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Re: Celtics (24-7) at Grizzlies (9-20) Game #32 12/16/17
« Reply #105 on: December 16, 2017, 10:12:32 PM »

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Honestly the offense needs to run through Tatum on the bench... Brad already staggers his minutes so he plays with the bench. Hes the only consistent scorer.

People need to give this idea up this year.  Tatum does not consistently show enough ability to find his own shot, create for others, and shoot off the dribble to positively run a bench unit in the NBA yet.

Hes shown far more ability than Smart and Rozier. Half the time offensive plays are running through Smart and tunnel vision Rozier.Id prefer Tatum take a last second shot than Smart.

Re: Celtics (24-7) at Grizzlies (9-20) Game #32 12/16/17
« Reply #106 on: December 16, 2017, 10:16:56 PM »

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Honestly the offense needs to run through Tatum on the bench... Brad already staggers his minutes so he plays with the bench. Hes the only consistent scorer.

People need to give this idea up this year.  Tatum does not consistently show enough ability to find his own shot, create for others, and shoot off the dribble to positively run a bench unit in the NBA yet.

Hes shown far more ability than Smart and Rozier. Half the time offensive plays are running through Smart and tunnel vision Rozier.Id prefer Tatum take a last second shot than Smart.

Ya as of now Tatum scores most of his points by hitting spot up threes and straight line drives, he probably wouldnt excel trying to generate his own offense. In any event asking any 19 year old rookie to carry a bench as bad as teh celtics is probably aksing for trouble. That being said, he or Brown fr that matter coudln't be any worse that the offesne Smart and Rozier throw out there.

Re: Celtics (24-7) at Grizzlies (9-20) Game #32 12/16/17
« Reply #107 on: December 16, 2017, 10:17:50 PM »

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Honestly the offense needs to run through Tatum on the bench... Brad already staggers his minutes so he plays with the bench. Hes the only consistent scorer.

People need to give this idea up this year.  Tatum does not consistently show enough ability to find his own shot, create for others, and shoot off the dribble to positively run a bench unit in the NBA yet.

Hes shown far more ability than Smart and Rozier. Half the time offensive plays are running through Smart and tunnel vision Rozier.Id prefer Tatum take a last second shot than Smart.

I agree. He's shown more capability in this short span than either Smart or Rozier.
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Re: Celtics (24-7) at Grizzlies (9-20) Game #32 12/16/17
« Reply #108 on: December 16, 2017, 10:20:49 PM »

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21 point lead down to 2
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Re: Celtics (24-7) at Grizzlies (9-20) Game #32 12/16/17
« Reply #109 on: December 16, 2017, 10:23:57 PM »

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Re: Celtics (24-7) at Grizzlies (9-20) Game #32 12/16/17
« Reply #110 on: December 16, 2017, 10:23:57 PM »

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Good defense there!

Re: Celtics (24-7) at Grizzlies (9-20) Game #32 12/16/17
« Reply #111 on: December 16, 2017, 10:24:14 PM »

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TIE GAME!!!!!!!!

GREAT JOB BLOWING 21 point lead.
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Re: Celtics (24-7) at Grizzlies (9-20) Game #32 12/16/17
« Reply #112 on: December 16, 2017, 10:24:26 PM »

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Honestly the offense needs to run through Tatum on the bench... Brad already staggers his minutes so he plays with the bench. Hes the only consistent scorer.

People need to give this idea up this year.  Tatum does not consistently show enough ability to find his own shot, create for others, and shoot off the dribble to positively run a bench unit in the NBA yet.

Hes shown far more ability than Smart and Rozier. Half the time offensive plays are running through Smart and tunnel vision Rozier.Id prefer Tatum take a last second shot than Smart.

Ya as of now Tatum scores most of his points by hitting spot up threes and straight line drives, he probably wouldnt excel trying to generate his own offense. In any event asking any 19 year old rookie to carry a bench as bad as teh celtics is probably aksing for trouble. That being said, he or Brown fr that matter coudln't be any worse that the offesne Smart and Rozier throw out there.

Some of you guys need to understand the distinction between total offense and scoring though, as Smart is a really good passer.  He is a way better passer than Tatum does and he is good at running pick and roll.  He just needs someone to hit the buckets (he does well with guys who can and plays well with Kyrie for example).  Like you say, Tatum hasn't shown much off the dribble.  You need the dribble to break down defenses and create offense.   Tatum isn't ready yet.

Smart is doing a fine job.  No one is expecting him to be the top scorer with the bench, we need other people to score while he passes.  The bench doesn't really have enough off the dribble scoring or three point shooting off the bench in my mind.  That's why I would like Bellineli from ATL.

Smart isn't just holding the ball.  He moves it.  He isn't preventing Tatum from doing anything, he's just not ready.
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Re: Celtics (24-7) at Grizzlies (9-20) Game #32 12/16/17
« Reply #113 on: December 16, 2017, 10:25:59 PM »

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Re: Celtics (24-7) at Grizzlies (9-20) Game #32 12/16/17
« Reply #114 on: December 16, 2017, 10:26:54 PM »

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Tie game. We lost that huge lead. Thanks bench

Re: Celtics (24-7) at Grizzlies (9-20) Game #32 12/16/17
« Reply #115 on: December 16, 2017, 10:27:08 PM »

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Now its become Kyrie vs Memphis. Looking like a .500 team out there.

Re: Celtics (24-7) at Grizzlies (9-20) Game #32 12/16/17
« Reply #116 on: December 16, 2017, 10:27:42 PM »

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It's amazing how much our poor 2nd quarters from our bench influences such large stretches of the game.

Can we just cut Nader and re-sign Gerald Green at the minimum or something?  We need to address our anemic bench scoring one way or another.


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Re: Celtics (24-7) at Grizzlies (9-20) Game #32 12/16/17
« Reply #117 on: December 16, 2017, 10:28:28 PM »

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Starters build up a lead...bench gives it away...by the time the starters come back in all the momentum goes to the other team...

Time and time again..smh.

Re: Celtics (24-7) at Grizzlies (9-20) Game #32 12/16/17
« Reply #118 on: December 16, 2017, 10:28:53 PM »

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i have only watched part of the game, but from what i watched the celtics are really doing a poor job of switching on defense. and credit it memphis, they make the shots that open up because of the poor rotation.

plus, the celtics offense is still sluggish. i dont see al or tatutm or brown being involved enough.  :(
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Re: Celtics (24-7) at Grizzlies (9-20) Game #32 12/16/17
« Reply #119 on: December 16, 2017, 10:29:10 PM »

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now that's the shot in Smart's wheelhouse

 

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