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Celtics (0-1) at Lakers (1-0) Game 2 6/6
« on: June 04, 2010, 11:48:49 PM »

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Boston Celtics (0-1, 12-6) at Los Angeles Lakers (1-0, 13-4)
Sunday, June 6
8:00 PM ET
TV: ABC
Staples Center



Probable Starters
Point Guard:  Rajon Rondo   ----------------   Shooting Guard:  Ray Allen


Center:  Kendrick Perkins  


Small Forward:  Paul Pierce  ------------------ Power Forward: Kevin Garnett


Reserves
Marquis Daniels
Tony Allen
Glen Davis
Brian Scalabrine
Rasheed Wallace
Shelden Williams
Nate Robinson
Tony Gaffney
Oliver Lafayette
Michael Finley

Injuries:
Marquis Daniels (concussion)  questionable





Probable Starters
Point Guard:  Derek Fisher -------------------- Shooting Guard: Kobe Bryant


Center: Andrew Bynum  


Small Forward: Ron Artest -------------------- Power Forward: Pau Gasol


Reserves
Lamar Odom
Sasha Vujacic
Josh Powell
Jordan Farmar
DJ Mbenga
Adam Morrison
Shannon Brown
Luke Walton

Injuries
None

Key Matchups
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Rajon Rondo vs Derek Fisher
Rondo had a very un-Rondo like game in game 1.  Rondo must be aggressive on both ends of the court.  He has to keep Fisher from hitting those back breaking shots that he has hit in so many games.  He also must set the pace for the Celtics' offense and keep it moving.  Rondo has to make Kobe work if he is going to guard him and he has to hit his shots when they give them to him.

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Pau Gasol out played KG by a lot in the first game.  He made KG look old and slow as he tallied 23 points, 14 rebounds and 3 blocks.  Gasol played 47 minutes and that shows how important he is to their attack.  KG has got to be more aggressive on both ends of the court if the Celtics are to win this game.  

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Paul Pierce vs Ron Artest
Artest played great defense but he also hit some big shots in game 1.  Pierce was able to get 24 points and 9 rebounds but he was 0-4 from beyond the arc and had to work for everything he got.  

Game Notes
In spite of all the talk about Phil Jackson being 47-0 when he wins the first game of a series, this series is far from over.  The Celtics were out worked and out hustled in just about every category in game 1.  The Lakers played like they wanted it more.  But it was just one game and the Celtics have certainly been counted out after losses before only to come back and dominate.  They lost game 1 in Cleveland and came back to win game 2.  They were blown out on their home court only to come back and win game 4 and ultimately the series.  

The Celtics defense didn't show up and neither did their ball movement or team play. And in spite of how poorly the Celtics played,  they still had a chance to win it through most of the game.   The officiating was very tight in game one and that favored the Lakers because the Celtics, particularly both Allens spent much of the night in foul trouble.  Hopefully they will loosen up a little and let them play in game 2.  

The Celtics have to come out with more energy in game 2 and not allow the Lakers to beat them to all the loose balls and rebounds.  They must win the hustle game and be the team that wants it more.  Most of what went wrong in the first game can be fixed by hustle, desire and energy in game 2.  

Keys to the Game
Defense -  Defense is the key to winning the championship.  In game 1, the Lakers played it and the Celtics didn't.  The Lakers were allowed to get to the rim way too easily.  Second chance points were 16-0 in the Lakers favor.  The Celtics also allowed the Lakers to shoot 49% while the Lakers held them to 43%.  The Celtics must find their defensive intensity if they want to win this series.  

Rebound
- Rebounding is second only to defense as a key to winning. The Celtics were out rebounded 42-31 in game 1.  The Celtics allowed the Lakers to get 16 second chance points, many on wide open tip ins.   The Celtics must crash the boards and prevent the tip ins and second chance points for the Lakers along with giving themselves a chance for some second chance points.  The Lakers also beat them 12-5 on fast break points.  This can be reversed by beating the Lakers to the boards as well.  

Run the Offense - In game 1, the Celtics didn't run their offense.  There was too much dribbling and too many players that tried to go one on one.   The Celtics are very hard to stop when they move the ball and run their offense. They have so many weapons that if they share the ball and find the open man, they can get good shots, even against good defenses.
The Celtics must move the ball and run their offense.  

Bench Play - The Celtics bench must come through for them in this series.  Tony spent much of the game in foul trouble.  Sheed came close to a melt down.  And the Celtics bench was outscored 24-16 in game 1.  Tony did a decent job on Kobe when he wasn't sitting out with foul trouble.  They all must step up and play their best if the Celtics are to win this series.  

Hustle - The Lakers out hustled the Celtics in just about every category.  They beat the Celtics to loose balls, rebounds and all the 50-50 plays.  The Lakers clearly showed that they wanted it more than the Celtics did.  The Celtics have got to show more energy and hustle in game 2 in order to win.  

X-Factors
Officiating and Desire
The officials called game 1 fairly evenly, but they also called it very tight.  The Celtics couldn't play their brand of defense without picking up quick fouls.    Hopefully, the officials will let them play a little more, which will benefit the Celtics.   Also, the Celtics must show that they want it more by playing harder in this one.  The Lakers showed in game 1 that they wanted it more.  The Celtics must bounce back and show that they want this one more by playing harder and hustling to win all the 50/50 plays.  




Re: Celtics (0-1) at Lakers (1-0) Game 2 6/6
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010, 12:30:58 AM »

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TP for another well done thread.  :)

Let's go C's!!! Let's bounce back and take game 2!!!

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Re: Celtics (0-1) at Lakers (1-0) Game 2 6/6
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2010, 01:56:34 AM »

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TP for another well done thread.

Go Celtics!

Re: Celtics (0-1) at Lakers (1-0) Game 2 6/6
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2010, 05:04:42 AM »

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TP for another well done thread.

Go Celtics!

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fantastic job, FL, great to look forward instead of re-analyzing game 1.

Go Celtics!!! Game 2 is waiting for you to take it, play with heart and make them the lackers

Re: Celtics (0-1) at Lakers (1-0) Game 2 6/6
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2010, 06:13:27 AM »

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Ray needs to stay out of foul trouble. The floor spacing that he provides is immeasurable, it allows Rondo to drive without seeing 3 defenders at a time, it allows KG to isolate Pau Gasol in the post, and it lets Paul do his work without help reaching in on him as soon as he puts it down.

LETS GET THIS GAME



Re: Celtics (0-1) at Lakers (1-0) Game 2 6/6
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2010, 10:14:27 AM »

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Ray needs to stay out of foul trouble. The floor spacing that he provides is immeasurable, it allows Rondo to drive without seeing 3 defenders at a time, it allows KG to isolate Pau Gasol in the post, and it lets Paul do his work without help reaching in on him as soon as he puts it down.

LETS GET THIS GAME




Definitely agree there. The spacing Ray provides leads to better ball movement and opens up the lane.  TP to FLCF for another job well done. :)


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Re: Celtics (0-1) at Lakers (1-0) Game 2 6/6
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2010, 10:33:42 AM »

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Celtics suck, there goin to lose by even more this time. The zone defense the Lakers played the Suns against helped them prepare. The Celtics got nothin on the Lakers.

Go LA!
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Re: Celtics (0-1) at Lakers (1-0) Game 2 6/6
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2010, 10:38:11 AM »

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Celtics suck, there goin to lose by even more this time. The zone defense the Lakers played the Suns against helped them prepare. The Celtics got nothin on the Lakers.

Go LA!

Yeah...SInce the Celtics play a zone defense. Good to see your Basketball IQ is in full force  ::)
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Re: Celtics (0-1) at Lakers (1-0) Game 2 6/6
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2010, 11:21:55 AM »

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Celtics suck, there goin to lose by even more this time. The zone defense the Lakers played the Suns against helped them prepare. The Celtics got nothin on the Lakers.

Go LA!


ugh...please try harder next time troll
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Re: Celtics (0-1) at Lakers (1-0) Game 2 6/6
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2010, 01:05:34 PM »

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Big big big game sunday. Really hope we control this one from the tip. Need ray to be on the floor and and strong performance on the boards.

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Re: Celtics (0-1) at Lakers (1-0) Game 2 6/6
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2010, 02:52:05 PM »

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I have to give the troll credit, he was smart enough to find our site. He should go back to the ESPN sandbox and play with all the other little trolls.

The Celtics will come out and show their true colors and give a better fight. If the Lakers have a higher gear and I doubt they do, this is not winnable.

Game One was unwinnable for Boston. So we get to start over in Game Two at 0-0. Get dug in.

The beatings will continue until morale improves

Re: Celtics (0-1) at Lakers (1-0) Game 2 6/6
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2010, 03:59:14 PM »

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Celtics suck, there goin to lose by even more this time. The zone defense the Lakers played the Suns against helped them prepare. The Celtics got nothin on the Lakers.

Go LA!

Yeah...SInce the Celtics play a zone defense. Good to see your Basketball IQ is in full force  ::)

I said the Lakers were ready because the Suns had zone defense so that radied them for the Celtics, I did not say that the Celtics did not have a zone defense or not. Your Reading IQ is not full force.

Re: Celtics (0-1) at Lakers (1-0) Game 2 6/6
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2010, 04:18:53 PM »

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Can we ban the troll? For inarticulate posting?

Re: Celtics (0-1) at Lakers (1-0) Game 2 6/6
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Can we ban the troll? For inarticulate posting?
Fakers trolls can't spell.

Can one of the mods ban the creature?
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Re: Celtics (0-1) at Lakers (1-0) Game 2 6/6
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2010, 05:08:01 PM »

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X-Factors
Officiating and Desire
The officials called game 1 fairly evenly, but they also called it very tight.  


I like that non-bias, TP.
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