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Title: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: FLCeltsFan on October 10, 2017, 09:44:07 PM
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Boston Celtics (3-0) at Charlotte Hornets  (1-2)
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
7:00 PM ET
Preseason Game #4,  Road Game #2
TV: ESPN, NBCSB
Radio: 100.7 WZLX, WFNZ 610 AM
Spectrum Center

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Possible Starters
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PG:  Kyrie Irving
SG:  Jaylen Brown 
SF:  Gordon Hayward
PF:   Jayson Tatum
C:    Al Horford 

Celtics Reserves
Kadeem Allen
Jabari Bird
Jonathan Holmes
Shane Larkin
Marcus Morris
Abdel Nader
Semi Ojeleye
LJ Peak
Terry Rozier
Marcus Smart
Andrew White
Guerschon Yabusele

Injuries
Aron Baynes (knee) questionable
Daniel Theis  (thigh)  out

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Possible Starters
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PG:  Kemba Walker
SG:  Malik Monk
SF:  Michael Kidd Gilchrist
PF:  Marvin Williams
C:   Dwight Howard

Probable Reserves
Dwayne Bacon
Terry Henderson
Isaiah Hicks
Frank Kaminsky
Mangok Mathiang
Johnny O'Bryant
Marcus Paige
Luke Petrasek
TJ Williams
Cody Zeller

Injuries
Michael Carter Williams (knees) out
Julyan Stone (hamstring) game time decision
Treveon Graham  (hamstring)  out
Jeremy Lamb (groin) out
Nicolas Batum  (elbow)  out

Head Coach
Steve Clifford

Game Notes
The Celtics look to close out their preseason slate in the same way it began, with a win over the Charlotte Hornets.   The Celtics got a 94-82 win at the TD Garden on opening night and now they look to close it out with a win at the Spectrum Center.  This is the Celtics final preseason game while the Hornets have one more on Friday the 13th against the Mavericks. 

Marcus Morris has yet to suit up and play for the Celtics this preseason but he is expected to get his first playing time in this game.  It has been reported that Morris is expected to be the starting power forward next to Horford for the regular season and it's possible Morris might join the starting five for this game.  However, Marc D'Amico is reporting that Morris has not yet played alongside Horford in practice and so expects Jayson Tatum to once again start at the four. 

Aron Baynes, who started 2 of the 3 games so far this preseason,  left Monday's game against the Sixers with a hyperextended knee and will miss this game.  Daniel Theis will also be out with a thigh injury.  It's unfortunate that both of these players will miss this game since both played very well in the first game against the Hornets with Baynes scoring 10 points while defending Dwight Howard and Theis leading the team with 12 points and 7 rebounds. 

The Hornets are dealing with several injuries, the most serious one is a torn ligament in Nicolas Batum's elbow.  Batum is Charlotte's starting shooting guard and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.      Jeremy Lamb left Monday's game with a sore groin and will miss this game.  Julyan Stone is also day to day with a sore hamstring. 

Treveon Graham is  expected to miss this game with a hamstring injury.  Michael Carter Williams has not been cleared for contact with soreness in both knees and will miss this game.  Kemba Walker left Monday's game after being hit in the cheek but so far, is expected to play in this game. 

This is the final preseason game for the Celtics and, according to Brian Scalabrine on Twitter, it is expected to be a dress rehearsal of sorts for the team.  The starters are expected to play at least 3 quarters.  Marcus Morris is expected to play 10-12 minutes in his first action with the team.  Hopefully they can build some more chemistry and avoid any more injuries. 

Key Matchups
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Kyrie Irving vs Kemba Walker
Assuming that both Kemba and Kyrie play in this game, this should be a good matchup.  The Celtics need to take this last opportunity to build chemistry and work on teamwork.  In their first meeting, Kyrie finished with 9 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals while Kemba had 12 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists. 

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Gordon Hayward vs Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Gordon Hayward hasn't seemed to be completely comfortable with his place in the Celtics offense.   He will once again be matched up with the former rookie of the year, Michael Kidd Gilchrist in his 5th season with the Hornets.  Hayward needs to play well and get more comfortable with his role in the offense.   

Honorable Mention
Al Horford vs Dwight Howard
With Aron Baynes likely sidelined with a knee injury, it will be up to Al to slow down Howard.  In the first game between these two teams, Howard had 7 points, 10 rebounds 3 blocks and 6 turnovers.  If Al can hound him on defense, he can possibly force him to turn the ball over again in this game. 


Keys to the Game:

Defense -  Defense is the key to winning every game, whether the preseason or the regular season or the playoffs.  The Celtics defense has been pretty good so far but there is also room for improvement.  This is their final preseason chance to show that they will be a top defensive team this season. 

Chemistry - The Celtics have built some chemistry in the 3 games so far this preseason but still have a ways to go.   Their ball movement has been good and they have taken care of the ball.  They are averaging just 14 turnovers, the 3rd fewest in the preseason.   They are also averaging 21.7 assists on 36 made baskets.  This is their final run through and hopefully their chemistry will continue to build in this one. 

Rebound - The Celtics struggled with rebounding last season and hopefully this team will be better at crashing the boards.  So far so good in the preseason.  The Celtics are averaging 49.7 rebounds, good for 3rd most in the league. The Celtics can't score without the ball and so they need to continue to stress the need to rebound. 

Avoid Injuries - This is pretty much self explanatory.  We have seen some significant injuries to teams in the preseason.  The Celtics need to finish the preseason without any major injuries.   Just don't get hurt!!

X-Factors
Depth-  With two centers out for this game, the Celtics' frontcourt depth will be tested in this game, especially against a physical center like Dwight Howard.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Phantom255x on October 10, 2017, 09:44:47 PM
FIRST! (FINALLY)

TP FLCeltsFan! Another great game thread and write up as usual!  ;D

Love the pictures at the top too.

Time to continue the quest to go 103-0 OVERALL for the season.  ;)
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: A Future of Stevens on October 10, 2017, 09:44:54 PM
Go Celtics! Let's make it a clean sweep everybody.

Also gah you beat me by 7 seconds hahaha

Also I like the jugs, especially the Celtic one.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Ogaju on October 10, 2017, 09:46:02 PM
GO CELTICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: FLCeltsFan on October 10, 2017, 09:46:59 PM
TP to Phantom255x,  A Future of Stevens and Ogaju for being the first to post in the game thread!!


Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Celtics!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jambr380 on October 10, 2017, 09:47:15 PM
FIRST! (FINALLY)

TP FLCeltsFan! Another great game thread and write up as usual!  ;D

Love the pictures at the top too.

Time to continue the quest to go 103-0 OVERALL for the season.  ;)

You suck, I was too busy responding to your thread  ;)

Great job, as usual FLC - you are already in mid-season form!  ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 10, 2017, 09:51:09 PM
Another exciting game! I love this team!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Phantom255x on October 10, 2017, 09:51:26 PM
FIRST! (FINALLY)

TP FLCeltsFan! Another great game thread and write up as usual!  ;D

Love the pictures at the top too.

Time to continue the quest to go 103-0 OVERALL for the season.  ;)


You suck, I was too busy responding to your thread  ;)

Great job, as usual FLC - you are already in mid-season form!  ;D

All part of the plan! (And hey, it worked)  :laugh:
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: hwangjini_1 on October 10, 2017, 09:51:30 PM
Fifth! Iím a starter!!
Many thanks flc for the thread. A tp as usual.

Time to squish the evil hornet bugs.  >:(. Celtics go 4-0 in the preseason.


Goooooooooooooooo Celtics!  ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Ogaju on October 10, 2017, 09:52:50 PM
TP to the starting 5 and Coach FLCF. LOL
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Somebody on October 10, 2017, 09:53:08 PM
7th man baby! Made the roster!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Ogaju on October 10, 2017, 09:56:31 PM
Fifth! Iím a starter!!
Many thanks flc for the thread. A tp as usual.

Time to squish the evil hornet bugs.  >:(. Celtics go 4-0 in the preseason.


Goooooooooooooooo Celtics!  ;D

No, you are sixth lol, but you get a TP anyway for being the first guy off the bench.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: bello_man09 on October 10, 2017, 10:21:39 PM
LEts GO BABY!!! NO INJURIES!!!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 12:22:26 AM
Pretty excited to have our full starting five for this game. We're super athletic with this lineup and should provide maximal spacing. Hope Baynes is back for the season opener. TP to FLC!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: FLCeltsFan on October 11, 2017, 08:07:09 AM
Pretty excited to have our full starting five for this game. We're super athletic with this lineup and should provide maximal spacing. Hope Baynes is back for the season opener. TP to FLC!

I'm just guessing that Morris will play and start.   Haven't seen anything official yet. 
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Surferdad on October 11, 2017, 08:10:44 AM
Page One?  Maybe?  I can't believe this is the last game of pre-season.  This is very tough for a team that had 75% turnover of its roster.

EDIT:  Well at least I'm #1 on Page Two.  Leader of the bench, just like Marcus Smart.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: hodgy03038 on October 11, 2017, 08:22:00 AM
Go Celts! Hope to see some Morris tonight. Hope to see the starters look comfortable followed by the bench Smart, Rozier & company coming in and bringing it.

An off-topic note:
 Isn't it a little strange that in the days of no back to backs and providing rest for players with the schedule that the Celts start with an away & home back to back and another game 2 days later for 3 games in 4 days?

Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Eddie20 on October 11, 2017, 08:30:21 AM
Quote
Final Preseason Game - This is the final preseason game for the Celtics and while it would be great to remain undefeated, they want to finish without any more injuries.  If the starters play, it won't be for a whole game and we will still see plenty of the reserves. 

Great job, but this is isn't accurate. The word is that this is a dress rehearsal and the regular rotation will be played for at least the first 3 quarters.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Csfan1984 on October 11, 2017, 09:19:28 AM
Would very much like to see those five start. It's one of the possibles I like. Ones I like below

- Irving, Brown, Hayward, Morris, Horford.
- Irving,  Smart, Hayward, Horford, Baynes.
- Irving, Hayward, Morris, Theis, Horford.
- Irving, Hayward, Brown, Horford, Baynes.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: OhioGreen on October 11, 2017, 11:40:37 AM
No Theis tonite---thigh injury.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 11:44:17 AM
http://twitter.com/Marc_DAmico/status/918135152731152384

Interesting. Morris hasn't been paired up with Horford in practice yet, and D'Amico is suggesting that Tatum will start at the 4. Not sure that I agree with that. I like having another defensive-minded, versatile vet in the starting lineup, and I like the youthfulness and athleticism of the bench, who should be able to run every other team's bench to death.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: csfansince60s on October 11, 2017, 12:29:54 PM
No Theis tonite---thigh injury.

No Baynes, now no Theis???

Let's see, that leaves Horford (probably limited time) and Yabu and Morris (only 10-12 minutes) as our only bigs!?!?

Am I forgetting anybody? Just hope that our penchant for small ball and small bigs (that just seems wrong to say) doesn't leave us high and dry like this during the season.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: trickybilly on October 11, 2017, 01:58:46 PM
No Theis tonite---thigh injury.

No Baynes, now no Theis???

Let's see, that leaves Horford (probably limited time) and Yabu and Morris (only 10-12 minutes) as our only bigs!?!?

Am I forgetting anybody? Just hope that our penchant for small ball and small bigs (that just seems wrong to say) doesn't leave us high and dry like this during the season.

Semi might see some minutes at the 5  :o
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: ChillyWilly on October 11, 2017, 02:50:48 PM
I'm so hyped up for tonight even though it's preseason. Excited to see how these guys gel together.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on October 11, 2017, 04:51:48 PM
If Morris and Horford play limited mi utes .....i would not pit much on us winning this game with no bigs at all. 
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Surferdad on October 11, 2017, 05:15:15 PM
No Theis tonite---thigh injury.

No Baynes, now no Theis???

Let's see, that leaves Horford (probably limited time) and Yabu and Morris (only 10-12 minutes) as our only bigs!?!?

Am I forgetting anybody? Just hope that our penchant for small ball and small bigs (that just seems wrong to say) doesn't leave us high and dry like this during the season.
Yaba-Daba-Dooo!  Here's your chance, kid.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: blink on October 11, 2017, 06:04:47 PM
No Theis tonite---thigh injury.

No Baynes, now no Theis???

Let's see, that leaves Horford (probably limited time) and Yabu and Morris (only 10-12 minutes) as our only bigs!?!?

Am I forgetting anybody? Just hope that our penchant for small ball and small bigs (that just seems wrong to say) doesn't leave us high and dry like this during the season.
Yaba-Daba-Dooo!  Here's your chance, kid.

yeah that is exactly what yabu needs right now, more court time.  he seems to be improving a little bit each game.  can't wait to see our last pre-season game.  I like the early start to the season and less pre-season games.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 06:17:53 PM
http://twitter.com/celtics/status/918228646552272902

Kyrie, Brown, Hayward, Tatum, and Al starting. You guys think Tatum will continue to start during the season, or is this due more to Morris missing most of the preseason?
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: blink on October 11, 2017, 06:21:57 PM
http://twitter.com/celtics/status/918228646552272902

Kyrie, Brown, Hayward, Tatum, and Al starting. You guys think Tatum will continue to start during the season, or is this due more to Morris missing most of the preseason?

I personally think it is due to Morris not being ready yet.  I think Brad will start the season off with Morris starting and then see how well Tatum progresses.  Some of that will, like always, be dependent on match ups...
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Csfan1984 on October 11, 2017, 06:27:36 PM
Yab seems like a combo of Sully and G Davis. He should get mins at the 5 tonight.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: csfansince60s on October 11, 2017, 06:39:38 PM
Good news on Pre-Game Live: Theis responded to treatment and WILL play.

Still should leave plenty of minutes for Yabs and Semi.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on October 11, 2017, 06:56:10 PM
Praying for no injuries.

Next game kicks off the regular season!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 07:05:34 PM
When's the last time they showed the National Anthem being played in a non-playoffs game, let alone a preseason game? Seems like ESPN is fishing/hoping for some more kneeling controversy from the NBA.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: danglertx on October 11, 2017, 07:09:28 PM
When's the last time they showed the National Anthem being played in a non-playoffs game, let alone a preseason game? Seems like ESPN is fishing/hoping for some more kneeling controversy from the NBA.

I donít know but those girls were really good.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 07:10:37 PM
When's the last time they showed the National Anthem being played in a non-playoffs game, let alone a preseason game? Seems like ESPN is fishing/hoping for some more kneeling controversy from the NBA.

The Anthem hasn't gotten this much praise in years. The protests have given the anthem some meaning again. Thanks Colin Kaepernick!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 07:11:15 PM
KYRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIE
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: bello_man09 on October 11, 2017, 07:11:44 PM
again no Injuries, I want Jalyen to show me something new.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 07:12:14 PM
DOWNTOWN JAYLEN BROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWN! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 07:13:23 PM
Man, Irving's shot looks like MONEY!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 07:13:24 PM
KYRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIE FOR THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: bello_man09 on October 11, 2017, 07:13:45 PM
great rebounding by Horford.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 07:14:28 PM
Raining threeeeeeeeeesssss!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 07:14:28 PM
I really like this starting unit!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 07:14:28 PM
BIG AL FOR THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 07:15:06 PM
The shooting is blistering!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: blink on October 11, 2017, 07:15:23 PM
have we missed a 3 yet?
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: positivitize on October 11, 2017, 07:15:38 PM
Hey our offence might be good this year!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: keevsnick on October 11, 2017, 07:15:46 PM
HOT TAKE: If we shoot 100% from 3 we will be very good.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 07:16:07 PM
have we missed a 3 yet?

No.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: blink on October 11, 2017, 07:16:45 PM
have we missed a 3 yet?

No.

I like the sound of that.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 07:17:04 PM
HOT TAKE: If we shoot 100% from 3 we will be very good.

Depends on how many we take! ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: green_bballers13 on October 11, 2017, 07:17:08 PM
I really like this starting unit!

Please Brad, oh please, use this lineup every night. And give Marcus 25+ mpg off the bench.

I want to see Jaylen and Jayson develop at an ultra quick pace. I want to see the Green in the Finals in 2020 for years to come.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 07:17:35 PM
have we missed a 3 yet?

No.

I like the sound of that.

It sounds like money!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Neurotic Guy on October 11, 2017, 07:19:18 PM
Hayward hasn't gotten going in the pre-season.  It will happen.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 07:19:26 PM
have we missed a 3 yet?

No.

I like the sound of that.

It sounds like money!

smells like finals!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on October 11, 2017, 07:19:32 PM
Good help D by Tatum on Kaminsky there.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 07:19:48 PM
Hayward hasn't gotten going in the pre-season.  It will happen.

He is a slow starter.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 07:19:53 PM
I really like this starting unit!

Please Brad, oh please, use this lineup every night. And give Marcus 25+ mpg off the bench.

I want to see Jaylen and Jayson develop at an ultra quick pace. I want to see the Green in the Finals in 2020 for years to come.

I still wan't to see Morris starting over Tatum. Tatum will still have plenty of time to develop, but I'd like a more defensive-minded vet there instead of Tatum. We could use Tatum's rebounding in the first unit, though.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: DKClassic on October 11, 2017, 07:20:38 PM
I think van gundy is strung out on quaaludes right now
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 07:20:49 PM
HAYWARD FOR THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEe
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 07:20:52 PM
My God, our offense is going to be soooo dynamic this year, Warriors-esque.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: bello_man09 on October 11, 2017, 07:20:53 PM
first unit is sick....
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 07:22:07 PM
Rookie mistake by Tatum there. He's got to realize that he has trailers there.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 07:22:32 PM
My God, our offense is going to be soooo dynamic this year, Warriors-esque.

Dynamic is the absolute perfect word!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 07:23:08 PM
Rookie mistake by Tatum there. He's got to realize he has trailers there.

Tatum is pressing!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 07:23:32 PM
Morris time! Love the headband, too!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on October 11, 2017, 07:24:21 PM
Not too worried about Tatum's missed shots.  He created two great looks for himself.  Those shots will fall in time.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: bello_man09 on October 11, 2017, 07:24:21 PM
Morris !!!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 07:24:29 PM
WOWOW
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Neurotic Guy on October 11, 2017, 07:24:30 PM
Nice feed!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: gouki88 on October 11, 2017, 07:24:48 PM
That pass :o
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 07:25:04 PM
Irving is absolutely dominating offensively this first quarter. Great shooting and passing.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: GratefulCs on October 11, 2017, 07:27:08 PM
morris's headband is almost as big as lebron's old headband
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: bello_man09 on October 11, 2017, 07:27:08 PM
morris looked gassed LOL..has not even taken a shot.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: positivitize on October 11, 2017, 07:27:37 PM
Irving is absolutely dominating offensively this first quarter. Great shooting and passing.

He got jealous watching everyone talk about Scary Terry
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 07:27:41 PM
morris looked gassed LOL..has not even taken a shot.

he did take a shot and missed. baseline
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 07:28:08 PM
morris looked gassed LOL..has not even taken a shot.

He took a shot and missed.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: cltc5 on October 11, 2017, 07:28:12 PM
Nice to see an offense where more than one guy is the focus.  Love team ball
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 07:28:24 PM
LET'S GO CELTICS!! ;D 8)
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: blink on October 11, 2017, 07:28:50 PM
love the morris headband...
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 07:29:16 PM
Nice to see an offense where more than one guy is the focus.  Love team ball

EVeryone has contributed all pre seaosn so far. this team could be scary.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Neurotic Guy on October 11, 2017, 07:31:36 PM
One of the bigger differences I am seeing between KI and IT is the ease with which Kyrie scores compared to Isaiah.   IT was amazing -- partly because he had to work harder than anyone on the court to get his points -- and yet, he did.   Kyrie has looked at times like he can score at will
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 07:32:37 PM
Kyrie looks like he can defend!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: GratefulCs on October 11, 2017, 07:36:01 PM
the back of the jerseys look weird


around the shoulders

like they're supposed to be tucked in or something


overthinking the design
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 07:36:11 PM
Good Lord, refs, these non-sense travel calls have to stop.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: positivitize on October 11, 2017, 07:36:11 PM
<3 Smart

<3 <3
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: knuckleballer on October 11, 2017, 07:36:12 PM
Gotta get rid of that traveling call.  It's horrible and hurting the flow of the game.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 07:36:21 PM
What's up with all the junky travel calls?
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: blink on October 11, 2017, 07:36:26 PM
I agree.  Through 3 preseason games, I have watched KI pretty closely on D to see if how bad he really is, and I have been surprised that he is a better defender than advertised, at least so far
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 07:36:47 PM
Gotta get rid of that traveling call.  It's horrible and hurting the flow of the game.

AMEN!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Dino Pitino on October 11, 2017, 07:37:42 PM
I love the traveling calls.
Players should just, you know, NOT travel.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Neurotic Guy on October 11, 2017, 07:40:07 PM
Good Lord, refs, these non-sense travel calls have to stop.

No call I hate worse than that one.  It feels like refs would need to be focused on both the ball and player's feet at the exact same time to accurately make the call.  If the foot movement is made with ball clearly in hand, I get the call, but if feet move simultaneously (or close) to the ball leaving the hand, I don't know how they make the call. 
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 07:40:26 PM
Man, hopefully Hayward gets a bit more comfortable in the offense between now and opening night.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 07:40:43 PM
I love the traveling calls.
Players should just, you know, NOT travel.

I don't believe these are all travels. If you throw the ball down you can start your move.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Neurotic Guy on October 11, 2017, 07:41:22 PM
Yabu not exactly shining tonight.  But I think/hope he's learning.   
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: knuckleballer on October 11, 2017, 07:41:24 PM
I agree.  Through 3 preseason games, I have watched KI pretty closely on D to see if how bad he really is, and I have been surprised that he is a better defender than advertised, at least so far

I don't think the Cleveland coaching staff pressured him to put much effort into defense.  They preferred him to reserve his energy for offense as well aas sustaining it for the course of the season.  Lebron doesn't put that much effort into to defense either during the course of the season.  It doesn't stand out as much because he's so freakishly talented.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: positivitize on October 11, 2017, 07:41:35 PM
Smart is so good at defense.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: gouki88 on October 11, 2017, 07:41:59 PM
I love the traveling calls.
Players should just, you know, NOT travel.
It doesn't really give any advantage to the player, so it shouldn't really be a rule (not traveling in general, just that specific one)
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 07:42:02 PM
Boy, Yabu is RAW.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: PickNRoll on October 11, 2017, 07:42:11 PM
Hayward having the toughest time adjusting so far.

Yabusele did travel, but I hate that you can't catch and jab any more.  Yabu having a rough game.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Neurotic Guy on October 11, 2017, 07:42:34 PM
I think we may see Smart getting more respect from refs this year.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 07:42:58 PM
Smart is so good at defense.

You can say that again!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: gouki88 on October 11, 2017, 07:42:59 PM
Smart absolutely wreaking havoc
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 07:43:24 PM
terry!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: positivitize on October 11, 2017, 07:43:28 PM
Yabu has NO idea how to play in the pick and roll.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: knuckleballer on October 11, 2017, 07:43:51 PM
I love the traveling calls.
Players should just, you know, NOT travel.

I don't believe these are all travels. If you throw the ball down you can start your move.

I hate seeing players get away with 3 or 4 steps after picking up their dribble, but that first step call stinks.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: PickNRoll on October 11, 2017, 07:44:10 PM
Smart absolutely wreaking havoc
As usual.

Did we miss the scouting report on Monk?  Guard that guy!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 07:44:42 PM
mahcus with that rondo like floater
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: blink on October 11, 2017, 07:44:42 PM
Yabu is having fouling issues tonight.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: PickNRoll on October 11, 2017, 07:45:14 PM
Yabu is having fouling issues tonight.
Block looked pretty clean, but no replay.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 07:45:26 PM
I really like Monk. I think he'll be a good scorer in this league.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Neurotic Guy on October 11, 2017, 07:45:32 PM
Marcus Smart is playing great all around b-ball.

Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 07:45:35 PM
TERRY AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: PAOBoston on October 11, 2017, 07:46:05 PM
Rozier continues to shine this preseason.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: GratefulCs on October 11, 2017, 07:46:57 PM
Ter Bear looks so legit
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 07:47:08 PM
I am happy about everyone except dancing bear. not impressed.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: knuckleballer on October 11, 2017, 07:47:55 PM
Rozier continues to shine this preseason.

I have not been a fan of Rozier, but he's starting to change my mind. 
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 07:47:55 PM
TERRY AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Better shooter than passer.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: GratefulCs on October 11, 2017, 07:48:36 PM
mahcus with that rondo like floater
that play shows how he's really letting the game come to him more and more
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 07:48:38 PM
Rozier continues to shine this preseason.

basically all bench players have shined except yabu lol

Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: PickNRoll on October 11, 2017, 07:48:38 PM
Rozier sloppy getting over that screen.  Can't do that guarding Monk.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: positivitize on October 11, 2017, 07:49:01 PM
TERRY AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Better shooter than passer.

he's a poor man's kyrie
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: blink on October 11, 2017, 07:49:38 PM
Rozier sloppy getting over that screen.  Can't do that guarding Monk.

Yeah Monk seems to be a tough one for Rozier tonight.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: gouki88 on October 11, 2017, 07:50:21 PM
[dang] terry
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 07:50:31 PM
ROZIER FOR THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEe
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: knuckleballer on October 11, 2017, 07:50:33 PM
Smart is knocking down close range and mid range shots much better, not just 3's.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 07:51:09 PM
Yeah, we're not going to be able to keep both Smart and Terry.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 07:52:48 PM
if we keep getting contributions from rozier, smart, brown, tatum, baynes, theiss and even semi we will be in great shape this year boys!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 07:53:00 PM
TATUM TIME!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 07:53:01 PM
Who has the prettier shot: Kyrie or Tatum?
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: gouki88 on October 11, 2017, 07:53:02 PM
Yeah, we're not going to be able to keep both Smart and Terry.
Leaning Smart, but it's a hard one now
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: CelticsElite on October 11, 2017, 07:53:18 PM
Tatums shot is so nice. Hitting the 3
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: blink on October 11, 2017, 07:54:28 PM
man I am really liking our guys 1-10 in our rotation.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: positivitize on October 11, 2017, 07:55:32 PM
Monk looks great.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: PickNRoll on October 11, 2017, 07:56:31 PM
Who has the prettier shot: Kyrie or Tatum?
Kyrie.  When he is on, he doesn't even hit the rim.  Every shot makes that sweet sound.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 07:56:38 PM
Horford looks so much better starting the season without a concussion.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: CelticsElite on October 11, 2017, 07:58:39 PM
Come on Hayward lol. Bring back olynyk

Jk
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 07:59:10 PM
GREAT DEFENSE BY KYRIE!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: PickNRoll on October 11, 2017, 07:59:20 PM
We miss Baynes.  He'll start for us in the "Perk" role.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: CelticsElite on October 11, 2017, 07:59:23 PM
Jaylen brown dunking with complete ease getting past dwight howard
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 07:59:40 PM
MORRIS FOR THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo

Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: gouki88 on October 11, 2017, 07:59:41 PM
Kyrie running the show really well
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: esel1000 on October 11, 2017, 07:59:50 PM
Thought Kyrie couldnít pass? Lol
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: gouki88 on October 11, 2017, 08:00:07 PM
We miss Baynes.  He'll start for us in the "Perk" role.
Yeah, Dwight is too big and strong for Al
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:00:46 PM
We miss Baynes.  He'll start for us in the "Perk" role.

baynes is a beast and can shoot from key!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: positivitize on October 11, 2017, 08:00:52 PM
Not sure what Morris can do yet, but so far he looks pretty good!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: PAOBoston on October 11, 2017, 08:00:57 PM
I'm liking the potential of that lineup.

Gordo having a tough night. Seems out of sync.

Good to see Morris on the floor and hitting the three.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: PAOBoston on October 11, 2017, 08:01:28 PM
We miss Baynes.  He'll start for us in the "Perk" role.

baynes is a beast and can shoot from key!
And he's well put together!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: bello_man09 on October 11, 2017, 08:01:36 PM
Morris shot looks good...he looks a lot linner than i thought, like he lost some mass.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: GratefulCs on October 11, 2017, 08:01:36 PM
Kyrieeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 08:01:38 PM
GREAT DEFENSE BY KYRIE!

Kyrie looks better than he ever did in Cleveland. No wonder why he left!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Rosco917 on October 11, 2017, 08:01:49 PM
Hayward is really out of sorts. This can't be how he'll play.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: blink on October 11, 2017, 08:02:32 PM
if Morris can be a consistent threat from 3, we are going to be tough to stop on offense.  Literally everyone in the starting 5 can hit the 3 at a good rate.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 08:02:55 PM
Hayward is really out of sorts. This can't be how he'll play.

I've heard that he's a slow starter every year, some players are.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: GratefulCs on October 11, 2017, 08:03:12 PM
Hayward is really out of sorts. This can't be how he'll play.
i keep hearing how he's a slow starter and he gets it going later in the season


i'm not gonna worry til it's 20 games in
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:03:52 PM
We miss Baynes.  He'll start for us in the "Perk" role.

baynes is a beast and can shoot from key!
And he's well put together!

****
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 08:03:52 PM
So dynamic.

Kyrie keeps this up and we gel well starting the year, he could be a legit MVP candidate. He's at 12, 5, and 4 already on 5-7 shooting and a + 16.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:05:06 PM
dowtown brown hits again!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Surferdad on October 11, 2017, 08:06:02 PM
I'm liking the potential of that lineup.

Gordo having a tough night. Seems out of sync.

Good to see Morris on the floor and hitting the three.
Brad needs to run some plays for Hayward.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 08:06:22 PM
Holy Kyrie, what a finish!!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: gouki88 on October 11, 2017, 08:06:34 PM
So glad we're not on the receiving end of those unstoppable Kyrie drives anymore
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: PAOBoston on October 11, 2017, 08:06:37 PM
Kyrie, what a nice move  and finish.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: blink on October 11, 2017, 08:06:45 PM
Holy Kyrie, what a finish!!

that was f'n insane, in a good way.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: trickybilly on October 11, 2017, 08:06:47 PM
Holy Moly Kyrie.

Who is this dude?
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:07:14 PM
GREAT DEFENSE BY KYRIE!

Kyrie looks better than he ever did in Cleveland. No wonder why he left!

and we were told he could not play D. so much for that!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: positivitize on October 11, 2017, 08:07:14 PM
So glad we're not on the receiving end of those unstoppable Kyrie drives anymore

For real. TP.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: PickNRoll on October 11, 2017, 08:07:14 PM
Nice defensive effort from Brown tonight.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: positivitize on October 11, 2017, 08:07:43 PM
Nice defensive effort from Brown tonight.
10 points at the half too!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: guava_wrench on October 11, 2017, 08:07:58 PM
Everything looks so easy for Kyrie now.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Rosco917 on October 11, 2017, 08:12:40 PM
We need to change the name of this site to the Connection Problem.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on October 11, 2017, 08:13:32 PM
does yabby do anything but travel, walk , and turn the ball over ? and foul.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: GratefulCs on October 11, 2017, 08:14:12 PM
We need to change the name of this site to the Connection Problem.
glad to know i'm not the only one
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:14:13 PM
kyrie and john wall are so fast driving to the hoop. 

not as much worry about kyries shots being blocked like wit IT!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on October 11, 2017, 08:15:15 PM
We need to change the name of this site to the Connection Problem.
glad to know i'm not the only one

Server is busy ...

just go away
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: blink on October 11, 2017, 08:15:17 PM
We need to change the name of this site to the Connection Problem.

oh man, same here.  i have to go to the home page to reload a thread.
it really is a pain in the butt.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: tstorey_97 on October 11, 2017, 08:15:25 PM
When you shoot 56% from the field?

Going to win a bunch of games.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:15:56 PM
does yabby do anything but travel, walk , and turn the ball over ? and foul.

just like a dancing bear! amirite? lol
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: positivitize on October 11, 2017, 08:16:40 PM
does yabby do anything but travel, walk , and turn the ball over ? and foul.

He's got a great motor and is good at hustle plays. He also shoots the occasional 3.

But no, right now, that's pretty much Yabu in a nutshell. Not impressed.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:16:50 PM
We need to change the name of this site to the Connection Problem.
glad to know i'm not the only one

yeah these servers are terrible.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: hpantazo on October 11, 2017, 08:17:19 PM
Holy Moly Kyrie.

Who is this dude?

He looks absolutely incredible. If this is the Kyrie we are getting, we are going to be a legit contender.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:18:22 PM
Holy Moly Kyrie.

Who is this dude?

He looks absolutely incredible. If this is the Kyrie we are getting, we are going to be a legit contender.

been sayin'

BEASTS OF THE EAST!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: tstorey_97 on October 11, 2017, 08:18:32 PM
does yabby do anything but travel, walk , and turn the ball over ? and foul.

He's got a great motor and is good at hustle plays. He also shoots the occasional 3.

But no, right now, that's pretty much Yabu in a nutshell. Not impressed.

Before basketball, he was a boxer. I guess he'll have to be first off the bench if there's a fight...
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Rosco917 on October 11, 2017, 08:22:24 PM
IMO Hayward is having trouble going from being the number one option to being the second option.

Other than that, I'm liking what I'm seeing.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:22:32 PM
GORDON FOR THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeee
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 08:22:52 PM
Love the two-man game between Kyrie and Gordy there!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: blink on October 11, 2017, 08:23:22 PM
great assist from KI there...nice
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:23:40 PM
TATUM TIME FOR THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: gouki88 on October 11, 2017, 08:23:47 PM
does yabby do anything but travel, walk , and turn the ball over ? and foul.

He's got a great motor and is good at hustle plays. He also shoots the occasional 3.

But no, right now, that's pretty much Yabu in a nutshell. Not impressed.

Before basketball, he was a boxer. I guess he'll have to be first off the bench if there's a fight...
Would not want to get in the ring with Yabu, that'd be terrifying
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 08:23:54 PM
Mannnnnnn Tatum's stroke is smooth!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:24:17 PM
CBS has to be foaming at the mouth seeing this team. surreal possibilities. wow
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 08:24:49 PM
Some amazing defense on Kemba by Brown there! If he can continue to D up like this, we're going to be TOUGH to beat.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on October 11, 2017, 08:24:58 PM
Man we're firing on all cylinders offensively.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:25:19 PM
what a block by brown if he can play D like avery we will be in business with smart also on D in back court
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Neurotic Guy on October 11, 2017, 08:25:22 PM
Jaylen -- 2 blocks in a row.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Surferdad on October 11, 2017, 08:25:36 PM
Jaylen playing solid defense.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: CelticsElite on October 11, 2017, 08:26:25 PM
Browns 7 foot wing span is a fun asset to watch on defense
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: positivitize on October 11, 2017, 08:26:34 PM
Jaylen Brown makin me feel things.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on October 11, 2017, 08:26:49 PM
Holy Moly Kyrie.

Who is this dude?

He looks absolutely incredible. If this is the Kyrie we are getting, we are going to be a legit contender.

Which is his main priority.   :P
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:27:11 PM
Jaylen -- 2 blocks in a row.

sick
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: CelticsElite on October 11, 2017, 08:27:19 PM
Haywards shot is great
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:27:28 PM
GORDON FOR THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE AGAIN!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 08:27:31 PM
Goooooood Gordy. Get yourself comfortable.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:28:00 PM
BIG AL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: CelticsElite on October 11, 2017, 08:28:02 PM
Horford answers back
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: slamtheking on October 11, 2017, 08:28:07 PM
Goooooood Gordy. Get yourself comfortable.
happy to see him finally have a decent game
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 08:28:45 PM
CBS has to be foaming at the mouth seeing this team. surreal possibilities. wow

I don't know who said it but someone said this team is now a Ferrari!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 08:29:09 PM
The game is too easy for Kyrie. Like, he doesn't even look like he's trying out there, which bodes well for his longevity in the league.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:29:33 PM
kyrie is electric  8)
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: bopna on October 11, 2017, 08:29:50 PM
Goooooood Gordy. Get yourself comfortable.

Im really ain't worried about Gordy...even if he has some off or bad nights im confident others will step up unlike last yr..when IT is off...it affects everyone.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: arctic 3.0 on October 11, 2017, 08:30:38 PM
Nice defensive effort from Brown tonight.
Brown belongs
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 08:30:42 PM
Kyrie with 9 Assists!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: blink on October 11, 2017, 08:30:43 PM
kyrie is electric  8)

(ron burgundy voice)
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:30:46 PM
sooooooooooooooooo

kyrie is scoring from all over, facilitating AND even playing some D. wow

hi haters bye haters! lol
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: slamtheking on October 11, 2017, 08:31:12 PM
kyrie is electric  8)
loving his all-around game on offense.  beautiful
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 08:31:46 PM
So, are the trade doubters feeling better yet? Kyrie is showing why he's hands down a better overall player than IT and a much more reliable option to build around going forward.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:32:35 PM
Kyrie with 9 Assists!

yep.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: celticslove on October 11, 2017, 08:33:12 PM
So, are the trade doubters feeling better yet? Kyrie is showing why he's hands down a better overall player than IT and a much more reliable option to build around going forward.
but it's just preseason and al sucks lol
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: PickNRoll on October 11, 2017, 08:33:30 PM
So, are the trade doubters feeling better yet? Kyrie is showing why he's hands down a better overall player than IT and a much more reliable option to build around going forward.
He's totally engaged on D too.  What a relief not having a 5'9" PG.  All respect to IT.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: SHAQATTACK on October 11, 2017, 08:33:36 PM
So, are the trade doubters feeling better yet? Kyrie is showing why he's hands down a better overall player than IT and a much more reliable option to build around going forward.

we did IT wrong ...

We should revoke the trade .....give Irving back ......pay IT 120 million .......and miss,the playoff

That would be the politically correct thing right ?
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:34:03 PM
AL FOR THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEe
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 08:34:30 PM
Man, Horford has been absolute money from beyond the arc in the preseason.

Tatum is a hell of a rebounder, too.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:34:50 PM
OMG OMG! TATUM BEAUTIFUL UP FAKE AND DRIVE FOR THE SLAM!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: aingeforthree on October 11, 2017, 08:34:57 PM
JT, the bigga figga !!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 08:35:45 PM
OMG OMG! TATUM BEAUTIFUL UP FAKE AND DRIVE FOR THE SLAM!


MONEY!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Surferdad on October 11, 2017, 08:36:17 PM
You see, this is the modern approach to building a team ó lots of 3 point threats everywhere, no true center, lots of athleticism. It is the GS formula, really.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: TomHeinsohn on October 11, 2017, 08:36:24 PM
This team will go 82-0, calling it now
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 08:37:24 PM
This team will go 82-0, calling it now

98-0
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:37:47 PM
nice drive to hoop by hayward with left hand!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:38:12 PM
This team will go 82-0, calling it now

98-0

I am calling finals right now
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Phantom255x on October 11, 2017, 08:39:23 PM
This team will go 82-0, calling it now

98-0

You both are wrong.

103-0  ;)
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:39:45 PM
You see, this is the modern approach to building a team ó lots of 3 point threats everywhere, no true center, lots of athleticism. It is the GS formula, really.

this team is deadly. JVG is salivating talking about our length all over.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: keevsnick on October 11, 2017, 08:39:54 PM
That defensive sequence by Brown earlier showed why he has such high defensive upside. He has the lateral quickness to stick with an elite guard like Walker on the perimeter and the strength to compete in the post along with the length to come away with the block in both situations. Browns biggest weakness right now is that he is still learning the game, but given his intelligence I think he will pick it up fast especially with a coach as good as Stevens to tutor him. Exciting stuff.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: bopna on October 11, 2017, 08:40:08 PM
You see, this is the modern approach to building a team ó lots of 3 point threats everywhere, no true center, lots of athleticism. It is the GS formula, really.
Ainge knew it..its why he got Kyrie...thank heavens Kyrie became available..and thank you Nets for the pick that led to the blockbuster trade....all stars are aligning for a mega meeting with the Warriors in June the way this team is playing.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 08:40:09 PM
This team will go 82-0, calling it now

98-0

You both are wrong.

103-0  ;)

206-0 ::)
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Surferdad on October 11, 2017, 08:40:16 PM
Tatum is long. Really helps his rebounding and defense, not to mention the ability to shoot over defenders.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: keevsnick on October 11, 2017, 08:40:56 PM
This team will go 82-0, calling it now

98-0

I am calling finals right now

Golden State should just forfeit to us right now and save themselves the embarrassment.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Rosco917 on October 11, 2017, 08:42:17 PM
Pretty obvious the Celtics first team can beat this team, it's going to be interesting in the 4th when it's all Celtic bench.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: slamtheking on October 11, 2017, 08:42:31 PM
This team will go 82-0, calling it now

98-0

I am calling finals right now

Golden State should just forfeit to us right now and save themselves the embarrassment.
from your lips to Curry and Durant's ears
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 08:42:33 PM
Only 66% from 3 tonight?
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: trickybilly on October 11, 2017, 08:45:02 PM
Twice as Nice Theis siting!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: bopna on October 11, 2017, 08:45:02 PM
With all the tanking teams in the East...id say 60wins would be easy...Kyrie will be the key in all this. Hope the basketball gods will keep this team unscathed of injuries till June.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: tstorey_97 on October 11, 2017, 08:46:04 PM
There are going to be so many games like this during the season. The Celtics are going to just jog around and destroy the majority of their opponents...then the bench is going to come in and destroy the opponent's bench.

As the games roll by, the Cav's, Warriors et al are not going to improve...The Celtics though, are going to improve a great deal.

You're playing the Celtics down 11 with 3 minutes to go  in the first quarter and Smart, Rozier and Morris/Tatum (or whomever) rotate in. Few NBA teams have an answer for that.

Maybe they won't win it all, but, they will scare the bejesus out of whomever does.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: hpantazo on October 11, 2017, 08:47:51 PM
[dang]! Sixers with 76 points in the first half tonight! They are going 98-0 as well this season
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: blink on October 11, 2017, 08:49:07 PM
[dang]! Sixers with 76 points in the first half tonight! They are going 98-0 as well this season

Embiid with 20/7 in the first half....yikes
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: positivitize on October 11, 2017, 08:49:19 PM
[dang]! Sixers with 76 points in the first half tonight! They are going 98-0 as well this season

How's Embiid playing?
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: GratefulCs on October 11, 2017, 08:49:37 PM
smart is like a new person


he is:


MECHA SMART
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:50:14 PM
This team will go 82-0, calling it now

98-0

I am calling finals right now

Golden State should just forfeit to us right now and save themselves the embarrassment.

i would not go that far but i think we beat the cavs this year. look we shoulda beaten the wiz in 6 IMO.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: tazzmaniac on October 11, 2017, 08:50:31 PM
[dang]! Sixers with 76 points in the first half tonight! They are going 98-0 as well this season

Embiid with 20/7 in the first half....yikes
That's in only 11 minutes played. 
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 08:51:55 PM
Smart is just going to drive that 2nd string!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 08:52:35 PM
smart is like a new person


he is:


MECHA SMART

UltraSmart!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:52:35 PM
THEIS THEIS BABY WITH THE J!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 08:53:02 PM
Mmm, Bacon!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: bello_man09 on October 11, 2017, 08:55:14 PM
Man, old marcus would have shot that. he just faked it and went to the basket.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 08:55:19 PM
So many impressive things about the team so far:

Our versatility on both sides of the ball, our shooting, the development of Smart, Rozier, and Brown, Tatum's readiness to contribute, etc.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:56:23 PM
larkin again!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: hpantazo on October 11, 2017, 08:57:00 PM
[dang]! Sixers with 76 points in the first half tonight! They are going 98-0 as well this season

Embiid with 20/7 in the first half....yikes
That's in only 11 minutes played.

Yeah, he also took about 20 free throws or something too
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: keevsnick on October 11, 2017, 08:57:02 PM
[dang]! Sixers with 76 points in the first half tonight! They are going 98-0 as well this season

Embiid with 20/7 in the first half....yikes
That's in only 11 minutes played.

If that guy is healthy this year that Phili team could make the playoffs, he's a game changer.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: bello_man09 on October 11, 2017, 08:57:06 PM
larkin again!

hes got a nice mid range shot.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 08:57:22 PM
as our depth gets more and more experience and build more chemistry i hope we can keep the heat on teams and just destroy them. no letting up.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 08:58:41 PM
[dang]! Sixers with 76 points in the first half tonight! They are going 98-0 as well this season

Embiid with 20/7 in the first half....yikes
That's in only 11 minutes played.

Yeah, he also took about 20 free throws or something too

16 free throws in 11 minutes? Wow...
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: blink on October 11, 2017, 08:59:37 PM
[dang]! Sixers with 76 points in the first half tonight! They are going 98-0 as well this season

Embiid with 20/7 in the first half....yikes
That's in only 11 minutes played.

If that guy is healthy this year that Phili team could make the playoffs, he's a game changer.

if you add development from Simmons and Saric they could be a decent team come playoff time.  who knows what is going to happen with them though.  everyone has been saying every year this is the year that philly makes a leap, hasn't happened yet.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 09:01:08 PM
DARTH NADER FOR THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEe
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: CelticsElite on October 11, 2017, 09:01:44 PM
So the 30 pt lead slipped away lol
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: blink on October 11, 2017, 09:02:46 PM
our 2nd/3rd string might not be as good as Charlotte's 1st team.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Surferdad on October 11, 2017, 09:03:16 PM
as our depth gets more and more experience and build more chemistry i hope we can keep the heat on teams and just destroy them. no letting up.
Good strategy for getting the starters some rest. Meanwhile LeBron will not be able to afford his annual mid-season vacation and will play record minutes this season b/c none of his teammates can defend. We got EC this year.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 09:03:18 PM
OK that is enough jumpers. GO TO THE BASKET AND DRAW FOULS!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: tazzmaniac on October 11, 2017, 09:04:01 PM
[dang]! Sixers with 76 points in the first half tonight! They are going 98-0 as well this season

Embiid with 20/7 in the first half....yikes
That's in only 11 minutes played.

Yeah, he also took about 20 free throws or something too

16 free throws in 11 minutes? Wow...
He's a foul drawing magnet.  Last season, I believe he was at the top of the league on a per 36 basis (7.9FTA in 25.4 min).   
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: slamtheking on October 11, 2017, 09:04:10 PM
wheels coming off with this group.  D has been lacking as has any offensive direction.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 09:04:55 PM
Man Monk fell too far. The Hornets had some luck that he fell to them. The Knicks are so dumb!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 09:05:32 PM
semi for 3
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 09:05:46 PM
Deep bench is going to screw up our flawless preseason.  ;)
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 09:05:50 PM
16 threes for us so far
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: blink on October 11, 2017, 09:06:25 PM
nice assist from Nader the "black hole"
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Surferdad on October 11, 2017, 09:07:15 PM
Man Monk fell too far. The Hornets had some luck that he fell to them. The Knicks are so dumb!
Phil Jacksonís parting gift to the club, a club so dumb they let the guy go AFTER he makes the pick.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: slamtheking on October 11, 2017, 09:07:30 PM
Man Monk fell too far. The Hornets had some luck that he fell to them. The Knicks are so dumb!
he's looked really good.  black hole on offense but solid looking scorer for them
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: tstorey_97 on October 11, 2017, 09:07:33 PM
I say cut these guys, put them at the end of the bench or send them to Maine.

Wait a second....I guess that's what they're going to do.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: tazzmaniac on October 11, 2017, 09:07:38 PM
[dang]! Sixers with 76 points in the first half tonight! They are going 98-0 as well this season

Embiid with 20/7 in the first half....yikes
That's in only 11 minutes played.

If that guy is healthy this year that Phili team could make the playoffs, he's a game changer.

if you add development from Simmons and Saric they could be a decent team come playoff time.  who knows what is going to happen with them though.  everyone has been saying every year this is the year that philly makes a leap, hasn't happened yet.
No one said that.  They were tanking all 3 Hinkie seasons.  Last season they were projected to win 29 games. 
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on October 11, 2017, 09:07:39 PM
Awesome start to the regular season, when things kinda-sorta matter at times.  Oh wait...
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: liam on October 11, 2017, 09:07:45 PM
nice assist from Nader the "black hole"

That's McHale's nickname!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on October 11, 2017, 09:08:00 PM
Yabu has really struggled this game.  Had a terrible 1st half and is part of a (predictably) dysfunctional 3rd unit.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 09:08:15 PM
ok 3rd stringers show us how you can close out on the road.

LET'S DO THIS!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: mainevent on October 11, 2017, 09:09:04 PM
Nader is NOT NBA ready. Neither is Yabu.  The only younguns I see getting time is Jayson, Theis and Semi. I prefer Bird over Nader.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: blink on October 11, 2017, 09:09:39 PM
[dang]! Sixers with 76 points in the first half tonight! They are going 98-0 as well this season

Embiid with 20/7 in the first half....yikes
That's in only 11 minutes played.

If that guy is healthy this year that Phili team could make the playoffs, he's a game changer.

if you add development from Simmons and Saric they could be a decent team come playoff time.  who knows what is going to happen with them though.  everyone has been saying every year this is the year that philly makes a leap, hasn't happened yet.
No one said that.  They were tanking all 3 Hinkie seasons.  Last season they were projected to win 29 games.

I don't know what projection that was from, but before Simmons and Embiid got hurt I think a lot of people were expecting them to be an improved team.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Surferdad on October 11, 2017, 09:11:10 PM
[dang]! Sixers with 76 points in the first half tonight! They are going 98-0 as well this season

Embiid with 20/7 in the first half....yikes
That's in only 11 minutes played.

If that guy is healthy this year that Phili team could make the playoffs, he's a game changer.

if you add development from Simmons and Saric they could be a decent team come playoff time.  who knows what is going to happen with them though.  everyone has been saying every year this is the year that philly makes a leap, hasn't happened yet.
No one said that.  They were tanking all 3 Hinkie seasons.  Last season they were projected to win 29 games.
Philly will be bad again this season. Other than Embiid, they have serious flaws everywhere else including no-shot Simmons, change-yer-shot Fultz, buy-a-shot Reddick and import-a-shot Saric.   ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: bello_man09 on October 11, 2017, 09:11:41 PM
 :o yabu...smh
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: tstorey_97 on October 11, 2017, 09:11:45 PM
Bear swats Hornets!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: tstorey_97 on October 11, 2017, 09:12:50 PM
My eyeballs are starting to bleed here.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: trickybilly on October 11, 2017, 09:13:03 PM
Yabu makes a lot of questionable decisions. Makes some nice hustle plays ...

Overall, pretty good pre-season from everyone else though. Same old Brad offence - weave to PnR strong, weak cut. People just go straight into the system. I think Nader might have a place on this team, which I haven't ever once considered.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: CelticsElite on October 11, 2017, 09:13:04 PM
Larkin seals the Win
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 09:13:04 PM
LARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  with the IT drive!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: blink on October 11, 2017, 09:13:49 PM
nice play Larkin!!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 09:14:09 PM
LARK AGAIN WITH a IT like drive!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: CelticsElite on October 11, 2017, 09:14:19 PM
Time out with 12 seconds left lol
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: bello_man09 on October 11, 2017, 09:14:22 PM
I like Larkin!!!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 09:15:04 PM
Bear swats Hornets!

juggling bear not so good. send to MAINE! lol
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: positivitize on October 11, 2017, 09:15:15 PM
Larkin running the IT set!
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: blink on October 11, 2017, 09:15:21 PM
3rd stringers were able to hang on...nice.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Surferdad on October 11, 2017, 09:16:10 PM
LARK AGAIN WITH a IT like drive!
I really like having a little PG for 3rd string instead of 1st string.
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: jpotter33 on October 11, 2017, 09:17:02 PM
Deep bench is going to screw up our flawless preseason.  ;)

Oh ye of little faith.  ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: trickybilly on October 11, 2017, 09:17:02 PM
IT!!!

Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: CelticsElite on October 11, 2017, 09:21:56 PM
I  think Daniel Dixon got his first point as a Celtic lol
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: manl_lui on October 11, 2017, 09:25:28 PM
I am really liking the ball movement thusfar, it has really amazed me that although it's a preseason but it felt like the team has been playing with each other for a while.

Even if a portion of that carries over to the regular season, just seeing how our 10 man rotation played today made me feel optimistic
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 11, 2017, 09:25:35 PM
3rd stringers were able to hang on...nice.

yup
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: csfansince60s on October 11, 2017, 10:23:37 PM
I  think Daniel Dixon got his first point as a Celtic lol

...and his second last....ever.

EDIT: I think Mike Gorman is waving "goodbye" to Dixon below. :D
Title: Re: Celtics (3-0) at Hornets (1-2) Preseason Game #4 10/11/17
Post by: Beat LA on October 11, 2017, 10:51:49 PM
No Theis tonite---thigh injury.

No Baynes, now no Theis???

Let's see, that leaves Horford (probably limited time) and Yabu and Morris (only 10-12 minutes) as our only bigs!?!?

Am I forgetting anybody? Just hope that our penchant for small ball and small bigs (that just seems wrong to say) doesn't leave us high and dry like this during the season.

Nein!  Vhat are ve Goring to do vithout ze Luftwaffe!?  Theis is not good! :laugh:

Edit: Welp, missed the game and just checked the box score, not to mention this thread, lol.  Oopsie.