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Celtics (1-2) at Cavs (1-0) Preseason Game #4 10/6/18
« on: October 04, 2018, 09:51:57 PM »

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Boston Celtics (1-2) at Cleveland Cavaliers (1-0)
Saturday, October 6
7:30 PM ET
Preseason Game #4
TV: NBA-TV, FSO, NBCSB
Quicken Loans Arena



Probable Starting Matchups
Point Guard
vs
Terry Rozier vs Collin Sexton

Shooting Guard
vs
Jaylen Brown vs Rodney Hood

Small Forward
vs
Marcus Morris vs Cedi Osman 

Power Forward
vs
Jayson Tatum vs Larry Nance, Jr

Center

vs
Al Horford vs Tristan Thompson


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

Injuries

Jabari Bird (not with team)  out
Kyrie Irving (ribs)  out
Gordon Hayward (back) out

Head Coach
Brad Stevens




Cavs Reserves
Jordan Clarkson
Bonzie Colson
Sam Dekker
Channing Frye
John Holland
Kyle Korver
Larry Nance, Jr
David Nwaba
Billy Preston
Levi Randolph
Collin Sexton
Kobi Simmons
Isaiah Taylor
Ante Zizic

Injuries
JR Smith (hip) day to day

Head Coach
Tyronn Lue

Game Notes
The Celtics travel to Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers for their 4th and final game of the preseason.  The Cavaliers will play just their second preseason game, having won their first game against the Celtics on Tuesday.  The Celtics will have the final 10 days of the preseason off to work on the weaknesses they saw in their 4 preseason games.

Kyrie Irving, after announcing that he plans to re-sign with the Celtics next summer, will not travel with the team for this game due to sore ribs from hard practices this week.  Gordon Hayward also will not travel to Cleveland due to a sore lower back.  Neither player practiced on Thursday.  I'm going to guess that Rozier starts for Kyrie once again and Marcus Morris starts for Hayward. 

In the first game, the Cavs started George Hill, Rodney Hood, Cedi Osman, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson.  On Saturday morning Tyronn Lue announced that Kevin Love, George Hill, and Kyle Korver will sit out this game.  In addition, Tristan Thompson may or may not play but that decision hasn't been made as yet.  It seems strange to sit out so many players in just the second preseason game, but oh, well. 

The starting lineups here is just as wild guess on my part since he hasn't announced who he will start in the place of Hill, Love and possibly Thompson.  I'm guessing that rookie Collin Sexton will start in place of Hill and possibly Larry Nance in place of Kevin Love.  If Thompson sits out,  former Celtic Ante Zizic may get the start in his place.  Brad Stevens also hinted that he may sit some players besides Kyrie and Hayward so this may still be all wrong. 

Key Matchups

vs
Jayson Tatum vs Larry Nance, Jr
Jayson Tatum has struggled a bit in the preseason so far and hopefully he can get on track in this last preseason game.  With Love out, Larry Nance may get the start but that's just a guess.  If he does, this will be a matchup of 2 young and promising players.   

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Terry Rozier vs Collin Sexton
With Kyrie out, Rozier should get the start again.  I'm guessing he is going to be matched up with Cavaliers rookie Collin Sexton, who will be looking to show what he can do in just his second game as a Cavalier.   Rozier's dad will be in the stands to watch his son play basketball in person for the first time.  Terry will want to put on a good showing for him. 

Keys to the Game

Chemistry - Jaylen Brown said that the team needs to build chemistry and rhythm.  He also mentioned that they have several players who do the same things and nobody wants to step on the others' toes.   They need to figure out their roles and work to make those roles mesh. 

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.  Their 3 point shooting has been atrocious so far and they need to figure out how to either hit those shots or stop taking them. 

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.  Their defense last season is what made this team so good.  That has to be a priority in these last days before the season. 

Rebounds - The Celtics were out-rebounded in games 1 and 3 and lost and they 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!! 
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Re: Celtics (1-2) at Cavs (1-0) Preseason Game #4 10/5/18
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Please let's do better this game! Great job, FLC and go Cs!!  ;D

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TP to jambr380 for being the first to post in the game thread!!

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Celtics!!!! 

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Let's go Celtics!! I hope they look decent in this last preseason game!

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Third! On the starting team this time.

Thanks for the thread flc. And I love the teddy bears, are those your own?  ;D

Time for the Celtics to shine and win. 

Goooooooooooooooooooo Celtics!  ;D
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RWill for 20 mins! Or at least I hope

Let's see a better effort this time round

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Last preseason game for The Celtics! Go Celtics....

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Re: Celtics (1-2) at Cavs (1-0) Preseason Game #4 10/6/18
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Rozier's dad will be in the stands to watch his son in person for the "first time?"  Seriously? Where has he been?

Put on a show Scary Terry!



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Rozier's dad will be in the stands to watch his son in person for the "first time?"  Seriously? Where has he been?

Put on a show Scary Terry!

I had an inkling, but after a quick search, I see that he has spent the last 15 years in jail (involuntary manslaughter), along  23 of the last 25 years. Sounds like Terry doesn’t really even know his dad that well, but wants a relationship with him; he has even bought him a house in Youngstownand helped him get a job. Geesh, Terry really does seem like a good guy!

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.yahoo.com/amphtml/sports/terry-rozier-sr-watch-son-celtics-point-guard-terry-rozier-play-person-first-time-release-prison-010858082.html

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So Kyrie and Hayward won't be traveling to Cleveland?*

*Seen on another thread reported by CelticsElite but wanted to share here.
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So Kyrie and Hayward won't be traveling to Cleveland?*

*Seen on another thread reported by CelticsElite but wanted to share here.

Brad figures our best chance of winning is a repeat of the ECF (but without Lebron)
I'm bitter.

 

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