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Re: Celtics (20-13) at Rockets (18-15) Game #34 12/27/18
« Reply #75 on: December 27, 2018, 08:42:58 PM »

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This switch everything crap has allowed Harden to get hot early.

With the guys on the floor right now, LEAVE Jaylen on Harden, don't switch.

Jaylen and Smart - nobody else. This is what we do every single time we play Houston. We start slow and give up a big lead because we switch everything and allow them to go iso with Harden, which is virtually the entirety of Houston's game plan. We only play them tight when we stop this switch everything crap and stop giving them everything they want on the offensive end.

If you remember to last year's game in Boston, we made our run when we picked up the energy and started having Smart stop switching off of Harden, making it difficult for him as Smart guards him as well as anyone in the league. He held him to something like 1 - 7 in Boston last year.

Don't understand why we never learn our lesson with this type of stuff. It's like we have to get stomped in the first quarter for us to even consider changing our strategy.
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Re: Celtics (20-13) at Rockets (18-15) Game #34 12/27/18
« Reply #76 on: December 27, 2018, 08:43:13 PM »

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Consistency is just a huge problem with this team. Play their heart outs one game, come out extremely flat the next, and repeat. Ugh.


A bit lost on O here and there, but generally not bad. Harden will cool down.
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Re: Celtics (20-13) at Rockets (18-15) Game #34 12/27/18
« Reply #77 on: December 27, 2018, 08:43:39 PM »

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Houston is just making tons of contested 3's.  Not much we can do about it.


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Re: Celtics (20-13) at Rockets (18-15) Game #34 12/27/18
« Reply #78 on: December 27, 2018, 08:44:12 PM »

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Sometimes superstars get hot and there is little you can do. Houston constantly made Boston switch off of Harden and got a better one on one matchup for Harden to score. 5-8 in first from three. Not much you can do. He was guarded fairly well, just not with Boston's best defender on him.

Re: Celtics (20-13) at Rockets (18-15) Game #34 12/27/18
« Reply #79 on: December 27, 2018, 08:44:21 PM »

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I donít want to watch this. Itís to easy for Houston

Re: Celtics (20-13) at Rockets (18-15) Game #34 12/27/18
« Reply #80 on: December 27, 2018, 08:45:02 PM »

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Unfortunately both Horford and Theis have been really subpar defensively so far. 


Broussard: "Did you call bank?"
Pierce: "I called game."

- Paul Pierce on his game-winning buzzer beater, game 3 EC Semi-finals against the Atlanta Hawks

Re: Celtics (20-13) at Rockets (18-15) Game #34 12/27/18
« Reply #81 on: December 27, 2018, 08:46:11 PM »

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This switch everything crap has allowed Harden to get hot early.

With the guys on the floor right now, LEAVE Jaylen on Harden, don't switch.

Should have been the gameplan with Smart on him.  Smart guards Harden as well as anyone in the league.  Not sure why we stick with our usual defensive schemes, when Harden is anything but a usual player.

This is Stevens' MO. Even though we've seen it time and time again with Houston, he just won't make the appropriate in-game adjustments until it's usually too late. You don't freaking switch with a team like Houston whose entire game plan is getting the mismatch, isoing, and getting to the hole or passing out for the three.
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Re: Celtics (20-13) at Rockets (18-15) Game #34 12/27/18
« Reply #82 on: December 27, 2018, 08:46:42 PM »

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My stupid streaming box decided to update now , but looks like itís for the best  :-\.
I was expecting a close game.

Re: Celtics (20-13) at Rockets (18-15) Game #34 12/27/18
« Reply #83 on: December 27, 2018, 08:46:42 PM »

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JAYLEN BROWN!!!!

Re: Celtics (20-13) at Rockets (18-15) Game #34 12/27/18
« Reply #84 on: December 27, 2018, 08:46:50 PM »

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Unfortunately both Horford and Theis have been really subpar defensively so far.

The Celtics could really use an active shotblocker right now.... ::)

Re: Celtics (20-13) at Rockets (18-15) Game #34 12/27/18
« Reply #85 on: December 27, 2018, 08:46:50 PM »

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Our second unit is playing like garbage

Re: Celtics (20-13) at Rockets (18-15) Game #34 12/27/18
« Reply #86 on: December 27, 2018, 08:46:54 PM »

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We better cut into the lead like right now or this one may already be over...  :(
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Re: Celtics (20-13) at Rockets (18-15) Game #34 12/27/18
« Reply #87 on: December 27, 2018, 08:47:02 PM »

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This one's going swimmingly so far.
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Re: Celtics (20-13) at Rockets (18-15) Game #34 12/27/18
« Reply #88 on: December 27, 2018, 08:48:40 PM »

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If only we had a shot blocker we could put in there....

Re: Celtics (20-13) at Rockets (18-15) Game #34 12/27/18
« Reply #89 on: December 27, 2018, 08:48:49 PM »

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Brown made 3 shots, Kyrie 2, no one else more than 1...

 

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