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Cavs (0-0) at Celtics (1-1) Preseason Game #3 10/2/18
« on: October 01, 2018, 09:57:38 PM »

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Cleveland Cavaliers (0-0) at Boston Celtics (1-1)
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
8:00 PM ET
Preseason Game #3
TV: TNT, FSO, NBCSB 
TD Garden



Probable Starting Matchups
Point Guard
vs
Terry Rozier vs George Hill

Shooting Guard
vs
Jaylen Brown vs Jordan Clarkson 

Small Forward
vs
Gordon Hayward vs Kyle Korver

Power Forward
vs
Jayson Tatum vs Larry Nance, Jr

Center

vs
Al Horford vs Kevin Love


BWA (Bench with Attitude)
PJ Dozier
Marcus Georges-Hunt
Nick King
Walt Lemon Jr
Marcus Morris Sr
Semi Ojeleye
Jeff Roberson
Terry Rozier
Daniel Theis
Brad Wanamaker
Robert Williams
Guerschon Yabusele

Injuries

Jabari Bird (not with team)  out
Kyrie Irving (rest)  out
Al Horford (wrist) probable

Head Coach
Brad Stevens



Cavs Reserves
Bonzie Colson
Sam Dekker
Channing Frye
John Holland
Rodney Hood
David Nwaba
Cedi Osman
Billy Preston
Levi Randolph
Collin Sexton
Kobi Simmons
Isaiah Taylor
Tristan Thompson
Ante Zizic

Injuries
JR Smith (hip) questionable
Tristan Thompson (knee)  day to day

Head Coach
Tyronn Lue

Game Notes 
The last time these two teams met was Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.  Much has changed for both teams since that game.  The Cavs lost LeBron James to the Lakers and have added a few role players and a rookie or two,  but they will have to go some to replace all that LeBron brought to that team.  They still have several very good players and so the Celtics shouldn't take them for granted. 

This is the Celtics 3rd preseason game while it is just the first preseason game for the Cavaliers.  It's hard to predict who Tyron Lue will start but I'm going to guess it will be Hill, Clarkson, Korver, Nance, and Love.   Lue has said that Nance and Love will start when they face maller and quicker bigs while Thompson will start against taller bigs so against Horford, I expect to see Nance and Love.  I expect the same starters for the Celtics with the exception of Rozier stepping back into the starting lineup for Kyrie. 

Kyrie Irving is not expected to play in this game after playing 27 minutes in Sunday's game.  Al Horford missed that game with a mild wrist sprain but is expected to play in this game.  For the Cavaliers, JR Smith has missed the last few practices and hasn't scrimmaged due to hip soreness and is questionable for this game.  Tristan Thompson sat out Saturday's practice with knee soreness and is listed as day to day.   Marcus Georges-Hunt should make his training camp debut in this game, having been signed on Monday. 

Key Matchups

vs
Jayson Tatum vs Larry Nance, Jr
Jayson Tatum struggled a bit in the Celtics' first game but played very well at home in their last game.  This is a matchup of two young and athletic players and should be fun to watch. 

vs
Al Horford vs Kevin Love
This will be another good matchup as Horford and Love are both stretch centers who are mobile and will score from both inside and outside.  That is, if they both get the start at center. 

Keys to the Game

Chemistry - Jaylen Brown said after Sunday's game that the team is just scoring on ability and haven't built chemistry as yet.  They will be looking to use these final two games to build that chemistry before the season opener against Philly.

Run the Offense - This goes along with building chemistry.  They need to run the offense and not just run down and toss up 3 pointers.  They need to move the ball and find the open man.  They need to avoid playing hero ball and play team ball. 

Defense
- The Celtics have shown flashes of playing good defense but we haven't yet seen that lock down team defense that kept the Celtics at the top of the league on defense all last season.  They need to work harder on team and individual defense. 

Rebounds - The Celtics were out-rebounded in game 1 and lost and they bounced back and won the rebounding battle and the game in the second game.  Rebounding takes work and effort and the Celtics need to put out that effort and beat the Cavs to rebounds on both ends of the court if they hope to win this game. 

NO INJURIES - This pretty much is obvious.  After having to play through losing several key players last season,  the Celtics need to stay healthy.  This is just the preseason and we want all of our players to be healthy going into the regular season.  Play hard and play good, but don't get hurt!! 

Re: Cavs (0-0) at Celtics (1-1) Preseason Game #3 10/2/18
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YES YES YES YES YES YES YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES first!!!!!!

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Payback time! (joking, we'll never get the chance :()

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TP to Ogaju  and gouki88  for being the first to post in the game thread!!

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Celtics!!! 

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Going to be fun to watch, Go Celtics!

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I don't know why people are so excited, I'm terrified, I don't want to see the beating the beast of the east will put on us. Even if this is the preseason, we have to go through them and they are who we aspire to be, we aren't close to their level yet! They may not have LBJ anymore but they still have Tristan Thompson who was only second on that team to LBJ. You make Tristan the number #1 option and that's like the Bulls with Pippen and no MJ, you clearly saw what that was like! I think this is a must-win game and we should take it serious, by beating them, we will hopefully get a huge boost in confidence! If we lose, I think DA will consider breaking this team up and starting over, piece by piece, until that juggernaut is too old and worn down, which should make them easier to beat.
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Re: Cavs (0-0) at Celtics (1-1) Preseason Game #3 10/2/18
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2018, 10:50:11 PM »

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Celtics about to clobber the cavs.  With a game thread the Celtics canít lose.

Thanks flc, a tp as ever.

Goooooooooooooooo Celtics!  ;D
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I don't know why people are so excited, I'm terrified, I don't want to see the beating the beast of the east will put on us. Even if this is the preseason, we have to go through them and they are who we aspire to be, we aren't close to their level yet! They may not have LBJ anymore but they still have Tristan Thompson who was only second on that team to LBJ. You make Tristan the number #1 option and that's like the Bulls with Pippen and no MJ, you clearly saw what that was like! I think this is a must-win game and we should take it serious, by beating them, we will hopefully get a huge boost in confidence! If we lose, I think DA will consider breaking this team up and starting over, piece by piece, until that juggernaut is too old and worn down, which should make them easier to beat.

DA should break the Celtics up just in anticipation of Tristan Thompson!

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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2018, 10:52:28 PM »

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Payback time! (joking, we'll never get the chance :()

Driving LeBron out of Cleveland twice, is pretty good payback...

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I don't know why people are so excited, I'm terrified, I don't want to see the beating the beast of the east will put on us. Even if this is the preseason, we have to go through them and they are who we aspire to be, we aren't close to their level yet! They may not have LBJ anymore but they still have Tristan Thompson who was only second on that team to LBJ. You make Tristan the number #1 option and that's like the Bulls with Pippen and no MJ, you clearly saw what that was like! I think this is a must-win game and we should take it serious, by beating them, we will hopefully get a huge boost in confidence! If we lose, I think DA will consider breaking this team up and starting over, piece by piece, until that juggernaut is too old and worn down, which should make them easier to beat.
Ha ha. Good one, I am glad my sarcasm meter is turned on tonight.
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why is TROZ starting? and to GH, dude whats wrong with your hair?
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Go C's....

why is TROZ starting? and to GH, dude whats wrong with your hair?

not digging his hair?  :D

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Tristan Thompson was talking all that trash, he and does not even start.   That is pretty funny.

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« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2018, 07:28:23 AM »

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Tristan Thompson was talking all that trash, he and does not even start.   That is pretty funny.
Too busy hanging out with Kardashians to improve his game ;)

Still an absolutely mystifying #4 pick

 

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