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Title: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: FLCeltsFan on January 08, 2013, 10:53:41 PM
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Phoenix Suns (12-24) at Boston Celtics (17-17)
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
7:30 PM ET
Regular Season Game #35, Home Game #17
TV:  CSN-NE,FSA, NBA-LP 756(PHX)/757(BOS)
Radio:  WEEI, KTAR
TD Garden

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Probable Starting Lineup
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PG: Rajon Rondo
SG:  Avery Bradley
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C: Kevin Garnett
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SF:   Paul Pierce
PF:  Brandon Bass

Celtics Reserves
Jared Sullinger
Jason Collins
Jeff Green
Courtney Lee
Leandro Barbosa
Jason Terry

Injuries
Chris Wilcox (thumb) out
Fab Melo (concussion) out

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Probable Starting Lineup
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PG:  Goran Dragic
SG: PJ Tucker
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C:  Marcin Gortat   
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SF: Jared Dudley     
PF: Luis Scola

Suns Reserves
Markieff Morris
Shannon Brown
Sebastian Telfair
Wes Johnson
Jermaine O'Neal
Michael Beasley
Diante Garrett
Kendall Marshall
Luke Zeller

Injuries
Channing Frye (heart) out

Team Connections
Brandon Bass and Marcin Gortat were teammates in Orlando during the 2009-10 season
Marcin Gortat and Courtney Lee were teammates in Orlando during the 2008-09 season
Jason Collins was teammates with Sebastian Telfair in Minnesota during the 2008-09 season
Kris Joseph, Fab Melo and Wesley Johnson all attended Syracuse
Courtney Lee, Luis Scola and Goran Dragic were teammates in Houston from 2010-12
Paul Pierce and Markieff Morris attended Kansas
Jason Terry and Channing Frye both attended Arizona
Sebastian Telfair played for the Celtics during the 2006-07 season
Jermaine O’Neal played for the Celtics from 2010-12
Leandro Barbosa played for Phoenix from 2003-10
Barbosa and Dragic were teammates in Phoenix from 2008-10.

Game Notes

The Celtics are looking for their first 4 game win streak of the season as they host the Phoenix Suns.   This begins a 5 game home stand that will also include Houston, Charlotte, New Orleans, and Chicago.   The Suns may put some extra effort into this game as they are sitting on 1999 wins and are looking for their 2000th franchise win.  A loss in this game will put the Celtics in the record books and not in a good way.   

The Suns will reach 2000 wins in the 4th fewest games behind the Celtics, Lakers, and Sixers.  This game will be their 4th try to gain that milestone for the franchise.   The Suns have lost 3 in a row while the Celtics have won 3 in a row.  The Suns are 1-9 in their last 10 games while the Celtics are 5-5 in their last 10. 

The Celtics are 10-6 at home while the Suns have struggled on the road with a 2-15 record.   But Phoenix have won 4 out of the last 5 against the Celtics, including their only game last season, a 79-71 win at the Garden.  The Suns are 5-4 against the Celtics in the KG era. 

Both the Suns and the Celtics started the season with 9 new players that weren't with the team last season.  Both have struggled somewhat with incorporating the new players.  While the Celtics seem to be turning it around, the Suns are still struggling to find some team chemistry.  The Suns played in Milwaukee last night and so fatigue may come into play for them as well. 

The Celtics are looking for their first 4 game win streak along with trying to get back over .500 again with a win in this game.  With some favorable matchups coming up during this 5 game home stand, this might be time for the Celtics to make a nice run.  If they play like they did in their past 3 games,  it shouldn't be a problem. 

Key Matchups
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Rajon Rondo vs Goran Dragic
Rondo is coming off yet another suspension, although this one wasn't exactly deserved.   He should be fired up to get this win since his teammates bailed him out and pulled off the win over the Knicks.  Dragic is averaging 14.4 points and 6.4 assists so it won't be a walk in the park for Rondo but he should be able to win the matchup if he is aggressive. 

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Kevin Garnett vs Marcin Gortat
With all the rumors going around about Gortat wanting to come to Boston, he may try to audition for the Celtics by having a big game in this one.  Gortat is averaging 8.5 points and 8.6 rebounds this season and it will be up to KG to keep him out of the paint. 

Honorable Mention
Brandon Bass vs Luis Scola
Scola is averaging 12/9 points and 6.2 rebounds but has in the past found ways to come up big against the Celtics.  He can hit the jumper and he can get to the hoop and so Brandon's defense will be crucial to keep Scola from having a big game in this one. 

Keys to the Game
Defense - This is the key to every win this season and to a championship as well.   We have seen the Celtics defense that we have come to know and love in the past 3 games and because of that defense they are on a 3 game win streak.  Playing defense like that takes energy and teamwork and hopefully the Celtics will continue to play with that type of defensive energy and teamwork. 
 
Ball Movement -  The Celtics need to move the ball and find the open man in order to stretch the Suns weak defenses.  They also need to try to get the ball into the paint and not just settle for jumpers.  If they get the ball into the post they will be able to score, draw the foul or kick out for an open jumper.   Against the Knicks, even without Rondo, the Celtics had 26 assists, which was their second highest assist total for the season.  When the ball moves, the Celtics are much harder to guard. 

Crash the Boards
- The Celtics must make an effort to grab rebounds, especially on the offensive end.   By grabbing offensive rebounds it will prevent the Suns from getting out on the break.     Rebounding is mostly desire and effort and the team that wants it most will win the rebounding battle.  The Celtics have been rebounding well in their 3 recent wins and every player is doing their part to crash the boards. 

Bench Play -  The Celtics got a big boost off the bench in the Knicks game.  Jeff Green Jared Sullinger, Courtney Lee, and Leandro Barbosa all pitched in to help the Celtics get past the Knicks.  The Celtics need to get that kind of production from their reserves on a consistent basis. 

X-Factors
Focus and Home Court
The Celtics have tended to come up big against teams like the Knicks but then let down against teams like the 12-23 Suns.  The Celtics have to come out just as focused in this game as they did against the Knicks, Pacers and Hawks (in the second half, at least).  Also, the Celtics are at home and the Suns haven't played well on the road.  Hopefully home court will give the C's a boost. 
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: YallahCeltics34 on January 08, 2013, 11:05:38 PM
We need to continue this winning streak we're on and for that to happen I think the bench has to play like they did the last 3 games. Jeff Green, Courtney Lee, and Sully.

Plus it's my birthday so that would be a nice gift  ;D
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 12:09:35 AM
I think Rondo is going to take over this game for them holding it down during his suspension. Look for a big game from him.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Edgar on January 09, 2013, 12:11:15 AM
leave gortat here and -20
take  bass and terry
lets call it a day
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 09, 2013, 12:49:10 AM
please let the team go above 500
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: celticslove on January 09, 2013, 12:58:20 AM
leave gortat here and -20
take  bass and terry
lets call it a day
amen.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: jdz101 on January 09, 2013, 01:49:03 AM
let down game anyone?  :P
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 02:03:12 AM
let down game anyone?  :P
Nah, not with a fired up Rondo and Bradley plus I think KG wants to see Gino he missed him last time.  ;D
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: jdz101 on January 09, 2013, 02:11:56 AM
let down game anyone?  :P
Nah, not with a fired up Rondo and Bradley plus I think KG wants to see Gino he missed him last time.  ;D

Just doing my usual thing being the devil's advocate...:P

Usually when I predict how they'll go the opposite happens.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Who on January 09, 2013, 02:23:13 AM
Suns have very little shot-creation offensively outside of Dragic in the pick and roll. Throw Bradley on him and see what type of havoc he can create to the Suns offense.

I think this is a good game for Sully to get extended minutes. Against Scola. A limited athlete. Tough and smart though. Sully with his physicality and rebounding ability will likely make a better matchup against Scola than Bass would.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: jdz101 on January 09, 2013, 04:12:34 AM
http://Edited due exesive use and moving the chat from the topic of the thread

Edgar[/color]
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Yoki_IsTheName on January 09, 2013, 05:48:25 AM
I hope Gortat stays in Boston ofter this game.  ;D
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: 2short on January 09, 2013, 06:35:32 AM
beasley is getting dnp with that roster and people have him as trade project  :(
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: FLCeltsFan on January 09, 2013, 07:40:27 AM
We need to continue this winning streak we're on and for that to happen I think the bench has to play like they did the last 3 games. Jeff Green, Courtney Lee, and Sully.

Plus it's my birthday so that would be a nice gift  ;D

TP for a Happy Birthday.  Hope the C's give you a win as well.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: FLCeltsFan on January 09, 2013, 07:41:24 AM
Edited
The Celtics need to give these out at the door on the 24th when the Knicks come to town :D
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: jdz101 on January 09, 2013, 07:48:41 AM
Edited.
The Celtics need to give these out at the door on the 24th when the Knicks come to town :D

Im down with that. Im sure the boston sports fans wouldn't mind the free cereal aswell.  :P
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: PhoSita on January 09, 2013, 07:58:16 AM
Going to this game.  First game I'll have been to, actually.  Hopefully it's a good one.

I thought the KG quote was really funny (just because it's so ridiculous that he said it) but I don't love the doctored box of Cheerio's with Melo's wife on it.  KG said something to get under Melo's skin, and it worked.  That's great.

Let's not turn this into something where we're all getting in on disrespecting Melo's wife.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: azzenfrost on January 09, 2013, 08:02:26 AM

The Celtics need to give these out at the door on the 24th when the Knicks come to town :D

I will cheer for the C's as loud as I can but you can count me out for that.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: jdz101 on January 09, 2013, 08:33:17 AM
Going to this game.  First game I'll have been to, actually.  Hopefully it's a good one.

I thought the KG quote was really funny (just because it's so ridiculous that he said it) but I don't love the doctored box of Cheerio's with Melo's wife on it.  KG said something to get under Melo's skin, and it worked.  That's great.

Let's not turn this into something where we're all getting in on disrespecting Melo's wife.

Noone actually knows what Garnett said. Personally, I find the whole situation pretty comical top to bottom.

Back on topic though, I am willing to bet 5 TP's that jermaine oneal has a good game. Just to spite the celtics.

Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Edgar on January 09, 2013, 08:40:56 AM
okis... back to the game please.
:)

Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Edgar on January 09, 2013, 08:42:09 AM
leave gortat here and -20
take  bass and terry
lets call it a day
amen.

I was even thinking on sweet the pot with Fab or Second ;)
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: celticinorlando on January 09, 2013, 09:03:50 AM
ok...making some progress...looking better...games like this one they need to win...suns are pretty turrible
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 09, 2013, 09:07:28 AM
Edited.
The Celtics need to give these out at the door on the 24th when the Knicks come to town :D

HOW about putting one on the Knicks locker room door.?  ;)


Edited
Edgar/  ::)
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Edgar on January 09, 2013, 09:17:20 AM
Going to this game.  First game I'll have been to, actually.  Hopefully it's a good one.

I thought the KG quote was really funny (just because it's so ridiculous that he said it) but I don't love the doctored box of Cheerio's with Melo's wife on it.  KG said something to get under Melo's skin, and it worked.  That's great.

Let's not turn this into something where we're all getting in on disrespecting Melo's wife.

Noone actually knows what Garnett said. Personally, I find the whole situation pretty comical top to bottom.

Back on topic though, I am willing to bet 5 TP's that jermaine oneal has a good game. Just to spite the celtics.

Hes an excellent candidate for the chat title, but youre on I will bet those with you. and pay cash  ;D

"Scrub of the day"

other than him and Gortat
every single player on their roster have nightmare matchs
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Mr October on January 09, 2013, 04:39:10 PM
The Suns are on a road trip, 2nd game of a back to back. If the Celtics play like they have the last few games, they're gonna destroy the Suns.

Lets go Celtics!
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 09, 2013, 05:38:23 PM
I'm looking for a HUGE game out of Sully tonight and maybe GREEN and Lee too.   

I think the Celtics are gonna vent on the Suns.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Celtics18 on January 09, 2013, 05:43:23 PM
leave gortat here and -20
take  bass and terry
lets call it a day
amen.

I was even thinking on sweet the pot with Fab or Second ;)

Don't be giving away my Melo.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: CelticsFan9 on January 09, 2013, 06:29:34 PM
leave gortat here and -20
take  bass and terry
lets call it a day
amen.

I was even thinking on sweet the pot with Fab or Second ;)

Don't be giving away my Melo.

Despite initial doubts, I've come to be very fond of Fab.  His development so far has impressed me, and I hope in about two years he can be an impact player for this team.

If we have to give him up to get a much-needed big, fine.  If we have the option to keep him, though, I'd like to see that happen.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 09, 2013, 06:29:47 PM
leave gortat here and -20
take  bass and terry
lets call it a day
amen.

I was even thinking on sweet the pot with Fab or Second ;)

Don't be giving away my Melo.

yup ....heard that.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 09, 2013, 06:36:43 PM
Thanks for post, FLCeltsFan (TP).

Foh in a Row, BOS!

Don't sleep on PHX!
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: tgreanier on January 09, 2013, 07:38:14 PM
I know the Suns are not a good team but I am worried about them tonight. I have a feeling this is not going to be an easy one for the Celtics. Of course, this season, what game is. Gortat worries me more than anything.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ScottHow on January 09, 2013, 07:39:58 PM
Time for a let down game, lol
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ScottHow on January 09, 2013, 07:42:08 PM
Bradley with the nice start
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: GronkSpike on January 09, 2013, 07:44:20 PM
AB  ;D
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 09, 2013, 07:45:18 PM
Great start for Bradley, nice push by Rondo to follow up.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 07:48:17 PM
What is the Phoenix gm doing?
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ScottHow on January 09, 2013, 07:49:08 PM
No energy
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 09, 2013, 07:50:10 PM
Rondo, Bass, and Pierce lazy running back for transition defense.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 07:50:28 PM
let down game anyone?  :P
So far looking like Nostradamus  ;D
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 07:51:03 PM
No energy

Bass!!!! Put Sully in!!!
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: GronkSpike on January 09, 2013, 07:51:14 PM
Rondo should be running more than anyone else...but well that's Rondo.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 07:51:32 PM
Rondo, Bass, and Pierce lazy running back for transition defense.
Doc should be like Pop and if they keep it up just sit them down and let the bench play
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: jdz101 on January 09, 2013, 07:53:44 PM
let down game anyone?  :P
So far looking like Nostradamus  ;D

Ugh I'm sorry... I've jinxed them.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 07:54:23 PM
I like Bradley's offense in the flow but not when we try to go to him..at least right now he's barely getting his shot back and expending a lot of energy on defense. Rondo needs to be aggressive on offense.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 07:55:48 PM
I wish Bradley could play every minute.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 07:56:06 PM
Sully playing Gortat really well so far :D
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: tgreanier on January 09, 2013, 07:56:55 PM
The Beast has awoken...
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: blink on January 09, 2013, 07:58:03 PM
interesting to watch Gortat now with all the trade discussions.  let's see if how he plays against us...
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 07:59:25 PM
Who said Sully cant play defense?!?
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: fairweatherfan on January 09, 2013, 08:03:09 PM
Kinda shaky as a whole but Bradley and Sully continue to impress.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 08:04:19 PM
Green is very average.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Change on January 09, 2013, 08:05:50 PM
Who said Sully cant play defense?!?

He has improved.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Birdman on January 09, 2013, 08:06:32 PM
Gortat will try to impress the C's tonight
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on January 09, 2013, 08:07:17 PM
Hey doc i am really getting tired of hearing Tommy ****ing about your guys not ATTACKING the basket. why do we go through this over and over and over? is it really that hard to tell them what to do? i mean really? SMH
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Birdman on January 09, 2013, 08:08:04 PM
Green is very average.
Agree!!!
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Scottie on January 09, 2013, 08:08:55 PM
My least favourite player of all time in the game, Jermaine O'Neal. I hope he gets hurt.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Birdman on January 09, 2013, 08:10:04 PM
My least favourite player of all time in the game, Jermaine O'Neal. I hope he gets hurt.
He could be starting here
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: cman88 on January 09, 2013, 08:11:28 PM
Suns play no defense in the paint....we need to drive every play...if it wasnt for all these jumpers we would be up by 6 or more IMO
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Yoki_IsTheName on January 09, 2013, 08:11:44 PM
Sully's post moves are making me happy. He's really improving and playing smart and good.

Oh how I wish he was 6'11"...
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 08:12:34 PM
Who said Sully cant play defense?!?

He has improved.
He's improving by the day in all aspects of the game
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Change on January 09, 2013, 08:12:52 PM
The second unit plus Garnett is Celtics best lineup.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: jdz101 on January 09, 2013, 08:13:45 PM
Offense running better through terry than through rondo tonight.

Jus sayin
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 08:13:46 PM
We look like a different team when KG and Sully are anchoring the defense.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ScottHow on January 09, 2013, 08:14:03 PM
I'm really starting to become a Sully homer
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Yoki_IsTheName on January 09, 2013, 08:15:53 PM
Let's not get Beasley in a hot streak.

he might be a headcase, but he can stroke it.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: tgreanier on January 09, 2013, 08:16:59 PM
My least favourite player of all time in the game, Jermaine O'Neal. I hope he gets hurt.

That's pretty uncool to wish an injury on anyone like that man. Let's hope he gets a ball bouncing off his head or something, nothing serious.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ScottHow on January 09, 2013, 08:17:15 PM
Hope Lee is ok
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 09, 2013, 08:17:20 PM
Green is very average.
Agree!!!

Well, so far he's been the only Celtic to get to the charity stripe.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: cman88 on January 09, 2013, 08:17:56 PM
can someone tell me why Bradley has only played 6minutes so far this half??
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ScottHow on January 09, 2013, 08:18:49 PM
can someone tell me why Bradley has only played 6minutes so far this half??

Conditioning?
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Change on January 09, 2013, 08:19:04 PM
Great camaraderie the whole bench got up and went to check on Lee.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 08:19:14 PM
Lee hit his back very hard on something.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ScottHow on January 09, 2013, 08:19:31 PM
Holy smokes!
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 08:19:33 PM
Green is very average.
Agree!!!

Well, so far he's been the only Celtic to get to the charity stripe.
He can drop 15 by the end letting Pierce rest and folks will still get on him
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 08:20:07 PM
JEFF GREEN

That was for you HATERS
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 09, 2013, 08:20:18 PM
Better than average.

 
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Yoki_IsTheName on January 09, 2013, 08:20:31 PM
Heck yeah JG.

Thats whats up! Slam that thing home!
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 08:20:35 PM
Green is very average.
Agree!!!

Well, so far he's been the only Celtic to get to the charity stripe.

If he could do that full time, he'd be Scottie Pippen.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: blink on January 09, 2013, 08:20:48 PM
that was FANTASTIC
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ScottHow on January 09, 2013, 08:20:48 PM
Wow what a great sequence
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ejk3489 on January 09, 2013, 08:21:11 PM
My least favourite player of all time in the game, Jermaine O'Neal. I hope he gets hurt.

Don't wish any ill will on him but agree that he is one my least favorite Celtics player in the Big Three Era (along with Mikki Moore and Patty O'Bryant)


GREEN!
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: tgreanier on January 09, 2013, 08:21:28 PM
Happy Anniversary Jeff! Boom! And again, BOOM!
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: AB_Celtic on January 09, 2013, 08:21:32 PM
That was incredible. Hope those two combine for the ESPN top play!!
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Scottie on January 09, 2013, 08:21:37 PM
Green channeling James Worthy on that first dunk
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: GronkSpike on January 09, 2013, 08:21:42 PM
Double credit for being on J.O.  :D
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Change on January 09, 2013, 08:21:50 PM
Nasty dunk.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: The Rondo Show on January 09, 2013, 08:21:55 PM
Jeff Green with the back to back SLAMS
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 09, 2013, 08:22:38 PM
2 very fun plays to watch.  The first was a head-shaker.

Superstar Tommy?  Not sure about that.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: crownontherocks on January 09, 2013, 08:23:30 PM
Was that jermaine wiggins in the crowd when jeff green did that 1st huge dunk
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 09, 2013, 08:24:29 PM
Green is very average.
Agree!!!

Well, so far he's been the only Celtic to get to the charity stripe.

If he could do that full time, he'd be Scottie Pippen.

For me, the truth is he seems to do it at just the right time.

He and Paul Pierce combined for 49 pts in that crucial game vs NY..JG was 5-10 from the field, alone.

Call him Big Game Jeff.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 08:24:56 PM
Beasley is terrible at defense.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ejk3489 on January 09, 2013, 08:25:30 PM
Bradley is balling!

Quote
@RedsArmy_John
Jermaine O'Neal's involvement in the last two Green dunks is his most productive contribution to the Celtics offense since signing with them

Sad, but true
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: tgreanier on January 09, 2013, 08:25:53 PM
This is Celtics basketball. This is fun.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Yoki_IsTheName on January 09, 2013, 08:25:54 PM
Love the defense.

Resulting in into 2 fastbreaks baskets.

We're back boys (and girls)!
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 09, 2013, 08:25:57 PM
VERY VERY Nice.  All without the captain -- good to see.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on January 09, 2013, 08:26:01 PM
HOLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE..................
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ScottHow on January 09, 2013, 08:26:29 PM
Not taking into consideration the team, best stretch of the season?
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 08:26:29 PM
Different team.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Atzar on January 09, 2013, 08:26:44 PM
Bradley is balling!

Quote
@RedsArmy_John
Jermaine O'Neal's involvement in the last two Green dunks is his most productive contribution to the Celtics offense since signing with them

Sad, but true

This is hilarious. 

Also, Green is changing this game tonight.  Great to see.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: The Rondo Show on January 09, 2013, 08:26:46 PM
Love it
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on January 09, 2013, 08:27:08 PM
WHO the heck is this team?

attacking the rim

shooting 3's with a guy underneath to rebound in case of a miss

fast breaks???

wait.....

did i say fast breaks???


WOW
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 08:27:59 PM
WOW

If we keep this type of basketball up I mean its probably the best in the league at the moment...yea I went there
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: tgreanier on January 09, 2013, 08:30:32 PM
Defense is cranked up. This is a beauty.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ejk3489 on January 09, 2013, 08:30:35 PM
So this Rondo/Bradley/Green/Sullinger unit is pretty fun to watch.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 08:30:36 PM
How was that not a foul on Jeff :-\
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: mr. dee on January 09, 2013, 08:31:13 PM
WHO the heck is this team?

attacking the rim

shooting 3's with a guy underneath to rebound in case of a miss

fast breaks???

wait.....

did i say fast breaks???


WOW
That's the post-KG Celtics.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: tgreanier on January 09, 2013, 08:31:43 PM
That was not a flagrant foul..come on.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 09, 2013, 08:32:06 PM
Our bench is KILLING it.  I'm sure this is what most of us envisioned when we signed these guys.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 08:32:31 PM
Bradley and Sully are the truth lets put to bed trading them for some mediocre names I've heard tossed out
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: fairweatherfan on January 09, 2013, 08:32:43 PM
That was not a flagrant foul..come on.

Agree, but the refs have been told to err on the side of calling it that way so they can review it.

Although a flagrant is technically just "excessive" contact, so under that standard, maybe.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Yoki_IsTheName on January 09, 2013, 08:33:03 PM
Dudley lost his cool eh? Never seen that one before. I always thought he's one calm dude.

Rondo got him there.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 08:33:22 PM
Dudley wearing his headband backwards. Didn't they tell Rondo he could not do that?
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 09, 2013, 08:33:37 PM
What a nice play off the boards by Sully. Heady
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Quinn on January 09, 2013, 08:33:53 PM
Tommy's hilarious. "after all these years we're gonna have an argument?" Like he's truly oblivious that Mike ever disagrees with him
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: tgreanier on January 09, 2013, 08:34:06 PM
Bass is playing great.
Green is playing great.
Terry is playing almost great.

Good half.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ScottHow on January 09, 2013, 08:34:21 PM
omg I love Sully
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 08:35:26 PM
Bass is all hustle love his grit and grind
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: The Rondo Show on January 09, 2013, 08:37:17 PM
Great half
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: bfrombleacher on January 09, 2013, 08:38:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YYRrQPbyQBI

Plays of the week courtesy Celtics.com
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: rondohondo on January 09, 2013, 08:39:13 PM
Sully 8 pts and 6 rebs in 18 mins ! + 17!

ok I take it back,no way I trade Bradley or Sully for anything less than a Demarcus cousins type talent

Bass and Lee for Okafor makes most sense, though I would hate to lose Lee's D off the bench.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on January 09, 2013, 08:39:39 PM
Not taking into consideration the team, best stretch of the season?

Obviously, and of course this stretch just HAPPEND to happen as soon as AB came back. Just like last year........all the bradley haters eat your crow.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Change on January 09, 2013, 08:41:53 PM
Fab Melo can't develop fast enough. As crazy as it might sound he could be final piece to this puzzle.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: blink on January 09, 2013, 08:42:44 PM
Sully 8 pts and 6 rebs in 18 mins ! + 17!

ok I take it back,no way I trade Bradley or Sully for anything less than a Demarcus cousins type talent

Bass and Lee for Okafor makes most sense, though I would hate to lose Lee's D off the bench.

I feel the same.  Sully is growing in leaps and bounds.  AB and JS are really giving the team a boost and doing exactly what they are supposed to do.  No headcase, no prima donnas, just 100% hustle and effort and team.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 09, 2013, 08:42:47 PM
Sully has seemed on the verge of putting together a huge statistical game -- a 20/10 or more likely a 15/15.  It may be tonight, though I'm looking forward to see him do it against a better team.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 09, 2013, 08:43:33 PM
Even the ol lady is amazed with Greens fluid and active pace tonight...GO JEFF!!!
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ScottHow on January 09, 2013, 08:43:38 PM
What a fun half.

And I love the boooos for Jermaine. What a steaming pile of dog poo
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 09, 2013, 08:44:17 PM
JET, Green, Sully and Lee all playing well off the bench.  As it should be.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 09, 2013, 08:45:11 PM
Fab Melo can't develop fast enough. As crazy as it might sound he could be final piece to this puzzle.

I think your right .
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 09, 2013, 08:47:15 PM
and I wanted ROyce White over Sully ???

just wow...
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: celticpride07 on January 09, 2013, 08:47:29 PM
Dudley wearing his headband backwards. Didn't they tell Rondo he could not do that?

You can wear it backward as long as the nba logo isn't upside down which rondo use to do.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: bfrombleacher on January 09, 2013, 08:48:43 PM
AB replacing Ray in the play of the game for Dunkin' Donuts.

Great play of the game today.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on January 09, 2013, 08:49:38 PM
Bradley and Sully are the truth lets put to bed trading them for some mediocre names I've heard tossed out

i agree. we still need a big to tale collins' place who can rebound and block shots when KG is out. other than that......i do not wanna trade sully or AB. hell i wanna keep lee now.

can we play like this every night?

our PG and SF are rated high. our SG should be much better the way AB is playing. just need to elevate our PF position. The C spot is medocre in the rankings also though but we know KG can get it done.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on January 09, 2013, 08:50:07 PM
Not taking into consideration the team, best stretch of the season?

Obviously, and of course this stretch just HAPPEND to happen as soon as AB came back. Just like last year........all the bradley haters eat your crow.

nobody hates bradley son, cool down.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: rondohondo on January 09, 2013, 08:50:45 PM

What the hell is that on the top of donny's top lip. It looks like he shaved an x in his mustache. And then he says that the best thing that could happen to Varejao was getting injured because he plays on the cavs? What a ****
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 08:51:19 PM
Bass, Melo and #1 pick for Gortat?
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 08:52:24 PM
Dudley wearing his headband backwards. Didn't they tell Rondo he could not do that?

You can wear it backward as long as the nba logo isn't upside down which rondo use to do.

TP!!! :)
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on January 09, 2013, 08:52:41 PM
Not taking into consideration the team, best stretch of the season?

Obviously, and of course this stretch just HAPPEND to happen as soon as AB came back. Just like last year........all the bradley haters eat your crow.

nobody hates bradley son, cool down.

People were downplaying AB as if he wasn't that important to this team. I know what I'm talking about son, cool down.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on January 09, 2013, 08:52:55 PM
Bass, Melo and #1 pick for Gortat?

HELL NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Gortat has not impressed me ONE BIT!

just get a big who can block shots and rebound and we could be set.

yes, i said it. and yes i give doc credit for attacking! BRAVO DOC BRAVO!  ;D
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Change on January 09, 2013, 08:54:07 PM
here we go again walking the ball up  ::) ::)
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ScottHow on January 09, 2013, 08:54:14 PM
Sloppy start
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: blink on January 09, 2013, 08:54:32 PM
yeah, cmon guys the 3rd 1/4 has started.  wake up!
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on January 09, 2013, 08:55:12 PM
Not taking into consideration the team, best stretch of the season?

Obviously, and of course this stretch just HAPPEND to happen as soon as AB came back. Just like last year........all the bradley haters eat your crow.

nobody hates bradley son, cool down.

People were downplaying AB as if he wasn't that important to this team. I know what I'm talking about son, cool down.

we still need a big, kid. Ab is not a rim protector. what if he gets hurt? we need two bigs who can rebound and block shots. KG and who? Whop is the guy when KG sits? WIlcox? laughable. COllins? laughable. Sully is doing great at the 4 though but cannot block.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 08:55:24 PM
Bass, Melo and #1 pick for Gortat?

HELL NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Gortat has not impressed me ONE BIT!

just get a big who can block shots and rebound and we could be set.

yes, i said it. and yes i give doc credit for attacking! BRAVO DOC BRAVO!  ;D


I like him. He is fairly young and give us better size.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ScottHow on January 09, 2013, 08:55:59 PM
Well we clearly thought this game was over.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: tgreanier on January 09, 2013, 08:56:16 PM
9-0 run for PHX to start the third. Yay. Let's not stink the joint up now boys. More of that other stuff we saw.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: azzenfrost on January 09, 2013, 08:56:32 PM
Suns caught up fast. Where's the 3rd quarter fire...
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: blink on January 09, 2013, 08:56:38 PM
really ugly start to the 1/2.  man how do we avoid these let downs..??
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 09, 2013, 08:56:46 PM
why is BASS playing... he is HORRIBLE ...he is so bad
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 09, 2013, 08:56:52 PM
Looked like a blowout 2 minutes ago.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: The Rondo Show on January 09, 2013, 08:56:56 PM
ugh
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 09, 2013, 08:57:04 PM
Starting unit just not getting it done.  No energy, no transition defense.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: kozlodoev on January 09, 2013, 08:57:13 PM
What the heck just happened?!  ??? ::) ???
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on January 09, 2013, 08:57:14 PM
Bass, Melo and #1 pick for Gortat?

HELL NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Gortat has not impressed me ONE BIT!

just get a big who can block shots and rebound and we could be set.

yes, i said it. and yes i give doc credit for attacking! BRAVO DOC BRAVO!  ;D


I like him. He is fairly young and give us better size.

Meh. i dunno now. look AB is great and really helps but we do need another decent big if we are hoisting 18. Just my two cents.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 08:57:14 PM
Where is Sully? ;)
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on January 09, 2013, 08:57:27 PM
Not taking into consideration the team, best stretch of the season?

Obviously, and of course this stretch just HAPPEND to happen as soon as AB came back. Just like last year........all the bradley haters eat your crow.

nobody hates bradley son, cool down.

People were downplaying AB as if he wasn't that important to this team. I know what I'm talking about son, cool down.

we still need a big, kid. Ab is not a rim protector. what if he gets hurt? we need two bigs who can rebound and block shots. KG and who? Whop is the guy when KG sits? WIlcox? laughable. COllins? laughable. Sully is doing great at the 4 though but cannot block.

Stopped reading right there. If you knew ANYTHING about me you would know i have been preaching this for the longest time. You're arguing with me about things i agree with, unbelievable.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 09, 2013, 08:57:36 PM
Here we go again, players trotting back on defense, walking the ball up the floor...
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 09, 2013, 08:58:26 PM
bass is horrible and Rondo can't drive and undecisive controling the ball.


WHY is BASS in there? 
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: rondohondo on January 09, 2013, 08:59:12 PM
Bass, Melo and #1 pick for Gortat?

HELL NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Gortat has not impressed me ONE BIT!

just get a big who can block shots and rebound and we could be set.

yes, i said it. and yes i give doc credit for attacking! BRAVO DOC BRAVO!  ;D



Gortat is a big that can block shots and rebounds, plus he is very good in the pick and roll, Rondo would get him so many easy dunks.

If the price is only Bass , Melo and a 1st you have to do it IMO. We have a 2 year window, the exact length of Gortats contrtact

PG: Rondo   / Terry
SG: Bradley / Lee
SF: PP      / Green
PF: Sully   / Wilcox
 c: KG      / Gortat
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 09, 2013, 08:59:19 PM
Bass is a freakin bench player... :-X :-[ :'(
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 09, 2013, 08:59:59 PM
Wow...put the bench back in, lol..C'mon, C's!
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 09:00:03 PM
bass is horrible and Rondo can't drive and undecisive controling the ball.


WHY is BASS in there?


He is easy for me to hate.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 09, 2013, 09:01:10 PM
What the heck just happened?!  ??? ::) ???

Bassamatic and Rondo brain went brain dead
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 09:01:52 PM
My tv looks blurry!
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: tgreanier on January 09, 2013, 09:02:18 PM
This is not Celtics basketball. This is not fun.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on January 09, 2013, 09:04:04 PM
The Suns have always been able to go on runs. No reason for the team to fall asleep at the wheel.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ScottHow on January 09, 2013, 09:04:09 PM
God Collins is useless
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 09, 2013, 09:04:32 PM
Turrible,  get ROndo out and his walking the ball up court and put in Barbosa or Lee
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 09:05:38 PM
God Collins is useless

You knew he could not finish.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 09:05:50 PM
Where is Sully? ;)
yea Pierce and Rondo are stinking this game up for us
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ScottHow on January 09, 2013, 09:07:29 PM
**** with 2 on 1 pull up threes?!!?!? Is Walker back?!?
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 09:07:42 PM
Terry, you dope!!!!
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 09, 2013, 09:07:51 PM
What a horrible decision by Terry on that fast break.  That was a Nate Robinson-like decision.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 09, 2013, 09:08:19 PM
Meh, 9 out of 10 Terry makes that. Pierce was in position for a rebound, I don't mind it.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: blink on January 09, 2013, 09:08:35 PM
Yeah, cmon Jet, take it to the hoop or dish to PP and let him do it.  Let's not let them off the hook.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on January 09, 2013, 09:08:52 PM
Big terry supporter, he should be benched for that.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ejk3489 on January 09, 2013, 09:08:56 PM
Not a fan of that Terry three

Is it just me, or is this team really bad on the break this year?
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 09:09:12 PM
Collins is awful
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: TAllen on January 09, 2013, 09:09:21 PM
Rondo is an offense killer!  He dribbles the shot clock down to 10 every time. I hope to hell we trade him!
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 09, 2013, 09:09:24 PM
 
God Collins is useless

Geez, getting on the guy when he hustles down the court and gets mugged at the rim?
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 09:09:33 PM
OK Doc, you got a perfect rotation going. Don't tease me.


Unleash Lee, Bradley, Green, Sully, and KG... on the floor together.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: GronkSpike on January 09, 2013, 09:09:41 PM
It's funny how the perception used to be "Rondo has got no one to run with him" and now it's "Celts look so slow when is on".

He just keeps dribbling it up the court, wasting 10secs every time and getting them late clock shots.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 09, 2013, 09:09:59 PM
If Gortat can be had without too much sacrifice on our part, we need to get him.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 09, 2013, 09:10:03 PM
Not a fan of that Terry three

Is it just me, or is this team really bad on the break this year?

Nope. We've been good, much better finishers this year.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: blink on January 09, 2013, 09:10:28 PM
good JET!
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ScottHow on January 09, 2013, 09:11:33 PM
Nice drive by lee
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 09, 2013, 09:11:59 PM
Look at that, a simple pick, and Lee to the basket, yet our best dribbler can't bother to even try for a full game.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ScottHow on January 09, 2013, 09:12:43 PM
When is the last time Doc got tossed?
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: azzenfrost on January 09, 2013, 09:14:10 PM
Decisions, decisions...
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: TAllen on January 09, 2013, 09:15:21 PM
It's funny how the perception used to be "Rondo has got no one to run with him" and now it's "Celts look so slow when is on".

He just keeps dribbling it up the court, wasting 10secs every time and getting them late clock shots.

Totally agree I'm sick of his lazy D too, not to mention his bad attitude.  I hope Danny shops him soon.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ejk3489 on January 09, 2013, 09:15:38 PM
Not a fan of that Terry three

Is it just me, or is this team really bad on the break this year?

Nope. We've been good, much better finishers this year.

Yeah, you're probably right...I guess I just notice the bad instances more than the good.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: CelticsFan9 on January 09, 2013, 09:15:44 PM
We need a big.  Badly.

Gortat has shown me nothing this game.  I didn't like him before and I don't like him now.  He's overrated.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on January 09, 2013, 09:16:36 PM
It's funny how the perception used to be "Rondo has got no one to run with him" and now it's "Celts look so slow when is on".

He just keeps dribbling it up the court, wasting 10secs every time and getting them late clock shots.

Yeah its beyond annoying.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 09, 2013, 09:17:20 PM
Push the ball, easy open 3... who would've thought of that?
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 09, 2013, 09:17:30 PM
rondo is playing like a wet rag....Tommy is right , ROndo is killing the runs with WALKING the ball ,and wasting time...what is wrong with him...

 ::)
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 09:17:45 PM
We can never get good shots at the end of the buzzer

Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 09:18:10 PM
Rondo coaching from the bench. I love it!!!
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Change on January 09, 2013, 09:18:23 PM
Look at that, a simple pick, and Lee to the basket, yet our best dribbler can't bother to even try for a full game.

shhh can't criticize the anointed one
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 09, 2013, 09:18:37 PM
Keep 2nd unit in the game until the end.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 09:19:09 PM
We have surprisingly been playing WAY better without Rondo
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: blink on January 09, 2013, 09:19:16 PM
Yeah Gortat has a very quiet 12/12 tonight.
Numbers are good, but he hasn't really impressed.
good at tipping out the off rebounds
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: rondohondo on January 09, 2013, 09:19:38 PM
We need a big.  Badly.

Gortat has shown me nothing this game.  I didn't like him before and I don't like him now.  He's overrated.

he's got 13 rebs already in the game...
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 09:19:38 PM
Doc, put AB back in.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ScottHow on January 09, 2013, 09:20:02 PM
<3 Sully
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Accension13 on January 09, 2013, 09:20:26 PM
We have surprisingly been playing WAY better without Rondo

I was just thinking that too. It's either feast or famine with him
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 09, 2013, 09:20:45 PM
Story of the game -- KG, Sully, Green, Lee, Terry.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 09, 2013, 09:20:51 PM
I'm telling you Doc, don't you dare sub these guys out.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 09, 2013, 09:21:13 PM
I love Courtney Lee.  He gets a lot of crap on this board but he brings it every game.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 09, 2013, 09:21:29 PM
Story of the game -- KG, Sully, Green, Lee, Terry.

And Bradley, he played well.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 09:22:08 PM
Do not trade Lee.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: CelticsFan9 on January 09, 2013, 09:22:13 PM
We need a big.  Badly.

Gortat has shown me nothing this game.  I didn't like him before and I don't like him now.  He's overrated.

he's got 13 rebs already in the game...

I don't care about just stats.  Based on the eye test, I haven't liked what I've seen.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 09:22:18 PM
I'm telling you Doc, don't you dare sub these guys out.


I switch Bradley and Terry. No one else.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: fairweatherfan on January 09, 2013, 09:22:24 PM
Is it just me or has this been like the fastest game in years?  Less than 2 hrs in and only 8 minutes to go.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 09:22:40 PM
I love Courtney Lee.  He gets a lot of crap on this board but he brings it every game.
I agree its ridiculous
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: craigsagersuit on January 09, 2013, 09:23:02 PM
any reason barbosa aint playing?
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 09, 2013, 09:23:03 PM
We need a big.  Badly.

Gortat has shown me nothing this game.  I didn't like him before and I don't like him now.  He's overrated.

he's got 13 rebs already in the game...

12 points,13 boards, 5 blocks.  Hard to argue with those numbers.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 09, 2013, 09:23:17 PM
We need a big.  Badly.

Gortat has shown me nothing this game.  I didn't like him before and I don't like him now.  He's overrated.

he's got 13 rebs already in the game...

...and 5 blocks.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 09, 2013, 09:23:26 PM
I'm telling you Doc, don't you dare sub these guys out.


I switch Bradley and Terry. No one else.

I can go for that, but Terry is playing great... pushing the ball and hitting shots.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 09:23:40 PM
The Garden is rocking  8)
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ScottHow on January 09, 2013, 09:23:58 PM
KG the point guard!!! lol
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 09:24:28 PM
Green proving Danny right for signing him yea it's the Suns well he did the same to the Knicks and he's getting better each game
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 09, 2013, 09:25:08 PM
Sweet play there by Green.

Sully is a +28 right now.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 09:26:18 PM
I hate Bass. Just stands there!!!
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Change on January 09, 2013, 09:26:32 PM
Second unit rocks.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 09:26:39 PM
Good foul by Terry got up in the air it happens. Everybody is hustling right now though.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 09, 2013, 09:26:47 PM
Big Game Jeff Green is BOS's leading scorer so far.. :o
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: cltc5 on January 09, 2013, 09:27:03 PM
Toying with em.  Nice work tonight by Jeff Green as well!
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 09, 2013, 09:27:26 PM
Good foul by Terry got up in the air it happens. Everybody is hustling right now though.

Got challenged from behind.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 09:27:50 PM
Lee is ballin
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 09:28:38 PM
Good foul by Terry got up in the air it happens. Everybody is hustling right now though.

Got challenged from behind.
I didn't catch that should have picked up his dribble then
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 09:28:47 PM
Bass starts, Celtic struggle.

Bass subs in for KG, Celtics struggle.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 09, 2013, 09:29:12 PM
If C's hold on, it's all about the bench.  Great job by Sully, Green, Lee and Jet (in that order).   Loving Lee's energy and D.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 09:29:35 PM
Lee is ballin

Going to be easier to trade now!!! ;)
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: cman88 on January 09, 2013, 09:30:15 PM
K-mart HAS to offer more than collins right?

anyways, didnt realise by Sullinger has 13rebounds so far
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ejk3489 on January 09, 2013, 09:30:19 PM
14 rebounds for Sully. Man, he is exactly the kind of player we have needed these past 3-4 seasons...game 7 against the Lakers comes to mind.  :-\
Title: Sully +22, Bass -10..hmmm
Post by: missyP on January 09, 2013, 09:30:41 PM
Also Lee balling so hard.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 09:31:03 PM
Bass starts, Celtic struggle.

Bass subs in for KG, Celtics struggle.
Hes the guy who'd be easiest to trade for me, Bass has made clutch shots for us though and has played good defense for us before
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 09, 2013, 09:31:15 PM
Man Sully is just a beast on the boards.  I'm seriously against trading this guy.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 09:31:24 PM
Just watch Bass on defense.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: henr1k on January 09, 2013, 09:32:22 PM
Pierce and Rondo get no PT in the 4th? Weird. I am not complaining, offense flows much better today without Rondo

Edit: Rondo just entered the game
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: cman88 on January 09, 2013, 09:32:32 PM
this game is all about our bench...3 players in double digits for the C's tonight..

all on the bench
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: missyP on January 09, 2013, 09:33:04 PM
Lee is ballin

Going to be easier to trade now!!! ;)

All of a sudden I wan't us to hold on the Lee. Terry and Bass could net us something good.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Donoghus on January 09, 2013, 09:33:53 PM
Don't get sloppy here at the end.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: TAllen on January 09, 2013, 09:34:26 PM
we were up by 11 when rondo came in lets see what happens.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Mr October on January 09, 2013, 09:35:10 PM
Just tuning in. Sullinger has 15 rebounds!? I love it!
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 09:35:37 PM
Tucker is acting like its the playoffs rofl
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 09:36:31 PM
Just tuning in. Sullinger has 15 rebounds!? I love it!

He's good.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on January 09, 2013, 09:37:16 PM
Lee is ballin

Going to be easier to trade now!!! ;)

All of a sudden I wan't us to hold on the Lee. Terry and Bass could net us something good.

I want to hold on to terry. Bass on the other hand can get lost.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 09:37:50 PM
Lee is ballin

Going to be easier to trade now!!! ;)

All of a sudden I wan't us to hold on the Lee. Terry and Bass could net us something good.
I like Terry he is playoff tested and is ready to hit big shots, our team is gelling guys are settling into their roles playing great basketball but you guys want to make trades?! Smh
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: 2short on January 09, 2013, 09:38:49 PM
if we end up winning this its the bench that did it
besides kg i can't think of a starter that played that well at all and kg wasn't that good
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on January 09, 2013, 09:38:50 PM
If the starters showed up this game would have been a blowout.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: slamtheking on January 09, 2013, 09:39:10 PM
good game tonight.  bench has actually outplayed the starters.  when was the last time we could say that?
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Donoghus on January 09, 2013, 09:40:04 PM
It's been an awful last 4-5 minutes for the C's.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: slamtheking on January 09, 2013, 09:40:16 PM
if we end up winning this its the bench that did it
besides kg i can't think of a starter that played that well at all and kg wasn't that good
Avery was pretty decent tonight I thought
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on January 09, 2013, 09:40:30 PM
Lee is ballin

Going to be easier to trade now!!! ;)

All of a sudden I wan't us to hold on the Lee. Terry and Bass could net us something good.
I like Terry he is playoff tested and is ready to hit big shots, our team is gelling guys are settling into their roles playing great basketball but you guys want to make trades?! Smh

I agree terry needs to stay. However we still need a decent big to backup KG. Collins and wilcox will not cut it.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: OsirusCeltics on January 09, 2013, 09:40:34 PM
This time in the game, it seems like Celtics are cruising, hoping for the clock to run out
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: slamtheking on January 09, 2013, 09:40:45 PM
Sully -- this kid is a keeper
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 09:41:17 PM
JARREDD!!!

Doc getting on Sully haha
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Donoghus on January 09, 2013, 09:41:27 PM
Now it's over.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 09:41:40 PM
Lee is ballin

Going to be easier to trade now!!! ;)

All of a sudden I wan't us to hold on the Lee. Terry and Bass could net us something good.
I like Terry he is playoff tested and is ready to hit big shots, our team is gelling guys are settling into their roles playing great basketball but you guys want to make trades?! Smh

Celtics are playing well but are very flawed. They need a true back-up pg and a center if they want to win it all. You got to trade someone to get those pieces.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ScottHow on January 09, 2013, 09:41:51 PM
Bigman with a floater
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 09, 2013, 09:42:27 PM
Terry and Sully, players of the game with a little bit of Green on the top, with a side of Lee.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ejk3489 on January 09, 2013, 09:43:03 PM
Well that should do it, nice play by Rondo.

Sully and the bench get all the credit for this win tonight.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Kiorrik on January 09, 2013, 09:43:08 PM
Just tuned in for a couple of seconds to see a wee bit. Mostly listening since I'm at work.

Wow Rondo. As Tommy said; how'd he respond that fast!? Ridiculous! :D
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 09, 2013, 09:43:15 PM
Lee is ballin

Going to be easier to trade now!!! ;)

All of a sudden I wan't us to hold on the Lee. Terry and Bass could net us something good.
I like Terry he is playoff tested and is ready to hit big shots, our team is gelling guys are settling into their roles playing great basketball but you guys want to make trades?! Smh

Celtics are playing well but are very flawed. They need a true back-up pg and a center if they want to win it all. You got to trade someone to get those pieces.

We don't need a back-up PG, that's a myth.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 09, 2013, 09:43:25 PM
Interestingly Sully got the most minutes in this game.  4 more than Rondo, will finish the game with 34 minutes.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: 2short on January 09, 2013, 09:43:35 PM
if we end up winning this its the bench that did it
besides kg i can't think of a starter that played that well at all and kg wasn't that good
Avery was pretty decent tonight I thought
yes agreed, great defense, shooting was spotty

how was that court vision/pass by rondo?
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 09:44:21 PM
I hope my posting star status changes from Tiny Archibald to Sully tonight.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 09:44:34 PM
I love this team what a great gritty, ugly, low scoring Celtics basketball win.  ;D
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 09, 2013, 09:44:55 PM
if we end up winning this its the bench that did it
besides kg i can't think of a starter that played that well at all and kg wasn't that good
Avery was pretty decent tonight I thought
yes agreed, great defense, shooting was spotty

how was that court vision/pass by rondo?

Rondo played like crap for 90% of the game, not going to give him any props today.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: 2short on January 09, 2013, 09:45:17 PM
ps-like bass but man does he seem tentative out there
sully's continued good play makes me think brandon is our #1 trade bait

side note as far as suns go
nice to see dudley looking good, gortat looks really good, beasley looks like he'll be dumped, the $$$ they signed him to?????
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: LEHGOCELTICS on January 09, 2013, 09:45:24 PM
Bass.... ???
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: 2short on January 09, 2013, 09:45:52 PM
if we end up winning this its the bench that did it
besides kg i can't think of a starter that played that well at all and kg wasn't that good
Avery was pretty decent tonight I thought
yes agreed, great defense, shooting was spotty

how was that court vision/pass by rondo?

Rondo played like crap for 90% of the game, not going to give him any props today.
yes rondo did play poorly like just about every starter, just pointing out the 1 pass
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on January 09, 2013, 09:46:02 PM
Lee is ballin

Going to be easier to trade now!!! ;)

All of a sudden I wan't us to hold on the Lee. Terry and Bass could net us something good.
I like Terry he is playoff tested and is ready to hit big shots, our team is gelling guys are settling into their roles playing great basketball but you guys want to make trades?! Smh

Celtics are playing well but are very flawed. They need a true back-up pg and a center if they want to win it all. You got to trade someone to get those pieces.

We don't need a back-up PG, that's a myth.

THIS ^
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 09:46:04 PM
if we end up winning this its the bench that did it
besides kg i can't think of a starter that played that well at all and kg wasn't that good
Avery was pretty decent tonight I thought
yes agreed, great defense, shooting was spotty

how was that court vision/pass by rondo?

Rondo played like crap for 90% of the game, not going to give him any props today.
Yeah he has been playing pretty bad for a while now
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: LEHGOCELTICS on January 09, 2013, 09:47:30 PM
Hope we can trade Bass
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 09, 2013, 09:48:27 PM
I love this team what a great gritty, ugly, low scoring Celtics basketball win.  ;D

TP to that, defense is king.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: slamtheking on January 09, 2013, 09:48:38 PM
Sully was +25 until that last PHX bucket.  [dang] good night for Sully
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 09:48:55 PM
Lee is ballin

Going to be easier to trade now!!! ;)

All of a sudden I wan't us to hold on the Lee. Terry and Bass could net us something good.
I like Terry he is playoff tested and is ready to hit big shots, our team is gelling guys are settling into their roles playing great basketball but you guys want to make trades?! Smh

Celtics are playing well but are very flawed. They need a true back-up pg and a center if they want to win it all. You got to trade someone to get those pieces.

We don't need a back-up PG, that's a myth.

I think they do.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: The Rondo Show on January 09, 2013, 09:50:05 PM
Bench finally up to expectations
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: GronkSpike on January 09, 2013, 09:50:16 PM
Quote
Sean Grande

C's win 4 straight for the first time since April. Sullinger 16 rebounds, most by a Celtic in regulation since Garnett Vs. Chicago, 12/3/10
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 09, 2013, 09:50:39 PM
Lee is ballin

Going to be easier to trade now!!! ;)

All of a sudden I wan't us to hold on the Lee. Terry and Bass could net us something good.
I like Terry he is playoff tested and is ready to hit big shots, our team is gelling guys are settling into their roles playing great basketball but you guys want to make trades?! Smh

Celtics are playing well but are very flawed. They need a true back-up pg and a center if they want to win it all. You got to trade someone to get those pieces.

We don't need a back-up PG, that's a myth.

I think they do.

Lee and Terry have been consistently good when playing together, and we got Barbosa for spot minutes.

We don't need anything else.

What we actually need is a starting PG... we're missing one of those at the moment :P
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: hwangjini_1 on January 09, 2013, 09:50:46 PM
another win.  ;D

not a consistently good game by the celtics, but suns really suck. the bench was really good tonight.

and sully was the top rebounder in the game.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Smutzy#9 on January 09, 2013, 09:51:25 PM
Lee is ballin

Going to be easier to trade now!!! ;)

All of a sudden I wan't us to hold on the Lee. Terry and Bass could net us something good.
I like Terry he is playoff tested and is ready to hit big shots, our team is gelling guys are settling into their roles playing great basketball but you guys want to make trades?! Smh

Celtics are playing well but are very flawed. They need a true back-up pg and a center if they want to win it all. You got to trade someone to get those pieces.

We don't need a back-up PG, that's a myth.

I think they do.

You dont when jet is on the team. make jet be the primary ball handler and run pick and roles like he did in DAL for so long. thats about it
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: celticslove on January 09, 2013, 09:51:57 PM
Sully MVP! danny must be laughing at the 20 teams that pass on him.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: European NBA fan on January 09, 2013, 09:54:00 PM
if we end up winning this its the bench that did it
besides kg i can't think of a starter that played that well at all and kg wasn't that good
Avery was pretty decent tonight I thought
yes agreed, great defense, shooting was spotty

how was that court vision/pass by rondo?

Rondo played like crap for 90% of the game, not going to give him any props today.
Yeah he has been playing pretty bad for a while now

Like the triple double against Atlanta or the 18 points agaist Indiana?
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: CelticsFan9 on January 09, 2013, 09:54:30 PM
Lee is ballin

Going to be easier to trade now!!! ;)

All of a sudden I wan't us to hold on the Lee. Terry and Bass could net us something good.
I like Terry he is playoff tested and is ready to hit big shots, our team is gelling guys are settling into their roles playing great basketball but you guys want to make trades?! Smh

Celtics are playing well but are very flawed. They need a true back-up pg and a center if they want to win it all. You got to trade someone to get those pieces.

We don't need a back-up PG, that's a myth.

I think they do.

Lee and Terry have been consistently good when playing together, and we got Barbosa for spot minutes.

We don't need anything else.

What we actually need is a starting PG... we're missing one of those at the moment :P

To build off what you said, I think Doc needs to let Terry handle the ball more.  Jet is best when he runs the PnR or PnP, as his speed allows him to drive and kick, which I think is an underrated part of his game.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: apc on January 09, 2013, 09:54:54 PM
This is how i imagined our bench will be playing!
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: raynman on January 09, 2013, 09:55:20 PM
Sully MVP! danny must be laughing at the 20 teams that pass on him.

Is Sullinger BEASTING or what?  ;D
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: hwangjini_1 on January 09, 2013, 09:55:30 PM
does anyone know why avery only played 18 minutes tonight? he looked good, so i worry he might be injured.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Chief on January 09, 2013, 09:55:33 PM
Lee is ballin

Going to be easier to trade now!!! ;)

All of a sudden I wan't us to hold on the Lee. Terry and Bass could net us something good.
I like Terry he is playoff tested and is ready to hit big shots, our team is gelling guys are settling into their roles playing great basketball but you guys want to make trades?! Smh

Celtics are playing well but are very flawed. They need a true back-up pg and a center if they want to win it all. You got to trade someone to get those pieces.

We don't need a back-up PG, that's a myth.

I think they do.

You dont when jet is on the team. make jet be the primary ball handler and run pick and roles like he did in DAL for so long. thats about it

We got a lot of 2 guards playing spot minutes at point. Not sure what would happen if Rondo suffered a injury. Hopefully the knicks game was not a fluke but I just want to play things safe.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 09:56:05 PM
another win.  ;D

not a consistently good game by the celtics, but suns really suck. the bench was really good tonight.

and sully was the top rebounder in the game.
But but we should package him and Bradley for Gortat  ::)
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ejk3489 on January 09, 2013, 09:57:32 PM
Best stat of the night:

Garnett: 29 minutes
Pierce: 23 minutes
Rondo: 30 minutes

And yeah, Rondo played like crap tonight, but so did Pierce and the rest of the starting unit.

Our bench was made for nights like these and thankfully they stepped up to the challenge, in a big way.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ImShakHeIsShaq on January 09, 2013, 09:57:39 PM
does anyone know why avery only played 18 minutes tonight? he looked good, so i worry he might be injured.

He looked tired... he isn't injured... best to save him while the team is doing enough to win w/o him b/c he will have a time with Harden (hopefully a good time hehe).
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: 2short on January 09, 2013, 09:57:53 PM
if we end up winning this its the bench that did it
besides kg i can't think of a starter that played that well at all and kg wasn't that good
Avery was pretty decent tonight I thought
yes agreed, great defense, shooting was spotty

how was that court vision/pass by rondo?

Rondo played like crap for 90% of the game, not going to give him any props today.
Yeah he has been playing pretty bad for a while now

Like the triple double against Atlanta or the 18 points agaist Indiana?
zing!

nice to see jeff green building on good play
really like it that we don't have to rely on pierce for scoring every game, would love it if we can give some rest time to paul, kg, terry and rondo during rest of year
sully, nicer touch than guy i've compared him to, silas
he isn't going to beat to many guys in race but has complete game, no outside shots tonight
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on January 09, 2013, 09:58:06 PM
Sully MVP! danny must be laughing at the 20 teams that pass on him.

Is Sullinger BEASTING or what?  ;D

jeebus man, he had RODMANESQUE and BARKLEYESQUE numbers tonight   :D
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 09:58:42 PM
does anyone know why avery only played 18 minutes tonight? he looked good, so i worry he might be injured.
If you don't have to run him to the ground coming off surgery who is HUGE for us let him rest
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: hwangjini_1 on January 09, 2013, 09:59:29 PM
does anyone know why avery only played 18 minutes tonight? he looked good, so i worry he might be injured.

He looked tired... he isn't injured... best to save him while the team is doing enough to win w/o him b/c he will have a time with Harden (hopefully a good time hehe).

thanks. it makes sense that he might be tired after not playing for so long. tp.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ScottHow on January 09, 2013, 09:59:49 PM
Cousins who?

Could you imagine? lol
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: 2short on January 09, 2013, 09:59:57 PM
hopefully this is what we can expect from terry for rest of season
was this his best all around game since joining?
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: cman88 on January 09, 2013, 10:02:22 PM
it looks to me like the refs are finally starting to let sullinger play...and now that he isnt getting so many ticky-tack fouls called he is playing some solid defense out there.

he's getting better every single game.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: apc on January 09, 2013, 10:02:36 PM
Sully MVP! danny must be laughing at the 20 teams that pass on him.

Is Sullinger BEASTING or what?  ;D

jeebus man, he had RODMANESQUE and BARKLEYESQUE numbers tonight   :D
I he hope he makes it to the rookie all-star game.
how are the players getting picked?
 
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 10:02:48 PM
if we end up winning this its the bench that did it
besides kg i can't think of a starter that played that well at all and kg wasn't that good
Avery was pretty decent tonight I thought
yes agreed, great defense, shooting was spotty

how was that court vision/pass by rondo?

Rondo played like crap for 90% of the game, not going to give him any props today.
Yeah he has been playing pretty bad for a while now

Like the triple double against Atlanta or the 18 points agaist Indiana?
Im not saying trade him or any of that I know hell snap out of it but you gotta admit the Hawks game he was good but he's been spotty lately
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on January 09, 2013, 10:03:32 PM
hopefully this is what we can expect from terry for rest of season
was this his best all around game since joining?

which is why we need him for the playoffs. he will be fine if doc uses him properly. looks like doc is coming around.  lee, JET and the Blur seem to handle the ball well. I'd only be willing to trade bass or wilcox or collins now.  ;D
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: cman88 on January 09, 2013, 10:04:37 PM
does anyone know why avery only played 18 minutes tonight? he looked good, so i worry he might be injured.

He looked tired... he isn't injured... best to save him while the team is doing enough to win w/o him b/c he will have a time with Harden (hopefully a good time hehe).

thanks. it makes sense that he might be tired after not playing for so long. tp.

ya, tommy mentioned how you could tell he was tired because he was front-rimming some of his shots.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 09, 2013, 10:14:17 PM
Look ...we can't trade AB and Sully for that GIANT  ??? ::)
you'll crazy or summ  nn

MISTER POTATOE HEAD looking GORTAT


I mean he serious looks like Mr TATOR TOT

(http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af13/74Z28PILOT/imagesCA1DHET6.jpg)
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Fafnir on January 09, 2013, 10:15:13 PM
if we end up winning this its the bench that did it
besides kg i can't think of a starter that played that well at all and kg wasn't that good
Avery was pretty decent tonight I thought
yes agreed, great defense, shooting was spotty

how was that court vision/pass by rondo?

Rondo played like crap for 90% of the game, not going to give him any props today.
Yeah he has been playing pretty bad for a while now

Like the triple double against Atlanta or the 18 points agaist Indiana?
Im not saying trade him or any of that I know hell snap out of it but you gotta admit the Hawks game he was good but he's been spotty lately
He had an injury recently too, that caused two of his ugly games, plus the entire team was awful for the first three games of the four game losing streak.

Against Pacers/Hawks he looked good, but for some reason the entire starting unit was off tonight.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on January 09, 2013, 10:20:53 PM
Look ...we can't trade AB and Sully for that GIANT  ??? ::)
you'll crazy or summ  nn

MISTER POTATOE HEAD looking GORTAT


I mean he serious looks like Mr TATOR TOT

(http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af13/74Z28PILOT/imagesCA1DHET6.jpg)

ummm you called for it as well as me(not saying we wanted to give up AB or sully for him, but bass, lee and melo i believe was our offer). just admit it we were wrong!  ;)

or better yet i will give the suns bass and collins now for gortat or bass and wilcox. deal or no deal?  ;D
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Fafnir on January 09, 2013, 10:40:18 PM
Solid game for the C's. I wish we hadn't melted down offensively in the third with the starters, but the bench did a great job of getting the lead up into a comfortable 10-12 point range quickly after that.

Another win, need to keep piling them on!
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on January 09, 2013, 10:45:52 PM
Solid game for the C's. I wish we hadn't melted down offensively in the third with the starters, but the bench did a great job of getting the lead up into a comfortable 10-12 point range quickly after that.

Another win, need to keep piling them on!

yep. run the table on this homestand. we need 8 straight wins once this homestand is done.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ScottHow on January 09, 2013, 10:47:27 PM
Sully is a couple of double digit rebound games away from making me get a Sullinger jersey lol
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: CelticG1 on January 09, 2013, 10:51:53 PM
This is what I hoped for with more depth and youth.

On games where are top guys are struggling, which inevitably happens against the lower tier teams, that they can come in and push us to a victory.

Not to mention after that Knicks game there would for sure be a let down.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on January 09, 2013, 10:52:52 PM
Sully is a couple of double digit rebound games away from making me get a Sullinger jersey lol

hey knock yourself out!  ;)

I only have one celtics jersey.


KKKAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: D.o.s. on January 09, 2013, 10:54:11 PM
Great game by the Celtics, ignoring that awful opening to the 3rd quarter.

Very intrigued for the Rockets game, especially after watching them beat LA last night. Unfortunately I won't be able to watch it in person, but Harden/Bradley should be a fun one!
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: syfy9 on January 09, 2013, 11:02:13 PM
Sully is a couple of double digit rebound games away from making me get a Sullinger jersey lol

I strongly recommend otherwise. Sullinger could still be traded, and then it'd be just plain awkward.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: Change on January 09, 2013, 11:03:42 PM
Celtics won, Lakers lost

(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/27751394.jpg)
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ScottHow on January 09, 2013, 11:06:00 PM
Sully is a couple of double digit rebound games away from making me get a Sullinger jersey lol

I strongly recommend otherwise. Sullinger could still be traded, and then it'd be just plain awkward.

Yeah, that would be pretty lame.

A couple of years ago I got my Rondo jersey right in the middle of a ton of trade rumors involving him. I made that purchase with one eye shut, lol.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 09, 2013, 11:17:12 PM
Sully is a couple of double digit rebound games away from making me get a Sullinger jersey lol
I am getting a Sully jersey after the trade deadline, scratch that getting one ASAP he's not going anywhere  ;D
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: ScottHow on January 09, 2013, 11:20:05 PM
Sully is a couple of double digit rebound games away from making me get a Sullinger jersey lol
I am getting a Sully jersey after the trade deadline, scratch that getting one ASAP he's not going anywhere  ;D

It is really tempting
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: j804 on January 10, 2013, 12:15:54 AM
Sully is a couple of double digit rebound games away from making me get a Sullinger jersey lol
I am getting a Sully jersey after the trade deadline, scratch that getting one ASAP he's not going anywhere  ;D

It is really tempting
our Achilles heel is rebounding what Sully does best, it's one of the reasons were doing better lately. Sully is young improving defensively and believe it or not helps KG out a ton as well. I don't think he's going anywhere.
Title: Re: Suns (12-24) at Celtics (17-17) 1/9
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 10, 2013, 12:21:10 AM
I "m wanting an Bradley jersey.... he is my favorite player after KG...I had his tee shirt on for this win...when ever I wear it the Celtics win. ;D

I don't Danny has the nads to trade away AB.  Not after he has picked up this team.