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Title: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: FLCeltsFan on March 19, 2018, 11:30:07 PM
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Oklahoma City Thunder (43-29)  at  Boston Celtics (47-23)
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
8:00 PM ET
Game #71, Home Game #37
TV: TNT, FSOK
Radio: 98.5 Sports Hub, WWLS 98.1 FM
TD Garden

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Probable Starters
PG(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Rozier_Terry_bos17.jpg) SG(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Tatum_Jayson_bos17.jpg) SF(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Morris_Marcus_bos17.jpg) PF(http://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Horford_Al_bos1617.jpg) C(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Baynes_Aron_bos17.jpg)
PG: Terry Rozier
SG: Jayson Tatum
SF:  Marcus Morris
PF:  Al Horford
C:   Aron Baynes

Celtics Reserves
Shane Larkin
Abdel Nader
Guerschon Yabusele
Semi Ojeleye
Greg Monroe
Kadeem Allen
Jabari Bird

Injuries
Gordon Hayward (ankle) out
Daniel Theis (knee)  out
Marcus Smart  (thumb)  out
Jaylen Brown (concussion)  out
Kyrie Irving (knee) out

Two Way Players

Jabari Bird
Kadeem Allen
 
Head Coach
Brad Stevens

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Probable Starters
PG(http://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Westbrook_Russell_okc1617.jpg) SG(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Brewer_Corey_lal17.jpg) SF(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/George_Paul_okc17.jpg) PF(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Anthony_Carmelo_okc17.jpg) C(http://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Adams_Steven_okc1617.jpg)
PG: Russell Westbrook
SG:  Corey Brewer
SF:  Paul George
PF:  Carmelo Anthony
C:   Steven Adams

Thunder Reserves
Alex Abrines
Nick Collison
Raymond Felton
Terrance Ferguson
Jerami Grant
Josh Huestis
Patrick Patterson
Kyle Singler

Injuries
Andre Roberson (knee)  out

Two-Way Players
PJ Dozier
Daniel Hamilton

Head Coach
Billy Donovan

Game Notes
The Celtics are home for one game after going 1-1 on a road trip and just before beginning a 4 game Western road trip.  This is the second and final game between these two teams.  The Celtics won the first game in OKC 103-94 in Oklahoma City.  The Celtics came from 18 down to win in Marcus Morris' first game with the Celtics.  The Thunder have won 11 of the last 14 games vs the Celtics. 

The Celtics are still 2nd in the East.  They are 5 games behind the Raptors for first place and 6 games ahead of the Cavaliers who are in 3rd place.  The Celtics are 6-4 in their last 10 games and are coming off a blowout loss to the Pelicans.  They are 23-13 at home and their record against Western Conference teams is 17-8.

The Thunder are in 4th place in the West.  They are 2 games behind Portland, who are in 3rd place (and the Celtics next opponent) and they are 2 ahead of Utah, who are 5th in the West.  The Thunder have won 6 straight games and are 8-2 in their last 10 games.  They are 18-18 on the road and 18-9 vs Eastern Conference teams. 

The Celtics are still short handed.  Kyrie Irving will miss his 4th straight game with soreness in his knee.  Brad Stevens has said that he won't play until he is 100% and he isn't quite there yet. 
Jaylen Brown is also getting closer to returning from the concussion but also is not quite there yet.  Marcus Smart (thumb), Daniel Theis (knee) and Gordon Hayward (ankle) are also out.
The Thunder have just Andre Roberson (knee) on the injured list. 

Key Matchups
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Terry Rozier vs Russell Westbrook
Westbrook is the reigning league MVP and is averaging 25.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 10.2 assists.  This is a big test for the Celtics and is on National TV and so it would be a good time for Terry Rozier to have a big game on both ends of the court.

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Marcus Morris vs Paul George
George is averaging 21.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists.  Morris will need to play play solid defense both in the paint and on the perimeter because George is a threat both inside and out. The Celtics will also need Morris to produce on the offensive end to keep PG13 working on that end as well. 

Honorable Mention
Al Horford vs Carmelo Anthony
Anthony is averaging 16.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists.  Al needs to work on defense because Anthony is a tough assignment.  Hopefully he will be up to the task.  But with both Kyrie and Jaylen out again, the Celtics will need Al to score as well. 

Keys to the Game
Rebound - The Celtics have turned their fortunes around on the boards by group rebounding.  They are 8th in the league with 44.5 rebounds per game.  The Thunder are 5th in the league with 44.8 rebounds per game.  They are also first in 2nd chance points.  The Celtics will need to continue their effort and hustle on the boards in this game.  Much of rebounding is effort and desire and the Celtics will need both to out-rebound the Thunder in this one. 

Defense - Defense is always a key to winning.  The Celtics will need to defend the perimeter as well as the inside because the Thunder have players who can score both inside and out.  The Celtics are first with a defensive rating of 101.3 while the Thunder are no slouches with a defensive rating of 104.5 (10th).  Especially since they are still short handed, the Celtics must continue to make defense their priority if they want to win this game.   

Be Aggressive
- The Celtics have to be aggressive and fight for loose balls, 50/50 balls, and rebounds, and be aggressive on defense and in going to the hoop.  They have to be the more aggressive team and the one that wants it more.  They simply have to play harder, especially since they are short handed.

Take Care of the Ball - The Thunder are first in steals with 9.0 per game and also first in forcing points off turnovers with 18.8 per game.   The Celtics have to keep the ball moving and avoid playing hero ball but they also have to make crisp passes and focus on avoiding turnovers and deflections by the Thunder's quick hands.

X-Factors

Back Home - The Celtics are playing back at home in between 2 and 4 game road trips.  Coming back home after a trip is always a tough game.  They need to draw energy from the home crowd and play with energy and focus.  They have to protect home court before they head West for another 4 games.

Injuries
- The Thunder are almost at full strength with just one player out.  They are playing their best ball of the season.  The Celtics are still missing 5 players, including 2 of their best scorers and their best defender.  The remaining healthy players have to step up their game and play very hard.  They need to be the next man up and fill in for their injured teammates.  Hopefully the Thunder will underestimate the Celtics since they have so many players out and the Celtics can steal a win. 
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: csfansince60s on March 19, 2018, 11:32:36 PM
TP FLCelts!

Go C!

Thunder going down!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: FLCeltsFan on March 19, 2018, 11:32:52 PM
TP to csfansince60s   for being the first to post in the game thread!!

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Celtics!!!!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: RockinRyA on March 19, 2018, 11:33:26 PM
Too bad we can't be healthy for this one.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Somebody on March 20, 2018, 01:37:59 AM
LET'S GO CELTICS
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: celticsclay on March 20, 2018, 02:20:13 AM
Man we need to get healthy so bad
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SparzWizard on March 20, 2018, 02:26:11 AM
Dayum, OKC Big 3 gonna have a field day.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Rondo9 on March 20, 2018, 01:13:15 PM
Dayum, OKC Big 3 gonna have a field day.

And lose! :D
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: hodgy03038 on March 20, 2018, 01:20:51 PM
Not too confident about this one but go C's!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Ilikesports17 on March 20, 2018, 01:42:33 PM
30 spot incoming from Tatum.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 03:00:02 PM
30 spot incoming from Tatum.

and 20 coming from Larkin!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2018, 03:33:54 PM
I'm going to close my eyes......Ugh ...     no Smart or Brown. to at least annoy Westbrook ,  he ll cut though our guards like soft butter.

I can't watch

this could be truely ugly.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: mysteryMrE on March 20, 2018, 03:57:24 PM
I've thought since day one that Rozier could be a poor (okay, very poor) man's Russell Westbrook. Time for him to shine once again! National TV game, I think we will compete!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: CelticSooner on March 20, 2018, 05:29:57 PM
5 point underdogs at home.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: celticinorlando on March 20, 2018, 05:58:49 PM
Boston better get use to playing without Kyrie. I really don't think we see him again this season
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2018, 06:45:18 PM
Boston better get use to playing without Kyrie. I really don't think we see him again this season

I believe so.....any time I ever played with hurt legs ankles .....all i ever did was ultimately get hurt worse and mess up something that was no issue before.   

I d soon see him get the operation he obviously needs and join the team with a fresh Hayward .
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Csfan1984 on March 20, 2018, 07:12:03 PM
I agree with sitting Irving. Let Rozier, Brown and Tatum take over
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Surferdad on March 20, 2018, 08:11:50 PM
I agree with sitting Irving. Let Rozier, Brown and Tatum take over
Brown out tonight, no?
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 08:12:45 PM
I'm hoping for a quick start.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 08:13:17 PM
I agree with sitting Irving. Let Rozier, Brown and Tatum take over
Brown out tonight, no?

I think he's out.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 08:16:31 PM
Tatum on Paul George? Yikes.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 08:17:16 PM
Big Mo!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 20, 2018, 08:19:27 PM
How about we stop looking for Baynes on offense?  That's not why he's out there.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: BlastFromThePast on March 20, 2018, 08:19:51 PM
Adams schooling Horford first than Baynes.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 08:21:02 PM
Tatum on Paul George? Yikes.

Shouldn't it be Morris?
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Surferdad on March 20, 2018, 08:22:48 PM
Melo keeping up in the game.  :P
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 08:27:13 PM
Tatum on Paul George? Yikes.

Shouldn't it be Morris?

I would think, but he's holding his own thus far.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 08:27:21 PM
Tatum is getting some calls tonight.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 08:28:30 PM
What in the world is Baynes doing? lol At least he got up and challenged the shot, I guess.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 20, 2018, 08:29:37 PM
Nader the first one in?  Rut roh.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: mr. dee on March 20, 2018, 08:29:55 PM
What in the world is Baynes doing? lol At least he got up and challenged the shot, I guess.

Tying his shoes
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 08:30:05 PM
Uh, where is that foul??
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 08:31:23 PM
Uh, where is that foul??

There was none...
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: mr. dee on March 20, 2018, 08:31:43 PM
Why is Nader going in first before Monroe?
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2018, 08:33:50 PM
only hope is OKC thinks this will be easy with Smart Irving Brown missing .

overwise ...

this might be the Little Big Horn 2.0
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 08:33:54 PM
Nader and Semi are the bane of my existence...
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Surferdad on March 20, 2018, 08:34:53 PM
Nader.  Painful.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2018, 08:35:03 PM
With Nader .....we are throwing rocks

they are using Guns
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 08:35:29 PM
Greg Anthony literally just said that the Celtics are "so much different" without three of their top five players on the roster... No crap, Greg. lol
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2018, 08:36:50 PM
Greg Anthony literally just said that the Celtics are "so much different" without three of their top five players on the roster... No crap, Greg. lol

man is a genius!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: mr. dee on March 20, 2018, 08:37:05 PM
I can't wait to see the day Nader gets cut.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2018, 08:39:08 PM
only hardcore fans hanging for this act
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 08:40:08 PM
Ugh, Nader might legitimately be the worst player in the NBA.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 20, 2018, 08:40:27 PM
Any semblance of decent basketball disappeared once Nader and Semi came in.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: mr. dee on March 20, 2018, 08:40:42 PM
Why can't just let Bird and Allen play?
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Neurotic Guy on March 20, 2018, 08:41:28 PM
Nice pass by Nader.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 08:41:38 PM
only hardcore fans hanging for this act

I'm hanging in, baby!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: BlastFromThePast on March 20, 2018, 08:41:40 PM
Why can't just let Bird and Allen play?

Ask CBS.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 08:41:43 PM
Why Brad ever took both Horford AND Tatum out at the same time with so many injuries is beyond me. You would think that you would want to stagger those two to help the bench scoring.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2018, 08:42:02 PM
Ugh, Nader might legitimately be the worst player in the NBA.

not in his mind ..... ;D
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Ilikesports17 on March 20, 2018, 08:42:51 PM
Watching this product is making me so grateful for Danny Ainge and the fact that we did not have to tank.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: apc on March 20, 2018, 08:42:53 PM
I prefer Larkin to Rozier as PG.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2018, 08:42:57 PM
I mean... is anyone really surprised?

Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2018, 08:43:02 PM
only hardcore fans hanging for this act

I'm hanging in, baby!

TP.   ....dat s good ........we believe
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2018, 08:44:12 PM
I prefer Larkin to Rozier as PG.

i second this notion.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 08:44:30 PM
only hardcore fans hanging for this act

I'm hanging in, baby!

TP.   ....dat s good ........we believe

Nice to see the young guys playing hard!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: BlastFromThePast on March 20, 2018, 08:44:43 PM
OKC playing down to the level of competition is the only reason this game is this close. 
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on March 20, 2018, 08:44:54 PM
He's a worse player but I derive more joy from watching Yabu play than Nader.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: mr. dee on March 20, 2018, 08:44:55 PM
If we're gonna lose, at least put Yabu on the court over Nader.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: The_Truth on March 20, 2018, 08:45:56 PM
I just want to watch Tatum score 30 this season.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Ilikesports17 on March 20, 2018, 08:45:56 PM
I prefer Larkin to Rozier as PG.
larkin is definitely more intelligent and plays within himself more. Terry is really a 2 in my mind.

I've long been a Rozier hater, but I must give him some credit. He's impressed me this year.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: rocknrollforyoursoul on March 20, 2018, 08:46:12 PM
That quarter was about as painful as I expected. Thankfully the D was pretty good. And I really do feel bad for Nader, because tonight he looks like he doesn't belong on an NBA floor. I really hope Brad goes with Larkin instead.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: apc on March 20, 2018, 08:46:37 PM
If we're gonna lose, at least put Yabu on the court over Nader.
No way weíre losing this
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2018, 08:47:33 PM
Maybe OKC will loose interest

Yabu becomes Moses Malone

 ;D
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 08:48:44 PM
Moose is beasting.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jambr380 on March 20, 2018, 08:49:00 PM
He's a worse player but I derive more joy from watching Yabu play than Nader.

I definitely don't think Yabu is worse than Nader by any means. The problem is he just can't play SG while Nader supposedly can.

Honestly, I just can't watch Nader miss any more awkward shots. I don't doubt that he is a nice guy and a hard worker, but he is just not an NBA level player.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: BlastFromThePast on March 20, 2018, 08:49:03 PM
Nice block by Tatum
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2018, 08:49:12 PM
If we're gonna lose, at least put Yabu on the court over Nader.
No way weíre losing this

thats ...right ! ...we gots this ....working the trick on them .....shock. em.   We may have to " rope a dope " em for a while .....but CBS lives for these super underdog matchups ..
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: hwangjini_1 on March 20, 2018, 08:50:03 PM
I guess there are no complaints about offensive rebounds so far.  ;D
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: ozgod on March 20, 2018, 08:50:14 PM
Going to be an ugly game
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: apc on March 20, 2018, 08:50:20 PM
Even game other then the FT  :-\
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: The_Truth on March 20, 2018, 08:50:52 PM
I like Moose man. High BB IQ
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2018, 08:51:33 PM
CBS is figuring this thing out ..... ;D
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Neurotic Guy on March 20, 2018, 08:52:35 PM
Nader really isn't an NBA player.   Many of us know the experience of playing ball with players a league better then ourselves.  I've experienced that in pick-up games where I quickly realize that I am a little slower and a little less skilled than the others -- so I just commit to running hard, defending as well as I can, and if I get my hands on the ball getting rid of it as fast as I can. 

Nader always looks like his skills are below the competition and yet he tries to make plays.  In fairness to him, making plays is what will keep him in the league so I get that he has to try -- but he always seems pressured and panicked -- he's in a league a step beyond his skills.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on March 20, 2018, 08:53:19 PM
He's a worse player but I derive more joy from watching Yabu play than Nader.

I definitely don't think Yabu is worse than Nader by any means. The problem is he just can't play SG while Nader supposedly can.

Honestly, I just can't watch Nader miss any more awkward shots. I don't doubt that he is a nice guy and a hard worker, but he is just not an NBA level player.
I was going to put might, but I figure since Nader has featured at times even when the team was mostly healthy, Stevens holds him in higher regard. But I agree with you. He obviously plays hard, he's just ridiculously incompetent.

Moving on, hopefully Monroe can keep this up.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: mr. dee on March 20, 2018, 08:55:16 PM
Im just happy they are hanging around so far.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 08:55:17 PM
Moose versus Adams will be interesting.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2018, 08:55:44 PM
Nader is like using cheap ammo , most of the time it misfires... ;)
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 08:56:17 PM
Will they extend the width of the court already? It's so dumb that we constantly have to watch people stepping out of bounds in the corners due to not having enough room.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: rocknrollforyoursoul on March 20, 2018, 08:56:30 PM
He's a worse player but I derive more joy from watching Yabu play than Nader.

I definitely don't think Yabu is worse than Nader by any means. The problem is he just can't play SG while Nader supposedly can.

Honestly, I just can't watch Nader miss any more awkward shots. I don't doubt that he is a nice guy and a hard worker, but he is just not an NBA level player.

Pretty much how I feel.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: hwangjini_1 on March 20, 2018, 08:56:39 PM
Good gracious, Nader is 1 for 7 right now.  :(
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jambr380 on March 20, 2018, 08:57:05 PM
People will be happy to know that Nader currently leads the team in FGA with 7  8)

Wait, wait...Tatum just tied him up!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2018, 08:57:44 PM
Man, I wish we could somehow keep the Moose beyond this season.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2018, 08:58:15 PM
Good gracious, Nader is 1 for 7 right now.  :(

he is matching Smart in at least one category  ;)
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 20, 2018, 08:58:25 PM
Brad is sticking with Nader for an awful long time.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: apc on March 20, 2018, 08:58:36 PM
Nader ... :blank:
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2018, 08:59:52 PM
Wait, we're only down 1 right now???  ???
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 08:59:55 PM
Jason freaking Tatum! Sportscenter Top 10!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: apc on March 20, 2018, 08:59:58 PM
Brad is sticking with Nader for an awful long time.
Just so when we cut him we can say he got his opportunity
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: esel1000 on March 20, 2018, 09:00:03 PM
Tatum my boy!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2018, 09:00:06 PM
Brad is sticking with Nader for an awful long time.

he knows he is punishing the blog ......

and he is setting OKC up for a big letdown as THEY play down to Naders level ....

din we jump on em.!   ;D
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 20, 2018, 09:00:09 PM
Tatum is beasting!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2018, 09:00:29 PM
TATUM!!!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: mr. dee on March 20, 2018, 09:01:31 PM
Melo just watched Tatum dunk. lol
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 09:01:31 PM
Tatum great effort on the boards
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: apc on March 20, 2018, 09:01:36 PM
Man all those missed open 3s!!!!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on March 20, 2018, 09:01:48 PM
Tatum competing hard.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2018, 09:01:58 PM
GO JT GO!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: mr. dee on March 20, 2018, 09:02:35 PM
Nice to see urgency from our kid
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Neurotic Guy on March 20, 2018, 09:02:45 PM
love Terry.  Confidence is growing.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 09:02:47 PM
T=RO!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: esel1000 on March 20, 2018, 09:02:56 PM
Man all those missed open 3s!!!!

Ojeleye is a marksman. Steph Curry out there
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: esel1000 on March 20, 2018, 09:03:16 PM
T=RO!

Lol Rozier is eating this awful OKC defense
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2018, 09:03:17 PM
WE HAVE THE LEAD! NOW END THE GAME RIGHT NOW!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 09:03:52 PM
Rozier!!!!!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 09:04:03 PM
WE HAVE THE LEAD! NOW END THE GAME RIGHT NOW!  :laugh:

YES! ;D
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: hwangjini_1 on March 20, 2018, 09:04:13 PM
Geez, I look at the rosters and I am soooohappy the Celtics have alead right now. ;D
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2018, 09:04:30 PM
WE HAVE THE LEAD! NOW END THE GAME RIGHT NOW!  :laugh:

Cut the power in the Garden .....end the game ...NOW !
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: apc on March 20, 2018, 09:04:34 PM
Weíll always have this half.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: apc on March 20, 2018, 09:05:00 PM
2 bad plays in a row by the vets .
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2018, 09:05:26 PM
Geez, I look at the rosters and I am soooohappy the Celtics have alead right now. ;D

with the handicap of Nader too.

OKC ...reeling
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2018, 09:05:50 PM
WE HAVE THE LEAD! NOW END THE GAME RIGHT NOW!  :laugh:

Cut the power in the Garden .....end the game ...NOW !

START GINO TIME THEN CUT THE POWER!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: The_Truth on March 20, 2018, 09:06:19 PM
they shouldn't have taken JT out...
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: gouki88 on March 20, 2018, 09:06:43 PM
Tatum is on an absolute mission today
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2018, 09:07:23 PM
WE HAVE THE LEAD! NOW END THE GAME RIGHT NOW!  :laugh:

Cut the power in the Garden .....end the game ...NOW !

START GINO TIME THEN CUT THE POWER!  :laugh:

LOL .......we are obviously the better team .......Nader withstanding
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 09:07:38 PM
they shouldn't have taken JT out...

JT is the man tonight!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: mr. dee on March 20, 2018, 09:07:47 PM
Rozier exposing Westbrook on how lazy he is on defense. They really miss Roberson's impact on the defensive end.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 09:08:20 PM
WE HAVE THE LEAD! NOW END THE GAME RIGHT NOW!  :laugh:

Cut the power in the Garden .....end the game ...NOW !

START GINO TIME THEN CUT THE POWER!  :laugh:

LOL .......we are obviously the better team .......Nader withstanding

Nader>Westbrook
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2018, 09:08:37 PM
they shouldn't have taken JT out...

All part of the CBS master plan


give OKC hope they can win .....same with using Nader
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2018, 09:09:01 PM
WE HAVE THE LEAD! NOW END THE GAME RIGHT NOW!  :laugh:

Cut the power in the Garden .....end the game ...NOW !

START GINO TIME THEN CUT THE POWER!  :laugh:

LOL .......we are obviously the better team .......Nader withstanding

Nader>Westbrook

It's almost disrespectful to even put Westbrook beside Nader's name.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2018, 09:09:26 PM
WE HAVE THE LEAD! NOW END THE GAME RIGHT NOW!  :laugh:

Cut the power in the Garden .....end the game ...NOW !

START GINO TIME THEN CUT THE POWER!  :laugh:

LOL .......we are obviously the better team .......Nader withstanding

Nader>Westbrook

Took you that long ?  LOL
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 09:10:17 PM
WE HAVE THE LEAD! NOW END THE GAME RIGHT NOW!  :laugh:

Cut the power in the Garden .....end the game ...NOW !

START GINO TIME THEN CUT THE POWER!  :laugh:

LOL .......we are obviously the better team .......Nader withstanding

Nader>Westbrook

Took you that long ?  LOL

My response time is slowing down...
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 09:11:11 PM
Good half.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2018, 09:12:03 PM
WE HAVE THE LEAD! NOW END THE GAME RIGHT NOW!  :laugh:

Cut the power in the Garden .....end the game ...NOW !

START GINO TIME THEN CUT THE POWER!  :laugh:

LOL .......we are obviously the better team .......Nader withstanding

Nader>Westbrook

Took you that long ?  LOL

My response time is slowing down...

understood
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 09:12:12 PM
Good job by the C's while I was watching.  A few bad turnovers in the last 3 min, but we are being aggressive on offense, and playing good d.  We got a chance!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: RJ87 on March 20, 2018, 09:12:41 PM
I absolutely HATE the players only TNT gimmick.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2018, 09:12:47 PM
Good half.

Yeah, really can't be mad after that half given the circumstances.

Hope Tatum, Rozier and Monroe can carry us in the 2nd half as well.

I'm expecting Nader to go OFF as well  8)
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Neurotic Guy on March 20, 2018, 09:13:44 PM
Good half.

Yeah, really can't be mad after that half given the circumstances.

Hope Tatum, Rozier and Monroe can carry us in the 2nd half as well.

I'm expecting Nader to go OFF as well  8)

He's due.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 09:14:08 PM
Good half.

Yeah, really can't be mad after that half given the circumstances.

Hope Tatum, Rozier and Monroe can carry us in the 2nd half as well.

I'm expecting Nader to go OFF as well  8)

Release the Bear!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 09:14:58 PM
I absolutely HATE the players only TNT gimmick.

Me too, but I love listening to Kevin McHale during games!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2018, 09:15:15 PM
Good half.

Yeah, really can't be mad after that half given the circumstances.

Hope Tatum, Rozier and Monroe can carry us in the 2nd half as well.

I'm expecting Nader to go OFF as well  8)

Release the Bear!

Idk if we'll be able to handle the 10+ dabs he throws at us after all the threes he makes in the 2nd half.  :P
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 09:15:42 PM
Good half.

Yeah, really can't be mad after that half given the circumstances.

Hope Tatum, Rozier and Monroe can carry us in the 2nd half as well.

I'm expecting Nader to go OFF as well  8)

Even if Nader isn't a 'real' NBA player (not sure what that means when he has a contract) I don't get the unending infatuation that some of us have in railing on him.  Everything is always nader's fault.  Even if other guys make the same mistakes and contribute less.  (rant off)

Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2018, 09:17:10 PM
CBS loves these puzzles ...

how to come out with a win against OKC when your four starters are missing ?

Answer ......Kill their intensity and fire by leaving Nader out there for long strectchs......its hard for OKC to get serious

Nader = Wesrbrook sleeping pill
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2018, 09:17:55 PM
Good half.

Yeah, really can't be mad after that half given the circumstances.

Hope Tatum, Rozier and Monroe can carry us in the 2nd half as well.

I'm expecting Nader to go OFF as well  8)

Even if Nader isn't a 'real' NBA player (not sure what that means when he has a contract) I don't get the unending infatuation that some of us have in railing on him.  Everything is always nader's fault.  Even if other guys make the same mistakes and contribute less.  (rant off)

Yeah, the Nader thread where everyone was ripping Nader after the last game was honestly embarrassing to see. Give the guy a break.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 20, 2018, 09:18:14 PM
Like everyone else here I'm happy with the half.  The 2nd quarter was a great effort.

But Horford has 0 points and only 1 shot attempt.  Nader has 7 shot attempts.  You know what I'm getting at.  There's minimal chance we win this game without Horford stepping up.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 20, 2018, 09:20:12 PM
Good half.

Yeah, really can't be mad after that half given the circumstances.

Hope Tatum, Rozier and Monroe can carry us in the 2nd half as well.

I'm expecting Nader to go OFF as well  8)

Even if Nader isn't a 'real' NBA player (not sure what that means when he has a contract) I don't get the unending infatuation that some of us have in railing on him.  Everything is always nader's fault.  Even if other guys make the same mistakes and contribute less.  (rant off)


You must have been ahuge Bass fan  :D
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2018, 09:22:10 PM
Like everyone else here I'm happy with the half.  The 2nd quarter was a great effort.

But Horford has 0 points and only 1 shot attempt.  Nader has 7 shot attempts.  You know what I'm getting at.  There's minimal chance we win this game without Horford stepping up.

Yeah I don't bash Horford and I do agree he's valuable to this team, but likewise he seriously needs to step up in games like these.

Hate to say it, but I agree that there seems to be a trend where when we go up against elite teams, Horford's impact seems to go down. Been that way the past month, and it's unfortunate with all the injuries piling up as well.

Still think he's an all-star talent and could help us a ton in the playoffs, but tonight, we need MORE from him if we want to win.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: rocknrollforyoursoul on March 20, 2018, 09:25:01 PM
Ugly end to the half, but a very good second quarter overall. I'm shocked they're still in it.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: apc on March 20, 2018, 09:25:13 PM
Like everyone else here I'm happy with the half.  The 2nd quarter was a great effort.

But Horford has 0 points and only 1 shot attempt.  Nader has 7 shot attempts.  You know what I'm getting at.  There's minimal chance we win this game without Horford stepping up.
Thatís on Al to get more involved ! Nader took mostly open shots- missed unfortunately
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jambr380 on March 20, 2018, 09:28:30 PM
Like everyone else here I'm happy with the half.  The 2nd quarter was a great effort.

But Horford has 0 points and only 1 shot attempt.  Nader has 7 shot attempts.  You know what I'm getting at.  There's minimal chance we win this game without Horford stepping up.
Thatís on Al to get more involved ! Nader took mostly open shots- missed unfortunately

Yeah, it's a pretty easy equation for OKC - defend the All-Star, leave the D-League guy open. Still, though, Al really needs to step up. His effectiveness seems to only really shine when he is playing with other stars...and the 3 by Horford!!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 20, 2018, 09:28:42 PM
Right on cue.  Needed that shot Al
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: esel1000 on March 20, 2018, 09:30:16 PM
Beautiful drive by Tatum
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 09:31:21 PM
Good Lord, Al, how do you continuously miss wide open layups?
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 09:31:23 PM
Beautiful drive by Tatum

Beauty!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jambr380 on March 20, 2018, 09:31:31 PM
Poor OKC not having Roberson. It is sad to see a team so decimated by injuries not being able to play defense effectively  :(
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: BlastFromThePast on March 20, 2018, 09:31:53 PM
Talk about blowing a layup at the rim.   ::)
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: apc on March 20, 2018, 09:32:39 PM
Theyíre going to get all the calls they want .
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on March 20, 2018, 09:33:29 PM
One of the best shots this offense has are Horford threes and he isn't taking them??

**I spoke too soon.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 20, 2018, 09:33:57 PM
Stay aggressive Al
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 09:34:00 PM
The Celtics are playing hard. McHale is cracking me up!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: More Banners on March 20, 2018, 09:36:35 PM
Good Lord, Al, how do you continuously miss wide open layups?

Really. The guy's got no touch around the hoop. Whatever Monroe's got, Al ain't got it.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 09:36:49 PM
Good half.

Yeah, really can't be mad after that half given the circumstances.

Hope Tatum, Rozier and Monroe can carry us in the 2nd half as well.

I'm expecting Nader to go OFF as well  8)

Even if Nader isn't a 'real' NBA player (not sure what that means when he has a contract) I don't get the unending infatuation that some of us have in railing on him.  Everything is always nader's fault.  Even if other guys make the same mistakes and contribute less.  (rant off)


You must have been ahuge Bass fan  :D

It doesn't matter if I was or not.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 20, 2018, 09:41:08 PM
Smart move by Tatum.  Hesitated and rejected the screen, blowing by Brewer in the process.  Vet move.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 09:44:13 PM
Tatum got junk slapped!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: mr. dee on March 20, 2018, 09:44:21 PM
Westbrook stole the wrong ball
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 09:44:29 PM
Tatum got junk slapped!

That was a love tap that def hurt.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 09:46:01 PM
great ball movement for the C's
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: hwangjini_1 on March 20, 2018, 09:49:12 PM
No real complaints so far. Celtics are playing mostly scrubs and still in a position to win this game.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 09:50:36 PM
Tatum coming back soon? I hope...
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 09:50:52 PM
These are some questionable calls...
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: PAOBoston on March 20, 2018, 09:52:12 PM
Feels like this one is starting to slip away
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 09:52:24 PM
These are some questionable calls...

Calls only going one way right now. I think Wesbrook hit on Tatum changed the game.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on March 20, 2018, 09:53:26 PM
Wheels coming off.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 09:54:05 PM
Wheels coming off.

Is Tatum not coming back?
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 09:54:23 PM
Bad forced possession by Rozier there.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: apc on March 20, 2018, 09:55:27 PM
Q for the stats geeks . Does anyone in the NBA has less points than Ojeyle for the minutes he plays ?
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 09:56:09 PM
Bad forced possession by Rozier there.

They should be playing through  Larkin. He's more in control...
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 09:56:37 PM
God I love Larkin!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 20, 2018, 09:56:47 PM
Larkin with some huge buckets!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: PAOBoston on March 20, 2018, 09:56:50 PM
Larkin!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: hwangjini_1 on March 20, 2018, 09:57:04 PM
Larkin!!ha haha. Haah
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Atzar on March 20, 2018, 09:57:05 PM
That Larkin buzzer-beater could be huge.  Great shot.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 09:57:35 PM
Larkinstein!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: GratefulCs on March 20, 2018, 09:57:41 PM
wow
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: GratefulCs on March 20, 2018, 09:57:50 PM
clutch AF
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: BlastFromThePast on March 20, 2018, 09:58:03 PM
That will get the crowd back in it.  Kind rim but it goes.   ;D
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: mr. dee on March 20, 2018, 09:58:20 PM
Larkin!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: hwangjini_1 on March 20, 2018, 09:58:22 PM
Rozier playing poorly and only down by two. Iíll take that heading into the fourth period.  ;D
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 09:58:25 PM
That will get the crowd back in it.  Kind rim but it goes.   ;D

He called that! ;D
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 09:58:57 PM
how does KG keep his hoodie 1/2 way on his bald head so well?
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: chilidawg on March 20, 2018, 09:59:30 PM
Rozier playing poorly and only down by two. Iíll take that heading into the fourth period.  ;D

And Horford.  Need those two to step up if we're going to win it.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: chilidawg on March 20, 2018, 10:00:07 PM
Wheels coming off.

Pit crew has em back on.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 10:00:15 PM
Rozier playing poorly and only down by two. Iíll take that heading into the fourth period.  ;D

And Horford.  Need those two to step up if we're going to win it.

Don't forget about NADER!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on March 20, 2018, 10:00:39 PM
OKC huddle..."Shane who? What? That guy was a baseball player!"
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 10:00:56 PM
Yet another blocked Semi dunk.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 20, 2018, 10:01:44 PM
I think Semi has had more traffic rebounds this game than he has the entire season.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 10:02:09 PM
Yet another blocked Semi dunk.


Looked like a foul to me!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: mr. dee on March 20, 2018, 10:02:32 PM
Most of Semi's highlights is him getting blocked left and right
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 10:03:20 PM
Okay, Larkin, play smart. You had Tatum posted up on Felton.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: PAOBoston on March 20, 2018, 10:03:31 PM
Just aome really ugly offensive possessions right now
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 10:03:56 PM
I really like Moose. Would love to keep him after this year if we could.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: apc on March 20, 2018, 10:03:57 PM
3 blocks in a row  :o
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Atzar on March 20, 2018, 10:04:17 PM
Playing alone again.

Of course as soon as I go to type that, Monroe remembers that he has teammates and creates a layup for Larkin.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 10:04:22 PM
Larkin with the back door!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: BlastFromThePast on March 20, 2018, 10:05:08 PM
Beautiful pass by Monroe
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: PAOBoston on March 20, 2018, 10:05:14 PM
Truly cannot wait until Nader no longer plays for the C's. Just a really bad player.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: mr. dee on March 20, 2018, 10:05:17 PM
Monroe can really pass.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 10:05:40 PM
Good Lord, did that shot by Semi ever even get above the rim??
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 10:06:43 PM
I guess Tatum isn't going to get any more calls...
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 10:06:52 PM
MOOSE!!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 10:07:05 PM
Celtics gotta get some more player movement away from the ball.  If we can't shoot we can at least run hard to get open.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: esel1000 on March 20, 2018, 10:07:24 PM
Mooseeee
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Atzar on March 20, 2018, 10:07:25 PM
Runaway Moose!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: mr. dee on March 20, 2018, 10:07:39 PM
Celtics gotta get some more movement away from the ball.  If we can't shoot we can at least run hard to get open.

With Nader and Semi blowing up open looks, theres only much you can do.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 10:07:42 PM
great effort by monroe!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: gouki88 on March 20, 2018, 10:08:20 PM
Love seeing Monroe ďrun the breakĒ ;D
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: apc on March 20, 2018, 10:08:33 PM
Need Al back in, canít have 2 zero offense guys at the same time.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: chilidawg on March 20, 2018, 10:09:01 PM
Chance to tie here, which seems amazing considering how bad we've looked offensively.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 10:09:03 PM
Love seeing Monroe ďrun the breakĒ ;D

Looking like DR J on that one!!!! ;)
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 10:09:48 PM
Love seeing Monroe ďrun the breakĒ ;D

Looking like DR J on that one!!!! ;)

DR. Moose!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on March 20, 2018, 10:10:27 PM
Celtics are wearing down these highlight reel chasers.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: PAOBoston on March 20, 2018, 10:11:48 PM
Horford is just brutal right now
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 10:12:09 PM
Love seeing Monroe ďrun the breakĒ ;D

Looking like DR J on that one!!!! ;)

DR. Moose!

TP!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 10:12:27 PM
Cmon Al, we gotta get a better attempt outta that...uggg
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 10:12:42 PM
Larkin BIG SHOT
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 10:12:55 PM
Love seeing Monroe ďrun the breakĒ ;D

Looking like DR J on that one!!!! ;)

DR. Moose!

TP!

right back at ya
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on March 20, 2018, 10:13:26 PM
Larkin new MVP sleeper.......
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 10:13:31 PM
Larkin BIG SHOT

Larkin be sparkin'!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: CelticSooner on March 20, 2018, 10:15:36 PM
Horford looks 40 years old right now.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 10:15:46 PM
Al is getting more shots, but most of them have been really ugly.
Adams doing a good job getting Al out of rhythm.


Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: hwangjini_1 on March 20, 2018, 10:15:48 PM
Cmon Al, we gotta get a better attempt outta that...uggg
Al and rozier are 5 for 19.  And the Celtics lead?  :o
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SparzWizard on March 20, 2018, 10:15:52 PM
Omg Brad Stevens finally calling a timeout!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: apc on March 20, 2018, 10:15:59 PM
Weíre getting good looks ! Got to make those!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 10:16:28 PM
Is there any reason we don't have Baynes in to fight with Adams?
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 10:16:28 PM
Horford looks 40 years old right now.

How old does Carmelo look then?
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: apc on March 20, 2018, 10:16:49 PM
Cmon Al, we gotta get a better attempt outta that...uggg
Al and rozier are 5 for 19.  And the Celtics lead?  :o
The answer to your question is Larkin.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 10:17:20 PM
Horford looks 40 years old right now.

How old does Carmelo look then?

Carmelo is pretty much a jump shooter at this point. 
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 10:17:57 PM
Horford looks 40 years old right now.

How old does Carmelo look then?

Carmelo is pretty much a jump shooter at this point.

He's 3-11...
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: hpantazo on March 20, 2018, 10:18:17 PM
Tatumís got to step up and help Larkin here. Al and Rozier just donít have it tonight
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 10:18:47 PM
Tatum and Morris need more shots.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: hpantazo on March 20, 2018, 10:19:06 PM
Horford looks 40 years old right now.

How old does Carmelo look then?

Carmelo is pretty much a jump shooter at this point.

He's 3-11...

Well he didnít say heís a good jump shooter
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 10:19:16 PM
My God, Semi...
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Banner18now! on March 20, 2018, 10:19:30 PM
Great to see Al Horford show up with all of these injuries.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 10:19:38 PM
Horford looks 40 years old right now.

How old does Carmelo look then?

Carmelo is pretty much a jump shooter at this point.

He's 3-11...

Well he didnít say heís a good jump shooter

 ;D
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 20, 2018, 10:19:41 PM
We're just launching bricks from 3.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 10:19:43 PM
Chuck, chuck, chuck away, guys...
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 10:19:46 PM
Horford looks 40 years old right now.

How old does Carmelo look then?

Carmelo is pretty much a jump shooter at this point.

He's 3-11...

Well he didnít say heís a good jump shooter

he used to be lol
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: PAOBoston on March 20, 2018, 10:19:56 PM
Get Horford our of the game please
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 10:20:06 PM
what was that semi?? 0h man...
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 10:20:18 PM
Great to see Al Horford show up with all of these injuries.

This is what you call an Average Al appearance!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 10:20:43 PM
Larkin with the block?
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: esel1000 on March 20, 2018, 10:20:53 PM
We're just launching bricks from 3.

What is Brad doing with this lineup? I get that weíre undermaned but this is a terrible. Though I guess I could say that with any lineup that includes Ojeleye the way heís playing
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: apc on March 20, 2018, 10:20:58 PM
Get Horford our of the game please
No one left on the bench
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 10:21:21 PM
Horford looks 40 years old right now.

How old does Carmelo look then?

Carmelo is pretty much a jump shooter at this point.

He's 3-11...

Well he didnít say heís a good jump shooter

he used to be lol

As Mello hits a 3... ouch>>>
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SparzWizard on March 20, 2018, 10:21:30 PM
Ojeleye is frustrating.

And also these unnecessary 3-balls. WHY.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Banner18now! on March 20, 2018, 10:21:32 PM
Horford is useless tonight, sit him and his 28 million on the bench and run the offense through the 19 year old kid Tatum.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 10:21:40 PM
Tatum is insane lol
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: esel1000 on March 20, 2018, 10:21:42 PM
Tatum!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 10:21:57 PM
we gotta find someone who is going to attack the rim.  brad please run some plays to get terry or tatum going to the rim.

we are not winning this game shooting jumpshots
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on March 20, 2018, 10:22:24 PM
At this point, I don't even get mad at Horford. He's just never going to be a reliable source of individual scoring.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 10:22:35 PM
we gotta find someone who is going to attack the rim.  brad please run some plays to get terry or tatum going to the rim.

we are not winning this game shooting jumpshots

of course Tatum nails a 3 then! haaha
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 10:23:06 PM
Good one, Rozier. Fall asleep and give your guy an open corner three. Boneheaded play after boneheaded play right now.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 10:23:17 PM
Mello is making me eat my words...
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Banner18now! on March 20, 2018, 10:23:55 PM
At this point, I don't even get mad at Horford. He's just never going to be a reliable source of individual scoring.

Horford's 28 million is such a waste for this team that could use the cap space next year to actually improve the team.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: esel1000 on March 20, 2018, 10:23:57 PM
Too bad we got all these injuries this late in the season... Iíd love to be in contention for a top pick...
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: CelticSooner on March 20, 2018, 10:23:59 PM
At this point, I don't even get mad at Horford. He's just never going to be a reliable source of individual scoring.

Next year when Hayward is back it will be less of a problem. This year not so good though.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 10:25:05 PM
This Celtics team is tough. 4 point game...
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 10:25:30 PM
Adams is tough to block out...crap
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 10:25:40 PM
Hero ball Rozier...
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 20, 2018, 10:26:13 PM
Well, that was a terrible shot by Rozier.  I trust Tatum's playmaking ability more than Rozier.  Get him the ball.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 10:26:30 PM
Well, that was a terrible shot by Rozier.  I trust Tatum's playmaking ability more than Rozier.  Get him the ball.

Yup...
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 10:26:50 PM
that was a bad last offensive possession for the C's...out of sync
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SparzWizard on March 20, 2018, 10:26:52 PM
And that is ball game
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Banner18now! on March 20, 2018, 10:27:11 PM
Rozier can take some stupid shots at times.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: kozlodoev on March 20, 2018, 10:27:13 PM
We have 2 TOs which wont' really matter if we take a bad shot on that possession. Still can't close games. Thanks, Brad.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: esel1000 on March 20, 2018, 10:27:24 PM
Mindboggling that the ball was not In Tatums hands on that last possession...

Too late for tankathon?
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: CelticSooner on March 20, 2018, 10:28:09 PM
Cís probably win if Horford did anything. He deserves some criticism since the All-star break.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 10:28:11 PM
Mindboggling that the ball was not In Tatums hands on that last possession...

Too late for tankathon?

For the 25th pick?
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 10:28:18 PM
Well, that was a terrible shot by Rozier.  I trust Tatum's playmaking ability more than Rozier.  Get him the ball.

Yeah, but why would we want a better shooter who has 21 points on 11 shots to shoot it when we can have a worse shooter with 11 points on 14 shots to shoot a longer, contested three?!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Banner18now! on March 20, 2018, 10:28:20 PM
Well, that was a terrible shot by Rozier.  I trust Tatum's playmaking ability more than Rozier.  Get him the ball.

Don't know why they didn't run that play through Tatum. He is clearly their best player on the floor.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on March 20, 2018, 10:28:21 PM
Larkin has 100% outplayed Rozier the last few games.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 20, 2018, 10:28:25 PM
We have 2 TOs which wont' really matter if we take a bad shot on that possession. Still can't close games. Thanks, Brad.

Yeah I would have loved a time out and a designed play. 

We're not the Spurs, Brad.  The lineup we have out there is lacking talent and experience.  Call a TO.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: mr. dee on March 20, 2018, 10:28:51 PM
Another close game with no cigar. Just hang on guys and keep the #2 spot.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: esel1000 on March 20, 2018, 10:28:52 PM
Cís probably win if Horford did anything. He deserves some criticism since the All-star break.

Maybe heís injured? It would make sense seeing that he wears a Celtics uniform
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: More Banners on March 20, 2018, 10:29:03 PM
Mindboggling that the ball was not In Tatums hands on that last possession...

Too late for tankathon?

I do wonder if we'll move up a couple spots to the early 20's.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Bucketgetter on March 20, 2018, 10:29:29 PM
Disappointing obviously, but isn't it crazy how we can be missing our starters and still compete in a game against a playoff team? Our B team is still really good
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: apc on March 20, 2018, 10:29:51 PM
Larkin has 100% outplayed Rozier the last few games.
What I donít get is why Rozier playing pg when they are both playing.
Let Rozier play sg
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Banner18now! on March 20, 2018, 10:29:58 PM
Cís probably win if Horford did anything. He deserves some criticism since the All-star break.

True statement he was a complete no show tonight. Max money Al.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: hwangjini_1 on March 20, 2018, 10:30:06 PM
Holy shot, the Celtics might win this one.  :o
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Atzar on March 20, 2018, 10:30:07 PM
Cís probably win if Horford did anything. He deserves some criticism since the All-star break.

I agree.  He had a couple of good games against Chicago and Minnesota and has otherwise been awful offensively.  We need him to step up. 
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: esel1000 on March 20, 2018, 10:30:08 PM
Wow the Thunder are trying to give us this game!
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Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 10:30:12 PM
Melo chokes on the free throw line!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 10:30:17 PM
Rozier is good when he doesn't even have to think.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Rosco917 on March 20, 2018, 10:30:22 PM
I just love Melo.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Banner18now! on March 20, 2018, 10:30:23 PM
Tatum wins it with a 3?
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on March 20, 2018, 10:30:29 PM
Why would you not foul Brewer?
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 10:30:29 PM
Mindboggling that the ball was not In Tatums hands on that last possession...

Too late for tankathon?

I do wonder if we'll move up a couple spots to the early 20's.

26th right now,,,
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 20, 2018, 10:30:35 PM
Wow.  Melo missed both?  He's a clutch player but not today.
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Post by: apc on March 20, 2018, 10:30:49 PM
Go for the win!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Csfan1984 on March 20, 2018, 10:30:55 PM
2 games in a row C's failing to trust in the best player, Tatum. Get that guy the ball and you might have won these two.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Bucketgetter on March 20, 2018, 10:31:02 PM
Wow. Choke from Westbrook and Anthony gives us a chance!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: hwangjini_1 on March 20, 2018, 10:31:16 PM
Does cbs calla play for 2 or for 3?
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Banner18now! on March 20, 2018, 10:31:18 PM
Go for the win here forget OT they wont win.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Bucketgetter on March 20, 2018, 10:31:33 PM
Why would you not foul Brewer?
Why foul Brewer when you can foul Melo!!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 10:31:39 PM
BIG EFFING MO!!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: esel1000 on March 20, 2018, 10:31:44 PM
Moose!!!!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 20, 2018, 10:31:47 PM
What a shot by MM!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: hwangjini_1 on March 20, 2018, 10:31:49 PM
Holy **** folks!!!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: CelticSooner on March 20, 2018, 10:31:59 PM
Holy crap LOL
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 10:32:17 PM
i love the heart that we showed tonight and the effort on d.   win or lose, we are a tough out even with Kyrie and Brown, Smart and Theis out...
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Post by: BringToughnessBack on March 20, 2018, 10:32:38 PM
What a game!!! Amazing!!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Neurotic Guy on March 20, 2018, 10:32:39 PM
Oh my word.

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Post by: hwangjini_1 on March 20, 2018, 10:32:58 PM
i love the heart that we showed tonight and the effort on d.   win or lose, we are a tough out even with Kyrie and Brown, Smart and Theis out...
I agree, tp for the post
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 10:33:09 PM
holy moly...my lord...
PLAY DEF!!!! lol
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Roy H. on March 20, 2018, 10:33:10 PM
Woot!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jambr380 on March 20, 2018, 10:33:14 PM
That's what I'm talking about. Go Morris (and nice pass Tatum!)!!

Great win guys!!  ;D
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Banner18now! on March 20, 2018, 10:33:16 PM
Nice to steal one!!!!! Great job Morris!!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on March 20, 2018, 10:33:21 PM
Heavens!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: BringToughnessBack on March 20, 2018, 10:33:21 PM
Haha!!! Unreal!!!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 10:33:22 PM
WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!!

OKC has legitimately choked two games to us this year lol
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on March 20, 2018, 10:33:26 PM
What an effort by our team.  I would have been proud even if we lost.
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Post by: Rosco917 on March 20, 2018, 10:33:30 PM
LOL Great win!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: esel1000 on March 20, 2018, 10:33:39 PM
Omg how did we win this???
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: mr. dee on March 20, 2018, 10:33:46 PM
Chokelahoma City Blunder
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: hwangjini_1 on March 20, 2018, 10:33:51 PM
Tps for everyone!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on March 20, 2018, 10:33:57 PM
I dislike OKC a great deal....this is just wonderful.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on March 20, 2018, 10:34:01 PM
Why would you not foul Brewer?
Why foul Brewer when you can foul Melo!!
Ha, good point. They made the right decision.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 10:34:02 PM
what a freaking come back.....
hahhaha YES!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: BringToughnessBack on March 20, 2018, 10:34:11 PM
Tatum is a beast. Most amazing 19 year old in a long time!!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Bucketgetter on March 20, 2018, 10:34:22 PM
ABSOLUTELY STOLE THIS GAME
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: CelticSooner on March 20, 2018, 10:34:24 PM
That just happened lol
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Bucketgetter on March 20, 2018, 10:34:55 PM
What a game to get my first star for!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Atzar on March 20, 2018, 10:34:57 PM
Excellent win.  Based on available talent, we had no business winning this game. 

Props to Tatum, Morris, and Monroe for stepping up on offense.  Props to the whole team for playing great defense for most of the night.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Neurotic Guy on March 20, 2018, 10:34:57 PM
Got too good a look there -- but AMAZING win by a completely decimated team.

Terry Rozier is a starting NBA PG.   Marcus and Terry == crazy clutch.   Love this team's chance for a deep run if KI and MS come back.
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Post by: SparzWizard on March 20, 2018, 10:35:09 PM
Wow crazy
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Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 10:35:11 PM
This team has soooooooo much heart!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 10:35:11 PM
Great fake by Morris, completely gave himself space to nail that one.
great move.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on March 20, 2018, 10:35:33 PM
Gotta hand it these guys, they hung around from the start and whamo!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: hwangjini_1 on March 20, 2018, 10:35:42 PM
Great coaching by cbs to keep the team cool and play well at the end.woo woo
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: gouki88 on March 20, 2018, 10:36:05 PM
Tatum and Morris are such a fun duo when theyíre hot
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: BringToughnessBack on March 20, 2018, 10:36:21 PM
That shot by Rozier was big time, that move from Tatum where he stepped back for three- sick! Love seeing those super stars from OKC forget to cross the finish line while our team refuses to quit


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Post by: GratefulCs on March 20, 2018, 10:36:27 PM
great win
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on March 20, 2018, 10:36:28 PM
TP's to all!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SparzWizard on March 20, 2018, 10:36:54 PM
Dang the Celtics swept the Thunder at long last
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: jpotter33 on March 20, 2018, 10:37:02 PM
And once again, just another example highlighting why Brad should ALWAYS call timeouts in those situations to set up ATO plays. His brilliance at drawing these up overcomes any defensive preparations that the other team can institute.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: gouki88 on March 20, 2018, 10:37:08 PM
Great coaching by cbs to keep the team cool and play well at the end.woo woo
Yep, 100%. He cops enough flak when he makes a rotation mistake, so he certainly deserves credit here. Calling that t/o after we went scoreless for 4 minutes was a turnaround
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Csfan1984 on March 20, 2018, 10:37:12 PM
With that last shot Morris went past Tatum for best player for the night lol. But still BS can't be afraid to go to the rook more if he is hot. Monroe put in good work as well. Wish AL would be leading the show more but guy has no motor.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: kozlodoev on March 20, 2018, 10:37:42 PM
We have 2 TOs which wont' really matter if we take a bad shot on that possession. Still can't close games. Thanks, Brad.
Well, maybe I was wrong :P
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 10:38:13 PM
Great coaching by cbs to keep the team cool and play well at the end.woo woo

CBS is a great coach!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on March 20, 2018, 10:38:33 PM
Monroe and Larkin combine for thirty....yeow!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 10:39:04 PM
Great coaching by cbs to keep the team cool and play well at the end.woo woo
Yep, 100%. He cops enough flak when he makes a rotation mistake, so he certainly deserves credit here. Calling that t/o after we went scoreless for 4 minutes was a turnaround

It really was.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: BringToughnessBack on March 20, 2018, 10:39:36 PM
TPs for all who stayed for end!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: hwangjini_1 on March 20, 2018, 10:39:42 PM
We have 2 TOs which wont' really matter if we take a bad shot on that possession. Still can't close games. Thanks, Brad.
Well, maybe I was wrong :P
Ha ha ha... great piece of humble pie koz. Tp to wash it down  ;D
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: RJ87 on March 20, 2018, 10:41:24 PM
Oops... I turned it off with 25ish seconds left and OKC up by six.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: tstorey_97 on March 20, 2018, 10:41:24 PM
Magic number is like...4? Cav's or Pacers  would have to win 11 in a row or something.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: kozlodoev on March 20, 2018, 10:42:07 PM
.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: kozlodoev on March 20, 2018, 10:43:12 PM
We have 2 TOs which wont' really matter if we take a bad shot on that possession. Still can't close games. Thanks, Brad.
Well, maybe I was wrong :P
Ha ha ha... great piece of humble pie koz. Tp to wash it down  ;D
Frankly, though, Brad wouldn't look that smart if Carmelo can hit a FT. But I'll take the win.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 10:43:24 PM
TPs for all who stayed for end!

TP back
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Phantom255x on March 20, 2018, 10:43:40 PM
Great coaching by cbs to keep the team cool and play well at the end.woo woo

CBS is a great coach!
Well, when Carmelo can't make a free throw, Brad looks like veritable genius.

It makes up for us missing Kyrie, Hayward, Smart, Theis, Brown.  ;D
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 10:44:44 PM
Oops... I turned it off with 25ish seconds left and OKC up by six.

You can't ever turn off this Celtics team. They have too many crazy comebacks.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 10:45:03 PM
Great coaching by cbs to keep the team cool and play well at the end.woo woo

CBS is a great coach!
Well, when Carmelo can't make a free throw, Brad looks like veritable genius.

It makes up for us missing Kyrie, Hayward, Smart, Theis, Brown.  ;D

Exactly, something needs to even the playing field!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 10:45:18 PM
We have 2 TOs which wont' really matter if we take a bad shot on that possession. Still can't close games. Thanks, Brad.
Well, maybe I was wrong :P
Ha ha ha... great piece of humble pie koz. Tp to wash it down  ;D
Frankly, though, Brad wouldn't look that smart if Carmelo can hit a FT. But I'll take the win.

Brad planned for those misses. ;D
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: hwangjini_1 on March 20, 2018, 10:49:25 PM
We have 2 TOs which wont' really matter if we take a bad shot on that possession. Still can't close games. Thanks, Brad.
Well, maybe I was wrong :P
Ha ha ha... great piece of humble pie koz. Tp to wash it down  ;D
Frankly, though, Brad wouldn't look that smart if Carmelo can hit a FT. But I'll take the win.

Brad planned for those misses. ;D
A do the other hand, adams shoots them at 57% but made all four late in the game. It evens out.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: hpantazo on March 20, 2018, 10:59:36 PM
Tatum has grown fast these last few games. He made some excellent passes out of the double teams towards the end tonight, where he was throwing the ball away or forcing shots the past few games in the same situations.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 20, 2018, 11:03:38 PM
Tatum has grown fast these last few games. He made some excellent passes out of the double teams towards the end tonight, where he was throwing the ball away or forcing shots the past few games in the same situations.

Tatum has been amazing and will get so much better next year it will be scary.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: blink on March 20, 2018, 11:31:35 PM
Tatum has grown fast these last few games. He made some excellent passes out of the double teams towards the end tonight, where he was throwing the ball away or forcing shots the past few games in the same situations.

Tatum has been amazing and will get so much better next year it will be scary.

If we can stay healthy (crosses fingers) next year is going to be a lot of fun!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Ilikesports17 on March 20, 2018, 11:33:30 PM
Tatum has grown fast these last few games. He made some excellent passes out of the double teams towards the end tonight, where he was throwing the ball away or forcing shots the past few games in the same situations.
Since the Irving injury Tatum has scored more, but that didnt surprise me at all.

What's impressed and surprised me has been his growth as a passer. He's gonna be special.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: liam on March 21, 2018, 02:19:38 AM
Check the KG video, scroll down:

https://nesn.com/2018/03/kevin-garnett-predicts-marcus-morris-game-winner-loses-mind-when-celtics-win/
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: GreenEnvy on March 21, 2018, 03:37:29 AM
Check the KG video, scroll down:

https://nesn.com/2018/03/kevin-garnett-predicts-marcus-morris-game-winner-loses-mind-when-celtics-win/

Love it! KG is hilarious.


They really need to run his back healthy next year. Imagine the continued growth of Tatum, Brown, and Rozier WITH Gordon Hayward? The first two are progressing into future stars, Rozier shows flashes of stardom, and lest we forget what Hayward is all about?

Keep Smart on a deal that makes sense, try to get Monroe back here. Iím even hoping Larkin and Baynes return.

I really donít know how we handle the roster next year? Who gets moved to the bench? Does Brown or Tatum? Can a Tatum/Horford starting frountxourt work?

Can a team be too deep?

Irving/Rozier/Larkin
Brown/Smart
Hayward/Morris/Semi?
Tatum/Theis
Horford/Monroe?/Baynes?

Thatís not including our first rounder (stash?).

Danny may need to package some guys for another superstar.


Yes it has been a rough year dealing with injuries, but whoever gets called upon puts it all out there. Theyíve won countless games nobody gave them a chance. Nobody in the second half against Charlotte. Short-handed against Toronto. Massive comeback against OKC. Miraculous steal against Indy. The Rockets comeback and finish. Horfordís buzzer beater against Portland. Beating GSW when all eyes were on that showdown because of our streak. This win tonight. His doesnít include all the near wins we narrowly missed.

How many games are we down and counted out only for Brad to get these guys to believe and execute? This team shows grit and heart every night. Our championship aspirations were probably squashed 5 minutes into the season, but Ainge did this right. This is a talented team.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Androslav on March 21, 2018, 06:47:52 AM
Oh KG!
It's a privilege to have that kind of a legend preaching!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 21, 2018, 07:51:46 AM
Celtics had them in a bad spot from the start.

CBS was in element .....

as the  big underdog giant kiler
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: hodgy03038 on March 21, 2018, 08:34:32 AM
Tatum has gone into beast mode. He is incredible.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: dreamgreen on March 21, 2018, 09:00:21 AM
I still can't believe they won, all OKC had to do was hit free throws! Great win!!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: hpantazo on March 21, 2018, 09:13:40 AM
I still can't believe they won, all OKC had to do was hit free throws! Great win!!

We lost a game the other night where all Tatum had to do was hit a free throw, so we were due!
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: GratefulCs on March 21, 2018, 09:42:53 AM
love this team
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SparzWizard on March 21, 2018, 01:30:10 PM
I still can't believe they won, all OKC had to do was hit free throws! Great win!!

We lost a game the other night where all Tatum had to do was hit a free throw, so we were due!

Or all Morris had to do was guard the 3-point line, leaving a wide-open layup attempt being down 3 with less than 5 to go.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 21, 2018, 01:47:42 PM
They came in thought dis was going to be a cake walk.

Morris nailed the shot , the game and the final word .

Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SparzWizard on March 22, 2018, 02:11:47 PM
Lol the Thunder got robbed.

http://thesportsdaily.com/reds-army/morris-game-winner-was-actually-a-travel-and-5-second-violation/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RedsArmy+%28Red%27s+Army%3A+The+Voice+Of+Celtics+Fans%29&utm_content=FaceBook

Terry Rozier also traveled twice, but no call.

Then again, LeBron James would be leading the league in turnovers.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 22, 2018, 02:43:34 PM
Lol the Thunder got robbed.

http://thesportsdaily.com/reds-army/morris-game-winner-was-actually-a-travel-and-5-second-violation/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RedsArmy+%28Red%27s+Army%3A+The+Voice+Of+Celtics+Fans%29&utm_content=FaceBook

Terry Rozier also traveled twice, but no call.

Then again, LeBron James would be leading the league in turnovers.

as for robbed ......sometimes its your day and sometimes its not .   We ve watched the shoe land on the other foot as C's fans felt the agony. .   the karma seemed with the Celtics , no matter how great the Thunder played .  The game just did not seem meant to be a Thunder win.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: SparzWizard on March 22, 2018, 03:03:32 PM
Lol the Thunder got robbed.

http://thesportsdaily.com/reds-army/morris-game-winner-was-actually-a-travel-and-5-second-violation/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RedsArmy+%28Red%27s+Army%3A+The+Voice+Of+Celtics+Fans%29&utm_content=FaceBook

Terry Rozier also traveled twice, but no call.

Then again, LeBron James would be leading the league in turnovers.

as for robbed ......sometimes its your day and sometimes its not .   We ve watched the shoe land on the other foot as C's fans felt the agony. .   the karma seemed with the Celtics , no matter how great the Thunder played .  The game just did not seem meant to be a Thunder win.

True. And the Thunder attempted 29 free throws to the Celtics' 16 at the TD Garden.
Title: Re: Thunder (43-29) at Celtics (47-23) Game #71 3/20/18
Post by: Ogaju on March 22, 2018, 03:49:49 PM
That Tatum cross over step back three pointer against Paul George alone deserves the win.

Besides NBA should score points based on degree of disability ...lol