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Title: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: FLCeltsFan on March 14, 2017, 10:18:51 PM
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Minnesota Timberwolves (28-38) at Boston Celtics (42-25)
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
7:30 PM ET
Regular Season Game #68, Home Game #32
TV:  CSNNE, FSNorth, NBA-LP 755(DTV)/753(xfinity)
Radio: WZLX 100.7, WCCO-AM
TD Garden

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Probable Starters
PG(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/isaiah_thomas.jpg)SG(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/avery_bradley.jpg) SF(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/jae_crowder.jpg) PF(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/al_horford.jpg) C(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/amir_johnson.jpg)
Isaiah Thomas ...Avery Bradley...Jae Crowder...Al Horford...Amir Johnson

Celtics Reserves

Jaylen Brown
Gerald Green
Demetrius Jackson
Jordan Mickey
Terry Rozier
James Young
Jonas Jerebko
Tyler Zeller
Kelly Olynyk
Marcus Smart

Injuries
None

Head Coach
Brad Stevens 

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Probable Starters
PG(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/ricky_rubio.jpg)SG(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/brandon_rush.jpg)SF(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/andrew_wiggins.jpg) PF(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/gorgui_dieng.jpg) C(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/karl-anthony_towns.jpg)
Ricky Rubio...Brandon Rush...Andrew Wiggins... Gorgui Dieng... Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves Reserves

Cole Aldrich
Nemanja Bjelica
Kris Dunn
Jordan Hill
Tyus Jones
Adreian Payne
Shabazz Muhammad
Lance Stephenson

Injuries
Nikola Pekovic (ankle) out
Zach LaVine (knee) out

Coach
Tom Thibodeau

Game Notes
The Celtics continue their two game home stand with a visit from the Minnesota Timberwolves.  This is the second and final meeting between these two teams this season.  The Celtics won the first meeting 99-93 in Minnesota on November 21.   The Celtics used a 19-0 run to start the 4th quarter to get the come from behind win. 

The Timberwolves did the Celtics a favor by beating the Wizards at home on Monday to move the Celtics back into 2nd place by half a game.  Now, the Celtics have to take their destiny into their own hands and sweep the series from the Wolves to stay in second place.  They split the series last season 1-1 with each team winning on their home court.   

Both teams are looking for their second straight win.  The Celtics are 22-9 at home while the Wolves are 10-20 on the road.   In spite of their sub .500 record, the Celtics can't take the Timberwolves for granted as they have been playing very well in recent games.  The Wolves are 7-3 in their last 10 games while the Celtics are just 5-5 in their last 10. 

The Celtics are finally healthy with no players on the injured list at this time.  For the Wolves, Zach LaVine is out with a knee injury and Nikola Pekovic is out with an ankle injury.  Adreian Payne missed 13 games with thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) and has received a DNP-CD for the past 4 games. 

Standings Reset
The Celtics moved back into 2nd place with the Wizards' loss to these same Timberwolves.  The Celtics are 2.5 games behind the Cavs after a win over Detroit on Tuesday.  The Wizards are .5 games behind the Celtics. The Raptors are 3 games behind Boston.  The Hawks are 5 games behind the Celtics. 

Games to Watch

3/15   Mavericks at Wizards

Key Matchups
(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/jae_crowder.jpg) vs (http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/andrew_wiggins.jpg)
Jae Crowder vs Andrew Wiggins
Andrew Wiggins is playing very well and averaging 23.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists.  Jae needs to stay with Wiggins to keep him from having a big night.  He also needs to hit his shots and
make Wiggins work on the defensive end as well.

(http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/amir_johnson.jpg)  vs  (http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/karl-anthony_towns.jpg)
Amir Johnson vs Karl Anthony Towns 
Towns has been very good this season after a year of Kevin Garnett's mentoring.  He is averaging 24.2 points, 12.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks.  Amir will have his hands full trying to slow down the Wolves 7' center who is versatile enough to beat out Isaiah Thomas in the Skills Challenge.  He had 27 points and 18 rebounds in their first meeting and hopefully the Celtics can keep him from having another big game in this one. 

Honorable Mention

Al Horford vs Gorgui Deng
Deng had a  big game with 20 points and 10 rebounds the last time these teams met.  It will be very important for the Celtics to limit the Wolves big front line in this game. 

Keys to the Game
Defense - The Celtics have been finding their defensive roots in recent games and they need to continue to play tough team defense. The offense feeds off of the defense and if the Celtics can't get stops they struggle on the other end as well.  Now that they are healthy, it's time to once again clamp down on defense.  Defense wins games!!

Rebound - The Celtics must get rebounds to prevent second chance points and fast breaks for the Wolves. Rebounding takes effort and desire and the Celtics have got to show both and crash the boards as a team, especially against the big front line of the Wolves.  The Celtics are 20-2 when they match or out-rebound their opponents.  When they put out the effort on the boards, it also translates to the other parts of their game. 

Be Aggressive - The Celtics have to be aggressive in going after loose balls and rebounds and in taking the ball to the basket. They also have to be aggressive on defense. When they are aggressive in going to the hoop good things happen. The Celtics have to play like they are the team that wants it more.  Isaiah recently made the comment that if they aren't the hardest working team they aren't very good.  They simply have to be the team that works hardest. 

Set the Pace-
The Celtics must run from the beginning of the game until the final buzzer. Running will allow them to get easy baskets as they get down the court before the defenses set up.  They have to run and they have to move the ball.   When they slow it down, more times than not, they struggle. 

Play As a Team - The Celtics have been successful when they move the ball and play unselfishly, making the extra pass to get the best shot.   They  have succeeded by playing as one star and playing hard for each other.    They need play as a team and move the ball and find the open man.  They also have to play as a team on the defensive end and play swarming team defense. 
 
X-Factors
Home Sweet Home
- The Celtics are playing at home for the second straight game. They have played well at home with a 22-9 record at the TD Garden.  As most young teams do, the Wolves struggle somewhat on the road with a 10-20 record.  The Celtics have won 9 of their last 10 at home and have won 10 straight against the Timberwolves at home.   The Celtics need to get a boost from the home crowd and defend their home court. 

The Gang's All Here - The Celtics are finally all healthy.  The starters have only played 27 games together so far this season.   The Celtics are 20-7 when the starting 5 is healthy and together.  They need to build on that and get even better.   It is a good time for the Celtics to be healthy as they have 15 games left to get sharper and work together to win games down the stretch going into the playoffs. 

Officiating -  Officiating is always an x-factor. Will they let them play or will they call every ticky tack foul?  It's usually to the Celtics' benefit if they let both teams play.  Will they call it fair or will they favor one team over the other? One never knows what any given crew will do. However the game is called, the Celtics need to play through it and not let the officiating distract them. 

Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Csfan1984 on March 14, 2017, 10:20:01 PM
Here we go.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: hwangjini_1 on March 14, 2017, 10:20:42 PM
[dang], second.

Not fair, not fair! I'm old! How can I be expected to be as quick as these young whipper snappers?!  ;D

Nonetheless, a tp to flc yet one more fabulous game thread. Celticswill win once more and Gino will appear.

Tp to flc, and...

Goooooooooooooooo Celtics!  ;D
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: saltlover on March 14, 2017, 10:21:17 PM
Third!  Go Celtics and thanks FLC!
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Monkhouse on March 14, 2017, 10:21:17 PM
Third.

Lol, TP to FLceltcsfan for always being the awesome person that she is.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: slamtheking on March 14, 2017, 10:24:15 PM
4th by just a few minutes.  ugh - [dang] laptop freezing up.

great game thread as always FL -- TP
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: hwangjini_1 on March 14, 2017, 10:24:44 PM
Third.

Lol, TP to FLceltcsfan for always being the awesome person that she is.
Ha. Nice try but no bananas.  ;D
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: FLCeltsFan on March 14, 2017, 10:25:48 PM
My goodness.  In just a minute it took to refresh the page there are already 4 posts.  You guys are getting good at this :D

A TP to Csfan1984, hwangjini_1, saltlover, Monkhouse,  and slamtheking  for being the first to post in the game thread!! 

Gooooooooooooooooooooooooo Celtics!!!!   

Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on March 14, 2017, 10:28:43 PM
Sixth and very satisfied with it. 
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Ogaju on March 14, 2017, 10:54:41 PM
we got the sixth man off the bench now the rotation players can play. lol

TP FlCF for a great game thread.

GoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoO Celtics!!!!!
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on March 14, 2017, 11:25:20 PM
we got the sixth man off the bench now the rotation players can play. lol

TP FlCF for a great game thread.

GoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoO Celtics!!!!!

Let's lead the 2nd unit to the promised land.   ;D
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: footey on March 14, 2017, 11:26:10 PM
T Wolves starting to play good ball. This could be a tough game for us.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: trickybilly on March 15, 2017, 12:26:08 AM
T Wolves starting to play good ball. This could be a tough game for us.

Rubio did all the damage against the Wiz.

Ricky, meet Marcus Bradley.

Blowout!
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: fairweatherfan on March 15, 2017, 12:46:46 AM
T Wolves starting to play good ball. This could be a tough game for us.

Rubio did all the damage against the Wiz.

Ricky, meet Marcus Bradley.

Blowout!

Some kid named Towns had 39 and 13 too.  Karl, meet Amir Olynyk.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on March 15, 2017, 01:52:21 AM
T Wolves starting to play good ball. This could be a tough game for us.

Rubio did all the damage against the Wiz.

Ricky, meet Marcus Bradley.

Blowout!

Some kid named Towns had 39 and 13 too.  Karl, meet Amir Olynyk.

In tandem with Tyler Jerebko
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on March 15, 2017, 02:25:49 AM
T Wolves starting to play good ball. This could be a tough game for us.

Rubio did all the damage against the Wiz.

Ricky, meet Marcus Bradley.

Blowout!

Some kid named Towns had 39 and 13 too.  Karl, meet Amir Olynyk.

In tandem with Tyler Jerebko

Celts will be fine.  For better or worse, they probably value their locker room/sense of leadership very high with good reason -- flush with vets having career years and very promising young prospects. 

Some of MIN's recent wins have been flukey, and the Wizards seem overrated.  Their frontcourt matches up poorly with MIN, and they've been handed some wins.  Despite Wall, I think our backcourt is better and the defense can handle BealPorter/Bogdanovich/Oubre Jr  if they lock in.

Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: trickybilly on March 15, 2017, 02:52:15 AM
T Wolves starting to play good ball. This could be a tough game for us.

Rubio did all the damage against the Wiz.

Ricky, meet Marcus Bradley.

Blowout!

Some kid named Towns had 39 and 13 too.  Karl, meet Amir Olynyk.

In tandem with Tyler Jerebko

Amir Olynyk definitely goes before Tyler Jerebko in the draft.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: hodgy03038 on March 15, 2017, 08:04:05 AM
Woke up late today so I don't even know what number I am but Go Celts!!

The Warriors snuck by the Sixers by 2 points wow! I think they have issues.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: apc on March 15, 2017, 10:26:58 AM
The Wolves recently beat the Jazz, Clippers, Warriors, and Wizards!
 Should be a close game tonight.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Smartacus on March 15, 2017, 11:19:16 AM
IT's going to have his hands full tonight. Stealing this from a realgm poster who stole it from a T Wolves board...

Quote
From the Twolves board. Hat tip to New Wolves Order.

Rubio has been locking down opposing point guards in 2017

Wall 6-16 37.5%
Curry 10-27 37%
Paul 3-9 33%
Parker/Mills 2-14 combined
Hill 1-3 33%
Irving 10-27 37%
Irving again 5-18 27.8%
Lowry 6-19 31.6%
Conley 5-16 31%
R.Jackson 4-13 31%
Bledsoe 5-18 28%
Westbrook 7-23 30%
Hill 5-12 41.7

Rubio has emerged as the T Wolves' second best player. Wiggins may still have the higher ceiling but Ricky's been looking like Peak Rondo all of 2017
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: BE-Celtic on March 15, 2017, 11:27:17 AM
Wolves are starting to play some basket-ball but this is clearly a winable game and a must win if we want to race properly for the best seed we can. Washington will beat Dallas and Cleveland won yesterday.

Go C's ! We can be first !
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 15, 2017, 11:36:30 AM
Here's a good opportunity for the Celtics to,have a let down .   Thibbs never plays to loose . 

Our team is not talented enough to loaf or play with no passion and get a win

Team with energy gets the win.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: The One on March 15, 2017, 12:24:57 PM
Last ten games, Celtics have the #6 defensive rating... ;D


Wolves have #2... :-\
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: bopna on March 15, 2017, 01:34:41 PM
Any word if the Cs will be wearing St. Patrick day Jersey's.

I love it of they would somehow update them and dump the sleeve ones.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 15, 2017, 02:53:32 PM
Last ten games, Celtics have the #6 defensive rating... ;D


Wolves have #2... :-\


He has them play n good ......slacking off these guys and they'll find themselves starring at another loss.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: csfansince60s on March 15, 2017, 05:40:49 PM
Yaba-daba-doo!!!!

 A. Sherrod Blakely‏Verified account @SherrodbCSN

.@celtics Guerschon Yabusele is in town to take in tonight's game vs. the #timberwolves.

TP FLCsFan!
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: saltlover on March 15, 2017, 05:47:16 PM
Yaba-daba-doo!!!!

 A. Sherrod Blakely‏Verified account @SherrodbCSN

.@celtics Guerschon Yabusele is in town to take in tonight's game vs. the #timberwolves.

TP FLCsFan!

Glad his visa situation got sorted out.  Hopefully he can join the Red Claws for the last weeks of the regular season and the playoffs.  Maine has 7 games left plus the post-season.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: csfansince60s on March 15, 2017, 06:01:45 PM
Yaba-daba-doo!!!!

 A. Sherrod Blakely‏Verified account @SherrodbCSN

.@celtics Guerschon Yabusele is in town to take in tonight's game vs. the #timberwolves.

TP FLCsFan!

Glad his visa situation got sorted out.  Hopefully he can join the Red Claws for the last weeks of the regular season and the playoffs.  Maine has 7 games left plus the post-season.

I hope so too.

Hear anything about his ankle?
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: saltlover on March 15, 2017, 06:11:15 PM
Yaba-daba-doo!!!!

 A. Sherrod Blakely‏Verified account @SherrodbCSN

.@celtics Guerschon Yabusele is in town to take in tonight's game vs. the #timberwolves.

TP FLCsFan!

Glad his visa situation got sorted out.  Hopefully he can join the Red Claws for the last weeks of the regular season and the playoffs.  Maine has 7 games left plus the post-season.

I hope so too.

Hear anything about his ankle?

Yab says it feels good and he's ready to play in Maine.  No word on the training staff's opinion, but it's always important the player feels healthy.

http://www.csnne.com/boston-celtics/guerschon-yabusele-one-boston-celtics-first-round-picks-16-may-soon-play-d-league (http://www.csnne.com/boston-celtics/guerschon-yabusele-one-boston-celtics-first-round-picks-16-may-soon-play-d-league)
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: celticsclay on March 15, 2017, 06:15:14 PM
Last ten games, Celtics have the #6 defensive rating... ;D


Wolves have #2... :-\

Wolves have been play very good. Won 7 out of 10 and won against some elite teams.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: csfansince60s on March 15, 2017, 06:15:46 PM
Yaba-daba-doo!!!!

 A. Sherrod Blakely‏Verified account @SherrodbCSN

.@celtics Guerschon Yabusele is in town to take in tonight's game vs. the #timberwolves.

TP FLCsFan!

Glad his visa situation got sorted out.  Hopefully he can join the Red Claws for the last weeks of the regular season and the playoffs.  Maine has 7 games left plus the post-season.

I hope so too.

Hear anything about his ankle?

Yab says it feels good and he's ready to play in Maine.  No word on the training staff's opinion, but it's always important the player feels healthy.

http://www.csnne.com/boston-celtics/guerschon-yabusele-one-boston-celtics-first-round-picks-16-may-soon-play-d-league (http://www.csnne.com/boston-celtics/guerschon-yabusele-one-boston-celtics-first-round-picks-16-may-soon-play-d-league)

TP, thanks...his agent sounded pessimistic about it a week ago.....good news!
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: max215 on March 15, 2017, 07:40:58 PM
I still really like these uniforms.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: liam on March 15, 2017, 07:42:24 PM
Rebounding is gonna be the key!
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: alewilliam789 on March 15, 2017, 07:43:01 PM
Horford has played a lot better after coming back from that injury
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: alewilliam789 on March 15, 2017, 07:45:56 PM
Heinsohn generally says some cooks things, but I actually like that comparison to Wiggins for Brown
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: trickybilly on March 15, 2017, 07:46:59 PM
I would say Al is a great player.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: apc on March 15, 2017, 07:49:32 PM
Man those Rubio eyebrows... just go unibrow man
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 07:49:40 PM
Looks like Crowder has really regressed from the three point line.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: mr. dee on March 15, 2017, 07:50:26 PM
Good ball movement, just couldn't convert.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 07:51:30 PM
We look rested and recuperated from our road trip.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: alewilliam789 on March 15, 2017, 07:51:44 PM
Looks like Crowder has really regressed from the three point line.

Yeah I think it's because he's not getting his feet set. Trying to get off too quickly and he's more of a a set shooter
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Ilikesports17 on March 15, 2017, 07:53:30 PM
Heinsohn generally says some cooks things, but I actually like that comparison to Wiggins for Brown
Brown is already better on defense.

Obviously the flip side is that Wiggins is miles better offensively.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Surferdad on March 15, 2017, 07:53:30 PM
Looks like Crowder has really regressed from the three point line.
I don't think so.  Jae Crowder is who he is, and that doesn't include being a knock-down shooter.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Ilikesports17 on March 15, 2017, 07:54:19 PM
Looks like Crowder has really regressed from the three point line.
I don't think so.  Jae Crowder is who he is, and that doesn't include being a knock-down shooter.
yeah.

The phrase is regression to the mean.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Chief on March 15, 2017, 07:54:20 PM
Big AL gets some criticism because of his contract but the guy is a great post defender. He's a mountain to shoot over.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Chief on March 15, 2017, 07:55:38 PM
Dieng  with a 25 second paint violation.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 07:57:12 PM
Looks like Crowder has really regressed from the three point line.
I don't think so.  Jae Crowder is who he is, and that doesn't include being a knock-down shooter.

I mean, he was shooting over 41% from beyond the arc for like 2/3 of the season. He's down to a bit below 40% now, which is still really good for him, but he's certainly regressing from his torrid start.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: mr. dee on March 15, 2017, 07:58:18 PM
Dirk Olynyk
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Surferdad on March 15, 2017, 07:58:29 PM
Come on, get after those loose balls, and on offense too many quick three's.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 07:58:59 PM
Looks like Crowder has really regressed from the three point line.
I don't think so.  Jae Crowder is who he is, and that doesn't include being a knock-down shooter.
yeah.

The phrase is regression to the mean.

Obviously that's what I was meaning. His highest year before this was 34% from beyond the arc.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 15, 2017, 07:59:00 PM
Thibbs typical .....wearing the crap out of his players ......no subs .....just play Townes 48 minutes
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Who on March 15, 2017, 07:59:25 PM
Rubio is fun to watch
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Chief on March 15, 2017, 07:59:37 PM
I'd love to see a stat on what players shoot when they catch Ko in a switch.  My guess is 110%.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 15, 2017, 08:00:09 PM
Come on, get after those loose balls, and on offense too many quick three's.

Exactly ....we are getting no loose balls , no defensive rebounds
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Chief on March 15, 2017, 08:01:35 PM
Never been a fan of the Ko/JJ duo.

Just no back help with those guys.

Or rebounding
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 08:02:45 PM
Looks like a bit of a Wiggins/Smart rivalry going on here. I love it.

Man, KO has given up several offensive rebounds already leading to two threes.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 15, 2017, 08:02:54 PM
Yet another defensive loose ball flub by Celtics .....wolves have like 10 points given away
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: apc on March 15, 2017, 08:03:14 PM
Thibbs typical .....wearing the crap out of his players ......no subs .....just play Townes 48 minutes
Haha I remember the game when Doc got ejected and Thibo didn't make a single substitution
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 15, 2017, 08:03:34 PM
We need a real center soooooo bad
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: mr. dee on March 15, 2017, 08:03:36 PM
Olynyk getting outhustled by Dieng ::)
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Surferdad on March 15, 2017, 08:03:38 PM
Thibbs typical .....wearing the crap out of his players ......no subs .....just play Townes 48 minutes
Was gonna say...and the fouls are piling up for his starters.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Chief on March 15, 2017, 08:04:47 PM
CBS subs in a rebounder.






Too bad it's a pg.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 15, 2017, 08:05:30 PM
No rebounds  :-X
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Chief on March 15, 2017, 08:06:24 PM
Has Marcus ever hit one of those end of quarter shots?
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 15, 2017, 08:06:29 PM
We have to play twice s hard because we get no rebounds .....crazy
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Who on March 15, 2017, 08:06:55 PM
You just knew Wiggins was going to settle for a jump-shot instead of attacking Olynyk.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Surferdad on March 15, 2017, 08:07:04 PM
Absorbed the wolves best shot and tied after one, not bad. Can't see the wolves starters keeping this up the way Thibs is riding them.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 08:07:13 PM
Our bigs simply have to do a better job of rebounding the ball, specifically being aggressive in pursuit of the ball. KO let his guy get two offensive rebounds (leading to six points) that were certainly attainable for him, but he simply wasn't aggressive enough to get it.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: ayer on March 15, 2017, 08:07:34 PM
no brown action in 3 min. ::)
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Chief on March 15, 2017, 08:07:34 PM
Got to do better than giving up 32.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: apc on March 15, 2017, 08:08:16 PM
Thibbs typical .....wearing the crap out of his players ......no subs .....just play Townes 48 minutes
Was gonna say...and the fouls are piling up for his starters.
They foul on purpose so Thibo is forced to rest them .
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 15, 2017, 08:08:32 PM
We are getting murdered on loose balls,  rebounds , 50 -50 stuff ......out hustled
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: trickybilly on March 15, 2017, 08:08:40 PM
Wolves have looked great last few games, Wolves, Nugs, and Pels would all make it an interesting first round playoff series - whoever makes it..
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 08:09:37 PM
See, bigs, that's how you're supposed to block out.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 15, 2017, 08:09:56 PM
One day this team lacks a #2 scorer.

Another day this team lacks a good rebounder.

Now if only we had both  :angel:
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Who on March 15, 2017, 08:10:23 PM
Great defense by Smart on Dunn. Took away the pass, took away the shot, forced a contested 3 off the dribble. Perfect.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 15, 2017, 08:10:27 PM
One day this team lacks a #2 scorer.

Another day this team lacks a good rebounder.

Now if only we had both  :angel:

Sign Lebron
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 08:10:40 PM
Smart having a forgettable game so far.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 08:12:11 PM
Other than one defensive possession, Rozier has had a really good game so far.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 15, 2017, 08:12:17 PM
Play some defense
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: apc on March 15, 2017, 08:12:52 PM
Need green for some offense .
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Chief on March 15, 2017, 08:13:31 PM
One day this team lacks a #2 scorer.

Another day this team lacks a good rebounder.

Now if only we had both  :angel:

(https://rotostreetjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/blake-griffin-celtics.jpg)
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 15, 2017, 08:14:23 PM
One day this team lacks a #2 scorer.

Another day this team lacks a good rebounder.

Now if only we had both  :angel:

Sign Lebron

Or Blake Griffin who can do both as well and could be more available  ;D
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Who on March 15, 2017, 08:14:37 PM
Enjoying the battle between Horford and Towns. The mentor and the student.

Both guys well up for this one.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 15, 2017, 08:14:52 PM
One day this team lacks a #2 scorer.

Another day this team lacks a good rebounder.

Now if only we had both  :angel:

(https://rotostreetjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/blake-griffin-celtics.jpg)

LOL I just saw this after I made my recent post. TP.  ;D
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 08:15:01 PM
One day this team lacks a #2 scorer.

Another day this team lacks a good rebounder.

Now if only we had both  :angel:

(https://rotostreetjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/blake-griffin-celtics.jpg)

Blake looks good in green  ;D
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 15, 2017, 08:16:43 PM
Wizards up 4 on the Mavericks.

Must win C's...
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 08:17:06 PM
Wall sprained his foot? Oh boy, that could be helpful for us.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 15, 2017, 08:17:27 PM
Loose this game for sure .

Can't defend and can 't shoot
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 15, 2017, 08:18:26 PM
It's been a while since we've seen "4th quarter IT-mode".

I think we'll see it tonight. Keep it somewhat close then pour it on them late to win.

We did come back against this team from a big deficit before.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 08:18:26 PM
Offensive rebounds and second chance points once again killing us  ::)
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on March 15, 2017, 08:19:10 PM
Oh, no. The Celtics can't rebound!

Who knew.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 08:20:15 PM
That was a crazy Eurostep from 5'9" IT.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: JHTruth on March 15, 2017, 08:22:09 PM
Offensive rebounds and second chance points once again killing us  ::)

Didn't you hear, rebounds don't matter in the "new" NBA..
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: CelticSooner on March 15, 2017, 08:23:31 PM
This team frustrates me to no end. Have to stay out of the game threads because of it.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 15, 2017, 08:23:34 PM
We look slow ,  they jump in front of our players for boards and are driving to the basket nearly every time down.

We settling for too many outside prayers.

With out huge effort Celtics easily loose this game.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 15, 2017, 08:24:27 PM
Offensive rebounds and second chance points once again killing us  ::)

Didn't you hear, rebounds don't matter in the "new" NBA..

We don't need "dinosaurs" in this new league (aka rebounding centers)
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Who on March 15, 2017, 08:24:27 PM
Nice lob pass by Rubio to Towns
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: trickybilly on March 15, 2017, 08:26:00 PM
Did Tommy just lay a death threat to an umpire?
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 08:26:26 PM
What a ridiculously terrible call on KO. That was clearly a charge on Shabazz.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: apc on March 15, 2017, 08:27:01 PM
Bad D
No rebound
One guy offense
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 08:30:37 PM
IT has been really great with his decision-making tonight.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: apc on March 15, 2017, 08:31:29 PM
I predict Minny will be top 4 in the west next year.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 15, 2017, 08:31:49 PM
I think I speak for most of us when I say I'm shocked the C's are only down by 5 now..
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 08:32:01 PM
Bad D
No rebound
One guy offense

Don't forget being careless with the ball. Our two point guards have 5 TOs combined - Smart (3) and IT (2).

Have we picked up our pace or something since the All Star Break? Because we've been terrible with our TOs since then when we were excellent at not turning the ball over before.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: mr. dee on March 15, 2017, 08:33:22 PM
I predict Minny will be top 4 in the west next year.

Thibs should put Wiggins into Butler role
Towns with the Noah role, except better
When Lavine goes back, he should play him like he did with DRose.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Clench123 on March 15, 2017, 08:34:32 PM
Stop with the quick pull up
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: A Future of Stevens on March 15, 2017, 08:34:46 PM
I really think our team could use Gorgui Dieng. 8 rb/game and 35% from 3, at 6'11. If he could be had at a reasonable price, he would fit in here.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: mr. dee on March 15, 2017, 08:35:21 PM
IT with the Rondo move
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: hwangjini_1 on March 15, 2017, 08:39:38 PM
Okay, Celtics came back, only down by two,points. The Celtics will win this one. But need better defense....again. :P
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on March 15, 2017, 08:42:45 PM
Celtics began to rebound and evened the margin, but Minnesota still have 6 offensive rebounds to the Celtics 1.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: hwangjini_1 on March 15, 2017, 08:42:59 PM
Cripes. I just read the past few pages and the ****ing about Celtics not rebounding is intense.

So I go to the box score and the rebounds are 18-17wolves.  ::)

All this carping over that difference? Slow it down guys.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: BitterJim on March 15, 2017, 08:43:46 PM
I predict Minny will be top 4 in the west next year.

Thibs should put Wiggins into Butler role
Towns with the Noah role, except better
When Lavine goes back, he should play him like he did with DRose.

Thibs should throw his offensive playbook from the Bulls in the trash and hire a coach that can actually run an offense to be his top assistant. Maybe have him control substitutions, too.

Basically, Thibs should be the top assistant, not a head coach
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Clench123 on March 15, 2017, 08:44:06 PM
I really think our team could use Gorgui Dieng. 8 rb/game and 35% from 3, at 6'11. If he could be had at a reasonable price, he would fit in here.

Yea i'd really like to have him
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: footey on March 15, 2017, 08:48:49 PM
Getting a crappy signal on League Pass game. Anyone else?
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 08:51:24 PM
Cripes. I just read the past few pages and the ****ing about Celtics not rebounding is intense.

So I go to the box score and the rebounds are 18-17wolves.  ::)

All this carping over that difference? Slow it down guys.

6-1 offensive rebounds leading, in part along with our turnovers, to ten overall more field goal attempts than us. That's significant and one of the main reasons we're not winning right now. I can't find the exact number of second chance points right now, but by my count I think it's at least 8, which is primarily due to our terrible defensive rebounding giving up tons of offensive boards.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 08:54:26 PM
These turnovers are going to be the death of me. They're so uncharacteristic of this team from the first 2/3 of the year.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: max215 on March 15, 2017, 08:54:42 PM
Horford's having a heck of a game.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 08:56:11 PM
This is one of Horford's best games as a Celtic. Excellent all around play tonight.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 08:59:07 PM
Excellent fast break all around by IT, Horford, and AB finishing it off there!

I've been really, really impressed with both IT and Horford tonight.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: max215 on March 15, 2017, 08:59:12 PM
Horford's having a heck of a game.

Just fantastic. A center who can run the break is soooooooo valuable.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 15, 2017, 08:59:44 PM
Just joined at the half.  Horford looks great.  We're going to need him to play like this if we want to advance past the 1st round. 
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on March 15, 2017, 09:00:07 PM
Bradley's shooting this season has been incredible.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: MJohnnyboy on March 15, 2017, 09:00:12 PM
Horford's having a heck of a game.

Just fantastic. A center who can run the break is soooooooo valuable.

Why do you think I wanted to keep Sullinger?
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 09:01:16 PM
Come on, Mavs! Tied up with Washington midway through the fourth. Do your thing, Dirk!
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Chief on March 15, 2017, 09:02:39 PM
Good energy,  right now.

It's good to play at home.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: mr. dee on March 15, 2017, 09:06:24 PM
That's an impostor Rubio! It must be Curry wearing a mask
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: trickybilly on March 15, 2017, 09:06:24 PM
Dallas right in it with the Wizz!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Chief on March 15, 2017, 09:09:45 PM
Marcus is a master!
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 09:09:45 PM
Is the site ridiculously slow tonight for anyone else? It's taking like two minutes to refresh the game thread and other threads.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 09:10:22 PM
Mavs up 7 with 3 to go! Hold on, guys!
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Chief on March 15, 2017, 09:11:11 PM
Is the site ridiculously slow tonight for anyone else? It's taking like two minutes to refresh the game thread and other threads.

It's awful! Has a mod addressed the ssue on the speed issues thread?
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 09:11:25 PM
Mavs up 7 with 3 to go! Hold on, guys!

Up 9!
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Monkhouse on March 15, 2017, 09:12:00 PM
Is the site ridiculously slow tonight for anyone else? It's taking like two minutes to refresh the game thread and other threads.

Me too.

Must be  heavy traffic tonight.

Either way, Marcus Smart is the only player I know that can consistently brick a shot, and run back on defense to get an offensive charge?
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: bostonsportsforlife on March 15, 2017, 09:13:07 PM
Marcus is lucky that the terrible midrange jumper he just took went in
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: trickybilly on March 15, 2017, 09:13:33 PM
Dallas got this!!!!

GET THIS WIN CELTICS!
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: slamtheking on March 15, 2017, 09:14:18 PM
sweet pass by Smart
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Chief on March 15, 2017, 09:14:29 PM
Wow! What a pass!!
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 09:14:31 PM
What a pass from Smart! I don't know why we've got away from putting him in the PnR  lately, especially  with KO.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: slamtheking on March 15, 2017, 09:15:55 PM
Minny is going to be a dynamite team if they finally figure out how to finish a game.  need one solid vet starter on that team to help them develop good habits for closing games
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 09:17:33 PM
Okay, am I crazy to think that RIGHT NOW FOR THIS TEAM I'd rather have Smart than Wiggins?

Obviously Wiggins still has a higher overall ceiling, but right now for a team wanting to win, I'd rather have Smart than Wiggins due to his elite defense and great versatility, BBIQ, and playmaking for the second unit.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Chief on March 15, 2017, 09:17:55 PM
Why would you continuously go at Marcus?
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: trickybilly on March 15, 2017, 09:18:18 PM
Ah Marcus... never change.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: mr. dee on March 15, 2017, 09:18:51 PM
Smart's favorite lunch since college: Andrew Wiggins
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 09:19:04 PM
Dallas up 6 with 48 seconds to go with possession of the ball!
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: max215 on March 15, 2017, 09:19:42 PM
Wiz are going to fall to the Mavs. That's huge!
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 09:20:58 PM
Brown's improvement from the beginning of the season to now has me convinced that this kid is going to be a superstar.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 09:22:24 PM
Wiz are going to fall to the Mavs. That's huge!

Huge loss for them for one of their few remaining home games, especially if coupled with a C's win. This one could really come back to bite them in the arse.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: esel1000 on March 15, 2017, 09:22:29 PM
Horford is having a great game
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: MJohnnyboy on March 15, 2017, 09:22:30 PM
This has been Al Horford's best game as a Celtic.

Feel free to disagree.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on March 15, 2017, 09:22:43 PM
Horford has been a beast tonight. Finding cutters and shooters, scoring in the post, hitting threes.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Snakehead on March 15, 2017, 09:22:57 PM
Why would you continuously go at Marcus?

I think it's Wiggins confidence but yeah I would not either.  Not Smart's best game on O but his D on Wiggins has been really impressive.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Chief on March 15, 2017, 09:23:10 PM
Wiz are going to fall to the Mavs. That's huge!

Mavs might get the 8th spot in the west. Dirk and Yogi have given that team a boost. 

They are especially tough when Noe's knée is healthy.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: csfansince60s on March 15, 2017, 09:23:45 PM
After Horford GREAT pass to Jerebko, Horfird says to Jerebko.....good movement.

Quiet LEADER!
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Ogaju on March 15, 2017, 09:24:13 PM
Brown just looks like he belongs out there. That is huge for a rookie.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 09:25:31 PM
This might be Rozier's best game as a C.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Clench123 on March 15, 2017, 09:25:44 PM
Wiz are going to fall to the Mavs. That's huge!

Dallas is winning?  Yes!
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 09:27:43 PM
Wiz are going to fall to the Mavs. That's huge!

Dallas is winning?  Yes!

109-107 Dallas with the ball and the lead with 6 seconds to go!
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: dwlefty13 on March 15, 2017, 09:27:50 PM
Dallas got this!!!!

GET THIS WIN CELTICS!

May have spoke too soon on the Wizards game...
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Chief on March 15, 2017, 09:27:56 PM
Lance, that doesn't look good buddy.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: MJohnnyboy on March 15, 2017, 09:28:12 PM
Stephenson just got hurt again?

Geez when can this guy catch a break?
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: BitterJim on March 15, 2017, 09:29:58 PM
I think Bradley being back has helped Al fit better into this offense. Al is not a #2 scorer; never has been, never will be. Having a guy like AB that is able to take more of the scoring load off of him (while still allowing Al to do plenty of facilitating) let's him play his role, which is making him look even better.  Hopefully it helps him have more games like this before the end of the season
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: slamtheking on March 15, 2017, 09:31:47 PM
nice fast break by the C's.  so much better than a pull up 3
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 09:32:52 PM
Too much iso from Rozier there.

But Dallas wins on John Wall missing crucial free throws. Works for me!  ;D
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: csfansince60s on March 15, 2017, 09:33:08 PM
Dallas got this!!!!

GET THIS WIN CELTICS!

May have spoke too soon on the Wizards game...

Wall injured....out.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Chief on March 15, 2017, 09:33:25 PM
nice fast break by the C's.  so much better than a pull up 3

I hate a fast break three.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Clench123 on March 15, 2017, 09:34:04 PM
Wiz are going to fall to the Mavs. That's huge!

Dallas is winning?  Yes!

109-107 Dallas with the ball and the lead with 6 seconds to go!

Update?
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: dwlefty13 on March 15, 2017, 09:34:57 PM
Wiz are going to fall to the Mavs. That's huge!

Dallas is winning?  Yes!

109-107 Dallas with the ball and the lead with 6 seconds to go!

Update?

Mavs won 112-107
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: apc on March 15, 2017, 09:35:02 PM
Whats up with smart and brown? Looks like some argument
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 15, 2017, 09:35:06 PM
Dallas wins
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 09:35:32 PM
Wiz are going to fall to the Mavs. That's huge!

Dallas is winning?  Yes!

109-107 Dallas with the ball and the lead with 6 seconds to go!

Update?

Dallas won with John Wall missing crucial free throws down the stretch.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: slamtheking on March 15, 2017, 09:35:37 PM
nice fast break by the C's.  so much better than a pull up 3

I hate a fast break three.
hate them with a passion regardless of whether the shot goes in
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: JOMVP on March 15, 2017, 09:35:55 PM
Looks like some kind of spat going on in the huddle before the commercial break involving Jaylen and Smart?
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Ogaju on March 15, 2017, 09:36:14 PM
Game over in Washington, Celtics win!!!
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: GetLucky on March 15, 2017, 09:36:21 PM
Whats up with smart and brown? Looks like some argument

Smart said, "Wait for the play." That was after Jaylen missed a layup after driving before the first ball reversal.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Clench123 on March 15, 2017, 09:36:22 PM
Bradley killing it
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Clench123 on March 15, 2017, 09:36:54 PM
Wiz are going to fall to the Mavs. That's huge!

Dallas is winning?  Yes!

109-107 Dallas with the ball and the lead with 6 seconds to go!

Update?

Dallas won with John Wall missing crucial free throws down the stretch.

Hell yea!  Thanks.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 15, 2017, 09:37:42 PM
What a 2nd half from the C's.  Outscoring Minny 47 to 26 so far.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: BitterJim on March 15, 2017, 09:37:55 PM
nice fast break by the C's.  so much better than a pull up 3

I hate a fast break three.

I like them if it's off of a pass to a good shooter that's wide open in the corner. Pull-up above-the-break threes are just horrible, though
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: CelticSooner on March 15, 2017, 09:38:02 PM
This is what you're supposed to do to bad teams. Nice work C's.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on March 15, 2017, 09:38:31 PM
That should do it. Up 19 with 4 to go. Excellent defense and rebounding this half.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 15, 2017, 09:38:42 PM
Thibbs cripple ball
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Chief on March 15, 2017, 09:38:55 PM
nice fast break by the C's.  so much better than a pull up 3

I hate a fast break three.
hate them with a passion regardless of whether the shot goes in

Middle and high school kids are now running to the corners on fast breaks. It's terrible for the gane, imo. Those kids probably only shoot 15% or less on that type of shot.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: straightouttabahstun on March 15, 2017, 09:39:04 PM
Looks like some kind of spat going on in the huddle before the commercial break involving Jaylen and Smart?

 Nah. It's Smart telling Brown how he messed up. Not worth reading too much into.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Clench123 on March 15, 2017, 09:41:00 PM
"Abandon hope, all ye who enter here" should be a big sign in opponent's lockerroom at TD garden.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: JOMVP on March 15, 2017, 09:41:52 PM
This is what you're supposed to do to bad teams. Nice work C's.

Wolves have been playing pretty well. This is a good win.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 15, 2017, 09:42:55 PM
Little bit closer to LeBron
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Chief on March 15, 2017, 09:43:30 PM
"Abandon hope, all ye who enter here" should be a big sign in opponent's lockerroom at TD garden.

Sully wanted it to be "free funnel cakes."
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 09:44:45 PM
I'd really like to see Smart's 2 point percentage compared to his 3 point percentage since the New Year. Outside of a couple of games where he had trouble finishing, it seems Smart's 2 point shot/finishing ability at the rim has greatly improved, and it's largely his 3 point shot that is holding his percentages back at the moment.

I'll have to look into it further later.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Clench123 on March 15, 2017, 09:45:08 PM
"Abandon hope, all ye who enter here" should be a big sign in opponent's lockerroom at TD garden.

Sully wanted it to be "free funnel cakes."

Lol
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: BitterJim on March 15, 2017, 09:45:43 PM
"Abandon hope, all ye who enter here" should be a big sign in opponent's lockerroom at TD garden.

Sully wanted it to be "free funnel cakes."

Nah, that's what Sully wanted the sign over the home locker room to say
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 15, 2017, 09:45:48 PM
"Abandon hope, all ye who enter here" should be a big sign in opponent's lockerroom at TD garden.

Sully wanted it to be "free funnel cakes."

Fried Baby Ruth s
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: max215 on March 15, 2017, 09:46:35 PM
Nice win! Big evening for us!
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: mef730 on March 15, 2017, 09:46:52 PM
I was watching the game earlier and the Celts were down five when the cable crashed. By the time I had it up an hour later, the Cs were up 19. I felt guilty watching the game, but you'll all be pleased to know that my cable crashed again.

Mike
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 15, 2017, 09:46:53 PM
Boy if T wolves ever get a bench it's gonna really get tuff.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: blink on March 15, 2017, 09:47:05 PM
This is a good win against a pretty hot team.  Excellent night.  Wash goes down, and we win.  Love it.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: CelticSooner on March 15, 2017, 09:47:05 PM
This is what you're supposed to do to bad teams. Nice work C's.

Wolves have been playing pretty well. This is a good win.

It's not about the Wolves it's about the C's playing with consistent effort.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: slamtheking on March 15, 2017, 09:47:08 PM
solid second half.  good win.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: BitterJim on March 15, 2017, 09:48:13 PM
Boy if T wolves ever get a bench it's gonna really get tuff.

It doesn't matter whether or not they have a bench as long as Thibs is coach. He'll run his starters into the ground just like he always does
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Chief on March 15, 2017, 09:48:47 PM
"Abandon hope, all ye who enter here" should be a big sign in opponent's lockerroom at TD garden.

Sully wanted it to be "free funnel cakes."

Fried Baby Ruth s

Get in my belly!

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jZf_qFY4vi8/VYtAugQGejI/AAAAAAAAArU/pTNoIMT0Yt8/s1600/davis_clevebos16_spts-7338.jpg)
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: apc on March 15, 2017, 09:49:08 PM
Good win, good night y'all
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 15, 2017, 09:49:15 PM
I'm really happy with that 2nd half.  Solid win.

According to Gorman the TWolves have been 2nd in defensive rating since the All Star Break.  That's impressive.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Chief on March 15, 2017, 09:49:22 PM
solid second half.  good win.

Yep! Tp
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Rosco917 on March 15, 2017, 09:55:20 PM
I thought the C's would have more trouble against the Timberwolves, who were hot coming in.

Even with the Wolves getting 15 offensive rebounds to the C's just 5. The Celtics handled them well.

This is the Horford I thought we would see more of, he was really assertive tonight.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: PAOBoston on March 15, 2017, 10:07:14 PM
Horford with a great game tonight.

Good 2nd half effort. Big win with Wizards losing.

Gotta take care of business this week before that big matchup.



Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: trickybilly on March 15, 2017, 10:11:33 PM
Horford with a great game tonight.

Good 2nd half effort. Big win with Wizards losing.

Gotta take care of business this week before that big matchup.

Al's point and rebound averages are down a bit this year, but his assists is way up. In fact 33rd in the league for assists. That good post-position decision making. Good to see him put up a big stat line for his confidence heading into the playoffs..
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Denis998 on March 15, 2017, 10:12:12 PM
We are 8th in defensive rating and 9th in offensive rating in the NBA currently through the season
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: mef730 on March 15, 2017, 10:19:56 PM
We are 8th in defensive rating and 9th in offensive rating in the NBA currently through the season

Oh, great, 17th out of 30 teams.

Mike
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 15, 2017, 10:28:23 PM
"Abandon hope, all ye who enter here" should be a big sign in opponent's lockerroom at TD garden.

Sully wanted it to be "free funnel cakes."

Fried Baby Ruth s

Get in my belly!

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jZf_qFY4vi8/VYtAugQGejI/AAAAAAAAArU/pTNoIMT0Yt8/s1600/davis_clevebos16_spts-7338.jpg)


  :-[
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Redz on March 15, 2017, 10:44:27 PM
We are 8th in defensive rating and 9th in offensive rating in the NBA currently through the season

Oh, great, 17th out of 30 teams.

Mike

If you add the two ranking together I suppose, but that wouldn't make any sense.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Jiri Welsch on March 15, 2017, 11:18:15 PM
We are 8th in defensive rating and 9th in offensive rating in the NBA currently through the season

Oh, great, 17th out of 30 teams.

Mike

Lol. What?
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jpotter33 on March 15, 2017, 11:57:14 PM
http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2017/03/jaylen_brown_marcus_smart_argu.html

Here's the Brown/Smart little argument. I don't think it was anything big at all, but I think this goes beyond tonight.

Smart seems to be angry because Brown went away from the options on the play they were running. This is something that Brown has done frequently throughout the year that I've noticed, and a lot of times it has been Smart, especially when the play is set up for him to get the ball posting up. Rozier has done this frequently, too, and it becomes a problem because the bench unit just isn't good enough to go freelancing on its own. It's not too big of a deal, because that's just young player errors that they learn to avoid as they age and mature. But I can see why Smart gets frustrated about that.

But ultimately I just think this is two very competitive guys getting into a little spat. You can see how competitive these two are together in the practice videos, so I really don't think this is anything big at all.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: RockinRyA on March 16, 2017, 01:14:10 AM
http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2017/03/jaylen_brown_marcus_smart_argu.html

Here's the Brown/Smart little argument. I don't think it was anything big at all, but I think this goes beyond tonight.

Smart seems to be angry because Brown went away from the options on the play they were running. This is something that Brown has done frequently throughout the year that I've noticed, and a lot of times it has been Smart, especially when the play is set up for him to get the ball posting up. Rozier has done this frequently, too, and it becomes a problem because the bench unit just isn't good enough to go freelancing on its own. It's not too big of a deal, because that's just young player errors that they learn to avoid as they age and mature. But I can see why Smart gets frustrated about that.

But ultimately I just think this is two very competitive guys getting into a little spat. You can see how competitive these two are together in the practice videos, so I really don't think this is anything big at all.

Yeah nothing to see there. It was what I didnt like with Rozier. Brown's decision were not bad per se, but sometimes a set play is the best decision. Smart is the leader of the second unit and its up to him to run that unit.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: Ogaju on March 16, 2017, 01:22:55 AM
http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2017/03/jaylen_brown_marcus_smart_argu.html

Here's the Brown/Smart little argument. I don't think it was anything big at all, but I think this goes beyond tonight.

Smart seems to be angry because Brown went away from the options on the play they were running. This is something that Brown has done frequently throughout the year that I've noticed, and a lot of times it has been Smart, especially when the play is set up for him to get the ball posting up. Rozier has done this frequently, too, and it becomes a problem because the bench unit just isn't good enough to go freelancing on its own. It's not too big of a deal, because that's just young player errors that they learn to avoid as they age and mature. But I can see why Smart gets frustrated about that.

But ultimately I just think this is two very competitive guys getting into a little spat. You can see how competitive these two are together in the practice videos, so I really don't think this is anything big at all.

nice job by Avery and Jae for the leadership shown in that video.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: KG Living Legend on March 16, 2017, 03:53:58 AM

 TP for the video Potter. That video showed me that Crowder is the toughest guy on the team, he took charge and pushed both guys when needed.

 If you notice the little guy has nothing to say at all. He's smart.

 Horford yelled at one point, not really getting good value on that 27 million per year deal.

 Crowders leadership is a much better bargain at around 7 million.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: RockinRyA on March 16, 2017, 05:36:42 AM

 TP for the video Potter. That video showed me that Crowder is the toughest guy on the team, he took charge and pushed both guys when needed.

 If you notice the little guy has nothing to say at all. He's smart.

 Horford yelled at one point, not really getting good value on that 27 million per year deal.

 Crowders leadership is a much better bargain at around 7 million.

Lol leadership can't be solely measured by this scene. In fact, I doubt any of us know how much of a leader a player is behind the scenes. Players also don't get paid coz of leadership alone. They get paid based on their skillset, team needs, market value, and production.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 16, 2017, 06:46:07 AM
Marcus is an intense dude on the court.  Hard as they come.  He might have been a little ruff on Jaylen .  It appeared Jaylen had a decent drive at the bucket .

I think Marcus is getting wound up for playoff time ,  he wants the guys to focus .


IT was smiling the whole time .  He likes the intensity and emotion ......shows him guys care.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: BE-Celtic on March 16, 2017, 07:02:56 AM
Nice win ! I even had my bet wrong on Dallas vs. Washington. Good way to start the day !
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: footey on March 16, 2017, 07:07:22 AM
This isn't high school, Marcus. It's the NBA. Jaylen needs to be more assertive offensively. Why mess with his head?
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: PAOBoston on March 16, 2017, 07:33:10 AM
The entire Smart/Brown thing started on a quick rebound to offense possession for the T Wolves when I think Brown kind of jogged back to the defensive end and Smart had to cover/foul his guy. I remember them zooming in on TV and you could hear Smart yelling at Brown "Where were you there? Where were you?" I think Smart was just frustrated with him after that.

A little tough love to the rookie is all it is. He's gotta learn. And for all of Smart's fault shooting wise, he seems like one of the main leaders on the team.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: BitterJim on March 16, 2017, 07:55:45 AM
This isn't high school, Marcus. It's the NBA. Jaylen needs to be more assertive offensively. Why mess with his head?

This isn't high school.  If getting chewed out by Marcus for not showing enough effort on D messes with Jaylen's head and prevents him from being aggressive on offense, then he doesn't belong here.

He'll be fine.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: A Future of Stevens on March 16, 2017, 08:16:48 AM
I love it. This is the kind of stuff that legends are born into. You use fire to harden steel, not cupcakes and rainbows and 20 shots a game. Hopefully Brown continues to get galvanized.

Honestly, I just want Smart around to treat all of the young talented players like this.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: apc on March 16, 2017, 08:29:05 AM
The entire Smart/Brown thing started on a quick rebound to offense possession for the T Wolves when I think Brown kind of jogged back to the defensive end and Smart had to cover/foul his guy. I remember them zooming in on TV and you could hear Smart yelling at Brown "Where were you there? Where were you?" I think Smart was just frustrated with him after that.

A little tough love to the rookie is all it is. He's gotta learn. And for all of Smart's fault shooting wise, he seems like one of the main leaders on the team.
You are right, the argument started on court before the play on the video.
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: apc on March 16, 2017, 08:41:47 AM
You think smart is responsible for this?  ;D ;D

https://www.instagram.com/p/BRrtBkJAs17/?hl=en
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: footey on March 16, 2017, 08:43:49 AM
This isn't high school, Marcus. It's the NBA. Jaylen needs to be more assertive offensively. Why mess with his head?

This isn't high school.  If getting chewed out by Marcus for not showing enough effort on D messes with Jaylen's head and prevents him from being aggressive on offense, then he doesn't belong here.

He'll be fine.

I have no problem if Marcus was chewing him out for not hustling back on D. But if it was because Jaylen was asserting himself on offense, different story. 
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: mef730 on March 16, 2017, 09:01:40 AM
We are 8th in defensive rating and 9th in offensive rating in the NBA currently through the season

Oh, great, 17th out of 30 teams.

Mike

We are 8th in defensive rating and 9th in offensive rating in the NBA currently through the season

Oh, great, 17th out of 30 teams.

Mike

If you add the two ranking together I suppose, but that wouldn't make any sense.

Lol. What?

Don't worry guys, just a joke.

I know that you are really supposed to do offense minus defense. We're #1! We're #1! USA! USA!

Mike
Title: Re: Wolves (28-38) at Celtics (42-25) Game #68 3/15/17
Post by: jambr380 on March 16, 2017, 09:36:01 AM
This isn't high school, Marcus. It's the NBA. Jaylen needs to be more assertive offensively. Why mess with his head?

This isn't high school.  If getting chewed out by Marcus for not showing enough effort on D messes with Jaylen's head and prevents him from being aggressive on offense, then he doesn't belong here.

He'll be fine.

I have no problem if Marcus was chewing him out for not hustling back on D. But if it was because Jaylen was asserting himself on offense, different story.

TP - my thoughts exactly.

I am a huge Smart fan, but I will definitely take a strong Jaylen drive over a quick Smart pull-up any day. With Smart's shot selection lately, it looks like he has been watching a little too much IT.