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Title: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: FLCeltsFan on January 17, 2018, 10:12:53 PM
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Philadelphia 76ers (20-20)  at  Boston Celtics (34-11)
Regular Season Game #46, Home Game #25
Thursday, January 18, 2018
7:00 PM ET
TV:  TNT, NBCSB
Radio: 200.7 WZLX, 97.5 The Fanatic
TD Garden

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Probable Starters
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PG Kyrie Irving........... SG: Jaylen Brown
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C:  Aron Baynes
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SF:  Jayson Tatum  .............. PF: Al Horford

Celtics Reserves

Shane Larkin
Semi Ojeleye
Daniel Theis
Terry Rozier
Marcus Morris


Injuries

Gordon Hayward (ankle)  out
Marcus Smart  (illness)  questionable
Abdel Nader (illness) questionable
Guerschon Yabusele  (illness)  questionable
Kyrie Irving (shoulder)  questionable

Two Way Players
Kadeem Allen
Jabari Bird

Head Coach

Brad Stevens

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Probable Starters
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PG: Ben Simmons ................. SG: Jerryd Bayless
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C:  Joel Embiid
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SF:   Robert Covington  .............. PF: Dario Saric

Sixers Reserves
Justin Anderson
Trevor Booker
Timothe Luwawu Cabarrot
TJ McConnell
Amir Johnson

Injuries

JJ Redick (fibula)  out
Markelle Fultz  (shoulder)  out
Furkan Korkmaz (foot)  out
Richaun Holmes (gastroenteritis)  out
 
Two Way Players
James Michael McAdoo
James Young

Coach
Brett Brown

Game Notes
This is the 4th and final meeting between these two teams this season.  The Celtics got their first win of the season on October 20 against the Sixers, winning 102-92.  That began the Celtics 16 game win streak.  The Celtics also won 108-97 on November 30.  They played one week ago in London with the Celtics coming back from 22 points down to win 114-103.   These two teams also met twice in the preseason with the Celtics coming out on top in both games. 

The Celtics are coming off an overtime loss to the Pelicans after winning 7 straight and are 8-2 in their last 10 games.  They are 18-6 at home.  The Sixers are coming off a win over the Raptors (Thank you Philly), and are 6-4 in their last 10 games.  They are 10-10 on the road.  The Celtics are looking for a sweep of the season (and preseason) while the Sixers would love to get a win in the final game between them.

In the Sixers win over the Raptors, JJ Redick bumped knees with someone and has a bone edema and a cortical crack and will be out of this game.  I'm guessing that Jerryd Bayless will start in his place.  Markelle Fultz is still out and may be trying to fix his broken shot now that his shoulder is pretty much healed.  Back up center Richaun Holmes is out with gastroenteritis and Furkan Korkmaz is out with a foot injury.

The Celtics may be short handed as well with Abdel Nader was out for Tuesday's game with an illness (presumably the flu) and now Marcus Smart, and Guerschon Yabusele missed practice with an illness and all three are questionable for this game.  Word is that Tommy Heinsohn is also out with the flu.  Along with that trio,  Kyrie Irving reported shoulder soreness after Tuesday's loss to the Pelicans and is also listed as questionable for this game.  I'm guessing that, especially with Kyrie, they will be cautious if he still has any soreness at all. 

With Marcus Smart and Kyrie Irving both questionable, I'm not sure who will start.  I've included Kyrie as the starting point guard, but it's possible that Smart, or if he is out Rozier or Larkin may start at the point.  I'm going to say that Baynes will start at center since Brad went with him as starting center in last week's game in London. 

Key Matchups
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Kyrie Irving vs Ben Simmons
The 6'10"Simmons will have a distinct height advantage on any point guard the Celtics start.  Simmons is averaging 16.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 1.9 steals, and 1.0 blocks. He is shooting 51.3% from the field and has not shot a 3 pointer this season.  He is shooting just 55.6% from the free throw line and has been the subject of "hack a Ben" strategy from time to time this season.    He had 16 points, 2 rebounds, and 3 assists in last week's game in London.  He didn't get to the free throw line in that game. If neither Kyrie or Marcus can play,  either Rozier or Larkin may get the start at the point unless Brad goes completely out of the box to start someone else there. 

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Al Horford vs Joel Embiid
Joel Embiid will also have a height advantage on Al Horford and Horford will also have an experience advantage on Embiid.  Embiid is averaging 23.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.9 blocks per game.  He will definitely be a tough cover for any of the Celtics who try to stay with him and limit his effectiveness, however, the Celtics have done a good job in the 3 games so far and hopefully will continue that in this game. 

Honorable Mention
 Jason Tatum vs Dario Saric
Saric has played very well against the Celtics this season.  He finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds the last time these two teams met in Boston.  He is averaging 13.5 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 2.6 assists this season for the Sixers.  The Celtics' rookie needs to play defense on him to make him work for his points and he also has to play well on the offensive end to make him work on the other end as well.  With Redick out, Saric may take on a bigger role in the offense. 

Keys to the Game
Defense -  Defense wins games and the Celtics have been winning with their defense.  The Celtics have the best defense in the league with a defensive rating of 99.7.  The Sixers aren't exactly slouches on the defensive end with a defensive rating of 103.3, which is 6th in the league.    Defense wins games and the Celtics need every player to make defense a priority.  The Celtics gave up 118 points to the Pelicans and they can't afford to get lax on defense against the Sixers or they will end up with their second loss in a row.   

Be Aggressive
- The Celtics have to be the more aggressive team and go after all the loose balls, and aggressively go after rebounds, and be aggressive on defense. They also have to be aggressive in taking the ball into the paint.  The more aggressive team will usually get the benefit of the whistles.  The Celtics need to be the hardest working and toughest team on the court.  We know that the Sixers will be aggressive and play hard and the Celtics need to match their effort. 

No Hero Ball - The Celtics play best when they move the ball and find the open man.  When they dribble too much and when each player tries to do too much, the offense stalls and it throws off every other area of their game.  We saw this against the Pelicans.  Too much  hero ball and not enough team.  They need to get back to playing team ball.  The Celtics need to also be careful with their passes as the Sixers are 6th in the league with 8.5 steals per game and they average 16.5 point off turnovers per game.   If the Celtics get careless, the Sixers will make them pay. 

Rebound - The Celtics need to crash the boards as they can't score if they don't have the ball.  The Sixers are first in the league with 47.6 rebounds per game while the Celtics are 8th with 44.7 rebounds per game.  The Sixers are 7th with 13.8 second chance points and 8th with 47.1 points in the paint.  The Celtics have to work very hard to beat the Sixers to rebounds to avoid giving them extra points on second chance baskets. 

Play the Right Way - Against the Pelicans, the Celtics played way too much hero ball.  The ball didn't move like it usually does.  They didn't play team defense like they should.  They shot 50 (yes FIFTY) three pointers and made just 19 of them.  They were outscored in the paint 50-30.  The Celtics need to rely less on the outside shot and get to the paint more.  They need to move the ball and play as a team on both ends of the court. 

X-Factors
Depth - The Celtics depth will be tested in this one if all of the questionable players are unable to play.  The Sixers depth will also be tested somewhat with their starting shooting guard and backup center both expected to be out.  Whose reserves will give their team the boost that they will need. 

Home Game - Both teams played in London and both teams have played one game since returning so they are both even there.  The Celtics have the home court advantage and they need to feed off the energy from the crowd.  Young teams like the Sixers sometimes struggle on the road and hopefully that will be the case in this game. 
 
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: csfansince60s on January 17, 2018, 10:13:31 PM
TP FLCelts!!!

Some guys are gonna have to step up with some players down!

We beat'em in London, let's do it again.

Go Cs!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: FLCeltsFan on January 17, 2018, 10:13:54 PM
TP to  csfansince60s  for being the first to post in the game thread!!

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Celtics!!!!!
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: hodgy03038 on January 17, 2018, 10:17:24 PM
Go Celts. Need to bounce back.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Jon Niednagel on January 17, 2018, 10:58:52 PM
Go Cs!!!! And on the starting squad.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Monkhouse on January 17, 2018, 11:00:17 PM
Let's do it!!
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: trickybilly on January 17, 2018, 11:16:10 PM
I'm getting sick and tired of losing games.

Win this. Wanna see big games from Theis, Tatum, Jaylen.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mr. dee on January 17, 2018, 11:25:45 PM
I'm getting sick and tired of losing games.

Win this. Wanna see big games from Theis, Tatum, Jaylen.
??

Its not like we lose quite often this season.

But yeah, less L on the column would be nice.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: azzenfrost on January 18, 2018, 12:32:21 AM
Next man up. Bounce back!
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Surferdad on January 18, 2018, 08:32:41 AM
Numba nine, numba nine...turn me on, dead man.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Sketch5 on January 18, 2018, 08:45:14 AM
I'm getting sick and tired of losing games.

Win this. Wanna see big games from Theis, Tatum, Jaylen.
??

Its not like we lose quite often this season.

But yeah, less L on the column would be nice.

Exactly. We're 8-2 for the last 10 games. And just had a 6 or 7 game win streak beaten by AD who put up 40+ and Rondo who's becoming the Celtics killer. LOL

If we double our lose record we will still end up 60-22....I'll take that missing one of our main players for the season.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 05:10:25 PM
No Kyrie tonight

Marcus Smart is in
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: nickagneta on January 18, 2018, 05:15:30 PM
No JJ tonight which is good because he seems to always torch the Cs and because the Sixers don't have anyone else who can be a reliable threat from 3.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 05:17:52 PM
So no JJ, No Kyrie....those two could go do another podcast during the game.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 05:20:10 PM
Bummer about no Kyrie. Hope the shoulder thing isnt serious. He's been off this month.

We are due for a scary Terry night tonight.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 05:21:23 PM
Could be a battle of the young stars tonight....
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: FLCeltsFan on January 18, 2018, 05:21:24 PM
Smart is expected to play.  Yabusele out. 
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: RJ87 on January 18, 2018, 05:24:20 PM
Jayson Tatum needs to take at least 15 shots tonight.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 05:24:48 PM
At least the Raptors have a tough back to back coming up this weekend vs the Spurs and T Wolves

Cavs have Magic tonight and should throttle them. But they have the Thunder and Spurs on the docket after that.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: rocknrollforyoursoul on January 18, 2018, 05:26:25 PM
No Kyrie, so that means, what, Smart will start? And take 20 shots, making 5 of them? ;D

I'm just gonna go ahead and assume the L tonight—seems like the safest route emotionally.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 05:28:08 PM
No Kyrie, so that means, what, Smart will start? And take 20 shots, making 5 of them? ;D

I'm just gonna go ahead and assume the L tonight—seems like the safest route emotionally.

Yes Smart is starting. They need Al, Tatum and Brown to be scorers...Morris off the bench with Rozier
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: nickagneta on January 18, 2018, 05:40:23 PM
No Kyrie, so that means, what, Smart will start? And take 20 shots, making 5 of them? ;D

I'm just gonna go ahead and assume the L tonight—seems like the safest route emotionally.
Come on now....they will overcome. Remember the game in London? 39 point swing. I am expecting the young guys to pull this one out.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: blink on January 18, 2018, 05:44:57 PM
no Kyrie, next man up!  cmon marcus you can do it.  defensive pit bulls tonight MS and JB in the backcourt.  I have liked this combo when we saw it before.   Everyone needs to step up on off. going to be a good game.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: hpantazo on January 18, 2018, 05:57:53 PM
No Kyrie, so that means, what, Smart will start? And take 20 shots, making 5 of them? ;D

I'm just gonna go ahead and assume the L tonight—seems like the safest route emotionally.

Yes Smart is starting. They need Al, Tatum and Brown to be scorers...Morris off the bench with Rozier

Yeah, they need a very solid game from Rozier tonight.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 05:58:47 PM
Kyrie's MRI came back clean. Looks like he plays vs Orlando
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on January 18, 2018, 06:01:02 PM
Looking for 20+ from Tatum.  While it ain't happening, a cameo from Fultz would be entertaining.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: hpantazo on January 18, 2018, 06:09:27 PM
No Kyrie, so that means, what, Smart will start? And take 20 shots, making 5 of them? ;D

I'm just gonna go ahead and assume the L tonight—seems like the safest route emotionally.

Yes Smart is starting. They need Al, Tatum and Brown to be scorers...Morris off the bench with Rozier

Yeah, they need a very solid game from Rozier tonight.

Let's also keep in mind tonight that Smart is playing (starting) even though he is sick.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: rocknrollforyoursoul on January 18, 2018, 06:27:26 PM
No Kyrie, so that means, what, Smart will start? And take 20 shots, making 5 of them? ;D

I'm just gonna go ahead and assume the L tonight—seems like the safest route emotionally.
Come on now....they will overcome. Remember the game in London? 39 point swing. I am expecting the young guys to pull this one out.

I'm just bracing myself for a bad outcome so a loss won't be as disappointing ... and if they win, great!
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: nickagneta on January 18, 2018, 06:42:17 PM
No Kyrie, so that means, what, Smart will start? And take 20 shots, making 5 of them? ;D

I'm just gonna go ahead and assume the L tonight—seems like the safest route emotionally.
Come on now....they will overcome. Remember the game in London? 39 point swing. I am expecting the young guys to pull this one out.

I'm just bracing myself for a bad outcome so a loss won't be as disappointing ... and if they win, great!
Lol. Used to be the same way many years ago but if the 2004 Red Sox, Game 5 in 2008 against the Lakers, and generally the Pats have taught me anything, is a win is always within reach until the game is over. The Power of Positivity😄
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 18, 2018, 07:05:18 PM
TATUM!!  ANKLES!!
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 07:05:29 PM
Tatum!
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 18, 2018, 07:05:47 PM
The game started earlier than usual.  Usually nationally televised games start 7-9 minutes after the scheduled time.

Tatum might have one of the most effective inside-out dribbles I've seen.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 18, 2018, 07:10:02 PM
LOL Simmons wanted no part of defensive effort on Al's shot.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 07:10:15 PM
Starting with the non-sense calls already.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: blink on January 18, 2018, 07:12:25 PM
Theis is going to get some burn tonight.  Embiid a tough matchup for Baynes, well any of our bigs actually.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 18, 2018, 07:12:48 PM
That foul right there stinks. Should be a no call but the offense will usually get the call just by creating contact.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jambr380 on January 18, 2018, 07:13:38 PM
The game started earlier than usual.  Usually nationally televised games start 7-9 minutes after the scheduled time.

Tatum might have one of the most effective inside-out dribbles I've seen.

Yeah, I was fully expecting at least a 7:10 start (which is typical for non-national games these days, too). I am glad I tuned in 'on-time'.

Anyway, going to need a big night from the young guys without Kyrie. I sure hope they can step up!!
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 07:15:21 PM
Boston just trying to play street ball..and turning it over and over
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 07:15:37 PM
I love listening to Kevin McHale!
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: blink on January 18, 2018, 07:16:00 PM
terrible TO from Terry, but follows it up with a nice mid range shot
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 07:16:54 PM
Jaylen Brown...you have to be better
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Atzar on January 18, 2018, 07:17:33 PM
Jaylen pouts a little bit when he doesn't get calls.  I'd like to see him break that habit. 
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 18, 2018, 07:17:35 PM
There is ZERO reason to play close to Simmons on D.  He might be an even worse shooter than MKG.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 07:17:40 PM
Jaylen Brown...you have to be better

Jaylen needs to finish.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 18, 2018, 07:18:04 PM
I thought after the London game this team would be rejuvenated and ready to go on a nice little run. Two games in and haven't seen that.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: blink on January 18, 2018, 07:18:04 PM
we need JB to finish these inside shots.  i like the aggressiveness moves to the hoop though
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: nickagneta on January 18, 2018, 07:18:08 PM
Jaylen gotta make those layups!
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 18, 2018, 07:18:14 PM
0 shot attempts from Smart so far.  I like it
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 07:18:28 PM
Jaylen Brown...you have to be better

Jaylen needs to finish.

Yes. Too much skill to miss that many at the rim
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mr. dee on January 18, 2018, 07:18:29 PM
Jaylen Brown...you have to be better

Jaylen needs to finish.

More assignment for him in the off season.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 07:18:32 PM
Jaylen pouts a little bit when he doesn't get calls.  I'd like to see him break that habit.

It is frustrating but he needs to play through it....
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Atzar on January 18, 2018, 07:18:36 PM
There is ZERO reason to play close to Simmons on D.  He might be an even worse shooter than MKG.

Agree.  Any jumpshot he takes is a shot I can live with.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 07:18:56 PM
Jaylen Brown...you have to be better

Jaylen needs to finish.

More assignment for him in the off season.

Absolutely
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 18, 2018, 07:19:13 PM
Jaylen pouts a little bit when he doesn't get calls.  I'd like to see him break that habit.

At least he's not afraid to go to the line. That's a start lol
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jambr380 on January 18, 2018, 07:20:27 PM
Jaylen definitely got hit on that 2nd shot at the rim. The first would have been nice, but he made a great move to get to his left hand. If he can consistently make that shot, he will be impossible to guard.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Atzar on January 18, 2018, 07:20:42 PM
Jaylen Brown...you have to be better

Jaylen needs to finish.

I haven't looked at the stats, but I feel like he has improved a lot as a finisher this season after a rocky start where it seemed like he bricked a dunk every game.  So I'd expect him to make a healthy number of those looks. 
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 18, 2018, 07:21:31 PM
Get Morris out of the game.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 07:21:48 PM
Rozier with the air ball... ouch!
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 18, 2018, 07:22:18 PM
Booker is just one of those types of guys who kills the Celtics with effort.  Not very good but just in the right spot at the right time.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mr. dee on January 18, 2018, 07:22:38 PM
Get Morris out of the game.

Take him out and no one else can score in the current lineup.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Atzar on January 18, 2018, 07:23:05 PM
Does somebody feel like guarding Booker?  He's not doing anything special.  Just being active and cutting, and apparently our guys don't feel like trying right now. 
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 07:23:21 PM
Ugly. Just ugly basketball....boston looks lost on offense
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 18, 2018, 07:23:21 PM
Get Morris out of the game.

Take him out and no one else can score in the current lineup.

His laziness on defense bothers me regardless of what he does on offense.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mr. dee on January 18, 2018, 07:23:36 PM
Ouch. Theis pulled a Baynes on Morris. LOL
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jambr380 on January 18, 2018, 07:24:19 PM
At least we are leading the league in broken noses!  ;)
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: blink on January 18, 2018, 07:24:25 PM
Rozier with the air ball... ouch!

rozier having a rough game...i don't like these rotations,
i guess kyrie being out does that.  we seem out of sync
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 07:25:21 PM
Well Rozier is having a dreadful night so far.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 18, 2018, 07:25:24 PM
losing streak to 2
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mr. dee on January 18, 2018, 07:25:45 PM
Brown and Tatum having lack of touches kinda bothers me.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: blink on January 18, 2018, 07:26:36 PM
losing streak to 2

hey lets not get ahead of ourselves...lol
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mr. dee on January 18, 2018, 07:27:28 PM
Embiid with his constant flopping, lol.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 07:28:11 PM
Embiid with his constant flopping, lol.

He's jerking his head back on every play trying to get calls it's really sad....
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 18, 2018, 07:28:42 PM
Embiid with his constant flopping, lol.

I'd still say he's one of the few true tough guys in the NBA though LOL.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 07:29:28 PM
Boston has no idea what they are doing on offense tonight. Wrong guys getting the ball and turning it over.

And here comes the dreaded second quarter
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: blink on January 18, 2018, 07:29:34 PM
Embiid's size is hard to deal with...earlier Jaylen picked him up on a switch and Embiid threw him around like a rag doll.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Smitty77 on January 18, 2018, 07:29:35 PM
At least you guys and gals can WATCH the freaking game!!  TNT is blacking out the game here in NC!!  I called Spectrum Cable and they told me TNT is doing it and they are working on it.

I notice that the Sixers did NOT commit EVEN ONE freaking foul in the 1st quarter.  Almost UNHEARD of I would say!!!!!

Smitty77
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: azzenfrost on January 18, 2018, 07:29:57 PM
Let's go C's!
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 07:30:21 PM
Embiid with his constant flopping, lol.

I'd still say he's one of the few true tough guys in the NBA though LOL.

Where is this Embiid tough guy narrative coming from? I've seen it posted on here several times the last few days, and I'm simply not seeing it at all.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: blink on January 18, 2018, 07:30:38 PM
Boston has no idea what they are doing on offense tonight. Wrong guys getting the ball and turning it over.

And here comes the dreaded second quarter

I have to agree, we look completely out of sync on offense right now.  if we don't have kyrie we need to depend on executing better, move without the ball, set better screens.  none of that is happening right now
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 18, 2018, 07:31:53 PM
We're lucky to be down 2.  6 TO's and dysfunctional offensive setes when Rozier handles the ball.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 18, 2018, 07:32:32 PM
Wow you know things aren't going well when CBS calls a timeout coming out of tv timeout lol
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 18, 2018, 07:32:56 PM
At least you guys and gals can WATCH the freaking game!!  TNT is blacking out the game here in NC!!  I called Spectrum Cable and they told me TNT is doing it and they are working on it.

I notice that the Sixers did NOT commit EVEN ONE freaking foul in the 1st quarter.  Almost UNHEARD of I would say!!!!!

Smitty77

Thye did commit a few.  They just weren't CALLED for any LOL.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 07:34:07 PM
Boston has no idea what they are doing on offense tonight. Wrong guys getting the ball and turning it over.

And here comes the dreaded second quarter

Rozier has been really bad tonight.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: gouki88 on January 18, 2018, 07:34:45 PM
Embiid with his constant flopping, lol.

I'd still say he's one of the few true tough guys in the NBA though LOL.

Where is this Embiid tough guy narrative coming from? I've seen it posted on here several times the last few days, and I'm simply not seeing it at all.
Yeah, I don't get it at all. He doesn't seem tough in the slightest, just big. Baynes is much tougher than Embiid is
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 18, 2018, 07:35:00 PM
Embiid with his constant flopping, lol.

I'd still say he's one of the few true tough guys in the NBA though LOL.

Where is this Embiid tough guy narrative coming from? I've seen it posted on here several times the last few days, and I'm simply not seeing it at all.

Some guys you can just sense it.  Guys just don't step to him the same way they do to someone like Lebron or Westbrook.  Maybe because he's got that African tough guy thing going for him?  My best guess.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mr. dee on January 18, 2018, 07:36:56 PM
Tatum with the rejection!
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: esel1000 on January 18, 2018, 07:37:12 PM
What a block by Tatum
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Phantom255x on January 18, 2018, 07:38:27 PM
Looks like an ugly game so far.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 18, 2018, 07:38:31 PM
HOLY TRAVEL BATMAN!!
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 18, 2018, 07:38:35 PM
Morris wants no part of playing defense. Has no problem taking shots though.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 18, 2018, 07:38:38 PM
Embiid gets away with a travel while Theis gets whistled for traveling after pump faking and making a move.  OK then.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: azzenfrost on January 18, 2018, 07:38:47 PM
Wow just can't get the ball after their miss.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 07:38:48 PM
Embiid with the uncalled walk!
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: esel1000 on January 18, 2018, 07:39:14 PM
Can we get Tatum involved in the offense?
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: blink on January 18, 2018, 07:39:30 PM
so Embiid gets a free lane to the hoop?? cmon our def sucks right now.
you don't let their best player have a free lane to the bucket.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 07:39:40 PM
It's really too bad this team has been riddled with injuries this year.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mr. dee on January 18, 2018, 07:41:43 PM
Careless turnovers is killing this team so far.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Atzar on January 18, 2018, 07:41:45 PM
This game makes you appreciate having a point guard.  Even one whose passing isn't really a strong suit.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: blink on January 18, 2018, 07:42:37 PM
we are giving away this game with all the turnovers
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 07:42:38 PM
Nader comes in and immediately turns the ball over. Good grief.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 07:42:42 PM
Now we see for some of you guys why Tatum can't carry things yet.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 18, 2018, 07:42:47 PM
Welp.  That stupid pass should earn Nader a one way trip back to the bench.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mr. dee on January 18, 2018, 07:43:00 PM
Need to play better than this
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 18, 2018, 07:43:01 PM
Where's the puke emoticon?
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 07:43:23 PM
Nader in the game. Cs throwing in the white flag already?
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Smitty77 on January 18, 2018, 07:43:27 PM
We have ELEVEN turnovers already??  Maybe it is best that freaking TNT blacked this game out so I would NOT have to see this CRAPPER!!!

Smitty77
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Atzar on January 18, 2018, 07:43:34 PM
So you do have to actually shoot the ball to win a basketball game.  Might want to remind people of that.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: esel1000 on January 18, 2018, 07:43:37 PM
Lol this is so bad...
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 18, 2018, 07:43:47 PM
Call TO Brad.  Are you watching this?
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 07:44:17 PM
Kyrie may not get a ton of assists but he is running things and setting people up regardless, getting hockey assists.   He gets doubled a ton and he very willingly gives it up to counter it. He is missed majorly.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: blink on January 18, 2018, 07:44:25 PM
we are so out of sync and it is effecting everything right now.
take care of the ball, and execute

right then another TO, big Al with #13 on that bad pass.
sheesh
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 07:44:40 PM
Amazing how terrible we look.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: azzenfrost on January 18, 2018, 07:44:47 PM
How did they survive when Kyrie was out last time...
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 07:44:51 PM
Pretty sure they have had a turnover on their last 7 possessions
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: esel1000 on January 18, 2018, 07:45:01 PM
When people wonder why Irving is a legit MVP candidate... show them this game film
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Smitty77 on January 18, 2018, 07:45:03 PM
Now 13 turnovers, never mind, 14, with about half of the 2nd quarter left!!

Smitty77
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 07:45:15 PM
Brad, bring in the deep bench guys. This is the worst game I've seen the Celtics play this year. I guess Kyrie really is the MVP!
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: apc on January 18, 2018, 07:45:25 PM
Coming up sixers 20 point lead
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mrceltics2013 on January 18, 2018, 07:46:02 PM
I just red brads lips. He said I can't watch this bull**** and sat down 😂
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 07:46:29 PM
Of course Marcus. Why not?
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 07:46:36 PM
Smart with a crazy 3....
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mr. dee on January 18, 2018, 07:46:44 PM
Of course, Smart hit those. lol
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 07:46:44 PM
Someone cut!  What were they doing!?  Semi just and Nader just standing there.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 07:46:46 PM
When people wonder why Irving is a legit MVP candidate... show them this game film

Yeah, for real. We have simply no idea what to do offensively without Kyrie.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 18, 2018, 07:47:05 PM
Huh....maybe we DO need Marcus to shoot more this game? LOL
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: blink on January 18, 2018, 07:47:08 PM
holy crap marcus hahaha
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 18, 2018, 07:47:11 PM
Smart shoots better with the shot clock winding down.  That was great D by Philly and another subpar possession by us.  Lucked out with that one.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mrceltics2013 on January 18, 2018, 07:47:12 PM
By the way can we trade Marcus Morris? He obviously don't look like he  wants to be a part of a team environment.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: nickagneta on January 18, 2018, 07:47:49 PM
Is Brown hurt? I just don't see any other reason to keep him out so long or let Nader in the game.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 07:48:30 PM
They're playing tight defense and it looks like no one on the floor knows how to counter that.  Cut, run off screens, use back door.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 18, 2018, 07:49:14 PM
The funny thing is we're playing about as bad as we ever have and have no Kyrie.....and the 76ers still can't really do anything to pull away LOL.  Pretty much shows how overrated they are.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: blink on January 18, 2018, 07:50:50 PM
They're playing tight defense and it looks like no one on the floor knows how to counter that.

we have some serious group tentativeness right now.  we need to start playing smart and aggressive.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 18, 2018, 07:51:29 PM
Is Brown hurt? I just don't see any other reason to keep him out so long or let Nader in the game.

He played the entire first quarter and didn't play very well.  Not injured as far as I know, but getting a prolonged rest.  Brad probably micromanaging his minutes too.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 18, 2018, 07:51:31 PM
The funny thing is we're playing about as bad as we ever have and have no Kyrie.....and the 76ers still can't really do anything to pull away LOL.  Pretty much shows how overrated they are.

Yeah they have a long ways to go. Need to shooters on that team badly.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: gouki88 on January 18, 2018, 07:51:58 PM
Finally some good defense on Embiid
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 18, 2018, 07:52:07 PM
Way to make up for that bad shot with a great double team by Marcus.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 07:52:29 PM
Smart has been so great the last few games on defense.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 07:52:36 PM
Embiid has many pivot feet...
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: blink on January 18, 2018, 07:53:02 PM
Reggie making fun of Fultz's ear-rings is about the only good thing about this game so far
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 07:53:11 PM
They are finally calling the travels!
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 18, 2018, 07:54:03 PM
Wow C's are 25th in shooting? That's worse than I thought.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 07:54:54 PM
Cs have some serious offensive problems this year, with and without Irving
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: azzenfrost on January 18, 2018, 07:55:02 PM
Get it together C's. Brad is mad.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mr. dee on January 18, 2018, 07:55:04 PM
You can't really sleep with the passing with Rozier around
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 18, 2018, 07:55:08 PM
They are finally calling the travels!

Now if they do it on Lebron THAT would be amazing.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 07:55:49 PM
This team absolutely sucks in the second quarter
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on January 18, 2018, 07:56:50 PM
It's a struggle to get to the basket with Kyrie for this team. When he's out...
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mr. dee on January 18, 2018, 07:56:57 PM
Down 7 but it could be worse.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 07:57:00 PM
Brad needs to take these guys out to the wood shed at half time!
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 07:57:05 PM
Cs have some serious offensive problems this year, with and without Irving

Yeah, a lot of that is on Hayward being out, though. His shooting, scoring, and playmaking would do wonders for our offense.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: blink on January 18, 2018, 07:57:08 PM
C's were really lucky not to get the call on the dust up with Embiid....haha
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 07:57:15 PM
The sad part about this game for as bad as they have played: somehow only down 7.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: gouki88 on January 18, 2018, 07:58:07 PM
The sad part about this game for as bad as they have played: somehow only down 7.
Philadelphia aren't very good
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 07:58:11 PM
Cs have some serious offensive problems this year, with and without Irving

Yeah, a lot of that is on Hayward being out, though. His shooting, scoring, and playmaking would do wonders for our offense.
True. But they didn't have Hayward last year and they had like a top 10 offense.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: blink on January 18, 2018, 07:58:16 PM
we just scored 32 in a HALF and are only down 7.  This is isn't NBA level offense right now.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mctyson on January 18, 2018, 07:59:18 PM
The Celtics offense is really really bad, another game proving it.

Imagine if their D was just slight above average.  They might be a lottery team.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: RGow8 on January 18, 2018, 07:59:26 PM
Brown and Tatum should be getting up more shots with no Kyrie and that lineup out there to end the quarter.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: nickagneta on January 18, 2018, 07:59:57 PM
That was

U G L Y
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Phantom255x on January 18, 2018, 08:01:24 PM
If there's one thing amazing about this season, it's how even when we look so bad and really ugly, we can only be down by less than 10.

Even tonight, despite all that ugliness, somehow only down 7 and not 27 lol.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 08:01:53 PM
USE the DPE on someone who can make shots.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 08:03:12 PM
Boston going nowhere unless they add some sort of offensive help. It is terrible watching it
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: blink on January 18, 2018, 08:03:40 PM
I think we will play better in the 2nd half.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: azzenfrost on January 18, 2018, 08:04:02 PM
Better second half please. I'm sure CBS isn't holding back in the locker room.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on January 18, 2018, 08:05:41 PM
Could be much worse.  Hopefully Tatum and Brown make some shots in the 2nd half, and Rozier finds a way to tap into his frontal lobe.  I'm confident we will pull out the dub.   
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: nickagneta on January 18, 2018, 08:06:02 PM
When the Cs have these hortible halves, they have an explosive second half a lot of the time. Lets hope.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jambr380 on January 18, 2018, 08:06:48 PM
The Cs offense is so bad it is making my eyes bleed, but credit also goes to the Sixers. Not only are they being aggressive on our passers (leading to a record amount of TOs), they are making it so I have no confidence in any shot we take. Seriously, every shot looks like a bad one!

Hopefully Brad can get the team into the proper rotations coming out of half-time and calm the young guys down. This is just embarrassing!  :o
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 08:07:11 PM
No matter what they have to get the second quarter fixed. That quarter kills them game after game
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 08:08:07 PM
Keys to the 2nd half:

Score
Don't turn the ball over

Good talk.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on January 18, 2018, 08:11:16 PM
Could be much worse.  Hopefully Tatum and Brown make some shots in the 2nd half, and Rozier finds a way to tap into his frontal lobe.  I'm confident we will pull out the dub.   

Lol @ 'frontal lobe.'  TP, tar.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 08:12:33 PM
Could be much worse.  Hopefully Tatum and Brown make some shots in the 2nd half, and Rozier finds a way to tap into his frontal lobe.  I'm confident we will pull out the dub.   

Lol @ 'frontal lobe.'  TP, tar.

Did you just pull a Kevin Durant?
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 18, 2018, 08:14:47 PM
Could be much worse.  Hopefully Tatum and Brown make some shots in the 2nd half, and Rozier finds a way to tap into his frontal lobe.  I'm confident we will pull out the dub.   

Lol @ 'frontal lobe.'  TP, tar.

Have you seen the film "Split" by any chance tar? lol
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on January 18, 2018, 08:14:56 PM
Could be much worse.  Hopefully Tatum and Brown make some shots in the 2nd half, and Rozier finds a way to tap into his frontal lobe.  I'm confident we will pull out the dub.   

Lol @ 'frontal lobe.'  TP, tar.

Did you just pull a Kevin Durant?

I forgot he did that, TP. 
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 08:14:59 PM
Awesome start to this half...2 contested 3s
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 18, 2018, 08:15:07 PM
Al falls asleep on D and leaves Saric wide open.  Meanwhile Brown remains MIA. 

Just a pathetic showing all around.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 08:15:17 PM
Two garbage offensive possessions in a row to start the half. And Saric has been burning Al.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 08:16:17 PM
Still don't look like they know what to do with tight defense.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on January 18, 2018, 08:16:35 PM
Could be much worse.  Hopefully Tatum and Brown make some shots in the 2nd half, and Rozier finds a way to tap into his frontal lobe.  I'm confident we will pull out the dub.   

Lol @ 'frontal lobe.'  TP, tar.

Have you seen the film "Split" by any chance tar? lol

Lol.  No but it looks cool, I definitely will.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 18, 2018, 08:16:45 PM
A Baynes three huh?
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 18, 2018, 08:16:47 PM
Really Baynes?
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 18, 2018, 08:16:50 PM
Yeah let's set up Baynes for a 3.  That will end well.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 08:17:37 PM
Nothing going to the rim at all.  Bad.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: azzenfrost on January 18, 2018, 08:18:02 PM
They're just not there.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 18, 2018, 08:18:05 PM
How is that not a block by Covington?  He was still moving.   Reggie Miller is a giant idiot.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 08:18:14 PM
This is starting to get ugly
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 08:18:27 PM
"great d" as he is clearly fully moving over hahah come on guys.  Two HOFers can't see that?
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 08:18:30 PM
This game is making my teeth hurt...
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 08:18:43 PM
We're playing bad enough ourselves, refs, we don't need any more inconsistent crap from you making things worse.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 18, 2018, 08:18:54 PM
How is that not a block by Covington?  He was still moving.   Reggie Miller is a giant idiot.

You can move your feet and maintain legal guarding position. 
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mr. dee on January 18, 2018, 08:19:29 PM
3's are apparently not working but keep chucking them, smh.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: BringToughnessBack on January 18, 2018, 08:19:45 PM
UGLY..are we trying to break low score for year? wow...looks like I missed a doozy of a half
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: cltc5 on January 18, 2018, 08:19:50 PM
Turrible
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 18, 2018, 08:20:37 PM
How is that not a block by Covington?  He was still moving.   Reggie Miller is a giant idiot.

You can move your feet and maintain legal guarding position.

And Covington didn't do that.  It was a blocking foul.  Tatum didn't do enough to earn a charge, such as lowering his shoulder.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Atzar on January 18, 2018, 08:20:43 PM
Much better offense that time.  Driving, passing, making the defense scramble.  Good shot at the end.

More of that, please.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 08:20:59 PM
Celtics haven't even gone to the FT line and it's not the refs fault.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 08:21:11 PM
How is that not a block by Covington?  He was still moving.   Reggie Miller is a giant idiot.

You can move your feet and maintain legal guarding position.

Not that much.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 08:21:27 PM
Wow, that was a pretty explosive move by Smart. Where is that guy more often going to the rim??
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 08:22:41 PM
Embiid travels almost every single time he posts up, but he rarely ever gets called for it.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 08:22:47 PM
I am so glad  sold my tickets to this game.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 08:23:10 PM
Celtics haven't even gone to the FT line and it's not the refs fault.

Has an NBA team every gone 3 quarters without a free-throw?
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 18, 2018, 08:23:11 PM
How is that not a block by Covington?  He was still moving.   Reggie Miller is a giant idiot.

You can move your feet and maintain legal guarding position.

And Covington didn't do that.  It was a blocking foul.  Tatum didn't do enough to earn a charge, such as lowering his shoulder.

Yes he did.  If you slide your feet and keep your torso in front of the man without using your hands/arms to help it's 100% perfect defense.  Again, it's called "legal guarding position."
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 08:23:23 PM
I really hate watching the Celtics some nights. They can be so lazy on offense
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: 2short on January 18, 2018, 08:23:53 PM
Working late.  Just had dinner and in small section i have to say Embid is just amazing.  He will be the guy that alters the current small ball lineups.  The size of cousins but everything else that cousins is missing.  I know he's not a c but i hope he stays healthy, great to watch.

That said team needs to up their game, no Kyrie but no ball movement or driving that I've seen, standing jump shots suck
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 08:24:08 PM
So two straight losses to barely .500 teams at home. Nice job Boston. So glad the rest helped
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 08:24:59 PM
Down double digits again. What a joke.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 18, 2018, 08:25:51 PM
Even the 85-86 team put up a few stinkers.  It happens.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Chief on January 18, 2018, 08:25:52 PM
We need Rozier to go nuts. Maybe Larkin too.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 18, 2018, 08:26:51 PM
Now THAT was a block.  Amir's feet were in the circle.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 08:26:56 PM
This is just painful to watch
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 08:26:58 PM
The more I watch Jaylen Brown the more I dislike him.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 18, 2018, 08:27:16 PM
We need Rozier to go nuts. Maybe Larkin too.

 im already there
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Chief on January 18, 2018, 08:27:18 PM
Tatum needs to learn how to take over.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mr. dee on January 18, 2018, 08:27:24 PM
Sheesh, we're making an Old Amir look like a prime Mutombo out there.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 08:27:32 PM
Good freaking Lord these refs are terrible yet again. Amir's left foot was still in the restricted zone. 13-5 on fouls...
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 08:27:56 PM
Just no effort at all by this team. Getting punked by a court full of scrubs
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 18, 2018, 08:27:59 PM
How is that not a block by Covington?  He was still moving.   Reggie Miller is a giant idiot.

You can move your feet and maintain legal guarding position.

And Covington didn't do that.  It was a blocking foul.  Tatum didn't do enough to earn a charge, such as lowering his shoulder.

Yes he did.  If you slide your feet and keep your torso in front of the man without using your hands/arms to help it's 100% perfect defense.  Again, it's called "legal guarding position."

Guess we'll agree to disagree.  I'd wager in most instances that type of play would go down as a blocking foul.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 08:28:16 PM
Tatum needs to learn how to take over.

He's not ready yet.  People on this forum go on and on about how he's being held back, doesn't get enough chances to dribble.  He's just not there yet.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mr. dee on January 18, 2018, 08:28:34 PM
Good freaking Lord these refs are terrible yet again. Amir's left foot was still in the restricted zone. 13-5 on fouls...

We can only blame the refs so much. Jacking up 3s doesn't help you get to the line.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 08:28:37 PM
Just play the scrubs the entire 4th. This is awful.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 08:28:56 PM
Horford having his pants pulled down and he gets a call going against him...
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 08:28:56 PM
Put in the bench and sit everyone else. This game is over.

39 point with 4 minutes left in the 3rd. Offense is a real problem
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 18, 2018, 08:29:48 PM
Nobody is playing well.  Al not stepping up with Kyrie out, only 1 rebound and overall uncharacteristically poor defense.  Easy to see why we're getting stomped so far.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Chief on January 18, 2018, 08:29:56 PM
Tatum needs to learn how to take over.

He's not ready yet.  People on this forum go on and on about how he's being held back, doesn't get enough chances to dribble.  He's just not there yet.

I agree. But Stevens needs to work it into his game.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 18, 2018, 08:30:09 PM
How is that not a block by Covington?  He was still moving.   Reggie Miller is a giant idiot.

You can move your feet and maintain legal guarding position.

And Covington didn't do that.  It was a blocking foul.  Tatum didn't do enough to earn a charge, such as lowering his shoulder.

Yes he did.  If you slide your feet and keep your torso in front of the man without using your hands/arms to help it's 100% perfect defense.  Again, it's called "legal guarding position."

Guess we'll agree to disagree.  I'd wager in most instances that type of play would go down as a blocking foul.

No worries at all.  I'm just using the rulebook definition.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 08:30:32 PM
Do you think we went into tonight with the gameplan of Smart shooting 20 times?
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 08:30:49 PM
Again Smart with a nice scores and moves in the paint in recent games, even if he isn't lighting it up.  Showing more.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 18, 2018, 08:31:07 PM
Philly is good about blowing leads. Gotta make them think about it though. Need baskets.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 08:31:21 PM
Boston's offense is bad...with or without Kyrie. A move must be made to get more scoring.

Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mr. dee on January 18, 2018, 08:31:38 PM
A free throw, finally. See what happens when you drive?
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 08:31:44 PM
Good freaking Lord these refs are terrible yet again. Amir's left foot was still in the restricted zone. 13-5 on fouls...

We can only blame the refs so much. Jacking up 3s doesn't help you get to the line.

They're not the (sole) reason we're losing, but it's still annoying to see absolutely no consistency out of them. They're calling crap on one end that they're not calling on the other, as is the case with those crap charge fouls.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: blink on January 18, 2018, 08:32:15 PM
this is in no way over yet.

both teams are terrible
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 08:32:34 PM
Why can't this team play from ahead? Every game they are down double digits. I just don't get it at all

This Philly team is not good
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 08:32:44 PM
Larkin will light a fire.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: BringToughnessBack on January 18, 2018, 08:33:14 PM
If we play six tough minutes, we win😁
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 08:33:21 PM
If they get it to 10, Philly will hear the footsteps and choke.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 08:33:50 PM
Larkin will light a fire.

Larkin be sparkin'!
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Chief on January 18, 2018, 08:34:24 PM
If they get it to 10, Philly will hear the footsteps and choke.

Crowd will get going, Philly will start choking!
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 08:35:20 PM
If they get it to 10, Philly will hear the footsteps and choke.

Crowd will get going, Philly will start choking!

YES! Go Celtics!
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mr. dee on January 18, 2018, 08:36:05 PM
Why can't this team play from ahead? Every game they are down double digits. I just don't get it at all

This Philly team is not good

Maybe they are saving their energy for the second half.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 08:37:10 PM
Why can't this team play from ahead? Every game they are down double digits. I just don't get it at all

This Philly team is not good

Maybe they are saving their energy for the second half.


Of the Orlando game Sunday?
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 08:37:11 PM
Why can't this team play from ahead?

lol well they haven't had a lead for a while here have they??
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 08:37:29 PM
Why is he always short on FTs???
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 08:37:57 PM
I swear this team better beat the crap out of the Lakers Tuesday
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mr. dee on January 18, 2018, 08:39:16 PM
They let this chump Embiid clown them? This is embarrasing.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 08:39:25 PM
Just throw the white flag
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 08:39:30 PM
Embiid getting LeBron treatment isn't helping this mess.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 08:39:31 PM
McConnell is powning Rozier now  ::)
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 18, 2018, 08:39:43 PM
Not gonna happen.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on January 18, 2018, 08:39:58 PM
::Loud noises::
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 08:39:58 PM
McConnell is powning Rozier now  ::)

And yet again.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 08:40:16 PM
Rozier has been almost a non factor.  He is never reliable for more than 3-4 games at most in a row.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 08:41:18 PM
Embiid just knocked Jaylen to the ground with no call!
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Kevins Gamble on January 18, 2018, 08:41:26 PM
McConnell is powning Rozier now  ::)

I wouldn't mind having McConnell on our bench to be honest.
Not really sure how the same refs are calling these bumps on Embiid, but nothing when Jaylen gets plastered going to the rim.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 08:41:38 PM
God, Embiid is so annoying.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 18, 2018, 08:41:54 PM
I pretty much hate Philly sports.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 08:41:55 PM
Rozier has been almost a non factor.  He is never reliable for more than 3-4 games at most in a row.

Rozier's game is so ugly tonight he should be wearing a bag on his head.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: BringToughnessBack on January 18, 2018, 08:42:07 PM
someone check refs bak accounts after game. Embiid smacked brown to ground..
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 08:42:12 PM
McConnell is powning Rozier now  ::)

I wouldn't mind having McConnell on our bench to be honest.


He's a quality back up PG.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Smitty77 on January 18, 2018, 08:42:15 PM
Glad to know that according to MANY on this board that we do NOT need more front court help!!!!!

Amazing!!!

Smitty77
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mr. dee on January 18, 2018, 08:42:21 PM
McConnell is powning Rozier now  ::)

And yet again.

Rozier's D is as consistent as his streaky shooting.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 08:42:26 PM
My God, Rozier, are you going to do anything positive tonight, or is McConnell too much for you to handle??
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Chief on January 18, 2018, 08:42:30 PM
God, Embiid is so annoying.
Amen!
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: blink on January 18, 2018, 08:42:33 PM
Embiid is a great player, but a complete knucklehead
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 08:42:36 PM
McConell just DESTROYING Rozier right now.

I have never seen the Cs this bad.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 18, 2018, 08:42:39 PM
Rozier gives McConnell a wide open lane to the basket.  Not sure what to say about that.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: tenn_smoothie on January 18, 2018, 08:42:59 PM
Please tell me that Kyrie Irving is over on the bench area tonite. Please tell me he didn't stay home again because he is hurt. I don't see him over there ?
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: green_bballers13 on January 18, 2018, 08:43:04 PM
The more I watch Jaylen Brown the more I dislike him.

The more comments I read like this, the more I dislike this blog.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: blink on January 18, 2018, 08:43:12 PM
cmon Terry Rozier, you are supposed to be a decent defender and you are just getting run out of your own gym.  smh
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mr. dee on January 18, 2018, 08:43:14 PM
Rozier gives McConnell a wide open lane to the basket.  Not sure what to say about that.
Rozier have a low BBIQ. That's all.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: blink on January 18, 2018, 08:43:26 PM
The more I watch Jaylen Brown the more I dislike him.

The more comments I read like this, the more I dislike this blog.

+1
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mctyson on January 18, 2018, 08:43:30 PM
I am willing to write this game off as an off-night (no Kyrie, etc.)...

but man this is REALLY troubling.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 18, 2018, 08:43:59 PM
Please tell me that Kyrie Irving is over on the bench area tonite. Please tell me he didn't stay home again because he is hurt. I don't see him over there ?

So Kyrie gets blamed for games he's not even in now? lol
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 08:44:07 PM
Please tell me that Kyrie Irving is over on the bench area tonite. Please tell me he didn't stay home again because he is hurt. I don't see him over there ?

He's at the game.  Actual LOL at the fact that you are in a sudden panic over this.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Chief on January 18, 2018, 08:44:09 PM
Rozier gives McConnell a wide open lane to the basket.  Not sure what to say about that.
Rozier have a low BBIQ. That's all.

Him and Morris!
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on January 18, 2018, 08:44:32 PM
Please tell me that Kyrie Irving is over on the bench area tonite. Please tell me he didn't stay home again because he is hurt. I don't see him over there ?

I'm pretty much censored from mentioning him on the blog now, but if that's true... not cool.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on January 18, 2018, 08:44:54 PM
Philly are fun to watch when they have things going.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 18, 2018, 08:44:54 PM
I am willing to write this game off as an off-night (no Kyrie, etc.)...

but man this is REALLY troubling.

I don't like the way this team looks coming off an extended break. Way too cool for school.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 08:44:54 PM
The more I watch Jaylen Brown the more I dislike him.

The more comments I read like this, the more I dislike this blog.

Know which posters to gloss over lol.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 18, 2018, 08:45:24 PM
So much for that long stretch of rest too.  We looked better than this when we were short-handed and probably dead tired from playing so many games.

We looked subpar against New Orleans.  Tonight we look downright G-League worthy.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 18, 2018, 08:45:31 PM
McConnell is finally doing something in a game against us and Terry is having a rare awful game.  And people actually think this is the norm?  McConnell would AT BEST be our 5th guard.  He's basically Larkin getting more minutes.  Nothing more to see here.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 08:46:18 PM
Lol Brad has "Dad joke" written all over him - "We stink." lol
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Chief on January 18, 2018, 08:46:57 PM
CBS is honest.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 08:47:15 PM
Rozier gives McConnell a wide open lane to the basket.  Not sure what to say about that.
Rozier have a low BBIQ. That's all.

That's quite an understatement lol
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mr. dee on January 18, 2018, 08:47:18 PM
Philly are fun to watch when they have things going.
Embiid's showboating is kinda annoying, tbh.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 18, 2018, 08:47:21 PM
Only game of the 4 where Embiid actually impacted the game. He missed one of them.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 08:48:05 PM
Terry is having a rare awful game. 

Do not really agree with that.  Especially when you are counting on him to contribute.  He has a number of really poor offensive games.  This man isn't even shooting 40% from the floor and he can't pass or create.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mr. dee on January 18, 2018, 08:48:10 PM
Stops, anyone?
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Chief on January 18, 2018, 08:48:16 PM
Got to double him.


Or let Marcus guard him?
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 08:48:35 PM
Good Lord, apparently opposing bigs are not allowed to miss midrange jumpshots against us anymore. Between Davis and Embiid, they've probably put in 25 midrange jumpers in the last seven quarters.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 08:48:54 PM
What an embarrassing showing tonight. Shameful
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: azzenfrost on January 18, 2018, 08:49:53 PM
Yikes
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: BringToughnessBack on January 18, 2018, 08:49:55 PM
Embiid is pretty pretty good..[dang]..if he stays healthy he will be force for years and hopefully he leaves 76ers 😁 Go Lakers pick!

No comeback tonight...hear fat lady already
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mr. dee on January 18, 2018, 08:50:03 PM
This game is an example on how I won't miss Rozier if he leaves.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 08:50:04 PM
Wow. Can this game just finish. Just putrid.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 08:50:33 PM
Trade for a shooter and put Brown on the bench
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Chief on January 18, 2018, 08:50:42 PM
Rozier let McConnell get into a good groove.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Rosco917 on January 18, 2018, 08:50:56 PM
Please tell me that Kyrie Irving is over on the bench area tonite. Please tell me he didn't stay home again because he is hurt. I don't see him over there ?

I'm pretty much censored from mentioning him on the blog now, but if that's true... not cool.


there's a break  8)
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mctyson on January 18, 2018, 08:51:18 PM
18% from 3...they really cannot shoot.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 18, 2018, 08:51:35 PM
Oh well.  It was a great run while it lasted.  Let's blow it up and rebuild. 
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on January 18, 2018, 08:51:45 PM
Philly are fun to watch when they have things going.
Embiid's showboating is kinda annoying, tbh.
I guess. I just find it funny, I don't find it in too poor taste. At least he's clearly the best player on either team. It annoys me when guys like Stephenson do it.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 08:51:57 PM
McConnell is finally doing something in a game against us and Terry is having a rare awful game. And people actually think this is the norm?  McConnell would AT BEST be our 5th guard.  He's basically Larkin getting more minutes.  Nothing more to see here.

Rare? lol Terry has been terrible for the last several games after a high streak.

And I would probably take McConnell over Rozier as a backup guard. Rozier is a better scorer, but McConnell is probably better pretty much everywhere else, along with having a BBIQ that isn't fifth grade level, too.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 08:52:05 PM
I'm pretty sure even if we lose this game The Celtics will still have the 2nd best record in the league.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Smitty77 on January 18, 2018, 08:52:21 PM
McConnell is finally doing something in a game against us and Terry is having a rare awful game.  And people actually think this is the norm?  McConnell would AT BEST be our 5th guard.  He's basically Larkin getting more minutes.  Nothing more to see here.

What??

A rare awful game?

He shot 3-11 and 1-7 last game.  I call that AWFUL and that was JUST TWO DAYS ago!!

http://www.espn.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=400975396

Smitty77
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: BringToughnessBack on January 18, 2018, 08:53:07 PM
Morris a minus 19 and Brown -14, Smart is best at -4 🤢
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Atzar on January 18, 2018, 08:53:13 PM
That play before the break was indicative of guys that just aren't used to playing with each other.  Larkin drives and hits Rozier on the cut... but Marcus Morris was cutting into the same space at the same time, which prevented what would have been an easy layup. 

No shortcut for fixing that.  Just need more practices and more reps together.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 18, 2018, 08:53:40 PM
I'm pretty sure even if we lose this game The Celtics will still have the 2nd best record in the league.

Upcoming west coast trip not looking so hot right now though. Just don't like they way they look. As CBS says, they are playing with zero force.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: blink on January 18, 2018, 08:53:44 PM
I'm pretty sure even if we lose this game The Celtics will still have the 2nd best record in the league.

thank you!  this is just one game.  it really sucks, but put it in the rearview mirror and move on
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: RJ87 on January 18, 2018, 08:54:05 PM
This team lacked energy and focus tonight right from the tip off. Weak down the bench, the only exception is Shane Larkin.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 18, 2018, 08:54:28 PM
McConnell is finally doing something in a game against us and Terry is having a rare awful game.  And people actually think this is the norm?  McConnell would AT BEST be our 5th guard.  He's basically Larkin getting more minutes.  Nothing more to see here.

What??

A rare awful game?

He shot 3-11 and 1-7 last game.  I call that AWFUL and that was JUST TWO DAYS ago!!

http://www.espn.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=400975396

Smitty77

Yes.  It's still rare when it doesn't happen that often.  2-6 games out of the whole season qualifies as RARE. 
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 08:54:36 PM
Is there a reason why they all just stand there on offense? Do they not have any sort of plays to run? Their offense is so perplexing.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: BringToughnessBack on January 18, 2018, 08:55:11 PM
Dont laugh, but I dont want to face this team in first round without answer for a true center. They could give us fits like Bulls did last year.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 08:55:36 PM


Yes.  It's still rare when it doesn't happen that often.  2-6 games out of the whole season qualifies as RARE.

lol man you have some very generous views of Rozier as a player.  If you aren't bringing anything to the table off the dribble or passing as a guard, you better be scoring, not having games were you are awful and on the season shoot below 40% from the field.  He has more poor games than that.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 08:56:12 PM
This team lacked energy and focus tonight right from the tip off. Weak down the bench, the only exception is Shane Larkin.

Larkin is having a really good night.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 09:00:39 PM
God I love Smart lol

I actually think he's had a great overall night outside of the turnovers.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Eja117 on January 18, 2018, 09:00:50 PM
only 1 assist and 4 TOs from Smart were game losing plays, but he just made a game winning one on that smash mouth defense there
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: blink on January 18, 2018, 09:00:52 PM
Smart still giving it the effort on D
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Smitty77 on January 18, 2018, 09:01:15 PM
McConnell is finally doing something in a game against us and Terry is having a rare awful game.  And people actually think this is the norm?  McConnell would AT BEST be our 5th guard.  He's basically Larkin getting more minutes.  Nothing more to see here.

What??

A rare awful game?

He shot 3-11 and 1-7 last game.  I call that AWFUL and that was JUST TWO DAYS ago!!

http://www.espn.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=400975396

Smitty77

Yes.  It's still rare when it doesn't happen that often.  2-6 games out of the whole season qualifies as RARE.

He shot 3-7 the previous game and he shot 1-7 and 0-2 vs. the Nets in the one before that!

http://www.espn.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=400975325

That is three in a ROW!!

Smitty77
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 09:01:16 PM
Orlando has to be a win before heading west. Then beat the lakers
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 09:01:29 PM
God I love Smart lol

I actually think he's had a great overall night outside of the turnovers.

Not great but he did about as much as he needed to.  Others have added nothing.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: green_bballers13 on January 18, 2018, 09:02:43 PM
Please tell me that Kyrie Irving is over on the bench area tonite. Please tell me he didn't stay home again because he is hurt. I don't see him over there ?

I'm pretty much censored from mentioning him on the blog now, but if that's true... not cool.

there's a break  8)

I agree. I think we would be ok if you didn't mention Irving again.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Eja117 on January 18, 2018, 09:02:45 PM
Where was this urgency a long long long time ago?
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 09:03:28 PM
I do not understand why the ball is not going into the hands of people who can actually score. Why is Larkin getting so many shots? Like, what is Stevens doing? Or did he just give up on coaching this game?
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 09:03:39 PM
Where was this urgency a long long long time ago?

I think all of those comebacks have spoiled these Celtics and made them think they can "turn it on" and win games by just playing halves at a time.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: tenn_smoothie on January 18, 2018, 09:04:21 PM
Please tell me that Kyrie Irving is over on the bench area tonite. Please tell me he didn't stay home again because he is hurt. I don't see him over there ?

He's at the game.  Actual LOL at the fact that you are in a sudden panic over this.

I knew I would hear a few comments about this question, though lots of regular members here have their own little obsessions with this team (Roy & Terry Rozier)

Kyrie leaving early and then not attending the subsequent home game when he had the facial injury was not a good look for me. This is an important issue because this group thrived on chemistry last year and much of that chemistry was traded and Kyrie is not exactly famous for being a great teammate. He seems to have put some effort towards that this year, but I'm afraid his basic nature is that of a self-centered person and that ain't what the Celtics are about.

So, you say he is at the game......................exactly where is he, cause I don't see him over there in the bench area anywhere ??
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 09:04:39 PM
I do not understand why the ball is not going into the hands of people who can actually score.

Honestly: what are you talking about?  Who is not getting the ball that you think should?  Everyone is seeing it and not making aggressive moves, not getting open, not back cutting.  No one is being froze out.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 09:04:49 PM
Where was this urgency a long long long time ago?

I think all of those comebacks have spoiled these Celtics and made them think they can "turn it on" and win games by just playing halves at a time.

I think when your two best players aren't playing you will struggle.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on January 18, 2018, 09:04:49 PM
76ers see Larkin starting to heat up and call a timeout....chickens.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 18, 2018, 09:05:12 PM
Well look on the bright side.  Only 4 turnovers so far for the 2nd half.  At least we cleaned that up.
 Hurrah for empty victories.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 09:05:28 PM

So, you say he is at the game......................exactly where is he, cause I don't see him over there in the bench area anywhere ??

He was interviewed before the game.  He is there.

What did you think about KG never being on the bench?

Keep blaming him dude, LOL.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: MJohnnyboy on January 18, 2018, 09:05:39 PM
Okay what the hell is with the Celtics playing like **** around the same time Smart actually hits some shots?
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Kevins Gamble on January 18, 2018, 09:06:10 PM
Where was this urgency a long long long time ago?

I think all of those comebacks have spoiled these Celtics and made them think they can "turn it on" and win games by just playing halves at a time.

I think when your two best players aren't playing you will struggle.

Amen
We might want to dial down the angst a little bit.  We're having a bad game while missing our top two offensive options. 
It happens.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Billz401 on January 18, 2018, 09:06:20 PM
McConnell is powning Rozier now  ::)

And yet again.

Rozier's D is as consistent as his streaky shooting.
It's consistently bad that's for sure.. he plays zero on ball defense, it's actually kind of pathetic given his athleticism.. I'm just pretty much done with rozier at this point, same with baynes he doesn't provide anyrhing..
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: blink on January 18, 2018, 09:06:21 PM
We get it down to 14 there and the crowd was getting loud I thought we might have one last push but then we can't hit open shots.

Tatum and Brown both have been pretty bad tonight. That is the inexperience of youth.  They are going to have bad games as they are developing.  Needed them both to have good games tonight and it didn't happen.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on January 18, 2018, 09:06:22 PM
The Bear is Maine watching this opportunity to add 5 or 6 minutes to his resume slip away.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: green_bballers13 on January 18, 2018, 09:07:04 PM
Please tell me that Kyrie Irving is over on the bench area tonite. Please tell me he didn't stay home again because he is hurt. I don't see him over there ?

He's at the game.  Actual LOL at the fact that you are in a sudden panic over this.

I knew I would take a few smart alec comments from my question, though lots of regular members here have their own little obsessions with this team (Roy & Terry Rozier, Half the Board & Marcus Smart).

So........... Kyrie leaving early and then not attending the subsequent home game when he had the facial injury was not a good look for me. This is an important issue because this group thrived on chemistry last year and much of that chemistry was traded and Kyrie is not exactly famous for being a great teammate. He seems to have put some effort towards that this year, but I'm afraid his basic nature is that of a self-centered person and that ain't what the Celtics are about.

So, you say he is at the game......................exactly where is he, cause I don't see him over there in the bench area anywhere ??

He's in the bathroom. Third toilet on the left in the 300's. I think it's a big dump. I read on twitter that he had a feisty burrito before tonight's game.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 09:07:11 PM
same with baynes he doesn't provide anyrhing..

Clearly one of the best post defenders in the league doesn't provide anything?
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Eja117 on January 18, 2018, 09:07:13 PM
Where was this urgency a long long long time ago?

I think all of those comebacks have spoiled these Celtics and made them think they can "turn it on" and win games by just playing halves at a time.

I think when your two best players aren't playing you will struggle.
At home against the 76ers?
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 18, 2018, 09:07:59 PM
McConnell is powning Rozier now  ::)

And yet again.

Rozier's D is as consistent as his streaky shooting.
It's consistently bad that's for sure.. he plays zero on ball defense, it's actually kind of pathetic given his athleticism.. I'm just pretty much done with rozier at this point, same with baynes he doesn't provide anyrhing..

Wait what?  Baynes hasn't been good at all this game, but overall he's been great for us this year.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 09:08:03 PM
Please tell me that Kyrie Irving is over on the bench area tonite. Please tell me he didn't stay home again because he is hurt. I don't see him over there ?

He's at the game.  Actual LOL at the fact that you are in a sudden panic over this.

I knew I would take a few smart alec comments from my question, though lots of regular members here have their own little obsessions with this team (Roy & Terry Rozier, Half the Board & Marcus Smart).

So........... Kyrie leaving early and then not attending the subsequent home game when he had the facial injury was not a good look for me. This is an important issue because this group thrived on chemistry last year and much of that chemistry was traded and Kyrie is not exactly famous for being a great teammate. He seems to have put some effort towards that this year, but I'm afraid his basic nature is that of a self-centered person and that ain't what the Celtics are about.

So, you say he is at the game......................exactly where is he, cause I don't see him over there in the bench area anywhere ??

He's in the bathroom. Third toilet on the left in the 300's. I think it's a big dump. I read on twitter that he had a feisty burrito before tonight's game.

I'm watching the live feed of this now.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 18, 2018, 09:08:59 PM
THAT'S AN AND ONE BY RULE!!
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 09:09:32 PM
I do not understand why the ball is not going into the hands of people who can actually score.

Honestly: what are you talking about?  Who is not getting the ball that you think should?  Everyone is seeing it and not making aggressive moves, not getting open, not back cutting.  No one is being froze out.
Tatum/Morris etc. People who can actually create their own shot
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 09:09:48 PM
How is that not an and one?
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Atzar on January 18, 2018, 09:10:10 PM
Waited too long to start playing with some fire. 
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 09:10:18 PM
I do not understand why the ball is not going into the hands of people who can actually score.

Honestly: what are you talking about?  Who is not getting the ball that you think should?  Everyone is seeing it and not making aggressive moves, not getting open, not back cutting.  No one is being froze out.
Tatum/Morris etc. People who can actually create their own shot

Both have seen the ball and done little with it.  These guys are seeing the ball.

I am hopefully they can tweak things to get more back screens and stuff but these guys are in and getting the ball tonight and didn't get it done.

Tatum has fumbled or lost the ball a number of times here.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: RJ87 on January 18, 2018, 09:10:19 PM
Please tell me that Kyrie Irving is over on the bench area tonite. Please tell me he didn't stay home again because he is hurt. I don't see him over there ?

He's at the game.  Actual LOL at the fact that you are in a sudden panic over this.

I knew I would take a few smart alec comments from my question, though lots of regular members here have their own little obsessions with this team (Roy & Terry Rozier, Half the Board & Marcus Smart).

So........... Kyrie leaving early and then not attending the subsequent home game when he had the facial injury was not a good look for me. This is an important issue because this group thrived on chemistry last year and much of that chemistry was traded and Kyrie is not exactly famous for being a great teammate. He seems to have put some effort towards that this year, but I'm afraid his basic nature is that of a self-centered person and that ain't what the Celtics are about.

So, you say he is at the game......................exactly where is he, cause I don't see him over there in the bench area anywhere ??

Gee, how dare he stay home after he broke his face? I'm sure that bright arena lights and loud crowd would've been a lot of fun to sit through with your face throbbing. So selfish.

You're making a huge deal out of nothing. He could be watching from training room/locker room area as KG frequently did when he was here and missed games. I mean, Gordon has the boot off. Why aren't you freaking out about him not sitting on the bench?
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: bopna on January 18, 2018, 09:10:52 PM
I do not understand why the ball is not going into the hands of people who can actually score.

Honestly: what are you talking about?  Who is not getting the ball that you think should?  Everyone is seeing it and not making aggressive moves, not getting open, not back cutting.  No one is being froze out.
Tatum/Morris etc. People who can actually create their own shot

Tatum has been gun shy..they'd give him the ball...he passes back to Smarrt who in turn bricks it.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 09:11:36 PM
Please tell me that Kyrie Irving is over on the bench area tonite. Please tell me he didn't stay home again because he is hurt. I don't see him over there ?

He's at the game.  Actual LOL at the fact that you are in a sudden panic over this.

I knew I would take a few smart alec comments from my question, though lots of regular members here have their own little obsessions with this team (Roy & Terry Rozier, Half the Board & Marcus Smart).

So........... Kyrie leaving early and then not attending the subsequent home game when he had the facial injury was not a good look for me. This is an important issue because this group thrived on chemistry last year and much of that chemistry was traded and Kyrie is not exactly famous for being a great teammate. He seems to have put some effort towards that this year, but I'm afraid his basic nature is that of a self-centered person and that ain't what the Celtics are about.

So, you say he is at the game......................exactly where is he, cause I don't see him over there in the bench area anywhere ??

Gee, how dare he stay home after he broke his face? I'm sure that bright arena lights and loud crowd would've been a lot of fun to sit through with your face throbbing. So selfish.

You're making a huge deal out of nothing. He could be watching from training room/locker room area as KG frequently did when he was here and missed games. I mean, Gordon has the boot off. Why aren't you freaking out about him not sitting on the bench?

Jo Jo White is also not at the game.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: tenn_smoothie on January 18, 2018, 09:11:46 PM

So, you say he is at the game......................exactly where is he, cause I don't see him over there in the bench area anywhere ??

He was interviewed before the game.  He is there.

What did you think about KG never being on the bench?

Keep blaming him dude, LOL.

Anyone who refers to someone in conversation as "dude" automatically loses credibility with me.

As I remember, KG was on the bench the entire playoff when he was hurt in 2009 - he was on his feet and cheering at every opportunity. KG is the one responsible for changing the culture of that group when he got here in '07. I also remember KG flying cross-country in the middle of the off-season to be at Shaq's introductory press conference in 2011.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Eja117 on January 18, 2018, 09:11:51 PM
I'm gonna have to start trash talking Smart now so that they come back and he makes some signature last second plays.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 09:11:57 PM
I do not understand why the ball is not going into the hands of people who can actually score.

Honestly: what are you talking about?  Who is not getting the ball that you think should?  Everyone is seeing it and not making aggressive moves, not getting open, not back cutting.  No one is being froze out.
Tatum/Morris etc. People who can actually create their own shot

Tatum has been gun shy..they'd give him the ball...he passes back to Smarrt who in turn bricks it.
This is where the coach should say something except it looks like brad has been sleeping this game.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 18, 2018, 09:12:19 PM
Please tell me that Kyrie Irving is over on the bench area tonite. Please tell me he didn't stay home again because he is hurt. I don't see him over there ?

He's at the game.  Actual LOL at the fact that you are in a sudden panic over this.

I knew I would take a few smart alec comments from my question, though lots of regular members here have their own little obsessions with this team (Roy & Terry Rozier, Half the Board & Marcus Smart).

So........... Kyrie leaving early and then not attending the subsequent home game when he had the facial injury was not a good look for me. This is an important issue because this group thrived on chemistry last year and much of that chemistry was traded and Kyrie is not exactly famous for being a great teammate. He seems to have put some effort towards that this year, but I'm afraid his basic nature is that of a self-centered person and that ain't what the Celtics are about.

So, you say he is at the game......................exactly where is he, cause I don't see him over there in the bench area anywhere ??

Gee, how dare he stay home after he broke his face? I'm sure that bright arena lights and loud crowd would've been a lot of fun to sit through with your face throbbing. So selfish.

You're making a huge deal out of nothing. He could be watching from training room/locker room area as KG frequently did when he was here and missed games. I mean, Gordon has the boot off. Why aren't you freaking out about him not sitting on the bench?

Jo Jo White is also not at the game.

BRUH!!  WAY too soon.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Atzar on January 18, 2018, 09:12:24 PM
I do not understand why the ball is not going into the hands of people who can actually score.

Honestly: what are you talking about?  Who is not getting the ball that you think should?  Everyone is seeing it and not making aggressive moves, not getting open, not back cutting.  No one is being froze out.
Tatum/Morris etc. People who can actually create their own shot

Tatum has been gun shy..they'd give him the ball...he passes back to Smarrt who in turn bricks it.

To be fair, Smart is 6-11 tonight.  Not as bricky as usual. 
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Eja117 on January 18, 2018, 09:12:31 PM
Let's see the great Smart bail us out of this one.  Put in Rozier. He can clang em for less money
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: RJ87 on January 18, 2018, 09:12:52 PM
I do not understand why the ball is not going into the hands of people who can actually score.

Honestly: what are you talking about?  Who is not getting the ball that you think should?  Everyone is seeing it and not making aggressive moves, not getting open, not back cutting.  No one is being froze out.
Tatum/Morris etc. People who can actually create their own shot

Tatum has been gun shy..they'd give him the ball...he passes back to Smarrt who in turn bricks it.

That's the one thing I get concerned about with him - he can be super passive at times. He's too talented to not be a factor as has been the case tonight.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 09:12:54 PM


Anyone who refers to someone in conversation as "dude" automatically loses credibility with me.

As I remember, KG was on the bench the entire playoff when he was hurt in 2009 - he was on his feet and cheering at every opportunity. KG is the one responsible for changing the culture of that group when he got here in '07. I also remember KG flying cross-country in the middle of the off-season to be at Shaq's introductory press conference in 2011.

He wasn't on the bench the entire regular season after he was hurt.  Maybe you weren't watching back then.  We are watching a regular season game right now .

Wow dude losing credibility with you is a shame.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 09:13:10 PM
Please tell me that Kyrie Irving is over on the bench area tonite. Please tell me he didn't stay home again because he is hurt. I don't see him over there ?

He's at the game.  Actual LOL at the fact that you are in a sudden panic over this.

I knew I would take a few smart alec comments from my question, though lots of regular members here have their own little obsessions with this team (Roy & Terry Rozier, Half the Board & Marcus Smart).

So........... Kyrie leaving early and then not attending the subsequent home game when he had the facial injury was not a good look for me. This is an important issue because this group thrived on chemistry last year and much of that chemistry was traded and Kyrie is not exactly famous for being a great teammate. He seems to have put some effort towards that this year, but I'm afraid his basic nature is that of a self-centered person and that ain't what the Celtics are about.

So, you say he is at the game......................exactly where is he, cause I don't see him over there in the bench area anywhere ??

Gee, how dare he stay home after he broke his face? I'm sure that bright arena lights and loud crowd would've been a lot of fun to sit through with your face throbbing. So selfish.

You're making a huge deal out of nothing. He could be watching from training room/locker room area as KG frequently did when he was here and missed games. I mean, Gordon has the boot off. Why aren't you freaking out about him not sitting on the bench?

Jo Jo White is also not at the game.

BRUH!!  WAY too soon.

My bad!
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on January 18, 2018, 09:13:11 PM
The threes must splash or....wait, Magic are only down 5
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 09:13:13 PM
Where was this urgency a long long long time ago?

I think all of those comebacks have spoiled these Celtics and made them think they can "turn it on" and win games by just playing halves at a time.

I think when your two best players aren't playing you will struggle.

Amen
We might want to dial down the angst a little bit.  We're having a bad game while missing our top two offensive options. 
It happens.

Eh, this has been the case most of the year even with Kyrie playing.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: green_bballers13 on January 18, 2018, 09:13:17 PM
Please tell me that Kyrie Irving is over on the bench area tonite. Please tell me he didn't stay home again because he is hurt. I don't see him over there ?

He's at the game.  Actual LOL at the fact that you are in a sudden panic over this.

I knew I would take a few smart alec comments from my question, though lots of regular members here have their own little obsessions with this team (Roy & Terry Rozier, Half the Board & Marcus Smart).

So........... Kyrie leaving early and then not attending the subsequent home game when he had the facial injury was not a good look for me. This is an important issue because this group thrived on chemistry last year and much of that chemistry was traded and Kyrie is not exactly famous for being a great teammate. He seems to have put some effort towards that this year, but I'm afraid his basic nature is that of a self-centered person and that ain't what the Celtics are about.

So, you say he is at the game......................exactly where is he, cause I don't see him over there in the bench area anywhere ??

Gee, how dare he stay home after he broke his face? I'm sure that bright arena lights and loud crowd would've been a lot of fun to sit through with your face throbbing. So selfish.

You're making a huge deal out of nothing. He could be watching from training room/locker room area as KG frequently did when he was here and missed games. I mean, Gordon has the boot off. Why aren't you freaking out about him not sitting on the bench?

Jo Jo White is also not at the game.

BRUH!!  WAY too soon.

haha but still kinda funny.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: tenn_smoothie on January 18, 2018, 09:13:20 PM
Please tell me that Kyrie Irving is over on the bench area tonite. Please tell me he didn't stay home again because he is hurt. I don't see him over there ?

He's at the game.  Actual LOL at the fact that you are in a sudden panic over this.

I knew I would take a few smart alec comments from my question, though lots of regular members here have their own little obsessions with this team (Roy & Terry Rozier, Half the Board & Marcus Smart).

So........... Kyrie leaving early and then not attending the subsequent home game when he had the facial injury was not a good look for me. This is an important issue because this group thrived on chemistry last year and much of that chemistry was traded and Kyrie is not exactly famous for being a great teammate. He seems to have put some effort towards that this year, but I'm afraid his basic nature is that of a self-centered person and that ain't what the Celtics are about.

So, you say he is at the game......................exactly where is he, cause I don't see him over there in the bench area anywhere ??

Gee, how dare he stay home after he broke his face? I'm sure that bright arena lights and loud crowd would've been a lot of fun to sit through with your face throbbing. So selfish.

You're making a huge deal out of nothing. He could be watching from training room/locker room area as KG frequently did when he was here and missed games. I mean, Gordon has the boot off. Why aren't you freaking out about him not sitting on the bench?

Jo Jo White is also not at the game.

What kind of a sick comment is that ?
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Chief on January 18, 2018, 09:13:20 PM
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Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Eja117 on January 18, 2018, 09:13:28 PM
There goes Smart with the fake tough guy tough on Simmons.  He's such a phony. This game is all about Tatum
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 09:13:42 PM
OMG
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 09:13:49 PM
Lol oh my goodness, if we come back and win this one...
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: green_bballers13 on January 18, 2018, 09:14:18 PM

So, you say he is at the game......................exactly where is he, cause I don't see him over there in the bench area anywhere ??

He was interviewed before the game.  He is there.

What did you think about KG never being on the bench?

Keep blaming him dude, LOL.

Anyone who refers to someone in conversation as "dude" automatically loses credibility with me.

As I remember, KG was on the bench the entire playoff when he was hurt in 2009 - he was on his feet and cheering at every opportunity. KG is the one responsible for changing the culture of that group when he got here in '07. I also remember KG flying cross-country in the middle of the off-season to be at Shaq's introductory press conference in 2011.

Again, why aren't you concerned about Hayward not being there?
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on January 18, 2018, 09:14:25 PM
There goes Smart with the fake tough guy tough on Simmons.  He's such a phony. This game is all about Tatum

Simmons has been getting into a lot of jawing matches and squabbles lately.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: nickagneta on January 18, 2018, 09:14:33 PM
Is it just me or can Smart not run a ball movement offense? He reminds me a lot of Rondo with lots of dribbling and telling teammates where to go before having to penetrate or take a last second shot.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: bopna on January 18, 2018, 09:14:38 PM
And another L coming...

surely people cant blame this on freakin Kyrie Irving now right?

because from my stand point, all these players did was shoot bricks.

THROW this [dang]ed game immediately cause this has no highlights whatso ever.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Eja117 on January 18, 2018, 09:14:44 PM
76ers fudging up shouldn't be confused with Smart's defense
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 09:14:50 PM
Please tell me that Kyrie Irving is over on the bench area tonite. Please tell me he didn't stay home again because he is hurt. I don't see him over there ?

He's at the game.  Actual LOL at the fact that you are in a sudden panic over this.

I knew I would take a few smart alec comments from my question, though lots of regular members here have their own little obsessions with this team (Roy & Terry Rozier, Half the Board & Marcus Smart).

So........... Kyrie leaving early and then not attending the subsequent home game when he had the facial injury was not a good look for me. This is an important issue because this group thrived on chemistry last year and much of that chemistry was traded and Kyrie is not exactly famous for being a great teammate. He seems to have put some effort towards that this year, but I'm afraid his basic nature is that of a self-centered person and that ain't what the Celtics are about.

So, you say he is at the game......................exactly where is he, cause I don't see him over there in the bench area anywhere ??

Gee, how dare he stay home after he broke his face? I'm sure that bright arena lights and loud crowd would've been a lot of fun to sit through with your face throbbing. So selfish.

You're making a huge deal out of nothing. He could be watching from training room/locker room area as KG frequently did when he was here and missed games. I mean, Gordon has the boot off. Why aren't you freaking out about him not sitting on the bench?

Jo Jo White is also not at the game.

What kind of a sick comment is that ?

Sorry...
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: RJ87 on January 18, 2018, 09:15:14 PM


Anyone who refers to someone in conversation as "dude" automatically loses credibility with me.

As I remember, KG was on the bench the entire playoff when he was hurt in 2009 - he was on his feet and cheering at every opportunity. KG is the one responsible for changing the culture of that group when he got here in '07. I also remember KG flying cross-country in the middle of the off-season to be at Shaq's introductory press conference in 2011.

He wasn't on the bench the entire regular season after he was hurt.  Maybe you weren't watching back then.  We are watching a regular season game right now .

Wow dude losing credibility with you is a shame.

Selective memory at its peak
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Rosco917 on January 18, 2018, 09:15:25 PM
I hate thinking this is the Celtic team minus Kyrie and Hayward. Because they simply aren't functioning at all.
I understand Hayward isn't coming back anytime soon, but this team needs another veteran scorer.

 
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 18, 2018, 09:15:36 PM
Argh.  So many good looks from 3.  Chances blown
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on January 18, 2018, 09:15:56 PM
100-99

cavs mgic
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 09:16:09 PM
A little too late for them to play with any sort of effort.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 09:16:35 PM
They just had their chance.  I mean...besides blowing it all game before.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: CelticsElite on January 18, 2018, 09:16:40 PM
Hustle play gone wrong
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 09:17:19 PM
A little too late for them to play with any sort of effort.

Yep.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 09:17:26 PM
Celtics are still fighting...
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: CelticsElite on January 18, 2018, 09:17:34 PM
The good thing is we know that Tatum has that clutch pierce gene
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Eja117 on January 18, 2018, 09:17:46 PM
Celtics are still fighting...
Too little. Too late
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Atzar on January 18, 2018, 09:18:02 PM
While I applaud this effort, you can't sleepwalk through 45 minutes and expect to beat an NBA team in the last 3.  It doesn't work like that.

It's crazy that we were a few bricked threes from being in a very interesting game right now, but realistically we don't deserve to be this close.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 09:18:04 PM
Celtics are still fighting...
Too little. Too late

Yup.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 09:18:10 PM
Horford just standing around letting that pass go right to Simmons. Pretty dumb to not go ahead and foul him once he had it.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 09:18:12 PM
Could have had that steal and fouled Simmons. Ugh.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 09:18:37 PM
A rough one....
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 09:19:10 PM
In part just shows you how awful the 76ers are down the stretch.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: liam on January 18, 2018, 09:19:22 PM
I guess you can't win them all...
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 18, 2018, 09:19:27 PM
Horford just standing around letting that pass go right to Simmons. Pretty dumb to not go ahead and foul him once he had it.

Lots of uncharacteristic mistakes from Horford tonight.  I'm not concerned about it because he's a solid vet, but we really needed more from him especially with Kyrie out.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 09:19:37 PM
The last 2 games have been 2 of the worst losses of the season. Not so much the losing part but the effort. They look listless.

Better hope Kyrie is not out for several games.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on January 18, 2018, 09:19:55 PM
We have no Kyrie, no GH, we play our worst game of the year, and Philly STILL can only scrape by us.  They are ZERO threat to us in the short, mid, or long term. 
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: MJohnnyboy on January 18, 2018, 09:19:56 PM
Goes to show that you can't play with your head up your ass for 42 minutes and expect to turn it on in the closing minutes.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 18, 2018, 09:20:02 PM
I guess you can't win them all...

Yup.  On to the next.  Although if we lose to Orlando then we have some real reason for concern.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Billz401 on January 18, 2018, 09:20:08 PM
same with baynes he doesn't provide anyrhing..

Clearly one of the best post defenders in the league doesn't provide anything?
He's clearly getting abused in the post by embiid all night..
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 09:21:35 PM
Just ticks me off that we have seemingly not put together a full game with this type of effort this season. There's a clear correlation between our defensive energy and how well we play. When we don't play with energy defensively we just aren't the same team.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 09:22:01 PM
Horford just standing around letting that pass go right to Simmons. Pretty dumb to not go ahead and foul him once he had it.

Lots of uncharacteristic mistakes from Horford tonight.  I'm not concerned about it because he's a solid vet, but we really needed more from him especially with Kyrie out.

He was great on defense a lot of the game I thought but he had occasional lapses which were unusual.

same with baynes he doesn't provide anyrhing..

Clearly one of the best post defenders in the league doesn't provide anything?
He's clearly getting abused in the post by embiid all night..

All night in 15 minutes of action?  He's one of the very best post defenders in the NBA this year.  Embiid is legitimately unstoppable by a singleteam when he gets going.  Regardless he went off when Baynes wasn't in and Baynes has again played 15 minutes to Embiid's 35.  Not sure I am blaming a guy who played less than half his minutes.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 09:22:19 PM
same with baynes he doesn't provide anyrhing..

Clearly one of the best post defenders in the league doesn't provide anything?
He's clearly getting abused in the post by embiid all night..
I would say that 95% of bigs get abused by Embiid.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on January 18, 2018, 09:22:30 PM
The last 2 games have been 2 of the worst losses of the season. Not so much the losing part but the effort. They look listless.

Better hope Kyrie is not out for several games.

I'd say the blowout loss against Chicago was the worst.  Otherwise I agree - these past two games have been horrible to watch.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Rosco917 on January 18, 2018, 09:24:11 PM
Celtics could be playing a sophisticated game of possum trying to rope-a-dope. Only behind by 11.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 09:26:00 PM
The last 2 games have been 2 of the worst losses of the season. Not so much the losing part but the effort. They look listless.

Better hope Kyrie is not out for several games.

I'd say the blowout loss against Chicago was the worst.  Otherwise I agree - these past two games have been horrible to watch.
Chicago was bad. But sometimes you have clunkers. Just disappointing is all, especially after the poor game vs NOP.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: rocknrollforyoursoul on January 18, 2018, 09:26:04 PM
It's a good thing they got all that rest last week ... Wait. ???
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 09:27:30 PM
Terrible. Yes, we were missing Kyrie, but the effort and smart play were just not there all night long. We have to be better than that. Brad has to figure out how to get this team to play more consistent for 48 minutes.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: PAOBoston on January 18, 2018, 09:27:32 PM
Aaand Cleveland just won. Night just gets worse.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: jpotter33 on January 18, 2018, 09:27:59 PM
Okay, I find Embiid annoying, but that denial of Rihanna now that he's an All-Star was epic lol
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Csfan1984 on January 18, 2018, 09:28:19 PM
Rough one. No urgency till the 4th. Yuck
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: mr. dee on January 18, 2018, 09:30:03 PM
Rough one. No urgency till the 4th. Yuck

Their reputation and record got into their heads.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on January 18, 2018, 09:30:17 PM
I guess you can't win them all...

Yup.  On to the next.  Although if we lose to Orlando then we have some real reason for concern.
I agree. Stevens has to get these guys out to better starts and figure out that 2nd quarter.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: CelticSooner on January 18, 2018, 09:31:53 PM
48 minutes is just not in this teams dna it appears.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Smitty77 on January 18, 2018, 09:34:24 PM
same with baynes he doesn't provide anyrhing..

Clearly one of the best post defenders in the league doesn't provide anything?
He's clearly getting abused in the post by embiid all night..

Glad that MANY on this board think that we do NOT need a big!!:-))))))))))

Smitty77
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on January 18, 2018, 09:37:24 PM
Looking for 20+ from Tatum.  While it ain't happening, a cameo from Fultz would be entertaining.

Well done once again, loser.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Eja117 on January 18, 2018, 09:38:26 PM
Okay, I find Embiid annoying, but that denial of Rihanna now that he's an All-Star was epic lol
I agree. It's nice to know he has standards
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Billz401 on January 18, 2018, 09:38:53 PM
McConnell is powning Rozier now  ::)

And yet again.

Rozier's D is as consistent as his streaky shooting.
It's consistently bad that's for sure.. he plays zero on ball defense, it's actually kind of pathetic given his athleticism.. I'm just pretty much done with rozier at this point, same with baynes he doesn't provide anyrhing..

Wait what?  Baynes hasn't been good at all this game, but overall he's been great for us this year.
I disagree. Unless we are playing a drummond/jordan/Adams type player he's pretty useless on defense. Can't stay with anyone outside of 5 feet and is pretty awful in the pick and roll game especially when he switches onto the quicker guys. Offensively I thought he had a pretty knockdown midrange shot but he hasn't been as effective with it lately and recently has dabbled with a 3 pointer for some reason
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Billz401 on January 18, 2018, 09:49:05 PM
same with baynes he doesn't provide anyrhing..

Clearly one of the best post defenders in the league doesn't provide anything?
He's clearly getting abused in the post by embiid all night..

Glad that MANY on this board think that we do NOT need a big!!:-))))))))))

Smitty77
I'm all for a big and bench scorer before deadline. Can't depend on smart and rozier for bench scoring every night. We are in dire need of that iso type scorer off the bench who can create their own shot. To be honest Larkin is pretty decent at creating his shot off the bench. Might be time to give him a bigger role with the second unit
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: Snakehead on January 18, 2018, 09:50:04 PM
McConnell is powning Rozier now  ::)

And yet again.

Rozier's D is as consistent as his streaky shooting.
It's consistently bad that's for sure.. he plays zero on ball defense, it's actually kind of pathetic given his athleticism.. I'm just pretty much done with rozier at this point, same with baynes he doesn't provide anyrhing..

Wait what?  Baynes hasn't been good at all this game, but overall he's been great for us this year.
I disagree. Unless we are playing a drummond/jordan/Adams type player he's pretty useless on defense. Can't stay with anyone outside of 5 feet and is pretty awful in the pick and roll game especially when he switches onto the quicker guys. Offensively I thought he had a pretty knockdown midrange shot but he hasn't been as effective with it lately and recently has dabbled with a 3 pointer for some reason

Defensive Rating for every player in the NBA with at least 15 mpg and 10 games played, Baynes is tied for second at 94.9 and tops on the team.

https://stats.nba.com/players/defense/?sort=DEF_RATING&dir=-1&CF=MIN*GE*15:GP*GE*10&Season=2017-18&SeasonType=Regular%20Season (https://stats.nba.com/players/defense/?sort=DEF_RATING&dir=-1&CF=MIN*GE*15:GP*GE*10&Season=2017-18&SeasonType=Regular%20Season)

Probably means he's bad, right?  The man he's tied with has only played 11 games as well.

If you pick Baynes out as some sort of problem, especially on defense, I don't know what you've been watching all year.  He isn't a perimeter defender but he holds down the paint and that is valuable.

I get people being upset after this game but the targets being chosen to criticize I don't get.
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: celticinorlando on January 18, 2018, 09:58:40 PM
Second quarter is killing Boston. The get behind then double digits. This team just does not play hard
Title: Re: 76ers (20-20) at Celtics (34-11) Game #46 1/18/18
Post by: rocknrollforyoursoul on January 18, 2018, 10:07:31 PM
Looking for 20+ from Tatum.  While it ain't happening, a cameo from Fultz would be entertaining.

Well done once again, loser.

TP for the self-deprecation!