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Title: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: FLCeltsFan on March 19, 2017, 10:57:59 PM
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Wizards (42-27) at Boston Celtics (44-26)
Regular Season Game #71, Home Game #33
Monday, March 20, 2017
7:30 PM ET
TV: CSN-NE, Comcast Sportsnet, NBA-LP 757(DTV)/757(Xfinity)
Radio: Sports Hub 98.5, WFED 1500 AM
TD Garden

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Probable Starters
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Isaiah Thomas...Avery Bradley...Jae Crowder ...Al Horford...Amir Johnson

Celtics Reserves

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

Injuries
Isaiah Thomas (knee) game time decision

Head Coach
Brad Stevens

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Probable Starters 
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PG: John Wall
SG: Bradley Beal
SF: Otto Porter
PF:  Markieff Morris
C: Marcin Gortat

Wizards Reserves
Bojan Bogdanovic
Brandon Jennings
Ian Mahinmi
Sheldon McClellan
Chris McCullough
Daniel Ochafu
Kelly Oubre Jr
Thomas Satoransky
Jason Smith

Injuries
Trey Burke (illness) game time decision
Markieff Morris (illness) game time decision

Head Coach
Scott Brooks

Game Notes
The Celtics are back home to face the Washington Wizards for the 4th and final meeting this season. This is a huge game for both teams.  These two teams are vying for the 2nd seed in the East and currently the Celtics are just 1.5 games ahead of the Wizards.  Should the Wizards win this game, they will also win the season series 3-1. 

 If the Celtics win,  chances are good that they would win the tie breaker, which is the record within the Eastern conference.  The Celtics are currently 28-13 against Eastern Conference teams.  The Wizards are 26-17 against the Eastern conference.   So, should the Celtics win and tie the series, they have a very good chance of winning the tie breaker. 

 The Wizards won the first meeting 118-93 in the beginning of November in Washington.  Kelly Olynyk, Al Horford and Jae Crowder all missed that game. The Celtics scored only 8 points in the first quarter and couldn't overcome that slow start.  Otto Porter with 24 points and John Wall with 19 points led the way for the Wizards. 

The Celtics won the second game 117-108 in Boston earlier in January. That was a very contentious match that ended in fines for both Jae Crowder and John Wall after a confrontation after the game and the police were stationed between the two locker rooms to fend off any other fights.  Afterwards the Wizards also accused the Celtics of playing dirty. 

The Wizards showed up for the January 24 meeting all wearing black to signify the Celtics funeral.  They backed up their stunt with a 123-108 win at home.  The Wizards out played the Celtics, who were without Avery Bradley and Gerald Green.  The Celtics shot just 45% from the field and allowed the Wizards to shoot 57.1%.  The Celtics also had 32 rebounds to 43 for the Wizards. 

With all of that fresh for both teams,  this should be an intense matchup.  They are once again playing at TD Garden.  The Celtics are 23-9 at home while the Wizards are 15-17 on the road and have won 11 of their last 15 games on the road.   The Wizards have lost 3 of their last 4 games and are coming off a loss to the Hornets on Saturday.   The Celtics are coming off a loss to the 76ers that there is no way they should have lost but they allowed the Sixers to play harder than them. 

The Celtics are playing in the second of back to back games.  They are 9-6 on the second night of back to back games and 3-3 when the games are road and then home.  Isaiah Thomas missed the last two games with a bone bruise on his knee.   He said that he is feeling better and hopefully that will translate in to his being available to play in this game.   Morris and Burke are both game time decisions for the Wizards. 

Standings Reset

The Celtics remain in second place, 1.5 games in front of the idle Wizards after their loss to Philly.
They are 3 games in front of the 4th place Raptors after their win over the Pacers and the Celtics loss.
They are 6.5 games in front of idle Atlanta, who are in 5th place. 

Games to Watch:  3/19  Cleveland at LA Lakers (LA is ahead by 10 at the end of the 3rd quarter)
3/20  Atlanta at Charlotte

Key Matchups
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Isaiah Thomas vs John Wall
I am choosing to be positive and assuming that Isaiah will play.  Wall is averaging 23.0 points, 4.3 rebounds 10.8 assists, and 2.0 steals per game.   The Celtics need Isaiah's offense, but he is going to struggle to keep Wall from having a big game.  If Isaiah is still out,  Marcus Smart will likely start at the point once again. 

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Avery Bradley vs Bradley Beal
Bradley Beal is averaging 23.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game.   Avery will need to play tough defense on Beal who scored 35 in their last meeting, a Wizards win.  Limiting Beal and Wall is key to getting a win in this one. 

Honorable Mention
Jae Crowder vs Otto Porter
Porter is averaging 14.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game.  However, in the first meeting between these two teams, which Jae missed, Porter scored a career high 34 points and
14 rebounds.   It will be up to Jae to be sure he doesn't have another career game vs the Celtics. 

Keys to the Game
Play Strong for 48 Minutes
- In some games the Celtics start strong but then struggle to make shots and turn the ball over allowing the other team to get a lead. Having a lead against the Wizards doesn't mean a lot because the Wizards have already won 14 games in which they trailed by double digits.   In other games the Celtics struggle out of the gate and then spend the rest of the game trying to catch up.  They need to play well for the entire game and give a consistent effort throughout.   

Defense - The Celtics need to make defense a priority.   Defense wins games.   They especially need to contain the Wizards' talented back court.   They have struggled with their defense at times this season.     But, they have shown flashes of the tough gritty defense they played last season and after starting out in the bottom 5 they are now 12th in defensive rating.  They need to especially play tough defense in this game as the Wizards average 106.8 ppg and the Celtics need concentrate on getting stops.     

Be Aggressive
- The Celtics need to be the more aggressive team from start to finish.  They need to be aggressive in going to the hoop, in crashing the boards, in fighting for loose balls and in running the court.  They also have to be more aggressive on defense.  They have to be the team that wants it more.   They allowed the Sixers to play harder than them down the stretch and they can't afford to do that in this game if they want to get a win. 

Rebound - In the first meeting between these two teams, a Celtics loss, the Celtics were out-rebounded 54-31 by the Wizards.  In the 2nd meeting, a Celtics win, the Celtics out-rebounded the Wizards 45-44.  In the third game, a loss, the Celtics were again out-rebounded 43-32.     The Celtics have to put out the extra effort to grab rebounds if they want to get a win in this game.

Focus -  The Celtics at times can shoot the lights out and other times can't hit the broad side of a barn.  Much of that has to be their focus on taking good shots and taking their time with their shots and not rushing them.    They need to take care of the ball and focus on making good passes and not give the Wizards extra possessions and fast break points by turning the ball over.  They also need to focus on playing the game the right way and taking good shots and crashing the boards. 


X-Factors

Home Game and Fatigue - The Celtics are at home and have been playing well at the Garden recently.  They should get a boost from the fans and hopefully being at home will help to alleviate any fatigue they feel from playing back to back.

Motivation - The Celtics should be motivated to avenge their last loss where the Wizards showed up all in black and then punked the Celtics with a big loss.  They should be motivated by the accusations from the Wizards that the Celtics play dirty.  They also have the motivation to hold onto the second seed and this game will go a long way toward keeping it or losing it, depending on how the Celtics play. 

The Little Guy
- It certainly will be easier for the Celtics if Isaiah's knee is better and he can play in this game.  If he is still out,  every Celtic will need to up their game a bit in order to make up for his absence.  Either way,  IT will be an X-Factor by his presence or by his absence. 

Officiating -  Officiating is always an x-factor. How the refs call the game has a big influence on how the teams play. Will they let them play or call every little bit of contact? Will they call it evenly or will they favor one team or the other. Will they be influenced by the home crowd?  It all effects the outcome of the game and most importantly, the Celtics need to adjust to the way the officials call the game.   
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: csfansince60s on March 19, 2017, 10:58:49 PM
Tp FLCELTSFan!

Glad for the quick turnaround here.

Gotta get the taste of this Philly game out of my mouth.

GoCs!!!!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: FLCeltsFan on March 19, 2017, 11:00:01 PM
TP  csfansince60s for being the first to post in the game thread!!! 

Gooooooooooooooooo Celtics!!! 
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: dwlefty13 on March 19, 2017, 11:14:57 PM
I sense a Celtics blowout win! Let's get it C's!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: hodgy03038 on March 20, 2017, 07:40:49 AM
Let's Go!!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Surferdad on March 20, 2017, 07:56:03 AM
Fifth.  My highest almost ever.  I'm coming after you, FlCelts!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: hwangjini_1 on March 20, 2017, 08:42:01 AM
Waaaaaaaaaa! Flc used plastic cups!!!!   Waaaaaaaaa!! Can't recycle!!!!

But, since they lead off a game thread and are only virtual cups, I guess it is okay.  ;D

Thanks once more flc for a great game thread.  Important game for our Celtics so they are sure to win this one.

A recyclable tp to flc, and....

Goooooooooooooooo Celtics!  ;D
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: slamtheking on March 20, 2017, 08:44:11 AM
great game thread as always FL -- TP
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: manl_lui on March 20, 2017, 09:23:55 AM
any news if IT will be playing tonight? we will definitely need him
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: BE-Celtic on March 20, 2017, 10:18:25 AM
9th ! Top 10 is ok? :D

Go C's, you took a day off yesterday obviously, time to show why
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Clench123 on March 20, 2017, 10:30:58 AM
Is IT playing?
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: mef730 on March 20, 2017, 12:37:37 PM
Celtics and CBS are ticked about the lousy play over the weekend. We win by at least 20.

Mike
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2017, 01:15:52 PM
There is a lot of bad blood building between these two team.

It maybe a bar fight ......KG get ready for a brawl


Wall, Smart , and Brown might get tossed tonight.

If Smart gets himself and Wall tossed ......advantage Celtics.  ;D
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: RockinRyA on March 20, 2017, 01:28:12 PM
Will Thomas play?
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on March 20, 2017, 02:11:25 PM
There is a lot of bad blood building between these two team.

It maybe a bar fight ......KG get ready for a brawl


Wall, Smart , and Brown might get tossed tonight.

If Smart gets himself and Wall tossed ......advantage Celtics.  ;D

Crowder was pretty awesome in the January game, too.  Some healthy punking of John Wall:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa2JC-Ctxbw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa2JC-Ctxbw)

I'm jacked up for this one -- only must-win game of the year in my opinion.  IT will play no matter how banged up he is.  Time to establish ourselves as the 2nd best team in the East.

Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: FLCeltsFan on March 20, 2017, 05:38:07 PM
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 Isaiah Thomas returns for the Celtics tonight.

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 Isaiah Thomas went through the Celtics' walkthrough and got up his shots. He's ready to return tonight vs. Washington.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2017, 06:36:01 PM
BAR FIGHT


Let's get IT on !

Come on Marcus .....Punk on dem Wiz  ;D
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Rosco917 on March 20, 2017, 07:02:19 PM
We may get a preview of how the Wizards are going to deal with IT during the playoffs tonight.

This game is sure to have a playoff atmosphere.

GO CELTICS
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on March 20, 2017, 07:06:40 PM
BudweiserCeltic once joked in a game thread that he removed his pants for good luck... and it worked (If you're out there big guy, we appreciate your efforts).

So, who's with me?  It's a MUST WIN game!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Clench123 on March 20, 2017, 07:12:32 PM
They wore all black to the last game and they pounced on us.  It's our time to do thesame. 
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: The Oracle on March 20, 2017, 07:33:12 PM
Please Brad NO small ball!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: chambers on March 20, 2017, 07:40:20 PM
THUMBS UP LETS DO THIS
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 07:44:01 PM
the energy looks really good so far tonight.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on March 20, 2017, 07:48:45 PM
I hope the defense is consistent.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Celtic Fan Forever on March 20, 2017, 07:50:05 PM
What did iT do?
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: hpantazo on March 20, 2017, 07:50:48 PM
Wall and Beal are abusing us.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 07:51:41 PM
I hope our bench can come in and do something. I think Washington's bench is weak.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Clench123 on March 20, 2017, 07:55:27 PM
Now we're playing ball
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: hpantazo on March 20, 2017, 07:55:49 PM
Horford showing a lot of fire tonight!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: JOMVP on March 20, 2017, 07:56:44 PM
Al playing well since all star break for the most part. Hopefully stays consistent heading into the playoffs.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 07:57:00 PM
Gonna be a good one both teams came to play...
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Celtic Fan Forever on March 20, 2017, 07:59:16 PM
Whoa Zeller showing the toughness
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 08:00:02 PM
Brad went big!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on March 20, 2017, 08:01:42 PM
I can't wait for the day Zeller + Olynyk will no longer be a possibility.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 08:03:07 PM
I can't wait for the day Zeller + Olynyk will no longer be a possibility.

Both playing well tonight...
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Celtic Fan Forever on March 20, 2017, 08:05:07 PM
What a quarter for Avery
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on March 20, 2017, 08:05:48 PM
I can't wait for the day Zeller + Olynyk will no longer be a possibility.

Both playing well tonight...

That's good. I'm sure they're both fine human beings, too.  But I just want 1 legit big.  Aren't you curious?  Every big I see on TV looks like a unicorn after so long.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2017, 08:06:27 PM
Brad went big!

Size matters
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: eja117 on March 20, 2017, 08:08:48 PM
In that advertisement with Horford lifting weights he's really lifting a pretty light amount of weight for a guy his size.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on March 20, 2017, 08:09:35 PM
Brad went big!

Size matters

 :-\
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: mr. dee on March 20, 2017, 08:09:36 PM
Rozier is terrible at finishing
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: BitterJim on March 20, 2017, 08:10:46 PM
In that advertisement with Horford lifting weights he's really lifting a pretty light amount of weight for a guy his size.

Not too surprising given that he's torn both if his pecs (not to mention that it's a commercial)
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 08:10:46 PM
Washington really added to their bench!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Clench123 on March 20, 2017, 08:10:50 PM
Rosier and Zellee on the court at thesame time is recipe for disaster
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on March 20, 2017, 08:10:52 PM
Bench Rozier
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: eja117 on March 20, 2017, 08:11:16 PM
I think just now when Tommy said the call of offensive foul on Bogdanovic was a no call was maybe the first time in the history of the world that Tommy said a call that went in favor of the Celts was wrong
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 08:11:29 PM
Rozier is terrible at finishing

Rozier makes my teeth hurt, like ice cold water...
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: max215 on March 20, 2017, 08:11:29 PM
Rozier is really bad.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: eja117 on March 20, 2017, 08:12:04 PM
In that advertisement with Horford lifting weights he's really lifting a pretty light amount of weight for a guy his size.

Not too surprising given that he's torn both if his pecs (not to mention that it's a commercial)
But then it's sorta a bad commercial. I mean he drops the dumbbells like he just set a world record
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 08:12:30 PM
I think just now when Tommy said the call of offensive foul on Bogdanovic was a no call was maybe the first time in the history of the world that Tommy said a call that went in favor of the Celts was wrong

He usually says that it makes up for a bad call on the other end...
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: eja117 on March 20, 2017, 08:13:03 PM
Not sure how I feel out Abby's outfit. Sorta a nice geometrical design, but also sorta gives me a seizure. I'm not sure it's good for TV. Probably better in real life
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: BitterJim on March 20, 2017, 08:13:17 PM
In that advertisement with Horford lifting weights he's really lifting a pretty light amount of weight for a guy his size.

Not too surprising given that he's torn both if his pecs (not to mention that it's a commercial)
But then it's sorta a bad commercial. I mean he drops the dumbbells like he just set a world record

They should've shown him working on his shooting
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: max215 on March 20, 2017, 08:13:18 PM
That's incredible athleticism and strength on display from Jaylen.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on March 20, 2017, 08:13:59 PM
That's incredible athleticism and strength on display from Jaylen.
He looked like LeBron.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: mr. dee on March 20, 2017, 08:14:05 PM
Dumb Kelly! Why contest rebound against your teammate?!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: eja117 on March 20, 2017, 08:16:02 PM
All the Suburu New England commercials have snow in them.

Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: eja117 on March 20, 2017, 08:16:18 PM
Kinda loving the chippiness.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: max215 on March 20, 2017, 08:16:52 PM
Rozier is an idiot. Should be a personal on Jennings and a tech on the idiot.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: eja117 on March 20, 2017, 08:17:11 PM
I love what Rozier did there. No you fall down
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on March 20, 2017, 08:17:27 PM
I can't wait for the day Zeller + Olynyk will no longer be a possibility.

I love Kelly.

Edit: I hate Kelly.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Clench123 on March 20, 2017, 08:18:00 PM
T-Ro...
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 08:18:49 PM
I can't wait for the day Zeller + Olynyk will no longer be a possibility.

I love Kelly.

He's having a really good game tonight.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: eja117 on March 20, 2017, 08:19:10 PM
Great commentary from Tommy on this
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: eja117 on March 20, 2017, 08:19:37 PM
Leaning towards a foul?

How do you lean towards a foul? Get over yourselves and do your job
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Clench123 on March 20, 2017, 08:19:49 PM
If the two teams meet in the playoffs, it'll probably be one of the most fun series in the league in a long time.  The bad blood between the two...
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 08:20:01 PM
Great commentary from Tommy on this

Tommy is always great!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on March 20, 2017, 08:21:39 PM
Brad always looks like he's performing mental arithmetic to understand what's going on around him.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 08:21:39 PM
I took a quick nap while the refs talked it over!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: eja117 on March 20, 2017, 08:21:44 PM
Great commentary from Tommy on this

Tommy is always great!
That was classic right there.

"if it becomes an old Bruins game I want a stick"

"Oh let's have a committee meeting now."
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 08:22:50 PM
Garden is rocking now!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: eja117 on March 20, 2017, 08:23:03 PM
Speaking of hockey if stuff like double techs resulted in players being removed from the game for 5 minutes (ala the penalty box) players wouldn't do it as much...on the other hand scrubs could target the good players
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: footey on March 20, 2017, 08:23:38 PM
IT seems to be laboring. More of a decoy out there. His knee must be bothering him.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: GetLucky on March 20, 2017, 08:23:52 PM
Kelly playing well and IT's got his swag on tonight!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 08:24:28 PM
Anyone not loving Kelly tonight is not watching the game!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: GetLucky on March 20, 2017, 08:27:28 PM
Jae!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: max215 on March 20, 2017, 08:27:50 PM
Gortat has gotten a tough whistle tonight. Great for us.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Clench123 on March 20, 2017, 08:28:53 PM
We are playing really well
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 08:28:58 PM
Gortat has gotten a tough whistle tonight. Great for us.

I think those have all been fouls!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: mr. dee on March 20, 2017, 08:29:40 PM
Morris and IT cool with each other. Morris to green?
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Celtic Fan Forever on March 20, 2017, 08:30:19 PM
Amir!!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: mr. dee on March 20, 2017, 08:30:36 PM
Good play, bad finish.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Clench123 on March 20, 2017, 08:31:09 PM
Dumb pass
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: max215 on March 20, 2017, 08:31:17 PM
Gortat has gotten a tough whistle tonight. Great for us.

I think those have all been fouls!

I think they've been fouls in that there are often fouls down low. He's getting the rough side of a lot of close calls IMO.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: jambr380 on March 20, 2017, 08:31:37 PM
That missed shot by Amir is like the first hook shot I have ever seen him miss.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: max215 on March 20, 2017, 08:31:58 PM
Now is not the time to settle for bad jumpers.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: GetLucky on March 20, 2017, 08:32:17 PM
Kelly is absolutely bodying Morris with solid fundamentals and good positioning! I love it!

Good TO by Brad. Now's the time to pull away, not toil and let them hang around.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Chief on March 20, 2017, 08:33:07 PM
Keep it simple fellows. We may need every point.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 08:34:06 PM
Kelly is absolutely bodying Morris with solid fundamentals and good positioning! I love it!

Good TO by Brad. Now's the time to pull away, not toil and let them hang around.

Kelly usually getting a ton of cheap calls on him but they are letting him play tonight.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Clench123 on March 20, 2017, 08:36:23 PM
Amir, ****?
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: eja117 on March 20, 2017, 08:36:33 PM
Woah woah woah....The Celts have a 30 to 12 rebounding advantage including 8 from KO before the half?

What happened to the real Celtics? Where did they go? Where did they get these dopplegangers?
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Celtic Fan Forever on March 20, 2017, 08:36:51 PM
Can't give them that many opportunities
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2017, 08:38:11 PM
@SHAQATTACK must be watching this rebounding by the C's with tears of joys in his eyes  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on March 20, 2017, 08:38:51 PM
Great decision by IT to pull it out.  All-around solid half for the Celts.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 08:38:51 PM
@SHAQATTACK must be watching this rebounding by the C's with tears of joys in his eyes  :laugh:

I am too!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: max215 on March 20, 2017, 08:38:52 PM
Good half. Don't get comfortable, play defense, and stop settling for jumpers.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: celticslove on March 20, 2017, 08:39:53 PM
great playoff like game. Go Cs!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on March 20, 2017, 08:40:16 PM
This team looks way better with Thomas.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Atzar on March 20, 2017, 08:40:45 PM
Good half of basketball.

Playing hard and intelligent ball for the most part.  Rozier's T aside, not responding to Washington's bait.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: A Future of Stevens on March 20, 2017, 08:41:59 PM
@SHAQATTACK must be watching this rebounding by the C's with tears of joys in his eyes  :laugh:

As oppossed to all of our usual tears of sadness in regards to rebounding
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Clench123 on March 20, 2017, 08:45:05 PM
This team looks way better with Thomas.

The team look better with everyone.

We all knew how bad we can be if we don't have Al or other major pieces.  They all compliment one another so much because each man does things to make this team go.  They all are one superstar.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2017, 08:45:53 PM
@SHAQATTACK must be watching this rebounding by the C's with tears of joys in his eyes  :laugh:

As oppossed to all of our usual tears of sadness in regards to rebounding

This team has an insane record when winning the rebounding battle (something like 20-ish wins and only 2-3 losses I believe).

If we can find a way to get a rebounder (to complement Zizic/Horford) then that would help the front court a ton in the years to come.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Neurotic Guy on March 20, 2017, 08:46:04 PM
Avery Bradley is a class act and a model for dedication to improving his game.  I hope he remains a Celtic. If not, I hope DA gets great value for him -- he is a quality player and I'll bet many GMs and coaches would love to get AB.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: celticslove on March 20, 2017, 08:56:02 PM
Larranaga doesnt really blink
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: max215 on March 20, 2017, 08:57:35 PM
Larranaga doesnt really blink

He has a bad case of crazy eyes.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: GetLucky on March 20, 2017, 08:57:46 PM
Somebody guard that man! Man IT!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Celtic Fan Forever on March 20, 2017, 08:57:55 PM
Awesome ball movement, we're rolling offensively!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Clench123 on March 20, 2017, 08:58:33 PM
IT department is open for business again i see
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: celticslove on March 20, 2017, 08:58:49 PM
hope we don't get cold but what a night so far
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Clench123 on March 20, 2017, 09:03:12 PM
hope we don't get cold but what a night so far

Ikr.  We are playing some really good basketball
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: max215 on March 20, 2017, 09:03:12 PM
Isaiah becoming automatic from midrange has been huge this year.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Clench123 on March 20, 2017, 09:04:15 PM
We often forget how good Avery Bradley is and how much he's improved.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 09:05:46 PM
We often forget how good Avery Bradley is and how much he's improved.

Isn't he only 25!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Chief on March 20, 2017, 09:06:00 PM
The refs are starting their routine.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 09:06:25 PM
The refs trying to get Washington back in this!!!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: slamtheking on March 20, 2017, 09:06:47 PM
amazed they actually called a foul for us there
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Celtic Fan Forever on March 20, 2017, 09:06:53 PM
I love me some Jae Crowder
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: max215 on March 20, 2017, 09:07:02 PM
Tommy point for Jae!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Clench123 on March 20, 2017, 09:07:23 PM
Man, i love Crowder!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: slamtheking on March 20, 2017, 09:08:25 PM
can they review flops?   
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 09:09:18 PM
can they review flops?

IT is like the Hulk!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Celtic Fan Forever on March 20, 2017, 09:09:29 PM
Refs are really trying to get Washington back in this
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: KG Living Legend on March 20, 2017, 09:09:46 PM


 Celtics came to play. They are in it to win it.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 09:10:01 PM
Refs are really trying to get Washington back in this

Really, really...
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: max215 on March 20, 2017, 09:10:14 PM
Man, this has been some really questionable refereeing.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: slamtheking on March 20, 2017, 09:10:53 PM
just wow.  officiating quality really going into full swirl around the toilet bowl as the game progresses
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2017, 09:10:57 PM
C's need to keep attacking. Can't let up. PLENTY OF TIME LEFT.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: max215 on March 20, 2017, 09:11:24 PM
What?!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 09:11:34 PM
Wall just falls down and gets a call!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Celtic Fan Forever on March 20, 2017, 09:11:54 PM
Wow we got a call!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: GetLucky on March 20, 2017, 09:12:07 PM
What a play my Smart!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: max215 on March 20, 2017, 09:12:29 PM
There's our make-up call. Should be three shots.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: max215 on March 20, 2017, 09:13:17 PM
I'm annoyed that the refs have ruined a really fun game. Such a shame.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on March 20, 2017, 09:13:20 PM
Without Thomas this team would never get to the line.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 09:14:21 PM
I'm annoyed that the refs have ruined a really fun game. Such a shame.

Took all the air out of the game, turned it into a free throw shooting contest...
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: slamtheking on March 20, 2017, 09:14:42 PM
god I really hate that!!  jacking up 2 3's on a fastbreak with a man advantage
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2017, 09:14:56 PM
The team overall has performed quite well against WAS.

Can only imagine how it would be WITHOUT Thomas..  :o
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: max215 on March 20, 2017, 09:15:56 PM
Third STRONG finish by Jaylen today.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 09:16:06 PM
Wall's NBA skill is falling down.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 09:16:33 PM
Third STRONG finish by Jaylen today.

NICE!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: slamtheking on March 20, 2017, 09:17:47 PM
C's can't get an and-1 to save their lives with this crew
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2017, 09:18:55 PM
Refs are literally keeping WAS in the game.

Should be up like 25 on them..
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 09:20:50 PM
Washington Floppers! I've never seen a team just fall on every play like this, discraceful...
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Neurotic Guy on March 20, 2017, 09:20:54 PM
Nice cut Marcus; excellent feed by Al.  Al has put together a few really nice games.  Good to see him stepping it up (10/5/4 so far tonight).
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 09:22:31 PM
Brad has his playoff rotations tonight. No more Kelly?
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 09:23:57 PM
Refs trying to cover the spread?
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2017, 09:24:01 PM
Finish this quarter strong C's.

Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on March 20, 2017, 09:26:10 PM
Crowder has been sensational.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: max215 on March 20, 2017, 09:27:58 PM
WHAT!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: slamtheking on March 20, 2017, 09:28:09 PM
go figure -- IT with the tip
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Celtic Fan Forever on March 20, 2017, 09:28:19 PM
IT got up there!!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: BitterJim on March 20, 2017, 09:28:28 PM
How did Isaiah do that? Lol
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: max215 on March 20, 2017, 09:29:05 PM
How did Isaiah do that? Lol

He's a leprechaun.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2017, 09:29:37 PM
"You're a wizard, Isaiah"  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: TomHeinsohn on March 20, 2017, 09:30:21 PM
People forget Isaiah was an explosive dunker earlier in his life
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2017, 09:31:03 PM
Mighty Mouse
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: BitterJim on March 20, 2017, 09:32:31 PM
Have the refs been this bad all night? I missed the first half
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: slamtheking on March 20, 2017, 09:32:32 PM
unreal.   KO's just a foul magnet out there tonight
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: max215 on March 20, 2017, 09:33:03 PM
Have the refs been this bad all night? I missed the first half

Nope, started in the 3rd.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 09:33:14 PM
Have the refs been this bad all night? I missed the first half

Yes, They have been horrible!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2017, 09:34:05 PM
Mighty Mouse

PERFECT.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: mr. dee on March 20, 2017, 09:34:21 PM
Rozier caught a break with a charge.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on March 20, 2017, 09:36:13 PM
I rarely complain about the refs - just Rozier - but tonight they really have been very poor.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2017, 09:36:14 PM
9 minutes to go. Up 17. Still not confident.

Celtics for you..  :P
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 09:36:54 PM
I rarely complain about the refs - just Rozier - but tonight they really have been very poor.

Rozier has been better than the refs tonight...
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: BDeCosta26 on March 20, 2017, 09:40:09 PM
Idk man. I don't complain about refs that much, but good lord they have RUINED this game. It's like they're trying to keep things from getting too chippy, but in the process are calling just straight BS fouls left and right. Swallow the whistle man, for god sakes.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: max215 on March 20, 2017, 09:40:27 PM
Blowout averse.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Celtic Fan Forever on March 20, 2017, 09:40:43 PM
Need to get that intensity back
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2017, 09:41:19 PM
This team can just never hold blowouts.

They could be up 40 and give up a 20-0 run..
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: trickybilly on March 20, 2017, 09:41:41 PM
Did Marcus Smart just do that intentionally? Did I miss something?
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 09:43:20 PM
Smart 2-8
Rozier 0-3
Brown 3-6

Who should be shooting?
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: slamtheking on March 20, 2017, 09:43:21 PM
settling for too many jumpers lately.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 09:44:41 PM
Brown was alone under the basket but no pass!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2017, 09:46:01 PM
Only the Celtics can make a 12 point lead look like a 2 point lead..
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Celtic Fan Forever on March 20, 2017, 09:46:55 PM
Even Kelly's tough plays look goofy
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2017, 09:47:41 PM
Ugh lead down to single digits.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: CelticSooner on March 20, 2017, 09:48:01 PM
Once the jumpers stop falling it's look out.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on March 20, 2017, 09:49:36 PM
20 offensive rebounds. Season high?
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Clench123 on March 20, 2017, 09:49:37 PM
Crowder has been phenonmenon for i don't know how long, and in this game he's been sensational
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: trickybilly on March 20, 2017, 09:50:07 PM
Overpaid hack that Horford.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: saltlover on March 20, 2017, 09:50:43 PM
20 offensive rebounds. Season high?

Previous high was 18 I think.  But 20 is absolutely the new high.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Clench123 on March 20, 2017, 09:50:45 PM
20 offensive rebounds. Season high?

We need to replicate that in the playoffs.  It's the only metric that measures effort.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2017, 09:51:32 PM
Whats the Celtics record when they outrebound opponents? Anyone know?
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Chief on March 20, 2017, 09:52:24 PM
Hortford plays well in March.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Celtic Fan Forever on March 20, 2017, 09:52:33 PM
Whats the Celtics record when they outrebound opponents? Anyone know?

It's about to be 1-0  ;D
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2017, 09:53:35 PM
Whats the Celtics record when they outrebound opponents? Anyone know?

It's about to be 1-0  ;D

Well there's our formula for beating the Cavaliers then!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: CelticSooner on March 20, 2017, 09:54:10 PM
Hortford plays well in March.

lol
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Atzar on March 20, 2017, 09:55:05 PM
These refs, man.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Chief on March 20, 2017, 09:55:06 PM
These refs are awful.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2017, 09:55:08 PM
Horford is averaging 18/8/6 his last 5 games.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: knuckleballer on March 20, 2017, 09:56:16 PM
Wow.  This has been some ugly basketball the last couple of minutes.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 09:56:21 PM
These refs are awful.

I think their football refs!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: RockinRyA on March 20, 2017, 09:56:22 PM
Whats the Celtics record when they outrebound opponents? Anyone know?

It's about to be 1-0  ;D

Well there's our formula for beating the Cavaliers then!

We are 44-0 when we outscore our opponents. I think that's a bettet formula  :D
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on March 20, 2017, 09:56:25 PM
20 offensive rebounds. Season high?

Previous high was 18 I think.  But 20 is absolutely the new high.
Celtics will improve to 22-2 when they out-rebound the opponent.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2017, 09:56:32 PM
2 minutes to go. Up 10. Come on C's!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Neurotic Guy on March 20, 2017, 09:56:45 PM
Very ugly finish.  Hanging on when they should have closed it out 5 minutes ago.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Clench123 on March 20, 2017, 09:56:59 PM
Pass the freaking ball, IT.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2017, 09:57:00 PM
20 offensive rebounds. Season high?

Previous high was 18 I think.  But 20 is absolutely the new high.
Celtics will improve to 22-2 when they out-rebound the opponent.

TP. Thanks for that!

Wow that's sensational. Note to Danny. Find another rebounder to complement Zizic next season.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Chief on March 20, 2017, 09:57:05 PM
These refs are awful.

I think their football refs!

Or even rugby
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: CelticSooner on March 20, 2017, 09:57:22 PM
5-18 in the 4th Q.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Quetzalcoatl on March 20, 2017, 09:57:34 PM
Oubre is murdering us, come on, take this seriously
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: knuckleballer on March 20, 2017, 09:57:36 PM
Whats the Celtics record when they outrebound opponents? Anyone know?

It's about to be 1-0  ;D

Well there's our formula for beating the Cavaliers then!

We are 44-0 when we outscore our opponents. I think that's a bettet formula  :D

But we're 0-26 when we get outscored.  Not good.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: BitterJim on March 20, 2017, 09:57:50 PM
What's our record when Al leads the team in assists?
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 09:57:58 PM
6 point game!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: knuckleballer on March 20, 2017, 09:58:01 PM
Thank you, Smart.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Chief on March 20, 2017, 09:58:05 PM
Marcus is a warrior.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Celtic Fan Forever on March 20, 2017, 09:58:14 PM
Big play by Marcus!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Neurotic Guy on March 20, 2017, 09:58:21 PM
Huge plays on BOTH ENDS by Marcus.  Thank you!!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Quetzalcoatl on March 20, 2017, 09:58:23 PM
Smart is such a leader!

Point and then just a huge steal
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: mr. dee on March 20, 2017, 09:58:51 PM
Clutch plays by Smart.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: CelticSooner on March 20, 2017, 09:58:55 PM
Winning plays right there.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Quetzalcoatl on March 20, 2017, 09:59:27 PM
and Washington lost all their momentum, gg
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on March 20, 2017, 09:59:40 PM
Smart has a new girlfriend in Bogdanovich. 

Thanks for comin' out, WASH.  Don't let the door hit ya.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Celtic Fan Forever on March 20, 2017, 10:00:04 PM
What a big, big win
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: max215 on March 20, 2017, 10:00:13 PM
Huge win!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Sketch5 on March 20, 2017, 10:00:40 PM
Two Huge plays by Smart at the end of the game. Love it when he rips the ball away from guys.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2017, 10:00:47 PM
Someone get that man (Marcus Smart) an extension!  ;D
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Neurotic Guy on March 20, 2017, 10:01:30 PM
Pretty unsatisfying ending.  If it wasn't a trend I wouldn't be too bothered by it.  C's can't hold a big lead.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: liam on March 20, 2017, 10:01:31 PM
Huge win!

Biggest win of the year, again!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: BitterJim on March 20, 2017, 10:01:37 PM
20 offensive rebounds. Season high?

Previous high was 18 I think.  But 20 is absolutely the new high.
Celtics will improve to 22-2 when they out-rebound the opponent.

TP. Thanks for that!

Wow that's sensational. Note to Danny. Find another rebounder to complement Zizic next season.

Directly comparing rebound numbers is misleading because good shooting nights by us lead to fewer rebounds for our opponents (and more wins for us) and bad shooting nights for our opponents lead to more rebounds for us (and more wins for us). Comparing who has the higher DRB% corrects for that, and leads to something more like a 0.750 win % for us (better than usual, but not 20-2 good)
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2017, 10:02:10 PM
Great Win !
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Atzar on March 20, 2017, 10:02:50 PM
Good win.  Needed that.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: BDeCosta26 on March 20, 2017, 10:03:45 PM
Pretty unsatisfying ending.  If it wasn't a trend I wouldn't be too bothered by it.  C's can't hold a big lead.

In all fairness, that officiating was just outright awful. If there was even competent officiating, it would've never got that close.

Great win fellas. ECF here we come ;)
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2017, 10:04:41 PM
Marcus is a warrior.


TP ..... ;D
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: hpantazo on March 20, 2017, 10:04:53 PM
Someone get that man (Marcus Smart) an extension!  ;D

Marcus saved our butts tonight!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: MJohnnyboy on March 20, 2017, 10:07:00 PM
Alright guys. I was at a surprise party for my cousin tonight so I missed the whole thing. TP to anyone who can give me a good summary.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Rosco917 on March 20, 2017, 10:08:31 PM
Nice game by IT allowing everybody to get involved on offense.

The last 3 or 4 games have been the Horford I was expecting, he needs touches on offense. AB was really good on both ends.

Marcus just kills me, with those ball strips in crunch time. lol

I'm happy  ;D

Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: BitterJim on March 20, 2017, 10:08:38 PM
20 offensive rebounds. Season high?

Previous high was 18 I think.  But 20 is absolutely the new high.
Celtics will improve to 22-2 when they out-rebound the opponent.

TP. Thanks for that!

Wow that's sensational. Note to Danny. Find another rebounder to complement Zizic next season.

Directly comparing rebound numbers is misleading because good shooting nights by us lead to fewer rebounds for our opponents (and more wins for us) and bad shooting nights for our opponents lead to more rebounds for us (and more wins for us). Comparing who has the higher DRB% corrects for that, and leads to something more like a 0.750 win % for us (better than usual, but not 20-2 good)

Assuming that we had a better DRB% in this game, we're 19-8 when we have a higher DRB% than our opponent, a 0.700 win %
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Granath on March 20, 2017, 10:09:20 PM
Alright guys. I was at a surprise party for my cousin tonight so I missed the whole thing. TP to anyone who can give me a good summary.

We won and we're up by 2.5 on Washington for 2nd place in the East with the tiebreaker in our favor as well.

/nuff said
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2017, 10:10:40 PM
Someone get that man (Marcus Smart) an extension!  ;D

Marcus saved our butts tonight!

Between him and IT ......Mr Defense and Mr Offense .....they do most nights.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: hodgy03038 on March 20, 2017, 10:23:11 PM
Where are all the Marcus haters? Winning plays when it counts!!
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2017, 10:24:18 PM
Someone get that man (Marcus Smart) an extension!  ;D

Marcus saved our butts tonight!

Between him and IT ......Mr Defense and Mr Offense .....they do most nights.

I think he and IT stay. Bradley gets shipped for value (hopefully good front court help)
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2017, 10:29:37 PM
Someone get that man (Marcus Smart) an extension!  ;D

Marcus saved our butts tonight!

Between him and IT ......Mr Defense and Mr Offense .....they do most nights.

I think he and IT stay. Bradley gets shipped for value (hopefully good front court help)

Russell Westbrook would be killer play n with IT.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2017, 10:35:32 PM
Someone get that man (Marcus Smart) an extension!  ;D

Marcus saved our butts tonight!

Between him and IT ......Mr Defense and Mr Offense .....they do most nights.

I think he and IT stay. Bradley gets shipped for value (hopefully good front court help)

Russell Westbrook would be killer play n with IT.

It would but there's like a 0.0000000001% chance of that happening.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: straightouttabahstun on March 20, 2017, 10:58:31 PM
What's with Jaylen getting less touches? The kids been a darn good contributor as of late. Do the other players feel threatened by a rookie to take one of their starting spots/minutes? It's obvious he can score better than almost half the team.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on March 21, 2017, 12:22:21 AM
What's with Jaylen getting less touches? The kids been a darn good contributor as of late. Do the other players feel threatened by a rookie to take one of their starting spots/minutes? It's obvious he can score better than almost half the team.

 More than half, he's legit -- size, athleticism, and talent.  Seems like he's succeeding of late because he's very good at picking his spots.  Definitely benefits from playing on a very good team, but he's also finding ways to contribute within the offense and consistently taking advantage of opportunities.

 At the same time, his opportunities will be sporadic (making his readiness even more impressive, imo) because Crowder/AB/Smart are going to show up more often than not.  I'm sure that's cutting into those opportunities.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: trickybilly on March 21, 2017, 01:53:49 AM
What's with Jaylen getting less touches? The kids been a darn good contributor as of late. Do the other players feel threatened by a rookie to take one of their starting spots/minutes? It's obvious he can score better than almost half the team.

 More than half, he's legit -- size, athleticism, and talent.  Seems like he's succeeding of late because he's very good at picking his spots.  Definitely benefits from playing on a very good team, but he's also finding ways to contribute within the offense and consistently taking advantage of opportunities.

 At the same time, his opportunities will be sporadic (making his readiness even more impressive, imo) because Crowder/AB/Smart are going to show up more often than not.  I'm sure that's cutting into those opportunities.

20 minutes, putting up 6 shots is about right for a raw rookie on a team that is the 4th or 5th best in the league.

He only got 7 minutes against philly though, but I felt like that was because we leaned so heavily on Jae in IT's absence in that game..
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: hodgy03038 on March 21, 2017, 06:24:46 AM
What's with Jaylen getting less touches? The kids been a darn good contributor as of late. Do the other players feel threatened by a rookie to take one of their starting spots/minutes? It's obvious he can score better than almost half the team.

 More than half, he's legit -- size, athleticism, and talent.  Seems like he's succeeding of late because he's very good at picking his spots.  Definitely benefits from playing on a very good team, but he's also finding ways to contribute within the offense and consistently taking advantage of opportunities.

 At the same time, his opportunities will be sporadic (making his readiness even more impressive, imo) because Crowder/AB/Smart are going to show up more often than not.  I'm sure that's cutting into those opportunities.

20 minutes, putting up 6 shots is about right for a raw rookie on a team that is the 4th or 5th best in the league.

He only got 7 minutes against philly though, but I felt like that was because we leaned so heavily on Jae in IT's absence in that game..

The rook who I love did not have it in the Philly game. I also think he was involved in the end of 3rd quarter collapse of the big lead with a couple turnovers.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: hodgy03038 on March 21, 2017, 06:42:01 AM
Why didn't Marcus get credited with a steal in last night's game? He clearly ripped the ball out of the offensive players hands. If that is not a steal I don't know what is.  :o

Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: BE-Celtic on March 21, 2017, 08:24:41 AM
Great win, nice effort un rebounds ! It means we can be physical.

Nice job guys
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: hwangjini_1 on March 21, 2017, 08:28:38 AM
Why didn't Marcus get credited with a steal in last night's game? He clearly ripped the ball out of the offensive players hands. If that is not a steal I don't know what is.  :o
A marvelous tp for anyone who can post a video of that steal. I love smart on defense.  ;D
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: BitterJim on March 21, 2017, 08:35:51 AM
Why didn't Marcus get credited with a steal in last night's game? He clearly ripped the ball out of the offensive players hands. If that is not a steal I don't know what is.  :o

Apparently it was credited as a block.  I'm not sure why, though, it was clearly a steal

Just confirmed on the nba.com box score (http://stats.nba.com/game/#!/0021601047/playbyplay/), with 1:32 left in the game Smart blocked Bogdanovich and got the rebound.  Weird choice by the official scorer.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 21, 2017, 08:58:04 AM
Why didn't Marcus get credited with a steal in last night's game? He clearly ripped the ball out of the offensive players hands. If that is not a steal I don't know what is.  :o

Well , what ever the offical s call it I don't care.   

It was MY highlight favorite play of the game .    It reminded me of a cornerback robbing a wide receiver on a 50 yard TD pass . 

That play tore the soul out of that guy driving to the rim.    That dude had bad dreams all last night ....LOL  ;D
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: mef730 on March 21, 2017, 11:05:32 AM
I've been on CB for three years. In that time, I've seen some ugly wins and some uglier losses. But I don't think I've ever blamed a loss on the refs and almost never comment on the officiating.

I only watched the fourth quarter last night, but that was some of the most p----poor, amateurish, little league refereeing that I've ever seen and, if the Celtics had somehow managed to lose, I would have been the first person with a post commenting on a need for an investigation.

Thanks for letting me get that off my chest.

Mike
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: A Future of Stevens on March 21, 2017, 11:43:25 AM
Why didn't Marcus get credited with a steal in last night's game? He clearly ripped the ball out of the offensive players hands. If that is not a steal I don't know what is.  :o

Well , what ever the offical s call it I don't care.   

It was MY highlight favorite play of the game .    It reminded me of a cornerback robbing a wide receiver on a 50 yard TD pass . 

That play tore the soul out of that guy driving to the rim.    That dude had bad dreams all last night ....LOL  ;D

Mawcus does that all the time haha. I love it. His strength makes it so whenever he gets a hand on a ball, the other guy has basically no chance of holding onto the ball.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: hpantazo on March 21, 2017, 11:51:17 AM
I've been on CB for three years. In that time, I've seen some ugly wins and some uglier losses. But I don't think I've ever blamed a loss on the refs and almost never comment on the officiating.

I only watched the fourth quarter last night, but that was some of the most p----poor, amateurish, little league refereeing that I've ever seen and, if the Celtics had somehow managed to lose, I would have been the first person with a post commenting on a need for an investigation.

Thanks for letting me get that off my chest.

Mike

That officiating last night was head scratching. That "goaltending" call on Amir's blocked shot was awful. They reviewed it and not only still got it wrong, but somehow manufactured a hanging in the rim call to go along with it, when he never even touched the rim, never mind hang on it. I was dumbfounded.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: libermaniac on March 21, 2017, 01:04:57 PM
Why didn't Marcus get credited with a steal in last night's game? He clearly ripped the ball out of the offensive players hands. If that is not a steal I don't know what is.  :o
I was thinking the same thing as I'm playing him in my fantasy playoffs.  They MUST have given him a block (because he had one), and perhaps a rebound???  Horrible ruling though.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: kozlodoev on March 21, 2017, 01:07:35 PM
I've been on CB for three years. In that time, I've seen some ugly wins and some uglier losses. But I don't think I've ever blamed a loss on the refs and almost never comment on the officiating.

I only watched the fourth quarter last night, but that was some of the most p----poor, amateurish, little league refereeing that I've ever seen and, if the Celtics had somehow managed to lose, I would have been the first person with a post commenting on a need for an investigation.

Thanks for letting me get that off my chest.

Mike

That officiating last night was head scratching. That "goaltending" call on Amir's blocked shot was awful. They reviewed it and not only still got it wrong, but somehow manufactured a hanging in the rim call to go along with it, when he never even touched the rim, never mind hang on it. I was dumbfounded.
Did someone tug on the net while the ball was in the cylinder?
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: j804 on March 21, 2017, 01:42:53 PM
What an amazing game for a while in the beginning it looked like were headed for another long night with Beal hitting everything he put up but the Cs clamped and we're great on the offensive end. We need Horford to continue to play that way if we want to advance at all and actually win a playoff series. If we play the way we did last night that team can make the ECF and anything can happen.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: bdm860 on March 21, 2017, 01:44:47 PM
I've been on CB for three years. In that time, I've seen some ugly wins and some uglier losses. But I don't think I've ever blamed a loss on the refs and almost never comment on the officiating.

I only watched the fourth quarter last night, but that was some of the most p----poor, amateurish, little league refereeing that I've ever seen and, if the Celtics had somehow managed to lose, I would have been the first person with a post commenting on a need for an investigation.

Thanks for letting me get that off my chest.

Mike

That officiating last night was head scratching. That "goaltending" call on Amir's blocked shot was awful. They reviewed it and not only still got it wrong, but somehow manufactured a hanging in the rim call to go along with it, when he never even touched the rim, never mind hang on it. I was dumbfounded.
Did someone tug on the net while the ball was in the cylinder?

I personally think the call was correct.

Here's the play in question: https://streamable.com/v4kpg

And here's a very similar scenario from the NBA video rulebook explaining it.
http://videorulebook.nba.com/archive/goaltending-also-technical-foul-defensive-player-grabs-net-to-block-shot/

For whatever reason I've actually been aware of this rule for a while, and it's something that is rarely called.  Over the last several years I've seen many instances of players "grabbing" the net the same way Amir did during a shot attempt, and then I say "that's a technical" at which point whoever I'm watching the game with usually looks at me and has no clue of what I'm talking about as they didn't see anything technical worthy.
Title: Re: Wizards (42-27) at Celtics (44-26) Game #71 3/20/17
Post by: hodgy03038 on March 21, 2017, 02:52:20 PM
I've been on CB for three years. In that time, I've seen some ugly wins and some uglier losses. But I don't think I've ever blamed a loss on the refs and almost never comment on the officiating.

I only watched the fourth quarter last night, but that was some of the most p----poor, amateurish, little league refereeing that I've ever seen and, if the Celtics had somehow managed to lose, I would have been the first person with a post commenting on a need for an investigation.

Thanks for letting me get that off my chest.

Mike

That officiating last night was head scratching. That "goaltending" call on Amir's blocked shot was awful. They reviewed it and not only still got it wrong, but somehow manufactured a hanging in the rim call to go along with it, when he never even touched the rim, never mind hang on it. I was dumbfounded.
Did someone tug on the net while the ball was in the cylinder?

I personally think the call was correct.

Here's the play in question: https://streamable.com/v4kpg

And here's a very similar scenario from the NBA video rulebook explaining it.
http://videorulebook.nba.com/archive/goaltending-also-technical-foul-defensive-player-grabs-net-to-block-shot/

For whatever reason I've actually been aware of this rule for a while, and it's something that is rarely called.  Over the last several years I've seen many instances of players "grabbing" the net the same way Amir did during a shot attempt, and then I say "that's a technical" at which point whoever I'm watching the game with usually looks at me and has no clue of what I'm talking about as they didn't see anything technical worthy.

Your video explanation is not the same as what happened. The net/rim touch (not hang or pull) happened clearly after the block occurred and it in NO WAY helped in getting the block so that argument is invalid. Also, the refs generally NEVER call it when players touch the net accidentally or on purpose unless blatant and in that case it would be basket interference or goaltending and the basket should count. The ruling last night was wrong and it was evident it was to keep the Bullets I mean Wizards in the game.