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Re: Celtics (6-2) at Pacers (6-3) Game #9 11/3/18
« Reply #45 on: November 03, 2018, 07:44:10 PM »

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I'm so done with Rozier. Dude is clearly playing hard for that next contract to the detriment of the team.

Hayward should be handling the ball in lineups with no Kyrie or Smart, because Rozier just doesn't have the BBIQ or decision-making to effectively run the offense.
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Re: Celtics (6-2) at Pacers (6-3) Game #9 11/3/18
« Reply #46 on: November 03, 2018, 07:44:19 PM »

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How is that a foul on Hayward? Tyreke barreled into him
I'm bitter.

Re: Celtics (6-2) at Pacers (6-3) Game #9 11/3/18
« Reply #47 on: November 03, 2018, 07:44:36 PM »

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But every one of those threes we're open shots and good shots. Just didn't make them.

The trouble, as I see it, is that "good shots" is now considered to be any open three-pointer by just about any player on the roster, and this team is not stacked with great 3pt shooters—several good ones, but there are no Ray Allens on Klay Thompsons on this roster. And if the threes aren't falling—as happens quite often with this team—they have trouble generating offense.
Last year the C's had 3 players shooting over 40% from three and Brown at 39.5% and Rozier at 38.7%. And they didn't have Hayward who has been at about 40% the last couple of years. With that many very good three point shooters, if you're taking wide open three pointers, that's an excellent shot.

Re: Celtics (6-2) at Pacers (6-3) Game #9 11/3/18
« Reply #48 on: November 03, 2018, 07:45:01 PM »

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Ally hoop to Hayward was scary moment

Re: Celtics (6-2) at Pacers (6-3) Game #9 11/3/18
« Reply #49 on: November 03, 2018, 07:45:40 PM »

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Ally hoop to Hayward was scary moment

Another step forward.

Re: Celtics (6-2) at Pacers (6-3) Game #9 11/3/18
« Reply #50 on: November 03, 2018, 07:45:44 PM »

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How is that a foul on Hayward? Tyreke barreled into him

They were both running to a loose ball.  Shouldn't have been a foul on either of them.

Re: Celtics (6-2) at Pacers (6-3) Game #9 11/3/18
« Reply #51 on: November 03, 2018, 07:46:27 PM »

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I'm so done with Rozier. Dude is clearly playing hard for that next contract to the detriment of the team.

Hayward should be handling the ball in lineups with no Kyrie or Smart, because Rozier just doesn't have the BBIQ or decision-making to effectively run the offense.

He needs to kick out when double teamed. Will learn.

Re: Celtics (6-2) at Pacers (6-3) Game #9 11/3/18
« Reply #52 on: November 03, 2018, 07:46:38 PM »

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I'm so done with Rozier. Dude is clearly playing hard for that next contract to the detriment of the team.

I disagree. He looks just like he's always looked in terms of overdribbling and shot selection
I'm bitter.

Re: Celtics (6-2) at Pacers (6-3) Game #9 11/3/18
« Reply #53 on: November 03, 2018, 07:47:55 PM »

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Hayward playing great D.

Re: Celtics (6-2) at Pacers (6-3) Game #9 11/3/18
« Reply #54 on: November 03, 2018, 07:48:56 PM »

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But every one of those threes we're open shots and good shots. Just didn't make them.

The trouble, as I see it, is that "good shots" is now considered to be any open three-pointer by just about any player on the roster, and this team is not stacked with great 3pt shooters—several good ones, but there are no Ray Allens on Klay Thompsons on this roster. And if the threes aren't falling—as happens quite often with this team—they have trouble generating offense.
Last year the C's had 3 players shooting over 40% from three and Brown at 39.5% and Rozier at 38.7%. And they didn't have Hayward who has been at about 40% the last couple of years. With that many very good three point shooters, if you're taking wide open three pointers, that's an excellent shot.
It's funny - I kinda feel the same as rocknrollforyoursoul here... but I've not watched NBA in a while and seeing the game now... it looks like all teams play like this. Three first. Paint second. Regardless of who you are.

And if you think about it, it gets you 50% more points if you make them. So if you shoot 50% for 2, and over 33.3% for 3, it is statistically just better. So you take whatever OPEN shot you can get!

.edit: so I guess what I'm saying is, I, too, am still getting used to these threes.

Re: Celtics (6-2) at Pacers (6-3) Game #9 11/3/18
« Reply #55 on: November 03, 2018, 07:49:18 PM »

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that is a bs call against Baynes

Re: Celtics (6-2) at Pacers (6-3) Game #9 11/3/18
« Reply #56 on: November 03, 2018, 07:50:14 PM »

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C's doing an amazing job of running Indy off their three point shots.

Re: Celtics (6-2) at Pacers (6-3) Game #9 11/3/18
« Reply #57 on: November 03, 2018, 07:54:59 PM »

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Conections problems anyone?

Re: Celtics (6-2) at Pacers (6-3) Game #9 11/3/18
« Reply #58 on: November 03, 2018, 07:55:23 PM »

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Gordon is making some good plays on def this game.  He seems to be getting his bounce back a bit.

Re: Celtics (6-2) at Pacers (6-3) Game #9 11/3/18
« Reply #59 on: November 03, 2018, 07:55:27 PM »

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Brad left that no Kyrie/Horford/Smart unit in there way too long. He can't be falling asleep on the rotations like that, as it is allowing them to stick around close.

Also, apparently we're back to the connection problems with the forums? lol
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