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Celtics get Philly in the first round
« on: August 12, 2020, 06:29:58 PM »

Offline MattyIce

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with Indy winning it's been confirmed...thoughts?

Re: Celtics get Philly in the first round
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2020, 06:35:22 PM »

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Look forward to the sweep! ;D

Re: Celtics get Philly in the first round
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2020, 06:43:35 PM »

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Embiid looks like he's back to full strength, as he's going to play tonight.

Either way, this is a great matchup for the C's. I was confident we would beat the Sixers before the covid shutdown. Now without Simmons, this should be a quick series. Sixers are flawed and dysfunctional, the Celtics are deep, cohesive and playing at a high level going into this series.

I would have been much more worried if it were the Pacers with a hot TJ Warren and Oladipo, or a strong, well coached Heat team. I mean, the Pacers just took down the Rockets even with Harden dropping 45-17-9.

Re: Celtics get Philly in the first round
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2020, 06:44:29 PM »

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My thoughts are if we can't be philly then we have no business thinking big anyway.

Re: Celtics get Philly in the first round
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2020, 06:46:11 PM »

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My thoughts are if we can't be philly then we have no business thinking big anyway.

Very well put

Re: Celtics get Philly in the first round
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2020, 06:49:27 PM »

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My thoughts are if we can't be philly then we have no business thinking big anyway.

Very well put

I agree.  If we can't beat Simmons less Sixers team, we don't deserve to play on.

Re: Celtics get Philly in the first round
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2020, 07:03:54 PM »

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I originally didn't want to face them. But after seeing how the Pacers (and TJ Warren) have looked lately as well as Simmons being out, I'm fine with it. As @droopdog said, if we can't beat this Simmons-less Sixers team, there's a problem. Even with Embiid and others on the Sixers team that can give us trouble, a healthy Celtics team should take them down.
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Re: Celtics get Philly in the first round
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2020, 07:06:00 PM »

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Philly owns the season series 3-1. If we can't beat a banged-up Philly team, the roster and personnel's gotta change.

I just hope Alec Burks or Josh Richardson don't go putting 30 points a night against us. We already know playoff Al Horford is real. Harris and Embiid should not be our only worries.

That being said, Celtics in 6. Should be an easier opponent than say Indiana or Miami. It's too bad both of those teams can't play the top two teams in the East.

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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2020, 07:22:48 PM »

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It's fine - and I'm happy they don't have Simmons - but TOR and MIL are proving how valuable it is to have a top seed in the conference. They will barely be breaking a sweat by the time the 2nd round begins. Hopefully the Cs are able to fire on all cylinders, finish off the Sixers, and then take the Raps by surprise.
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It's fine - and I'm happy they don't have Simmons - but TOR and MIL are proving how valuable it is to have a top seed in the conference. They will barely be breaking a sweat by the time the 2nd round begins. Hopefully the Cs are able to fire on all cylinders, finish of the Sixers, and then take the Raps by surprise.

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Re: Celtics get Philly in the first round
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2020, 07:49:51 PM »

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Watching this Philly v Toronto game and I'm quite excited. The Raps have taken the game off a bit (Nurse isn't even coaching), but Philly once again are unimpressive. Such an ill-disciplined turnover-prone team. Cannot wait to play them. Brown is a bad coach

Re: Celtics get Philly in the first round
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2020, 08:08:25 PM »

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Good.

Tired of the "Ben Simmons shooting - Joel Embiid Process" nonsense.

Talented team but they should be dispatched.

Make Al Horford VERY SORRY for leaving BOS and then send him a lump of coal in December.

Impose our WILL from them from the get-go. Like Celtics Teams of OLD - don't let our FEET off the gas EVER then move on to the 2nd round.

Take NO prisoners and LEAVE IT ALL on the floor.





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Re: Celtics get Philly in the first round
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2020, 08:21:13 PM »

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Tradition is important for any organization.

The tradition for the 76'ers?

Play poorly and assemble draft picks.

Not much to fall back on.

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Philly looks like they struggle to put the ball on the floor without Simmons.  Not much penetration.

Re: Celtics get Philly in the first round
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2020, 08:51:22 PM »

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With Simmons out and Embiid hobbled, there's no excuse for the Cs not winning this in four or five games (I'll allow them one clunker, as that can happen to any team at any time).
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