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Re: Celtics (37-22) at Bulls (15-44) Game #60 2/23/19
« Reply #420 on: February 24, 2019, 05:45:29 AM »

Offline LilRip

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Embarrassing loss.

Bulls played harder and the basketball gods rewarded them. Cís went up 7-0 and then played the next 2.5 quarters thinking they were too good of a team to give their all. Karmaís a beeyatch and the cís deserved to lose tonight.

- LilRip

Re: Celtics (37-22) at Bulls (15-44) Game #60 2/23/19
« Reply #421 on: February 24, 2019, 07:21:30 AM »

Offline Birdman

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Told u it be a close game..this team doesnt get ready for bad teams
I was right bout this game...Celtics doesnt get ready against bad teams..lost against Suns, Magic, couple others
C/PF-Horford, Baynes, Noel, Theis, Morris,
SF/SG- Tatum, Brown, Hayward, Smart, Semi, Clark
PG- Irving, Rozier, Larkin

Re: Celtics (37-22) at Bulls (15-44) Game #60 2/23/19
« Reply #422 on: February 24, 2019, 08:50:40 AM »

Offline jambr380

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Brown needs to start.

Enough of this experiment. Smart is good, he should play, and he should on some days get those important minutes, but Brown needs to be the guy.

Kyrie and him have to try to co-exists. If Kyrie can't play with Brown , it's Kyrie's fault. Hes the leader, or supposed to be and he is the guy they play off of. Enough of this pansy stuff.

Kyrie-Brown-Tatum-Horford-Baynes. That should be our starting unit. That essentially the same unit we went with for large stretches last year but swapping Kyrie in for Rozier. If a team goes small you can swap Smart in for Baynes. One of those two starting alignemtns gives you the best offense-defesne alignemnt, at least two guys in Horford and one of  (Baynes, Smart) who dont need a lot of shots Hayward stays on secodn unit as primary ball handler making Morris and Rozier spot up shooters.

Brad's clearly not a fan of that unit this year...it's only played together in 7 games this season and an average of 3.6min per game.

Code: [Select]
LINEUPS TEAM GP MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OREB DREB REB AST TOV STL BLK BLKA PF PFD +/-
Horford, BOS 7 3.6 7.9 3 6.3 47.7 0.7 1.7 41.7 1.1 1.3 88.9 0.4 2.9 3.3 2.3 1.4 0.4 1.4 0.6 1.4 1.3 0
Irving,
Baynes,
Brown,
Tatum


https://stats.nba.com/lineups/traditional/?Season=2018-19&SeasonType=Regular%20Season&TeamID=1610612738&sort=GROUP_NAME&dir=-1

TP for the stats. I am completely dumbfounded that a group of players who played together and dominated for much of last season has played a total of 25 mintes together this year. I realize Baynes has had his injury issues, but clearly Brad is not comfortable going with a two-big line-up, like ever.

Re: Celtics (37-22) at Bulls (15-44) Game #60 2/23/19
« Reply #423 on: February 24, 2019, 08:55:47 AM »

Offline satch

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Where is that hungry team we had last year that played hard every night. They played both ends of the floor with no drama. Young athletic and physical. What happened???

Re: Celtics (37-22) at Bulls (15-44) Game #60 2/23/19
« Reply #424 on: February 24, 2019, 09:10:12 AM »

Offline PAOBoston

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This team is the a redux if the 2010 Cs. They donít care about the regular season. Itís like they got a taste of a deep run in the playoffs and donít want anything to do with the regular season.

Iím also pretty sure they will beat Toronto and Portland next week.

Re: Celtics (37-22) at Bulls (15-44) Game #60 2/23/19
« Reply #425 on: February 24, 2019, 02:22:55 PM »

Offline gpap

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Brown needs to start.

Enough of this experiment. Smart is good, he should play, and he should on some days get those important minutes, but Brown needs to be the guy.

Kyrie and him have to try to co-exists. If Kyrie can't play with Brown , it's Kyrie's fault. Hes the leader, or supposed to be and he is the guy they play off of. Enough of this pansy stuff.

Jaylen Brown hasn't earned the right to start. I was leaning in that direction a couple weeks back, but then you watch last night and realize he still has giant holes in his game. He's turnover prone, misses more shots and then he makes and isn't a very good free throw shooter. His game is very unpolished. He just shouldn't be a starter on this team. Again, he teases with some occasional good plays and even good games, but he's just not consistent enough which is why he's coming off the bench. And to blame Kyrie for any of his shortcomings is downright ridiculous.

Re: Celtics (37-22) at Bulls (15-44) Game #60 2/23/19
« Reply #426 on: February 24, 2019, 08:42:03 PM »

Offline RodyTur10

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Brown needs to start.

Enough of this experiment. Smart is good, he should play, and he should on some days get those important minutes, but Brown needs to be the guy.

Kyrie and him have to try to co-exists. If Kyrie can't play with Brown , it's Kyrie's fault. Hes the leader, or supposed to be and he is the guy they play off of. Enough of this pansy stuff.

Kyrie-Brown-Tatum-Horford-Baynes. That should be our starting unit. That essentially the same unit we went with for large stretches last year but swapping Kyrie in for Rozier. If a team goes small you can swap Smart in for Baynes. One of those two starting alignemtns gives you the best offense-defesne alignemnt, at least two guys in Horford and one of  (Baynes, Smart) who dont need a lot of shots Hayward stays on secodn unit as primary ball handler making Morris and Rozier spot up shooters.

Absolute agree with this. This starting line-up provides much more balance on important matters as playmaking, shot distribution, shooting, defense, length and rebounding. We should never have abandoned that line-up in the first place.

After all that we've seen so far, this season feels lost. But then I think about how that Bulls team turned around from the last time we played them and it brings back some hope. 
George Carlin ó 'That's why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.'

 

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