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Title: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: FLCeltsFan on January 03, 2013, 10:28:01 PM
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Indiana Pacers (19-13) at Boston Celtics (14-17)
Friday, January 4
8:00 PM ET
Regular Season Game #32, Home Game #16
TV:  CSNNE, FSI, NBA-LP 758(IND)/759(BOS)
Radio:  WEEI,  1070 The Fan
TD Garden

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Probable Starting Matchups
PointGuard
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Rajon Rondo  vs  DJ Augustin   

Shooting Guard
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Avery Bradley   vs  Lance Stephenson   

Small Forward
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Paul Pierce  vs  Paul George   

Power Forward
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Brandon Bass  vs  David West

Center
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Kevin Garnett  vs  Roy Hibbert   

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Celtics Reserves
Jared Sullinger
Jason Collins
Jeff Green
Courtney Lee
Jarvis Varnado
Kris Joseph
Leandro Barbosa
Jason Terry

Injuries
Chris Wilcox (thumb) out
Rajon Rondo (hip/thigh) will play
Fab Melo (concussion)  out   

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Pacers Reserves
Gerald Green
Tyler Hansbrough
Ian Mahinmi
Ben Hansbrough
Sam Young
Jeff Pendergraph
Miles Plumlee
Orlando Johnson

Injured
Danny Granger (knee) out
George Hill (groin)  day to day

Team Connections
Jeff Green and Roy Hibbert were teammates at Georgetown from 2004-07
Frank Vogel was an assistant coach with the Celtics from 2001-04
Brandon Bass was teammates with David West in New Orleans from 2005-07
Bass, Jason Terry and Gerald Green were teammates in Dallas during the 2008-09 season
Avery Bradley and D.J. Augustin both attended Texas
Jason Terry and Ian Mahinmi were teammates in Dallas from 2010-12
Gerald Green was drafted by the Celtics with the 18th pick in the 2005 NBA Draft and played for the Celtics from 2005-07
Pacers Associate Head Coach Brian Shaw was drafted by the Celtics with the 24th pick in the 1988 NBA Draft and played for the Celtics during the 1988-89 season and from 1990-92
Leandro Barbosa played for the Pacers during the 2011-12 season.

Game Notes
The Celtics host Gerald Green and the Pacers as they look to get back on track and snap a 4 game losing streak.  This is the first of 3 meetings between these two teams this season.  They will meet once more in March and once in April.  Last season both teams won 2 games, with the Celtics winning their last two meetings.

These two teams have been going in opposite directions.  The Pacers have been playing very well and have won 2 in a row and 8 of their last 10 games.  They are 1st in the Central division and 4th in the East.  On the other hand, the Celtics have lost 4 in a row and have won just 2 of their last 10 games.  They have slipped to 4th in the Atlantic, just 2.5 games ahead of the Raptors.  They have also slipped out of the playoff race, just behind the Sixers who are in the 8th spot.

Danny said in an interview that Doc is going to shake things up and that with Avery back, we now have the lineup from last season that played so well together.  I originally went with Collins at center, which is posted int he game notes.  But after reading Danny's comment, I'm thinking we may see Brandon back at PF and KG moving back to center for this game.  I like it.  Hopefully Doc will too. 

The Celtics are 9-6 at home, in spite of the loss to the Grizzlies there in their last game.  The Pacers have struggled somewhat on the road with just an 8-10 record away from Bankers Life Fieldhouse.   The Celtics have got to find a way to get back on track and hopefully this will be the game that they figure it.  Otherwise, they will have their 5th straight loss and a lot of panicking fans. 

Key Matchups
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Brandon Bass vs David West
As with the Grizzlies, the Pacers are strong where the Celtics are thin.  West and Hibbert are a formidable frontcourt duo with West averaging 17.8 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game and Hibbert adding 9.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.7 blocks.  Danny hinted that Doc may shake things up and return to the starting lineup that brought the Celtics success last season.  We stand a better chance with Brandon on West and KG on Hibbert.   

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Rajon Rondo vs DJ Augustin
Rondo should have the upper hand in this matchup.   Augustin averages 4.2 points, 2.6 assists and 1.0 rebounds.  Rondo is still feeling the effects of the hip injury but hopefully he will be aggressive in this one. 

Honorable Mention
Paul Pierce vs Paul George
Pierce's normal adversary, Danny Granger, is out with a knee injury but things don't get any easier for the Captain with Paul George in his place.  George is playing very well and averaging 16.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists.  Pierce will need to work on both ends of the court in this game.   

Keys to the Game
Defense - The Celtics have shown in spurts that they are still capable of playing tough defense but, often, as in the Grizzlies game, when they play good offense, their defense is terrible and when they play good defense, their offense disappears.  They must find a way to play aggressive, in your face defense for 48 minutes.  Until they do, the team will continue to struggle.  Having Bradley back will help, but every player has to commit to playing tough team defense. 

Rebound -  Winning the rebounding battle prevents second chance points  and tip ins for the Pacers as well as limits fast break opportunities.  The Pacers are 5th in the league with 45.5 rpg.  The Celtics must put out extra effort to keep the Pacers off the boards as they are very good at getting tip ins and 2nd chance points.   Without a lot of height, the Celtics must gang rebound with everyone putting out extra effort.   When the Celtics put out the effort on the boards, it often translates to other areas of the game as well.   

Ball Movement -  There have been times when the Celtics' ball movement is a joy to behold.  Then there are other times when you just scratch your head and wonder what they are doing.   They can't lapse into playing one on one and playing hero ball and expect to win the game.  They also can't get sloppy and make unforced turnovers.  They need to run more and try to get easy baskets instead of walking the ball up and letting the defense get set before they set up a shot. 

Be Aggressive
-  The Celtics need to bring some hustle and effort to the game.  They have to go after loose balls and chase down rebounds.  Too many times we see Celtics standing around while the other team out hustles them for the ball.   They also have got to get into the paint more instead of settling for jumpers that aren't falling. 

X-Factors
Celtics Pride
The Celtics have lost 4 in a row and have struggled to find any consistency.   They have to pull together as a team and find a way to fix the problems that have been plaguing them.  It will take effort from every player on the team to fill their roles and bring out that pride in playing well as a team. 
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: lightspeed5 on January 03, 2013, 10:29:24 PM
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Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 03, 2013, 10:32:36 PM
Hibbert's interior help defense is going to be a large problem for the Celtics offense if Jason Collins continues to start. Hibbert will be able to ignore Collins completely and roam defensively around the paint. Effectively able to shut off any of the C's forays to the basket.

Doc needs to get Collins out of the way. Stop hurting his own team.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: blink on January 03, 2013, 10:48:24 PM
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Id buy this chair if it had lucky the leaperchaun instead of that boring celtics logo.

I think I would buy it to.  I am always intrigued by how many different celtic items that show up in the top of the game threads. 

Great job on the game threads, btw.  They are always a fun read.
cheers
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: j804 on January 03, 2013, 10:51:06 PM
DJ Augustine is their starting PG did not know that then again dont really watch Indiana
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Eddie20 on January 03, 2013, 10:59:42 PM
DJ Augustine is their starting PG did not know that then again dont really watch Indiana

He's not, it's Hill.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: FLCeltsFan on January 03, 2013, 11:28:37 PM
DJ Augustine is their starting PG did not know that then again dont really watch Indiana

He's not, it's Hill.

Hill is listed as day to day with a groin injury.  They've been using Augustin to start the two games while he has been out.  Hill may or may not be back for this game, but they are listing Augustin as the PG in their game notes.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: TripleOT on January 04, 2013, 11:04:02 AM
Fl does an amazing job here on CB.  Way better than what we see from the mainstream media for these game set ups. 

First TA comes into the garden this week, and now Gerald Green. Maybe Orien Greene can get signed from the D league for the Hawks tomorrow.

Hibbert is having a typical "I just signed my first mega-deal and I'm a big man" year. he's shooting only 40%  after shooting 50% last season, and he's leading the league in personal fouls.  9.6 points per game on 10.2 shots?  Come on.  When you're 7'2", you should be able to convert more than 47% of your shots right at the rim and 38% of your layups.

Gerald Green is having a lousy year after getting his 3/$10m deal. After an impressive 31 game run with the lowly Nets last season, 12.9 ppg in only 25 minutes, shooting 48/39/75% (also known as Jeff Green numbers if he wasn't an inconsistent wimp), Green has fell back to earth now that he's not putting up empty stats for a garbage team. 7.4 ppg in 21.7 minutes shooting 38 and 35%.  No, Indy, you can't get a refund. 

   

 
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Yoki_IsTheName on January 04, 2013, 11:12:34 AM
We will win this game.

Hibbert is a mess, KG will make him even more of a mess.

I want that chair BTW.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: slamtheking on January 04, 2013, 12:36:52 PM
what bothers me about Indy is that I look at their roster, see that on a pure-talent basis it's very inferior to our roster but yet they have a much better record than us and are currently playing pretty well.

That's just wrong on so many levels
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: LB3533 on January 04, 2013, 12:43:51 PM
We should bounce back and win this one, probably in a slug fest low scoring affair....but that's on paper.

I think it will be a high scoring affair just to go against the grain....
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: FLCeltsFan on January 04, 2013, 01:58:08 PM
Official Report

James Capers

The son of former NBA official James Capers Sr., James Capers has officiated 1,015 regular season games and 54 playoff games during his 17-season NBA career. Capers made his first NBA Finals appearance during the 2011-12 season. In addition to his NBA experience, Capers has six years of CBA officiating experience, including three CBA Finals and two CBA All-Star Games. The community-conscious Capers was the recipient of the 1998 Monarch Award as Chicago Sportsman of the Year for his career and community achievements.Capers also conducts NBA Read to Achieve programs at two Chicago Public schools. He has also volunteered to train referees for the Philippines basketball association.

I've seen several posts from Lakers fans who swear he hates the Lakers. At least he has that in his favor. The Celtics last saw Capers in game 2 of the ECF last season. The officiating was terrible in that game. The Heat shot 47 free throws to 29 for the Celtics. Pierce, Dooling and Pietrus all fouled out. There were bad calls and missed calls throughout the game. Lebron James took 24 free throws himself, only 4 less than the entire Celtics team. The Celtics are 6-4 over their last 10 games with Capers and 0-1 this season. The loss this season was the Nets game that resulted in a brawl. Capers gave Doc a T for yelling to Rondo. They let the Ntes get away with pushing and shoving and hard fouls the entire first half. The Nets shot 17 free throws to 5 for the Celtics in the first half and 3 of those free throws were on technicals. They did better in the second half after the brawl, but the refs' failure to call the game evenly in the first half led to the fight. The Pacers are 1-1 this season and 6-4 over their last 10 games. His home W/L record this season is 20-7.

Courtney Kirkland

Over the past 12 seasons, Courtney Kirkland has officiated 725 regular season games and 11 playoff games. He also officiated two seasons in the WNBA, including the 2000 WNBA Championship and the 1999 Conference Finals. Kirkland also officiated the 2010 and 2011 Venezuelan LPB basketball championships. Prior to joining the NBA, Kirkland also worked three seasons in the CBA where he officiated the 1999 and 2000 CBA Finals as well as the 2000 CBA All-Star Game. He was a high school official for four years as a member of the Baton Rouge (La.) Basketball Officials Association and was named Rookie Official of the Year in 1994. Kirkland earned a degree in Computer Science from Southern University. He was a member of the Northwestern High School basketball team that made it to the state semifinals in 1991 and 1992. Kirkland received the school’s Academic award, and led the team in assists, free throw and three-point shooting percentage.

Kirkland earned some measure of notoriety when he jumped in to block a Kris Humphries free throw in a recent Nets game. The Celtics are 2-0 this season and 10-0 in their last 10 games that Kirkland officiated. He officiated 2 Celtics games last season and both were called evenly as were the two he called this season. The Pacers are 2-1 this season and 7-3 in their last 10 games with Kirkland. His home W/L record this season is 14-13.

Marat Kogut

Marat Kogut enters his fourth year as an NBA Referee having officiated 163 games. Kogut immigrated to the United States with his family seven days after he was born. Raised in Brooklyn, NY, he started officiating at the age of 16 at local recreational youth leagues. His professional experience includes three years in the WNBA, as well as 4 years in the NBA Development League, where he officiated over 180 games, including the Finals in his last two seasons and the 2009 D-League All-Star Game in Phoenix. Prior to joining the NBA officiating staff, Kogut worked in several Men's NCAA mid-major Division I conferences, including the Ohio Valley Conference, Atlantic Sun, and Big South Conference, as well as in New York metro area High School basketball for four years. Kogut was the Head Men's Basketball Manager for the St. John's Redstorm.

The Celtics 5-5 in the last 10 games with Kogut calling the them. In one loss last season to the Lakers that Kogut called, the officiating was terrible and LA shot 20 free throws to 5 (yes, FIVE) for the Celtics. The Pacers are 2-0 this season and 7-3 in their last 10 games with Kogut as a ref. His home W/L record this season is 10-7.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: AB_Celtic on January 04, 2013, 02:17:08 PM
what bothers me about Indy is that I look at their roster, see that on a pure-talent basis it's very inferior to our roster but yet they have a much better record than us and are currently playing pretty well.

That's just wrong on so many levels

Couldn't agree more
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: 33_Larry Legend_33 on January 04, 2013, 04:32:53 PM
Key guy tonight is Paul George - the dude can play. 

What I found interesting the other night against Memphis is that they're strength is their bigs (Gasol and Randolph) - YET, their guards handled us (Conley and Allen).  The Pacers have a similar type of team in make-up, so I'll be curious to see Vogel's plan of attack.  Hibbert is not living up to the contract he signed, having a down year.  If I recall, his shooting percentage this year is atrocious.  This is a winnable game, so we'll see if Doc gets it figured out tonight.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: j804 on January 04, 2013, 06:33:27 PM
DJ Augustine is their starting PG did not know that then again dont really watch Indiana

He's not, it's Hill.

Hill is listed as day to day with a groin injury.  They've been using Augustin to start the two games while he has been out.  Hill may or may not be back for this game, but they are listing Augustin as the PG in their game notes.
Ahh ok I see now....
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: j804 on January 04, 2013, 06:34:15 PM
Indiana is the second best defense in the NBA this could get ugly fast if we come out like we have been
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: GronkSpike on January 04, 2013, 07:01:24 PM
So glad Collins is not starting.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: KG_ended_Bias on January 04, 2013, 07:04:53 PM
15-18pts 4rebs, 1stl 2blks for Gerald Green tonight along with a signature dunk. While u guys hate the young man, I love that guy. Lol but he will have a good game tonight hopefully in a losing effort.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 07:10:19 PM
Indiana is the second best defense in the NBA this could get ugly fast if we come out like we have been
If Hibbert is forced to guard Garnett 15 feet from the basket, Indiana will have nowhere near the league's best defense. Hibbert's defensive range is too limited. Players like KG cause him a world of trouble.

Plus, George Hill is likely out injured (one of the best defensive PGs in the league) and will be replaced by DJ Augustin (one of the worst defensive PGs). Another large drop-off for Indiana's defense.

Probably more like middle of the pack defensively. Maybe even a bit below average. Considering the circumstances.

Now if Jason Collins continues to start ... then Indiana's defense will still be in high order. And it'll be Doc's fault. So let's see what Doc does. Don't screw over your own team again tonight. Please !
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: cltc5 on January 04, 2013, 07:42:51 PM
I have a feeling, we're gonna click tonight
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Celts Fan 92 on January 04, 2013, 07:46:45 PM
Happy Collins aint startin hopefully dis will start a string of quality ball
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: FLCeltsFan on January 04, 2013, 07:50:38 PM
CSNNE pregame confirmed the move of Bass into the starting 5.

Indy Cornrows is reporting that Hill is expected to play tonight. 
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: ScottHow on January 04, 2013, 08:02:05 PM
Was pumped to see Collins out of the starting lineup....then bummed seeing Bass. blaaahhhhhh. Give me Sully!!!!!!

Unless this is to up Bass trade value
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 04, 2013, 08:03:47 PM
Same record as last year.  Time to step it up and turn this season around.  Bass starting instead of Collins is a good start.

I haven't lost faith just yet baby, let's do this.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: hpantazo on January 04, 2013, 08:04:30 PM
Was pumped to see Collins out of the starting lineup....then bummed seeing Bass. blaaahhhhhh. Give me Sully!!!!!!

Unless this is to up Bass trade value

well, it at least gives us, for the first time this season,  the exact same starting 5 that played so well for us last year
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 08:07:09 PM
Indy Cornrows is reporting that Hill is expected to play tonight.
Oh well. It would've been nice for Rondo to have had DJ Augustin pretending to play defense on him. Something easy to help Rondo get back on track.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: ScottHow on January 04, 2013, 08:07:14 PM
Was pumped to see Collins out of the starting lineup....then bummed seeing Bass. blaaahhhhhh. Give me Sully!!!!!!

Unless this is to up Bass trade value

well, it at least gives us, for the first time this season,  the exact same starting 5 that played so well for us last year

It does.

When I saw that this was the lineup I thought about the run last year, then randomly thought about that quote Doc had about the Rondo, Ray, Pierce, KG, Perk starting 5 never losing a playoff series.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 08:08:14 PM
Very happy to see Bass back in the starting lineup.

I would've liked Sully to have gotten a chance but I am not all that confident that it would have worked out anyway. Bass was always the guy that I feel comfortable with. That I trust. I am happy he is there.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: ScottHow on January 04, 2013, 08:12:19 PM
Wonder if David West is pumped about his choice to pick the Pacers.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: ScottHow on January 04, 2013, 08:15:13 PM
Holy jeez there is some contact in the paint
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 08:16:18 PM
Pierce is a good test for P.George's defense. A more intelligent and physical offensive player than George is used to.

I really like Paul George's defense. Great quickness and length.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 04, 2013, 08:16:50 PM
Tough D on both ends.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 08:17:49 PM
Haha, nice jumper by Garnett ... Hibbert sagging way too far back in the paint. Couldn't get out to contest that properly. Bad defense.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 04, 2013, 08:18:47 PM
I hate Bass. Just saying.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: ScottHow on January 04, 2013, 08:19:09 PM
Is it just me or does Bradley have a new hitch in his jumper?
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: letsgoblue86 on January 04, 2013, 08:19:46 PM
I hate Bass. Just saying.
-edited-

Language please.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: ScottHow on January 04, 2013, 08:20:37 PM
Bass omg
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 04, 2013, 08:20:59 PM
Avery is just not hitting right now. Hope it's just rust.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: hpantazo on January 04, 2013, 08:21:23 PM
Wow, Bass' passes have been downright awful tonight. No wonder why he never usually passes!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 04, 2013, 08:21:35 PM
Clearly a foul on Bass there.

AB also has no shooting rhythm right now, which is to be expected.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: hpantazo on January 04, 2013, 08:21:59 PM
"Bad Pass Bass"
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: timobusa on January 04, 2013, 08:22:15 PM
Bass is making dumb plays, but that block was nice, and hes playing with energy.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 04, 2013, 08:23:12 PM
Wow, Bass' passes have been downright awful tonight. No wonder why he never usually passes!

My favorite was him tapping the ball to George when there was no one around him. That was good.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: tgreanier on January 04, 2013, 08:23:55 PM
Im sorry but smacking a T on a guy for "staring" is weak. Very weak.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Mr October on January 04, 2013, 08:24:19 PM
I like the C's energy and focus so far. I feel good about this one. Go Celtics!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 04, 2013, 08:25:24 PM
I like the D.  But we can't keep missing jumpers and expect to get back on D. 

Nice Sully.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: ScottHow on January 04, 2013, 08:25:35 PM
I <3 Sullinger. Like 4 sho
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 08:25:36 PM
I like Jason Collins coming in to defend Hibbert.

Hibbert isn't much of an offensive threat against guys with legitimate size but he can destroy an undersized power forwards if they are on him. I don't think either Sully or Bass are capable of defending Hibbert.

So Collins is needed for a few minutes tonight while KG is resting + while Hibbert remains on the floor. When Mahinmi comes on, Doc can use Sully at center. 
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 08:27:18 PM
Hansbrough is a very aggressive and physical player. Gotta respect that.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: syfy9 on January 04, 2013, 08:27:59 PM
Bradley so far. Yeh or neh?

Does his defense make up for the fact that he's 0-5?
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 08:28:00 PM
Hansbrough is a very aggressive and physical player. Gotta respect that.
Great job running the floor. Beating everyone up court. Man, this guy plays hard.

I wish more of our role players played with his effort level.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 04, 2013, 08:28:20 PM
Infuriating offense.  What is the matter with these guys?
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 04, 2013, 08:28:28 PM
The shooting is wicked, wicked bad tonight. So frustrating because there's lots of good looks.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: ScottHow on January 04, 2013, 08:28:35 PM
Jeff Green in the post, I don't get it, I..I.. I just don't understand.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: letsgoblue86 on January 04, 2013, 08:28:39 PM
What the heck is with Jet?  Hasn't done jack the entire year. 
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: GronkSpike on January 04, 2013, 08:29:07 PM
Wow, Bass' passes have been downright awful tonight. No wonder why he never usually passes!

My favorite was him tapping the ball to George when there was no one around him. That was good.
That one was just sad.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: hpantazo on January 04, 2013, 08:29:11 PM
Hansbrough is a very aggressive and physical player. Gotta respect that.

He's fully embracing the "mediocre power forward who has a career night against us" role tonight. In the same token as Greg Smith, Tiaggo Splitter, Mbah an Moute, etc.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 08:29:25 PM
Bradley so far. Yeh or neh?

Does his defense make up for the fact that he's 0-5?
Nope -- gotta play him through it though. After that long spell on the sidelines.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: blink on January 04, 2013, 08:30:15 PM
Hansbrough is a very aggressive and physical player. Gotta respect that.

Oh yeah I agree.  He seems to always play pretty well against us.  Match up problem for us as well when Sully and Collins are our bigs on the court.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 04, 2013, 08:30:22 PM
Is it really any wonder why our offense sucks?  Ball just doesn't move.

All I've seen so far are:

-One and dones: One pass from Rondo leading to a jumpshot, often contested.
-Individual playmaking: Someone puts the ball on the floor (AB and PP) and takes the shot without passing.
-Rondo dribbling down the clock without being aggressive.

I don't think the ball has switched sides on the court yet tonight.

Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 08:30:33 PM
The Celtics are 5-19 now. 26% field goal percentage.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 04, 2013, 08:30:42 PM
Jeff Green looks active on D tonight. 
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 04, 2013, 08:30:49 PM
celtics are horrible shooting team
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 04, 2013, 08:31:16 PM
Are these professional players?  Can't hit anything.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 08:31:58 PM
Ughh ... Courtney Lee !!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 08:32:36 PM
This is a very weak offensive lineup. I'd like to see Jason Terry step up here and lead.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 04, 2013, 08:32:42 PM
Kobe would have 25 points playing against the Pacers already, these guys are just building a brick house at the rim
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: albas89 on January 04, 2013, 08:32:53 PM
What's wrong with these guys, half the shots they've missed are wide open ones. these are shots amateurs would make, smh... ::)
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: ScottHow on January 04, 2013, 08:33:20 PM
Well the defense was good.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 04, 2013, 08:33:38 PM
pathetic offense shooting
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: albas89 on January 04, 2013, 08:33:38 PM
Are these professional players?  Can't hit anything.
My thoughts exactly...
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 08:33:58 PM
I like that they are hanging around despite their struggles.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Smutzy#9 on January 04, 2013, 08:34:19 PM
Hansbrough is a very aggressive and physical player. Gotta respect that.

Hansborough is a goon that doesnt get called for half the offensive fouls he should
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 04, 2013, 08:35:40 PM
Finally Lee and Terry make a couple of shots.  What an ugly performance.  On the bright side, the defensive energy was good.  Continually missing shots takes a toll emotionally -- very hard to keep up defensive intensity when you are failing miserably offensively.  GOT to hit open shots. 
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 04, 2013, 08:36:51 PM
this is why pierce has to jack up so many shots , cause nobody elase can hit a bucket....Bass is aweful
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Smutzy#9 on January 04, 2013, 08:37:27 PM
im starting to like lee more and more and jet less and less
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 04, 2013, 08:37:28 PM
What do you think of this lineup.  I like it. Should produce some energy.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: blink on January 04, 2013, 08:37:51 PM
sheesh 3rd dunk for TH
I am sick of that guy already tonight.

cmon - put a body on him!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 04, 2013, 08:39:07 PM
JET , needs to play in the WNBA
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 08:39:25 PM
What do you think of this lineup.  I like it. Should produce some energy.
Lacking creators offensively. It'll be interesting to see how it goes.

Oh there is Pierce, that is better.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: ScottHow on January 04, 2013, 08:39:58 PM
Holy travel
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 08:40:07 PM
I think we're at a stage now that Terry is giving so little offensively that Boston needs to keep one of Pierce or Rondo on the floor at all times.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: ScottHow on January 04, 2013, 08:42:13 PM
"CMON SULLY!!!" lol
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 04, 2013, 08:42:52 PM
Sully keeping things alive. I like the hustle.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Donoghus on January 04, 2013, 08:43:37 PM
Man, this is an ugly game.

Nice mini run by the C's, though.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: blink on January 04, 2013, 08:44:03 PM
great effort from sully, and I like C. Lee running the floor even though rajon couldn't hit him going to the bucket.

keep pushing guys...
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 08:44:27 PM
There is no way Gerald Green can defend Pierce. Terrible defensive matchup for Indiana.

What the heck is Vogel thinking? He needs to get George back on the floor asap.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 04, 2013, 08:44:39 PM
Gotta love Sullinger.  Courtney playing like we need him to tonight.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: BleedGreen1989 on January 04, 2013, 08:45:29 PM
I love seeing Lee play well, I'm pulling for this kid so bad he just always plays so hard
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Mr October on January 04, 2013, 08:45:36 PM
C's looking good :)
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 08:45:36 PM
It's nice to see the second unit giving us a lift for a change.

Even if it needed Garnett and Pierce on the floor with them to do that.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 04, 2013, 08:47:16 PM
That. Wow.

Hmm.

The NBA.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 08:47:44 PM
Indiana has a weak offense. Lacks playmakers. Lacks dribble penetration. Lacks high quality shot-creators.

Very good chance for Boston to get their defense in gear tonight. Early signs tonight are encouraging. I hope they keep it up.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Smutzy#9 on January 04, 2013, 08:47:56 PM
thats a ****ing horrid call on sully!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 04, 2013, 08:48:49 PM
thats a ****ing horrid call on sully!!!!!!!!!!!

You can't call something when the other team is already half way up the court. That was a joke.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2013, 08:48:58 PM
Bad, bad game, Bass.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 04, 2013, 08:49:11 PM
Yay.  Feels good.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 08:49:18 PM
Ohh, lovely move by Rondo
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: letsgoblue86 on January 04, 2013, 08:49:55 PM
Does someone on the Pacers bench yell every time we shoot a FT?
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: cltc5 on January 04, 2013, 08:50:20 PM
all fluid rhythym from good ball movement
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 04, 2013, 08:51:17 PM
Really would have liked to have seen Doc keep Lee in there.  His energy changed the game.  I don't care if he was getting tired, he's probably not going to get more than 20 minutes this game.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on January 04, 2013, 08:51:52 PM
i cant see this game

oh well

i guess I'll be

*sippin*
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 04, 2013, 08:52:10 PM
Bad, bad game, Bass.

What in the world is wrong with Bass?
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: mr. dee on January 04, 2013, 08:52:36 PM
Nice to see the lead. But we should maintain it until the end of the game. Defense is the key.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on January 04, 2013, 08:52:41 PM
Bad, bad game, Bass.


no Mr K

Bass is always Thumpin!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 08:54:00 PM
There ya go Bradley!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 08:54:22 PM
Good defense by Sully on David West's drives to the hoop.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Smutzy#9 on January 04, 2013, 08:54:47 PM
hearing the garden erupt when lee made the no basket dunk was fairly epic got them back into the game and team even though it didnt count
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Mr October on January 04, 2013, 08:55:02 PM
Celts are starting to shred 'em! Nice to see!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: cltc5 on January 04, 2013, 08:55:21 PM
they look relaxed and settling in.  I think Bradley is helping stabilize things.  Now for Jeff green to quit cryin and come around and we'll be set/
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 04, 2013, 08:56:08 PM
Pierce shooting the techs -- I'd like to see his stats.  I'd wager not so good this year.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: syfy9 on January 04, 2013, 08:56:14 PM
Sully is turning into quite the fan favorite here on Celtics blog... ;D
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: GronkSpike on January 04, 2013, 08:56:27 PM
Who the heck is yelling on the FTs!!?
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: letsgoblue86 on January 04, 2013, 08:57:09 PM
3 misses in a row
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 08:58:02 PM
A couple of hoops for David West ...

I'd like to see Garnett get back on the court before Indiana builds some momentum.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: letsgoblue86 on January 04, 2013, 08:58:08 PM
Who the heck is yelling on the FTs!!?
Some scrubface on the Pacers
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: syfy9 on January 04, 2013, 08:58:29 PM
HA! Rondo's like a bullet! Love it!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Mr October on January 04, 2013, 09:00:08 PM
Bradley's presence on defense AND his speed on the break are such a nice spark plug combo for this team! I missed him!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: vinnie on January 04, 2013, 09:00:52 PM
Finally, a Solid performance. And, while the Pacers are the second worst offense in the league, the celts are playing tight defense.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Smutzy#9 on January 04, 2013, 09:01:06 PM
id almost rather have bradley shoot techs atm lol
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Mr October on January 04, 2013, 09:01:25 PM
Sully is turning into quite the fan favorite here on Celtics blog... ;D

He keeps getting better. If he can get stronger in the offseason he can be an even better player. I like his instincts!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Donoghus on January 04, 2013, 09:02:01 PM
Darn League Pass has been skittish all game.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 04, 2013, 09:03:10 PM
if could just get Green and Jet involved, I want to see AB and Lee together
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: vinnie on January 04, 2013, 09:03:20 PM
Sullinger should be starting. Bass sucks.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 04, 2013, 09:04:00 PM
Darn League Pass has been skittish all game.

Mine too...
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 09:04:03 PM
I love seeing Sully make jump-shots.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Donoghus on January 04, 2013, 09:04:12 PM
Good defense.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: syfy9 on January 04, 2013, 09:04:15 PM
Jeez KG with the amazing block!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 04, 2013, 09:04:22 PM
Unbelievable.  This is the C's defense I've been waiting for.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 04, 2013, 09:04:47 PM
sully gonna be a 10 and 10guy by years end
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: blink on January 04, 2013, 09:04:50 PM
Sullinger should be starting. Bass sucks.

I was just going to say pretty much the same thing.

Sully needs to start.  Or at least play with those other 4 starters a lot.  That is our best 5 right now.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 09:04:55 PM
Excellent defense (boston) + bad offense (indiana)
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: European NBA fan on January 04, 2013, 09:05:29 PM
Bradley seems to have found game pace. I'm quite happy that he is OUR defensive pest.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: timobusa on January 04, 2013, 09:05:34 PM
tommy is hilarious KG TOOK OUT YOUR DAUGHTER, AND I DONT MEAN ON A DATE..
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: letsgoblue86 on January 04, 2013, 09:05:41 PM
I'd like to see some more looks for Bradley
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: syfy9 on January 04, 2013, 09:06:02 PM
Rondo........Don't force it to KG...Sully was open that time.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: vinnie on January 04, 2013, 09:06:07 PM
Unbelievable.  This is the C's defense I've been waiting for.

Agreed, but you do have to take into consideration how bad the Pacers offense is. Still, pretty impressive D.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: tonyto3690 on January 04, 2013, 09:06:32 PM
I love Garnett.  Yes the defense, spacing, post game etc. are all nice, but the guys intangibles are just off the wall.  Exactly the kind of player you want to have on your team even if he's a scrub talent wise.

Also what goes unsaid is his maturity growth even the past few years.  You never see him get into fights anymore.  He's always the one breaking up fights and the only technical i can remember him getting in a long time was acompletely bogus one where he was hit and ripped the ball away from a defender and got an elbow T.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: syfy9 on January 04, 2013, 09:07:12 PM

Unbelievable.  This is the C's defense I've been waiting for.

The shot clock violations are music to my ears!  ;D
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 09:07:51 PM
Nice effort by Paul George with the drive, the putback and draws the foul.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 09:08:46 PM
I'd like to see them keep this thing around 15pts.

This could drop to single digits very easily. Not a comfortable lead yet. There is way too much time left. I hope they don't drop their energy levels. Get too comfortable.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Smutzy#9 on January 04, 2013, 09:10:11 PM
tommy is hilarious KG TOOK OUT YOUR DAUGHTER, AND I DONT MEAN ON A DATE..

Id let him. If kg fell into me id never wash my clothes again.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 04, 2013, 09:10:38 PM
Unbelievable.  This is the C's defense I've been waiting for.

Agreed, but you do have to take into consideration how bad the Pacers offense is. Still, pretty impressive D.

Very true, but the rotations have been crisp and I can see the effort.  We can turn this season around if this effort remains consistent.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 04, 2013, 09:10:45 PM
I'll take it even if Indiana's offense is not good.  Need a game like this.  Hope it continues.  No let up!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: ScottHow on January 04, 2013, 09:10:55 PM
Holy crap we look like a good team?!?!?
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 09:11:35 PM
I am still shocked the Pacers didn't make a run at Steve Nash last year. He would have been brilliant for that team. Brought all the pieces together. Granger, West, George and Hibbert. Made them a major threat in the East.

A trade of Darren Collison and draft picks would've beaten out any other offers Phoenix were getting at the time and would've been attractive enough for Phoenix to pull the trigger.

Talk about an offense that is crying out for a playmaking PG
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on January 04, 2013, 09:11:44 PM
Best defensive half of the year, imagine that.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: syfy9 on January 04, 2013, 09:13:12 PM
I'd like to point out that Doc is not forcing the same rotations, at least not as much.


Terry is 1-6, and only played 6 minutes. Sullinger has been playing well with almost 18 minutes. Collins went in and strategically matched up against Hibbert while KG was resting.



Also, the Bench has plus/minuses of +15, +11, +12, +0, and +3.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: tonyto3690 on January 04, 2013, 09:13:26 PM
The defense looks better for a couple reasons.

1.  It's the Pacers
2.  Rondo looks back up to speed and unhindered
3.  Bradleys ball pressure is unbelievaable considering how much time he's missed
4.  Lee has also been playing some inspired defense
5.  Sullinger has benefited from the better perimeter defense immensely as it takes a lot of pressure of him doing rotations and picking up the man off him.  He's been able to put more energy into rebounding and boxing out his man.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: ScottHow on January 04, 2013, 09:14:06 PM
Sullinger with 17+ first half minutes?!?!?!?!?!? <3<3<3<3
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: vinnie on January 04, 2013, 09:14:50 PM
Unbelievable.  This is the C's defense I've been waiting for.

Agreed, but you do have to take into consideration how bad the Pacers offense is. Still, pretty impressive D.

Very true, but the rotations have been crisp and I can see the effort.  We can turn this season around if this effort remains consistent.

Agreed, but need to see it on a consistent basis and see it against good offenses that have a point guard
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: hpantazo on January 04, 2013, 09:15:09 PM
Got to give Doc credit, he's trusting Sullinger tonight, and has done a good job so far with the rotations, although I'm sure Bass' foul trouble had some role in it.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 09:15:37 PM
28 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists for Cousins tonight against Toronto.

Continuing his strong run since his suspension.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: vinnie on January 04, 2013, 09:15:51 PM
Sullinger with 17+ first half minutes?!?!?!?!?!? <3<3<3<3

He should be starting
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: tonyto3690 on January 04, 2013, 09:17:52 PM
The defense looks better for a couple reasons.

1.  It's the Pacers
2.  Rondo looks back up to speed and unhindered
3.  Bradleys ball pressure is unbelievaable considering how much time he's missed
4.  Lee has also been playing some inspired defense
5.  Sullinger has benefited from the better perimeter defense immensely as it takes a lot of pressure of him doing rotations and picking up the man off him.  He's been able to put more energy into rebounding and boxing out his man.

Also another thing to note is the lineups.

Rondo - Bradley - Pierce - Sullinger - KG 
that lineup has been brilliant. but also...

Bradley - Lee - Pierce - KG - Collins
has been a pretty good lineup as well with some stout defense.

Really Rondo-Bradley-Pierce-KG with any combination of Sullinger, Bass, and maybe Green/Collins is going to be our best lineup.  Kind of leaves Terry hanging out to dry but that's just how it is.  We can't go THAT small with Rondo-Terry-Bradley-Pierce-KG.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: letsgoblue86 on January 04, 2013, 09:19:22 PM
Hopefully Sullinger's emergence means Bass's departure.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: vinnie on January 04, 2013, 09:20:23 PM
Hopefully Sullinger's emergence means Bass's departure.

+1,000
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2013, 09:21:35 PM
Bad, bad game, Bass.


no Mr K

Bass is always Thumpin!
Ah, yes you are! ;)
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 04, 2013, 09:21:51 PM
Bass is in foul trouble, don't read too much into it.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: ScottHow on January 04, 2013, 09:23:20 PM
Sullinger with 17+ first half minutes?!?!?!?!?!? <3<3<3<3

He should be starting

True Story
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on January 04, 2013, 09:23:47 PM
Bass is in foul trouble, don't read too much into it.

THIS
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: timobusa on January 04, 2013, 09:24:08 PM
lets go celtics!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: tonyto3690 on January 04, 2013, 09:24:27 PM
Hopefully Sullinger's emergence means Bass's departure.

People are quick to forget how Bass played for us last year.

He was a 6th man of the year candidate until he was pushed into the starting lineup where he STILL performed at a high level.  Was great on the pick and roll defense and was a knockdown shooter.  People don't just forget how to shoot overnight (Lee).  Eventually his shot will start going down.  He's a hard worker, he's not Demarcus Cousins where it's just laziness.  You have to give him time to get back in a groove.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: ScottHow on January 04, 2013, 09:24:36 PM
Bass is in foul trouble, don't read too much into it.

Hopefully this will make Doc belllllllllieve
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: syfy9 on January 04, 2013, 09:26:35 PM
Meanwhile in Washington, Nene makes the game tying hook shot.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 09:26:50 PM
Excellent steal by P.George to trigger the fastbreak.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: ScottHow on January 04, 2013, 09:27:08 PM
A jumper by Bradley!!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 09:27:46 PM
Bradley's defense is a beautiful and very welcome sight.

Nice to see him bag a 20 foot jumper from the top of the key too. Needs to get that jumper working. Be a two way player.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: syfy9 on January 04, 2013, 09:28:31 PM
The defense right now is amazing. I'm in tears. They're back.  :'(
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on January 04, 2013, 09:29:01 PM
Wow, bradley is such a stud.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: slamtheking on January 04, 2013, 09:29:16 PM
dumb TOs off of overly fancy passes really tick me off!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 09:29:24 PM
Great shooting here to stretch the lead.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: letsgoblue86 on January 04, 2013, 09:30:08 PM
Real sloppy ball
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 09:30:09 PM
Oh my god, that was an awful turnover by Rondo. He just passed it to David West. A nice soft pass into West's hands. Fastbreak dunk George.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 09:30:48 PM
Haha, Bradley with the steal in transition. Nice job by KG shadowing and intimidating the miniature DJ Augustin.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: slamtheking on January 04, 2013, 09:30:55 PM
PP is really looking horrid this quarter.  and then he goes and hits a 3 to shut me up
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 04, 2013, 09:31:14 PM
One of the sloppiest stretche of basketball I've seen in a while.

Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 09:31:19 PM
I don't like how many run-outs Indiana is getting right now.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: letsgoblue86 on January 04, 2013, 09:31:35 PM
PP is really looking horrid this quarter.  and then he goes and hits a 3 to shut me up
His reaction was priceless!  ;D
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: syfy9 on January 04, 2013, 09:31:39 PM
Ahhh Guys I'm dizzy!!!!!! Back and forth, back and forth, back and forth!!!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: curacha on January 04, 2013, 09:32:30 PM
sloppy sequence that ends in a trey why not...
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: bello_man09 on January 04, 2013, 09:33:12 PM
One of the sloppiest stretche of basketball I've seen in a while.

that stretch was  pretty bad...
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: lightspeed5 on January 04, 2013, 09:34:03 PM
avery bradley is the future.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: blink on January 04, 2013, 09:34:56 PM
ok, that was a crazy sequence.  love the C's effort!

I love watching Bradley play D.  so awesome he is back.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on January 04, 2013, 09:35:41 PM
avery bradley is the future.

The now and the future.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 04, 2013, 09:35:42 PM
Bradley making moves.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: syfy9 on January 04, 2013, 09:35:57 PM
Bradley's jumper is so silky smooth!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 04, 2013, 09:36:02 PM
Nice Avery!  SHot and block!
 
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: ScottHow on January 04, 2013, 09:36:23 PM
what a block by bradley
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: syfy9 on January 04, 2013, 09:36:44 PM
JEEEZ!!! MONSTER BLOCK BY BRADLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: lightspeed5 on January 04, 2013, 09:37:03 PM
AVERY BRADLEY IS THE FUTURE OF THIS TEAM.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 09:37:25 PM
Haha, Bradley blocking DJ Augustin.

DJ Augustin is too small. He gets the crap beaten out of him at this level.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: slamtheking on January 04, 2013, 09:37:50 PM
what a block by bradley
the kid is looking really good tonight. 
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: slamtheking on January 04, 2013, 09:38:18 PM
nice post move by Rondo
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: European NBA fan on January 04, 2013, 09:38:37 PM
Not only is Bradley a stud on defense, he ignites the whole team. Just look at Bass playing aggressive D.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 04, 2013, 09:38:50 PM
Augustine is having a rough night haha. Dealing with Bradley, getting posted up by Rajon. Real rough night.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 09:39:00 PM
Collins looks winded
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 04, 2013, 09:39:11 PM
AVERY BRADLEY IS THE FUTURE OF THIS TEAM.

Gamechanger, baby.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: timobusa on January 04, 2013, 09:39:20 PM
rondo is abusing augustin
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 09:40:10 PM
Augustine is having a rough night haha. Dealing with Bradley, getting posted up by Rajon. Real rough night.

They should play Lance Stephenson as their PG and put Gerald Green out there at the two.

DJ Augustin is killing them. Stephenson as chief creator in the pick and roll with his size and shot-creation off the dribble at the point would be very useful for their misfiring offense right now.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 09:40:35 PM
David West is 3 for 16? Yikes!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: slamtheking on January 04, 2013, 09:40:38 PM
nice game tonight so far.  let's see if they can keep this up during the next 4 games.  would like to have a reason for hoping they've turned the corner.  (although they've been so sloppy with the ball this quarter, they really need to address that or they'll struggle against the better teams coming up)
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: vinnie on January 04, 2013, 09:40:41 PM
Very impressed. As impressed as I was on Christmas Day. Tomorrow night and Mindy night will give us a better idea a to where this team stands. I wonder what they can get for Green and Bass?
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 09:40:58 PM
Great effort by Sullinger fighting for that offensive rebound
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: ScottHow on January 04, 2013, 09:41:15 PM
Green in the post, I am confused.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Change on January 04, 2013, 09:41:33 PM
Avery aggressiveness on offense is new to say the least lol.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 09:41:58 PM
Green in the post, I am confused.
Beautiful defense again from Paul George. Blew the layup though.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: vinnie on January 04, 2013, 09:42:01 PM
AVERY BRADLEY IS THE FUTURE OF THIS TEAM.

Gamechanger, baby.

He is a very good defensive player and is playing against a really weak point guard tonight
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: cltc5 on January 04, 2013, 09:42:07 PM
Im not gonna get too excited.  Pacers are down some players and shot horribly tonight.  The rotations looked better and the team as a whole seemed to play more fluidly.  Jeff Green no showed again ::).  Nonetheless, Its a nice change and a wins a win ;D
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 04, 2013, 09:42:13 PM
What Bradley is, Jeff Green isn't.   Unfortunate because I like the guy and root like crazy for him.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Change on January 04, 2013, 09:42:56 PM
Very impressed. As impressed as I was on Christmas Day. Tomorrow night and Mindy night will give us a better idea a to where this team stands. I wonder what they can get for Green and Bass?

It means a lot coming from you.  ;)
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: vinnie on January 04, 2013, 09:44:35 PM
Very impressed. As impressed as I was on Christmas Day. Tomorrow night and Mindy night will give us a better idea a to where this team stands. I wonder what they can get for Green and Bass?

It means a lot coming from you.  ;)

Thanks. I would, however, like to see Bass and Green shipped out of town.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: blink on January 04, 2013, 09:44:53 PM
Collins with an off board!  who hoo
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: timobusa on January 04, 2013, 09:45:07 PM
collins got an offensive rebound! you know your team is balling when..
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: syfy9 on January 04, 2013, 09:45:27 PM
Heart is contagious. Avery Bradley is spreading it all around. I doubt Green would've hustled his butt back to block Paul George after turning it over without Bradley's presence.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 04, 2013, 09:45:42 PM
I thought Collins played well tonight. 
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: popcontest on January 04, 2013, 09:45:53 PM
avery bradley is the future.

How do you think AB stepping up like this will affect J. Terry? I expect to see Terry step up.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 04, 2013, 09:46:03 PM
AVERY BRADLEY IS THE FUTURE OF THIS TEAM.

Gamechanger, baby.

He is a very good defensive player and is playing against a really weak point guard tonight

Well, call it positive energy then.  Not trying to overhype the kid.

AB is only going to help us more as he gets into game rhythm.  You can see him forcing some offense tonight, but everything else is good.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: syfy9 on January 04, 2013, 09:47:31 PM
We are literally shutting them down.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 09:48:03 PM
I thought Collins played well tonight.
Yep, I liked what he did too. Doc used him well too. Good job by Doc.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: vinnie on January 04, 2013, 09:48:09 PM
Am I the only one noticing the physical play being allowed tonight by the refs?
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Change on January 04, 2013, 09:48:17 PM
Very impressed. As impressed as I was on Christmas Day. Tomorrow night and Mindy night will give us a better idea a to where this team stands. I wonder what they can get for Green and Bass?

It means a lot coming from you.  ;)

Thanks. I would, however, like to see Bass and Green shipped out of town.

(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/32923753.jpg)
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: bello_man09 on January 04, 2013, 09:49:04 PM
sully is strong....
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: vinnie on January 04, 2013, 09:49:27 PM
Nice to be on the other end of a blowout.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: cltc5 on January 04, 2013, 09:49:47 PM
good grief green just standin around with his thumb up his butt.  Move around! >:(
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 09:49:58 PM
Miami losing in a close game to Chicago without Derrick Rose.

Miami have been playing badly as of late. Spoelstra is still clearly very uncomfortable with their small ball lineup.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: syfy9 on January 04, 2013, 09:50:43 PM
Fear Sully! so says Tommy!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on January 04, 2013, 09:51:04 PM
Very impressed. As impressed as I was on Christmas Day. Tomorrow night and Mindy night will give us a better idea a to where this team stands. I wonder what they can get for Green and Bass?

It means a lot coming from you.  ;)

Thanks. I would, however, like to see Bass and Green shipped out of town.

(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/32923753.jpg)

Probably, you and that THUMPIN guy.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: RJ87 on January 04, 2013, 09:51:19 PM
Very impressed. As impressed as I was on Christmas Day. Tomorrow night and Mindy night will give us a better idea a to where this team stands. I wonder what they can get for Green and Bass?

It means a lot coming from you.  ;)

Thanks. I would, however, like to see Bass and Green shipped out of town.

(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/32923753.jpg)

Right now? Yeah...

I know, I know - he played great last year.  But that's not helping us this year.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: vinnie on January 04, 2013, 09:51:38 PM
good grief green just standin around with his thumb up his butt.  Move around! >:(

He will never change. He has the least impact on a game than any player I have ever watched play. He's like a placeholder.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 04, 2013, 09:52:05 PM
Miami losing in a close game to Chicago without Derrick Rose.

Miami have been playing badly as of late. Spoelstra is still clearly very uncomfortable with their small ball lineup.

Funny because he found that small ball lineup that won the championship last year by chance when Bosh went down with the abdominal strain.  Garbage coach blessed with incredible talent.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 04, 2013, 09:52:20 PM
Heart is contagious. Avery Bradley is spreading it all around. I doubt Green would've hustled his butt back to block Paul George after turning it over without Bradley's presence.

You may be right about Bradley being contagious, but I've seen Green do this before -- epecially when stripped like that.  Green has showed some defensive energy tonight.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2013, 09:52:26 PM
Sully, does not, play like a rookie.

Looks like he's been around for 5 to 10 years.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: tonyto3690 on January 04, 2013, 09:53:16 PM
Terry has been completely worthless recently.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: triboy16f on January 04, 2013, 09:55:00 PM
Nice game. Everyone has come to play. Rondo attacking the basket is the key

Celts also have almost all 5 guys getting ready to grab the rebound after indiana's shot

Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 04, 2013, 09:55:02 PM
Hansborough and Sully battling.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Change on January 04, 2013, 09:57:10 PM
Sullinger is too wise for his age. Smart decision kicking the ball out Hibbert was all over him. Former Celtics Big Baby would have forced the shot.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: cltc5 on January 04, 2013, 09:58:02 PM
beautiful :)
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2013, 09:58:06 PM
"Took 'm in the paint ... LEFT him there!!"

Oh Tommy :')
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: crownontherocks on January 04, 2013, 09:58:17 PM
Nice game
i hope they keep this attitude going forward. They needed a game like this
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: vinnie on January 04, 2013, 09:58:27 PM
It is so clear that Sully should be the starting power forward.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 04, 2013, 09:58:32 PM
KG schooling Wierdo T
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 04, 2013, 09:58:57 PM
It is so clear that Sully should be the starting power forward.

+1
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: blink on January 04, 2013, 09:59:02 PM
Hansborough and Sully battling.

Yeah, I am enjoying watching this battle.  TH gives a lot of effort going for the boards as well.  Sully is holding his own just fine though.  Feels like Sully has been here a long time.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: timobusa on January 04, 2013, 09:59:31 PM
sully is thumpin!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on January 04, 2013, 09:59:46 PM
It is so clear that Sully should be the starting power forward.

What's clear to everybody else is still a little fuzzy to doc.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: ScottHow on January 04, 2013, 10:00:01 PM
Big Hit!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 10:00:01 PM
Miami losing in a close game to Chicago without Derrick Rose.

Miami have been playing badly as of late. Spoelstra is still clearly very uncomfortable with their small ball lineup.

Funny because he found that small ball lineup that won the championship last year by chance when Bosh went down with the abdominal strain.  Garbage coach blessed with incredible talent.

I think Spoelstra is a very good coach with typical lineups but that he has a tough time with the unorthodox nature of that Miami Heat team.

I think if Spoelstra was somewhere else and had a more protypical type of lineup, he would be lauded as one of the best coaches in the league.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: hpantazo on January 04, 2013, 10:00:17 PM
Hansborough has taken quite a beating tonight! I give him credit for not retaliating so far.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: GronkSpike on January 04, 2013, 10:00:20 PM
Very impressed. As impressed as I was on Christmas Day. Tomorrow night and Mindy night will give us a better idea a to where this team stands. I wonder what they can get for Green and Bass?

It means a lot coming from you.  ;)

Thanks. I would, however, like to see Bass and Green shipped out of town.

(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/32923753.jpg)

Right now? Yeah...

I know, I know - he played great last year.  But that's not helping us this year.
Well what did you expect? He was playing for a contract, a decline like this was predictable, especially when your money is guaranteed.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 10:01:17 PM
KG schooling Wierdo T
Gotta feel bad for Psycho T there. He is giving up 5-6 inches (more if you include length) and he doesn't have the athleticism to make up for it.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: cltc5 on January 04, 2013, 10:01:26 PM
easy on my carolina boy KG ;)
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: hpantazo on January 04, 2013, 10:01:47 PM
Wow! Flagrant 2!?!?!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 04, 2013, 10:01:59 PM
Flagrant 2?! I don't know about that.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: letsgoblue86 on January 04, 2013, 10:02:12 PM
Is this a joke?
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Scottie on January 04, 2013, 10:02:21 PM
And now it's time for "Referee Theater"
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: vinnie on January 04, 2013, 10:02:25 PM
Flagrant 1, yes. Flagrant 2, ridiculous.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: tonyto3690 on January 04, 2013, 10:02:28 PM
Heinsohn: please, what do ou think?
Mike: that's a flagrant.
Heinsohn:  i HATE you.

LOL


I think it was clearly a flagrant, but flagrant 2 seems excessive.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Donoghus on January 04, 2013, 10:02:41 PM
Flagrant 2?  For that?

Wow.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: cltc5 on January 04, 2013, 10:02:51 PM
Yea flagrant.  Hansboro needs to stop whinin and he wont get popped/
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: syfy9 on January 04, 2013, 10:02:58 PM
I'm laughing so hard...Tommy is hilarious!

I don't really like Hansbrough anymore now........
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Change on January 04, 2013, 10:03:06 PM
Celtics beefing with hansbrough? He is getting hammered. Anything from last year. The kid's game is out of control
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: lightspeed5 on January 04, 2013, 10:03:12 PM
flagrant 2. he's going on espn headlines now haha. whatever, early rest.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: RJ87 on January 04, 2013, 10:03:24 PM
Very impressed. As impressed as I was on Christmas Day. Tomorrow night and Mindy night will give us a better idea a to where this team stands. I wonder what they can get for Green and Bass?

It means a lot coming from you.  ;)

Thanks. I would, however, like to see Bass and Green shipped out of town.

(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/32923753.jpg)

Right now? Yeah...

I know, I know - he played great last year.  But that's not helping us this year.
Well what did you expect? He was playing for a contract, a decline like this was predictable, especially when your money is guaranteed.

I'm starting to wonder if last year was really about a contract for Bass. Its looking like it.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Donoghus on January 04, 2013, 10:04:02 PM
It's probably a flagrant, ill give you that, but its not a 2.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 04, 2013, 10:04:15 PM
Where did Sully's silky smooth free throws go?
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: vinnie on January 04, 2013, 10:04:17 PM
I'm laughing so hard...Tommy is hilarious!

I don't really like Hansbrough anymore now........

I get killed all the time for saying this, but Tommy is a joke and should retire. He is unlistenable.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: celticslove on January 04, 2013, 10:04:22 PM
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Warning: you're not allowed to use (masked) profanity on this board.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: syfy9 on January 04, 2013, 10:04:42 PM
That foul on Sully was a flagrant 2 as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: syfy9 on January 04, 2013, 10:05:47 PM
I'm laughing so hard...Tommy is hilarious!

I don't really like Hansbrough anymore now........

I get killed all the time for saying this, but Tommy is a joke and should retire. He is unlistenable.

Hey, at least he loves the game and he loves the Celtics. Love listening to his passion.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: lightspeed5 on January 04, 2013, 10:06:13 PM
I'm laughing so hard...Tommy is hilarious!

I don't really like Hansbrough anymore now........

I get killed all the time for saying this, but Tommy is a joke and should retire. He is unlistenable.
are you kidding me? hes the best
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: hpantazo on January 04, 2013, 10:06:42 PM
I'm laughing so hard...Tommy is hilarious!

I don't really like Hansbrough anymore now........

I get killed all the time for saying this, but Tommy is a joke and should retire. He is unlistenable.

Hey, at least he loves the game and he loves the Celtics. Love listening to his passion.

I love Tommy!!! I hope he stays for another 30 years!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: blink on January 04, 2013, 10:06:53 PM
Terrible call on C Lee.  uggg
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: syfy9 on January 04, 2013, 10:07:06 PM
...There are 2 hansbroughs?!  :o


TP to whoever can tell me if he's a rookie or not, and what he's averaging!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Kiorrik on January 04, 2013, 10:07:12 PM
I'm laughing so hard...Tommy is hilarious!

I don't really like Hansbrough anymore now........

I get killed all the time for saying this, but Tommy is a joke and should retire. He is unlistenable.
are you kidding me? hes the best
He can be a bit of a pain, but honestly, game ball should go to him today. He's been great.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: vinnie on January 04, 2013, 10:07:18 PM
I'm laughing so hard...Tommy is hilarious!

I don't really like Hansbrough anymore now........

I get killed all the time for saying this, but Tommy is a joke and should retire. He is unlistenable.

Hey, at least he loves the game and he loves the Celtics. Love listening to his passion.

That is true, but his distorted view of the  game is ridiculous
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Smutzy#9 on January 04, 2013, 10:07:36 PM
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Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Donoghus on January 04, 2013, 10:07:52 PM
I'm laughing so hard...Tommy is hilarious!

I don't really like Hansbrough anymore now........

I get killed all the time for saying this, but Tommy is a joke and should retire. He is unlistenable.

Hey, at least he loves the game and he loves the Celtics. Love listening to his passion.

He's a dying breed of color commentator.  Bland and mostly uncritical is the norm these days.  That's not Tommy.

When he hangs iit up, we'll truly realize how one of a kind he is.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: hpantazo on January 04, 2013, 10:08:52 PM
...There are 2 hansbroughs?!  :o


TP to whoever can tell me if he's a rookie or not, and what he's averaging!

Yep, Psycho-T now has a genetic mini-me on the team
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: popcontest on January 04, 2013, 10:09:29 PM
I'm laughing so hard...Tommy is hilarious!

I don't really like Hansbrough anymore now........

I get killed all the time for saying this, but Tommy is a joke and should retire. He is unlistenable.

You call yourself a Celtics fan?
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: vinnie on January 04, 2013, 10:10:00 PM
I'm laughing so hard...Tommy is hilarious!

I don't really like Hansbrough anymore now........

I get killed all the time for saying this, but Tommy is a joke and should retire. He is unlistenable.

Hey, at least he loves the game and he loves the Celtics. Love listening to his passion.

He's a dying breed of color commentator.  Bland and mostly uncritical is the norm these days.  That's not Tommy.

When he hangs iit up, we'll truly realize how one of a kind he is.

Criticizes EVERY call by the officials against the Celts. he is as bad if not worse than all the homers you guys with league pass complain about. Scal is far better.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: timobusa on January 04, 2013, 10:10:54 PM
sully is a chunky dennis rodman with a decent jumpshot. i like it!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Change on January 04, 2013, 10:10:59 PM
Very impressed. As impressed as I was on Christmas Day. Tomorrow night and Mindy night will give us a better idea a to where this team stands. I wonder what they can get for Green and Bass?

It means a lot coming from you.  ;)

Thanks. I would, however, like to see Bass and Green shipped out of town.

(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/32923753.jpg)

Right now? Yeah...

I know, I know - he played great last year.  But that's not helping us this year.
Well what did you expect? He was playing for a contract, a decline like this was predictable, especially when your money is guaranteed.

I'm starting to wonder if last year was really about a contract for Bass. Its looking like it.


I don't think so. Bass had two consistent year prior to this year. imo B. Bass got lost in the shuffle as Celtics try to work in the new guys. Doc threw the under bus before the season even began putting his starting job up for grabs. Bass hasn't been the same since shuffling in and out of starting lineup. 
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: lightspeed5 on January 04, 2013, 10:11:16 PM
tommy is awesome. ok so hes a fan, all broadcasters are different and thats whats great about it.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: vinnie on January 04, 2013, 10:11:35 PM
I'm laughing so hard...Tommy is hilarious!

I don't really like Hansbrough anymore now........

I get killed all the time for saying this, but Tommy is a joke and should retire. He is unlistenable.

You call yourself a Celtics fan?

Been a fan for 50 years. Sorry, but Tommy is as biased as you can get.  I prefer Scal  or even better, maxwell.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 10:12:23 PM
I'm laughing so hard...Tommy is hilarious!

I don't really like Hansbrough anymore now........

I get killed all the time for saying this, but Tommy is a joke and should retire. He is unlistenable.

Hey, at least he loves the game and he loves the Celtics. Love listening to his passion.

He's a dying breed of color commentator.  Bland and mostly uncritical is the norm these days.  That's not Tommy.

When he hangs iit up, we'll truly realize how one of a kind he is.

I love Tommy. I hate all these new corporate bred commentators like Mike Breen.

Tommy is fantastic. A real character who truly loves the team he represents and has a massive amount of knowledge about the game. A joy to listen to.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: hpantazo on January 04, 2013, 10:12:28 PM
I'm laughing so hard...Tommy is hilarious!

I don't really like Hansbrough anymore now........

I get killed all the time for saying this, but Tommy is a joke and should retire. He is unlistenable.

Hey, at least he loves the game and he loves the Celtics. Love listening to his passion.

He's a dying breed of color commentator.  Bland and mostly uncritical is the norm these days.  That's not Tommy.

When he hangs iit up, we'll truly realize how one of a kind he is.

Criticizes EVERY call by the officials against the Celts. he is as bad if not worse than all the homers you guys with league pass complain about. Scal is far better.

He's a class act, a very knowledgable basketball person, and a living legend! Anyway, he did the same thing regarding the refs when he was coaching, it's instinctual for him!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Donoghus on January 04, 2013, 10:14:08 PM
I'm laughing so hard...Tommy is hilarious!

I don't really like Hansbrough anymore now........

I get killed all the time for saying this, but Tommy is a joke and should retire. He is unlistenable.

Hey, at least he loves the game and he loves the Celtics. Love listening to his passion.

He's a dying breed of color commentator.  Bland and mostly uncritical is the norm these days.  That's not Tommy.

When he hangs iit up, we'll truly realize how one of a kind he is.

I love Tommy. I hate all these new corporate bred commentators like Mike Breen.

Tommy is fantastic. A real character who truly loves the team he represents and has a massive amount of knowledge about the game. A joy to listen to.

Yup.  Bottom part sums it up perfectly.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 04, 2013, 10:14:11 PM
Spurs announcers are worse than Tommy, imo. Worse as in they are homers too...but a notch above Tommy. Gorman keeps Tommy in check at times. Spurs announcers compete with each other when it comes to homerism.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: vinnie on January 04, 2013, 10:15:26 PM
I like Gorman, because while he clearly is a Celtic fan, he calls a fairly objective game.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: timobusa on January 04, 2013, 10:15:40 PM
vinnie, are you at the game tonight?
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 10:15:59 PM
I like Gorman, because while he clearly is a Celtic fan, he calls a fairly objective game.
Gorman is terrific too. They are great pairing. They complement one another very well.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 04, 2013, 10:16:01 PM
Lee's best game.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: ScottHow on January 04, 2013, 10:16:42 PM
Tommy=God
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: esel1000 on January 04, 2013, 10:17:00 PM
sully fouled out again... unreal...
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: hpantazo on January 04, 2013, 10:17:08 PM
LOL at Jeff Green putting up more of a fight for a rebound against his own teammate than he has against the other team tonight
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: vinnie on January 04, 2013, 10:17:41 PM
vinnie, are you at the game tonight?

No
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: lightspeed5 on January 04, 2013, 10:17:59 PM
sullinger got a foul and noone was near him. ahhahaah
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: syfy9 on January 04, 2013, 10:18:17 PM
Jarvis! Jarvis! Jarvis!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on January 04, 2013, 10:18:22 PM
Sully is never going to get a double-double with all of these fouls.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Donoghus on January 04, 2013, 10:18:45 PM
Gorman is one of the top, if not, top local play by play guys you will find in the NBA.

He's awesome and is a great balancing contrast to Tommy,

Much like the dynamic between Madden/Summerall back in the day.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: timobusa on January 04, 2013, 10:18:52 PM
the ref was like, offensive foul on the rook! haha
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 10:19:08 PM
Cousins finished with 31 points and 20 rebounds plus 4 assists tonight.

He is playing like a man possessed since his suspension.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: vinnie on January 04, 2013, 10:19:12 PM
Tommy=God

All you need to know about Tommy is he compared Steamer's shot-blocking ability to that of Bill Russell.  ;D
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: European NBA fan on January 04, 2013, 10:19:49 PM
Do the refs have a Sullinger foul quota to fulfill??
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Donoghus on January 04, 2013, 10:20:37 PM
Cousins finished with 31 points and 20 rebounds plus 4 assists tonight.

He is playing like a man possessed since his suspension.

Those are ridiculous numbers.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: syfy9 on January 04, 2013, 10:20:58 PM
Cousins finished with 31 points and 20 rebounds plus 4 assists tonight.

He is playing like a man possessed since his suspension.

He plays with a chip on his shoulder. Cousins is perfect for the Celtics culture.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: timobusa on January 04, 2013, 10:21:05 PM
i think the refs hate sully a little bit. but hes gonna get his calls one day. hes a throwback player
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: aporel#18 on January 04, 2013, 10:21:33 PM
Refs all over the place, I dislike them more than "Psycho-T", and that's saying something.

As games go by, Avery will feel better, and the team will improve. Hopefully the rest of the underperformers start to pick their games up.

Gino Time, at last!

Go Celtics!!!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: timobusa on January 04, 2013, 10:21:46 PM
Cousins finished with 31 points and 20 rebounds plus 4 assists tonight.

He is playing like a man possessed since his suspension.

He plays with a chip on his shoulder. Cousins is perfect for the Celtics culture.

Definitely.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: curacha on January 04, 2013, 10:22:10 PM
wee~! gino time!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: syfy9 on January 04, 2013, 10:22:16 PM
Gino...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: vinnie on January 04, 2013, 10:22:58 PM
Impressive and satisfying win. Switching to the Heat- Bulls game. Hopefully they keep this up tomorrow night.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: ScottHow on January 04, 2013, 10:23:06 PM
Tommy=God

All you need to know about Tommy is he compared Steamer's shot-blocking ability to that of Bill Russell.  ;D

And he's the only one who can get away with saying that lol.

I love Tommy and I get really bummed when I think about his age
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: celticslove on January 04, 2013, 10:23:26 PM
nice to see varnado and his snow shoes and we on the winning side.lol
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on January 04, 2013, 10:23:35 PM
I'm laughing so hard...Tommy is hilarious!

I don't really like Hansbrough anymore now........

I get killed all the time for saying this, but Tommy is a joke and should retire. He is unlistenable.
I've heard worse around the league. Not to mention bland and lifeless commentators.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: cltc5 on January 04, 2013, 10:23:49 PM
[dang] shame Barbosa drives the lane and Jeff green sits out on the wing pickin his nose. sheesh >:(
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: relja on January 04, 2013, 10:24:27 PM
Jarvis for MVP
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: European NBA fan on January 04, 2013, 10:25:02 PM
Barbosa has the ability to make defense look very, very bad. And the Pacers bench is usually pretty solid.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Smutzy#9 on January 04, 2013, 10:26:06 PM
Ref just shouted at lebron. Lebron back chatted. the ref walked away..... TECH THAT FLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Donoghus on January 04, 2013, 10:27:17 PM
Nice win. 
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: popcontest on January 04, 2013, 10:28:03 PM
Ref just shouted at lebron. Lebron back chatted. the ref walked away..... TECH THAT FLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TP
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: timobusa on January 04, 2013, 10:28:46 PM
that shot of courtney lee and george lee for 2 seconds, wow. im seeing double, they look like twins
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Change on January 04, 2013, 10:28:56 PM
Jeff Green stealing from the Celtics.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: syfy9 on January 04, 2013, 10:29:03 PM
Great game. Enjoyed posting. Have a good night, everybody!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: blink on January 04, 2013, 10:29:41 PM
Great game C's!  Gives us a lot of positive things to talk about. 
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: ScottHow on January 04, 2013, 10:32:25 PM
Nice win, let's see how the back to back goes.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: JoT on January 04, 2013, 10:35:20 PM
Ref just shouted at lebron. Lebron back chatted. the ref walked away..... TECH THAT FLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No one besides him and probably Wade could get away with that. Durant can't even get away with that and he's supposed to be the second best player in the NBA and a superstar.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: AB_Celtic on January 04, 2013, 10:59:38 PM
Awesome game. Energy at the garden was great tonight. Felt like a breakout game.

I'm also beginning to think Avery Bradley is a wizard.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Yoki_IsTheName on January 04, 2013, 11:12:20 PM
We won! Great win, this will break the slump and will bring our confidence back.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 04, 2013, 11:57:22 PM
wow sippin ...seems like months since I enjoyed a win....

I feel better now, I know the Celtics do.... ;D


Look....I like KG and Sully together...good chemistry

Long as they are on the court together , you can put anybody else out there with them  and good things happen.

Also ...Bradley is a flame that ignites Rondo to really go after it .....Bradleys numbers don't show the intangibles and 110% he is giving every second.

AB's energy is KG like and picks the team up/
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Celtics18 on January 05, 2013, 12:31:03 AM
Finally!!  Celtics basketball on the defensive end.  Great team effort.  Let's keep this up.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: lrybrd on January 05, 2013, 01:07:06 AM
By far, the Cs best game of the season on both ends of the court.  Defensive effort was tremendous.  Hope to see it continue. 
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: crimson_stallion on January 05, 2013, 01:10:33 AM
Missed the game earlier and just watching it now - wow Bass is horrible.  He knocked the ball straight to an opponent about 3 times so far - his hands must be among the worst int he NBA.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 05, 2013, 03:35:04 AM
So can we all step away from the ledge, now? :)

A bedrock win for BOS, and it was done with our Bread and Butter - Defense.

Welcome back, AB! Let's get ready for this winning streak!
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: j804 on January 05, 2013, 03:39:28 AM
So can we all step away from the ledge, now? :)

A bedrock win for BOS, and it was done with our Bread and Butter - Defense.

Welcome back, AB! Let's get ready for this winning streak!
I think so at least until tomorrow my blood pressure's back down a bit ;D
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 05, 2013, 04:23:22 AM
So can we all step away from the ledge, now? :)

A bedrock win for BOS, and it was done with our Bread and Butter - Defense.

Welcome back, AB! Let's get ready for this winning streak!
I think so at least until tomorrow my blood pressure's back down a bit ;D

Mine, too, man...mines, too.

If it weren't for my Washington Redskins, I wouldv'e flipped a while ago. ;D

I feel really good going into ATL, though - AB seems to play well vs them.
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 05, 2013, 08:27:47 AM
amazing what happens when you play defense, first time this year Ithought  the defense effort was up to the prior years intensity level. Celtics routed the Pacers with "D"

They earned their pay checks
Title: Re: Pacers (19-13) at Celtics (14-17) 1/4
Post by: Celtics4ever on January 05, 2013, 09:16:15 AM
Still amazed there are no sky is failing posts even on a win.