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Title: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: FLCeltsFan on January 29, 2013, 07:50:44 PM
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Sacramento Kings (17-29)  at   Boston Celtics (21-23)
Wednesday,  January 30, 2013
7:30 PM ET
Regular Season Game #45, Home Game #24
TV:  CSNNE, CSNCA, NBA-LP 754/755
Radio:  WEEI,  CBS Sports
TD Garden 

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Probable Starters
PG(http://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Bradley_Avery_BOS.jpg) SG(http://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Lee_Courtney_BOS.jpg) SF(http://www.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Pierce_Paul_bos.jpg) PF(http://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Sullinger_Jared_ncaa.jpg) C(http://www.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Garnett_Kevin_bos.jpg)
Avery Bradley/ Courtney Lee/  Paul Pierce/  Jared Sullinger/ Kevin Garnett

Boston Reserves
Jason Terry
Brandon Bass
Jeff Green
Jason Collins 
Chris Wilcox
Leandro Barbosa

Injuries
Rajon Rondo (knee)  out

Red Claws
Fab Melo

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Probable Starters
PG(http://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Thomas_Isaiah_sac_1112.jpg) SG(http://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Evans_Tyreke_SAC.jpg) SF (http://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Salmons_John_SAC.jpg)PF(http://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Thompson_Jason_sac_1112.jpg) C (http://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Cousins_DeMarcus_sac.jpg)
Isaiah Thomas/ Tyreke Evans /John Salmons  /Jason Thompson/ DeMarcus Cousins

Reserves
Aaron Brooks
Jimmer Fredette
Francisco Garcia
Chuck Hayes
Tyler Honeycutt
James Johnson
Travis Outlaw
Thomas Robinson
Jason Thompson

Injuries
None

Team Connections
DeMarcus Cousins, Chuck Hayes and Rajon Rondo all attended the University of Kentucky
Marcus Thornton and Brandon Bass attended Louisiana State University
Kings Assistant Coach Bobby Jackson and Brandon Bass were teammates in New Orleans during the 2006-07 season…
Jimmer Fredette and Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge both attended Brigham Young University.

Game Notes
The Celtics will host the Sacramento Kings in their first game after learning they will be without Rondo for the rest of the season.  There has been some talk of Keyon Dooling possibly returning to the team and in the meantime, they will stick with a point guard by committee.  Expect Paul Pierce, Jeff Green, Avery Bradley, Courtney Lee, Leandro Barbosa and Jason Terry all to share ball handling duties.  Doc will probably simplify the offense a bit without Rondo to call the plays on the court. 

This is the second of 2 meetings between these two teams.   In the first meeting in Sacramento,  the Celtics gave a very lackluster performance.  Rondo was outplayed by Isaiah Thomas.  DeMarcus Cousins logged his first career triple double.   And, most importantly, the Celtics lost 118-96.  They will look to avenge that loss as they take them on at home. 

 The Celtics have won 4 in a row in Boston vs the Kings.   Both teams are looking for their second straight win and both teams are 4-6 in their last 10 games.  The Celtics are 14-9 at home while the Kings are 5-17 on the road. 

Without Rondo, the Celtics should take on a different look. Lee and Sullinger will remain in the starting lineup with Pierce, KG and Bradley.    Even without Rondo, if the team gives the same effort they did against the Heat,  they should get a win in this one. 

Key Matchups
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Courtney Lee vs Tyreke Evans 
Evans is an explosive player and Lee needs to play tough defense on him.  Hopefully, Courtney will continue to be as aggressive on both ends of the court as he was in the Heat game. 
 
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Kevin Garnett  vs DeMarcus Cousins. 
Cousins is a tough and physical player but he's also a young player and a volatile player.  Who knows what would happen if KG gets into his head.  In spite of 3 suspensions already this season, he is a big part of the Kings' game plan and he is averaging 17.6 points and 10.4 rebounds.   KG has to do a better job of guarding Cousins than they did in their first meeting when Cousins recorded his first career triple-double (12 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists). 

Keys to the Game
Defense -  Defense is a key to every game and it will be the key to winning the championship.  The Celtics must defend the perimeter as the Kings can be hot from the outside.  They also must defend the paint to keep them from getting tip ins and easy baskets. 

Crash the boards - The Celtics need to rebound the basketball.  It takes effort and desire to out rebound the opposing team and when they show the effort and desire on the boards, it usually transfers to the rest of their game as well.  When the Celtics lost to the Kings in Sacramento, they were outrebounded 45-35.  They have to do better if they want to win this one. 

Start Strong and Play 48 Minutes
- The Celtics need to get off to a good start.  The Kings are 13-4 when leading at the half and just 3-25 when trailing at the half.  The Celtics need to get off to a good start and then not let up.  They have to stay focused for 48 minutes. 

X-Factor
The Rondo Effect
The Celtics have had a few days to digest the fact that they will be without Rondo for the rest of the season.  After practice, Doc said that everyone will need to step up to fill the void that  Rondo leaves with his absence.  Pierce and Jeff Green will need to handle the ball more along with guards Bradley, Barbosa, Lee, and Terry.   How well they do that and how quickly will tell a lot about this team and how the rest of their season will go. 
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 29, 2013, 07:56:38 PM
Celtic victory.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: ManUp on January 29, 2013, 08:03:01 PM
Tp on the work FLC.

I for one have no idea what to expect. Perhaps losing Rondo and being counted out will motivate the unmotivated or maybe nothing will change. This game should be a win if everyone brings the hustle they did last game.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: FLCeltsFan on January 30, 2013, 01:07:05 PM
 Official Report
Bennett Salvatore
Bennett Salvatore has been an official in the NBA for the past 30 seasons, and has worked 1,684 regular season and 203 playoff games including 25 NBA Finals games. The veteran official has also worked the 1993 and 2002 NBA All-Star Games, the 1993 McDonald’s Championship in Munich, Germany, and the 1997 Mexico Challenge. Prior to joining the NBA, Salvatore spent two years officiating in the CBA, and also has 10 years officiating high school. Salvatore missed the entire 2011-12 season with an injury.

Salvatore may just be the worst ref in the league, and that is saying alot. Almost always one team or the other gets an advantage when he is officiating and I'll give you a hint, it usually isn't the Celtics.

Salvatore made one of the most controversial calls in NBA finals history in game 5 of the 2006 finals. The call basically gave the Heat their championship. Here is Bill Simmons' take on the call.

    Salvatore called the foul on Wade's final drive in overtime (remember, the call where ABC couldn't find a replay to show that anyone touched him?) even though he was standing at midcourt a full 35-40 feet from the play, and even though two other refs were closer to the play. Not only was that NOT his call, he butchered it.

Another of Salvatore's "butchered" calls was in the 2008 conference finals when he waved off a contested 3-pointer that Paul Pierce had hoisted over Richard Hamilton, inducing him to leave his feet with a ball fake and land on Pierce's back. Pierce, however, was charged with an offensive foul for creating the contact with Hamilton.

The Celtics are 1-0 this season and 7-3 in their last 10 games with Salvatore. The win this season was over Portland at home in which the Blazers shot 37 free throws to just 20 for the Celtics. The Kings are 1-0 this season and 3-7 in their last 10 games with Salvatore. His home W/L record is 21-11.

Violet Palmer
Violet Palmer, one of the first two female officials in the NBA, has officiated 798 regular season games and has appeared in nine playoff games over the past 15 seasons. Before joining the NBA, Palmer officiated in the WNBA during the league’s inaugural season, including the 1997 WNBA Championship. She has two years of CBA officiating experience and nine years of collegiate officiating experience, including women’s games in the Pac-10, Western Athletic, West Coast, Big Sky, and Big West Conferences, as well as five NCAA Final Fours and two NCAA Championship games. Before becoming an official, Palmer was a successful basketball player both at the collegiate and high school levels. She was a four-year letter winner at Cal. Poly Pomona, where her team won the NCAA Division II Finals in 1985 and 1986. In addition, she was on the basketball team at Compton High School. Off the court, Palmer is a CCA Manual Mechanics committee member. She also is involved with the City of Los Angeles Youth Referee Clinic in her hometown of Los Angeles. Palmer also acts as a coordinator for both the West Coast Conference and the Pac-10 Conference.

At one time Violet was the worst ref in the league. In one game Cedric Maxwell was moved to urge her to go back into the kitchen because her calls were so bad. She has had Tommy close to exploding many times as well. She's improved a lot over the years and is no longer the worst ref in the league (that honor goes to Bennett Salvatore, who is the lead official in this game) but she's still not a very good ref. Although, after getting a hug from Pierce after he ran into her in a win over the Pacers last season, the Celtics took 20 more free throws than the Pacers.

The Celtics are 1-2 this season and 6-4 over their last 10 games with Violet on the court. The win was at the Knicks where the Celtics took 20 free throws to 26 for the Knicks. At one point, Violet made a series of bad calls prompting Tommy to yell, "Violet, you're a fraud!" The Kings are 2-3 this season and 5-5 over their last 10 with Violet. Her home W/L record this season is 18-10.

Derek Richardson
Derek Richardson has officiated 906 regular season games and one playoff game, as well as the 2003 NBA Rookie Game in Atlanta, during his 15 seasons as an NBA official. Prior to joining the NBA, Richardson spent eight years officiating in the CBA, including the 1996 CBA All-Star game and two games of the 1996 CBA Finals. Richardson played basketball at Los Angeles Southwest College and earned an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. He went on to earn a degree in Administration of Justice from Los Angeles Dominguez Hills. Richardson has volunteered with the South Central Los Angeles YMCA, assisting with youth basketball programs.

Richardson is known for being inconsistent with his calls, especially on charge/block calls. The Celtics are 2-0 this season and 8-2 over their last 10 games with Richardson. The Kings are 1-0 this season and 5-5 over their last 10 games with Richardson as a ref. His home W/L record this season is 17-10.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: slamtheking on January 30, 2013, 01:45:44 PM
Official Report
Bennett Salvatore
Bennett Salvatore has been an official in the NBA for the past 30 seasons, and has worked 1,684 regular season and 203 playoff games including 25 NBA Finals games. The veteran official has also worked the 1993 and 2002 NBA All-Star Games, the 1993 McDonald’s Championship in Munich, Germany, and the 1997 Mexico Challenge. Prior to joining the NBA, Salvatore spent two years officiating in the CBA, and also has 10 years officiating high school. Salvatore missed the entire 2011-12 season with an injury.

Salvatore may just be the worst ref in the league, and that is saying alot. Almost always one team or the other gets an advantage when he is officiating and I'll give you a hint, it usually isn't the Celtics.

Salvatore made one of the most controversial calls in NBA finals history in game 5 of the 2006 finals. The call basically gave the Heat their championship. Here is Bill Simmons' take on the call.

    Salvatore called the foul on Wade's final drive in overtime (remember, the call where ABC couldn't find a replay to show that anyone touched him?) even though he was standing at midcourt a full 35-40 feet from the play, and even though two other refs were closer to the play. Not only was that NOT his call, he butchered it.

Another of Salvatore's "butchered" calls was in the 2008 conference finals when he waved off a contested 3-pointer that Paul Pierce had hoisted over Richard Hamilton, inducing him to leave his feet with a ball fake and land on Pierce's back. Pierce, however, was charged with an offensive foul for creating the contact with Hamilton.

The Celtics are 1-0 this season and 7-3 in their last 10 games with Salvatore. The win this season was over Portland at home in which the Blazers shot 37 free throws to just 20 for the Celtics. The Kings are 1-0 this season and 3-7 in their last 10 games with Salvatore. His home W/L record is 21-11.

Violet Palmer
Violet Palmer, one of the first two female officials in the NBA, has officiated 798 regular season games and has appeared in nine playoff games over the past 15 seasons. Before joining the NBA, Palmer officiated in the WNBA during the league’s inaugural season, including the 1997 WNBA Championship. She has two years of CBA officiating experience and nine years of collegiate officiating experience, including women’s games in the Pac-10, Western Athletic, West Coast, Big Sky, and Big West Conferences, as well as five NCAA Final Fours and two NCAA Championship games. Before becoming an official, Palmer was a successful basketball player both at the collegiate and high school levels. She was a four-year letter winner at Cal. Poly Pomona, where her team won the NCAA Division II Finals in 1985 and 1986. In addition, she was on the basketball team at Compton High School. Off the court, Palmer is a CCA Manual Mechanics committee member. She also is involved with the City of Los Angeles Youth Referee Clinic in her hometown of Los Angeles. Palmer also acts as a coordinator for both the West Coast Conference and the Pac-10 Conference.

At one time Violet was the worst ref in the league. In one game Cedric Maxwell was moved to urge her to go back into the kitchen because her calls were so bad. She has had Tommy close to exploding many times as well. She's improved a lot over the years and is no longer the worst ref in the league (that honor goes to Bennett Salvatore, who is the lead official in this game) but she's still not a very good ref. Although, after getting a hug from Pierce after he ran into her in a win over the Pacers last season, the Celtics took 20 more free throws than the Pacers.

The Celtics are 1-2 this season and 6-4 over their last 10 games with Violet on the court. The win was at the Knicks where the Celtics took 20 free throws to 26 for the Knicks. At one point, Violet made a series of bad calls prompting Tommy to yell, "Violet, you're a fraud!" The Kings are 2-3 this season and 5-5 over their last 10 with Violet. Her home W/L record this season is 18-10.

Derek Richardson
Derek Richardson has officiated 906 regular season games and one playoff game, as well as the 2003 NBA Rookie Game in Atlanta, during his 15 seasons as an NBA official. Prior to joining the NBA, Richardson spent eight years officiating in the CBA, including the 1996 CBA All-Star game and two games of the 1996 CBA Finals. Richardson played basketball at Los Angeles Southwest College and earned an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. He went on to earn a degree in Administration of Justice from Los Angeles Dominguez Hills. Richardson has volunteered with the South Central Los Angeles YMCA, assisting with youth basketball programs.

Richardson is known for being inconsistent with his calls, especially on charge/block calls. The Celtics are 2-0 this season and 8-2 over their last 10 games with Richardson. The Kings are 1-0 this season and 5-5 over their last 10 games with Richardson as a ref. His home W/L record this season is 17-10.
TP for the game thread and for putting my opinion of Sal and Vi into words. 
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: mgent on January 30, 2013, 02:28:39 PM
Bennett and Violet?  That should be illegal.  Tommy better be doing this game.  "Violet, you're a fraud," was the highlight of the season so far.

Haven't seen Salvatore doing a lot of Celtic games lately.

League must be mad that the Heat didn't get enough help.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Fafnir on January 30, 2013, 02:36:00 PM
Going to be an interesting game to watch. Kings probably will come out confident given their win in Sacramento.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Accension13 on January 30, 2013, 02:43:32 PM
Thomas and Evans will provide a significant challenge for Lee and Bradley defensively. Thomas is a small super quick guard that avery will really have to work to defend.  Evans is a big,  strong,  crafty 2 guard that could over power Lee. Its going to be an interesting match up. This may be a game where the team is better off defensively without Rondo.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Birdman on January 30, 2013, 02:48:42 PM
Celtics by 5
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: jgod213 on January 30, 2013, 03:51:57 PM
Man this game couldn't come fast enough.  13-odd pages dedicated to a rumor about someone being frusterated was enough to keep me away for a bit...

Anyways, it'll be interesting to see Sully v Cousins right off the tip.  One of the two is bound to be in early foul trouble...
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: The Rondo Show on January 30, 2013, 07:34:50 PM
Just win baby
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: ScottHow on January 30, 2013, 07:36:54 PM
Maybe Sully will get more respect from the refs now that he's a starter......I'm reaching.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Quinn on January 30, 2013, 07:37:48 PM
I predict lee goes off for 20 plus tonight
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: albas89 on January 30, 2013, 07:41:26 PM
inb4 we lose to the Kings and we go back to "blow it up" threads...
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Chief on January 30, 2013, 07:41:43 PM
Post play!!! :)
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Who on January 30, 2013, 07:42:44 PM
Hmm ... so Bradley and Lee continue as starters.

I like that decision. I think their combined defensive value trumps the offensive boost Terry or Barbosa would provide. 
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: tonyto3690 on January 30, 2013, 07:43:12 PM
First few minutes it appears as if Lee wants to make a statement. 

Like how we're playing to start.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 30, 2013, 07:44:10 PM
I hope we see Avery being aggressive offensively with no Rondo. I think we need that from him.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: tonyto3690 on January 30, 2013, 07:44:24 PM
Bradley's injury is clearly hampering him.

He's not playing nearly as aggressively on defense as he used to.  Thomas just blew right by him from a pick that Bradley usually eats up without issue.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Who on January 30, 2013, 07:44:54 PM
A.Bradley is destroying Isiah Thomas with his defense.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Chief on January 30, 2013, 07:45:06 PM
Post play!!! :)

and again!!! :) :)
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Mr October on January 30, 2013, 07:46:30 PM
C's look sharp to start the game.  ;D
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: triboy16f on January 30, 2013, 07:46:37 PM
Amazing start!! 

why is it that with Rondo , the team doesn't run and without rondo they do? the kings looks gassed already
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 30, 2013, 07:47:24 PM
Anyone else not getting the game on Comcast Sportsnet?  I'm stuck with this stupid Uno sports show instead.  Can't even watch a game I'm paying for with my cable contract.  Was looking forward to this one too.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: j804 on January 30, 2013, 07:47:51 PM
You gotta love the aggressiveness from Lee, had that been Rondo he probably resets on that break Lee takes it to the rack
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 30, 2013, 07:48:19 PM
Bricking jumpers.. Not what I had in mind for AB.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Who on January 30, 2013, 07:49:12 PM
Great job by Jason Thompson. Tough catch, nice spin move in a crowd. Didn't run anyone over. Stayed composed and hit the short shot with a soft touch. Difficult maneuver.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Chief on January 30, 2013, 07:49:17 PM
Lee ad Bradley need to reward KG for running.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: ScottHow on January 30, 2013, 07:49:18 PM
Sully hurt?!?! **** really?
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: JHTruth on January 30, 2013, 07:49:25 PM
Bradley's shootong is waaaaaaay off lately.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: tonyto3690 on January 30, 2013, 07:49:33 PM
A.Bradley is destroying Isiah Thomas with his defense.

No he's not. 

Thomas is blowing right by him.  He looks a step slow and sore.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Who on January 30, 2013, 07:50:07 PM
Garnett has to provide more help there. Late in the shot clock. Cousins out at the three point line. Gotta help further off of Cousins and stop that dribble drive of Isiah Thomas. Give up the Cousins three.

Dumb foul.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: j804 on January 30, 2013, 07:50:28 PM
No Rondo showing/lacking right about now ugly ran offense
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: tonyto3690 on January 30, 2013, 07:50:36 PM
KG playing like it's 2007.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Chief on January 30, 2013, 07:50:54 PM
Teen wolf!!!
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: blink on January 30, 2013, 07:51:07 PM
KG beasting!
nice
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Who on January 30, 2013, 07:51:25 PM
What happened to Sully?
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: j804 on January 30, 2013, 07:52:06 PM
What happened to Sully?
hopefully it isn't his back  >:(
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 30, 2013, 07:52:08 PM
What happened to Sully?

He plays for the Celtics.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: j804 on January 30, 2013, 07:52:33 PM
Bass is awful
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Who on January 30, 2013, 07:52:55 PM
Nice post move and jump hook off glass by J.Thompson. Good move.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Who on January 30, 2013, 07:53:33 PM
Still no Wilcox. Collins for Garnett.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: matteo on January 30, 2013, 07:53:51 PM
What happened to Sully?
hopefully it isn't his back  >:(
he went back to locker room, hobbling
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Who on January 30, 2013, 07:54:52 PM
I don't like how they've let Sacramento inch back into this.

Wasted their initial efforts.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 30, 2013, 07:55:05 PM
AB! Wow!
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Who on January 30, 2013, 07:55:55 PM
That is fine. I am happy with Cousins taking that 22 foot jumper over Collins.

He'll only make that ... what 36-38% of the time. Keep shooting big fella.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: j804 on January 30, 2013, 07:56:00 PM
Bass with good position and still can't get it smfh
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: tonyto3690 on January 30, 2013, 07:56:03 PM
The lack of really good ball handling is worrying.  It's been overblown how we have multiple ball handlers to get the ball up.  Against a team who can run a real pressure, we're going to struggle.  Bradley and Lee's handle aaren't good enough.

Bradley and Lee getting a lot of time on the court which I like.  Some good perimeter defense out of them.

Bass has been setting some p--- poor screens.  He's more focused on slipping and getting his shot than setting a good screen for his teammate.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Who on January 30, 2013, 07:56:56 PM
Incredible defensive play by Bradley
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Who on January 30, 2013, 07:57:54 PM
Cousins has such terrific hands. Great job stripping Bradley.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: matteo on January 30, 2013, 07:58:16 PM
What happened to Sully?
hopefully it isn't his back  >:(
he went back to locker room, hobbling
reportedly back spasms
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Who on January 30, 2013, 07:58:21 PM
Wilcox!
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: j804 on January 30, 2013, 07:58:28 PM
Nice the jet to the rescue handling the ball
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: ScottHow on January 30, 2013, 07:58:43 PM
back spasms for Sully, first bad sign from his back
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 30, 2013, 07:58:58 PM
Back spasms for Sully.  Words striking fear.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: JHTruth on January 30, 2013, 07:59:08 PM
This ball handling is horrible. 5 TO's already
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Who on January 30, 2013, 07:59:13 PM
Lovely one dribble and 10 foot jumper in the lane in transition from Bass.
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Post by: j804 on January 30, 2013, 07:59:54 PM
back spasms for Sully, first bad sign from his back
other GMs: that's why we passed on him
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Post by: Who on January 30, 2013, 08:00:22 PM
It's disappointing how easily they let Sacramento cut that lead. 
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Post by: timobusa on January 30, 2013, 08:00:30 PM
uh oh! sully  :(
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Post by: lightspeed5 on January 30, 2013, 08:01:13 PM
he's returning to the game, its just a spasm.  relax people.
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Post by: tgreanier on January 30, 2013, 08:01:55 PM
use·less
adjective
1. To play basketball like Jason Collins
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Post by: Mr October on January 30, 2013, 08:02:33 PM
What happened to Sully?
hopefully it isn't his back  >:(
he went back to locker room, hobbling
reportedly back spasms

oh no....
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Post by: tonyto3690 on January 30, 2013, 08:02:55 PM
It's weird seeing Bradley get beat off the dribble so easily.
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Post by: timobusa on January 30, 2013, 08:03:41 PM
I didn't know Isiah Thomas is Jordan. huh? Can't touch the guy?
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Post by: Chief on January 30, 2013, 08:04:13 PM
I assume Fab is not in uniform.
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Post by: tonyto3690 on January 30, 2013, 08:04:47 PM
Bass gives the most lazy p--- poor screens I've ever seen from a Celtic.
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Post by: Who on January 30, 2013, 08:05:32 PM
J.Thompson feasting in the paint
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Post by: blink on January 30, 2013, 08:05:41 PM
We gotta start taking care of the ball better.  Everyone is getting lazy and telegraphing their passes too much. 
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Post by: Lightskinsmurf on January 30, 2013, 08:05:54 PM
Terrible pass
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Post by: Chief on January 30, 2013, 08:05:58 PM
That was rough.
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Post by: tonyto3690 on January 30, 2013, 08:06:06 PM
I didn't know Isiah Thomas is Jordan. huh? Can't touch the guy?

Those are legit fouls.  Bradley is just getting beat.
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Post by: Chief on January 30, 2013, 08:07:09 PM
Bass gives the most lazy p--- poor screens I've ever seen from a Celtic.

I don't like him.
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Post by: JHTruth on January 30, 2013, 08:07:42 PM
Horrific ball security. SMH at this backcourt
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Post by: hpantazo on January 30, 2013, 08:08:28 PM
Horrific ball security. SMH at this backcourt

no one said it was going to be easy without a real point guard
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Post by: reelbig4 on January 30, 2013, 08:09:20 PM
Lets Go Celtics!!!!
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Post by: j804 on January 30, 2013, 08:09:45 PM
Green baby
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Post by: hpantazo on January 30, 2013, 08:10:35 PM
Green is on fire!
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Post by: ScottHow on January 30, 2013, 08:11:08 PM
nice pass from Barbosa
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Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 30, 2013, 08:11:13 PM
Green taking over!

Nice ally by LB.
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Post by: j804 on January 30, 2013, 08:11:18 PM
Nice job by Terry pushing the break
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Post by: albas89 on January 30, 2013, 08:11:38 PM
Green and KG are single handedly keeping us in the game... :D
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: blink on January 30, 2013, 08:11:59 PM
JG taking it to the hoop strong.  This is a good sign.
We need to stay aggressive.  Don't hold the ball, find the open man, make the game less complicated now that Rondo is gone.
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Post by: Chief on January 30, 2013, 08:12:08 PM
It's funny. We are so much better with KG on the floor.
Never would have thought it.   ;D
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Post by: Who on January 30, 2013, 08:12:11 PM
Playing well again with Garnett back out there.
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Post by: tonyto3690 on January 30, 2013, 08:12:33 PM
Bass gives the most lazy p--- poor screens I've ever seen from a Celtic.

I don't like him.
I like his game and think he can be a valuable player for us.  But he's clearly obsessed with his shots at this point and is more focused on popping out to the point of sabotaging the ball handlers ability to score a layup so they are forced to pass to him.  Last year he wasn't playing like this.  He was giving good hard screens and more focused on the team winning.  At least it seemed that way.


Anyways, beautiful ball movement.  You NEVER would see that with Rondo ball hogging.  Easy layup to KG.  Who would have thought.
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Post by: j804 on January 30, 2013, 08:12:55 PM
Green and KG are single handedly keeping us in the game... :D
Green looks like he's turning that corner if he can step up and we go to him more it'll be HUGE with Rondo now gone need folks to step up
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Post by: ejk3489 on January 30, 2013, 08:13:14 PM
Horrific ball security. SMH at this backcourt

no one said it was going to be easy without a real point guard

Well, many here did say that but...
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: tonyto3690 on January 30, 2013, 08:13:58 PM
Your star player went down, your team has it's back against the wall and...

The Garden is completely dead.  What a pathetic showing by the fans.

Green shooting exceptionally well.
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Post by: hpantazo on January 30, 2013, 08:15:16 PM
was that a left handed hook shot on the post from Green?
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: timobusa on January 30, 2013, 08:17:32 PM
sully back yet?
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Post by: Lightskinsmurf on January 30, 2013, 08:18:09 PM
That JET 3 brought back memories.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: hpantazo on January 30, 2013, 08:18:18 PM
wow, why did Doc take Green out already? He's 5 for 5 and looking great!
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: yelkao on January 30, 2013, 08:20:11 PM
Why does he take Green out after 8 min, 5/5?
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Post by: blink on January 30, 2013, 08:20:42 PM
Well we seem to have calmed down with all the turnovers...
We are hitting everything now.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Chief on January 30, 2013, 08:21:03 PM
Ainge sitting with Larry from the 3 stooges.
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Post by: fairweatherfan on January 30, 2013, 08:21:24 PM
Shaky start, but luckily Sacramento is getting all Sacramento-ey on us.  They look utterly horrible.

...I should also give us some credit, we're moving the ball and playing pretty good D now.  But they're making it reaaaally easy.
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Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 30, 2013, 08:21:26 PM
KG a +18 right now.
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Post by: aporel#18 on January 30, 2013, 08:22:02 PM
Wow, the Kings have a talented roster... was thinking why are so low in the standings, but then I've paid attention to their D.

But they have very nice players like Jason Thompson, Aaron Brooks and Chuck Hayes who go mostly unnoticed. Francisco Garcia is talented also, injury-prone but good player.

Good game by KG and the bench so far, Terry is finding his stroke.

Go Celtics!!
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Post by: GrandTheftRondo on January 30, 2013, 08:22:08 PM
Horrific ball security. SMH at this backcourt

no one said it was going to be easy without a real point guard

Well, many here did say that but...

lol TP

Can't watch the game but judging by the score things seem to be going well. Go C's.
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Post by: hpantazo on January 30, 2013, 08:22:17 PM
Ainge sitting with Larry from the 3 stooges.

LOL, I noticed that too! He's talking trade!
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Post by: matteo on January 30, 2013, 08:23:28 PM
sully back yet?
still in locker room
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Post by: j804 on January 30, 2013, 08:23:32 PM
Wow, the Kings have a talented roster... was thinking why are so low in the standings, but then I've paid attention to their D.

But they have very nice players like Jason Thompson, Aaron Brooks and Chuck Hayes who go mostly unnoticed. Francisco Garcia is talented also, injury-prone but good player.

Good game by KG and the bench so far, Terry is finding his stroke.

Go Celtics!!
Terry flourishing without Rondo already
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Post by: tonyto3690 on January 30, 2013, 08:24:38 PM
Bench is shooting 13-18.  That's almost 75%  Wow.
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Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 30, 2013, 08:24:39 PM
Ainge sitting with Larry from the 3 stooges.

yes -- Pagliuca with a disco Larry Fine look.

Terry with best game in a long while.
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Post by: ScottHow on January 30, 2013, 08:25:07 PM
Sully will not return
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Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 30, 2013, 08:25:08 PM
Worry now?  Maybe not.  Maybe later.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: hpantazo on January 30, 2013, 08:25:19 PM
well, there goes Sullinger...
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Post by: fairweatherfan on January 30, 2013, 08:25:36 PM
Anytime we feel like our defense couldn't be any worse, we should just watch tape of this quarter by the Kings.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: matteo on January 30, 2013, 08:25:45 PM
sully back yet?
sully is done for the night
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Chief on January 30, 2013, 08:25:52 PM
Ainge sitting with Larry from the 3 stooges.

LOL, I noticed that too! He's talking trade!

I don't think you could trade Bass for Shemp.
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Post by: aporel#18 on January 30, 2013, 08:27:28 PM
sully back yet?
sully is done for the night

we can't catch a break... but he'll be ok, no doubt.

Go Celtics!!
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Post by: hpantazo on January 30, 2013, 08:27:43 PM
we couldn't we ever run like this with Rondo?
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: hpantazo on January 30, 2013, 08:28:09 PM
Ainge sitting with Larry from the 3 stooges.

LOL, I noticed that too! He's talking trade!

I don't think you could trade Bass for Shemp.

well, you can't blame him for trying
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Post by: triboy16f on January 30, 2013, 08:28:09 PM
Terry, Bass, Barbosa work well together. Its interesting to see how some guys together click. Bass looks like a million bucks tonight
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Post by: timobusa on January 30, 2013, 08:28:55 PM
ah poor sully  :(

we just cant get a break.
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Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 30, 2013, 08:29:29 PM
Has a perfect shooting quarter ever happened? If so, number of shots? Can't recall ever seeing one.
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Post by: j804 on January 30, 2013, 08:32:52 PM
The Captain looking great
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Post by: tonyto3690 on January 30, 2013, 08:34:13 PM
we couldn't we ever run like this with Rondo?

THIS IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN SAYING ALL SEASON.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: j804 on January 30, 2013, 08:34:32 PM
Wow they are playing great TOGETHER
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Post by: fairweatherfan on January 30, 2013, 08:34:50 PM
Bench Bradley, he can't make a shot!!   :P
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: timobusa on January 30, 2013, 08:35:03 PM
wow. our offense is unpredictable right now, they cant guard us!
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Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 30, 2013, 08:35:19 PM
Great quarter.  Won it by 23.
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Post by: manl_lui on January 30, 2013, 08:35:47 PM
31 pts in the first half, wow...just WOW
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Post by: blink on January 30, 2013, 08:37:00 PM
C's playing great.  Got over the turnover-itis in the 1st 1/4.  Just need to come out and play hard in the 3rd.  We have all seen this movie before...
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Post by: JBone4eva on January 30, 2013, 08:37:21 PM
Awesome half of basketball guys,  our offense is finally diversified somewhat and we're getting on on the break with the pass.  ;D
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Post by: Lightskinsmurf on January 30, 2013, 08:38:50 PM
Celtics just played their best half of the season. I mean, this can only mean one thing...........rondo sucks, i want him traded by tomorrow.
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Post by: scaryjerry on January 30, 2013, 08:39:08 PM
Everyone is playing with more determination then they have all year...and the kings suck.
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Post by: reelbig4 on January 30, 2013, 08:40:10 PM
looking great, Wilcox>Collins by far, Bass atacking the basket like never before, and running without Rondo, feel bad for Sully hope the back conspiracy theory not true, way to go Celtics!!!
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: JHTruth on January 30, 2013, 08:41:24 PM
Just two negatives

Sully out

Bradley bricking..
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Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 30, 2013, 08:41:39 PM
37 in the quarter. Nice.
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Post by: Fafnir on January 30, 2013, 08:41:51 PM
wow. our offense is unpredictable right now, they cant guard us!
passing to the wide open player is unpredictable?  ;)

Kings are mailing this one in on D, which isn't a shocker.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Fafnir on January 30, 2013, 08:42:30 PM
Just two negatives

Sully out

Bradley bricking..
yeah sullinger scares me after all the red flag talk.
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Post by: Lightskinsmurf on January 30, 2013, 08:46:02 PM
wow. our offense is unpredictable right now, they cant guard us!
passing to the wide open player is unpredictable?  ;)

Kings are mailing this one in on D, which isn't a shocker.

Hey, we just lost to this same bad kings team not long ago.
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Post by: aporel#18 on January 30, 2013, 08:46:32 PM
Well, KG is playing great, and then the bench has started the spark. Lee and Pierce weren't playing very well in the first quarter, but after the bench guys (Bass, Green, Terry an Barbosa mainly) + KG have built a lead, they've come to play better.

This has to do a lot with the King's D, awful since the end of the first. Also our guards didn't start the game very well, too much turnovers and bad game direction. Let's hope they just were disoriented by not having Rondo on the court.

We miss Rondo, anyway, and that was obvious at the game start. We're lucky the King's D has helped us to overcome it.

Go Celtics!!!
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Post by: timobusa on January 30, 2013, 08:47:55 PM
wow. our offense is unpredictable right now, they cant guard us!
passing to the wide open player is unpredictable?  ;)

Kings are mailing this one in on D, which isn't a shocker.

yeah it is for us at least.
theres no one forcing shots
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on January 30, 2013, 08:48:17 PM
Well, KG is playing great, and then the bench has started the spark. Lee and Pierce weren't playing very well in the first quarter, but after the bench guys (Bass, Green, Terry an Barbosa mainly) + KG have built a lead, they've come to play better.

This has to do a lot with the King's D, awful since the end of the first. Also our guards didn't start the game very well, too much turnovers and bad game direction. Let's hope they just were disoriented by not having Rondo on the court.

We miss Rondo, anyways, and that was obvious at the game start. We're lucky the King's D has helped us to overcome it.

Go Celtics!!!

If this is what missing rondo looks like i hope we miss rondo for the rest of the season!
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Post by: aporel#18 on January 30, 2013, 08:52:03 PM
Well, KG is playing great, and then the bench has started the spark. Lee and Pierce weren't playing very well in the first quarter, but after the bench guys (Bass, Green, Terry an Barbosa mainly) + KG have built a lead, they've come to play better.

This has to do a lot with the King's D, awful since the end of the first. Also our guards didn't start the game very well, too much turnovers and bad game direction. Let's hope they just were disoriented by not having Rondo on the court.

We miss Rondo, anyways, and that was obvious at the game start. We're lucky the King's D has helped us to overcome it.

Go Celtics!!!

If this is what missing rondo looks like i hope we miss rondo for the rest of the season!

I hope we can get this kind of confidence (2nd quarter) from our guards the rest of the season too... but in the playoffs it will be harder to make up for Rondo's absence.

Of course, Celtics were underachieving, and I want them to play much better, I just hope Rondo is able to watch and learn how to lead this team while making his teammates better when he comes back better than ever.

Go Celtics!!
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Post by: aporel#18 on January 30, 2013, 08:54:38 PM
I love the Bass showcasing so far... Danny little ****** genius  ;)

Go Celtics!!
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Post by: st.jimmy222 on January 30, 2013, 08:59:15 PM
just got home and saw the score.....holy ####! i mean it's just the kings, but still, wow
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: TenaciousD on January 30, 2013, 09:00:15 PM
wow. our offense is unpredictable right now, they cant guard us!
Wow. How'd a'thunk it!  Pass it, dont pound it.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: st.jimmy222 on January 30, 2013, 09:02:51 PM
so how many players finish in double digits?? my guess, 4
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: JHTruth on January 30, 2013, 09:03:30 PM
I don't think I've ever seen worse defense in my entire time watching the NBA
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: st.jimmy222 on January 30, 2013, 09:04:16 PM
or even 5! much better than i thought it would be
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: TenaciousD on January 30, 2013, 09:04:17 PM
If this is what missing rondo looks like i hope we miss rondo for the rest of the season!
I just hope Rondo is able to watch and learn how to lead this team while making his teammates better/quote] A good place to start might be by realizing; he's not Tom Brady (aka a QB trying to thread the needle). 
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: j804 on January 30, 2013, 09:04:29 PM
Our offense stunk with Rondo and is what seemed to be one of our main Achilles problems could we be better on that end post-Rondo?
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: TenaciousD on January 30, 2013, 09:05:15 PM
If this is what missing rondo looks like i hope we miss rondo for the rest of the season!
I just hope Rondo is able to watch and learn how to lead this team while making his teammates better/quote]

A good place to start might be by realizing; he's not Tom Brady (aka a QB trying to thread the needle).
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: fairweatherfan on January 30, 2013, 09:05:42 PM
so how many players finish in double digits?? my guess, 4

I'll go with 6.  Maybe 7.

Crazy that we have 74 points and our leading scorer has 11.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: TenaciousD on January 30, 2013, 09:06:44 PM
We miss Rondo

Got a funny way of showing it...
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: st.jimmy222 on January 30, 2013, 09:07:22 PM
yah Collins!  ;D haha
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Post by: rondohondo on January 30, 2013, 09:07:43 PM
We miss Rondo

Got a funny way of showing it...

playing sac.....
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: JHTruth on January 30, 2013, 09:08:23 PM
DMC is trash..
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on January 30, 2013, 09:09:49 PM
Why has green played so little despite starting out 5/5?
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: JHTruth on January 30, 2013, 09:10:01 PM
Bradley is a bricklayer..
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Post by: The Rondo Show on January 30, 2013, 09:10:09 PM
Love the effort tonight.

Glad to see Green in again, idk why Doc hasn't used him more

Time to pull Avery and Lee, the've played the whole qtr and their shots are coming up short. They've both played really well though
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on January 30, 2013, 09:10:34 PM
We miss Rondo

Got a funny way of showing it...

playing sac.....

We lost to sac not long ago.....
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Post by: st.jimmy222 on January 30, 2013, 09:12:46 PM
Terry AND Barbosa....oops
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Post by: Vermont Green on January 30, 2013, 09:13:35 PM
19 20 assists for the team, 0 for Rondo.

Yes, Sac's defense is lame, yes we are hitting shots, but the point is you don't need a point guard to get assists.

Also, I love Bradley but he hasn't dribbled with his left hand once all night.
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Post by: Chief on January 30, 2013, 09:14:07 PM
I think Thomas Robinson will be a bust.
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Post by: celticslove on January 30, 2013, 09:15:51 PM
no stagnant offense... more fluid passing the last two games. we got 20 seconds or less basketball. :D
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: CelticConcourse on January 30, 2013, 09:16:23 PM
Championship contenders, duh.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: CelticConcourse on January 30, 2013, 09:17:40 PM
SEVEN players with 9+ points and it ain't even the end of the third. Way to be, Celtics. When the assister leaves, the true teamwork shows :)
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: TenaciousD on January 30, 2013, 09:17:59 PM
so how many players finish in double digits?? my guess, 4
Crazy that we have 74 points and our leading scorer has 11.

Now that's distributin' that ball!  Imagine, and not a "point " guard in sight.  Passin' not poundin'.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: tonyto3690 on January 30, 2013, 09:18:41 PM
People will say "well it was the Kings"

These same KIngs blew us out not so long ago with Rondo.


I think part of it is we're simply way harder to predict/defend without Rondo hogging the ball and killing the offensive flow.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Chief on January 30, 2013, 09:18:44 PM
Nice help defense from Bass. ::)
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Chief on January 30, 2013, 09:19:32 PM
Doc, put the starters in and finish this team!!!
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: st.jimmy222 on January 30, 2013, 09:19:42 PM
so as long as we don't get outscored by 20 in the fourth, we win. . . who else is nervous??  ;)
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on January 30, 2013, 09:19:51 PM
Championship contenders, duh.

Ok, lets not start talking crazy.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: CelticConcourse on January 30, 2013, 09:20:38 PM
Championship contenders, duh.

Ok, lets not start talking crazy.

Hence the bold...
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: CelticConcourse on January 30, 2013, 09:21:02 PM
That awkward moment when you get outscored in 2 out of 3 quarters, but still are leading by 20. LOL.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: slamtheking on January 30, 2013, 09:21:16 PM
when was the last time this team had a 20-pt lead going into the 4th quarter?  this was a pleasant surprise that they didn't let up in the 3rd and cough up that lead.

hopefully they keep this team at arms length for the rest of the game
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on January 30, 2013, 09:21:44 PM
Championship contenders, duh.

Ok, lets not start talking crazy.

Hence the bold...

I thought sarcastic talk was supposed to be typed like this.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: CelticConcourse on January 30, 2013, 09:22:52 PM
Championship contenders, duh.

Ok, lets not start talking crazy.

Hence the bold...

I thought sarcastic talk was supposed to be typed like this.

It is, but I wasn't trying to convey sarcasm.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: TAllen on January 30, 2013, 09:25:47 PM
I'm a Doc fan but his lineups are garbage tonight! Where are Lee and Bradley for god sakes!
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: st.jimmy222 on January 30, 2013, 09:27:00 PM
KG Wilcox, Pierce and Green. . . is that Size???? nah, must be a mistake
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Chief on January 30, 2013, 09:29:29 PM
Odd. Sully goes out and Doc does not go small once. He even goes supersized!!! Pierce and Green at the 2 and 3.

 :) :D :)
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: CelticConcourse on January 30, 2013, 09:29:46 PM
Finally, a easy win... next up? ORLANDO. Take advantage of the easy wins, Cs!
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: st.jimmy222 on January 30, 2013, 09:31:04 PM
that makes 5 in double digits, lets make it six
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: CelticConcourse on January 30, 2013, 09:34:18 PM
that makes 5 in double digits, lets make it six

That's kind-of irrelevant.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: letsgoblue86 on January 30, 2013, 09:34:24 PM
Wow, Salvatore should be institutionalized
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: CelticConcourse on January 30, 2013, 09:37:58 PM
I wasn't here for most of the game, so my big question is:

How much did we attack the rim?

In the very beginning, Bradley shot two FTs and ever since, he hasn't shot any (3 for 10). Have we been just shooting Js again? If so, this may not be so different from when we had Rondo... I really liked the penetration by Lee/'Bosa/Bradley in the Heat game, did it continue tonight? :\
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: ejk3489 on January 30, 2013, 09:38:38 PM
Well it's good to know that with or without Rondo, the Celtics still don't know how to put a team away  :-X
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Roy H. on January 30, 2013, 09:39:25 PM
What on earth was that?!
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: blink on January 30, 2013, 09:40:10 PM
PP with the classic iso run out the shot clock play.
very good.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: st.jimmy222 on January 30, 2013, 09:40:41 PM
6 it is!
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: hpantazo on January 30, 2013, 09:40:47 PM
What on earth was that?!

I don't think I ever saw a team dribble out the shot clock with 5 minutes to go in the game. Amazing
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Chief on January 30, 2013, 09:42:23 PM
I don't like Cousins expression.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: st.jimmy222 on January 30, 2013, 09:42:46 PM
Well it's good to know that with or without Rondo, the Celtics still don't know how to put a team away  :-X
relax everybody, this one's over
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: CelticConcourse on January 30, 2013, 09:42:55 PM
I don't like Cousins expression.

Attitude...
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: celticslove on January 30, 2013, 09:43:31 PM
back to the stand around while i iso offense. some things will never change.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: CelticConcourse on January 30, 2013, 09:43:34 PM
It would be funny if they outscored us in three quarters and still lost by 20  8)
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: CelticConcourse on January 30, 2013, 09:43:50 PM
back to the stand around while i iso offense. some things will never change.

The game's over, bro.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: JOMVP on January 30, 2013, 09:45:16 PM
Great line there about Cousins from Mike Gorman. Seriously, what a depressed individual.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: blink on January 30, 2013, 09:46:20 PM
Well at least we got everyone involved tonight.  Good effort from everyone.  C's can't control how well their opponent plays (tonight Sac played poorly) and we just need to give the same effort every game.  I like the hustle.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: st.jimmy222 on January 30, 2013, 09:46:57 PM
c'mon Lee, make it 7 players in DD
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: tonyto3690 on January 30, 2013, 09:47:05 PM
Rondo goes out...

Bass, Lee, Terry, Green, Barbosa all have the best games of the past month.

YEAH ITS TOTALLY A COINCIDENCE.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: CelticConcourse on January 30, 2013, 09:47:30 PM
W2... only 15 more to go!

Rondo goes out...

Bass, Lee, Terry, Green, Barbosa all have the best games of the past month.

YEAH ITS TOTALLY A COINCIDENCE.

Actually, it's false.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Chief on January 30, 2013, 09:48:27 PM
You give Bass 35 minutes and you get 12 pts and 4 rebounds.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Cman on January 30, 2013, 09:49:53 PM
Nice to get a W.
 :D
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: CelticConcourse on January 30, 2013, 09:51:12 PM
You give Bass 35 minutes and you get 12 pts and 4 rebounds.

Not too bad.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: hpantazo on January 30, 2013, 09:51:39 PM
2-0 in the non-Rondo era!
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: celticslove on January 30, 2013, 09:52:04 PM
You give Bass 35 minutes and you get 12 pts and 4 rebounds.
hard to showcase a bum
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: blink on January 30, 2013, 09:52:56 PM
yeah Cousins looks really down / frustrated.  I guess he doesn't like losing.  That isn't a bad thing, but he needs to try to maximize his potential, even on nights when they are getting their butts kicked.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 30, 2013, 09:53:19 PM
And so.continues our path to the championship.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: st.jimmy222 on January 30, 2013, 09:53:34 PM
well done guys TP's all around
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: hpantazo on January 30, 2013, 09:53:55 PM
well done guys TP's all around

TPs
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: slamtheking on January 30, 2013, 09:54:56 PM
And so.continues our path to the championship.
I can feel the tremors going through the league already.   ;)
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: ejk3489 on January 30, 2013, 09:59:42 PM
Rondo goes out...

Bass, Lee, Terry, Green, Barbosa all have the best games of the past month.

YEAH ITS TOTALLY A COINCIDENCE.

Lee/Green have been playing well for the last month now, so I don't see how that's relevant.

Barbosa has averaged only 9mpg in January - of course he's going to play better with more minutes.

Bass...well that's just laughable blaming anyone else for his awful shooting/rebounding.
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: CelticConcourse on January 30, 2013, 10:02:04 PM
TPs everywhere!
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on January 30, 2013, 10:08:22 PM
I didn't get any tommy points!!!
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: syfy9 on January 30, 2013, 10:19:08 PM
TP Time! Great game!
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: j804 on January 30, 2013, 10:22:59 PM
And so.continues our path to the championship.
you are probably being sarcastic but I like us against anybody out East as long as we can stay healthy still think we can make it there
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: Galeto on January 30, 2013, 10:53:28 PM
Fun game, good ball movement and nice win.  Even though it's come against a bad opponent, the Celtics have hardly blown out anyone this year, bad or good.  Personally this team is so much more fun to watch without Rondo's ball hogging. 
Title: Re: Kings (17-29) at Celtics (21-23) 1/30
Post by: jdz101 on January 31, 2013, 02:15:11 AM
Far out the kings are horrible....how did we lose to those muppets by 15?

 ::)