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Title: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: FLCeltsFan on December 04, 2012, 09:15:29 PM
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Minnesota Timberwolves (8-8)  at  Boston Celtics (9-8) 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
7:30 PM ET
Regular Season Game #18,  Home Game #10
TV:  CSN-NE, FSNN-MN, NBA-LP 755(MIN)/756(BOS)
Radio: WEEI, WCCO-AM
TD Garden 

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Probable Starters
PG(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/65x90/4149.jpg) SG(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/jason_terry.jpg)SF(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/65x90/3253.jpg) PF(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/brandon_bass.jpg) C(http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/65x90/3007.jpg)
Rajon Rondo..... Jason Terry ..... Paul Pierce...... Brandon Bass ..... Kevin Garnett

Celtics Reserves
Jared Sullinger
Jason Collins
Courtney Lee
Jeff Green
Courtney Lee
Chris Wilcox

Injuries
Avery Bradley (shoulders) out

Red Claws
Fab Melo
Kris Joseph

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Probable Starters
PG(http://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/1985.jpg) SG (http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/malcolm_lee.jpg) SF (http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/josh_howard.jpg) PF (http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/kevin_love.jpg) C  (http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/nikola_pekovic.jpg)
Luke Ridnour.....Malcolm Lee..... Josh Howard ..... Kevin Love.....  Nikola Pekovic

Wolves Reserves
Alexy Shved
Greg Stiemsma
JJ Barea
Dante Cunningham
Lou Admunson


Injuries

Andrei Kirilenko (back) out
Ricky Rubio (knee) out
Chase Budinger (knee) out
Brandon Roy (knee) out


Team Connections

Kevin Garnett played for the Timberwolves from 1995-2007
Jeff Green and Luke Ridnour were teammates on the 2007-08 Seattle SuperSonics.
Brandon Bass and Jose Barea were teammates in Dallas from 2007-09
Jason Collins played for Minnesota during the 2008-09 season
Courtney Lee and Chase Budinger were teammates in Houston from 2010-12
Jason Terry, Chase Budinger and Derrick Williams all went to Arizona
Jose Barea and Jason Terry were teammates in Dallas from 2006-11
Chris Wilcox and Luke Ridnour were teammates in Seattle from 2005-08
Leandro Barbosa and Lou Amundson were teammates in Phoenix from 2008-10 and were against teammates in Indiana during the 2011-12 season
Greg Stiemsma played for the Celtics during the 2011-12 season.

Game Notes

The Celtics welcome former Celtic Greg Stiemsma and the Timberwolves to the Garden for their only visit to Boston this season.  The Wolves are 3-5 on the road and the Celtics are 5-4 at home.  The Celtics are 5-5 in their last 10 games while the Wolves are 3-7 in their last 10.   In their only meeting last season, the Celtics beat the Wolves 100-79 at the Target Center.

The Celtics should be well rested as they have been off since Sunday.  Doc gave the older players Monday off from practice as well.  Rondo has been off a week,  since his ejection vs the Nets last Wednesday so he may even be a little rusty.  The Wolves are playing in the second of back to back games,  beating the Sixers 105-88 in Philly on Tuesday night. 
 
Key Matchups
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Brandon Bass  vs Kevin Love 
Kevin Love is a very impressive player.  He is averaging 21.7 points per game and 15.3 rebounds per game.  He shoots the 3 well enough to win the 3 point contes and can score inside as well.  Bass is going to have his hands full trying to keep Love off his game.   

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Rajon Rondo vs Luke Ridnour
Rondo should have a speed advantage over Ridnour. He should also be well rested and ready to play. As Rondo goes, so go the Celtics and they need Rondo to be aggressive and set the pace for the game. 


Keys to the Game
Defense - The Celtics must defend.  They've been playing defense in spurts and that just isn't enough.  They have struggled to get stops at times and they need to bring their tough defensive game on a consistent basis.   The offense feeds off of the defense and if the Celtics can't get stops they struggle on the other end as well.

Rebound - The Celtics must get rebounds to prevent second chance points and fast breaks.   Rebounding takes effort and desire and the Celtics have got to show both and crash the boards as a team.  Kevin Love might just out-rebound the Celtics all by himself if they don't aggressively crash the boards. 

  Be Aggressive - The Celtics have to be aggressive in going after loose balls and rebounds and in taking the ball to the basket.  They also have to be aggressive on defense.  When they are aggressive in going to the hoop good things happen.   They must be the more aggressive team and they have to stop depending on jumpers, especially when the jumpers aren't falling. 

X-Factors
Rust vs Rest vs Fatigue
The Celtics have been off since Sunday and so will be rested.  Let's hop that the rest doesn't cause them to come in rusty.  The Celtics should look to take advantage of the fact that the Wolves could be fatigued playing in back to back games on the road. 
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: letsgoblue86 on December 04, 2012, 09:17:17 PM
Any possibility of a surprise Avery Bradley debut?
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on December 04, 2012, 09:25:18 PM
Bass aint got no time for Love

Bass gonna shut him down!!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on December 04, 2012, 09:27:17 PM
and that Kg at his prime comparison to Love at his prime..

i rather go in to battle with KG then Lovey Dovey..any day
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: jdz101 on December 04, 2012, 10:16:08 PM
Wolves are fresh off smashing Philly by 20...

Great...
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: D.o.s. on December 04, 2012, 10:40:37 PM
Meh:

http://espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=320330016

I expect KG to reassert his "best Kevin to ever play for the timberwolves" status.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: apc on December 05, 2012, 01:29:09 PM
Kevin Love might break a world record for most boards in a game tonight.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: KGs Knee on December 05, 2012, 01:52:43 PM
Any possibility of a surprise Avery Bradley debut?

That would be awesome!  Bradley making his season debut, starting next to Rondo, fresh off his two game vacation to Mexico suspension.

Alas, I highly doubt it.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: gift on December 05, 2012, 01:55:48 PM
I'd put the over/under at 15 rebounds for Kevin Love tonight... and I'd take the over.  With the Celtics winning anyway of course.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Who on December 05, 2012, 02:07:32 PM
PG: Luke Ridnour
SG: Malcolm Lee
SF: Josh Howard

That is a seriously weak group of starters on the perimeter. Big advantages for Boston at each of those three positions. Barbosa (Barea) and Green (D.Cunningham) should have advantages in the bench positions too. I'd say it's neutral between Shved and C-Lee.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Snakehead on December 05, 2012, 02:57:05 PM
I'd put the over/under at 15 rebounds for Kevin Love tonight... and I'd take the over.  With the Celtics winning anyway of course.

Agreed.  He will be gobbling up boards.

Interested to see Sully vs Love at some point out there.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: BostonNative on December 05, 2012, 04:02:17 PM
all we need is Chris wright!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: ScottHow on December 05, 2012, 05:45:42 PM
Over/under 20 rebs for Love tonight?
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: D.o.s. on December 05, 2012, 05:50:37 PM
Up against Bass and Sully? I'm taking the over. Love's an all right to solid player on a borderline-awful team, so his statline will be stuffed.

The T-Wolves still walk away with an L, of course.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 07:19:26 PM
Tonight we have to deal with a REAL rebounder...!!! KLove.....al jefferson and milsap were good too..!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 07:21:08 PM
Oh Ya my man Steamer.....i still like him..!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 07:26:08 PM
Avery 7-10 days..NICE..... ;D
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 07:26:56 PM
Rondo..he gota nice rest...he will be on tonight..!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 07:27:59 PM
Paul Pierce is due for a BIG game....
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 07:28:59 PM
But..CAN PP cover josh howard..? or anyone..?
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 07:36:48 PM
Hey....what is the SCORE...?
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on December 05, 2012, 07:38:00 PM
I was hoping doc would start LEE over terry but i knew he wouldn't.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Celts Fan 92 on December 05, 2012, 07:38:20 PM
Kevin Love might mess around nd grab 20 boards against us tonight smh
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Who on December 05, 2012, 07:40:06 PM
I was hoping doc would start LEE over terry but i knew he wouldn't.

Good decision to keep Jason Terry as the starter with Malcolm Lee starting for Minnesota. Weak player. Good opportunity for Boston to get more offense on the floor with Terry instead of playing Courtney Lee.

Terry is the better option as the starting SG tonight.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on December 05, 2012, 07:40:33 PM
Why does Doc insist on starting Terry over Lee? Has never made sense, even less now with how Lee has been playing lately.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on December 05, 2012, 07:41:03 PM
I was hoping doc would start LEE over terry but i knew he wouldn't.

Good decision to keep Jason Terry as the starter with Malcolm Lee starting for Minnesota. Weak player. Good opportunity for Boston to get more offense on the floor with Terry instead of playing Courtney Lee.

Terry is the better option as the starting SG tonight.

Terry will remain in the starting lineup until AB comes back not just tonight.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Who on December 05, 2012, 07:42:34 PM
Bass will defend Pekovic? Hmm ... that'll be interesting to watch.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on December 05, 2012, 07:43:22 PM
Nice Rondo, push the ball up.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: lon3lytoaster on December 05, 2012, 07:43:50 PM
Did KG just successfully pull off two dream shakes in a row?

Love it!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on December 05, 2012, 07:44:35 PM
Loving Rondo today, moving the ball.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: lon3lytoaster on December 05, 2012, 07:44:41 PM
Kevin is just full of all sorts of moves right now.. Incredible.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on December 05, 2012, 07:45:03 PM
And KG has been completely awesome.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 07:46:50 PM
Rondo passing it up the sides fast is good.....no walking, makes the D move....
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: lon3lytoaster on December 05, 2012, 07:48:20 PM
Holy ball movement.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 07:48:52 PM
Well, the C's are on and motivated..!!!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on December 05, 2012, 07:49:13 PM
What do you know? Move the ball find the open corner 3.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: lon3lytoaster on December 05, 2012, 07:49:51 PM
I love this team when we play like this. So fun to watch.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Who on December 05, 2012, 07:49:58 PM
They are playing reasonably well but Minnesota hanging right there with them. Need to turn this strong play into some separation on the scoreboard.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on December 05, 2012, 07:50:16 PM
Terry is a beast
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 07:50:36 PM
I sorta want to see steamer...but i don't want the C's to humiliate him....better to leave him on the bench....
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: SCeltic34 on December 05, 2012, 07:50:52 PM
KG looks great, looks like those 2 days off helped him out.  Waiting, as always, to see what happens when he's out of the game.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on December 05, 2012, 07:51:39 PM
They are playing reasonably well but Minnesota hanging right there with them. Need to turn this strong play into some separation on the scoreboard.

Agree, need to toughen up the defense, but at a quick glance don't know what the adjustment should be. Howard's hitting a couple of long jumpers, so don't know if their offense is sustainable as is.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 07:52:30 PM
Wilcox "The Human Erasure!"



Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: lon3lytoaster on December 05, 2012, 07:52:31 PM
Oh that sucks.. Chris was looking for the oop, then didn't think it was coming.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 07:53:20 PM
doc turns all of our potential rebounders into 10 foot shooters....
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on December 05, 2012, 07:54:50 PM
doc turns all of our potential rebounders into 10 foot shooters....

Sully has always had range, nothing to do with Doc.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 07:54:58 PM
rondo shoots..no rebounders....ugh...
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Who on December 05, 2012, 07:56:28 PM
Kevin Love is doing a really nice job for Minnesota. Keeping them in this right now.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 07:56:47 PM
Sully, standing TALL on CausWay Street..!!!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: slamtheking on December 05, 2012, 07:56:49 PM
first time I've seen Love play.  I see what all the hype is about.  [dang] good player.  would look even better in green 
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: lon3lytoaster on December 05, 2012, 07:57:18 PM
Sully is starting to get good at taking charges. Happy to see that. Kids a pros pro already.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Who on December 05, 2012, 07:57:25 PM
KG looks great, looks like those 2 days off helped him out.  Waiting, as always, to see what happens when he's out of the game.
I think playing against a slow-footed guy like Pekovic has really helped Garnett offensively.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 07:58:14 PM
doc turns all of our potential rebounders into 10 foot shooters....

Sully has always had range, nothing to do with Doc.
Except all of our forwards are always outside shooting 10 footers instead of following shots and getting rebounds = EVERYTHING to do with Doc...!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 07:59:12 PM
Steamer and barrea....
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 07:59:42 PM
Funnny what a player cado when you play him and pass to him...steamer..!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: slamtheking on December 05, 2012, 08:00:01 PM
Steimsma looks good out there.  Why can't we get bench guys like that?  oh wait, we did.   ::)
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 08:01:02 PM
Steimsma looks good out there.  Why can't we get bench guys like that?  oh wait, we did.   ::)
Right...short $$$ too..!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Who on December 05, 2012, 08:01:58 PM
I really like Dante Cunningham. I'd like to see him play for the Celtics one day. Good end of bench guy. Nice versatility between the two forward spots.

I think D.Cunningham is Minnesota's best defensive option against Jeff Green. Their other small forwards are too small to cover Green.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: slamtheking on December 05, 2012, 08:03:12 PM
Steimsma looks good out there.  Why can't we get bench guys like that?  oh wait, we did.   ::)
Right...short $$$ too..!
If we had him instead of Collins, we'd be hearing a lot less trade talk and wouldn't be concerned about Darko taking a powder on the season
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: lon3lytoaster on December 05, 2012, 08:03:16 PM
Steimsma looks good out there.  Why can't we get bench guys like that?  oh wait, we did.   ::)
Right...short $$$ too..!

With the exception of you know.. Not actually having that short money to spend, sure.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: celticinorlando on December 05, 2012, 08:03:34 PM
Remember when the celtics played defense? I miss those days..
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: slamtheking on December 05, 2012, 08:04:16 PM
I think D.Cunningham is Minnesota's best defensive option against Jeff Green.
so far tonight their best defensive option against Jeff Green is to just let him shoot  :-\
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Neurotic Guy on December 05, 2012, 08:04:31 PM
Green is clearly playing differently the past 3 games. Moving on offense, they are looking for him to post-up, he is involved in the offense almost every possession.  The results are good offensively. He still seems consistently a step or 2 behind on D.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: lon3lytoaster on December 05, 2012, 08:05:37 PM
I think D.Cunningham is Minnesota's best defensive option against Jeff Green.
so far tonight their best defensive option against Jeff Green is to just let him shoot  :-\

Jeff's playing pretty well..  ???
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: slamtheking on December 05, 2012, 08:05:38 PM
Steimsma looks good out there.  Why can't we get bench guys like that?  oh wait, we did.   ::)
Right...short $$$ too..!

With the exception of you know.. Not actually having that short money to spend, sure.
right, because all that money thrown at Green, JET, Lee, Collins and Darko has been soooo worth it.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: celticinorlando on December 05, 2012, 08:05:53 PM
Obvious that a lot of these guys aren't grasping the defense
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 08:05:58 PM
Steimsma looks good out there.  Why can't we get bench guys like that?  oh wait, we did.   ::)
Right...short $$$ too..!
Steamer did better than collins.....

With the exception of you know.. Not actually having that short money to spend, sure.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Celts Fan 92 on December 05, 2012, 08:06:26 PM
Green needs to play like dis all da time love when he's dis aggressive
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Who on December 05, 2012, 08:06:41 PM
I like Courtney Lee on Shved. I'd like to see Doc sync up their minutes.

I don't think Jason Terry can defend Shved. Too small. I think Shved will be very comfortable in the pick and roll against Terry. Especially passing over the top of Terry to find open shooters but also in shooting over the top of the smaller Terry too.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: slamtheking on December 05, 2012, 08:06:45 PM
I think D.Cunningham is Minnesota's best defensive option against Jeff Green.
so far tonight their best defensive option against Jeff Green is to just let him shoot  :-\

Jeff's playing pretty well..  ???
started pretty rough.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Who on December 05, 2012, 08:07:21 PM
I like Courtney Lee on Shved. I'd like to see Doc sync up their minutes.

I don't think Jason Terry can defend Shved. Too small. I think Shved will be very comfortable in the pick and roll against Terry. Especially passing over the top of Terry to find open shooters but also in shooting over the top of the smaller Terry too.

Another reason why starting Terry and bringing C.Lee off the bench was the better option tonight.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: slamtheking on December 05, 2012, 08:07:56 PM
I think D.Cunningham is Minnesota's best defensive option against Jeff Green.
so far tonight their best defensive option against Jeff Green is to just let him shoot  :-\

Jeff's playing pretty well..  ???
started pretty rough.
but admittedly getting better as the game goes on.  happy to eat crow if he continues playing better
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: lon3lytoaster on December 05, 2012, 08:08:17 PM
Steimsma looks good out there.  Why can't we get bench guys like that?  oh wait, we did.   ::)
Right...short $$$ too..!

With the exception of you know.. Not actually having that short money to spend, sure.
right, because all that money thrown at Green, JET, Lee, Collins and Darko has been soooo worth it.

Collins and Darko I'll give you, but with the money we spent on them we still couldn't have resigned Stiemsma.

And there's no way I'd rather have Stiemsma than Jet, Lee or Green. And Green didn't have anything to do with Stiemsma by the way.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 08:08:21 PM
Garntt pushed ol Steamer.....
Green can play like J Worthy....then he sometimes plays like he is..NOT Worthy...!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Who on December 05, 2012, 08:08:33 PM
Is that Derrick Williams that is defending Jeff Green?

He is really struggling against Green.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 08:09:33 PM
how much did collins get...we could have had steamer for 1.5 mill.....i think...
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Who on December 05, 2012, 08:10:07 PM
Derrick Williams needs to watch some David West tape to learn how an undersized power forward should play in the NBA.

There is nothing that West does that Derrick Williams can not do.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: lon3lytoaster on December 05, 2012, 08:11:02 PM
how much did collins get...we could have had steamer for 1.5 mill.....i think...

No we couldn't have.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Celts Fan 92 on December 05, 2012, 08:11:23 PM
Derrick Williams needs to watch some David West tape to learn how an undersized power forward should play in the NBA.

There is nothing that West does that Derrick Williams can not do.
He's lookin like a bust at da moment smh
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 08:12:11 PM
how much did collins get...we could have had steamer for 1.5 mill.....i think...

No we couldn't have.
why..? How much did collins get...that was steamers spot...
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Who on December 05, 2012, 08:12:22 PM
Derrick Williams needs to watch some David West tape to learn how an undersized power forward should play in the NBA.

There is nothing that West does that Derrick Williams can not do.
He's lookin like a bust at da moment smh
Yep, major disappointment.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Who on December 05, 2012, 08:13:04 PM
how much did collins get...we could have had steamer for 1.5 mill.....i think...

No we couldn't have.
why..? How much did collins get...that was steamers spot...
Collins got the minimum. Stiemsma got a little more than the minimum.

Boston could only offer the minimum. Unable to match Minny's offer.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 08:13:14 PM
oh ya..i rubio playing yet..?
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 08:14:04 PM
how much did collins get...we could have had steamer for 1.5 mill.....i think...

No we couldn't have.
why..? How much did collins get...that was steamers spot...
Collins got the minimum. Stiemsma got a little more than the minimum.

Boston could only offer the minimum. Unable to match Minny's offer.
thanks for the info..tp...
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Who on December 05, 2012, 08:14:08 PM
Derrick Williams looks very uncomfortable on the perimeter whenever Jeff Green looks to dribble / drive.

They should put on him on Bass.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 08:14:37 PM
That was Ray Allen type shot....
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: lon3lytoaster on December 05, 2012, 08:14:45 PM
how much did collins get...we could have had steamer for 1.5 mill.....i think...

No we couldn't have.
why..? How much did collins get...that was steamers spot...

Because we didn't have any rights to Stiemsma. Or at least very limited ones. Collins got the minimum, less than Greg got. Minnesota offered him more than we could without us using the MLE.

And he probably wanted to be closer to home. Cause he's a person too.

Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 08:15:35 PM
SHVED......i like that name...
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Who on December 05, 2012, 08:15:44 PM
Courtney Lee has been doing a nice job getting deflections of late. Active hands.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 08:18:19 PM
dwight howard  23 og 58 free throws....how long does he have to practice his dunk..?
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Neurotic Guy on December 05, 2012, 08:18:22 PM
Steimsma averaging 3.5 pts, 2.5 boards and 1 block in 13 minutes.  He's making 2.5 million and would not have taken less (he's have been crazy to). Collins makes 1.3.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Who on December 05, 2012, 08:19:54 PM
Garnett's missed a couple of easy ones against K-Love.

He has done a great job getting deep position and a good look close to the basket.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 08:19:55 PM
K love was-a-camping...in the paint..!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 08:21:44 PM
Rondo Shred the SHVED...!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 08:22:17 PM
PP is gettin hot..!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Celts Fan 92 on December 05, 2012, 08:23:41 PM
Wilcox rebounding is so terrible smh
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: lon3lytoaster on December 05, 2012, 08:23:42 PM
Oh wow.

Whatever Wilcox just did was inconceivably bad.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 08:24:17 PM
They do rebound well...! Of course they also aren't running back as soon as the shot is up..! THAT sorta helps....REBOUNDING IS Defense..!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: albas89 on December 05, 2012, 08:24:25 PM
pfff, different day same "stuff" for Wilcox... :P
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 08:25:21 PM
and the thing is..wilcox moves well, can jump....timing..so why no rebounding.?
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: vinnie on December 05, 2012, 08:26:43 PM
Is this team really heading in the right direction, as Doc said? I see minor improvement on defense, and that is the key to winning. Looks like the same team to me.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: SCeltic34 on December 05, 2012, 08:27:57 PM
Wow, Love got HACKED.  I'll take the no-call.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Who on December 05, 2012, 08:28:09 PM
and the thing is..wilcox moves well, can jump....timing..so why no rebounding.?
Wilcox has been a good rebounder throughout his career.

Shocked at how badly he struggling this year.

Well, he's been a really good rebounder at the PF position. When he played the C position, he struggled to box out bigger bodies. Still did a good job pursuing and grabbing rebounds though which he isn't doing at the moment.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 08:29:48 PM
Ya...IF we had a real center....we would have 2 GREAT PF's...!!!!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: vinnie on December 05, 2012, 08:30:09 PM
What has happened o Brandon Bass? Never a great player, but he is sliding to awful.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: lon3lytoaster on December 05, 2012, 08:30:19 PM
Real bad defense by Sully there.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 08:31:27 PM
Ball don't lie......heard sheed got tossed for saying that the other night...LOL
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on December 05, 2012, 08:31:45 PM
Seems like every time i look up pierce is making some cross court pass that leads to a turnover.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Celts Fan 92 on December 05, 2012, 08:31:53 PM
smh TOO many turnovers we aint even playin dat bad its a lot of garbage passes holdin us back
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: blink on December 05, 2012, 08:32:04 PM
Sully on Love is not a good matchup for us...haha
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 08:32:51 PM
Seems like every time i look up pierce is making some cross court pass that leads to a turnover.
just as y said that....he did it again....
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: vinnie on December 05, 2012, 08:33:17 PM
Zero improvement in this team and we are at game 18.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: slamtheking on December 05, 2012, 08:33:28 PM
Ball don't lie......heard sheed got tossed for saying that the other night...LOL
has to be one of the all-time best lines ever from the world of basketball
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: letsgoblue86 on December 05, 2012, 08:34:24 PM
4 turnovers in a row to end the half?
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: blink on December 05, 2012, 08:35:04 PM
I like 5 boards in 10 min from Sully.  I don't like our last 3 possessions.  Two turnovers, at some point we have to start executing.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 08:35:14 PM
Ball don't lie......heard sheed got tossed for saying that the other night...LOL
has to be one of the all-time best lines ever from the world of basketball
True....there is just nothing you can say to a guy on the court who says that.....LOL...gotta make those free throws..!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Celts Fan 92 on December 05, 2012, 08:36:47 PM
too much overpassing Wolves are a terrible defensive team we've been gettin good shots all game but da poor passes are killin us
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: 2short on December 05, 2012, 08:36:58 PM
interesting half
nice job on defense by Lee
great job by kg
nice job but some overpassing by rondo
pp turnovers!
green looks explosive tonight
is sully going to be taking minutes from bass soon, he's getting the defensive rotations down
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 08:38:21 PM
PP seems to just drop out and drop the pass off sometimes.....???
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 08:39:10 PM
PP WAS heating up on offense too.....
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: ScottHow on December 05, 2012, 08:46:51 PM
It feels like anytime someone other than Rondo tries to make a play it's a turnover.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: slamtheking on December 05, 2012, 08:47:19 PM
too much overpassing Wolves are a terrible defensive team we've been gettin good shots all game but da poor passes are killin us
it's like they're more anxious to try to make a great pass than pay attention to where they're passing and make the smart pass
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 08:51:22 PM
see..THSAT is the thing Bass can do...and sully cannot.....yet..!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 08:52:33 PM
Mike G aid pekovich looks like the villan in superman II...
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 08:54:53 PM
like tommy h said..good idea to push at love with three fouls.....
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: vinnie on December 05, 2012, 08:55:53 PM
Something woke up Bass!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 08:56:31 PM
BASS must have read what someone said about Sully taking his spot.....he AIN"T quitting YET..!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: butterbeanlove on December 05, 2012, 08:57:04 PM
This was an entertaining game until the last 3 minutes of the half.

Starting to get concerned about what's wrong with Pierce. This won't get it done.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: jdz101 on December 05, 2012, 08:59:01 PM
Come on let's get a run going and some separation...
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: vinnie on December 05, 2012, 09:00:05 PM
Jet playing great tonight
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on December 05, 2012, 09:00:57 PM
 :'(
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: albas89 on December 05, 2012, 09:02:05 PM
Get Pierce out!! (how many times I've said that the last few games, I've lost count...]
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: vinnie on December 05, 2012, 09:02:43 PM
Pierce needs to play fewer minutes and he needs to stop dribbling. Clearly he can still score, but any time he dribbles, it is like there is a 50-50 chance he will lose the ball.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on December 05, 2012, 09:03:30 PM
Jet has had some of the best shooting nights out of anyone on the team. I swear when hes on, hes ON. Just the other day he shot dang near 70percent for the game and shot the ball more than 10 times.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 09:04:30 PM
what is the mike and tommy fb page..anyone know..?
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: vinnie on December 05, 2012, 09:05:00 PM
Rondo making a lot of dumb decisions tonight
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Big_Dave31 on December 05, 2012, 09:05:57 PM
Mike G aid pekovich looks like the villan in superman II...
I just watched that movie the other week for the first time since I was a kid... hilarious call by Mike.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: vinnie on December 05, 2012, 09:06:12 PM
Shoot, Rajon, shoot. Also play some defense, please
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: vinnie on December 05, 2012, 09:07:00 PM
Rondo has to play freaking defense
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on December 05, 2012, 09:07:19 PM
BASS is THUMPIN!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 09:07:29 PM
Mike G aid pekovich looks like the villan in superman II...
I just watched that movie the other week for the first time since I was a kid... hilarious call by Mike.
tp..it was funnny..!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: vinnie on December 05, 2012, 09:08:00 PM
BASS is THUMPIN!

Finally  ;D
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Big_Dave31 on December 05, 2012, 09:08:18 PM
Bass is playing great this quarter.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: manl_lui on December 05, 2012, 09:08:29 PM
Love just got bailed out by the Refs
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Who on December 05, 2012, 09:08:32 PM
Collins might be worth some minutes against Pekovic.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Neurotic Guy on December 05, 2012, 09:08:41 PM
Defense forgotten on both ends.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Meadowlark_Scal on December 05, 2012, 09:09:12 PM
Collins might be worth some minutes against Pekovic.
that would be a good try....collins used to have great games against US...!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: letsgoblue86 on December 05, 2012, 09:09:35 PM
Ain't no foul bruh!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on December 05, 2012, 09:11:05 PM
WILLY!!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Who on December 05, 2012, 09:11:53 PM
Great steal by Rondo!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: vinnie on December 05, 2012, 09:12:41 PM
Good quarter. Hopefully they can maintain the intensity.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: letsgoblue86 on December 05, 2012, 09:13:12 PM
Rondo just ignores Green, you could tell he struggled to inbound the ball to him.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: ScottHow on December 05, 2012, 09:13:27 PM
Nice to see them come out after the half with some force.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on December 05, 2012, 09:13:36 PM
b b b b b

benny and the jet!!!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Neurotic Guy on December 05, 2012, 09:14:11 PM
Green standing in the corner again that stretch.  But C's offense was clearly taking what was available and hitting.  It sounds so redundant to say, but really would love to see the C's step on the gas here and end this early.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: jdz101 on December 05, 2012, 09:15:32 PM
Rondo's guard defense is abhorrent.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Neurotic Guy on December 05, 2012, 09:18:16 PM
Love Sully.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: letsgoblue86 on December 05, 2012, 09:18:20 PM
Annnnd, another b.s. call on Sully
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Who on December 05, 2012, 09:21:19 PM
Got themselves a nice cushion now. Good job.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: vinnie on December 05, 2012, 09:21:34 PM
I have a crush on Sully and am not ashamed to say it.   ;D
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: albas89 on December 05, 2012, 09:21:57 PM
I gotta say, we play some good team bball right now... gotta keep it up though!
Sully looks great!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: vinnie on December 05, 2012, 09:23:17 PM
Wolves look tired. Need to step on their throat right now.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: cman88 on December 05, 2012, 09:24:10 PM
surprised they havent gone to green this half considering how well he abused his matchup in the first half
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: lon3lytoaster on December 05, 2012, 09:24:18 PM
Walter McCarty! :D
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: jdz101 on December 05, 2012, 09:25:08 PM
Take the silly turnovers away and this isn't even a ball game.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: slamtheking on December 05, 2012, 09:25:41 PM
that looked like a shved walk
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: lon3lytoaster on December 05, 2012, 09:25:55 PM
Sully offensive board, Jet three. Beautiful.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Neurotic Guy on December 05, 2012, 09:27:01 PM
Sullinger huge tonight.  Terry too.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: manl_lui on December 05, 2012, 09:27:39 PM
absolutely loving Sully's effort tonight, that offensive rebound was huge!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Neurotic Guy on December 05, 2012, 09:27:50 PM
Shved Shmed.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: slamtheking on December 05, 2012, 09:28:02 PM
great to see this team finally have a 4th quarter where they have a lead and actually BUILD on it through the quarter.

on a sidenote, does anyone else think Shved looks like their company's IT guy?
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on December 05, 2012, 09:28:38 PM
Whenever terry shoots it i always think its going in.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: lon3lytoaster on December 05, 2012, 09:29:00 PM
Chris Wilcox making entry passes is probably not a great idea.

And I think Rondo might hate Jeff Green.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: lon3lytoaster on December 05, 2012, 09:30:09 PM
Is that a fine on Barea?
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Neurotic Guy on December 05, 2012, 09:32:28 PM
Knicks come from behind, beat Bobcats by 2.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: hpantazo on December 05, 2012, 09:33:00 PM
Is that a fine on Barea?

different flopping rules for guys under 5 ft 5 inches
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: slamtheking on December 05, 2012, 09:33:23 PM
well ESPN is showing a rarity.  C's currently have every player who's played tonight as a + in the +/- category and every TW as a negative.  Can't recall ever seeing that before
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: vinnie on December 05, 2012, 09:37:10 PM
Loving this win, but the guard defense continues to stink, especially Rondo
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: slamtheking on December 05, 2012, 09:39:41 PM
just wow.  Rondo
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Cman on December 05, 2012, 09:42:01 PM
Game over.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: blink on December 05, 2012, 09:44:21 PM
I have been impressed by the rotations on D by our bigs tonight.  I think Sully, Bass, and Wilcox all have improved their hustle and smarts on the rotations tonight and it has helped our rebounding.  Especially in the 2nd half.  Feels like our D is slowly improving.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: slamtheking on December 05, 2012, 09:44:28 PM
  editted
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: manl_lui on December 05, 2012, 09:45:40 PM
I have been impressed by the rotations on D by our bigs tonight.  I think Sully, Bass, and Wilcox all have improved their hustle and smarts on the rotations tonight and it has helped our rebounding.  Especially in the 2nd half.  Feels like our D is slowly improving.

I think Sully is very noticeable for me, maybe he thinks that he can't block shots, so might as well just take charges...and he is hustling to get playign time. Like Bradley last year!!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: manl_lui on December 05, 2012, 09:46:24 PM
btw, great win, but why is Rondo still playing?
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Cman on December 05, 2012, 09:47:34 PM
Sullinger huge tonight.  Terry too.

Yea. Good draft pick and good signing. Sully will be a nice building block or potentially a nice trade chip.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: SCeltic34 on December 05, 2012, 09:49:06 PM
Terrific 2nd half.  Still some awful defensive breakdowns, but happy with the effort overall.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Celts Fan 92 on December 05, 2012, 09:50:49 PM
solid win for my celtics against da wolves tonight pleasently surprised we aint get outrebounded tonight onto Philly, Friday
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: jdz101 on December 05, 2012, 09:51:08 PM
Loving this win, but the guard defense continues to stink, especially Rondo

We are getting better, but this win is fools gold.

Wolves are exhausted.

Rondos guard D was as poor as ever. The whole defense just collapses to help on his man and it's all over from there.
Some poor decision making passing the basketball aswell.

Bad habits were rewarded tonight.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: slamtheking on December 05, 2012, 09:51:33 PM
(http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/28600000/the-great-cornholio-cornholio-28602822-385-480.jpg)
TP's for everyone to celebrate!!
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on December 05, 2012, 09:54:28 PM
Disappointed by Rondo's defensive effort.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Jon on December 05, 2012, 09:55:44 PM
Good to see them take care of business in a fairly convincing fashion. 
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Adelaide Celt on December 05, 2012, 09:56:47 PM
Did enough, good win.

Only 4 seconds for Barbosa?
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: ScottHow on December 05, 2012, 09:57:42 PM
Nice to have an easy win for once.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: jdz101 on December 05, 2012, 10:00:06 PM
Did enough, good win.

Only 4 seconds for Barbosa?

He's been sick
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on December 05, 2012, 10:00:12 PM
It's shame I never have TV access when the blowouts are on.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: cman88 on December 05, 2012, 10:11:09 PM
is it me, or does it seem like Green plays better when Rondo isnt on the floor? it seems like when the ball is moving freely he gets his shots

but when Rondo has the ball he rarely gets any looks...I thought rondo started to pass to him later in the game but some bad passes/breaks(JJ Barea flopping) didnt really get going

overall, a pretty good game from green, 8points, 4rebounds...the rebounds are what's nice to me. he had 6 against milwaukee and 4 tonight
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: bello_man09 on December 05, 2012, 10:16:20 PM
Good win..i saw a bit of the first half...Glad to see Bass playing better...i am hearing good things about Sully and Terry...
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on December 05, 2012, 10:16:22 PM
heard/read alotta of that negative banter about rondo and green..

all love between them
they just havent vibe yet on the floor.

*bookmark*

rondo and green will be our one two punch
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: blastoidesroidsnoids on December 06, 2012, 12:04:06 AM
The fact that green came out hot in the fist half meant that we could use him to space the floor in the second, and it worked.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: bfrombleacher on December 06, 2012, 12:18:46 AM
Only got to watch the end of the third and the start of the 4th :(

But nice bit of stat and analysis from celticstown (celticstown.com):

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The Celtics were 4-17 from 3-point range, but they were 4-7 on spot-up 3-point attempts. They were also 0-4 on off-screen 3-pointers, once again proving that Ray Allenís old sets in which he would scamper through four different screens before jacking up a triple really donít work with the personnel on this team.

Does 4 attempts mean that there's not a lot of "screen maze" plays tonight? Seems that Doc's going away from it from the past few games I watched.
Title: Re: Timberwolves (8-8) at Celtics (9-8) 12/5
Post by: Kane3387 on December 06, 2012, 12:28:43 AM
Only got to watch the end of the third and the start of the 4th :(

But nice bit of stat and analysis from celticstown (celticstown.com):

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The Celtics were 4-17 from 3-point range, but they were 4-7 on spot-up 3-point attempts. They were also 0-4 on off-screen 3-pointers, once again proving that Ray Allenís old sets in which he would scamper through four different screens before jacking up a triple really donít work with the personnel on this team.

Does 4 attempts mean that there's not a lot of "screen maze" plays tonight? Seems that Doc's going away from it from the past few games I watched.

Jason Terry is a pick and roll player. And a spot up shooter. We are doing his ability an injustice by trying to make him into the Ray Allen of this team. I want to see more pick and pop with KG. He was excellent in Dallas with Dirk at this. It was Dallas fourth quarter offense int he last 4 minutes of games.