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Re: Celtics (6-4) at Suns (2-8) Game #11 11/8/18
« Reply #585 on: November 09, 2018, 07:56:15 AM »

Offline Surferdad

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wow this team is a huge disappointment so far...if u are a top team, u suppose to beat lesser teams like Phoenix, orlando, Knicks easily! Bucks just whoop Golden State big time..its between Bucks and Raptors folks in the East unless something major happens
Yeah, there's only 71 games left.  Time to panic!!   ;D    ;D ;D

Re: Celtics (6-4) at Suns (2-8) Game #11 11/8/18
« Reply #586 on: November 09, 2018, 08:10:46 AM »

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You're welcome, everybody. I shut it off and went to bed after the PHX went on a run toward the end of the 3rd to get it back to 18. Great surprise to wake up this morning to a win!

I agree with others that it is a bit concerning how terrible we have been (at times) this season. Guys like Hayward, Rozier, and Tatum can't continue to play this poorly if we are going to be elite. But I will put that aside and enjoy being 7-4 instead of 6-5. Great effort!

Re: Celtics (6-4) at Suns (2-8) Game #11 11/8/18
« Reply #587 on: November 09, 2018, 08:13:33 AM »

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I was happy to see the "smirking" Josh Jackson only got 5 minutes thus showing his importance or impotence to the Phoenix team. What is his smirking problem like he's saying "I told you so". Guess what? We prefer Tatum to you and your jerkoff agent BJ Armstrong that advised you to not workout for the Cs. Enjoy your 5 minutes of playing time on a losing team.


Hey Jaylen. I bet 519 Tommy Points on you guys and lost

Re: Celtics (6-4) at Suns (2-8) Game #11 11/8/18
« Reply #588 on: November 09, 2018, 08:54:14 AM »

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So after Stevens got so much blame for the first half does he get some love for the comeback win?

Nope. This was all on Kyrie (and to a lesser amount Brown and Mook), as he put the team on his back and willed us to victory. Brad didn't really have much to do with it, other than not messing it up, which is a pretty low bar.

I will give him credit for sticking with our guys so long on the first night of a back to back. Probably figured this was a better chance of a win than tomorrow night without Kyrie, but props regardless.

Phoenix's coach takes the cake for dumb coach moves tonight after that last 5:07. Not fouling in the last regulation play was an enormously idiotic move, but it is rivaled by him not even calling a single timeout in OT to slow our major run down and set something up for his guys when they came up empty a few trips in a row.
So when the players are missing 6-8 open layups and about 10 wide, wide open three point shots, it's Stevens fault. But when the players start making those shots, it's all on the players. Got it!  ::) ::) ::)

Sure. It's his job to keep his guys motivated and confident; that's a huge part of coaching a team and managing players. The first half was a major example of him failing in this regard, as these guys were clearly unprepared, overthinking things, and missing those shots, let alone all of their defensive miscues. Brad is not the only one to blame, but he's a major part.

Further, Brad didn't do jack crap to get the guys playing better in the 4th. That was pretty much all Kyrie who simply took charge, getting Brown and Morris to help him out.

In fact, the only thing you can really give Brad props for was for sitting on his hands and not taking the main guys out early, as that allowed Kyrie to get hot and drag the team to victory. I'll also give him credit for drawing up the basic framework for the ATO play (which I think he's easily the best at in the league), though I don't think the actual intended target was Morris.

It's just astonishing to me the number of Celtics fans who simply give Brad a pass for his clear deficiencies. He's a great coach with a lot of great qualities, and I would be fine with him here for the rest of his career. But it's simply inarguable that he struggles with in-game decision-making, be it on-the-fly substitutions, calling timeouts, making adjustments to his game plan, etc., which is a major component of being a good NBA coach.

Hopefully he better develops his robust analytical skills to be more dynamic and flexible in his in-game decision-making, but for now it's a clear weakness of his that regularly hurts us in games.

I think he is clearly still tinkering.

Has he been found lacking in the playoffs by your estimation? Serious question.
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Re: Celtics (6-4) at Suns (2-8) Game #11 11/8/18
« Reply #589 on: November 09, 2018, 11:46:09 AM »

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Anyone else have a hard time watching that game last night?
Not the play but simply visually. The bright orange court against the Cís dark green uniforms just is a terrible contrast.

I feel like I always feel this way whenever they play in Phoenix
The court was not the problem the play was.  I went to bed.  This team is in trouble and not a championship contender at the moment.

Good thing the championship isn't being decided next week  ;D
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Re: Celtics (6-4) at Suns (2-8) Game #11 11/8/18
« Reply #590 on: November 09, 2018, 12:27:08 PM »

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Nice win last night but it's hard to get too excited about coming back on a team that we should've beaten by 25 points easily.

Kyrie is out tonight, right? Last I see he mentioned not playing tonight is in a week-old article. Here's hoping we can hit our open shots (including layups) in Utah.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2018, 12:41:47 PM by CF033 »

Re: Celtics (6-4) at Suns (2-8) Game #11 11/8/18
« Reply #591 on: November 09, 2018, 03:21:09 PM »

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Nice win last night but it's hard to get too excited about coming back on a team that we should've beaten by 25 points easily.

I'm entertained... the regular season is so long, improbable comebacks are fun!

Re: Celtics (6-4) at Suns (2-8) Game #11 11/8/18
« Reply #592 on: November 09, 2018, 03:37:24 PM »

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You're welcome, everybody. I shut it off and went to bed after the PHX went on a run toward the end of the 3rd to get it back to 18. Great surprise to wake up this morning to a win!

I agree with others that it is a bit concerning how terrible we have been (at times) this season. Guys like Hayward, Rozier, and Tatum can't continue to play this poorly if we are going to be elite. But I will put that aside and enjoy being 7-4 instead of 6-5. Great effort!

yeah i looked at scores and highlights on my phone this morning and was like WTH?  saw where kyrie hit a 3 with like 35 seconds left. then i assume we got a stop? then mook hitting a game tying 3 at last second. then a win in OT. absolutely nuts. reminds me of so many games last year that had me pulling hair out.  I still think kyrie and haywards return has messed up tatum and brown who did so well in playoffs last year. we need to find a rotation solution.
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