that not a travel??
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: keevsnick on January 25, 2018, 12:50:51 AM
How the heck was that not a travel??

He took two steps after picking up the dribble. That's legal
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 25, 2018, 12:50:52 AM
I am always surprised by how nimble Deandre Jordan is.
He looks too big and dorky to have such a great touch around the rim.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:51:04 AM
How the heck was that not a travel??

Not sure.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:51:30 AM
Take us home Kyrie!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 25, 2018, 12:51:37 AM
You know, I really wouldn't mind Larkin taking more of Smart's and Rozier's minutes. He's at least a true point guard who can initiate the offense without relying on the high PnR, and he always plays with energy, which is contagious.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 25, 2018, 12:52:04 AM
one reason we are winning, leading on the boards 44-35.  that is big.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: keevsnick on January 25, 2018, 12:53:06 AM
I am always surprised by how nimble Deandre Jordan is.
He looks too big and dorky to have such a great touch around the rim.

Hes just so big, and yet so nimble. I remember he wnet early second round back in 2008 when the Celtics took JR Giddens. I really wanted them  take Jordan that draft.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 25, 2018, 12:53:10 AM
I am always surprised by how nimble Deandre Jordan is.
He looks too big and dorky to have such a great touch around the rim.

He does deserve a lot of credit for the work he's out in on his game.  Coming out of college he was RAW.  He's not Kareem now either but he's definitely someone you have to account for defensively.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:53:34 AM
You know, I really wouldn't mind Larkin taking more of Smart's and Rozier's minutes. He's at least a true point guard who can initiate the offense without relying on the high PnR, and he always plays with energy, which is contagious.

Larkin does play hard but is 2-9 tonight. We could use some shooting in the back court besides Kyrie.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 25, 2018, 12:55:32 AM
Good to see Rozier with a much better game, too. This is just what the doctor ordered.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: fairweatherfan on January 25, 2018, 12:55:34 AM
Game's been a little sloppy but it's a breath of fresh air after the last couple stink bombs. Great rebounding, just about everyone contributed positively. And Semi lives!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 25, 2018, 12:56:23 AM
great job Terry!  excellent anticipation on D there...
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: CelticsElite on January 25, 2018, 12:56:33 AM
Lol Blake griffin throwing the ball at the ref
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 25, 2018, 12:56:47 AM
LOL what a fraud.  Thanks for proving me right chump. 
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on January 25, 2018, 12:57:13 AM
Perhaps one of the more underrated aspects of Irving...he's probably one of the least whiny stars in this league.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: GratefulCs on January 25, 2018, 12:57:38 AM
You know, I really wouldn't mind Larkin taking more of Smart's and Rozier's minutes. He's at least a true point guard who can initiate the offense without relying on the high PnR, and he always plays with energy, which is contagious.
i was thinking the same thing

TP
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 25, 2018, 12:57:49 AM
Lol Blake griffin throwing the ball at the ref

so dumb. 
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: OnPoint on January 25, 2018, 12:58:00 AM
Nice to see this bad streak come to an end.

Great win without Horford and Smart
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:58:41 AM
Good to see Rozier with a much better game, too. This is just what the doctor ordered.

His best game in a while but he's still 4-10 tonight, but on the flip side he's 6-6 from the line 3 rb 4 asst 2 stl... so good game....
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 25, 2018, 12:58:48 AM
Lol it sounds like a home game in there!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: kraidstar on January 25, 2018, 12:59:13 AM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/7f24la7Z1a54k/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 25, 2018, 12:59:26 AM
sweet play Kyrie and AB!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 12:59:49 AM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/7f24la7Z1a54k/giphy.gif)

Nice.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 25, 2018, 01:00:10 AM
Nader back in!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: liam on January 25, 2018, 01:01:38 AM
Solid win tonight.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: GratefulCs on January 25, 2018, 01:02:30 AM
thank god


Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 25, 2018, 01:02:34 AM
Eddie sighting!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 25, 2018, 01:02:50 AM
Great win given our recent slump and some pretty lopsided officiating in the first half! Hopefully we show up and take our third in a row in Oracle arena on Saturday night!
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: blink on January 25, 2018, 01:03:33 AM
Great win C's!  Lets get another one on Sat in GS...
can't wait for that game.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: KGs Knee on January 25, 2018, 01:03:43 AM
Lol it sounds like a home game in there!

Celtics fans are some of the best traveled fans in the league.  I was in Charlotte over the Christmas break and the amount of Celtics jerseys around the arena was crazy.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 25, 2018, 01:03:44 AM
My goodness 48 minutes of good basketball?

(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/614/729/e62.gif)
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Big333223 on January 25, 2018, 01:07:32 AM
Very nice game.

I think this time of the season, it's often about focus. When minds start to drift to "where should I go on vacation during the all star break?" it's hard to focus on the game. But shake things up a little bit (like subtract 2 major rotation players) and everyone is a little bit more on their toes than they have been.

Hopefully this is the start of another streak.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: azzenfrost on January 25, 2018, 01:08:02 AM
Sigh. Thanks C's. More please.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: MJohnnyboy on January 25, 2018, 01:10:21 AM
C's played with much more energy than last night.

Makes me wonder if they thought last night was going to be an easy win...

Then again, when Nader, Semi, and Theis are all hitting threes, you know it's the C's night.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 25, 2018, 01:11:16 AM
Lol it sounds like a home game in there!

Celtics fans are some of the best traveled fans in the league.  I was in Charlotte over the Christmas break and the amount of Celtics jerseys around the arena was crazy.

A true worldwide following.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: konkmv on January 25, 2018, 01:15:01 AM
Is it me or the team plays better without the dum plays of Marcus smart?
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Billz401 on January 25, 2018, 01:16:44 AM
2nd half was much better all around. From the defense to the decision making, even the reffing. I think the NBA replay center in jersey was paying attention to mine and others complaining on here  ;)
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: chilidawg on January 25, 2018, 01:29:59 AM
Is it me or the team plays better without the dum plays of Marcus smart?

It's you.  It's just one game, where Nader, Ojeleye and Theis are raining 3's.  Don't read too much into it.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: chilidawg on January 25, 2018, 01:31:30 AM
Is it me or the team plays better without the dum plays of Marcus smart?

Also, spectacular use of irony to misspell dumb.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: konkmv on January 25, 2018, 01:39:35 AM
We just need a pass first point guard to help Tatum and Brown... trade smart
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: SparzWizard on January 25, 2018, 01:50:33 AM
Celtics destroyed the wrong LA team.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: SparzWizard on January 25, 2018, 01:52:10 AM
Lol it sounds like a home game in there!

Celtics fans are some of the best traveled fans in the league.  I was in Charlotte over the Christmas break and the amount of Celtics jerseys around the arena was crazy.

There were a bunch of Celtics fans in that Lakers game the other night. Can hear cheers for Tatum/Kyrie. Also can hear boos on Kuzma and their other guys going for the free throw  8)
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: cltc5 on January 25, 2018, 06:12:03 AM
Is it me or the team plays better without the dum plays of Marcus smart?

Also, spectacular use of irony to misspell dumb.

Says the guy that spells his username wrong with two words ::)

Great win
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: hodgy03038 on January 25, 2018, 07:05:40 AM
It was good to see Jayson come out aggressive last night. He must have been reading the blog. Good game for Ojeleye & Theis too. Unreal seeing Gallinari sitting on the bench and being hurt like always. I admit I wanted to pick him up for offense but so smart that Danny didn't do it.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 25, 2018, 08:01:57 AM
Very nice surprise being down players on a back to back. Glad they proved me wrong.
Title: Re: Celtics (34-14) at Clippers (23-23) Game #49 1/24/18
Post by: Fireworks_Boom! on January 25, 2018, 10:38:08 AM
We just need a pass first point guard to help Tatum and Brown... trade smart

Mark me down as someone who likes Smart attempting to become a shooter and the scorer off the bench this team needs. He is trying to broaden his ability to help this team beyond grit and tough defense and the areas he is trying to develop are areas this team sorely needs (shooting/scoring). Keep shooting Marcus...lets figure out if you can become that for this team. We're rooting for you...