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Title: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: FLCeltsFan on February 01, 2018, 10:32:52 PM
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Atlanta Hawks (15-36) at Boston Celtics (37-15)
Friday, February 2, 2018
7:30 PM ET
Regular Season Game #53, Home Game #28
TV: NBCSB,  FSSE-ATL, NBA-LP 753 (DTV)/752 (xfinity)
Radio: 98.5 Sports Hub, 92.9 FM The Game
TD Garden

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Probable Starting Matchups
Point Guard

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Terry Rozier vs Dennis Schroder

Shooting Guard

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Jaylen Brown vs Kent Bazemore

Small Forward
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Jayson Tatum vs Taurean Prince

Power Forward
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Al Horford vs Ersan Ilyasova

Center
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Aron Baynes vs Miles Plumlee

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Celtics Reserves
Abdel Nader
Semi Ojeleye
Daniel Theis
Guerschon Yabusele
Terry Rozier
Marcus Morris
Jarell Eddie
Kadeem Allen

Injuries
Gordon Hayward (ankle)  out
Marcus Smart (hand)  out
Shane Larkin (knee) game time decision
Kyrie Irving (quad)  game time decision
Marcus Morris (hip) questionable

Two Way Players

Jabari Bird
Kadeem Allen

Head Coach
Brad Stevens

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Hawks Reserves
Luke Babbitt
Marco Belinelli
DeAndre Bembry
Tyler Cavanaugh
John Collins
Dewayne Dedmon
Malcolm Delaney
Tyler Dorsey
Mike Muscala
Isaiah Taylor

Injuries

DeAndre Bembry (groin)  out
Dennis Schroder (shoulder) questionable

Two Way Players

Josh Magette
Andrew White III

Head Coach
Mike Budenholzer

Game Notes

The Celtics continue their home stand as they host the Hawks for the 3rd of 4 regular season games.  The Celtics won a close one in Atlanta on November 6 by just 110-107. They also won 110-99 in Atlanta on November 18.  They will face off once more in Boston on April 8. 

The Hawks have the worst record in the league with just 15 wins.  They are 4-6 in their last 10 games and lost their last game.  They are 4-20 on the road.  The Celtics are 5-5 in their last 10 games and have won their last 2 games.  They are 19-8 at home. 

Dennis Schroder played on on Wednesday with a sore shoulder and is listed as questionable for this game.  If he can't play, I'm not sure who would get the start in his place.  DeAndre Bembry is out with a groin injury. 

Kyrie Irving missed Wednesday's game with a quad injury and is a game time decision in this one.  Shane Larkin is also a game time decision with a sore knee.  Marcus Morris took a hard fall on Wednesday and is questionable for this one.  Marcus Smart (hand) and Gordon Hayward (ankle) are out. 

Key Matchups
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Terry Rozier vs Dennis Schroder
Schroder is playing very well in spite of the Hawks losing record.  He is averaging 19.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 6.6 assists, and 1.1 steals.  He put up 23 points, 2 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals vs the Celtics in their first meeting and 23 points and 9 assists in the second meeting. Of course, if Kyrie can play, it would make it easier, but either way,  limiting Schroder will go a long way toward getting a win. 

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Jaylen Brown vs Kent Bazemore
Bazemore is averaging 13.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.7 steals.  He struggled in the first meeting between these two teams with just 5 points and 5 turnovers.  He did pull down 8 rebounds, though.  Hopefully Brown will play well and win this matchup. 

Honorable Mention
Jayson Tatum vs Taurean Prince
Prince is averaging 12.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists.  Tatum should be able to win this matchup if he continues to play as well as he has been.

Keys to the Game
Defense - Defense wins games.   The Celtics remain first in the league with a defensive rating of 99.7 while the Hawks are 26th with a defensive rating of 108.4.  The Celtics have to keep making defense a priority and not let up on the effort necessary to get stops.  The Celtics allowed the Hawks to score 107 points in their first meeting and that is not acceptable.  The Hawks are close to the Celtics in scoring and better in some things and so defense will be the difference in this game. 

Take Care of the Ball - The Hawks are 2nd in forcing turnovers, forcing 16.0 per game.  They are first in the league with 18.6 points off turnovers.  The Celtics have to avoid making sloppy passes and they have to be aware when dribbling to avoid turning the ball over as the Hawks will make them pay if they do. 

Rebound -  Rebounding gives the Celtics extra possessions and it also deprives the Hawks of the same.  The Celtics are  averaging 44.4 rebounds per game (9th) while the Hawks are averaging 40.8 rebounds per game (26th).   The Celtics need to continue to put out extra effort to win the battle of the boards as the Hawks are 12th with 12.8 second chance points per game and the Celtics need to limit them in that area. 


Be Aggressive
- The Celtics must be the team that plays harder and that wants this win more.  They have to be aggressive in diving for loose balls, in going to the basket, in getting stops on the defensive end, and in going after rebounds.  They have to play harder and be more aggressive from start to finish.  The more aggressive team will usually get the benefit of calls.  It's always easy to let up against losing teams, but if they do, they may end up with a loss as, in spite of their record, the Hawks play hard. 

X-Factors
Trap Game - This has the makings of a trap game.  Atlanta has just 15 wins this season.  The Celtics have won two straight, including a blowout win over the Knicks.  The Celtics have to be careful not to underestimate the Hawks and they have to come out and play hard and respect the Hawks as a team that came close to beating them they first time they met. 

Next Man Up - Against the Knicks, Terry Rozier and others stepped up their game to help the Celtics get a win in spite of missing Kyrie Irving, Marcus Smart and Shane Larkin.  The Celtics may also be missing Marcus Morris in this one and so they will need others to step up also. 
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: csfansince60s on February 01, 2018, 10:33:30 PM
First the Knicks...

Next victim.....Hawks

TP FLCs!

Exciting time of year this trade deadline/buyout time.

Feel like a little kid at Christmas when I wake up and check for a 'Reke or a Moose left under our shamrock tree.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: FLCeltsFan on February 01, 2018, 10:33:43 PM
TP to  csfansince60s  for being the first to post in the game thread.

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Celtics!! 
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Ogaju on February 01, 2018, 10:34:12 PM
lets go Celtics. TP flCf!!!!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: libermaniac on February 01, 2018, 10:50:17 PM
4th.  Starting lineup!  Another short bench.  Hopefully Schroeder won't go so we will be fine.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on February 01, 2018, 11:04:33 PM
This is the kind of game where we'll play down to our opponent, some scrub like Bazemore will get hot from 3, they'll play with energy, they'll get more calls than they should, and we'll struggle to win by 5 or 6.  I don't like these types of games.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Jiri Welsch on February 01, 2018, 11:35:33 PM
Trap Game!! Letís win it for the Pats
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: nickagneta on February 02, 2018, 12:35:58 AM
Smelling another blowout... Smells a lot like Gino!!!!!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Somebody on February 02, 2018, 02:47:03 AM
LET'S GO CELTICS!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: hodgy03038 on February 02, 2018, 05:23:09 AM
Go Celts! Hope Kyrie is back.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: azzenfrost on February 02, 2018, 06:13:35 AM
Let's go C's!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: mr. dee on February 02, 2018, 07:12:20 AM
We got this as long as the starter replacements are playing with intensity for the whole game.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Surferdad on February 02, 2018, 07:18:07 AM
12th man, two-way player.

Beat the teams you are supposed to beat.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 02, 2018, 12:45:22 PM
My guess is they hold Kyrie out again tonight. Have him ready for the Wiz or Raptors
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: matteo on February 02, 2018, 01:59:28 PM
KI out tonight
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: saltlover on February 02, 2018, 02:02:18 PM
KI out tonight

And Morris and Larkin.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: hodgy03038 on February 02, 2018, 02:04:18 PM
KI out tonight

And Morris and Larkin.

And not so Smart
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 02, 2018, 02:05:00 PM
Good Lord, no Irving, Smart, Larkin, or Morris tonight? Good thing weíre playing the Hawks. Rozier might have to put up another big game.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: kozlodoev on February 02, 2018, 02:06:43 PM
Rozier might have to put up another big game.
Rozier might have to play the entire game.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Atzar on February 02, 2018, 02:06:56 PM
That's fine.  Give Rozier another chance to earn trust and build confidence.  He won't physically outclass Shroeder like he did Jack, but I still want him to play well. 

EDIT:  Wait, Larkin is out?  Who do we even have at backup PG? 
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: hodgy03038 on February 02, 2018, 02:15:53 PM
That's fine.  Give Rozier another chance to earn trust and build confidence.  He won't physically outclass Shroeder like he did Jack, but I still want him to play well. 

EDIT:  Wait, Larkin is out?  Who do we even have at backup PG?

Larkin didn't play the last game either. I think it's Nader. BTW, Schroeder is a game time call also.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 02, 2018, 02:17:23 PM
Some dudes going to get showcased tonight
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 02, 2018, 02:33:05 PM
Time Tatum, Brown and Rozier to get buckets
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: ImShakHeIsShaq on February 02, 2018, 02:36:24 PM
CBS said in post game last game that going in he thought Roze would have to play 48m, hopefully it ends up like last time!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: saltlover on February 02, 2018, 02:47:46 PM
That's fine.  Give Rozier another chance to earn trust and build confidence.  He won't physically outclass Shroeder like he did Jack, but I still want him to play well. 

EDIT:  Wait, Larkin is out?  Who do we even have at backup PG?

Larkin didn't play the last game either. I think it's Nader. BTW, Schroeder is a game time call also.

Yep, Nader, and Iím hoping Kadeem Allen gets some real minutes because Iím curious to see what he can do against bad NBA competition.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: saltlover on February 02, 2018, 03:11:06 PM
Itís a good thing weíre playing Atlanta.  Assuming the starting lineup is Rozier, Brown, Tatum, Horford, and Baynes, the entire 5-man bench (since weíve got ten healthy players) will all be rookies.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Monkhouse on February 02, 2018, 06:17:02 PM
Quote
#Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Guerschon Yabusele could be in mix for shorthanded C's tonight. #DancingBearAlert

YABUUUUU!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 02, 2018, 07:42:38 PM
That's a big time move by Tatum.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: mr. dee on February 02, 2018, 07:45:20 PM
Where's Tommy? I thought Scal only covers away games?
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on February 02, 2018, 07:47:23 PM
Heck of a pass by Brown. He's had some good passes these last three games.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: 2short on February 02, 2018, 07:54:08 PM
Everything ok with tommy???
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: mr. dee on February 02, 2018, 07:54:48 PM
Nader getting torched by Schroeder... not surprising.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 02, 2018, 07:55:40 PM
Ugh, Schroeder always plays lights out against us.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 02, 2018, 07:56:48 PM
Two technicals 8 minutes into the game on both coaches? Yeah, refs, this is why we always complain about you. #noconsistency
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Chief on February 02, 2018, 07:58:02 PM
I'm stuck with the Hawks broadcast.  It's brutal!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Rosco917 on February 02, 2018, 07:58:05 PM
Who will be the backup point guard when Rozier sits? Nobody...
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Chief on February 02, 2018, 07:58:33 PM
Ugh, Schroeder always plays lights out against us.

I hate his hair!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: mr. dee on February 02, 2018, 07:58:48 PM
Who will be the backup point guard when Rozier sits? Nobody...

Kadeem is walking through that door.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: nickagneta on February 02, 2018, 07:59:00 PM
Hate the fact that the Cs just have Brown standing in a corner so far this half doing nothing. Gotta get him involved
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 02, 2018, 07:59:19 PM
I wonder if 7 rookies is some kind of record.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Chief on February 02, 2018, 08:00:27 PM
I like Prince!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: azzenfrost on February 02, 2018, 08:00:47 PM
Just catching up. How are the kids doing?
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 02, 2018, 08:01:42 PM
Lol more reffing incompetence. I thought the leg kicking crap on the shot was supposed to be a point of emphasis this year?
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Kevins Gamble on February 02, 2018, 08:03:24 PM
Just catching up. How are the kids doing?

Your question "How are the kids doing?" answers it.  What you would expect from kids: sloppy, high energy.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: csfansince60s on February 02, 2018, 08:03:24 PM
Anybody else notice Mike Gorman making A LOT of mistakes lately, almost like he's not connected to the game sometime?

Hawks were just up 21-19, and Gorman said "The Hawks can take the lead here now with a 3" as Hawks were coming down court.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Chief on February 02, 2018, 08:03:29 PM
Nader can be annoying
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on February 02, 2018, 08:05:07 PM
Nader can be annoying
He goes through stretches where he can't do a single thing right.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: DefenseWinsChamps on February 02, 2018, 08:06:28 PM
Refs gotta call that on Rozier's shot if they are gonna call it the other way.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: liam on February 02, 2018, 08:07:18 PM
This is like a summer league game.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: GratefulCs on February 02, 2018, 08:10:08 PM
some of these lineups are terrible. but this is the time to rest the players
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 02, 2018, 08:10:53 PM
That last shot by Terry and also that floater were real nice. 

EDIT: Plus that take.  cmon Terry where is this all the time.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: KGs Knee on February 02, 2018, 08:11:06 PM
I really wish Nader and Allen would be replaced with real NBA players.  Yeesh...
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 02, 2018, 08:11:18 PM
some of these lineups are terrible. but this is the time to rest the players

Well... they're resting cause they are hurt.  Playing the only guards we have and sometimes no guards at all.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: liam on February 02, 2018, 08:12:00 PM
Terry Rozier is playing his ass off.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Chief on February 02, 2018, 08:12:14 PM
I'm always surprised when a guy like K Allen is in the league. The guy looks like trash. There has to be someone better in the g-league.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: GratefulCs on February 02, 2018, 08:14:28 PM
some of these lineups are terrible. but this is the time to rest the players

Well... they're resting cause they are hurt.  Playing the only guards we have and sometimes no guards at all.
true

but if this were the finals then kyrie would be playing
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: liam on February 02, 2018, 08:14:44 PM
Tatum is not getting calls...
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Kevins Gamble on February 02, 2018, 08:15:45 PM
I question the strategy that runs more plays for Nader than Tatum.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: liam on February 02, 2018, 08:16:32 PM
Nader with the block!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 02, 2018, 08:16:43 PM
some of these lineups are terrible. but this is the time to rest the players

Well... they're resting cause they are hurt.  Playing the only guards we have and sometimes no guards at all.
true

but if this were the finals then kyrie would be playing

Yeah I am in agreement there.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on February 02, 2018, 08:16:57 PM
Nader is terrible. Jaylen open in the corner? Attacks two Hawks players at the rim like he's Westbrook.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Surferdad on February 02, 2018, 08:17:11 PM
I really wish Nader and Allen would be replaced with real NBA players.  Yeesh...
I like Allenís defense.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: 2short on February 02, 2018, 08:17:41 PM
Anybody else notice Mike Gorman making A LOT of mistakes lately, almost like he's not connected to the game sometime?

Hawks were just up 21-19, and Gorman said "The Hawks can take the lead here now with a 3" as Hawks were coming down court.

Yes i did, i actually assumed the score was incorrect as Gorman is so on
Also is eveyrthing ok with tommy?
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: GratefulCs on February 02, 2018, 08:18:16 PM
some of these lineups are terrible. but this is the time to rest the players

Well... they're resting cause they are hurt.  Playing the only guards we have and sometimes no guards at all.
true

but if this were the finals then kyrie would be playing

Yeah I am in agreement there.
we're on the same page TP

 :D
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: GratefulCs on February 02, 2018, 08:20:56 PM
these calls...


these flops...
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: RGow8 on February 02, 2018, 08:21:01 PM
With this lineup out there please get Brown the ball more.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: DefenseWinsChamps on February 02, 2018, 08:21:08 PM
Foul count 9-3. FT count 13-5
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 02, 2018, 08:21:12 PM
9-3 fouls on a blatant flop. It's simply amazing at how terrible officials are in this league. Consistency on both ends is LITERALLY too much to ask of them.

And they wonder why the relationship with the players and fans is trash...  ::)
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: mr. dee on February 02, 2018, 08:21:14 PM
Typical euro flop
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: PAOBoston on February 02, 2018, 08:21:25 PM
Tonight is going to be a frustrating night. Gotta remember that a lot of these guys are not meant for legitimate minutes right now (Nader/Allen).

Nader looks incredibly lost on defense.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: liam on February 02, 2018, 08:21:41 PM
WOW, Jaylen Brown. Nice hoop!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: liam on February 02, 2018, 08:22:32 PM
Typical euro flop

Sad, sad flop....
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: csfansince60s on February 02, 2018, 08:23:08 PM
Anybody else notice Mike Gorman making A LOT of mistakes lately, almost like he's not connected to the game sometime?

Hawks were just up 21-19, and Gorman said "The Hawks can take the lead here now with a 3" as Hawks were coming down court.

Yes i did, i actually assumed the score was incorrect as Gorman is so on
Also is eveyrthing ok with tommy?

Yeah been wondering the same thing about T.

Maybe that's what's on MG's mind since I started noticing about the time T went missing.

Weird.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: PAOBoston on February 02, 2018, 08:23:24 PM
Jaylen..whoah!!!!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: liam on February 02, 2018, 08:26:31 PM
Nader is working hard tonight.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: azzenfrost on February 02, 2018, 08:26:49 PM
Feels like the Hawks can't be stopped from getting buckets.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: hpantazo on February 02, 2018, 08:27:46 PM
Feels like the Hawks can't be stopped from getting buckets.

Maybe Kyrie was the key to our defense  ;D

It's the loss of Smart mostly imo.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: PAOBoston on February 02, 2018, 08:27:54 PM
Feels like the Hawks can't be stopped from getting buckets.
And yet...only down 4
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: 2short on February 02, 2018, 08:28:07 PM
Nader is working hard tonight.
Last few games he's playing within team game and looking like he did a few years ago when he should have made roster
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: ozgod on February 02, 2018, 08:29:27 PM
With so many players out we need Big Al to give us more than 13-8-5 today. It's great to see Terry stepping up, now we need Al, Jayson and Jaylen to really take some responsibility.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: blink on February 02, 2018, 08:29:31 PM
another slow start for us huh?  I don't have a stream today, but we can surely beat this team even without Kyrie!!! 
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: PAOBoston on February 02, 2018, 08:29:36 PM
I would love to have Schroeder on the Cs. That guy is a baller. He always kills the Cs too.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Chief on February 02, 2018, 08:30:55 PM
Yabu must really stink.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: azzenfrost on February 02, 2018, 08:31:05 PM
Down 2. Doable.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: liam on February 02, 2018, 08:31:19 PM
Nice close to the half. Two point game...
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: GratefulCs on February 02, 2018, 08:31:22 PM
not terrible considering the injuries
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: PAOBoston on February 02, 2018, 08:31:35 PM
Yabu must really stink.
I think he has physical gifts but not much BB IQ
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on February 02, 2018, 08:32:55 PM
Jaylen..whoah!!!!
That looked like a Jordan move.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: GratefulCs on February 02, 2018, 08:33:01 PM
horford with 6 assists in the half
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: liam on February 02, 2018, 08:34:04 PM
Yabu must really stink.
I think he has physical gifts but not much BB IQ

Hasn't been playing long and NBA defense, especially top NBA defense, is sometimes hard to pick up. He's only a rook.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: GratefulCs on February 02, 2018, 08:34:05 PM
wow didnt realize terry is 6 for 8 with 14 in the half
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: mr. dee on February 02, 2018, 08:34:33 PM
Yabu must really stink.

Or just really raw. Bradley and Perk barely saw court time as a rookie.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Surferdad on February 02, 2018, 08:37:15 PM
Jaylen..whoah!!!!
Highlight on ESPN
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: PAOBoston on February 02, 2018, 08:38:42 PM
Yabu must really stink.
I think he has physical gifts but not much BB IQ

Hasn't been playing long and NBA defense, especially top NBA defense, is sometimes hard to pick up. He's only a rook.
Yeah, not saying he's hopeless but from what I've seen from Red Claws games, he can dominate people base on his physical tools but just seems lost on the court sometimes. Time and playing will help that. Just don't think he will see much time with the big club, especially now with Monroe on the roster as well.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: PAOBoston on February 02, 2018, 08:46:08 PM
 
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Every player the Celtics have used off the bench is a rookie. Two of their starters have an average age of 20. And Terry Rozier is making just his second NBA start.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 02, 2018, 08:46:24 PM
wow didnt realize terry is 6 for 8 with 14 in the half

Love a lot of his attempts too.  He hit a floater in the paint which is a shot he could make a career off of.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Kevins Gamble on February 02, 2018, 08:49:33 PM
Maybe we could give Jaylen that call...I mean I know he's not as aggressive or impressive as @$@$#% Marco Belinelli...but perhaps we could cut him some slack and let him go to the line too?
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 02, 2018, 08:49:57 PM
12-5 fouls  ::)
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: BlastFromThePast on February 02, 2018, 08:50:56 PM
Friendly refs tonight, eh?
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: PAOBoston on February 02, 2018, 08:51:25 PM
Great game by Brown so far
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 02, 2018, 08:52:53 PM
Just once tonight I want Brad to have five rookies on the floor at the same time. That'd have to be some sort of record, especially for the number one Conference seed.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Surferdad on February 02, 2018, 08:53:14 PM
Al Horford leading the way tonight. Abusing Ilyasova.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: ozgod on February 02, 2018, 08:54:11 PM
Good to see Al starting to dominate.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 02, 2018, 08:54:11 PM
Al Horford leading the way tonight. Abusing Ilyasova.

Himmelsbach just tweeted Al seems offended Illysova is on him and I am seeing the same thing lol.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: GratefulCs on February 02, 2018, 08:54:38 PM
12-5 fouls  ::)
at home!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: GratefulCs on February 02, 2018, 08:55:46 PM
12-5 fouls  ::)
i'm hoping it's because youngins dont get the calls and not something moire sinister
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Surferdad on February 02, 2018, 08:56:06 PM
Al Horford leading the way tonight. Abusing Ilyasova.

Himmelsbach just tweeted Al seems offended Illysova is on him and I am seeing the same thing lol.
Definitely seems like heís on a mission.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: liam on February 02, 2018, 08:56:59 PM
Even with all these guys out, the Celtics still have more talent than the Hawks.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: KGs Knee on February 02, 2018, 08:57:31 PM

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Every player the Celtics have used off the bench is a rookie. Two of their starters have an average age of 20. And Terry Rozier is making just his second NBA start.

And some people here want more youth on this team for some bizarre reason.

Fact is, our bench flat out needs more vets capable actually contributing.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 02, 2018, 08:57:53 PM
Al Horford leading the way tonight. Abusing Ilyasova.

Himmelsbach just tweeted Al seems offended Illysova is on him and I am seeing the same thing lol.
Definitely seems like heís on a mission.

A few guys also have clearly been playing more aggressively since Kyrie was out (Rozier and Al most).  It's nice to see.  Shows a well coached team and a team that understands a group dynamic.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Kevins Gamble on February 02, 2018, 08:59:44 PM
Yeah f*** boxing out or rebounding...we'll DO IT LIVE! 
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Monkhouse on February 02, 2018, 09:00:23 PM
Al Horford leading the way tonight. Abusing Ilyasova.

Himmelsbach just tweeted Al seems offended Illysova is on him and I am seeing the same thing lol.
Definitely seems like heís on a mission.

A few guys also have clearly been playing more aggressively since Kyrie was out (Rozier and Al most).  It's nice to see.  Shows a well coached team and a team that understands a group dynamic.

I agree. Our team plays like GSW. Not that we are as good right now, but we share the common trait in how close we are and our strong the chemistry is. When one person goes down.. next man up.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Surferdad on February 02, 2018, 09:00:24 PM
Al Horford leading the way tonight. Abusing Ilyasova.

Himmelsbach just tweeted Al seems offended Illysova is on him and I am seeing the same thing lol.
Definitely seems like heís on a mission.

A few guys also have clearly been playing more aggressively since Kyrie was out (Rozier and Al most).  It's nice to see.  Shows a well coached team and a team that understands a group dynamic.
I noticed that too.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: azzenfrost on February 02, 2018, 09:00:49 PM
Aron Baynes looks like a huge scary leprechaun.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Ogaju on February 02, 2018, 09:01:36 PM
Aron Baynes looks like a huge scary leprechaun.

that was his version of the Australian Haka.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: liam on February 02, 2018, 09:03:17 PM
Tatum with the quick hit!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: PAOBoston on February 02, 2018, 09:03:51 PM
Belinelli must have drawn like a zillion fouls tonight
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Surferdad on February 02, 2018, 09:04:06 PM
Ball should have been in Rozierís hands on that last sequence.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Atzar on February 02, 2018, 09:04:10 PM
Bellinelli has an ugly game.  Plays to get fouled.  It works, but itís not fun to watch.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: PAOBoston on February 02, 2018, 09:06:05 PM
Terry Goatzier
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: csfansince60s on February 02, 2018, 09:06:15 PM
Rozier growing up before our eyes.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 02, 2018, 09:06:22 PM
Rozier! Get this man a starting job somewhere! lol

Sell high on Kyrie anyone??  ;D
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: BringToughnessBack on February 02, 2018, 09:07:05 PM
Terry looking like starter and a really good one. Any chance he becomes our two guard with Kyrie next year? 😁
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Surferdad on February 02, 2018, 09:07:35 PM
Right now TR is out-classing Schroeder, who himself has been good. Mano a mano.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Atzar on February 02, 2018, 09:07:38 PM
Hawks have turned back into the Hawks in this quarter.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: GratefulCs on February 02, 2018, 09:08:33 PM
Rozier! Get this man a starting job somewhere! lol

Sell high on Kyrie anyone??  ;D
kyrie and fillers for AD?


lol
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Eja117 on February 02, 2018, 09:08:40 PM
This is the part where someone says Rozier hasn't played very well
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on February 02, 2018, 09:09:26 PM
Rozier is the player I complain about the most and he's deprived me of reasons these last few games. Very impressed.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: mainevent on February 02, 2018, 09:11:36 PM
Terry Westbrook  ;D
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: GratefulCs on February 02, 2018, 09:11:50 PM
i love this team so much
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Ogaju on February 02, 2018, 09:11:51 PM
some folks are just starters...... have Kyrie come off the bench.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: PAOBoston on February 02, 2018, 09:12:17 PM
Terry making it easy to forget about Smart
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 02, 2018, 09:12:26 PM
Terry Westbrook  ;D

https://twitter.com/HebertofRiffs/status/959596426857676806

@HebertofRiffs

It rules that Rozier is becoming Russ if Russ was motivated by joyfulness and a love for little Debbie's snacks instead of malice
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: KGs Knee on February 02, 2018, 09:12:32 PM
Rozier is going to make me actually start to maybe not hate him
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Ogaju on February 02, 2018, 09:12:34 PM
that is a rogue play by Bazemore
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 02, 2018, 09:12:47 PM
Funnily enough, the person that Rozier has reminded me the most of since coming to the league is a mix of Schroeder and Rondo, though more Schroeder now.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Eja117 on February 02, 2018, 09:13:48 PM
Terry making it easy to forget about Smart
Who?
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: mr. dee on February 02, 2018, 09:13:48 PM
i love this team so much

Terry plays within the team concept even if he have some awareness issues.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: esel1000 on February 02, 2018, 09:13:49 PM
My God Rozier might drop 40. Kyrie has been a great influence on him
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: PAOBoston on February 02, 2018, 09:14:32 PM
That was a great quarter.

Rozier just unconscious.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: liam on February 02, 2018, 09:14:53 PM
Rozier has been amazing these last two games.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Ogaju on February 02, 2018, 09:15:05 PM
How can you not love Rozier.... no wonder he said Danny cannot trade him. lol

CBS is still the Celtics X factor. What a find by Danny Ainge.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: GratefulCs on February 02, 2018, 09:15:11 PM
Terry making it easy to forget about Smart
Who?
boom
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on February 02, 2018, 09:15:36 PM
Terry-sanity.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: mainevent on February 02, 2018, 09:15:38 PM
Terry Westbrook  ;D

https://twitter.com/HebertofRiffs/status/959596426857676806

@HebertofRiffs

It rules that Rozier is becoming Russ if Russ was motivated by joyfulness and a love for little Debbie's snacks instead of malice

Lol...TP
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 02, 2018, 09:16:18 PM
Hmmm, anyone needing a young, super-athletic point guard prospect who seriously wants to prove his worth as a starter in this league?
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Neurotic Guy on February 02, 2018, 09:16:49 PM
Terry Rozier has been excellent.  He's an imperfect player but a valuable member of this team.  After the last 2 games it's becoming less clear which of Marcus or Terry I like moving forward. 

Marcus is 11 days older than Terry.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: liam on February 02, 2018, 09:16:54 PM
Terry-sanity.

Rozanity you mean?
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: azzenfrost on February 02, 2018, 09:18:00 PM
That was a really good 3rd quarter.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: BlastFromThePast on February 02, 2018, 09:18:07 PM
Great block by Theis.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: liam on February 02, 2018, 09:18:39 PM
Theis with the beautiful block!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: BlastFromThePast on February 02, 2018, 09:18:54 PM
Bazemore remains a celtic killer.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: liam on February 02, 2018, 09:19:10 PM
That was a really good 3rd quarter.

Maybe the best of the year!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Ogaju on February 02, 2018, 09:20:04 PM
Bazemore going rogue.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: liam on February 02, 2018, 09:20:41 PM
Bazemore going rogue.

Howling before they toss him?
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: mainevent on February 02, 2018, 09:20:56 PM
Terry Rozier has been excellent.  He's an imperfect player but a valuable member of this team.  After the last 2 games it's becoming less clear which of Marcus or Terry I like moving forward. 

Marcus is 11 days older than Terry.

The difference is Terry just never had the confidence...till now. Marcus has always been confident even though his offense sux.  Hopefully Terry can keep it up when he's running the 2nd unit. If so, Marcus is definitely expendable. 
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 02, 2018, 09:21:03 PM
Geeze, I really like this Prince kid. He plays well every time I watch him.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Ogaju on February 02, 2018, 09:22:21 PM
what a wonderful basketball team.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: liam on February 02, 2018, 09:22:47 PM
Jaylen has 3 assists as well.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: yelkao on February 02, 2018, 09:23:34 PM
I donít get why these teams donít pressure the Celtics when they donít have a point guard in the game.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: liam on February 02, 2018, 09:25:00 PM
I never thought I'd say this but: Terry Rozier take us home!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Neurotic Guy on February 02, 2018, 09:25:04 PM
Terry Rozier has been excellent.  He's an imperfect player but a valuable member of this team.  After the last 2 games it's becoming less clear which of Marcus or Terry I like moving forward. 

Marcus is 11 days older than Terry.

The difference is Terry just never had the confidence...till now. Marcus has always been confident even though his offense sux.  Hopefully Terry can keep it up when he's running the 2nd unit. If so, Marcus is definitely expendable.

Marcus' energy and defense down the stretch is the difference maker for me -- for now.  Few players can do what Smart can do.  And he doesn't over-shoot down the stretch when he plays with scorers.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Ogaju on February 02, 2018, 09:25:37 PM
Bring back Rozier to restore order.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: PAOBoston on February 02, 2018, 09:26:03 PM
Not a fan of the shot selection right now
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: azzenfrost on February 02, 2018, 09:26:47 PM
I donít get why these teams donít pressure the Celtics when they donít have a point guard in the game.

They think all they need to do is outscore the C's if Kyrie is out.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Phantom255x on February 02, 2018, 09:26:54 PM
Rozier and Tatum growing up before our eyes! Splendid games from both so far tonight.

Wish I could follow this game along closely, but got a freakin' physics lab report due in 2.5 hours  :(
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: PAOBoston on February 02, 2018, 09:27:08 PM
Why is Nader getting shots in the 4th quarter?
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: mainevent on February 02, 2018, 09:27:27 PM
Get the Rook back in the game Brad...pretty please?
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Ogaju on February 02, 2018, 09:27:38 PM
Rozier with the rebound......
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: liam on February 02, 2018, 09:28:31 PM
Theis is a really good garbageman!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Ogaju on February 02, 2018, 09:28:39 PM
Rozier and Tatum growing up before our eyes! Splendid games from both so far tonight.

Wish I could follow this game along closely, but got a freakin' physics lab report due in 2.5 hours  :(

Get your labs in.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Chief on February 02, 2018, 09:28:52 PM
Why is Nader getting shots in the 4th quarter?

I cringe every time he shoots.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: mr. dee on February 02, 2018, 09:29:36 PM
Nader maybe a bad player but he seems to have a knack for rebounding.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Ogaju on February 02, 2018, 09:29:47 PM
Why is Nader getting shots in the 4th quarter?

I cringe every time he shoots.

He is a rookie, not every rookie can pull a Tatum.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Eja117 on February 02, 2018, 09:29:53 PM
Terry Rozier has been excellent.  He's an imperfect player but a valuable member of this team.  After the last 2 games it's becoming less clear which of Marcus or Terry I like moving forward. 

Marcus is 11 days older than Terry.

The difference is Terry just never had the confidence...till now. Marcus has always been confident even though his offense sux.  Hopefully Terry can keep it up when he's running the 2nd unit. If so, Marcus is definitely expendable.
One difference is Terry doesn't injure himself smashing things
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Chief on February 02, 2018, 09:30:28 PM
Why is Nader getting shots in the 4th quarter?

I cringe every time he shoots.

He is a rookie, not every rookie can pull a Tatum.

That doesn't make me cringe less.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 02, 2018, 09:30:28 PM
Yikes, Tatum and Rozier seriously impressing tonight!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Neurotic Guy on February 02, 2018, 09:30:40 PM
Baynes with 11, 8 and 5 so far.   Feels the presence of Greg.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Surferdad on February 02, 2018, 09:30:47 PM
That Theis deflecton out to the shooter was amazing!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: liam on February 02, 2018, 09:30:52 PM
TATUM!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: azzenfrost on February 02, 2018, 09:31:03 PM
Whoa
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: PAOBoston on February 02, 2018, 09:31:04 PM
Why is Nader getting shots in the 4th quarter?

I cringe every time he shoots.

He is a rookie, not every rookie can pull a Tatum.
Seems like the game is moving too fast for him and he rushes his shot.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Ogaju on February 02, 2018, 09:31:09 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA TIME OUT HAWKS....
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: BlastFromThePast on February 02, 2018, 09:31:13 PM
Nice little run sparked by Theis keeping a ball alive.  Rozier with the 3.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: mainevent on February 02, 2018, 09:31:15 PM
Badda Boom, badda bing! Terry n JT baby
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: liam on February 02, 2018, 09:31:21 PM
That Theis deflecton out to the shooter was amazing!

He has a amazing fundamentals and hustle!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Somebody on February 02, 2018, 09:31:24 PM
How's Jaylen doing?
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 02, 2018, 09:31:35 PM
Rozier is a +31 and both Tatum and Baynes are +26, yet no other player is better than a +5 lol
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Chief on February 02, 2018, 09:32:32 PM
Would Danny trade Rozier now?
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Ogaju on February 02, 2018, 09:32:57 PM
How's Jaylen doing?

Pretty good...
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Eja117 on February 02, 2018, 09:33:00 PM
Terry Rozier has been excellent.  He's an imperfect player but a valuable member of this team.  After the last 2 games it's becoming less clear which of Marcus or Terry I like moving forward. 

Marcus is 11 days older than Terry.

The difference is Terry just never had the confidence...till now. Marcus has always been confident even though his offense sux.  Hopefully Terry can keep it up when he's running the 2nd unit. If so, Marcus is definitely expendable.
One difference is Terry doesn't injure himself smashing things
I've got exclusive video of Smart watching Terry on TV tonight

(https://media.giphy.com/media/oAetPB5mOeUms/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Phantom255x on February 02, 2018, 09:33:23 PM
Yeah there's NO WAY Danny is trading Rozier for a rental.

Now we know why Rozier has survived all the trades over the past 2 years  :laugh:
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Ogaju on February 02, 2018, 09:34:03 PM
Would Danny trade Rozier now?

Danny was never trading Rozier.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: mr. dee on February 02, 2018, 09:35:08 PM
How is that a continuation?
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Boris Badenov on February 02, 2018, 09:35:46 PM
So much for that rookie wall chatter we were hearing about a week ago with Tatum.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Chief on February 02, 2018, 09:35:57 PM
Would Danny trade Rozier now?

Danny was never trading Rozier.

Maybe...but his stock has really increased this week.  He should listen..
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 02, 2018, 09:36:13 PM
Now we're seeing what Tatum could be doing with more touches and shots on a different team.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Chief on February 02, 2018, 09:36:44 PM
So much for that rookie wall chatter we were hearing about a week ago with Tatum.

Hawks and knicks are good for the soul
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Ogaju on February 02, 2018, 09:36:50 PM
So much for that rookie wall chatter we were hearing about a week ago with Tatum.

there was a wall but he seems to have scaled that wall.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: liam on February 02, 2018, 09:36:58 PM
So much for that rookie wall chatter we were hearing about a week ago with Tatum.

I think he hit it but just kept going right on through....
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Surferdad on February 02, 2018, 09:37:18 PM
Gino time?
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: PAOBoston on February 02, 2018, 09:37:27 PM
Semi coming on shooting wise over the past couple of games.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: csfansince60s on February 02, 2018, 09:37:28 PM
NICE pick by Tatum to free Brown...wow!!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: liam on February 02, 2018, 09:37:47 PM
Gino time?

Time for The Dancing Bear!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: BlastFromThePast on February 02, 2018, 09:37:52 PM
Semi with the nice, smooth 3.  He'll get his shot together.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: hpantazo on February 02, 2018, 09:38:14 PM
Would Danny trade Rozier now?

Danny was never trading Rozier.

Maybe...but his stock has really increased this week.  He should listen..


Rozier heard the footsteps of Tyreke Evans and Lou Williams
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 02, 2018, 09:38:27 PM
So much for that rookie wall chatter we were hearing about a week ago with Tatum.

I mean the wall is a cliche but he was awful for that stretch.  Nice that he has brought it back though.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Ogaju on February 02, 2018, 09:38:46 PM
Would Danny trade Rozier now?

Danny was never trading Rozier.

Maybe...but his stock has really increased this week.  He should listen..

lol why should we trade all our productive players. lol
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Chief on February 02, 2018, 09:38:51 PM
Semi coming on shooting wise over the past couple of games.

If that shot gets more consistent. ...  :)
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 02, 2018, 09:39:06 PM
Tatum is unreal with them long arms.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Neurotic Guy on February 02, 2018, 09:39:33 PM
Jayson smooth as heck.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: BlastFromThePast on February 02, 2018, 09:40:20 PM
That's game.  Tatum with the long arms and the steal for the length to length layup and 1 for 3.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Eja117 on February 02, 2018, 09:40:29 PM
Would Danny trade Rozier now?

Danny was never trading Rozier.

Maybe...but his stock has really increased this week.  He should listen..


Rozier heard the footsteps of Tyreke Evans and Lou Williams
Smart is at home hearing them like...

(https://media.giphy.com/media/8LBDXIEHsVUiI/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 02, 2018, 09:40:54 PM
That pick pocket by Tatum on a legit PG was pretty crazy.  You don't see many guys snatch the ball out like that.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Chief on February 02, 2018, 09:41:00 PM
Would Danny trade Rozier now?

Danny was never trading Rozier.

Maybe...but his stock has really increased this week.  He should listen..

lol why should we trade all out productive players. lol

Well I'd hope we would get productive players back in return. And maybe some of them don't play the same position as Kyrie.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 02, 2018, 09:41:23 PM
We're going to score 120+ without Kyrie, Hayward, Morris, Smart, or Larkin. Crazy.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: liam on February 02, 2018, 09:41:25 PM
Nader with the nice pass to Theis!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: GratefulCs on February 02, 2018, 09:41:38 PM
tatum is so legit
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: azzenfrost on February 02, 2018, 09:42:23 PM
Slow clap for the rooks.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Eja117 on February 02, 2018, 09:42:43 PM
We're going to score 120+ without Kyrie, Hayward, Morris, Smart, or Larkin. Crazy.
Wow. That is sorta incredible. Sorta

Hey Kadeem Allen...alright
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: BlastFromThePast on February 02, 2018, 09:42:50 PM
Jalen went in tough with a 2 handed dunk.  I like seeing that. 
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Ogaju on February 02, 2018, 09:43:14 PM
We're going to score 120+ without Kyrie, Hayward, Morris, Smart, or Larkin. Crazy.

You forgot Monroe.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 02, 2018, 09:43:35 PM
FIVE ROOKIES ON THE FLOOR!! Has to be some sort of record for the number one Conference seed.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 02, 2018, 09:44:14 PM
Would Danny trade Rozier now?

Danny was never trading Rozier.

Maybe...but his stock has really increased this week.  He should listen..


Rozier heard the footsteps of Tyreke Evans and Lou Williams
Smart is at home hearing them like...

(https://media.giphy.com/media/8LBDXIEHsVUiI/giphy.gif)

Nah he's right there cheering him on. 

Great teammate.  Made hopefully his last bone head move like that.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: BlastFromThePast on February 02, 2018, 09:45:02 PM
Wild shot by Semi.  Still has a lot of work to do when he's in the paint and guys are coming at him.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: azzenfrost on February 02, 2018, 09:45:51 PM
Score stuck now.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Atzar on February 02, 2018, 09:46:54 PM
Good win.  Can never take a win for granted, given how undermanned we were.

Rozier has showed us something.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: liam on February 02, 2018, 09:47:02 PM
Great win by a young short handed team!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: GratefulCs on February 02, 2018, 09:47:26 PM
great game
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Surferdad on February 02, 2018, 09:47:32 PM
Nice win all around. Rozier, Tatum, Brown led scoring. Horford played PG and abused Ilyasova in the post...and donít forget some great defense and hustle by Theis!
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Eja117 on February 02, 2018, 09:47:48 PM
Would Danny trade Rozier now?

Danny was never trading Rozier.

Maybe...but his stock has really increased this week.  He should listen..


Rozier heard the footsteps of Tyreke Evans and Lou Williams
Smart is at home hearing them like...

(https://media.giphy.com/media/8LBDXIEHsVUiI/giphy.gif)

Nah he's right there cheering him on. 

Great teammate.  Made hopefully his last bone head move like that.
A great teammate would be playing with them.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: mattmc33 on February 02, 2018, 09:48:00 PM
Nice, easy, comfortable win. Gets Kyrie some more rest and more burn for the rookies. And Jayson Tatum might be some form of higher being. My goodness.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: BringToughnessBack on February 02, 2018, 09:49:04 PM
Great job by our young oneís. I feel guilty looking at free agents in 2019 and wondering how creative Danny might be at end of next year?😁 We have super valuable potential players on our team.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on February 02, 2018, 09:49:09 PM
When Jaylen and Jayson both play well, this team looks so good.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 02, 2018, 09:50:24 PM
Why is Nader getting shots in the 4th quarter?

I cringe every time he shoots.

my IPad shivers  when he shoots  ;D
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Rosco917 on February 02, 2018, 09:50:46 PM
We're building the confidence of our bench, it can only pay dividends come playoff time.

Nice win.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: BlastFromThePast on February 02, 2018, 09:50:56 PM
When Jaylen and Jayson both play well, this team looks so good.

Quoted for truth. 
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Eja117 on February 02, 2018, 09:51:40 PM
We're building the confidence of our bench, it can only pay dividends come playoff time.

Nice win.
Definitely
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 02, 2018, 09:53:44 PM
Decent win considering we re down three point guards, our  two stars and Morris . 

Monroe is gonna be bad to the bone with in 10 ft of the rim. .....im stoked.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: kozlodoev on February 02, 2018, 09:54:18 PM
We're building the confidence of our bench, it can only pay dividends come playoff time.

Nice win.
Definitely
Because that's what we want in the playoffs, scrubs with confidence? :)

If Semi, Nader, and Allen are seeing major minutes in the playoffs, no amount of confidence can save us.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 02, 2018, 09:55:44 PM
We're building the confidence of our bench, it can only pay dividends come playoff time.

Nice win.
Definitely
Because that's what we want in the playoffs, scrubs with confidence? :)

If Semi, Nader, and Allen are seeing major minutes in the playoffs, no amount of confidence can save us.

You think that is who he was talking about? C'mon man.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 02, 2018, 09:56:44 PM
i laughed at Scal when he said Hawks players must be in awe and revved up themselves of seeing a full house loud crowd , instead of the empty silent home court on a Friday night.   

Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Eja117 on February 02, 2018, 10:05:14 PM
Does anybody understand a single thing the Indian guy and the British guy are saying in the advertisement where they discuss cricket? I'm almost positive they're discussing cricket.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Phantom255x on February 02, 2018, 10:45:20 PM
Does anybody understand a single thing the Indian guy and the British guy are saying in the advertisement where they discuss cricket? I'm almost positive they're discussing cricket.

Well I'm Indian myself but don't know what ad you're talking about lol  :P
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: hodgy03038 on February 02, 2018, 10:53:18 PM
Does anybody understand a single thing the Indian guy and the British guy are saying in the advertisement where they discuss cricket? I'm almost positive they're discussing cricket.

I also have no idea what they are talking about except that it's about cricket.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: azzenfrost on February 02, 2018, 10:55:26 PM
This was nice. Possibly a showcase of who DA can trade.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: chilidawg on February 02, 2018, 11:08:33 PM
We're building the confidence of our bench, it can only pay dividends come playoff time.

Nice win.
Definitely
Because that's what we want in the playoffs, scrubs with confidence? :)

If Semi, Nader, and Allen are seeing major minutes in the playoffs, no amount of confidence can save us.
True, but that doesn't mean we don't want to develop those guys, if for no other reason as future assets.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: csfansince60s on February 02, 2018, 11:13:31 PM
Does anybody understand a single thing the Indian guy and the British guy are saying in the advertisement where they discuss cricket? I'm almost positive they're discussing cricket.

Well I'm Indian myself but don't know what ad you're talking about lol  :P

Here you go.....donkey drops and sixers.....WTH...funny though

https://youtu.be/EeFQBKIQhJ4
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Eja117 on February 02, 2018, 11:13:32 PM
Does anybody understand a single thing the Indian guy and the British guy are saying in the advertisement where they discuss cricket? I'm almost positive they're discussing cricket.

Well I'm Indian myself but don't know what ad you're talking about lol  :P
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeFQBKIQhJ4
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: saltlover on February 02, 2018, 11:13:53 PM
i laughed at Scal when he said Hawks players must be in awe and revved up themselves of seeing a full house loud crowd , instead of the empty silent home court on a Friday night.

Itís the main reason we have Al.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: nickagneta on February 02, 2018, 11:15:44 PM
Does anybody understand a single thing the Indian guy and the British guy are saying in the advertisement where they discuss cricket? I'm almost positive they're discussing cricket.
Know the commercial. I understand every word they are saying but have no idea what those words mean in the context of the sport of cricket, which I think is the idea. Donkey drop? That's really a term in cricket? SMH.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: kozlodoev on February 02, 2018, 11:20:15 PM
We're building the confidence of our bench, it can only pay dividends come playoff time.

Nice win.
Definitely
Because that's what we want in the playoffs, scrubs with confidence? :)

If Semi, Nader, and Allen are seeing major minutes in the playoffs, no amount of confidence can save us.
True, but that doesn't mean we don't want to develop those guys, if for no other reason as future assets.
These guys are 23, 24, and 25, respectively. There's very little development you should expect to see there. Sometimes, it's ok to just admit that scrub players are scrubs.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Phantom255x on February 02, 2018, 11:22:45 PM
Does anybody understand a single thing the Indian guy and the British guy are saying in the advertisement where they discuss cricket? I'm almost positive they're discussing cricket.

Well I'm Indian myself but don't know what ad you're talking about lol  :P
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeFQBKIQhJ4

LOL I understand every part of this. Silly mid-on, wicketkeeper, sixers, all of it  ;D

Would YOU like an explanation?  ;)  :laugh:
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: saltlover on February 02, 2018, 11:23:17 PM
We're building the confidence of our bench, it can only pay dividends come playoff time.

Nice win.
Definitely
Because that's what we want in the playoffs, scrubs with confidence? :)

If Semi, Nader, and Allen are seeing major minutes in the playoffs, no amount of confidence can save us.
True, but that doesn't mean we don't want to develop those guys, if for no other reason as future assets.
These guys are 23, 24, and 25, respectively. There's very little development you should expect to see there. Sometimes, it's ok to just admit that scrub players are scrubs.

Sometimes itís also okay to admit that you need guys to soak up minutes and not sweat it if they make a combined $2.6 million.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: kozlodoev on February 02, 2018, 11:34:32 PM
We're building the confidence of our bench, it can only pay dividends come playoff time.

Nice win.
Definitely
Because that's what we want in the playoffs, scrubs with confidence? :)

If Semi, Nader, and Allen are seeing major minutes in the playoffs, no amount of confidence can save us.

You think that is who he was talking about? C'mon man.
Ok, you win :) If games like these can make Rozier stop tossing bricks, that'd be a major score.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: kozlodoev on February 02, 2018, 11:44:42 PM
We're building the confidence of our bench, it can only pay dividends come playoff time.

Nice win.
Definitely
Because that's what we want in the playoffs, scrubs with confidence? :)

If Semi, Nader, and Allen are seeing major minutes in the playoffs, no amount of confidence can save us.
True, but that doesn't mean we don't want to develop those guys, if for no other reason as future assets.
These guys are 23, 24, and 25, respectively. There's very little development you should expect to see there. Sometimes, it's ok to just admit that scrub players are scrubs.

Sometimes itís also okay to admit that you need guys to soak up minutes and not sweat it if they make a combined $2.6 million.
I'm fine with scrubs soaking up minutes. Just don't expect them to "develop" into "assets"...
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Eja117 on February 02, 2018, 11:53:21 PM
Does anybody understand a single thing the Indian guy and the British guy are saying in the advertisement where they discuss cricket? I'm almost positive they're discussing cricket.

Well I'm Indian myself but don't know what ad you're talking about lol  :P
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeFQBKIQhJ4

LOL I understand every part of this. Silly mid-on, wicketkeeper, sixers, all of it  ;D

Would YOU like an explanation?  ;)  :laugh:
I've been reading and I'm nervous.  Yeah, we should probably start a cricket thread I suppose
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Eja117 on February 02, 2018, 11:54:01 PM
We're building the confidence of our bench, it can only pay dividends come playoff time.

Nice win.
Definitely
Because that's what we want in the playoffs, scrubs with confidence? :)

If Semi, Nader, and Allen are seeing major minutes in the playoffs, no amount of confidence can save us.
True, but that doesn't mean we don't want to develop those guys, if for no other reason as future assets.
These guys are 23, 24, and 25, respectively. There's very little development you should expect to see there. Sometimes, it's ok to just admit that scrub players are scrubs.

Sometimes itís also okay to admit that you need guys to soak up minutes and not sweat it if they make a combined $2.6 million.
I'm fine with scrubs soaking up minutes. Just don't expect them to "develop" into "assets"...
I learned my lesson with RJ Hunter and James Young.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Surferdad on February 03, 2018, 08:52:55 AM
The two most interesting plays of the night.  Credit goes to Daniel Theis on the 1st one for tipping it out in heavy traffic to Rozier for the 3.  Love the way Theis is playing lately!

Second one was just a brain-fart by Prince to not look that the ball was still in play.  He assumed it sailed out of bounds and was gesturing angrily at Ilyasova about the the bad pass.  The ref actually kept the ball in play and saved them from a turnover, but it became a turnover anyway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_D-_fZMo7E
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: hodgy03038 on February 03, 2018, 09:00:07 AM
The two most interesting plays of the night.  Credit goes to Daniel Theis on the 1st one for tipping it out in heavy traffic to Rozier for the 3.  Love the way Theis is playing lately!

Second one was just a brain-fart by Prince to not look that the ball was still in play.  He assumed it sailed out of bounds and was gesturing angrily at Ilyasova about the the bad pass.  The ref actually kept the ball in play and saved them from a turnover, but it became a turnover anyway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_D-_fZMo7E

I love the way Theis plays every play of every game he never gives up. He also had a couple nice blocks last night as well.

On the second play it's like everybody including Brown had a brain fart EXCEPT Tatum who took it for the flush.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: nickagneta on February 03, 2018, 10:28:22 AM
The two most interesting plays of the night.  Credit goes to Daniel Theis on the 1st one for tipping it out in heavy traffic to Rozier for the 3.  Love the way Theis is playing lately!

Second one was just a brain-fart by Prince to not look that the ball was still in play.  He assumed it sailed out of bounds and was gesturing angrily at Ilyasova about the the bad pass.  The ref actually kept the ball in play and saved them from a turnover, but it became a turnover anyway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_D-_fZMo7E
Thought the best play of the night was the left handed bounce pass in transition down the court from Brown to Tatum who put in the layup. That pass is a 9 out of 10 difficulty pass that was made masterfully
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: DefenseWinsChamps on February 03, 2018, 10:29:11 AM
Tatum and Rozier had great games last night, and unfortunately for Jaylen, they overshadowed multiple positive steps forward in his game. He is still raw and figuring out how to stay engaged the whole game, but its because of rhythm, not effort or passion.

He had a great drive where he drew both his man and Horford's man into the paint, and then kicked it out to Horford for the wide open 3.

He had multiple quick passes that set up teammates for easy scores.

His drives looked much more creative. The drive to the right, hopestep left around the helpside, and finish the left hand was awesome! The no-look finish over his shoulder looked a bit like Kobe (except Kobe would have gotten that call).

Using the pick-and-roll, he had multiple pull-up 3s.

His defense on-ball was not great, although his positioning was pretty good the whole game.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: chilidawg on February 03, 2018, 11:07:42 AM
Tatum and Rozier had great games last night, and unfortunately for Jaylen, they overshadowed multiple positive steps forward in his game. He is still raw and figuring out how to stay engaged the whole game, but its because of rhythm, not effort or passion.

He had a great drive where he drew both his man and Horford's man into the paint, and then kicked it out to Horford for the wide open 3.

He had multiple quick passes that set up teammates for easy scores.

His drives looked much more creative. The drive to the right, hopestep left around the helpside, and finish the left hand was awesome! The no-look finish over his shoulder looked a bit like Kobe (except Kobe would have gotten that call).

Using the pick-and-roll, he had multiple pull-up 3s.

His defense on-ball was not great, although his positioning was pretty good the whole game.

I've been encouraged by his increased ability to create for others of late.  Important step for a guy with his athleticism.
Title: Re: Hawks (15-36) at Celtics (37-15) Game #53 2/2/18
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on February 04, 2018, 08:10:56 PM
one of the youngest rosters in the league

a team built for the future

that is ready to win now

C us rise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8)