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Title: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: FLCeltsFan on January 13, 2013, 08:53:46 PM
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Charlotte Bobcats (9-27) at Boston Celtics (19-17)
Monday, January 14,2013
7:30 PM ET
Regular Season Game #37 Home Game #19
TV:  CSN-NE, SSO-CHA,  NBA-LP 753(CHA)/754(BOS)
Radio:  WEEI,  WFNZ
TD Garden 

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Probable Starters
PG(http://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/3026.jpg) SG(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/avery_bradley.jpg) SF(http://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/662.jpg) PF(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/brandon_bass.jpg) C(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/kevin_garnett.jpg)
Rajon Rondo.....Avery Bradley ..... Paul Pierce.....Brandon Bass..... Kevin Garnett
Celtics Reserves
Jared Sullinger
Jason Collins
Courtney Lee
Jeff Green
Leandro Barbosa
Jason Terry

Injuries

Chris Wilcox (thumb) day to day

Red Claws
Fab Melo

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Probable Starters
PG(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/kemba_walker.jpg)......SG(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/gerald_henderson.jpg).....SF(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/michael_kidd-gilchrist.jpg).....PF(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/tyrus_thomas.jpg) ..... C(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/bismack_biyombo.jpg)
Kemba Walker......Gerald Henderson....Michael Kidd Gilchrist........Tyrus Thomas.......Bismack Biyombo

Bobcats Bench

Ben Gordon
Ramon Sessions
Jeffrey Taylor
Jeff Adrien
Brendan Haywood
DeSagana Diop
Hakim Warrick
Reggie Williams

Injuries
Byron Mullins (ankle) out

Team Connections
DeSagana Diop and Rajon Rondo attended Oak Hill Academy
Brandon Bass and DeSagana Diop were teammates in Dallas from 2007-09
Jeff Green and Byron Mullens were teammates in Oklahoma City from 2009-11
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Rajon Rondo both attended Kentucky
Jared Sullinger and Byron Mullens both attended Ohio State
DeSagana Diop and Jason Terry were teammates in Dallas from 2005-09
Jason Terry and Brendan Haywood were teammates in Dallas from 2009-12
Ben Gordon and Chris Wilcox were teammates in Detroit from 2009-11.
Jason Collins and Hakim Warrick were teammates in Memphis during the 2007-08 season
Fab Melo and Hakim Warrick attended Syracuse.

Game Notes

The Celtics host the Charlotte Bobcats as they look for their longest win streak since December of 2010.   The Celtics have won their last 5 games, 4 against teams above .500, by an average of 10.6 points.  The Bobcats, on the other hand have lost their last 3 games, and 22 of their last 24, by an average of 11.0 points.  The Celtics swept the series last season 3-0. 

The Celtics win streak has been keyed by the return of Avery Bradley, and with him, a return of the Celtics lock down defense.  With the roles being better defined, the second unit has also played a part with Courtney Lee providing some tough defense and clutch shooting and Jared Sullinger crashing the boards and playing tough inside.   Jeff Green has been more aggressive.  Jason Terry's shot is still inconsistent but he's a scorer and this could be the game where the shots start to fall again.

The Bobcats are just 2-8 in their last 10 games and have lost 3 in a row.  The Celtics are 6-4 in their last 10 games, and, after losing 8 of their previous 10 games, they have won 5 straight.  The Celtics are 12-6 at home and need to continue to build a home dominance.  The Bobcats are just 4-13 on the road.   Hopefully the Celtics don't let down and play down to the Bobcats.   If they play the way they have in their last 5 games,   KG should get to enjoy Gino Time again. 

Key Matchups
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Rajon Rondo vs Kemba Walker
Kemba Walker returns to New England where he won a lot of fans playing for UConn.   Walker is averaging 17.6 points, 5.8 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game.  Rondo loves big matchups and so should give Walker all he can handle in this one. 

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Kevin Garnett vs Bismack Biyombo
KG has been playing very well and also has a couple of inches on Biyombo who is averaging 4.8 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.6 blocks.  Biyombo is a good defender and bothers a lot of shots inside, but with KG's size, he should be able to get his shot off over Biyombo.   

Honorable Mention

Avery Bradley vs Gerald Henderson
Gerald Henderson has shot the ball well against the Celtics in the past,   scoring 43 points while shooting 19 for 33 (57.8 percent) from the field in the last two meetings.   It will be up to Avery to slow him down in this one. 

Keys to the Game
Defense -   The Celtics have been winning with tough defense.  They need to continue to make defense their top priority.     Defense wins games and it wins championships.   

Rebound -    Good things happen when the Celtics crash the boards.   When they show energy in rebounding, that energy spreads to other areas of the game.  They prevent second chance points and fast break baskets by grabbing the rebounds as well.  The Celtics need to swarm the basket as a team. 

Be Aggressive - When the Celtics are the more aggressive team they usually win.  They need to be aggressive going to the basket,  grabbing rebounds, and  hustling after loose balls and, especially, on defense.  This goes for the Celtics as a team and for each player individually.     

Bench Play - The Celtics reserves have been playing very well during the win streak and have outscored their opponents' counterparts 67-41 in their last two games.  The Celtics need the second unit to continue to bring energy and outplay the opposing reserves to allow the starters to be fresh at the end of the game. 

X-Factor
Trap Game
This is a game that could very easily become a trap game against a team with a losing record and only 9 wins.   The Celtics have 5 wins in a row, 4 of which came against teams above .500.    They could easily let down their guard and play down to the competition.  Hopefully they come out strong and keep their focus and we have Gino time at the Garden again. 

Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: jdz101 on January 13, 2013, 09:09:49 PM
Hopefully we wrap this one up early so we can unleash Cap'n Barbosa and his Black Pearl-esque speed on the cats in the second half!

TP FL

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Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Edgar on January 13, 2013, 10:11:24 PM
this is the kind of game i use to call

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hope a blowour y knever know
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 13, 2013, 10:23:59 PM
Haven't been able to watch all the games this season, but have we seen Gino this season? I want some Gino time.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: azzenfrost on January 14, 2013, 05:22:24 AM
Me too. Want to see a good showing (once again) from our bench. Maybe we'll get to see Barbosa and Wilcox.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: ACF on January 14, 2013, 05:25:51 AM

TP. Go Celtics!


Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: bfrombleacher on January 14, 2013, 05:31:23 AM
whoops, wrong thread - go C's!
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: cltc5 on January 14, 2013, 08:39:10 AM
First time seeing Kidd gilchrist play.  Hoping we continue To stay focused
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Fafnir on January 14, 2013, 08:46:08 AM
Have to keep piling up the wins.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: j804 on January 14, 2013, 06:12:12 PM
You know the swagger is back and KG is feeling good when he's doing pregame media also when saying stuff like this.  ;D

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KG tells media during pregame that his ideal game would be, "30 points, 30 rebounds, 15 blocks and 10 assists... And a Celtics blowout."
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 14, 2013, 07:25:45 PM
I'm hungry.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Smutzy#9 on January 14, 2013, 07:36:29 PM
lets get this win and keep the streak going. Show gilchrist what a draft steal is like sully
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 14, 2013, 07:45:50 PM
What a difference it makes when Rondo pushes the ball and makes early passes in the shot clock.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: hwangjini_1 on January 14, 2013, 07:46:32 PM
celtics look good and especially rondo early on. let's hope they keep this up.

and thanks for the thread cfl.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 14, 2013, 07:47:32 PM
Well, 4 minutes in and I'm being reminded of the good old days when we blew out bad teams by 40.

I'd love to win like that tonight.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: TenaciousD on January 14, 2013, 07:48:38 PM
Well, this cant last but its good while its going. No slacking.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: biggbird on January 14, 2013, 07:48:59 PM
Not in our house bobcats!
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 14, 2013, 07:51:18 PM
So Rondo's back from Mexico again.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: biggbird on January 14, 2013, 07:51:44 PM
Great D creating great O. Love having Bradley back!
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Interceptor on January 14, 2013, 07:53:28 PM
I love that Sully smirk.  ;D
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 14, 2013, 07:53:28 PM
Poor Sullinger can't avoid fouls right now to save his life.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: biggbird on January 14, 2013, 07:53:47 PM
First foul on Sully, didn't take long :P
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Interceptor on January 14, 2013, 07:55:06 PM
Anyone think they let Bass have that shot four times in a row?
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 14, 2013, 07:55:32 PM
Leave Jared alone!
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Smutzy#9 on January 14, 2013, 07:57:02 PM
this is entertaining
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 14, 2013, 07:57:11 PM
Soooooo many fouls the last minute.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Interceptor on January 14, 2013, 07:58:24 PM
Holy smokes, never let Collins shoot ever.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Chief on January 14, 2013, 07:58:34 PM
Collins is terrible.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Surferdad on January 14, 2013, 07:58:39 PM
Okay so here come some REAL NBA players for the bobcats.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: biggbird on January 14, 2013, 07:58:49 PM
I think Collins almost broke the backboard on that one :P
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Chief on January 14, 2013, 07:59:20 PM
Haywood anyone?
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 14, 2013, 08:00:13 PM
Haywood anyone?

Yes, please.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Smutzy#9 on January 14, 2013, 08:00:22 PM
running offence through collins...... **** is that ****
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Chief on January 14, 2013, 08:01:36 PM
Haywood anyone?

Yes, please.

Only $2 million a year for 3 years.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Change on January 14, 2013, 08:02:12 PM
Rondo 5 assists 4 rebounds and 1 point away from triple double. First quarter isn't even over yet.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Chief on January 14, 2013, 08:04:49 PM
Is this Oprah?
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Chief on January 14, 2013, 08:11:25 PM
I like Green taking that jumper.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 14, 2013, 08:11:36 PM
JC playing well.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: reelbig4 on January 14, 2013, 08:12:44 PM
Haywood??, Collins is dominating him, GO CELTICS!!!
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: rondohondo on January 14, 2013, 08:13:04 PM
Haywood anyone?

Yes, please.

Only $2 million a year for 3 years.

He was picked up off the amnesty list so can't be traded this year.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: TenaciousD on January 14, 2013, 08:15:50 PM
Keep playing your game and all will be well.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: JHTruth on January 14, 2013, 08:16:28 PM
Horrible pass haha
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: azzenfrost on January 14, 2013, 08:17:14 PM
Don't let up.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Chief on January 14, 2013, 08:18:04 PM
I'd be very happy if AB played 35 minutes a night.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Surferdad on January 14, 2013, 08:18:21 PM
Nice move by Green there.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: esel1000 on January 14, 2013, 08:19:18 PM
and the bs fouls on sully continue...
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 14, 2013, 08:20:13 PM
Is this Oprah?

With all due respect and high regard for those brave enough to protect and defend our country in the military,  I am not the biggest fan of the annual military interviews on the C's telecast. Almost always feels awkward to me. That said, I do hope it's a great time and thrill for them.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: st.jimmy222 on January 14, 2013, 08:20:48 PM
and the bs fouls on sully continue...
shocking :o
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 14, 2013, 08:22:02 PM
Jeff Green has one of the greatest pump fakes ever.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Chief on January 14, 2013, 08:22:04 PM
Is this Oprah?

With all due respect and high regard for those brave enough to protect and defend our country in the military,  I am not the biggest fan of the annual military interviews on the C's telecast. Almost always feels awkward to me. That said, I do hope it's a great time and thrill for them.

The Tommy and Mike interviews don't bother me. But the suicide lady...
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: esel1000 on January 14, 2013, 08:22:08 PM
jeff green on fire!
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 14, 2013, 08:22:15 PM
Who said Green can't go left?
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: biggbird on January 14, 2013, 08:22:29 PM
glad green took that lane, it was wide open for a long time, he just doesn't like going left!
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Smutzy#9 on January 14, 2013, 08:24:05 PM
Is this Oprah?

With all due respect and high regard for those brave enough to protect and defend our country in the military,  I am not the biggest fan of the annual military interviews on the C's telecast. Almost always feels awkward to me. That said, I do hope it's a great time and thrill for them.

I feel the same i Have the utmost respect for those that serve their country in anything they do, but id seriously rather just the announcers focus on the game
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: azzenfrost on January 14, 2013, 08:24:48 PM
Green's doing well tonight.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 14, 2013, 08:27:01 PM
Is it just me or are we giving KG more chances to set things up with his passing lately.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Chief on January 14, 2013, 08:28:07 PM
I don't buy mattresses from guys with pony tails.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Smutzy#9 on January 14, 2013, 08:28:41 PM
these fouls are getting ridic
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: TenaciousD on January 14, 2013, 08:30:51 PM
Like the way the club is keeping pave on the lead. Trade buckets all night long, I'll be fine.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Smutzy#9 on January 14, 2013, 08:32:42 PM
going by the refs that should be a flagrant 2

Thats what garentt got ejected for>


While i was writing this i heard it got down graded

Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: azzenfrost on January 14, 2013, 08:33:55 PM
Yeah, AB.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Chief on January 14, 2013, 08:34:02 PM
great pass
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 14, 2013, 08:34:34 PM
Time to give Jason some love.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Surferdad on January 14, 2013, 08:34:36 PM
Collins contributing with some nice rebounding on both ends.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: st.jimmy222 on January 14, 2013, 08:35:14 PM
wait wait, how many rebounds does Collins have?
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 14, 2013, 08:37:03 PM
Nice D Jeffrey
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 14, 2013, 08:37:08 PM
wait wait, how many rebounds does Collins have?

If I had to bet, more rebounds than all his previous games combined? :P
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: st.jimmy222 on January 14, 2013, 08:37:24 PM
jesus guys, they're called FREE throws for a reason
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Chief on January 14, 2013, 08:38:45 PM
Bad call.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: timobusa on January 14, 2013, 08:38:52 PM
Collins playing like a madman tonight!
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 14, 2013, 08:38:54 PM
Jason Mutombo getting robbed by the refs.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: hwangjini_1 on January 14, 2013, 08:41:04 PM
a good game by green so far. and collins actually earning his paycheck tonight.  :)
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 14, 2013, 08:42:16 PM
wait wait, how many rebounds does Collins have?

If I had to bet, more rebounds than all his previous games combined? :P

3 points, 4 boards, 2 assists.  Nice D.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 14, 2013, 08:44:28 PM
AVERY BRADLEY!
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Surferdad on January 14, 2013, 08:44:34 PM
Jason Mutombo getting robbed by the refs.
For a second I thought they were going to call taunting on Jason.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: OsirusCeltics on January 14, 2013, 08:46:10 PM
Bradley's reminds me of KG in 2008. He is EVERYWHERE on defense covering the whole court
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 14, 2013, 08:49:49 PM
Refs punishing our great defensive plays.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: azzenfrost on January 14, 2013, 08:52:56 PM
Honoring soldiers at halftime. :)
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 14, 2013, 08:55:51 PM
should be winning by 30

AB and KG ..is pretty awesome "D"

Green playing nice "D"

Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on January 14, 2013, 08:57:42 PM
hopefully we do not have a brain fart in the 3rd and finish this team by 20 plus points.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Smitty77 on January 14, 2013, 08:58:54 PM
How can the Cats have 20 freaking first half FT attempts to our 13????????????

Thanks Tommy Washington.  He HATESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS us!!!!!

Smitty77
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on January 14, 2013, 09:00:16 PM
How can the Cats have 20 freaking first half FT attempts to our 13????????????

Thanks Tommy Washington.  He HATESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS us!!!!!

Smitty77

NBA has gotten waaaaaaay too soft just like the NFl with QB's and certain hits.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Smitty77 on January 14, 2013, 09:01:28 PM
I agree BGL!!!
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Atzar on January 14, 2013, 09:06:29 PM
should be winning by 30

AB and KG ..is pretty awesome "D"

Green playing nice "D"

Jeff Green hasn't gotten enough credit this season for his defensive performance, in my opinion.  His impact on that side of the court has been somewhere between solid and very good on most nights. 
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 14, 2013, 09:07:58 PM
I feel as if there aren't enough actual plays ever run for AB
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: esel1000 on January 14, 2013, 09:07:58 PM
couldnt think of a worse way to start this quarter...
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: slamtheking on January 14, 2013, 09:08:10 PM
KG and PP are shooting like crap tonight.  game should not be anywhere near this close
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on January 14, 2013, 09:12:03 PM
Paul Pierce and these 3's....
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: slamtheking on January 14, 2013, 09:13:06 PM
geez, Bass goes to the floor and then throws it away because no one else comes back to get the ball.  just pitiful right now.  is it too early to call in the bench brigade?
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Chief on January 14, 2013, 09:13:09 PM
Get Sully in there.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: JoT on January 14, 2013, 09:13:24 PM
I'm not watching but what the heck is going on?
This should not be this close at all... especially playing the Bobcats.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Chief on January 14, 2013, 09:14:47 PM
Bass is useless.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: slamtheking on January 14, 2013, 09:14:52 PM
how's that not a foul on Walker on the offensive board by going under KG?
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: slamtheking on January 14, 2013, 09:16:04 PM
think it's time to sit PP and put Green back in
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: albas89 on January 14, 2013, 09:16:24 PM
Get Pierce out!! He can't hit a shot to save his life... :-X
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: CeltsRoxfan on January 14, 2013, 09:16:48 PM
Thank God for Avery  ;)
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: slamtheking on January 14, 2013, 09:17:03 PM
Bass is useless.
not tonight.  he's hustling which is more than PP is doing out there.  he's actually hit some shots too.  needs a couple of more open looks
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 14, 2013, 09:18:02 PM
PP and KG building a brick house


PLEASE PUT GREEN in .......SOON
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Chief on January 14, 2013, 09:19:06 PM
Bass is useless.
not tonight.  he's hustling which is more than PP is doing out there.  he's actually hit some shots too.  needs a couple of more open looks
If the team can get him wide open 15 footers, he is ok. If a team ever takes that away, he becomes Jason Collins.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Smutzy#9 on January 14, 2013, 09:20:30 PM
People on this forum calling for greens use??????

Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on January 14, 2013, 09:21:02 PM
How can the Cats have 20 freaking first half FT attempts to our 13????????????

Thanks Tommy Washington.  He HATESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS us!!!!!

Smitty77
The league wants to mask just how bad the Bobcats are.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Chief on January 14, 2013, 09:21:46 PM
Bass is useless.
not tonight.  he's hustling which is more than PP is doing out there.  he's actually hit some shots too.  needs a couple of more open looks
If the team can get him wide open 15 footers, he is ok. If a team ever takes that away, he becomes Jason Collins.
Useless!!!
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 14, 2013, 09:23:54 PM
OK, Pierce finally made a three... game over.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Chief on January 14, 2013, 09:23:56 PM
Small ball produces layups... for the other team.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Surferdad on January 14, 2013, 09:24:50 PM
Nice that Pierce finally hit that 3, but this is clearly hero-ball he has played this quarter. 
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 14, 2013, 09:25:25 PM
Small ball produces layups... for the other team.

YUP 
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on January 14, 2013, 09:27:07 PM
I'm not watching but what the heck is going on?
This should not be this close at all... especially playing the Bobcats.
Even bad teams have players capable of playing good ball and going on runs. Don't get caught up on the name and record of any team.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Chief on January 14, 2013, 09:27:44 PM
Nice drive by Lee.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: blink on January 14, 2013, 09:30:29 PM
Just caught the score for the game after seeing we were up by double digits before 1/2 time.  What is going on?  Typical 3rd 1/4 swoon by the starters?

KG and PP 5-20 FG's.  Ouch.  Looks like the bench is going to need to come through again.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: TenaciousD on January 14, 2013, 09:30:57 PM
Just back for the 2nd half. Seems the coasting with he lead mentality has set it, with not
 so good results. 
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: NYDan on January 14, 2013, 09:31:44 PM
The organist willed in KG's shot in the closing seconds of the 3rd. Love moments like that.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: CeltsRoxfan on January 14, 2013, 09:32:37 PM
"GANGSTER SQUAD" BENCH!!!
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Chief on January 14, 2013, 09:33:22 PM
This is the magical unit. :)
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: CeltsRoxfan on January 14, 2013, 09:34:37 PM
Really like what Lee is doing out there... Too bad he couldn't make that 3
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: st.jimmy222 on January 14, 2013, 09:35:18 PM
sigh* how many missed free throws is that now? ::)
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: JoT on January 14, 2013, 09:37:35 PM
This team really needs to make their FT's because something like that can definitely hurt them.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Change on January 14, 2013, 09:40:43 PM
I think Jeff Green maybe stealing some of Pierce moves  ;D The league is in deep trouble if Jeff Green improves his footwork. Who better to teach him than Pierce
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: st.jimmy222 on January 14, 2013, 09:41:26 PM
HOLD ON TO THE BALL!!!!!!! >:(
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Smutzy#9 on January 14, 2013, 09:44:19 PM
great dime by rondo
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: st.jimmy222 on January 14, 2013, 09:44:51 PM
13 blankedy-blank turnovers, AGAINST THE BOBCATS  :P smh
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: st.jimmy222 on January 14, 2013, 09:46:38 PM
rough night for KG huh
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 14, 2013, 09:48:00 PM
3 possessions in a row with Lee open in the corner, and no one gave it to him.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: lightspeed5 on January 14, 2013, 09:49:26 PM
rondo just registered the triple double.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: st.jimmy222 on January 14, 2013, 09:49:36 PM
so glad sully is ending game and not bass
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: timobusa on January 14, 2013, 09:50:24 PM
so glad sully is ending game and not bass

green is.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: st.jimmy222 on January 14, 2013, 09:50:48 PM
whoops, never mind
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on January 14, 2013, 09:52:00 PM
Rondo with another triple double.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Change on January 14, 2013, 09:52:20 PM
so glad sully is ending game and not bass

green is.

should be Bass closing the game out.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: The Rondo Show on January 14, 2013, 09:53:18 PM
Rondo Bradley Lee and Sully all day
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 14, 2013, 09:54:39 PM
Awful possession, but I'll take the basket.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: RJ87 on January 14, 2013, 09:54:51 PM
Rondo with another triple double.

Whaaaa? You mean he can get a triple double in a game that's NOT nationally televised?
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: timobusa on January 14, 2013, 09:55:39 PM
0 7 8 9 34 is closing the game
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: st.jimmy222 on January 14, 2013, 09:56:07 PM
that should do it
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: timobusa on January 14, 2013, 09:56:31 PM
0 7 8 9 34 is closing the game

nvm 0 7 8 9 12 is
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: st.jimmy222 on January 14, 2013, 09:57:14 PM
tp's all around
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: TenaciousD on January 14, 2013, 09:57:37 PM
And corrected the list, now sailin' to no, 6.  It's a streak, yeh.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: TenaciousD on January 14, 2013, 09:58:58 PM
Would have been a blowout if Mr. Kevin's shot had been fallin'.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 14, 2013, 10:00:08 PM
6 in a row
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on January 14, 2013, 10:00:08 PM
TP's for all. MY CUP RUNNETH OVER
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: st.jimmy222 on January 14, 2013, 10:00:36 PM
woot 6 in a row
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: TenaciousD on January 14, 2013, 10:00:57 PM
Like RRs balance of scoring and assists. And nice spark on the bench from Lee, Scully and El Jeffe.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 14, 2013, 10:01:33 PM
In the meantime, Chicago 73 - Atlanta 43... yikes!
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: TenaciousD on January 14, 2013, 10:01:56 PM
ps that's how you take care of a potential trap game. Well done, C's.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 14, 2013, 10:02:02 PM
Loved Rondo's first half, 2nd half not so much... nice finish to the game though.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: TenaciousD on January 14, 2013, 10:02:49 PM
ps that's how you take care of a potential trap game. Well done, C's.
Wow. ATL is trending down. In a hurry.  Josh Smith fire sale?
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: blink on January 14, 2013, 10:04:00 PM
All's well that ends well!  Good job C's.  Lets make it 7 in a row on Wed!   Wooo Hooo!
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 14, 2013, 10:05:04 PM
Loved Rondo's first half, 2nd half not so much... nice finish to the game though.

I didn't watch the game, but the box score makes him look pretty good.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: azzenfrost on January 14, 2013, 10:06:30 PM
Some of the guys didn't score a lot but they really gave A++ effort and hustle when on court.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 14, 2013, 10:07:26 PM
Loved Rondo's first half, 2nd half not so much... nice finish to the game though.

I didn't watch the game, but the box score makes him look pretty good.

Had a great game, just didn't ran the offense well for the majority of the 2nd half.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: ejk3489 on January 14, 2013, 10:08:24 PM
Rondo with another triple double.

Whaaaa? You mean he can get a triple double in a game that's NOT nationally televised?

Ha. I also thought he didn't play with any effort when not against a good opposing team/PG? I wish people would remember games like these when they make those sweeping generalizations about Rondo.

Nice game by the C's...hope they make it 7 in a row on Wednesday.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: syfy9 on January 14, 2013, 10:09:50 PM
Bradley is so valuable - to any team. Why doesn't everyone have a Bradley?
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on January 14, 2013, 10:10:01 PM
lost focus a few times in the game. we need to quit having these brain farts. it is driving tommy nuts! everytime we get a big lead we quit attacking. i do not understand it. i'll take the W though. we still need a big down low who can post up all game long. That is apparent now. we could have used one tonight when we were taking silly jumpers that were not falling.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: apc on January 14, 2013, 10:10:55 PM
I wish we could find more minutes for Barbosa.
but i understand its not easy with so many guards.
loved his offensive rebound.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Fafnir on January 14, 2013, 10:11:14 PM
Loved Rondo's first half, 2nd half not so much... nice finish to the game though.

I didn't watch the game, but the box score makes him look pretty good.

Had a great game, just didn't ran the offense well for the majority of the 2nd half.
C's missing their jumpers and stopped moving on offense, plus they didn't play with a ton of defensive energy.

Fortunately they woke up after the first half of the third energy wise.

KG just kept bricking shots too, oh well it was a win and a solid one.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: azzenfrost on January 14, 2013, 10:11:23 PM
No trap game with this second unit.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Fafnir on January 14, 2013, 10:13:31 PM
Yeah Terry was brutal this game too, just a non-factor. Oh well, Sullinger/Lee/Green provided some nice scoring off the bench enough for the Bobcraps.

Ben Gordan can still play, shame he's stuck as the third guard for a lottery team. He could be a third guard on a contender easy enough.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: RJ87 on January 14, 2013, 10:17:23 PM
Yeah Terry was brutal this game too, just a non-factor. Oh well, Sullinger/Lee/Green provided some nice scoring off the bench enough for the Bobcraps.

Ben Gordan can still play, shame he's stuck as the third guard for a lottery team. He could be a third guard on a contender easy enough.

The funny thing, he'd probably be a really valuable offensive piece in Chicago these days. 
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: slamtheking on January 14, 2013, 10:18:14 PM
great game.  good to see (most of) the bench bring it tonight.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: st.jimmy222 on January 14, 2013, 10:19:38 PM
hoping Terry can snap out of it by the playoffs ( could use some of those "big shots") and Bass........yeah we don't really need Bass
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Fafnir on January 14, 2013, 10:19:50 PM
Yeah Terry was brutal this game too, just a non-factor. Oh well, Sullinger/Lee/Green provided some nice scoring off the bench enough for the Bobcraps.

Ben Gordan can still play, shame he's stuck as the third guard for a lottery team. He could be a third guard on a contender easy enough.

The funny thing, he'd probably be a really valuable offensive piece in Chicago these days.
Yeah he would.

Oh well not at the contract he commanded they made the right choice to let him walk.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Clench123 on January 14, 2013, 10:27:24 PM
Terry, Bass, and Green's got to go.  Hopefully we can get something substantial for those three (and maybe a pick).  Hopefully Cousins/Gortat
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: st.jimmy222 on January 14, 2013, 10:33:22 PM
Terry, Bass, and Green's got to go.  Hopefully we can get something substantial for those three (and maybe a pick).  Hopefully Cousins/Gortat
need Green to back up Pierce, without him who do we put to rest Pierce....Lee?? wouldn't want to do that for any stretch of time. Terry will come up big in the playoffs (hopefully) and Bass......yeah we REALLY don't need Bass   
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: OsirusCeltics on January 14, 2013, 10:33:44 PM
Bass is useless.

And to think, when he was on the Mavs, I was begging and badly wanted him on the Celtics. But you know what they say

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6nSo4W-C8s
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 14, 2013, 10:40:23 PM
Win  is a win ...despite the poor shooting from KG and PP/

Praise to RONDO...so nice personal offensive game and GREAT little jumper shooting...we could really use this nice little jumper when he is wide open.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Clench123 on January 14, 2013, 10:42:26 PM
With all the Rondo haters running wild recently, I hope people can see just how lucky we are to have this guy on this team.  He had a triple double in a non televised game, threw away a great individual stats to stand up for a teammate, play hurt even when he didn't have to.  People are so ungrateful to this kid, it's sickening.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: azzenfrost on January 14, 2013, 10:47:40 PM
I, for one, am glad we have Rondo.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 14, 2013, 10:49:55 PM
Rondo seems to be moving better.  He obviously felt better.

JET must have had migraine,  he looked tired, mad and out of sorts.
Title: Re: Bobcats (9-27) at Celtics (19-17) 1/14
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on January 14, 2013, 10:49:55 PM
Terry, Bass, and Green's got to go.  Hopefully we can get something substantial for those three (and maybe a pick).  Hopefully Cousins/Gortat
need Green to back up Pierce, without him who do we put to rest Pierce....Lee?? wouldn't want to do that for any stretch of time. Terry will come up big in the playoffs (hopefully) and Bass......yeah we REALLY don't need Bass   
**** laughed both times about the bass thing but i agree with everything.