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Title: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: FLCeltsFan on February 05, 2018, 10:24:07 PM
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Boston Celtics (39-15) at Toronto Raptors (36-16)
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Regular Season Game #55, Road Game #26
TV: NBCSB, TSN1/4, NBA-LP 758(DTV)/759 (Xfinity)
Radio: 100.7 WZLX, Sportsnet 590 The Fan
Air Canada Centre

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Probable Starters
PG(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Irving_Kyrie_bos17.jpg) SG(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Brown_Jaylen_bos17.jpg) SF(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Tatum_Jayson_bos17.jpg) PF(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Horford_Al_bos17.jpg) C(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Baynes_Aron_bos17.jpg)
PG: Kyrie Irving
SG: Jaylen Brown
SF:  Jayson Tatum   
PF:  Al Horford
C:   Aron Baynes

Celtics Reserves
Abdel Nader
Semi Ojeleye
Daniel Theis
Guerschon Yabusele
Terry Rozier

Injuries
Gordon Hayward (ankle)  out
Shane Larkin  (knee)  out
Marcus Smart (hand) out
Kyrie Irving (quad) questionable
Marcus Morris  (hip)  questionable
Greg Monroe (unsigned)  questionable

Two Way Players
Kadeem Allen
Jabari Bird

Coach
Brad Stevens

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Probable Starters 
PG(http://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Lowry_Kyle_tor14.jpg) SG(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/DeRozan_DeMar_tor17.jpg) SF(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Anunoby_OG_tor17.jpg) PF(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Ibaka_Serge_tor17.jpg) C(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Valanciunas_Jonas_tor17.jpg)
PG:  Kyle Lowry
SG:  DeMar Derozan
SF:   OG Anunoby
PF:  Serge Ibaka
C:   Jonas Valanciunas 

Raptors Reserves
Norman Powell
Bruno Caboclo
Alfonzo McKinnie
CJ Miles
Lucas Nogueira
Jacob Poeltl
Pascal Siakam
Fred VanVleet
Delon Wright

Injuries
None

Two Way Players
Lorenzo Brown
Malcolm Miller

Head Coach
Dwane Casey

Game Notes
After a 3-0 home stand, the Celtics travel to Toronto to take on the Raptors who are 2-0 on their own current home stand.  This is the 2nd of 4 games between these two teams this season.  They will meet again in Toronto on April 4 and in Boston on March 31.

The Celtics have won 4 straight and are 5-5 in their last 10 games.  They are 18-7 on the road.  The Raptors have won 2 straight and are 7-3 in their last 10 games.  The Raptors are a league best 21-4 at home.  It's a tough task to go into the Air Canada Centre and get a win.  The 4 teams who have won in Toronto are Washington, Miami, Golden State, and Utah.

The Celtics still lead the Eastern Conference but the Toronto Raptors are right there with them, just 2 games back of the Celtics.  That makes this game very important for the standings.  A Celtics win would put them up 3 games on the Raptors, but a loss would give them a very precarious 1 game lead. 

Kyrie Irving missed the past 2 games with a quad bruise.  According to Brad Stevens, Kyrie had a good practice and traveled with the team to Toronto and although his is listed as questionable, there is a good chance he may play.   Marcus Morris missed the last  game with a hip injury but also traveled with the team and is also listed as questionable. 

Marcus Smart (hand), Shane Larkin (knee) and Gordon Hayward (ankle) are all out.  The Celtics have agreed to a deal with Greg Monroe and he has arrived in Boston for his physical, however he has not yet been signed.  Danny is delaying the signing to give the team flexibility leading up to Thursday's trade deadline.   The Raptors have no injuries reported. 

Key Matchups
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Jaylen Brown vs DeMar DeRozan
DeRozan is the Raptors best player and he is averaging 24.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.1 assists, and 1.2 steals per game.  He is also shooting 47.1% from beyond the arc.   Jaylen will need to play lock down defense to keep DeMar from having a big game. 

(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Irving_Kyrie_bos17.jpg) vs (http://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Lowry_Kyle_tor14.jpg)
Kyrie Irving vs Kyle Lowry
Lowry has given the Celtics problems in the past and so they need to pay particular attention to slowing him down.  He is averaging 16.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 1.2 steals.  I'm going to use some wishful thinking and hope that Kyrie is back for this one as they will need his offense and to be as close to full strength as they possibly can be.

Honorable Mention
Celtics Bench vs Raptors Bench
The Raptors' bench has the 3rd best net rating behind only Golden State and Houston.  They outscore their opponents by an average of 6.3 points per 100 possessions.  When Siakam and Poeltl are together in the 4th quarter the Raptors have a +13.9 net rating and allow just 90.1 points per 100 possessions.  The Raptors' reserves average 50.1 points per game.  The Celtics reserves must play tough defense along with contributing to the offense if the Celtics want to get a win. 

Keys to the Game
Defense

Defense has always been and always will be the key to winning.   The Celtics have the best defensive rating in the league at 99.9.  The Raptors are 3rd with a defensive rating of 103.1.  They need to play particularly tough defense against the Raptors since they are averaging 112.7 points per game at home and are capable of putting up a lot of points in a hurry.   The Celtics will miss Marcus Smart's defense but the rest of the team must step up and play tough team defense.   

Be Aggressive
The Celtics must be the more aggressive team.  They have to be aggressive on defense, in going after loose balls, in crashing the boards,  and just all around going all out. They have to aggressively attack the basket. They need to start the game with that aggressive attitude and be aggressive through the whole game with no let up.   Dwayne Casey has said that the Raptors want to step up and match or surpass the Celtics' aggressiveness and physicality and if so,  the Celtics have to work harder to be the more aggressive team. 

Rebound

The Celtics must crash the boards. They can't score if they don't have the ball. Much of rebounding is effort and desire. The Celtics have to be the team that puts out more effort from every player to go after rebounds.   The Celtics are 9th in rebounds at 44.5 per game.  The Raptors are 15th with 43.5 per game.  The Celtics have to crash the boards and beat the Raptors to the rebounds if they want to get a win. 

Play 48 Minutes - The Celtics have been coming out of the gates slowly and letting teams get a lead.  They have been able to come back and get a win against a lot of teams,  but if they give the Raptors a big lead, they will have a tougher time coming back.  They need to start strong and play hard right up until the final buzzer. 

X-Factors
On the Road - The Celtics are on the road once again and playing in an arena where it is very difficult to get a win.  With the Raptors having the NBA's best home record, the Celtics have to come in focused and play their best in order to get a win.  The young players especially have to stay focused and ignore all of the distractions that come with playing on the road. 

Next Man Up - The Celtics have been finding ways to win even without key players.  They may or may not get Marcus Morris and Kyrie Irving back but whether they do or not, they will still be missing some key players and so the players who are available must step up and fill in for the players who are out. 

Motivation - There is a lot of motivation for both teams. First and foremost, the Celtics are just 2 games up on the Raptors and a win would cut that to 1 game.  With the Raptors playing well recently, they would be very close taking over first place from the Celtics.  The Raptors also have the added motivation of wanting to avenge the 1 point loss in the first game between these two teams.  The Celtics need to be motivated to keep them from getting that revenge. 
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: csfansince60s on February 05, 2018, 10:26:24 PM
TP FlCelts!

Beat those Raps!

Go Cs!!!
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: FLCeltsFan on February 05, 2018, 10:26:44 PM
TP to  csfansince60s  for being the first to post in the game thread.

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Celtics!!!
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Hank Finkel on February 05, 2018, 10:32:02 PM
Go Celtics
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Monkhouse on February 05, 2018, 10:42:17 PM
Let's go Celtics!
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: liam on February 05, 2018, 11:00:24 PM
This is the biggest game of the year so far. I hope Kyrie can play!
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: hodgy03038 on February 05, 2018, 11:01:31 PM
Go Celts. Hope Kyrie and Morris play.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 12:14:38 AM
Gotta keep Dorozan in check
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: trickybilly on February 06, 2018, 12:31:41 AM
Loving the asymmetry of the photos of the bar glasses, however, not loving the asymmetry of the Kyle Lowry. TP gained, and immediately lost.

Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Ogaju on February 06, 2018, 01:06:01 AM
lets go Celtics....TP fLcF!!!
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 06, 2018, 01:37:31 AM
Eager to see more games against the Raptors to test this team.  Excited for this one.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: azzenfrost on February 06, 2018, 05:15:08 AM
This should be fun.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: LilRip on February 06, 2018, 05:26:09 AM
I really want this win. I hope Jaylen is ready to bring the deeeeefense!!!!
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Surferdad on February 06, 2018, 07:00:50 AM
12th man, two-way player.

Battle for the top seed in the East and the leading candidates to represent the East in the Finals.  No other teams in the East have a shot.  None.  I just had to say that, it's been a long time.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 06, 2018, 07:23:15 AM
Wish we had Monroe and Smart  in to this battle .

Bar fight
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on February 06, 2018, 11:06:48 AM
Kyrie is back.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 06, 2018, 07:20:19 PM
Glad to have Kyrie and Morris back.  Hoping the time away maybe makes some guys be able to step up more when they get the ball and also stand around less and watch Kyrie.  We need more than just two guys to make plays.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 07:41:51 PM
Big game!
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 07:42:50 PM
What the hell is Baynes doing? You just give Lowry a wide open transition three?
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 07:44:39 PM
ok enough of that, gotta find Lowry in transition better
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 07:45:09 PM
Loving this aggression from both Brown and Kyrie.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 07:45:27 PM
nice Jaylen Brown on the short floater....
this game is going to be up and down
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 07:46:28 PM
Good Lord, what are our bigs doing giving Lowry so much room on those transitions threes??
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Surferdad on February 06, 2018, 07:47:38 PM
nice Jaylen Brown on the short floater....
this game is going to be up and down
So he just added a floater in mid-season. Impressive.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 06, 2018, 07:47:47 PM
That floater Jaylen tweaked his ankle off of was a big time shot by him.  He can be an All Star taking and making those type of shots.  Those kind of shots, combined with range and ability to get to the rim, make you unguardable.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 07:48:17 PM
Good Lord, what are our bigs doing giving Lowry so much room on those transitions threes??

well it isn't just on the bigs, Kyrie needs to do better finding Lowry and make it harder on him too.

Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 07:49:16 PM
That floater Jaylen tweaked his ankle off of was a big time shot by him.  He can be an All Star taking and making those type of shots.  Those kind of shots, combined with range and ability to get to the rim, make you unguardable.

Yeah with his quickness he is going to be able to get that shot literally anytime...
a floater is going to make it easier for him to get to the rim when he wants to
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 07:51:10 PM
Where the eff is the goaltending call??
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 06, 2018, 07:51:40 PM
Cmon Tatum that would have been nice.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 07:51:49 PM
if this ends up being the ECF, it will be a tough one...
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: nickagneta on February 06, 2018, 07:51:50 PM
Missed layups...geesh
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: esel1000 on February 06, 2018, 07:52:41 PM
Missed opportunities
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: nickagneta on February 06, 2018, 07:53:14 PM
Missed layups...geesh
OMG another
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 06, 2018, 07:53:16 PM
if this ends up being the ECF, it will be a tough one...

That's what I've been saying!  Unless we have other people stepping up I think they will beat us.  It's tough to score in the Playoffs.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Surferdad on February 06, 2018, 07:53:17 PM
Tatum is ice cold. Thats the difference right now.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 07:53:48 PM
Well, so far we're getting great shots and just missing, and they're hitting some tougher shots and playing with much more energy.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 07:54:33 PM
early entry for Semi!
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on February 06, 2018, 07:55:21 PM
Big shot by Rozier.  One of our open looks had to fall sooner or later.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: esel1000 on February 06, 2018, 07:55:35 PM
Well, so far we're getting great shots and just missing, and they're hitting some tougher shots and playing with much more energy.

Anunoby was a great pick for them... just the type of high energy role player they needed
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: azzenfrost on February 06, 2018, 07:56:04 PM
What's the vibe?
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 07:56:59 PM
if this ends up being the ECF, it will be a tough one...

That's what I've been saying!  Unless we have other people stepping up I think they will beat us.  It's tough to score in the Playoffs.

Well I wouldn't go that far, it is a pretty close matchup with the C's and Raptors...
I am just saying that it will be extremely competitive
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 07:57:47 PM
What's the vibe?

feels almost playoff-ish.  both teams playing pretty decent D
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: esel1000 on February 06, 2018, 07:59:55 PM
Jaylen is killing it on both ends right now
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 07:59:55 PM
Really loving Brown's energy. He definitely came to play on both sides of the ball.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 07:59:56 PM
jaylen with the awesome block and score at the other end....
yes!
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on February 06, 2018, 08:00:07 PM
Brown's ridiculous athleticism on full display.  Great sequences from Brown.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: liam on February 06, 2018, 08:00:21 PM
Jaylen Brown on both ends!
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 08:03:06 PM
great D by Brown on that last 3 attempt by Toronto
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 06, 2018, 08:03:20 PM
This is why I think the Raptors are different this year.  They are deep.

Hoping Kyrie out quick means they are going to have him in here and let him loose.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Surferdad on February 06, 2018, 08:03:33 PM
Terry Rozier still hot.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 06, 2018, 08:06:58 PM


Hoping Kyrie out quick means they are going to have him in here and let him loose.

Just what I wanted.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 08:09:08 PM
This would be an incredibly fun and tight Conference Finals. Great two-way basketball by both teams.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 08:09:50 PM
Why does Morris have 5 shots compared to Kyrie's 3... Come on, Kyrie. That's what you're out there for.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: liam on February 06, 2018, 08:09:59 PM
Need to rebound.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 08:11:00 PM
Van Fleet has a nice bbiq
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 06, 2018, 08:12:07 PM
Like I mentioned the other night, sometimes it seems like Tatum is just guessing on his finishes when he is that off lol.  Trying to do his leaner I guess through defenders.  He needs to work on a legit left.  You can't always reach around guys in the NBA.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 08:12:57 PM
Yeah, they're not going to keep bombing away and hitting threes like this all game. I'm fairly certain this happened last game in Boston, too, and they cooled off considerably in the second half.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 08:13:18 PM
2nd team for the Raps playing well...we gotta elevate the def effort
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 08:14:29 PM
2nd team for the Raps playing well...we gotta elevate the def effort

For the most part they're just hitting tough shots over us. I believe they're something like 25th in three point shooting; they'll cool off.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 08:15:06 PM
2nd team for the Raps playing well...we gotta elevate the def effort

For the most part they're just hitting tough shots over us. I believe they're something like 25th in three point shooting; they'll cool off.

I like your optimism!  :)
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 08:16:18 PM
Okay, Brad, how about getting Al back in there?
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: csfansince60s on February 06, 2018, 08:16:28 PM
I can't wait till Moose is playing instead of Morris!!!
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 08:16:50 PM
bad turnover there by Morris, lets play smart
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 08:17:04 PM
Semi has killed us tonight. Provides nothing offensively, and his guy has been scoring on him all night long.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on February 06, 2018, 08:17:14 PM
VanFleet and Wright are absolutely slaughtering us.  This is a shameful display.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 06, 2018, 08:17:16 PM
Well I like that Semi realized he could drive to the rim.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on February 06, 2018, 08:18:05 PM
No resistance to the paint.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 08:18:12 PM
VanFleet and Wright are absolutely slaughtering us.  This is a shameful display.

Yeah, once again Brad keeping this bench unit in way too long and not recognizing the run they were putting on us. No idea why it took him so long to sub guys back in.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Chief on February 06, 2018, 08:18:19 PM
2nd team for the Raps playing well...we gotta elevate the def effort

I see the need to keep Smart.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 08:18:20 PM
VanFleet and Wright are absolutely slaughtering us.  This is a shameful display.

VanFleet has been pretty good all year...

Our 2nd team needs to play smarter
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: CelticSooner on February 06, 2018, 08:18:31 PM
Torontoís bench is great.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 08:19:24 PM
2nd team for the Raps playing well...we gotta elevate the def effort

I see the need to keep Smart.

I agree.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 06, 2018, 08:19:24 PM
Torontoís bench is great.

I was trying to tell everyone lol.  This team can beat us.  They are deep.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Phantom255x on February 06, 2018, 08:19:48 PM
Raptors up 16.

We have them right where we want them!  ;)
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: CelticSooner on February 06, 2018, 08:20:13 PM
Torontoís bench is great.

I was trying to tell everyone lol.  This team can beat us.

Hey I knew. Would be a hell of a series. Hopefully ECF preview.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 08:20:19 PM
Yet another game that we could've used Smart's D and presence, but his ignorance is hurting his team.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 08:20:35 PM
great decision there by Rozier.  excellent pass
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Phantom255x on February 06, 2018, 08:20:43 PM
Raptors up 16.

We have them right where we want them!  ;)
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 06, 2018, 08:21:41 PM
Torontoís bench is great.

I was trying to tell everyone lol.  This team can beat us.

Hey I knew. Would be a hell of a series. Hopefully ECF preview.

lol fair enough, TP.  Just seeing I suggested I think it's pretty probable they can (likely to me unless the Celtics switch something up or all their young guys are more consistent) a few times around here and been scoffed at by some.  I really like their roster this year up and down it.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Phantom255x on February 06, 2018, 08:21:45 PM
DeRozan hasn't even scored and we're down double digits...
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 08:21:52 PM
Raptors up 16.

We have them right where we want them!  ;)

exactly!  get it down to 10 at 1/2 time we are good. lol
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 08:22:19 PM
DeRozan hasn't even scored and we're down double digits...

Brown has played some great def against DeRozan tonight
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 08:22:28 PM
Toronto fans are such ****s
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Chief on February 06, 2018, 08:23:06 PM
Torontoís bench is great.

I was trying to tell everyone lol.  This team can beat us.  They are deep.

They are a good regular season team.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 06, 2018, 08:23:51 PM
Torontoís bench is great.

I was trying to tell everyone lol.  This team can beat us.  They are deep.

They are a good regular season team.

If our young guys don't step up I think they may say the same about us in the Playoffs.  Our offense is already pretty bad in the regular season before defense steps up in the postseason.

They are more than DeRozan and Lowry.  They are a deep team this year.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on February 06, 2018, 08:23:55 PM
Who's guarding Lowry?  And Delon Wright?! What the heck.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 08:23:59 PM
This is why you want Cleveland to go through Toronto and vice versa
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on February 06, 2018, 08:25:36 PM
Toronto fans are such ****s

Why?  They've shown great support for the Raptors in the playoffs over the past few years and turn out in huge numbers.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 08:25:44 PM
Ugh, Tatum's defense is bad. Granted, he should never be guarding perimeter guards like he does all of the time.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 08:25:55 PM
all of Tatum's shots are short.  he doesn't have his legs right now...
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 08:26:01 PM
Where the hell is Kyrie??
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 08:26:43 PM
This is why you want Cleveland to go through Toronto and vice versa

I support this 100%  let the cavs and raps fight each other
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 08:27:04 PM
Toronto fans are such ****s

Why?  They've shown great support for the Raptors in the playoffs over the past few years and turn out in huge numbers.

Go read their mentions on Twitter
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Birdman on February 06, 2018, 08:27:05 PM
I alway said Toronto only team scares me in the East
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Birdman on February 06, 2018, 08:27:30 PM
I alway said Toronto only team scares me in the East
I even put a topic bout it
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: esel1000 on February 06, 2018, 08:27:32 PM
This Raptors team is really good... that said Smart and Monroe would make a huge difference.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on February 06, 2018, 08:27:33 PM
Embarrassing quarter.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 08:27:38 PM
Seriously, where is Kyrie right now?
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: CelticSooner on February 06, 2018, 08:27:39 PM
Toronto fans have an inferiority complex. This is their best chance at making the Finals tho. Deep deep team.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on February 06, 2018, 08:28:18 PM
Terry's hit some big 3's this quarter, but his past 3 possessions have been terrible.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Ilikesports17 on February 06, 2018, 08:28:42 PM
Disaster of a last 2 minutes.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 06, 2018, 08:28:48 PM
Rozier has been real bad besides the 3's.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: liam on February 06, 2018, 08:29:06 PM
Terry's hit some big 3's this quarter, but his past 3 possessions have been terrible.

How many turnovers is that?
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 08:29:13 PM
Boston looks like a team that hasnít played together is over a week
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Surferdad on February 06, 2018, 08:29:38 PM
Wheels coming off the bus a bit there at the end of the half.  So many missed shots at the rim!  Agonizing.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on February 06, 2018, 08:29:52 PM
Seriously, where is Kyrie right now?

Sprained uterus.  And/or doesn't feel like playing up to the AS break, like the rest of the league (see GSW).  But most play through it respectfully, as it is a job.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 08:30:01 PM
Anyone who think Cleveland is the biggest threat in the east is just misguided
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: liam on February 06, 2018, 08:30:15 PM
Boston looks like a team that hasnít played together is over a week

They look like they've never played together. They are out of sync.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: kozlodoev on February 06, 2018, 08:30:19 PM
Al Horford this half: 0/2, 0 pts, 3 reb.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jambr380 on February 06, 2018, 08:30:23 PM
Toronto fans have an inferiority complex. This is their best chance at making the Finals tho. Deep deep team.

We'll be deep, too, with Hayward, Smart, Monroe (and Larkin).

Regardless, this game is garbage.

I don't care if we finish 1st or 2nd in the conference, just as long as Cleveland plays Toronto in the 2nd round.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: RJ87 on February 06, 2018, 08:30:23 PM
This Raptors team is really good... that said Smart Evans and Monroe would make a huge difference.

Ftfy.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 08:30:25 PM
Pathetic effort and decision-making all around this half. Terrible rotation decisions by Brad, and we're clearly getting outhustled out there.

But seriously, is Kyrie injured, or did Brad really not play him down the stretch? Like there has to be some sort of justification for that decision given how terrible we looked offensively.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 06, 2018, 08:30:32 PM
Seriously, where is Kyrie right now?

Sprained uterus. 

Dumb comment even for you.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: j804 on February 06, 2018, 08:30:54 PM
Pathetic showing
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: nickagneta on February 06, 2018, 08:31:22 PM
Tons of shots off the front of the rim. Tons of missed layups. Slow switching on defense. Some truly horrendoys defense from Kyrie. Toronto winning every 50/50 ball.

No surprise the Cs are getting blown out.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 08:31:37 PM
Maybe Kyrie got out there and figured out he wasnít ready. Donít think Stevens cares too much about tonight and doesnít want to risk him
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 08:31:37 PM
horrible 2nd quarter, ugly
i want to say that Smart would have helped a lot, but who knows.

VanFleet had things way too easy in the 2nd quarter, he has too much bbiq, gotta pressure him more and not be so passive on D with the 2nd unit in general
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 08:32:04 PM
Al Horford this half: 0/2, 0 pts, 3 reb.

Yeah, he's been pretty nonexistent. He's got to step up on nights like this.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Phantom255x on February 06, 2018, 08:32:09 PM
Sad..
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 06, 2018, 08:32:28 PM
i suspected they were due a stinker

Raptors were laying in wait chopping at the bit to reclaim the top spot . 

oh well. ...
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on February 06, 2018, 08:33:55 PM
Al Horford this half: 0/2, 0 pts, 3 reb.

Yeah, he's been pretty nonexistent. He's got to step up on nights like this.

Incoming bump from the 'Horford doesn't deserve his contract' thread after the game?
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 08:34:06 PM
Boston has to survive these four games between tonight and Sunday
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on February 06, 2018, 08:34:13 PM
Seriously, where is Kyrie right now?

Sprained uterus. 

Dumb comment even for you.

If you're going to quote, take the whole thing -- there was a serious reply too.  And thanks.  Is that a rule violation, mods?  No?  I guess I'll respond with an insult too, then -- kiss my ass.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 06, 2018, 08:34:42 PM
Maybe Kyrie got out there and figured out he wasnít ready. Donít think Stevens cares too much about tonight and doesnít want to risk him

pretty much IMO
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 08:34:46 PM
Maybe Kyrie got out there and figured out he wasnít ready. Donít think Stevens cares too much about tonight and doesnít want to risk him

I mean, it was just a thigh bruise, and he had three games off with it. It's not like it's something that he'd be really risking. Plus, there's no report or anything suggesting that he's injured or anything.

It seems like Brad legitimately just didn't play him down the stretch in favor of Rozier, which is... baffling, especially given how bad Rozier was down the stretch and how bad our offense has been.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: mctyson on February 06, 2018, 08:34:54 PM
Al Horford this half: 0/2, 0 pts, 3 reb.

Yeah, he's been pretty nonexistent. He's got to step up on nights like this.

Gotta give credit to Toronto.  They are playing harder and more together on defense.  Forcing Cs into a lot of contested iso shots.

Disappointed in the Cs defense though, they were awful in 2nd Q.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 08:35:04 PM
Schedule makers have been dicks to Boston this season
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 06, 2018, 08:37:08 PM
Seriously, where is Kyrie right now?

Sprained uterus. 

Dumb comment even for you.

If you're going to quote, take the whole thing.  And thanks.  Is that a rule violation, mods?  No?  I guess I'll respond with an insult too, then -- kiss my ass.

Keep the ignorant sexism to yourself.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Monkhouse on February 06, 2018, 08:38:37 PM
Schedule makers have been dicks to Boston this season
Seriously, where is Kyrie right now?

Sprained uterus. 

Dumb comment even for you.

If you're going to quote, take the whole thing.  And thanks.  Is that a rule violation, mods?  No?  I guess I'll respond with an insult too, then -- kiss my ass.

Keep the sexism to yourself.

Relax guys, we will bounce back. I have faith in the green.

Al Horford this half: 0/2, 0 pts, 3 reb.

Yeah, he's been pretty nonexistent. He's got to step up on nights like this.

Gotta give credit to Toronto.  They are playing harder and more together on defense.  Forcing Cs into a lot of contested iso shots.

Disappointed in the Cs defense though, they were awful in 2nd Q.

Toronto this year has been scary.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 06, 2018, 08:38:40 PM
dang it all

i miss Smart
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 08:38:44 PM
Worst case scenario is they leave Toronto up 1 game and season series tied. But they need to win the next three games. Esp the ones at home
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 08:39:22 PM
Al Horford this half: 0/2, 0 pts, 3 reb.

Yeah, he's been pretty nonexistent. He's got to step up on nights like this.

Incoming bump from the 'Horford doesn't deserve his contract' thread after the game?

Naw, not from me. I think Al is pretty clearly the most important cog on our team, and at least his defense tonight has been pretty good.

But still, as a leader on a younger team this kind of lack of aggression isn't justifiable. It's not like he's simply missing shots, he's not even looking for his shots. He simply has to be more aggressive, especially since we apparently are only playing Kyrie half the game for some unknown reason now.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on February 06, 2018, 08:39:22 PM
Seriously, where is Kyrie right now?

Sprained uterus. 

Dumb comment even for you.

If you're going to quote, take the whole thing.  And thanks.  Is that a rule violation, mods?  No?  I guess I'll respond with an insult too, then -- kiss my ass.

Keep the ignorant sexism to yourself.

Stop baiting/trolling, disrespecting others, etc.  That results in a 10 day ban, Snakehead. 
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Monkhouse on February 06, 2018, 08:39:38 PM
Horford needs to be aggressive, if he's forcing the defense to contest, he's opening up so much space for shooters. You can't ignore how clutch he has been. Defenses need to key in early during crunch time.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 08:40:28 PM
Toronto regular season good but playoff good?? They seem to do this quite often
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Phantom255x on February 06, 2018, 08:40:43 PM
Seriously, where is Kyrie right now?

Sprained uterus. 

Dumb comment even for you.

If you're going to quote, take the whole thing.  And thanks.  Is that a rule violation, mods?  No?  I guess I'll respond with an insult too, then -- kiss my ass.

Keep the ignorant sexism to yourself.

Stop baiting/trolling, disrespecting others, etc.  That results in a 10 day ban, Snakehead.

Seeing this entire quote thread...

(https://media1.tenor.com/images/e82c2cd09db0bf410917cda2ef22ffd4/tenor.gif?itemid=4986298)
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Phantom255x on February 06, 2018, 08:41:43 PM
LOL Cavaliers blew the lead. Up 67-51 at halftime, and 81-81 right now. Magic have scored 30 points this quarter and there's still 3 minutes left in the 3rd.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 08:42:38 PM
LOL Cavaliers blew the lead. Up 67-51 at halftime, and 81-81 right now. Magic have scored 30 points this quarter and there's still 3 minutes left in the 3rd.

Cavs finish is 4th..Toronto can have the number one seed
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on February 06, 2018, 08:43:47 PM
Al Horford this half: 0/2, 0 pts, 3 reb.

Yeah, he's been pretty nonexistent. He's got to step up on nights like this.

Incoming bump from the 'Horford doesn't deserve his contract' thread after the game?

Naw, not from me. I think Al is pretty clearly the most important cog on our team, and at least his defense tonight has been pretty good.

But still, as a leader on a younger team this kind of lack of aggression isn't justifiable. It's not like he's simply missing shots, he's not even looking for his shots. He simply has to be more aggressive, especially since we apparently are only playing Kyrie half the game for some unknown reason now.

Oh I know not from you specifically, but there's always factions of the blog who have outsized opinions on certain players.

Al is the stabilizing force of our team.  But [dang] he's gotta step up this game.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 08:43:52 PM
Seriously, where is Kyrie right now?

Sprained uterus. 

Dumb comment even for you.

If you're going to quote, take the whole thing.  And thanks.  Is that a rule violation, mods?  No?  I guess I'll respond with an insult too, then -- kiss my ass.

Keep the ignorant sexism to yourself.

Stop baiting/trolling, disrespecting others, etc.  That results in a 10 day ban, Snakehead.

Not really sure what happened to you, Tar, but you sure have changed ever since the IT trade. It's like the trade personally victimized you and changed your personality.

I've got a sneaking suspicion that you're actually IT and you have your wife post for you during game times to suppress suspicion.  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 08:44:24 PM
LOL Cavaliers blew the lead. Up 67-51 at halftime, and 81-81 right now. Magic have scored 30 points this quarter and there's still 3 minutes left in the 3rd.

Hopefully Toronto will follow suit.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: CelticD on February 06, 2018, 08:44:48 PM
Toronto regular season good but playoff good?? They seem to do this quite often

Ya Lowry especially has gotten flack for being a non-factor in the playoffs. The bigger the stage, the smaller he gets it looks like.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 08:45:29 PM
Anywho...I cannot wait for Boston to get Monroe and some outside shooting off then bench
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 08:45:35 PM
LOL Cavaliers blew the lead. Up 67-51 at halftime, and 81-81 right now. Magic have scored 30 points this quarter and there's still 3 minutes left in the 3rd.

Cavs finish is 4th..Toronto can have the number one seed

Isaiah:  3 for 11, Jae: 1 for6...it hasn't been an easy adjustment for the guys traded to the Cavs. 
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on February 06, 2018, 08:45:49 PM
A play designed to get Al a 3 does just that, but he blows it.  Come on Al
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 06, 2018, 08:46:13 PM
Good call by Scal there about how they were playing Al.  That's clearly their focus.  The problem is without another guy who can score and make a play this can happen.  Lets hope guys can step up here and we figure it out.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: CelticD on February 06, 2018, 08:46:40 PM
Baynes is so bad at finishing around the rim.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 08:46:52 PM
So, Kyrie is starting, meaning Brad simply limited his minutes in the first half. While Kyrie's D was bad, I'm not sure that justified keeping him on the bench with what it did to our offense.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: PAOBoston on February 06, 2018, 08:47:08 PM
Baynes is so bad at finishing dunks. 2nd oop he's missed tonight
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 06, 2018, 08:47:49 PM
Baynes is so bad at finishing dunks. 2nd oop he's missed tonight

He really is I have to say.  A lot are far down too.  Kyrie has missed a lot of assists from that.

Now imagine Monroe though.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: CelticSooner on February 06, 2018, 08:47:50 PM
We'll see if they can comeback from a huge deficit once again.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 08:48:02 PM
Wait wait wait wait... so they look at all hits to the face now, but they're not going to look at this??
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 08:48:57 PM
Toronto regular season good but playoff good?? They seem to do this quite often

Ya Lowry especially has gotten flack for being a non-factor in the playoffs. The bigger the stage, the smaller he gets it looks like.

I think we should stop saying this, it is like we are testing fate.  So things are a-ok because Toronto never made it to the NBA finals?  That logic just isn't sound.

THIS toronto team looks pretty tough...
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: j804 on February 06, 2018, 08:49:37 PM
Wait wait wait wait... so they look at all hits to the face now, but they're not going to look at this??
Come on he didnít do anything just went up
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 08:50:03 PM
I think tonight shows that Greg Monroe should probably start when he gets here
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 08:50:09 PM
Baynes is so bad at finishing dunks. 2nd oop he's missed tonight

He really is I have to say.  A lot are far down too.  Kyrie has missed a lot of assists from that.

Now imagine Monroe though.

Well, Tatum's passes weren't perfect either. But it surely does seem that Baynes is struggling the farther we get into the season.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: KGs Knee on February 06, 2018, 08:50:16 PM
Seriously, where is Kyrie right now?

Sprained uterus.  And/or doesn't feel like playing up to the AS break, like the rest of the league (see GSW).  But most play through it respectfully, as it is a job.

This comment is the textbook definition of sexist and should not be allowed here ever.

What the heck is going on in here?
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: nickagneta on February 06, 2018, 08:50:18 PM
Seriously, where is Kyrie right now?

Sprained uterus. 

Dumb comment even for you.

If you're going to quote, take the whole thing -- there was a serious reply too.  And thanks.  Is that a rule violation, mods?  No?  I guess I'll respond with an insult too, then -- kiss my ass.
Knock it off. All the comments were out of line. Let's respect each other and stay classy.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 06, 2018, 08:50:19 PM
Anywho...I cannot wait for Boston to get Monroe and some outside shooting off then bench


Hayward and Monroe ...what im hoping to see
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 06, 2018, 08:51:20 PM
Baynes is so bad at finishing dunks. 2nd oop he's missed tonight

He really is I have to say.  A lot are far down too.  Kyrie has missed a lot of assists from that.

Now imagine Monroe though.

Well, Tatum's passes weren't perfect either. But it surely does seem that Baynes is struggling the farther we get into the season.

You're right but straight up Baynes has missed a lot of dunks where the ball is in the rim at some point or just near it.  Other guys like Monroe would be finishing.  He is great near the rim, on top of being a great post scorer.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 08:51:44 PM
And Baynes to the list of guys who are hurt

He probably is done for a few games for concussion
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 08:52:01 PM
Wait wait wait wait... so they look at all hits to the face now, but they're not going to look at this??
Come on he didnít do anything just went up

Sure, and I agree with that. But they literally always check hits/elbows to the face/head anymore, regardless if there was something called. The fact that they just simply pick and choose what to do now shows how inconsistent/subjective the officiating standard is.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: KGs Knee on February 06, 2018, 08:52:28 PM
Celtics playing like dog doo tonight for sure though.

Bleh...

Let's hope for some second half effort at least.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 08:52:53 PM
Free Greg Monroe
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on February 06, 2018, 08:54:00 PM
Raps--52%
Celtics--36%

Need some law of averages help here asap
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: CelticSooner on February 06, 2018, 08:54:37 PM
They ran into a hyped up buzz saw tonight. Just show some resolve guys. Have yet to get blown out by the best in the league.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 08:55:35 PM
Get on the plane. Get ready for Washington
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 06, 2018, 08:56:24 PM
Tatum stop with the reaching right finishes.  He reminds me of a friend of mine who watched too much Rondo and thought he could just go up right on the left side all the time.  Hilarious at this point.  Not even close to open.  Use your left.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 06, 2018, 08:57:35 PM

What the heck is going on in here?

Yep.  And we wonder why women don't feel respected and welcome in so many online spaces.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 08:57:36 PM
Apparently it's a no-show Al night offensively.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 08:58:18 PM
Al is on the board! haha
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Phantom255x on February 06, 2018, 08:59:12 PM
Cut this lead to about 10-12 by the end of the quarter and we have a chance...
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: CelticD on February 06, 2018, 08:59:33 PM
Apparently it's a no-show Al night offensively.

Yep, used up his "Worth-my-contract-every-10-games" ability against portland.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Ilikesports17 on February 06, 2018, 08:59:44 PM
Lowry is killing us
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 09:00:47 PM
Just bench Semi. He's out there for his D, yet he is continuously letting his guy score on him. He's been atrocious.

Matter of fact, just bench them all. Brown is the only one who showed up to play tonight, and for whatever reason Brad hardly played Kyrie in the first half.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 09:01:03 PM
Boston playing such uninspired basketball
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 09:01:07 PM
Toronto is just too good tonight...and our Def is putrid in the 2nd, and 3rd quarters
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: PAOBoston on February 06, 2018, 09:01:15 PM
Well, one team took this game seriously tonight. The other one did not.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 09:01:38 PM
Lol Semi is horrible.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 09:01:56 PM
Semi needs to go. He is just terrible
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: RockinRyA on February 06, 2018, 09:02:06 PM
Seriously, where is Kyrie right now?

Sprained uterus. 

Dumb comment even for you.

If you're going to quote, take the whole thing -- there was a serious reply too.  And thanks.  Is that a rule violation, mods?  No?  I guess I'll respond with an insult too, then -- kiss my ass.

Is the whole quote any different? Its a senseless comment solely to flame kyrie and bait other fans. Are the mods gonna protect you again? I don't know how even them can defend this mysogynistic post.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: CelticD on February 06, 2018, 09:02:09 PM
This is the kinda team the Celtics need home court against. I can't see them beating Toronto on the road.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 09:03:18 PM
This is the kinda team the Celtics need home court against. I can't see them beating Toronto on the road.

Need Cleveland to knock them out in the semis
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Phantom255x on February 06, 2018, 09:05:14 PM
Brutal loss.

Probably a wake up call though for this team.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 09:06:45 PM
Lol Lowry  is a shameless flopper. Just dropped like a rock at that little bit of Rozier contact lol
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 09:06:58 PM
Sometimes a bad loss is better then a close win. This hopefully centers them for Thursday
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Monkhouse on February 06, 2018, 09:07:44 PM
Disappointed in how many turnovers, Jaylen commuted tonight. We seemed to rush the pace and make inconclusive decisions. No energy.. no fire...

We really need a spark off the bench. Someone who can create or score buckets. If our defense isn't working, our offense isn't gonna make that up.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: rocknrollforyoursoul on February 06, 2018, 09:08:10 PM
What the crap is going on in this game? Just tuned in and I see a slaughter occurring.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Rosco917 on February 06, 2018, 09:08:44 PM
Seriously, where is Kyrie right now?

Sprained uterus. 


Dumb comment even for you.

If you're going to quote, take the whole thing -- there was a serious reply too.  And thanks.  Is that a rule violation, mods?  No?  I guess I'll respond with an insult too, then -- kiss my ass.

Is the whole quote any different? Its a senseless comment solely to flame kyrie and bait other fans. Are the mods gonna protect you again? I don't know how even them can defend this mysogynistic post.



It's time for the moderator to realize we have a troublemaker in our midst and do the right thing. When someone continually baits and those that respond are sanctioned it's unfair.   
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 09:09:14 PM
Ugly. Embarrassing. Team needs to a little bit of a shake up
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 09:09:55 PM
we keep commenting on how bad the def is tonight (spoiler it is), but we have 58 points with 1 min left in the 3rd quarter.  the off has been way more of an issue tonight.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 09:10:35 PM
Cavs getting run out of the building by the magic
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: nickagneta on February 06, 2018, 09:11:01 PM
Seriously, where is Kyrie right now?

Sprained uterus. 


Dumb comment even for you.

If you're going to quote, take the whole thing -- there was a serious reply too.  And thanks.  Is that a rule violation, mods?  No?  I guess I'll respond with an insult too, then -- kiss my ass.

Is the whole quote any different? Its a senseless comment solely to flame kyrie and bait other fans. Are the mods gonna protect you again? I don't know how even them can defend this mysogynistic post.



It's time for the moderator to realize we have a troublemaker in our midst and do the right thing. When someone continually baits and those that respond are sanctioned it's unfair.
I PUT OUT ONE WARNING ALREADY TONIGHT. NEXT PERSON TO CONTINUE THIS DISCUSSION OR TALK ABOUT OTHER POSTERS WILL BE SUSPENDED.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on February 06, 2018, 09:11:12 PM
59 of Toronto's 82 points have come from their guards.  We'd still have gotten our butts kicked but yeah, Smart would have helped with that.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Chris22 on February 06, 2018, 09:11:49 PM
Keep Marcus Smart or trade him for Tyreke Evans.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Monkhouse on February 06, 2018, 09:12:25 PM
59 of Toronto's 82 points have come from their guards.  We'd still have gotten our butts kicked but yeah, Smart would have helped with that.

Nah I think we should trade Smart. He sucks.  ::)
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: CF033 on February 06, 2018, 09:13:11 PM
Garbage time.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Chris22 on February 06, 2018, 09:13:23 PM
59 of Toronto's 82 points have come from their guards.  We'd still have gotten our butts kicked but yeah, Smart would have helped with that.

Nah I think we should trade Smart. He sucks.  ::)

No, he doesn't.

His absence has cost us at least two games.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on February 06, 2018, 09:14:06 PM
Listen up...

We get a 40-16 run?

We got these guys.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Monkhouse on February 06, 2018, 09:14:29 PM
59 of Toronto's 82 points have come from their guards.  We'd still have gotten our butts kicked but yeah, Smart would have helped with that.

Nah I think we should trade Smart. He sucks.  ::)

No, he doesn't.

His absence has cost us at least two games.

I know. I'm just rolling my eyes at the notion we are a better team without Smart.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 09:14:49 PM
59 of Toronto's 82 points have come from their guards.  We'd still have gotten our butts kicked but yeah, Smart would have helped with that.

Yeah, pretty disappointed with how much he's hurt this team by this decision. Probably going to cost him some money in next year's contract, too.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on February 06, 2018, 09:15:06 PM
59 of Toronto's 82 points have come from their guards.  We'd still have gotten our butts kicked but yeah, Smart would have helped with that.

Nah I think we should trade Smart. He sucks.  ::)

No, he doesn't.

His absence has cost us at least two games.

I think he was being sarcastic.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Phantom255x on February 06, 2018, 09:15:19 PM
59 of Toronto's 82 points have come from their guards.  We'd still have gotten our butts kicked but yeah, Smart would have helped with that.

Yeah, pretty disappointed with how much he's hurt this team by this decision. Probably going to cost him some money in next year's contract, too.

Yeah after that boneheaded move, if he commands more than 4/50M, then bye felicia!
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on February 06, 2018, 09:15:39 PM
Man screw this game already Brad.  Unleash Yabusele
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 09:15:44 PM
Is it just me, or is the Morris iso play getting a bit old...?
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Phantom255x on February 06, 2018, 09:16:01 PM
You think this changes Ainge's outlook of the trade deadline?

Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: PAOBoston on February 06, 2018, 09:16:04 PM
Poor Nader
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: CelticD on February 06, 2018, 09:16:07 PM
59 of Toronto's 82 points have come from their guards.  We'd still have gotten our butts kicked but yeah, Smart would have helped with that.

Nah I think we should trade Smart. He sucks.  ::)

C's also had trouble scoring against their defense. Smart's defense for some reason HAS to come with his offense, so the outcome likely would've been the same.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Ilikesports17 on February 06, 2018, 09:16:29 PM
Is it just me, or is the Morris iso play getting a bit old...?
its better than any play where Semi or Nader touch the ball.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: PAOBoston on February 06, 2018, 09:16:29 PM
You think this changes Ainge's outlook of the trade deadline?
Why would it?
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: CelticSooner on February 06, 2018, 09:16:31 PM
Cís are getting punked. Smh
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on February 06, 2018, 09:16:43 PM
Cav's losing to MGC...wow

Hawks have the Griz by 25

Granted the 76ers scored more in the first half than the C's have yet, but we got time.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: rocknrollforyoursoul on February 06, 2018, 09:16:44 PM
You think this changes Ainge's outlook of the trade deadline?

Doubtful.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 09:17:03 PM
Poor Nader

That Nader drive was an aggressive good play.  So many guys are passive tonight.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Monkhouse on February 06, 2018, 09:17:05 PM
Why the hell am I still watching this game.. this is making me UPSET!
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 09:17:06 PM
Boy, Nader is challenging Semi's crown for futility tonight.

We just clearly didn't come prepared to play. It certainly doesn't help that we are short Smart and Monroe, but it's probably tough to get past Toronto without another scoring threat like Evans or Williams.

EDIT: Hopefully this shows Danny that we truly do need some extra scoring help. This simply won't cut it.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on February 06, 2018, 09:17:13 PM
Yabusele in

We still got a chance guys
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: KGs Knee on February 06, 2018, 09:17:49 PM
You think this changes Ainge's outlook of the trade deadline?



I don't think Ainge is the type of GM to have knee-jerk reactions to single games.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 09:17:56 PM
how about someone guard CJ Miles????
crap
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: ozgod on February 06, 2018, 09:18:07 PM
Wow this is some beatdown
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Chris22 on February 06, 2018, 09:19:35 PM
Is it just me, or is the Morris iso play getting a bit old...?

Morris sucks.

Monroe can't get here soon enough.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: KGs Knee on February 06, 2018, 09:19:58 PM
Sometimes you just flat out get your butt whooped.

Toronto can't miss, and Boston can't do much of anything right.  Just burn the game tape.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 06, 2018, 09:19:58 PM
59 of Toronto's 82 points have come from their guards.  We'd still have gotten our butts kicked but yeah, Smart would have helped with that.

Nah I think we should trade Smart. He sucks.  ::)

No, he doesn't.

His absence has cost us at least two games.

yup
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 06, 2018, 09:21:42 PM
Sometimes you just flat out get your butt whooped.

Toronto can't miss, and Boston can't do much of anything right.  Just burn the game tape.

i thought this might be what went down tonight .   

forget it and move on.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 06, 2018, 09:22:07 PM
Like I said: The Raptors are a pretty great team.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 09:22:55 PM
Sometimes you just flat out get your butt whooped.

Toronto can't miss, and Boston can't do much of anything right.  Just burn the game tape.

Yep. They clearly came to play tonight and saw this as a chance to take the position of the best in the East, and we didn't. We were punked from the get-go.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 09:23:13 PM
why am I still watching this?  I just can't stop watching
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 09:23:38 PM
Is what it is. Move on
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 09:24:52 PM
Boy. The Cavs might be a four or five seed
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 09:25:30 PM
at least the Wizards game isn't tomorrow night
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 06, 2018, 09:26:18 PM
why am I still watching this?  I just can't stop watching

me too......im a sick individual  ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 09:26:24 PM
at least the Wizards game isn't tomorrow night

Boston wins that game
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: flybono on February 06, 2018, 09:27:32 PM
After tonight bench scoring is needed
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: KGs Knee on February 06, 2018, 09:27:33 PM
Like I said: The Raptors are a pretty great regular season team.

fixed that for ya...

at least until proven otherwise
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: PAOBoston on February 06, 2018, 09:27:39 PM
Did Tatum even play at all this half?
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Rosco917 on February 06, 2018, 09:27:44 PM
On the positive side, the Raptors aren't this good, and we're not this bad. Because if the Raptors were this good they'd beat the Warriors.

At least the Cavs got splashed too.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 09:28:28 PM
It kind of p---es me off that Toronto is still pressing full court at this stage of the game with this kind of lead and our scrubs in. Like, good Lord, Casey, have some respect and call off your dogs.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 09:29:21 PM
It kind of p---es me off that Toronto is still pressing full court at this stage of the game with this kind of lead and our scrubs in. Like, good Lord, Casey, have some respect and call off your dogs.

yeah, i thought the same exact thing.  20+ lead with 5 min left.
classy
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Surferdad on February 06, 2018, 09:29:38 PM
On the positive side, the Raptors aren't this good, and we're not this bad. Because if the Raptors were this good they'd beat the Warriors.

At least the Cavs got splashed too.
Agreed.  I still like the Cís in a best of seven.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: blink on February 06, 2018, 09:31:07 PM
so will Brad burn this tape, or rub everyone's nose in it?
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: CelticD on February 06, 2018, 09:31:18 PM
It kind of p---es me off that Toronto is still pressing full court at this stage of the game with this kind of lead and our scrubs in. Like, good Lord, Casey, have some respect and call off your dogs.

"Statement" game.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 06, 2018, 09:31:38 PM
It kind of p---es me off that Toronto is still pressing full court at this stage of the game with this kind of lead and our scrubs in. Like, good Lord, Casey, have some respect and call off your dogs.

I like it with their team.  htey need to establish confidence against our team.  They have choked in the past so I like it.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: RJ87 on February 06, 2018, 09:31:51 PM
It kind of p---es me off that Toronto is still pressing full court at this stage of the game with this kind of lead and our scrubs in. Like, good Lord, Casey, have some respect and call off your dogs.

Sending a message.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Somebody on February 06, 2018, 09:32:31 PM
It kind of p---es me off that Toronto is still pressing full court at this stage of the game with this kind of lead and our scrubs in. Like, good Lord, Casey, have some respect and call off your dogs.

yeah, i thought the same exact thing.  20+ lead with 5 min left.
classy
They'd better not lose before the ECF...we'll sweep their ass with Hayward
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: kozlodoev on February 06, 2018, 09:33:30 PM
It kind of p---es me off that Toronto is still pressing full court at this stage of the game with this kind of lead and our scrubs in. Like, good Lord, Casey, have some respect and call off your dogs.
No, let him do that. The stronger the kick in the butt is today, the better.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: 86MaxwellSmart on February 06, 2018, 09:34:28 PM
C's played very uninspired from the get go--Raps played like it was 7th game of playoffs...not worried.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on February 06, 2018, 09:38:06 PM
Raptors hit 7 more threes than Celtics...

March 31st
April 4th

See if they 47% from three then.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 09:40:10 PM
What's your guys' drug for this game?

Mine is reading the comments from Cavs fans  ;D: https://www.fearthesword.com/2018/2/6/16981058/cleveland-cavaliers-orlando-magic-gamethread
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: tenn_smoothie on February 06, 2018, 09:40:26 PM
How could we not be up for this game ?

First game against a top contender since loss @ Golden State. You say "Statement Game" ? How is this not a statement game for us ?

Celts need more offense to compete for a title. Hayward will get us much closer, but we probably need a 3-point killer at two-guard off the bench plus a big-time post rebounder/defender.

But how could we not be up for this game ?
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 09:46:23 PM
Well, luckily our next game is after the trade deadline, so we'll probably have Monroe starting (or at least playing) next game.

I've about had my fill of Baynes. Good defender, but he's too much of a liability offensively, which we need more of right now.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 06, 2018, 09:50:00 PM
C's played very uninspired from the get go--Raps played like it was 7th game of playoffs...not worried.

i just knew she hey would .....Irving hurt ......they wanted the win in the worst way ......jump on a wounded team down a few players ......like a hungry pack of wolves on a crippled lamb.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: CelticD on February 06, 2018, 09:50:42 PM
What's your guys' drug for this game?

Mine is reading the comments from Cavs fans  ;D: https://www.fearthesword.com/2018/2/6/16981058/cleveland-cavaliers-orlando-magic-gamethread

The only low key cringe thing about it, is they're using us the same way lol.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: tenn_smoothie on February 06, 2018, 09:51:06 PM
I like Baynes a lot - plays hard and is at least a legitimate center.
But agree we need more offense vs other contending teams.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: mr. dee on February 06, 2018, 09:54:49 PM
So peopl not gonna mention how our perimeter defense sucked this game? This game would be bearable if they actually limit the Raptors from beyond the arc.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Boris Badenov on February 06, 2018, 10:00:33 PM
Kadeem Allen with the +7 in only 5 minutes of play!!!!

(something something glass half full something something)
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: csfansince60s on February 06, 2018, 10:02:07 PM
C's played very uninspired from the get go--Raps played like it was 7th game of playoffs...not worried.

i just knew she hey would .....Irving hurt ......they wanted the win in the worst way ......jump on a wounded team down a few players ......like a hungry pack of wolves on a crippled lamb.

TP, Shaq....this exactly.

Add to that the fact that we came off a VERY emotional win AND that we won 4 in a row without 3 of our top 7 guys, playing balls to the walls, and we were spent and Morris looked like a POS (hopefully from the injury/layoff) and we were ripe for a letdown.

This will be the highlight of the Raps season. Screw them.

And some chump like vanFleet going off like that? Smart will EAT HIM ALIVE.

Cant wait till we see them again, and can't wait till Moose is playing a lot of Morris' minutes.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: csfansince60s on February 06, 2018, 10:05:32 PM
Torontoís bench is playing great tonight

Fixed it for you.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on February 06, 2018, 10:05:35 PM
This game should be rapidly forgotten but one thing is certain, Brad needs to figure out that 2nd quarter. We cannot enter every 3rd quarter with a deficit after crapping the bed in the 2nd. It's too much.

Can't wait for the deadline to pass if only to get confirmation on who the Celtics will have on their team.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: hodgy03038 on February 06, 2018, 10:09:27 PM
Disgusting game. How many rebounds did we lose from guys just taking them away or we would fight over the rebound with our own teammate and knock it out of bounds. We need a consistent shot maker of the bench. Tatum played weak tonight. Hopefully he gets back to the aggressive Jayson next game. BTW, do we have anyone to guard Lowry? Oh yeah he was guarding the picture frame instead.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 06, 2018, 10:21:00 PM
BTW, do we have anyone to guard Lowry? Oh yeah he was guarding the picture frame instead.

It was a KO victory.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Snakehead on February 06, 2018, 10:21:54 PM


Can't wait for the deadline to pass if only to get confirmation on who the Celtics will have on their team.

We know we have Monroe.  To the level he is being glossed over by a lot in these discussions, I think people are going to be surprised how good he can be here.

Dwayne Casey was really high on him here for his passing, which I have thought to a degree but he was very confident on how he spoke of it.  Casey is a smart coach I think.

His post scoring will be big when they need offense at times and he is a better finisher around the rim than any big we have.  I love Baynes for defense but he blows finishes off great feeds from Kyrie and others that would be easy finishes for a player like Monroe.

If he's a threat to score and can pass, he adds another big wrinkle into an offense when he's in that can be exploited.  He will draw double teams.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 10:23:04 PM
I still want to know Brad's reasoning for only playing Kyrie 12 minutes in the first half, especially his decision to bench Kyrie in the second half of the second quarter when they made their run.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: nickagneta on February 06, 2018, 10:26:23 PM
I still want to know Brad's reasoning for only playing Kyrie 12 minutes in the first half, especially his decision to bench Kyrie in the second half of the second quarter when they made their run.
Maybe Kyrie had a minute restriction. Maybe is quad still isn't 100%. Better to play too few minutes than too many when just coming off an injury
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: saltlover on February 06, 2018, 10:26:57 PM
I still want to know Brad's reasoning for only playing Kyrie 12 minutes in the first half, especially his decision to bench Kyrie in the second half of the second quarter when they made their run.

Iím guessing he was on a minutes restriction.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 10:31:27 PM
Kyrie even said he didn't feel as right as he thought he would. Hard to come off that injury into the fire

And there is no doubt that Monroe starts when he gets here. Baynes just can't finish
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: jpotter33 on February 06, 2018, 10:31:28 PM
I still want to know Brad's reasoning for only playing Kyrie 12 minutes in the first half, especially his decision to bench Kyrie in the second half of the second quarter when they made their run.

Iím guessing he was on a minutes restriction.

Well, that seems to be the only logical excuse, but I don't understand why that'd be the case for a quad contusion.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: hodgy03038 on February 06, 2018, 10:34:48 PM
Nader, Yabu & Allen should all be in the G league and they were the only 3 with a positive +/- tonight. Go figure. What really sucks is we pretty much held Derozan in check but were schooled by VanVleet.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: csfansince60s on February 06, 2018, 10:40:15 PM


Can't wait for the deadline to pass if only to get confirmation on who the Celtics will have on their team.

We know we have Monroe.  To the level he is being glossed over by a lot in these discussions, I think people are going to be surprised how good he can be here.

Dwayne Casey was really high on him here for his passing, which I have thought to a degree but he was very confident on how he spoke of it.  Casey is a smart coach I think.

His post scoring will be big when they need offense at times and he is a better finisher around the rim than any big we have.  I love Baynes for defense but he blows finishes off great feeds from Kyrie and others that would be easy finishes for a player like Monroe.

If he's a threat to score and can pass, he adds another big wrinkle into an offense when he's in that can be exploited.  He will draw double teams.

TP , snake.

And the rebounding and the running the floor which most people don't ever mention. Nort to south, he can motor.

Moose train coming our way.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: csfansince60s on February 06, 2018, 10:41:42 PM
Nader, Yabu & Allen should all be in the G league and they were the only 3 with a positive +/- tonight. Go figure. What really sucks is we pretty much held Derozan in check but were schooled by VanVleet.

Smart will EAT HIM ALIVE.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 10:45:41 PM
Need to survive to the All Star break. Guys are fried. Steve Kerr said the same thing about the warriors
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: saltlover on February 06, 2018, 10:47:11 PM
I still want to know Brad's reasoning for only playing Kyrie 12 minutes in the first half, especially his decision to bench Kyrie in the second half of the second quarter when they made their run.

Iím guessing he was on a minutes restriction.

Well, that seems to be the only logical excuse, but I don't understand why that'd be the case for a quad contusion.

Contusion is a broad/vague term.  That he already missed three games and was listed as questionable tonight should be evidence enough that this was not your garden-variety bruise and that he might not yet be back at full strength.  Hope heís back Thursday for purely selfish reasons (Iíll be at the game).
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: nickagneta on February 06, 2018, 10:47:24 PM
On the bright side, Brown played great two way basketball and Rozier shot well from 3 again. Not sure there is anything else positive to say about this game except, thank god it over and on to Washington for a bounce back win.
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: celticinorlando on February 06, 2018, 10:48:19 PM
I think Kyrie's knee also is not 100 percent
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: triboy16f on February 07, 2018, 08:19:39 AM
CBS was outcoached last night... no two ways about it

Also where are the timeout calls?  What is he waiting for....very frustrating sometimes to watch

Also

Al Horford- Another garbage game. 

Jaylen Brown - Very Careless with the ball.

Terry Rozier - Very very careless with the ball.


Celts bench - Got embarrassed by the raptors bench. Danny needs to trade for Evans or make another creative move to bring in a legit scorer off the bench
Title: Re: Celtics (39-15) at Raptors (36-16) Game #55 2/6/18
Post by: Green-18 on February 07, 2018, 08:54:01 AM
I view last night as more of a positive reflection on Toronto than anything else.  This is easily the deepest group they have had in the Casey, Lowry, Derozan era.  It's difficult to takeaway anything significant as far the Celtics are concerned.  There was zero urgency and/or decisiveness on the offensive.  This has been an issue at various points throughout the season.  The problem last night is that we went against a team that can capitalize on our mistakes.  We weren't ready to get punched in the mouth and the Raptors treated this like a playoff game from start to finish.