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Celtics (7-5) at Trailblazers (9-3) Game #13 11/11/18
« on: November 10, 2018, 11:15:26 AM »

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Boston Celtics (7-5) at Portland Trailblazers (9-3)
Sunday November 11, 2018
9:00 PM EST
Regular Season Game #13, Road Game #9
TV: NBCSB,  NBCSNW
Radio: 100.7 WZLX, Rip City 620 AM
Moda Center



Probable Starting Matchups
Point Guard

vs
Kyrie Irving vs Damian Lillard

Shooting Guard

vs
Jayson Tatum vs CJ McCollum

Small Forward
vs
Gordon Hayward vs Jake Layman

Power Forward
vs
Jason Tatum vs Al-Farouq Aminu

Center
vs
Al Horford vs Jusef Nurkic


Celtics Reserves
Terry Rozier
Marcus Morris
Marcus Smart
Aron Baynes
Semi Ojeleye
Guerschon Yabusele
Brad Wanamaker
Robert Williams

Injuries
Jabari Bird
Daniel Theis


Two Way Players

Walt Lemon, Jr.
P. J. Dozier

Head Coach
Brad Stevens




Trailblazers Reserves
Wade Baldwin
Zach Collins
Meyers Leonard
Caleb Swanigan
Evan Turner
Nik Stauskas
Seth Curry
Gary Trent, Jr.
Anfernee Simons

Injuries
Maurice Harkless

Head Coach
Terry Stotts

Game Notes
The Celtics finish up their first extended road trip of the year with a game in Portland against a hot Blazers team that have won 6 of their last 7 games and sit in second place in the Western Conference. Boston comes off a disappointing showing in Utah where they gave up a season high 123 points in a 123-115 loss, their 3rd loss in their last 4 games. The Celtics will get a red hot Kyrie Irving back as he missed the last game attending a memorial service for his recently passed grandfather.

This will be the last game of a 6 game homestand for Portland where their only blemish was a close loss to the Lakers. The Trailblazers are one of the best teams in the league during this young season, averaging 117.2 points per game. They have the 2nd highest point differential in the league at +10.0 and are second in the league in rebounds per game with 51.9 per and rebounding percentage. The Portland's offense is iso heavy as they have the lowest assist percentage in the NBA good for the 2nd lowest amount of assists per game. Portland has a very good defense with a 105.0 rating good for 7th best in the league.

The Blazers are led by their dynamic PG, Damian Lillard who is having an MVP caliber season thus far. He is putting up an impressive 26.6 points, 5.3 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game with 46/38/94 shooting splits. Lillard's dynamic duo backcourt partner, C. J. McCollum is having another stellar season with per game numbers of 21/2.6/4.3. Together they make up one of the best backcourts in the league. Portland will be a challenge inside as once again Boston's small ball starters will have to attempt to stop yet another big man in the paint, Jusuf Nurkic. The 24 year old Nurkic is having his best season of his career with 15.1 points and 9.9 rebounds per game.

For the Celtics to win this game they are going to have to bring 48 minutes of guts and effort, something they haven't done all year. This also might be a good time for Stevens to either start or play Around Baynes heavy minutes. We can see from the Denver and Utah games that Horford can just not guard big, long and strong centers inside. If the opposition decides to pick and roll with the big man and have him run to the rim, Boston will get killed in the paint. The Celtics backcourt will have to once again try to keep an opposing guard from going off and killing them. Portland is an iso heavy team so tight man to man and driving those guards into double teams should be the order of the day.

Hopefully the Celtics aren't looking forward to getting on the plane to head home after playing five games in nine nights traveling thousands of miles across the Western part of the country. It will be up to Stevens to motivate this team and make sure the concentrate more on the game than getting home to sleep in their own beds.
 
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Re: Celtics (7-5) at Trailblazers (9-3) Game #13 11/11/18
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2018, 04:24:31 PM »

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Letís bring good vibes back to CB with a comfortable W!

Re: Celtics (7-5) at Trailblazers (9-3) Game #13 11/11/18
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2018, 04:27:30 PM »

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TP to rondofan1255 for being the first to post in the game thread.

Re: Celtics (7-5) at Trailblazers (9-3) Game #13 11/11/18
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2018, 04:37:25 PM »

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It's going to an exciting one. Go Celtics!

Re: Celtics (7-5) at Trailblazers (9-3) Game #13 11/11/18
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2018, 04:40:27 PM »

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With the Pats getting blown out, a C's win would feel nice.

Re: Celtics (7-5) at Trailblazers (9-3) Game #13 11/11/18
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2018, 04:56:47 PM »

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IT, Crowder, Turner... everyone getting their revenge game :-\

Re: Celtics (7-5) at Trailblazers (9-3) Game #13 11/11/18
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2018, 05:08:09 PM »

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IT, Crowder, Turner... everyone getting their revenge game :-\

I doubt Turner resents the Celtics like the other two.  He knew they weren't going to re-sign him and they revitalized his career making him a ton of money.

Re: Celtics (7-5) at Trailblazers (9-3) Game #13 11/11/18
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IT, Crowder, Turner... everyone getting their revenge game :-\

I doubt Turner resents the Celtics like the other two.  He knew they weren't going to re-sign him and they revitalized his career making him a ton of money.
Yeah, ET owes a lot of his contract to Brad

Re: Celtics (7-5) at Trailblazers (9-3) Game #13 11/11/18
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2018, 06:11:29 PM »

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It's a good matchup for Hayward tonight. I would also see Robert Williams matched on Zach Collins, when Collins is in the game.

Re: Celtics (7-5) at Trailblazers (9-3) Game #13 11/11/18
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IT, Crowder, Turner... everyone getting their revenge game :-\

Can you have a revenge game from the trainer's table in the lockerroom?
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Re: Celtics (7-5) at Trailblazers (9-3) Game #13 11/11/18
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2018, 06:24:37 PM »

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It's a good matchup for Hayward tonight. I would also see Robert Williams matched on Zach Collins, when Collins is in the game.
I would settle for seeing Williams at all!

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Let's go C's!! We need this. A 2-3 road trip is much better than 1-4. 


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Re: Celtics (7-5) at Trailblazers (9-3) Game #13 11/11/18
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Theis is probable ! Good news!

Re: Celtics (7-5) at Trailblazers (9-3) Game #13 11/11/18
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2018, 07:37:57 PM »

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It's a good matchup for Hayward tonight. I would also see Robert Williams matched on Zach Collins, when Collins is in the game.
I would settle for seeing Williams at all!

Me too. Every time he plays he brings in some very good manic energy.

Re: Celtics (7-5) at Trailblazers (9-3) Game #13 11/11/18
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2018, 07:56:48 PM »

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It's a good matchup for Hayward tonight. I would also see Robert Williams matched on Zach Collins, when Collins is in the game.
I would settle for seeing Williams at all!

Me too. Every time he plays he brings in some very good manic energy.
I still watch that dunk against Denver ;D

 

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