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Title: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: FLCeltsFan on December 26, 2017, 10:19:05 PM
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Boston Celtics (27-10) at Charlotte Hornets  (12-21)
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
7:00 PM ET
Regular Season Game #38,  Road Game #19
TV: NBCSB, FSSE-CHA, NBA-LP (DTV750, xfinity751)
Radio: 100.7 WZLX, WFNZ 610 AM The Fan
Spectrum Center

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Probable Starters
PG(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Irving_Kyrie_bos17.jpg) SG(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Smart_Marcus_bos17.jpg) SF(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Tatum_Jayson_bos17.jpg) PF(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Horford_Al_bos17.jpg) C(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Baynes_Aron_bos17.jpg)
PG: Kyrie Irving
SG: Marcus Smart
SF:  Jayson Tatum
PF:  Al Horford
C:   Aron Baynes

Celtics Reserves
Abdel Nader
Daniel Theis
Guerschon Yabusele
Terry Rozier
Jabari Bird
Shane Larkin

Injuries
Gordon Hayward (ankle)  out
Marcus Morris (knee) out
Jaylen Brown (Achilles)  out
Semi Ojeleye (back) out

Two Way Players
Kadeem Allen

Coach
Brad Stevens

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Probable Starters
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PG:  Kemba Walker
SG:  Nicolas Batum
SF:  Michael Kidd Gilchrist
PF:  Marvin Williams
C:  Dwight Howard

Probable Reserves
Dwayne Bacon
Michael Carter Williams
Frank Kaminsky
Malik Monk
Johnny O'Bryant
Treveon Graham
Julyan Stone

Injuries
Cody Zeller  (knee) out
Michael Kidd Gilchrist  (illness) game time decision
Marvin Williams (finger) day to day

Two Way Players
Mangok Mathiang
Marcus Paige

Head Coach
Steve Clifford

Game Notes
The Celtics are back on the road to visit the Hornets for the second of 3 regular season games.  They have already met twice in the preseason with the Celtics winning both games.  The Celtics also won the first meeting in November as the Celtics came back from 18 down to win 90-87.   The Celtics swept the series last season 4-0.  These two teams will meet once more in Boston on February 28.

In the first meeting between these two teams, the Celtics were without Al Horford who was out with a concussion.  Also, Kyrie Irving played just 1 minute in the game, leaving after taking an elbow to the face from teammate Aron Baynes.  Jayson Tatum and Shane Larkin led the Celtics with 16 points each and Terry Rozier added 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. 

The Celtics are 5-5 in their last 10 games and are 13-5 on the road.  The Hornets are 3-7 in their last 10 games and are 10-9 at home.  The Celtics are coming off a loss to the Wizards on Christmas day while the Hornets are coming off a win over the Bucks on Saturday.  Once again, the Celtics catch a rested Hornets team with 3 days rest.

The Celtics briefly slipped to second in the standings as the Raptors won 6 in a row while the Celtics have been up and down.  Thanks to a loss to the Mavericks on Tuesday, the Celtics are back on top, 1.5 games ahead of both the Raptors and the Cavaliers, who, along with the Celtics, lost on Christmas day. 

The Hornets will be without Cody Zeller who is out with a knee injury.  Marvin Williams left Saturday's game vs the Bucks with a finger injury and is day to day.   Michael Kidd-Gilchrist missed Tuesday's practice with an illness and is a game time decision for this game.  He went through shoot around and has said that he plans to try to play.   

After missing 8 games, Marcus Morris played 15 minutes against the Wizards on Christmas day.  He is once again expected to miss this game as the Celtics look to ease him back into the rotation.  Semi Ojeleye missed Monday's game and is listed as out for this game after going through shoot around with less pain than expected but still isn't able to move the way he needs to.    Jaylen Brown limped off the court at the end of Monday's game after reportedly bumping knees with Markieff Morris and will miss this game.  With possible strained ligaments in that knee, he may be out for more than just this game. 

Jabari Bird has been called up from the Red Claws and is with the team for this game.   I expect Marcus Smart to start in Brown's place.  This is the first of yet another back to back set with the Houston Rockets coming up on Thursday night.  The Celtics' depth and resiliency will definitely be tested. 

Key Matchups
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Kyrie Irving vs Kemba Walker
Walker is averaging 21.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 5.7 assists.  Kyrie is going to need to play defense to slow Walker down because he is capable of taking over a game. Walker had 20 points and 11 rebounds in the first game.  Kyrie will also need to make him work on the defensive end so as to wear him out a bit. 

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Aron Baynes vs Dwight Howard
This is a matchup of two physical old school centers.  Neither is a 3 point shooter and both are physical in playing around the basket.   Howard is averaging 15.4 points, 12.1 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game.  Baynes needs to keep Howard out of the paint and away from the basket, especially on rebounds.   

Honorable Mention
Daniel Theis vs Frank Kaminsky
This is a battle of two players off the bench who can influence a game.  Kaminsky always seems to play very well vs the Celtics.  He came off the bench for 14 points in the first game between these two teams.  He averages 10.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists and hopefully Theis can keep him in check in this one. 

Keys to the Game:
Defense Defense Defense!!  Defense is the key to winning every game, but particularly this one.  The Hornets average 104.6 points per game while the Celtics average 103.5 points per game.  The Hornets average 3.5 more rebounds per game and fewer turnovers.    The biggest difference is defense.  The Celtics have let their defense slip since their win streak.  They have slipped to second with a defensive rating of 101.1. Golden State is now #1.  The Celtics must continue to make defense a priority and play tough individual and team defense if they want to win this one.   

Next Man Up - If Brown, Ojeleye and and Morris are all out, each Celtic needs to step up his game to the next level.  It has been this way pretty much all season with one player getting injuried after another.  In the last game vs the Hornets when Kyrie got hurt, Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin both stepped up.  Who will step up in this one? 

Rebound -  The Celtics had been rebounding very well this season but like the defense, in recent games they have really slacked off in this area.  Poor rebounding was one of the reasons they lost to the Wizards.   They are averaging 43.9 rebounds per game to 46.5 rebounds per game for the Hornets, which is second in the league.  The Celtics need to put in extra effort to crash the boards and beat the Hornets to the rebounds. 

Be Aggressive - One of the strengths of the Celtics has been their aggressiveness on the court.  They need to be aggressive in going after rebounds, on defense, in attacking the basket and in going after loose balls.  The more aggressive team will also usually get more calls from the officials.  The Celtics let the Wizards be more aggressive in their last game and they need to be sure that they don't let the Hornets do the same. 

Play Hard 48 Minutes - The Celtics have gotten into the habit of either starting off slow and needing to catch up or getting off to a big lead and then letting up and allowing the opponent to get back into the game with a chance to win and a lot of confidence.  The Celtics have had 15 games where they fell behind by 11 or more.  They are 7-8 in those games.  They need to get off to a strong start and play hard right up until the final buzzer. 

X-Factors
Depth and Fatigue -  The Celtics' schedule has been brutal with no breaks and no time for practice.  It's obvious that the players are feeling it with many shots coming up short and effort on defense and rebounding.   Each of the Celtics will need to work harder on both ends of the court as they try to win games like this that they should win. 

Don't Underestimate - The Celtics can't underestimate the Hornets because of the sub-.500 record.  They are tough and they seem to do everything well except defend.  It's certain that the Hornets will come in motivated to avenge their earlier loss to the Celtics and so,  if the Celtics let up at all, they are likely to get beat. 
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: csfansince60s on December 26, 2017, 10:19:49 PM
TP, FLCeltsFan!!

Hope you had a great day with the fam yesterday!

It was good for me up till when the Wiz schooled us.

New foe here. Let's buzz those pesky Hornets!!

Need a win.....dinged up.


Go Cs!!!!
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: FLCeltsFan on December 26, 2017, 10:21:09 PM
TP to csfansince60s for being the first to post in the game thread! 

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Celtics!!!
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: libermaniac on December 26, 2017, 10:23:31 PM
3rd. Go Cs.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on December 26, 2017, 10:43:37 PM
Well since the Brown injury thread got locked, the latest I saw from ESPN said that he has RIGHT knee soreness.  The achilles issue is on his left foot.  So I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not, but hopefully it's a minor issue and maybe a blessing in disguise - rest up and rehab the left leg while doing the same for the right.

Also, why the heck did Morris play yesterday if he was going to sit out this game?  Did they bring him back too early again or is it a precautionary measure?  He's of little use to us if this continues, since he's just going to be rusty and ineffective every time he comes back.

This game will need a lot of Baynes to block out Howard and help with the boards.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Jon Niednagel on December 26, 2017, 10:54:40 PM
Go Celtics!!!! Let’s rebound (literally and figuratively).
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: greece666 on December 27, 2017, 04:46:31 AM
6th!
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: GreenEnvy on December 27, 2017, 05:00:44 AM
Gotta get off the schneid and get a W tonight!
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: trickybilly on December 27, 2017, 06:04:56 AM
No Jaylen hurts. Marcus and Tater will need to step up in this one.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: hodgy03038 on December 27, 2017, 06:15:48 AM
This is huge. We need this as we face a scorned Houston team who has lost 3 in a row on Thursday. No Morris tonight so anyone can step in an play better than he did the last game.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: bopna on December 27, 2017, 08:48:30 AM
3rd straight loss coming up...I really dont see us winning this one.
The way we have been playing and with the defense looking more and more atrocious each day...yup..this qill be a blow out for the Buzzzz.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Phantom255x on December 27, 2017, 11:31:50 AM
Starting to think Morris simply played on Monday just to play against his twin and having the headline of "Twins playing each other on Christmas Day".

He didn't look ready at all Monday. Not just rust, but he struggled mightily and seemed lost at times.

As for this game.. idk, should be a winnable game, but as we've seen recently, some no-name from the Hornets will probably drop 30+ tonight and our defense/rebounding may continue to look bad...  :(

And yikes.. we play the Rockets tomorrow...  :o
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: dwlefty13 on December 27, 2017, 11:56:38 AM
3rd straight loss coming up...I really dont see us winning this one.
The way we have been playing and with the defense looking more and more atrocious each day...yup..this qill be a blow out for the Buzzzz.

We beat the Bulls by 25 on Saturday....would only be our 2nd straight loss if we do. But I got a Celtics victory tonight!
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: jpotter33 on December 27, 2017, 12:04:09 PM
Well since the Brown injury thread got locked, the latest I saw from ESPN said that he has RIGHT knee soreness.  The achilles issue is on his left foot.  So I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not, but hopefully it's a minor issue and maybe a blessing in disguise - rest up and rehab the left leg while doing the same for the right.

Also, why the heck did Morris play yesterday if he was going to sit out this game?  Did they bring him back too early again or is it a precautionary measure?  He's of little use to us if this continues, since he's just going to be rusty and ineffective every time he comes back.

This game will need a lot of Baynes to block out Howard and help with the boards.

http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2017/12/boston_celtics_injuries_jaylen_3.html

Ugh, Brown could have strained ligaments in his knee. Doubt we see him anytime soon.

As for Morris, I think this was the plan all along. He’d come back slowly playing mainly in home games, e.g. he’s missing Charlotte’s game but planning to play against Houston.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: CelticSooner on December 27, 2017, 06:27:09 PM
Hitting the biggest the slump of the season and the injuries continuing to pile up will certainly not help.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: apc on December 27, 2017, 06:55:12 PM
a Good opportunity for the 3rd stringers .
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Phantom255x on December 27, 2017, 06:57:01 PM
WOO! Can't wait to see what no-namer decides to drop 30+ on us tonight!

Oooh and will this bench blow some more leads tonight? Find out next time on...  :laugh:

Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: jpotter33 on December 27, 2017, 07:09:34 PM
WOO! Can't wait to see what no-namer decides to drop 30+ on us tonight!

Oooh and will this bench blow some more leads tonight? Find out next time on...  :laugh:

I read this in the Dragonball Z announcer voice lol
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: jpotter33 on December 27, 2017, 07:13:08 PM
Energy is already much better tonight than it was on Christmas. Go figure.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on December 27, 2017, 07:13:29 PM
Kyrie has already gotten our bigs 3 great looks because they're defending him so aggressively.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on December 27, 2017, 07:17:47 PM
If Horford gets 20, we're gonna win.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: nickagneta on December 27, 2017, 07:18:05 PM
Nice start...Go Celtics!!
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: gouki88 on December 27, 2017, 07:21:43 PM
Energy is already much better tonight than it was on Christmas. Go figure.
Ate too much turkey like the rest of us ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Billz401 on December 27, 2017, 07:22:45 PM
Let's win the battle on the boards tonight boys!
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: jpotter33 on December 27, 2017, 07:22:53 PM
Amazing how different we look from Christmas. Much more confident and energized on both sides of the ball.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: gouki88 on December 27, 2017, 07:23:16 PM
BEAR SIGHTING
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on December 27, 2017, 07:24:01 PM
So what I'm watching for now is if the refereeing will change if Charlotte gets down by 12+.

Oh great, now Smart is possibly injured?  Seriously?
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: jpotter33 on December 27, 2017, 07:24:29 PM
Yabu!!
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: bostonsportsforlife on December 27, 2017, 07:25:26 PM
Outside of that foul on the screen Yabu has looked really good
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: gouki88 on December 27, 2017, 07:27:21 PM
Outside of that foul on the screen Yabu has looked really good
Those couple of buckets he made the other day really seem to have bolstered his confidence
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on December 27, 2017, 07:27:49 PM
Baynes is doing a great job.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: CelticSooner on December 27, 2017, 07:28:06 PM
Baynes is playing great today.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on December 27, 2017, 07:28:42 PM
Whenever Baynes doesn't foul, he's a beast.

Celtics need something going towards the basket.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Phantom255x on December 27, 2017, 07:28:56 PM
Good start, BUT we still have the bench to come...  :o
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: makaveli on December 27, 2017, 07:29:18 PM
i love baines. i have never seen a better one on one defensive center hands down.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: nickagneta on December 27, 2017, 07:29:26 PM
Excellent defensive intensity from the team tonight. Helps that Charlotte has missed some open shots.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on December 27, 2017, 07:31:02 PM
Wow.  That drive by Tatum
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: jpotter33 on December 27, 2017, 07:31:13 PM
That was ridiculous by Tatum!
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: BlastFromThePast on December 27, 2017, 07:32:45 PM
I like seeing Tatum moving toward the basket instead of sitting at the 3 pt line.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: CelticSooner on December 27, 2017, 07:33:15 PM
So smooottthhhh Mr. Tatum
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: jpotter33 on December 27, 2017, 07:34:15 PM
Loving this aggressive Tatum!
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: BlastFromThePast on December 27, 2017, 07:34:15 PM
That was ridiculous by Tatum!

Back to back no less.  Plus on the 2nd he switched nicely to his left hand. 
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on December 27, 2017, 07:36:22 PM
Charlotte cannot score. They just had two offensive rebounds underneath the rim in a row. Fortunately, MCW botched the first one. I hope the trash rebounding does not plague the Celtics tonight.

I also gotta ask what was up with Irving when he was with the second unit. He did nothing on offense.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Rosco917 on December 27, 2017, 07:36:42 PM
Tatum seems to be taking the reins tonight.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: gouki88 on December 27, 2017, 07:38:39 PM
Smart back out there
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: CelticSooner on December 27, 2017, 07:39:01 PM
Big stretch right here.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: BlastFromThePast on December 27, 2017, 07:39:03 PM
Charlotte cannot score. They just had two offensive rebounds underneath the rim in a row. Fortunately, MCW botched the first one. I hope the trash rebounding does not plague the Celtics tonight.

I also gotta ask what was up with Irving when he was with the second unit. He did nothing on offense.

Smart went to the lockerroom early with an unknown injury.  KI had plenty of offense earlier so he sawitched to be a facilitator. 
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: jpotter33 on December 27, 2017, 07:40:29 PM
Man, Larkin's shot has impressed me this year when he's played. I don't remember him having that shot prior to Boston, but maybe I'm forgetting.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: gouki88 on December 27, 2017, 07:41:55 PM
Man, Larkin's shot has impressed me this year when he's played. I don't remember him having that shot prior to Boston, but maybe I'm forgetting.
I don't think I really remember anything about him pre-Boston
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: jpotter33 on December 27, 2017, 07:42:53 PM
Charlotte is just bad. I thought they'd be a strong challenger for a low playoff seed, but everytime that I've watched them this year they've just looked bad. The Dwight Howard effect!
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: CelticSooner on December 27, 2017, 07:43:42 PM
Charlotte is just bad. I thought they'd be a strong challenger for a low playoff seed, but everytime that I've watched them this year they've just looked bad. The Dwight Howard effect!

Oh it's real alright!
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on December 27, 2017, 07:44:11 PM
MCW makes Smart look like Curry and not even sarcastically.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: BlastFromThePast on December 27, 2017, 07:46:56 PM
Just as he was receiving praise larkin dribbles it off his foot.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: BlastFromThePast on December 27, 2017, 07:47:44 PM
Ouch.  That was embarrasing for Theis.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: CelticSooner on December 27, 2017, 07:48:05 PM
Theis gonna be on Shaqtin a Fool with that one lol
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: bello_man09 on December 27, 2017, 07:49:27 PM
never seen so many missed dunks by one player..better start doing to Luis Sola.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: gouki88 on December 27, 2017, 07:49:41 PM
Good work making up for it and still hitting the rim hard.

Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: bello_man09 on December 27, 2017, 07:49:58 PM
never seen so many missed dunks by one player..better start doing the Luis Sola, lay up on everyplay..
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: jpotter33 on December 27, 2017, 07:50:08 PM
Lol is Rozier the worst alley-oop passer in the league?
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: BlastFromThePast on December 27, 2017, 07:50:13 PM
Rainbow 3 from Smart.  X 2 even.   ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Phantom255x on December 27, 2017, 07:51:08 PM
SMARTACUS!!!
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on December 27, 2017, 07:51:21 PM
Kyrie is getting a nice long rest here.  Great job by our bench
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: gouki88 on December 27, 2017, 07:51:27 PM
Rainbow 3 from Smart.  X 2 even.   ;D
If they're draining I'm not complaining
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: gouki88 on December 27, 2017, 07:52:13 PM
We look like the Rockets on offense
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Post by: CelticSooner on December 27, 2017, 07:52:50 PM
Kemba single handily keeping them in it.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: nickagneta on December 27, 2017, 07:53:07 PM
Okay lets not give most of this 20 point away.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on December 27, 2017, 07:53:26 PM
How do you not hedge high against Walker?
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: DefenseWinsChamps on December 27, 2017, 07:54:12 PM
This is the most energy we have played with in a month. It looks absolutely intentional too, not a product of hitting shots.

The emotion of this team changed recently.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: BlastFromThePast on December 27, 2017, 07:54:51 PM
Rainbow 3 from Smart.  X 2 even.   ;D
If they're draining I'm not complaining

No one would except a couple who've noted that when Smart shoots well, the C's generally lose.  I'm just commenting that he put more arc on both shots.  He also shooting more with his right shoulder forward which he worked on over the summer.
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Post by: jpotter33 on December 27, 2017, 07:55:41 PM
11-15 on threes. Definitely sustainable.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: CelticSooner on December 27, 2017, 07:55:59 PM
That was gold hahaha
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: BlastFromThePast on December 27, 2017, 07:56:11 PM
They counted that shot?   :o
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: gouki88 on December 27, 2017, 07:57:27 PM
Rainbow 3 from Smart.  X 2 even.   ;D
If they're draining I'm not complaining

No one would except a couple who've noted that when Smart shoots well, the C's generally lose.  I'm just commenting that he put more arc on both shots.  He also shooting more with his right shoulder forward which he worked on over the summer.
Yeah, that stat is pretty weird, but considering the sample size of him shooting well is so small I try not to put too much trust in it.

I like the arcing shot. Makes it feel less bricky
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: jpotter33 on December 27, 2017, 07:57:30 PM
This is the most energy we have played with in a month. It looks absolutely intentional too, not a product of hitting shots.

The emotion of this team changed recently.

Yep. It's funny how you can tell right from the get-go what kind of game this team will have based on their energy/body language.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Phantom255x on December 27, 2017, 07:58:16 PM
"Please don't blow this lead. Please don't blow this lead..."  :o
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: makaveli on December 27, 2017, 07:58:17 PM
larkin is working his behind off on every single play, offense defense...love it
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Post by: CelticSooner on December 27, 2017, 07:59:37 PM
Hornets getting torched and ole Dwight is smiling away.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: BlastFromThePast on December 27, 2017, 08:00:32 PM
Great pass from Baynes to AI.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: gouki88 on December 27, 2017, 08:00:40 PM
Ambitious from Dwight
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Post by: mr. dee on December 27, 2017, 08:00:59 PM
Just tuned in. Lots of green jerseys in the Charlotte crowd.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Phantom255x on December 27, 2017, 08:01:44 PM
We should probably thank Dwight Howard.

If he didn't go to Atlanta, then Al Horford might have stayed in Atlanta.  :P
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: BlastFromThePast on December 27, 2017, 08:02:22 PM
<deep sigh>Tatum with the rookie iso mistake.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on December 27, 2017, 08:02:55 PM
Hornets getting torched and ole Dwight is smiling away.

Yeah it just makes me scratch my head.  Imagine if he had KG's mentality.  He'd be a true force on a winning team.  Instead he's just a clown.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: BlastFromThePast on December 27, 2017, 08:03:58 PM
Hornets getting torched and ole Dwight is smiling away.

He's racking up the stats (11 rebounds in the 1st half) and collecting a big pay check.  What's not to be happy about?   ;)
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: gouki88 on December 27, 2017, 08:04:02 PM
Hornets getting torched and ole Dwight is smiling away.

Yeah it just makes me scratch my head.  Imagine if he had KG's mentality.  He'd be a true force on a winning team.  Instead he's just a clown.
He could've been anything with the right brain. Even while he was goofing around in his prime he was unstoppable on both ends. Such a waste
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Phantom255x on December 27, 2017, 08:04:04 PM
Hornets getting torched and ole Dwight is smiling away.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/Dw9Q4cgplcHXW/source.gif)
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: DefenseWinsChamps on December 27, 2017, 08:04:32 PM
Anyone else notice how we are using the same action around the foul line for Tatum as we used last year for Bradley?
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: CelticSooner on December 27, 2017, 08:05:28 PM
Hornets have karaoke night at the half I guess lol
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Ilikesports17 on December 27, 2017, 08:05:49 PM
Kemba single handily keeping them in it.
hes so underrated
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: chilidawg on December 27, 2017, 08:07:21 PM
This is the most energy we have played with in a month. It looks absolutely intentional too, not a product of hitting shots.

The emotion of this team changed recently.

The energy may be there, and the D has been good, but we're still getting torched on the boards and turning the ball over.  Great shooting keeping us ahead.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on December 27, 2017, 08:11:25 PM
Hornets getting torched and ole Dwight is smiling away.

Yeah it just makes me scratch my head.  Imagine if he had KG's mentality.  He'd be a true force on a winning team.  Instead he's just a clown.
He could've been anything with the right brain. Even while he was goofing around in his prime he was unstoppable on both ends. Such a waste

Yup.  I mean there's nothing wrong with trying to have fun on the court, but when it comes time to stop clowning around and play with a mean streak he's nowhere to be found.  If he's not involved in the game offensively, everything else drops off.  He stops setting good screens for his teammates and plays halfheartedly on defense.

He was a specimen in his younger years, but you could tell that he could never be the best player on a championship team when he played against the Lakers in the finals.  He spent half the game whining to the referees, and never adapted and took it on himself to play better.  Not surprisingly the Magic got smoked.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: BlastFromThePast on December 27, 2017, 08:16:47 PM
Anyone else notice how we are using the same action around the foul line for Tatum as we used last year for Bradley?

No, not until you mentioned it but I wish the C's would run the same play for Rozier....and he learns to make them.  That along with hard backdoor cuts along the baseline resulting in easy layup or dunks (rozier certainly has the hops) just like AB.   
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: jpotter33 on December 27, 2017, 08:18:46 PM
And allllllllllready the officiating standard changes lol
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: DefenseWinsChamps on December 27, 2017, 08:19:51 PM
Same guy, both questionable calls to start the quarter. Something to monitor.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: gouki88 on December 27, 2017, 08:21:17 PM
Ugh, here come the soft calls
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Neurotic Guy on December 27, 2017, 08:23:09 PM
Has Tatum touched the ball this quarter?
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: CelticSooner on December 27, 2017, 08:23:39 PM
Not playing with any kind of purpose from the end of the 3rd on.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: gouki88 on December 27, 2017, 08:24:25 PM
Bye bye double digit lead
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on December 27, 2017, 08:24:28 PM
Has Tatum touched the ball this quarter?

Not to my recollection. 

What did we do during halftime, have a vodka drinking contest?
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: jpotter33 on December 27, 2017, 08:24:35 PM
Of course. We can never just have an easy one, and we always got to let them right back in the game with dumb turnovers and poor possessions.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: mr. dee on December 27, 2017, 08:24:38 PM
I expected this to happen. lol
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: DefenseWinsChamps on December 27, 2017, 08:25:19 PM
Energy is not at the same level. Its not about them making shots and us missing them. Our energy is the catalyst, not the result.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: nickagneta on December 27, 2017, 08:25:50 PM
And we have seen this before. The depressing part is our bench played lights out in the 1st half which means they wiill probably suck this half. Starters gotta get this lead back up.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: jpotter33 on December 27, 2017, 08:28:05 PM
God, Al has to seriously clean up his passes. He's been terrible this year with dumb passes leading to turnovers.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on December 27, 2017, 08:28:45 PM
Yeah let's set Baynes up for 3.  That's great offense right there.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: CelticSooner on December 27, 2017, 08:28:57 PM
Body language is back to being bad.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: YoungOne87 on December 27, 2017, 08:29:12 PM
collapsing again...
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: gouki88 on December 27, 2017, 08:30:01 PM
Old reliable
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: jpotter33 on December 27, 2017, 08:31:33 PM
Lol I love Baynes. Good to see him hit some shots, too.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: CelticSooner on December 27, 2017, 08:31:58 PM
Baynes went straight up. Terrible call.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: gouki88 on December 27, 2017, 08:32:00 PM
Thank goodness they didn't call that Charlotte ball
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: gouki88 on December 27, 2017, 08:33:12 PM
Baynes legit gets fouls called just because he's strong. It's a joke
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: BlastFromThePast on December 27, 2017, 08:33:48 PM
Front row fans can't seem to hold their water.  lol
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: mr. dee on December 27, 2017, 08:33:50 PM
Admins should even let people drink beverage in the front row.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: CelticsElite on December 27, 2017, 08:35:09 PM
Do they not sell mops in North Carolina? They got a security guy cleaning a big spill with a hand towel
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: CelticSooner on December 27, 2017, 08:36:13 PM
This lineup is trash offensively.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: mr. dee on December 27, 2017, 08:37:13 PM
Settling for jumpers again...
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on December 27, 2017, 08:37:55 PM
Huge sequence by Rozier.  Man did we need that.  We've been complete ass this quarter.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Neurotic Guy on December 27, 2017, 08:38:09 PM
Big 3 by Terry.  Hack a Dwight.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: BlastFromThePast on December 27, 2017, 08:38:36 PM
Beautiful recognition by Smart for the Rozier 3!  That's the pace he likes.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: CelticsElite on December 27, 2017, 08:39:11 PM
If smart played with passes like that all the time, pay him whatever he wants
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: jpotter33 on December 27, 2017, 08:42:57 PM
Can we change this lineup please? We're two lucky Rozier shots from being down in this game.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: gouki88 on December 27, 2017, 08:44:07 PM
Yabusele's speed down the court is weirdly impressive
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: DefenseWinsChamps on December 27, 2017, 08:44:27 PM
Guys have their hands on Irving every time he touches the ball.

And that's the same guy with the questionable two calls at the beginning of the quarter.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: BlastFromThePast on December 27, 2017, 08:45:39 PM
Guys have their hands on Irving every time he touches the ball.

And that's the same guy with the questionable two calls at the beginning of the quarter.

And now at the end of the quarter.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on December 27, 2017, 08:46:24 PM
Baynes and Theis are getting shafted big time on these calls.  That's not a foul by Theis.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: nickagneta on December 27, 2017, 08:47:10 PM
Ugg. Another collapse versus a bad team.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: YoungOne87 on December 27, 2017, 08:47:16 PM
next quarter can only get better...
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: CelticSooner on December 27, 2017, 08:47:21 PM
So frustrating to watch this.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: jpotter33 on December 27, 2017, 08:47:31 PM
And we're back to the major disparity in fouls called after a pretty good first half. Of course.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Neurotic Guy on December 27, 2017, 08:48:06 PM
Embarrassing quarter for the C's.  Giving life to teams who should have none is becoming a trademark of this team again (like last year).  Disappointing.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: CelticD on December 27, 2017, 08:49:16 PM
2nd straight game where the celtics shoot better than their opponent, but can't end their opponent's possessions, resulting in more attempts/ more baskets...
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: nickagneta on December 27, 2017, 08:49:37 PM
And we're back to the major disparity in fouls called after a pretty good first half. Of course.
Celtics didn't go to the basket at all that quarter. Charlotte did. Granted, there was some pretty bad calls against the Cs, but they were't fouled much at all.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: chilidawg on December 27, 2017, 08:51:08 PM
And we're back to the major disparity in fouls called after a pretty good first half. Of course.
Celtics didn't go to the basket at all that quarter. Charlotte did. Granted, there was some pretty bad calls against the Cs, but they were't fouled much at all.

Exactly.  Jacking 3's won't get you to the line.  Charlotte's bad free throw shooting is keeping us in the game.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: gouki88 on December 27, 2017, 08:52:03 PM
That pass ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: jpotter33 on December 27, 2017, 08:53:02 PM
And we're back to the major disparity in fouls called after a pretty good first half. Of course.
Celtics didn't go to the basket at all that quarter. Charlotte did. Granted, there was some pretty bad calls against the Cs, but they were't fouled much at all.

Exactly.  Jacking 3's won't get you to the line.  Charlotte's bad free throw shooting is keeping us in the game.

I'm not concerned about the Celtics not getting fouls; I'm concerned about the numerous touch fouls that Charlotte gets. It's a completely different standard than what they let go in the first half.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: BlastFromThePast on December 27, 2017, 08:53:42 PM
There you go!  Push the ball!!!
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: CelticSooner on December 27, 2017, 08:54:04 PM
Larkin is growing on me. He gives this team much needed energy at times.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: gouki88 on December 27, 2017, 08:54:38 PM
God that's frustrating
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: mr. dee on December 27, 2017, 08:54:57 PM
Tatum needs to move off the ball.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: jpotter33 on December 27, 2017, 08:55:25 PM
LARKIN!!
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Neurotic Guy on December 27, 2017, 08:55:29 PM
Shane -- great play.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: mr. dee on December 27, 2017, 08:56:47 PM
That some hard screen Baynes have set.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Neurotic Guy on December 27, 2017, 08:57:03 PM
Can't extend the lead. 
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: jpotter33 on December 27, 2017, 08:57:22 PM
When are they going to widen these courts?
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Neurotic Guy on December 27, 2017, 08:57:33 PM
Wow.  Tatum!!
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: mr. dee on December 27, 2017, 08:57:47 PM
Tatum also commit those stepping violations.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: jpotter33 on December 27, 2017, 08:59:02 PM
Good timeout, Brad.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: gouki88 on December 27, 2017, 08:59:02 PM
Tatum is soooo long
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: mr. dee on December 27, 2017, 08:59:46 PM
Air Tatum
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: CelticsElite on December 27, 2017, 09:00:35 PM
That baseline move by Tatum... wow. Basketball is easy to this kid
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Neurotic Guy on December 27, 2017, 09:00:41 PM
Good TO -- feels out of control.   Defense couldn't set up after tipped ball in the backcourt by Tatum leading to a waltz to the hoop by Walker.  That could have turned the tide if C's had forced a bad shot there.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: CelticSooner on December 27, 2017, 09:01:06 PM
I will tell you how I'm feeling right now. I'm worried Kyrie is going to come back in and shoot them out of the game. Prove me wrong please.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: BlastFromThePast on December 27, 2017, 09:02:06 PM
Tatum also commit those stepping violations.

He's also been responsible for several breakdowns on D.  Could have been called for an offense foul when CBS called that timeout.  He looks winded out there.  Surprising for a kid his age.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Neurotic Guy on December 27, 2017, 09:02:51 PM
Can't shake 'em. 
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: BlastFromThePast on December 27, 2017, 09:03:07 PM
Fumble the ball right out of the TO. 
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Neurotic Guy on December 27, 2017, 09:03:14 PM
I will tell you how I'm feeling right now. I'm worried Kyrie is going to come back in and shoot them out of the game. Prove me wrong please.

Not so far.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: jpotter33 on December 27, 2017, 09:04:15 PM
Smaht to Tatum!
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: gouki88 on December 27, 2017, 09:04:26 PM
I will tell you how I'm feeling right now. I'm worried Kyrie is going to come back in and shoot them out of the game. Prove me wrong please.
*smug look intensifies*

That deep two was pretty nice huh
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: mr. dee on December 27, 2017, 09:05:01 PM
It's pretty obvious now that Smart is a better passer than Kyrie.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: BlastFromThePast on December 27, 2017, 09:05:03 PM
How great a pass was from Smart for the layup!
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Neurotic Guy on December 27, 2017, 09:05:25 PM
Al -- great drive.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: gouki88 on December 27, 2017, 09:05:34 PM
Where are those people that said Tatum wasn't athletic?
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: BlastFromThePast on December 27, 2017, 09:06:38 PM
Smart responsible for the AH layup.  Doing everything both ends of the court....and kept the ball alive going for the slam resulting in a new possession.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on December 27, 2017, 09:07:03 PM
Nice move by Tatum.  He's come through big for us in the 4th.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Neurotic Guy on December 27, 2017, 09:07:10 PM
Smart has done some great work in this quarter.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: nickagneta on December 27, 2017, 09:07:35 PM
Cs came tp play in the 4th.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Surferdad on December 27, 2017, 09:07:43 PM
Nice way to polish this one off, short-handed against their pretty full squad
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: mr. dee on December 27, 2017, 09:07:53 PM
Smart doing great opportunities for second chance plays.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Vox_Populi on December 27, 2017, 09:08:17 PM
Kyrie with much, much better decision making those last two possessions.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: jpotter33 on December 27, 2017, 09:08:56 PM
Where are those people that said Tatum wasn't athletic?

Yeah, he's no Brown, but he's defnitely more athletic than it was let on pre-draft.

I think he utilizes what athleticism he does have efficiently, too.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: CelticsElite on December 27, 2017, 09:09:03 PM
Tatum killing it


Meanwhile, fultz is somewhere eating a sandwich and watching tv

Thanks for the lotto pick 76ers
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: The_Truth on December 27, 2017, 09:09:39 PM
Anyone else feels like Tatum has been playing like an All-Star lately?
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: jpotter33 on December 27, 2017, 09:10:59 PM
That was an IT-esque move by Kyrie there. He loved those short jumpers off of the pull-up.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on December 27, 2017, 09:11:21 PM
Kyrie with the dagger.

Ugly 3rd but I couldn't be happier with the 4th.  We only gave up 15 points and the quarter is almost over.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: mr. dee on December 27, 2017, 09:11:32 PM
Anyone else feels like Tatum has been playing like an All-Star lately?

He'll get better and will play like one for years to come.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Neurotic Guy on December 27, 2017, 09:11:34 PM
Nice contributions tonight from Shane and Terry.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: CelticSooner on December 27, 2017, 09:11:49 PM
Played some good D to close this out. Very happy with the W today.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: gouki88 on December 27, 2017, 09:12:00 PM
Anyone else feels like Tatum has been playing like an All-Star lately?
Not quite, considering he's up against guys like LeBro, Giannis and DeRozan
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Neurotic Guy on December 27, 2017, 09:12:28 PM
Anyone else feels like Tatum has been playing like an All-Star lately?

He'll get better and will play like one for years to come.

Can't wait to see what he'll do next year, never mind 5 years from now. 
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: hwangjini_1 on December 27, 2017, 09:12:52 PM
3rd straight loss coming up...I really dont see us winning this one.
The way we have been playing and with the defense looking more and more atrocious each day...yup..this qill be a blow out for the Buzzzz.
Bite me.  ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: tstorey_97 on December 27, 2017, 09:13:47 PM
Hornets exterminated

fly home safely....bees
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: jambr380 on December 27, 2017, 09:15:15 PM
Looked pretty rough, but nice finish! Glad to get the win tonight because who knows about tomorrow. Great game guys!
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: BlastFromThePast on December 27, 2017, 09:15:18 PM
C's tightened up their D (even played a little zone on a couple of possession to shake things up--kudos to CBS) and their money players (KI, AH, Tatum and especially Smart) closed it out.  Good hard fought victory on the road.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: trickybilly on December 27, 2017, 09:15:42 PM
Classic Marcus Smart game.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: tstorey_97 on December 27, 2017, 09:16:00 PM
Since the bear started playing regularly the Celtics are .500.

I don't know what to say here.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: azzenfrost on December 27, 2017, 09:16:10 PM
Back in the win column. Nice.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: nickagneta on December 27, 2017, 09:16:38 PM
Good solid win. Just gotta show up for all 4 quarters. Showing up for 3 quarters tomorrow night against Houston won't work
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Surferdad on December 27, 2017, 09:19:51 PM
Nice contributions tonight from Shane and Terry.
Agreed. Especially nice to see Shane make critical contributions down the stretch. He is a perfect 5th guard.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: konkmv on December 27, 2017, 09:20:34 PM
This team is shorthanded and has played more games than anyone in the league ... playing against houston tommorow  which did not play today.. you can not cure and rest your players this way... the nba programm is a joke...
One note.. give the ball more to the youngsters Mr Stevens..  Tatum can play.. Brown can play..
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: SCeltic34 on December 27, 2017, 09:23:35 PM
Shout out to Rozier who had a terrific game and made what was probably the most crucial sequence in the game to get momentum back to the C's - a strip of Kemba on one end, and then a 3 on the other.

He's put together two good games in a row after having a horrendous overall month of December.  Keep it going Terry.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: mctyson on December 27, 2017, 09:38:32 PM
LOVED the way Tatum played in the 4th.  I hope he doesn't hit the wall this year.  What a player.
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: chilidawg on December 27, 2017, 10:23:08 PM
3rd straight loss coming up...I really dont see us winning this one.
The way we have been playing and with the defense looking more and more atrocious each day...yup..this qill be a blow out for the Buzzzz.
Bite me.  ;D

TP
Title: Re: Celtics (27-10) at Hornets (12-21) Game 38 12/27/17
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on December 29, 2017, 10:31:58 PM

one of the youngest rosters in the league

a team built for the future

that is ready to win now

C us rise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8)