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Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
« Reply #885 on: March 30, 2019, 09:10:09 PM »

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at least indy will lose tonight

Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
« Reply #886 on: April 09, 2019, 06:20:21 AM »

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48, 49, who cares?
(Nobody.)
4th seed, does it mean anything?
(Not really.)

In season 2015-16 we won 48 games. I remember this forum at the time.
We were happy that we overachieved that regular season, but, the draw wasn't as favorable and we knew Atlanta was better.
Plus, Jae injured his ankle after playing his career season, that was a blow.
We (CBs then CSs now) knew our chances to do anything significant that year was about as high as those of a lamb at the butchers.
Even though we didn't want to openly express it (admit it only when it's over).

So, the regular season results from that year are basically the same this year.
But the difference is night and day;
- More experienced coach
- Better closer in Kyrie
- More talent and hunger from 1-12
- 4 years of playoffs, 2 years in the ECF, continuity is here

48, 49, who cares?
What I am really trying to say is, we can win it all this year.
"The joy of the balling under the rims."

Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
« Reply #887 on: April 10, 2019, 09:22:18 AM »

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"The joy of the balling under the rims."

Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
« Reply #888 on: April 10, 2019, 09:38:40 AM »

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Honestly, I'm GLAD the regular season is over. What a grind.

Now time for some playoff basketball where I think we'll shine and fight hard  8)
"Tough times never last, but tough people do." - Robert H. Schuller

Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
« Reply #889 on: April 10, 2019, 09:44:21 AM »

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Honestly, I'm GLAD the regular season is over. What a grind.

Now time for some playoff basketball where I think we'll shine and fight hard  8)

Me too, although I have to admit that it was great to watch Hayward for the past few weeks!  I'm expecting him to carry the momentum into the playoffs.

Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
« Reply #890 on: April 10, 2019, 09:50:09 AM »

Offline Phantom255x

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Honestly, I'm GLAD the regular season is over. What a grind.

Now time for some playoff basketball where I think we'll shine and fight hard  8)

Me too, although I have to admit that it was great to watch Hayward for the past few weeks!  I'm expecting him to carry the momentum into the playoffs.

Yep.

I trust Playoff Al + Kyrie to show up, as will Tatum. What could truly determine how far we go (ECF and beyond) is if Jaylen and Hayward get more minutes and keep up their great play as of late. If so, then we've got a chance!  8)
"Tough times never last, but tough people do." - Robert H. Schuller

Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
« Reply #891 on: April 11, 2019, 02:15:58 PM »

Offline Big333223

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With 49 wins, the Celtics wouldn't even be the worst regular season team to win a championship. Heck, they wouldn't even be the worst regular season Celtic team to win a championship.

They've still got the talent they had at the beginning of the year and for all of the stuff we've seen this season, I think we've also seen that they can go toe-to-toe with just about anyone when they're dialed in.
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Re: The all-purpose "feel good" / pep rally / "optimism only" thread
« Reply #892 on: April 11, 2019, 02:26:26 PM »

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Even without Marcus Smart, this team has so much talent. Smart's injury means Jaylen (who's been on a tear lately) should get the start at the 2, and Hayward will still be able to tear it up as the 6th man. Rozier will unleash his Scary Terry alter ego with some more minutes in the playoffs than he expected, Al and Kyrie will give their a games, and Tatum is going to step up in his second postseason experience (With way less pressure this time).

I'm excited, I really believe in this team. We should roll through Indiana, have a tough series against Milwaukee that we can take in 6 or 7, and then play Toronto or Philly with Smart back in the lineup. I believe! This is the most talent we've had going into the playoffs in almost a decade. Let's go Celtics!!!

 

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