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Title: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: FLCeltsFan on March 15, 2018, 10:37:51 PM
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Boston Celtics (46-22)  at  Orlando Magic (21-48)
Friday, March 16, 2018
7:00 PM ET
Regular Season Game #69, Road Game #33
TV:  NBC Sports Boston, FSFL, NBA-LP 750(DTV), 752(xfinity)
Radio: 98.5 Sports Hub, ESPN 580 AM
Amway Center

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Probable Starting Matchups
Point Guard

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Terry Rozier vs DJ Augustin

Shooting Guard

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Jayson Tatum vs Jonathon Simmons

Small Forward
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Marcus Morris vs Mario Hezonja

Power Forward
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Al Horford vs Jonathan Isaac

Center
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Aron Baynes vs Nikola Vucevic

(http://i.usatoday.net/_common/_images/_sports/logos/nba/celtics_50t.png) Reserves
Shane Larkin
Semi Ojeleye
Abdel Nader
Guerschon Yabusele
Kadeem Allen

Injuries
Gordon Hayward (ankle)  out
Kyrie Irving (knee)  doubtful
Marcus Smart (thumb)  out
Daniel Theis (knee) out
Al Horford (probable)
Jaylen Brown (concussion)  out
Jabari Bird (back) questionable

Two Way Players
Kadeem Allen
Jabari Bird

Head Coach
Brad Stevens

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Arron Afflalo
Khem Birch
Bismack Biyombo
Wes Iwundu
Shelvin Mack
Rodney Purvis
Marreese Speighhts
Rashad Vaughn

Two Way Players

Jamel Artis

Injuries
Evan Fournier (knee) out
Terrence Ross  (knee)  out
Aaron Gordon (concussion)  questionable

Head Coach
Frank Vogel

Game Notes
The Celtics begin a 2 game road trip with a stop in Orlando to take on the Magic.  This is the 4th and final meeting between these two teams this season.  They will complete their road trip on Sunday vs the Pelicans.  The Celtics won the series 3-0 last season vs the Magic.  They are 2-1 so far this season. 

The Celtics won the first game in Orlando 104-88 on November 5.  They also won the second game in Boston 118-103.  They then lost the 3rd game against the Magic in Boston 103-95.  The Celtics got just 8 points off of their bench in that game allowing the Magic to snap a 14 game losing streak in Boston. 

Orlando is 47-62 all time vs the Boston Celtics and 34-19 all time against them in Orlando.  These two teams will forever be linked in Celtics history.   The Magic beat the Celtics 95-92 on May 5, 1995, in the very last game played in the old Boston Garden before the Celtics moved to the TD Garden and the old Garden was demolished. 

The Celtics are coming off 2 straight losses.  They are 6-4 in their last 10 games.   They are 13-9 on the road.  The Celtics are 2nd in the East and now 5 games behind Toronto.  They are 6.5 games ahead of both Cleveland and Indiana who are tied for 3rd.  The Magic are coming off a win over the Bucks and are 3-7 in their last 10 games.  They are 14-18 at home.  They have won just 7 games on the road, one of which was over the Celtics.  They are .5 games ahead of Atlanta for the worst record in the East. 

Al Horford is expected to return to the Celtics lineup in this game.  Kyrie Irving traveled with the team but is not expected to play in this one.  Marcus Smart (thumb), Daniel Theis (knee), Jaylen Brown (concussion),  and Gordon Hayward (ankle) remain out.  Jabari Bird is questionable with back spasms.   

The Magic traded Elfrid Payton, who had 22 points and 6 rebounds in the Magic's win in January.   
Evan Fournier, who always played well against the Celtics is out with a knee injury.  Terrence Ross is also out with a knee injury.  Aaron Gordon, arguably the Magic's best player, is questionable with a concussion. 

The Magic's starters above are from the Magic's game notes.  The Celtics starters are a guess based on the players that Brad Stevens started in the last game and the fact that Al Horford is expected to return in this game. 

Key Matchups
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Aron Baynes vs Nikola Vucevic
With Payton gone and Fournier and Gordon expected to miss the game, Vucevic is probably the Magic's best player.  He is averaging 17.3 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.1 blocks.  He is averaging 13 points and 11 rebounds against the Celtics this season. 

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Jayson Tatum vs Jonathon Simmons
Simmons has played well off the bench for the Magic in two of the games against the Celtics this season, averaging 14 points and 10 rebounds.  Jayson will need to keep him from scoring and also off the boards. 

Keys to the Game
Defense - Defense wins games, pure and simple.  The Magic are averaging 105 points per game, which is good for 18th in the league.  Boston is averaging just 104.7 points per game which is just behind Orlando at 19th.  Orlando ranks 27th with a defensive rating of 108.8. The Celtics are still tops in the league with a defensive rating of 101.5.  Tough defense will win this game. 

Rebound - The Celtics have to crash the boards in order to give themselves extra possessions as well as to prevent the Magic from getting second chance points and fast breaks.  The Magic are 27th in the league averaging 41.0 rebounds per game. The Celtics are 8th with 44.3 rebounds per game.   Much of rebounding is effort and the Celtics need to give extra effort to beat the Magic to the boards. 

Be Aggressive - The Celtics need to be the more aggressive team, especially with all the injuries.  They must be the first to loose balls and rebounds, and they have to be aggressive in driving to the basket and not always settling for jumpers.  They built a 20 point lead against the Wizards by taking the ball inside and going strong to the hoop before they reverted to shooting mostly 3's again.   They must be aggressive on defense and set the tone for the game.  When they allow other teams to work harder than them, it doesn't usually end well.     

Move the Ball Carefully
- The Celtics have to move the ball and find the open man.  But in moving the ball, they have to make careful passes and not get sloppy.  The Magic will make the Celtics pay if they don't take care of the ball.  The Magic are averaging 13 fast break points per game and so the Celtics have to keep them from getting steals to start their fast breaks.

Don't Underestimate the Magic - The Celtics were surprised by the Magic in their last game in Boston and they underestimated them somewhat and allowed the Magic to get a 103-95 win on the Celtics home court in spite of 40 points by Kyrie.  The Celtics won't have Kyrie this time and so every player has to give their best in this game in spite of the Magic's record. 

X-Factors
Focus On the Road - The Celtics are on the road and they have to focus on the game at hand and not the hostile crowd or the other distractions that a team faces when on the road.  They need to be able to block all that out and focus on playing basketball.  The Celtics have been forced to play several rookies big minutes and young players especially have to maintain their focus to avoid the pitfalls of road games. 

Next Man Up - The Celtics should get Al Horford back for this game, but there are still several key players out and so the remaining Celtics have to play harder and fill in for the points and rebounds and defense of the players who are out. 
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: csfansince60s on March 15, 2018, 10:51:09 PM
TP FLCELTS!

Go Cs!
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: slamtheking on March 15, 2018, 10:51:10 PM
first in.  tp FL

ugh 1 second.  [dang] having to log in
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: footey on March 15, 2018, 11:13:08 PM
Dancing Bear!!!
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: SparzWizard on March 15, 2018, 11:36:20 PM
Lets go Celtics!
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: BringToughnessBack on March 16, 2018, 01:41:16 AM
Go Celtics- beat the tankers!
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: Androslav on March 16, 2018, 06:09:20 AM
Are we strong enough to beat the team that wants to lose?
Sure we are! :D
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: hodgy03038 on March 16, 2018, 07:16:46 AM
Go Celts. Let's start a winning streak.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: Surferdad on March 16, 2018, 07:32:04 AM
8th man, 1st page.

I smell a win.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: RockinRyA on March 16, 2018, 07:44:19 AM
lol even Jabari Bird is unavailable.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: celticinorlando on March 16, 2018, 08:14:31 AM
Would not be surprised if Kyrie plays tonight...might not be a ton of minutes but enough to test the knee out
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: FLCeltsFan on March 16, 2018, 08:48:08 AM
TP to csfansince60s and slamtheking for being first to post in the game thread!!   Only 1 second apart. 

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Celtics!! 
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: Jiri Welsch on March 16, 2018, 09:54:22 AM
This is where we make history y’all
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: fairweatherfan on March 16, 2018, 11:14:10 AM
Horford back, Kyrie still out.  Hopefully it's enough.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: apc on March 16, 2018, 12:24:16 PM
Horford back, Kyrie still out.  Hopefully it's enough.
Al probably lost his starting spot to Yabu ;)
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on March 16, 2018, 01:33:29 PM
What exactly did Yabusele do in that game to lose his starting role? He literally pushed three other Celtics out of the starting lineup to force an OT thriller.

OK, i get the players he clearly "beat out" for the starting job were injured and couldn't play, but, who was on the floor for the tipoff in the last game? He drove his teammates to 20 point leads, he was all over the sidelines waving a towel...

I think it's wrong and I'm not, by the way, the least bit surprised that Ainge has refused to trade him.

(All kidding aside, I think the Bear looked aok in his first "staht.")

Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 07:11:58 PM
This should be a fun game!
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 07:16:15 PM
The Celtics have come out with very high energy!
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 16, 2018, 07:19:22 PM
Baynes is what the Spaniards call "el terrible."
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: blink on March 16, 2018, 07:21:31 PM
Let's go C's!  got to start a new win streak today.  Winnable game against a bad team.
Need good games from Terry and Al.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 07:22:26 PM
Let's go C's!  got to start a new win streak today.  Winnable game against a bad team.
Need good games from Terry and Al.

I think "The Bear" will have a big game!
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: blink on March 16, 2018, 07:22:49 PM
Let's go C's!  got to start a new win streak today.  Winnable game against a bad team.
Need good games from Terry and Al.

I think "The Bear" will have a big game!

You KNOW it!!!  (will ferrell voice)
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 07:25:02 PM
Horford is looking spry!
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 07:28:04 PM
No one is guarding Nader but no one will pass him the ball...
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 07:29:20 PM
Nader nice!
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: blink on March 16, 2018, 07:29:38 PM
No one is guarding Nader but no one will pass him the ball...

Abdel hit 2 3's the last game.  If he gets a good shot, he needs to take it...

edit
and I said that before he hit that 3 lol....
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 16, 2018, 07:30:14 PM
Ragged quarter.  We're making some nice plays but the ball just ain't going in.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 07:30:51 PM
Ragged quarter.  We're making some nice plays but the ball just ain't going in.

Both teams look a little tight...
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: blink on March 16, 2018, 07:31:58 PM
I don't have a stream so I am watching nba.com play by play.  we look good in writing so far...lol
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: The_Truth on March 16, 2018, 07:32:03 PM
No way we lose this one...
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 07:33:27 PM
I don't have a stream so I am watching nba.com play by play.  we look good in writing so far...lol

Two banged up teams and that's what it looks like...
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: blink on March 16, 2018, 07:35:24 PM
I don't have a stream so I am watching nba.com play by play.  we look good in writing so far...lol

Two banged up teams and that's what it looks like...

At least we are getting some deep bench scoring, even with some of our bench starting.
Go Monroe, Larkin and Nader...
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 07:35:45 PM
This looks a lot like a summer league game...
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 07:38:32 PM
I don't have a stream so I am watching nba.com play by play.  we look good in writing so far...lol

Two banged up teams and that's what it looks like...

At least we are getting some deep bench scoring, even with some of our bench starting.
Go Monroe, Larkin and Nader...

Yeah, 9 points off the bench in the 1st quarter when the main bench guys are starting is very good.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 07:40:44 PM
Moose is getting after it tonight.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 16, 2018, 07:42:14 PM
This looks a lot like a summer league game...

With summer league level energy in the building.  Can't blame Orlando fans though, there isn't much to cheer for with their current team.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on March 16, 2018, 07:42:43 PM
Larkin = monstah
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 07:42:55 PM
This looks a lot like a summer league game...

With summer league level energy in the building.  Can't blame Orlando fans though, there isn't much to cheer for with their current team.

Don't they have their own draft pick?
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 07:43:33 PM
Larkin = monstah

Larkinstein!
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: blink on March 16, 2018, 07:45:20 PM
23-13 lead on the boards.  This helps.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 16, 2018, 07:47:24 PM
This looks a lot like a summer league game...

With summer league level energy in the building.  Can't blame Orlando fans though, there isn't much to cheer for with their current team.

Don't they have their own draft pick?

I think so.  Even then not much to cheer for, rather they should cheer for tanking and getting as good a pick as possible.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: mr. dee on March 16, 2018, 07:48:02 PM
I can't wait to get rid of Nader next season.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on March 16, 2018, 07:48:17 PM
Wesley Iwundu must be stopped!
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 16, 2018, 07:48:29 PM
Offense has fallen apart.  Get the ball to Monroe in the post and go from there.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: JHTruth on March 16, 2018, 07:49:19 PM
Baynes is what the Spaniards call "el terrible."

Brad must start him out of pure loyalty, maybe even pity at this point. It's clear Monroe is a far, far superior player at this point..
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 07:49:26 PM
Offense has fallen apart.  Get the ball to Monroe in the post and go from there.

Where is Yabu?
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 16, 2018, 07:50:29 PM
Offense has fallen apart.  Get the ball to Monroe in the post and go from there.

Where is Yabu?

No idea.  He played well last game, esp in the first quarter.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: blink on March 16, 2018, 07:50:34 PM
Wesley Iwundu must be stopped!

He wasn't even this good at K-State!
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 07:52:01 PM
Offense has fallen apart.  Get the ball to Monroe in the post and go from there.

Where is Yabu?

No idea.  He played well last game, esp in the first quarter.

Didn't he have like 5 assists last game.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: blink on March 16, 2018, 07:53:51 PM
Is Tatum fast enough to play SG?  I know I know Brad calls them wings, but other teams have guys called shooting guards that are faster than wings
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 07:54:24 PM
Is Tatum fast enough to play SG?  I know I know Brad calls them wings, but other teams have guys called shooting guards that are faster than wings

ummmm, wings....
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: blink on March 16, 2018, 07:55:04 PM
Is Tatum fast enough to play SG?  I know I know Brad calls them wings, but other teams have guys called shooting guards that are faster than wings

ummmm, wings....

like bbq wings?
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 07:55:18 PM
Larkinstein with 10 points already!
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 07:55:40 PM
Is Tatum fast enough to play SG?  I know I know Brad calls them wings, but other teams have guys called shooting guards that are faster than wings

ummmm, wings....

like bbq wings?

Yes! :P
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on March 16, 2018, 07:57:10 PM
Larkin's gonna hang 40 on these draft pickers!
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 16, 2018, 08:00:11 PM
This really does have the vibe of a summer league game, and we definitely have a bigger showing in Orlando from fans than the home team lol
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: blink on March 16, 2018, 08:00:42 PM
Will we break 80 tonight?
will Orlando break 70?
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 08:01:29 PM
Will we break 80 tonight?
will Orlando break 70?

Yes and no.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 08:01:55 PM
This really does have the vibe of a summer league game, and we definitely have a bigger showing in Orlando from fans than the home team lol

Jaylen would've torn this game up.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: blink on March 16, 2018, 08:02:56 PM
a 90-60 final score for us winning would be nice.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 16, 2018, 08:03:17 PM
31 points allowed in the half?  Heck yeah I'll take it.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 08:03:21 PM
The Celtics are winning with rebounding!
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: hwangjini_1 on March 16, 2018, 08:04:35 PM
Is Tatum fast enough to play SG?  I know I know Brad calls them wings, but other teams have guys called shooting guards that are faster than wings
yes, that certainly killed the celtics in the first half of this game didn't it?  ::)
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: blink on March 16, 2018, 08:07:10 PM
Is Tatum fast enough to play SG?  I know I know Brad calls them wings, but other teams have guys called shooting guards that are faster than wings
yes, that certainly killed the celtics in the first half of this game didn't it?  ::)

Is this game a good barometer of anything? hahaha \

I guess I was wondering about if he has the goods to match up with 2s in the playoffs.  is that better? :)
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: hwangjini_1 on March 16, 2018, 08:08:48 PM
larkin putting in another good game. nice pick up by ainge for the bench. larkin is what i had hoped phil pressey would become.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on March 16, 2018, 08:10:02 PM
Celtics 35%
Magic 32%

Larkin has 10 points in 11 minutes which easily extrapolates into 40 points this evening in Mouseville.

Rozier is 8-6-3
He gets the "injury bug cure" award this season.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: Erik on March 16, 2018, 08:24:41 PM
I'm at the game right now. Not even exaggerating, half the stadium are Celtics fans
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on March 16, 2018, 08:24:58 PM
Now listen College of Charleston is tied with Auburn at the half. The Cougars look better than the Magic tonight.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on March 16, 2018, 08:26:38 PM
I'm at the game right now. Not even exaggerating, half the stadium are Celtics fans

They must be all there...I've been talking myself up here for awhile now.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 16, 2018, 08:30:23 PM
lol Rozier.  He gave some fan on the sideline a 5 after making that 3 pointer.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: Roy H. on March 16, 2018, 08:32:29 PM
Just tuned in. We’re shooting 36.5%, but are up 22?!
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 08:33:28 PM
Just tuned in. We’re shooting 36.5%, but are up 22?!

Killing it on the boards.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: blink on March 16, 2018, 08:35:00 PM
if we hold them to 60 or less it would be top 30 or so least number of points in the shot clock era...

http://nbahoopsonline.com/History/Records/pointsfew.html (http://nbahoopsonline.com/History/Records/pointsfew.html)

yeah I am bored...
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 16, 2018, 08:36:12 PM
Just tuned in. We’re shooting 36.5%, but are up 22?!

Our defense has been really solid and Orlando is just that bad.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 08:43:23 PM
Mooooose!
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 16, 2018, 08:43:25 PM
Monroe is looking more and more comfortable every game. Dominant out there right now. He’s been active defensively, too.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 08:44:07 PM
Just tuned in. We’re shooting 36.5%, but are up 22?!

Our defense has been really solid and Orlando is just that bad.

21 second chance points for The Celtics...
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: blink on March 16, 2018, 08:45:39 PM
Just tuned in. We’re shooting 36.5%, but are up 22?!

Our defense has been really solid and Orlando is just that bad.

21 second chance points for The Celtics...

and we have 70 fga in just 3 quarters...
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: hwangjini_1 on March 16, 2018, 08:48:16 PM
i expect a yabu sighting soon.  ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 08:49:14 PM
Just tuned in. We’re shooting 36.5%, but are up 22?!

Our defense has been really solid and Orlando is just that bad.

21 second chance points for The Celtics...

and we have 70 fga in just 3 quarters...

28 points off the bench!
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: blink on March 16, 2018, 08:51:33 PM
Just tuned in. We’re shooting 36.5%, but are up 22?!

Our defense has been really solid and Orlando is just that bad.

21 second chance points for The Celtics...

and we have 70 fga in just 3 quarters...

28 points off the bench!

you know I love the bench points....
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 08:52:52 PM
Celtics are getting out worked here in the 4th...
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: blink on March 16, 2018, 08:53:17 PM
btw Mavs up 8 on the Raptors...
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: mr. dee on March 16, 2018, 08:58:55 PM
btw Mavs up 8 on the Raptors...
I don't think we'll be catching up Raptors anytime soon given the injury bugs this team have. It's better to keep our best player fresh and healthy than jeopardizing them for home court advantage.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 09:00:29 PM
Celtics with no offense in the 4th....
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: blink on March 16, 2018, 09:01:02 PM
btw Mavs up 8 on the Raptors...
I don't think we'll be catching up Raptors anytime soon given the injury bugs this team have. It's better to keep our best player fresh and healthy than jeopardizing them for home court advantage.

I didn't suggest jeopardizing anything lol.
I just made a comment.  They have won 10 straight.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: mr. dee on March 16, 2018, 09:01:13 PM
Nader with the rejection!
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 09:01:51 PM
Nader!
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 09:10:55 PM
The Celtics are stumbling to the finish here...
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 09:12:14 PM
The Bear!
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 16, 2018, 09:15:27 PM
Terrible 4th.  So many turnovers.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: PAOBoston on March 16, 2018, 09:15:58 PM
They might blow this again
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on March 16, 2018, 09:16:44 PM
My eyes are bleeding
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 09:17:33 PM
 
My eyes are bleeding

 ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on March 16, 2018, 09:17:54 PM
Did Stevens play any "starters" in the 4th? How did Orlando cut it to 6?
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 09:17:54 PM
Take us home Nader...
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on March 16, 2018, 09:18:02 PM
Nader basically wins the game if you want to call it that.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 09:18:36 PM
good win.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: liam on March 16, 2018, 09:19:03 PM
Nader basically wins the game if you want to call it that.

It is a win.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: azzenfrost on March 16, 2018, 09:19:10 PM
Nice one.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on March 16, 2018, 09:21:57 PM
13 games left and the "magic number" shrinks again...thanks to the Magic.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: 2short on March 16, 2018, 09:25:44 PM
Orlando is truly a lower level than NBA
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: Jiri Welsch on March 16, 2018, 09:28:27 PM
13 games left and the "magic number" shrinks again...thanks to the Magic.

What’s the number now? 8?
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on March 16, 2018, 09:34:23 PM
If the Celtics go 6-7 the Pacers would have to go 13-0 to catch them for the two seed.

I think you're right the number is 8.
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: Jiri Welsch on March 16, 2018, 11:36:49 PM
If the Celtics go 6-7 the Pacers would have to go 13-0 to catch them for the two seed.

I think you're right the number is 8.

Let’s gooooo
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: chilidawg on March 17, 2018, 05:17:13 AM
If the Celtics go 6-7 the Pacers would have to go 13-0 to catch them for the two seed.

I think you're right the number is 8.

7
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 17, 2018, 09:00:29 AM
Take us home Nader...

back to Egypt?
Title: Re: Celtics (46-22) at Magic (21-48) Game #69 3/16/18
Post by: jambr380 on March 17, 2018, 09:18:48 AM
I'm at the game right now. Not even exaggerating, half the stadium are Celtics fans

Yeah, I was at the game, too, and it was pretty much a 50/50 split. With only 8 pages in this thread, I imagine most of CB was there. I love the t-shirts they sell that say, "ORL Magic vs BOS Celtics (I imagine they do this for most teams)." It is a great way capitalize on merch sales for visitors/people not originally from Central Florida - I actually have one  ;D. The Magic do have a pretty good following, it's just that it has reached super-tank time for the team.

Anyway, rough finish, but nice win. I think both teams got what they wanted out of the game which is nice!