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Title: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: FLCeltsFan on April 03, 2018, 11:07:36 PM
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Boston Celtics (53-24) at Toronto Raptors (55-22)
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Regular Season Game #78, Road Game #40
TV: ESPN,  NBCSB, TSN4/5
Radio:  98.5 The Sports Hub, TSN Radio 1050 Toronto
Air Canada Centre

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Probable Starters
PG(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Allen_Kadeem_bos17.jpg) SG(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Brown_Jaylen_bos1617.jpg) SF(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Tatum_Jayson_bos17.jpg)
PF(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Horford_Al_bos1617.jpg)C(https://basketball.realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Baynes_Aron_bos17.jpg)
Kadeem Allen...Jaylen Brown... Jayson Tatum
Al Horford...Aron Baynes

Celtics Reserves
Abdel Nader
Semi Ojeleye
Greg Monroe
Guerschon Yabusele
Jabari Bird
Xavier Silas

Injuries
Gordon Hayward (ankle)  out
Daniel Theis (knee) out
Kyrie Irving (knee) out
Marcus Smart (thumb)  out
Shane Larkin (illness) out
Terry Rozier (ankle)  out

Two Way Players

Kadeem Allen
Jabari Bird

Head Coach
Brad Stevens

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

Raptors Reserves
Nigel Hayes
Alfonzo McKinnie
CJ Miles
Lucas Nogueira
Jakob Poeltl
Norman Powell
Pascal Siakim
Fred VanVleet
Delon Wright
Malachi Richardson

Injuries
None listed

Two Way Players
Lorenzo Brown
Malcolm Miller

Head Coach
Dwane Casey

Game Notes
The Celtics travel to Toronto to take on the Toronto Raptors for the second time in the last 5 days.  This is the 4th and final game between these two teams in the regular season.  The Celtics lead the series 2-1 so far with each team winning on their home court.   Needless to say, this game is very important for both teams. 

The Celtics won 6 straight before losing to the Bucks on Tuesday night and are 7-3 in their last 10 games and they are 28-10 on the road.  The Raptors have lost 2 straight and are 5-5 in their last 10 games.  The Raptors have the second best home record in the league with a 31-7 home record.  It's a tough task to go into the Air Canada Centre and get a win and the Celtics have to try to do it very short handed.

The Raptors are playing in the second of back to back games after losing in Cleveland on Tuesday night.  The Celtics will also be playing in back to back games after losing in Milwaukee the on Tuesday night.  Both teams have to travel after Tuesday's game.  The Celtics are 8-4 on the second night of back to back games and they are 4-1 when both games are on the road.  The Raptors are 7-5 on the second night of back to backs and 1-1 when they are road/home. 

The Celtics are still 2nd in the East, 2 games behind these Toronto Raptors.    The Cavs are 5.5 games back in 3rd with no chance to move up into 2nd place.   The Celtics still have a chance to move up to #1 if they can get a win in this game.  Miami, Washington, and Milwaukee are tied for the 6-8 seeds.  Currently Washington is in 7th and would be the Celtics opponent if the season were to end now.  Milwaukee is in 8th and Miami is 6th.   

Marcus Smart (thumb), Kyrie Irving (knee), Daniel Theis (knee), and Gordon Hayward (ankle) are all still out as expected.  Shane Larkin spent a couple of days in the hospital with the flu and is questionable. He missed Tuesday's game against the Bucks and it is possible he may travel to Toronto for this game if he is feeling better. 

 Terry Rozier missed Monday's practice with a tweaked ankle and had said that he planned to play against the Bucks but was ruled out against them.  My guess is that he will play in this one. 
If Rozier can't play, Kadeem Allen will probably start again but who knows at this point.  The Raptors have no injuries to report as I write this. 

Key Matchups
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Jaylen Brown vs DeMar DeRozan
DeRozan is the Raptors best player and he is averaging 23.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 1.1 steals per game.  He is averaging 19.5 points per game in the three games against Boston so far this season.  Jaylen will need to play lock down defense to keep DeMar from having a big game. 

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Terry Rozier vs Kyle Lowry
Lowry has given the Celtics problems in the past and so they need to pay particular attention to slowing him down.  He is averaging 16.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 1.1 steals. He averaged 21.0 points in the three games against Boston so far this season.  I'm thinking positive and hoping that Rozier will play in this one and that he was sitting out against the Bucks so that he would be ready for this game.  Rozier will need to play Lowry tough on both ends of the court. 

Honorable Mention
Celtics Bench vs Raptors Bench
The Raptors' bench  leads the league with 45.1 points per game.  They are at full strength and have played very strong this season. CJ Miles scored 20 points against the Celtics in their 2nd meeting but was held to just 3 points in Saturday's game.  The Celtics also held their bench to just 20 points in spite of having so many injuries to deplete their bench.  The Celtics have to step up and play tough against the Raptors second unit once again if they hope to get a win in this game. 

Keys to the Game
Defense

Defense has always been and always will be the key to winning.   The Celtics have the best defensive rating in the league at 101.2.  The Raptors are 5th with a defensive rating of 103.6.  They need to play particularly tough defense against the Raptors since they are averaging 112.5 points per game and are capable of putting up a lot of points in a hurry.   If the Celtics win this game, it will be with defense. 

Be Aggressive
The Celtics must be the more aggressive team.  They have to be aggressive on defense, in going after loose balls, in crashing the boards,  and just all around going all out. They have to aggressively attack the basket. They need to start the game with that aggressive attitude and be aggressive through the whole game with no let up.   Their only hope to win because of their injuries is for every player to play their hardest and to play harder than the Raptors. 

Rebound

The Celtics must crash the boards. They can't score if they don't have the ball. Much of rebounding is effort and desire and the Celtics have to be the team that puts out more effort from every player to go after rebounds.   The Celtics are 8th in rebounding at 44.4 per game.  The Raptors are 17th with 43.6 per game.  The Celtics have to crash the boards and beat the Raptors to the rebounds if they want to get a win. 

Next Man Up
The Celtics have been finding ways to win even without key players.  They have been missing 6 of their top players and yet have won 6 straight with 4 of those on the road.  This will be the toughest game yet and every player will have to step up once again for the Celtics to have a chance at a win in this one. 

X-Factors
Revenge Factor - The Raptors are still stinging from the loss to the Celtics on Saturday.  They thought they would get an easy win against a depleted Celtics team but were surprised by the Celtics feisty play and never give up attitude.  The Raptors also lost to the Cavs on Tuesday and will want to get back to winning after that loss as well.  The Raptors are going to come into this game looking to get even and so the Celtics need to be ready to face the Raptors A game in this one. 

Injuries -  I'm hoping that Terry Rozier will be playing in this game and if he can't that will make this game very, very difficult to win.  But even if he does, the Celtics are still very short handed and the young players and rookies will need to step up once again.  The Raptors are at full strength and that makes the Celtics job even harder. 

Fatigue - Both teams are playing in the second of back to back games and both teams had to travel after Tuesday's game.  The Raptors have a full bench and so have more fresh bodies they can throw at the Celtics while the Celtics are so short handed they have to play just about everybody big minutes.    Hopefully the Celtics youth will give them a slight advantage. 
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: SparzWizard on April 03, 2018, 11:10:04 PM
Let's go Celtics!
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: FLCeltsFan on April 03, 2018, 11:10:20 PM
TP to SparzWizard  for being the first to post in the game thread!! 

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Celtics!!! 
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 03, 2018, 11:24:18 PM
Big game. Playoff tune up? Go Celtics.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: footey on April 03, 2018, 11:28:14 PM
First place still in sight!!
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: SparzWizard on April 03, 2018, 11:35:13 PM
First place still in sight!!

It would be very something if the Raptors lose back2back home games these next two games.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Monkhouse on April 03, 2018, 11:42:40 PM
Let's try to pull a win and make the Raptors sweat.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: azzenfrost on April 04, 2018, 12:24:19 AM
Go time. This is it.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: trickybilly on April 04, 2018, 12:55:38 AM
All due respect to Kadeem Allen (who was servicable in his first start), but it will be nice to have our big three back together: Rozier, Morris, Tatum
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Beat LA on April 04, 2018, 01:28:17 AM
TP to SparzWizard  for being the first to post in the game thread!! 

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Celtics!!!

Sorry to nitpick, but Nigel Hayes is in Sacramento, now. Just so you know, and TP for all of your great work, as always :).

Also, if Rozier outplays Lowry, again, well, LOL ;D.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Somebody on April 04, 2018, 02:16:42 AM
Is Rozier coming back? We need this game for flexibility in the standings.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Granath on April 04, 2018, 07:36:09 AM
Here we go Celtics, here we go.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: SHAQATTACK on April 04, 2018, 07:36:34 AM
Celtics strong
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: PAOBoston on April 04, 2018, 07:56:38 AM
After the loss last night, Cs basically need to win out to have any shot at #1 seed. I find that unlikely. I would not be opposed to just managing people's minutes/days off in preparation for the playoffs at this point and try and get the remaining survivors on this roster rested up and as healthy as possible.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: footey on April 04, 2018, 10:58:30 AM
I give us no chance without TR. If he sits again, consider it a white flag from BS.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: GreenEnvy on April 04, 2018, 01:33:31 PM
After the loss last night, Cs basically need to win out to have any shot at #1 seed. I find that unlikely. I would not be opposed to just managing people's minutes/days off in preparation for the playoffs at this point and try and get the remaining survivors on this roster rested up and as healthy as possible.

All depends on tonight’s game, imo. If we win, I think we make up the other game with the easier schedule (we only have @WAS and they have to play vIND and @MIA, all jockeying for playoff seeding).

Although, I’m certain I said that last season and then we got smoked by CLE and still somehow got the top seed.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: FLCeltsFan on April 04, 2018, 08:08:49 PM
Rozier is playing

and starting
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 08:16:14 PM
Celtics are bringing it to start.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 08:19:07 PM
Tatum and Brown are ballers!
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: The_Truth on April 04, 2018, 08:20:40 PM
Tatum and Brown are ballers!

We are all witnesses.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 08:21:55 PM
Tatum and Brown are ballers!

We are all witnesses.

 ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: blink on April 04, 2018, 08:22:17 PM
I like the defense so far...we are playing scrappy
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: PAOBoston on April 04, 2018, 08:23:30 PM
Impressed by the strides Brown keeps on making this year. That was a nice drive.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: blink on April 04, 2018, 08:24:51 PM
nice rebound Terry, gotta fight back on the boards
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: PAOBoston on April 04, 2018, 08:25:22 PM
How is that a charge?
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 08:26:29 PM
Terrible call against Jaylen!
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: blink on April 04, 2018, 08:26:43 PM
terrible call on Jaylen....screw that call
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 08:27:02 PM
How is that a charge?

It's not!
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: KGs Knee on April 04, 2018, 08:27:08 PM
There's now way Toronto is better than Boston with Kyrie and Smart healthy.  They're just not.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: The_Truth on April 04, 2018, 08:28:37 PM
There's now way Toronto is better than Boston with Kyrie and Smart healthy.  They're just not.

I second this
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 08:29:10 PM
There's now way Toronto is better than Boston with Kyrie and Smart healthy.  They're just not.

It looks like the same old Raptors. Lowry folds in the big moments, that's way they call him The Valet...
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: CelticSooner on April 04, 2018, 08:29:26 PM
Raptors just look like completely different team once half court playoff basketball rolls around.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Neurotic Guy on April 04, 2018, 08:30:55 PM
Terry Rozier is tremendous.  SO much improved.  In addition to making things happen offensively, he's already pulled down 2 defensive boards that were pure grit boards.

He's an asset for sure.  I think he's pushing his trade value into the Jaylen Brown range. 
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: matteo on April 04, 2018, 08:31:39 PM
derozen stepped out of bounds on that baseline!
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Chief on April 04, 2018, 08:31:42 PM
These refs  ::)
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Phantom255x on April 04, 2018, 08:31:54 PM
Yeah, while the Rockets look legit and actually could make the Finals (even with GSW in the West), the Raptors are proving to be choke artists again.

No way this Raptors team beats Cleveland, and honestly I wouldn't be surprised if a team like PHI or WAS (w/healthy Wall) bounces them out in one of the early rounds.

I thought this Raptors team was honestly legit with a deep bench but idk anymore... still a great team but maybe not as elite as we thought.

Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: PAOBoston on April 04, 2018, 08:32:00 PM
Look like Derozan stepped out of bounds before the foul
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 08:32:12 PM
derozen stepped out of bounds on that baseline!

Another cheap call.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Phantom255x on April 04, 2018, 08:33:13 PM
Terry Rozier is tremendous.  SO much improved.  In addition to making things happen offensively, he's already pulled down 2 defensive boards that were pure grit boards.

He's an asset for sure.  I think he's pushing his trade value into the Jaylen Brown range.

Hey, if Kawhi becomes available and Rozier = Jaylen to them, and we keep both Brown + Tatum, that would be HUGE.  ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: KGs Knee on April 04, 2018, 08:33:46 PM
Raptors just look like completely different team once half court playoff basketball rolls around.

No matter how hard they've tried this year to change their play style and identity, and for much of the year succeeded at it, they always revert back to their old ways in the big moments.  In other words, way too much your-turn-my-turn isolation offense from Lowry and DeRozan.  They just bog down trying to force things instead of moving the basketball.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: CelticsElite on April 04, 2018, 08:34:12 PM
Kadeem allen has my attention

Made a hustle play in defensive transition altering a pass. Seems to be long. Good instincts on D. I like what I see
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 08:34:24 PM
Semi broke up the allaeyopp!
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 08:35:16 PM
Kadeem allen has my attention

Made a hustle play in defensive transition altering a pass. Seems to be long. Good instincts on D. I like what I see

Oh, I thought that was Semi, thanks for correction...
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Phantom255x on April 04, 2018, 08:35:36 PM
WOW. Keeping the Raptors to under 20 points in the 1st. #Defense
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: CelticsElite on April 04, 2018, 08:35:40 PM
Lowest scoring first quarter all season for raptors. Kadeem allen on defense stopped that van fleet 3.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: hpantazo on April 04, 2018, 08:36:27 PM
If the Raptors keep playing like this, I can see them losing the rest of their games to close out the regular season.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: CelticsElite on April 04, 2018, 08:36:35 PM
Kadeem allen has my attention

Made a hustle play in defensive transition altering a pass. Seems to be long. Good instincts on D. I like what I see

Oh, I thought that was Semi, thanks for correction...
yeah it was Kadeem. Semi put nice defensive pressure earlier on a cut I think although I think he fouled
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 08:37:14 PM
Lowest scoring first quarter all season for raptors. Kadeem allen on defense stopped that van fleet 3.

Danny really seems to have nailed last years draft!
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: hwangjini_1 on April 04, 2018, 08:37:28 PM
not bad not bad. ahead after one quarter and not shooting or playing their best. 5 turnovers, 1-3 from three point land...but ahead by 6 in toronto.

i'll take it!  ;D
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: blink on April 04, 2018, 08:37:32 PM
Kadeem allen has my attention

Made a hustle play in defensive transition altering a pass. Seems to be long. Good instincts on D. I like what I see

Yeah he is quietly not making mistakes and just playing hard.  I like that too.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Sophomore on April 04, 2018, 08:38:24 PM
Great quarter on D! Gave up very few easy shots.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Neurotic Guy on April 04, 2018, 08:39:32 PM
Terry Rozier is tremendous.  SO much improved.  In addition to making things happen offensively, he's already pulled down 2 defensive boards that were pure grit boards.

He's an asset for sure.  I think he's pushing his trade value into the Jaylen Brown range.

Hey, if Kawhi becomes available and Rozier = Jaylen to them, and we keep both Brown + Tatum, that would be HUGE.  ;D

Of course I have no idea what GMs are thinking, but TR is looking like a bona fide starting PG in this league.  Good attitude; hard worker...   I do think Rozier's emergence gives the C's another high value asset.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Sophomore on April 04, 2018, 08:41:12 PM
Credit to Casey for daring Allen to beat them.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: blink on April 04, 2018, 08:41:41 PM
Terry Rozier is tremendous.  SO much improved.  In addition to making things happen offensively, he's already pulled down 2 defensive boards that were pure grit boards.

He's an asset for sure.  I think he's pushing his trade value into the Jaylen Brown range.

Hey, if Kawhi becomes available and Rozier = Jaylen to them, and we keep both Brown + Tatum, that would be HUGE.  ;D

Of course I have no idea what GMs are thinking, but TR is looking like a bona fide starting PG in this league.  Good attitude; hard worker...   I do think Rozier's emergence gives the C's another high value asset.

Is Rozier's improvement basically sealing smart's fate?  a few weeks ago I would have thought that was crazy.  After all these starts in place of Kyrie, I am seriously starting to wonder.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: hwangjini_1 on April 04, 2018, 08:42:15 PM
toronto playing really tough defense.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Sophomore on April 04, 2018, 08:42:25 PM
Man I wish we had Larkin.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 08:42:46 PM
Terry Rozier is tremendous.  SO much improved.  In addition to making things happen offensively, he's already pulled down 2 defensive boards that were pure grit boards.

He's an asset for sure.  I think he's pushing his trade value into the Jaylen Brown range.

Hey, if Kawhi becomes available and Rozier = Jaylen to them, and we keep both Brown + Tatum, that would be HUGE.  ;D

Of course I have no idea what GMs are thinking, but TR is looking like a bona fide starting PG in this league.  Good attitude; hard worker...   I do think Rozier's emergence gives the C's another high value asset.

Is Rozier's improvement basically sealing smart's fate?  a few weeks ago I would have thought that was crazy.  After all these starts in place of Kyrie, I am seriously starting to wonder.

It will depend on the offer Smart gets.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Phantom255x on April 04, 2018, 08:43:43 PM
I wish Horford would step up more in these kinds of games.

Nice to see the young guys and rookies make plays but to win games, we need Horford to also contribute more (especially with like half our team missing and most of our starters)
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: blink on April 04, 2018, 08:43:59 PM
great block horford!
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: blink on April 04, 2018, 08:44:40 PM
great effort Moose!!!!
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 08:44:43 PM
Nice to have some size this year.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Phantom255x on April 04, 2018, 08:45:19 PM
I wish Horford would step up more in these kinds of games.

Nice to see the young guys and rookies make plays but to win games, we need Horford to also contribute more (especially with like half our team missing and most of our starters)

LOL then he makes that block  :P
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: PAOBoston on April 04, 2018, 08:45:55 PM
Monroe has been a big factor so far.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Phantom255x on April 04, 2018, 08:45:57 PM
Nice to have some size this year.

I'm SO GLAD we go into the playoffs having guys like Baynes and Monroe instead of last year when we had the corpse of Amir, Zeller and Olynyk (who was fantastic in that Game 7 but literally was missing every other playoff game).
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Sophomore on April 04, 2018, 08:46:49 PM
Toronto not long; if we penetrate Moose can clean up.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Phantom255x on April 04, 2018, 08:48:30 PM
Monroe could get a double-double before halftime  :o
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: blink on April 04, 2018, 08:48:43 PM
Van Fleet has really good instincts on offense.  We gotta play smart against him.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 08:49:46 PM
Toronto not long; if we penetrate Moose can clean up.

Moose is having a very good game.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on April 04, 2018, 08:52:18 PM
3 straight TO's.  Hurt us last night and it's killing us tonight.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 08:52:25 PM
Turnovers are killing us. No point guard is tough!
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: KGs Knee on April 04, 2018, 08:52:35 PM
Toronto does have a really good bench, I'll give them that much.  I'm just not sure it'll matter all that much once the playoffs start.

We've got guys playing right now that shouldn't ever see a minute of action under normal circumstances.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: blink on April 04, 2018, 08:53:15 PM
4 straight turnovers....ugg
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: PAOBoston on April 04, 2018, 08:53:35 PM
Cs reserves not doing so hot right now
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Phantom255x on April 04, 2018, 08:54:50 PM
It's getting ugly, but you have to admit, it's impressive how no matter the opponent, the C's are still in games. With the lineups they've been trotting out lately, you'd expect them to be blown out quite a few games...  8)
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: blink on April 04, 2018, 08:55:33 PM
Toronto does have a really good bench, I'll give them that much.  I'm just not sure it'll matter all that much once the playoffs start.

We've got guys playing right now that shouldn't ever see a minute of action under normal circumstances.

Well with most teams, their bench is a def step down in talent and production.  With Toronto their bench has been super important to their team.  I don't know why they would make a big change once they hit the  playoffs?  They need to play those guys.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: KGs Knee on April 04, 2018, 08:57:41 PM
Toronto does have a really good bench, I'll give them that much.  I'm just not sure it'll matter all that much once the playoffs start.

We've got guys playing right now that shouldn't ever see a minute of action under normal circumstances.

Well with most teams, their bench is a def step down in talent and production.  With Toronto their bench has been super important to their team.  I don't know why they would make a big change once they hit the  playoffs?  They need to play those guys.

Sure, but their bench players will be playing against other team's starters much more often than they have in the regular season.  They won't have the same impact.  The biggest value there will be keeping their starters a bit fresher. 
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Phantom255x on April 04, 2018, 08:58:42 PM
How are we only down 6??  :o

Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: PAOBoston on April 04, 2018, 08:58:52 PM
Feeling like this is starting to get away from them. Need a hoop
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: KGs Knee on April 04, 2018, 08:59:48 PM
That was a really dumb foul by Lowry.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: blink on April 04, 2018, 08:59:56 PM
Toronto is playing really aggressive on D.  Borderline fouling us on every possession.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: PAOBoston on April 04, 2018, 09:01:22 PM
Cs have no idea what they are doing on offense
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: blink on April 04, 2018, 09:02:08 PM
that was a Kick by Ibaka
refs are terrible tonight
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Ogaju on April 04, 2018, 09:02:17 PM
Is Rozier out again
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Chief on April 04, 2018, 09:02:37 PM
If Nader is guarding you, you are going to score.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Neurotic Guy on April 04, 2018, 09:02:51 PM
13 TOs for the C's --- 8 Raptors steals.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: blink on April 04, 2018, 09:03:33 PM
well so much for the good start by the C's.

Refs aren't calling anything against Toronto.  They are getting away with a lot of fouling.
That isn't helping.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on April 04, 2018, 09:04:37 PM
29 to 11 quarter so far.  The way this is going we just might have a Xavier Silas sighting tonight.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: PAOBoston on April 04, 2018, 09:05:03 PM
One of the worst quarters of the year.

They need to regroup.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: PAOBoston on April 04, 2018, 09:05:49 PM
I have no idea how they are only down 10.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: bknova on April 04, 2018, 09:06:31 PM
that baseline fadeaway..... smooooooth.......
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: KGs Knee on April 04, 2018, 09:06:58 PM
That sure was a difficult to watch quarter.  I guess that's to be expected when playing so many 3rd stringers.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: blink on April 04, 2018, 09:07:04 PM
I have no idea how they are only down 10.

We are so lucky to be only down 10.  We completely collapsed in the middle of the 2nd quarter.  I think the Raps bench played better than their starters, I mean a lot better.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: hpantazo on April 04, 2018, 09:09:21 PM
I have no idea how they are only down 10.

We are so lucky to be only down 10.  We completely collapsed in the middle of the 2nd quarter.  I think the Raps bench played better than their starters, I mean a lot better.

To be fair, their bench played against our 3rd and 4th stringers.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: jambr380 on April 04, 2018, 09:15:41 PM
I have no idea how they are only down 10.

We are so lucky to be only down 10.  We completely collapsed in the middle of the 2nd quarter.  I think the Raps bench played better than their starters, I mean a lot better.

To be fair, their bench played against our 3rd and 4th stringers.

TP - it's a sad state of affairs when we truly are counting 3rd and 4th stringers to play and contribute. I actually don't hate Allen (the two missed 3s and foul on Poetl, notwithstanding), but our only max guy who is playing is a no-show on offense and Brown keeps getting lame charges called on him.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: jambr380 on April 04, 2018, 09:22:47 PM
So much for solid ball movement. It's all 1 on 1 led by Rozier.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 09:23:37 PM
So much for solid ball movement. It's all 1 on 1 led by Rozier.

Rozier has his blinders on!
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: PAOBoston on April 04, 2018, 09:24:10 PM
Need some positive momentum.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 09:25:30 PM
Need some positive momentum.

Need something!
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: lrybrd on April 04, 2018, 09:25:46 PM
We cannot hit the broadside of a barn tonight. 
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: PAOBoston on April 04, 2018, 09:26:04 PM
This offense is ridiculous. What are they doing? This is so ugly right now
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: blink on April 04, 2018, 09:27:21 PM
First thing, when you aren't shooting well, stop shooting contested jumpshots.  Got to set good screens, move with out the ball and get to the rim.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on April 04, 2018, 09:28:03 PM
What an ugly game.  Both teams are tired, but only the C's are shorthanded.

I'd rather just have Tatum or Brown handle the ball and run PnR.  Give them some reps if anything else.  Aside from his rebounding Rozier has been awful.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: blink on April 04, 2018, 09:31:24 PM
the last couple of trips on offense have been better.  make Toronto guard with us driving hard to the rim.   see the ball go in the hole. 
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Phantom255x on April 04, 2018, 09:32:44 PM
Team that gets to 70 points first tonight will win!
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 09:32:49 PM
If The Celtics can get it down to under 10 to start the 4th, I still like our chances.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on April 04, 2018, 09:36:47 PM
Nearly historic, if not historic, levels of offensive futility tonight from the Celtics.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Phantom255x on April 04, 2018, 09:37:04 PM
Regardless the result for the C's, I'm not impressed with Toronto.

Maybe it's just a cold stretch for them but they haven't looked like legit contenders lately.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: PAOBoston on April 04, 2018, 09:37:08 PM
Toronto in the penalty with 4 :32 left in quarter. Attack the basket!
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: blink on April 04, 2018, 09:37:46 PM
Toronto in the penalty with 4 :32 left in quarter. Attack the basket!

YES!!!!! every time down.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on April 04, 2018, 09:38:45 PM
Jeez Terry.  Would have been better if you just sat out tonight.  But to be fair, nobody else is playing well either.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 09:38:53 PM
Rozer III is stinking it up...
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: PAOBoston on April 04, 2018, 09:39:20 PM
Every time they get it down to 10, they just take dumb shots.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: hpantazo on April 04, 2018, 09:39:51 PM
Marcus Morris has a lot of Antoine Walker in him
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: blink on April 04, 2018, 09:40:41 PM
Rozer III is stinking it up...

Yeah, when I was saying take it to the rim, I don't mean Terry every time.  He is just throwing himself at the rim tossing up a prayer hoping for a foul or a miracle shot.  Gotta go under control.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 09:41:23 PM
Marcus Morris has a lot of Antoine Walker in him

No Wiggle!
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 09:42:14 PM
Rozer III is stinking it up...

Yeah, when I was saying take it to the rim, I don't mean Terry every time.  He is just throwing himself at the rim tossing up a prayer hoping for a foul or a miracle shot.  Gotta go under control.

Maybe Terry goes into one of those crazy 4th quarters hew has and starts hitting everything...
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Chief on April 04, 2018, 09:42:34 PM
Marcus Morris has a lot of Antoine Walker in him

No Wiggle!

But more cash
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: KGs Knee on April 04, 2018, 09:42:46 PM
Rozer III is stinking it up...

Certainly hasn't been one of his better games.  He's been very out of control tonight, and his shot is way off.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: bopna on April 04, 2018, 09:43:51 PM
We are doomed in the playoffs.
This is basically the team we roll out in round 1 and 2.

If we can't get any scoring from the PG position we are screwed.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 09:44:06 PM
Marcus Morris has a lot of Antoine Walker in him

No Wiggle!

But more cash

I have more cash than Antoine in my pocket and I'm wearing my PJs...
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: RJ87 on April 04, 2018, 09:44:10 PM
Honest question: Kyrie and Smart are very likely out for the 1st round, can we advance without them? If we can get Milwaukee - and to a lesser extent, Miami - I like our chances. Washington makes me a little nervous without those guys.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Somebody on April 04, 2018, 09:44:28 PM
If we can keep the deficit less than 10 we'll be fine
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: KGs Knee on April 04, 2018, 09:44:50 PM
Marcus Morris has a lot of Antoine Walker in him

No Wiggle!

But more cash

Haha....'Toine has spent more money than Morris will likely ever make.

Although I'm not sure if 'Toine actually spent his money and didn't just literally eat it instead.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: blink on April 04, 2018, 09:44:56 PM
Rozer III is stinking it up...

Yeah, when I was saying take it to the rim, I don't mean Terry every time.  He is just throwing himself at the rim tossing up a prayer hoping for a foul or a miracle shot.  Gotta go under control.

Maybe Terry goes into one of those crazy 4th quarters hew has and starts hitting everything...

TP for the optimism!!!
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: PAOBoston on April 04, 2018, 09:45:18 PM
Getting close to white towel time. Toronto putting this our of reach now.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 09:46:29 PM
Rozer III is stinking it up...

Yeah, when I was saying take it to the rim, I don't mean Terry every time.  He is just throwing himself at the rim tossing up a prayer hoping for a foul or a miracle shot.  Gotta go under control.

Maybe Terry goes into one of those crazy 4th quarters hew has and starts hitting everything...

TP for the optimism!!!

It crazy optimism but that's what Terry Rozier has!
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: SCeltic34 on April 04, 2018, 09:47:03 PM
Cool.  Xavier Silas is in.  I had a feeling we'd see him tonight.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: blink on April 04, 2018, 09:47:08 PM
I kinda wonder if Brad pulls the starters in the 4th....
we are playing so bad.  we are so thin at guard, maybe it is just better to not risk more injuries?
sit Terry.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: jambr380 on April 04, 2018, 09:47:14 PM
We are doomed in the playoffs.
This is basically the team we roll out in round 1 and 2.

If we can't get any scoring from the PG position we are screwed.

Yeah, I mean I understand that we are playing the #1 seed right now and in the playoffs we will play the #7 seed, but this is pretty uninspiring stuff by our guys right now. This is as healthy as we've been in a while and it really couldn't be going worse.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 09:47:47 PM
Cool.  Xavier Silas is in.  I had a feeling we'd see him tonight.

Here we go!
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 09:48:48 PM
Silas wastes no time!
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: hpantazo on April 04, 2018, 09:49:26 PM
Well, say goodbye to the #1 seed
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: droopdog7 on April 04, 2018, 09:49:49 PM
Honest question: Kyrie and Smart are very likely out for the 1st round, can we advance without them? If we can get Milwaukee - and to a lesser extent, Miami - I like our chances. Washington makes me a little nervous without those guys.
The answer is NO.  We basically would be operating without a PG.  We’d get exposed big time.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: hpantazo on April 04, 2018, 09:51:55 PM
Honest question: Kyrie and Smart are very likely out for the 1st round, can we advance without them? If we can get Milwaukee - and to a lesser extent, Miami - I like our chances. Washington makes me a little nervous without those guys.
The answer is NO.  We basically would be operating without a PG.  We’d get exposed big time.

Larkin would be back, and we still have Terry. We could take Miami or Milwaukee, probably Washington too.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: bopna on April 04, 2018, 09:52:56 PM
Nearly historic, if not historic, levels of offensive futility tonight from the Celtics.
This has always been the problem this season.. Lots of 5 min streches where we cant buy a basket and this is where the other teams break away..
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: droopdog7 on April 04, 2018, 09:53:13 PM
Honest question: Kyrie and Smart are very likely out for the 1st round, can we advance without them? If we can get Milwaukee - and to a lesser extent, Miami - I like our chances. Washington makes me a little nervous without those guys.
The answer is NO.  We basically would be operating without a PG.  We’d get exposed big time.

Larkin would be back, and we still have Terry. We could take Miami or Milwaukee, probably Washington too.
Somehow forgot about Larkin.  As for terry, he ain’t exactly a playmaker.  He’s a chucker.  When he’s on, great.  When he’s not, look out.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: tenn_smoothie on April 04, 2018, 09:53:16 PM
Have our coaches gotten a Tech yet in this game - if not, it's long overdue. Every time I look up, a Celtic attacking the basket is on his ass.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 09:55:38 PM
Have our coaches gotten a Tech yet in this game - if not, it's long overdue. Every time I look up, a Celtic attacking the basket is on his ass.

I think that's Brad's one weakness, that he doesn't know when to get that tech like Pop does...
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: yelkao on April 04, 2018, 09:57:22 PM
Man. Monroe misses so many bunnies.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: bknova on April 04, 2018, 09:57:40 PM
I wanna see Jaylen get a little selfish and demand the ball more with this unit. 
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: droopdog7 on April 04, 2018, 09:58:14 PM
Man. Monroe misses so many bunnies.
No hops so he rushes his shots.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: RJ87 on April 04, 2018, 09:59:26 PM
It's like a layup line right now.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 10:02:09 PM
Man. Monroe misses so many bunnies.
No hops so he rushes his shots.

Monroe is having a hell of a game!
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Csfan1984 on April 04, 2018, 10:02:17 PM
The Raptors bench are a different group at home. They going to be tough in the playoffs thanks to home court.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: droopdog7 on April 04, 2018, 10:02:22 PM
I wanna see Jaylen get a little selfish and demand the ball more with this unit.
Go to scorer not really his thing.  He’ll still make a lot of mistakes in that role.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 10:02:58 PM
I'm hoping the Celtics can make The Raptors sweat down the stretch here.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: KGs Knee on April 04, 2018, 10:03:07 PM
Well, say goodbye to the #1 seed

Yeah, but it was always nothing more than an outside chance anyway.  We just don't have enough healthy bodies right now.

At this point it's better to just rest up for the playoffs.  We're locked into the #2 seed now, so staying healthy is all that matters.

It'd be awesome if Kyrie could somehow be available for the 1sr round, but yesterday's report seemed to suggest he's looking at closer to the later half of the initial 3-6 week time frame for a return.

It'll be tough to get by whoever we face (WAS/MIL/MIA), but it can be done.  Horford is going to need to play like he did in the playoffs last year, and we're going to need 'good' Terry, not whatever that was we saw tonight from him.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: bopna on April 04, 2018, 10:04:32 PM
I wanna see Jaylen get a little selfish and demand the ball more with this unit.
Go to scorer not really his thing.  He’ll still make a lot of mistakes in that role.

Its not in his gene. Reason why im willing to give him up for AD. One minute he plays like Butler.. The next he is as passive as Jeff Green.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: gouki88 on April 04, 2018, 10:06:35 PM
What an ugly game
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: tenn_smoothie on April 04, 2018, 10:07:14 PM
I had to turn the sound off - Doris Burke is the worst in the business. She shouts into the mic.

The only reason she is on air is ESPN and all their politics - whenever it's an espn game, I know I am in danger of her being on air. I have to laugh at these awards she receives only because she is a woman in a man's business.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 10:07:32 PM
I wanna see Jaylen get a little selfish and demand the ball more with this unit.
Go to scorer not really his thing.  He’ll still make a lot of mistakes in that role.

Its not in his gene. Reason why im willing to give him up for AD. One minute he plays like Butler.. The next he is as passive as Jeff Green.

Jaylen is better now than Jeff Green ever thought of being and it's only his second year!
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: RJ87 on April 04, 2018, 10:08:48 PM
I had to turn the sound off - Doris Burke is the worst in the business. She shouts into the mic.

The only reason she is on air is ESPN and all their politics - whenever it's an espn game, I know I am in danger of her being on air. I have to laugh at these awards she receives only because she is a woman in a man's business.

K.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: KGs Knee on April 04, 2018, 10:09:27 PM
I had to turn the sound off - Doris Burke is the worst in the business. She shouts into the mic.

The only reason she is on air is ESPN and all their politics - whenever it's an espn game, I know I am in danger of her being on air. I have to laugh at these awards she receives only because she is a woman in a man's business.

Doris Burke is terrible, I won't pretend she isn't.

But, "a man's business"?  Really?  It's time to come out of your cave.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: RGow8 on April 04, 2018, 10:10:53 PM
I wanna see Jaylen get a little selfish and demand the ball more with this unit.
Go to scorer not really his thing.  He’ll still make a lot of mistakes in that role.

Its not in his gene. Reason why im willing to give him up for AD. One minute he plays like Butler.. The next he is as passive as Jeff Green.
He always makes the entry pass to the guy posting up, almost like he has to bc it's the "play" which is fine but robotic sometimes.Also I feel like he gets looked to the least by other teammates when it's the other way around.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: droopdog7 on April 04, 2018, 10:12:46 PM
I wanna see Jaylen get a little selfish and demand the ball more with this unit.
Go to scorer not really his thing.  He’ll still make a lot of mistakes in that role.

Its not in his gene. Reason why im willing to give him up for AD. One minute he plays like Butler.. The next he is as passive as Jeff Green.
More about ability than some gene. That’s what separates those that look like butter one minute to butler himself.   Brown not good enough to be go to scorer, st least right now.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on April 04, 2018, 10:13:22 PM
My biggest take away from this game.....Toronto is HIGHLY overrated.  They struggled to beat us with us at 60% and them fully healthy.  Come playoff time when we get both Kyrie and Smart back (and maybe Theis) we take these clowns out in 5 games. 
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: bopna on April 04, 2018, 10:14:00 PM
Cs luck have ran out.

Just finish out the season resting players. No point now in playing bruised up players..2 seed is in the pocket.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Somebody on April 04, 2018, 10:14:08 PM
I had to turn the sound off - Doris Burke is the worst in the business. She shouts into the mic.

The only reason she is on air is ESPN and all their politics - whenever it's an espn game, I know I am in danger of her being on air. I have to laugh at these awards she receives only because she is a woman in a man's business.

Doris Burke is terrible, I won't pretend she isn't.

But, "a man's business"?  Really?  It's time to come out of your cave.
Don't think he means it in a sexist way, think he meant the industry is still dominated by men for better or worse. Also Doris Burke is trash lol
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on April 04, 2018, 10:14:26 PM
I had to turn the sound off - Doris Burke is the worst in the business. She shouts into the mic.

The only reason she is on air is ESPN and all their politics - whenever it's an espn game, I know I am in danger of her being on air. I have to laugh at these awards she receives only because she is a woman in a man's business.
I honestly didn't know people still held thoughts like this lol.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: gouki88 on April 04, 2018, 10:14:29 PM
I had to turn the sound off - Doris Burke is the worst in the business. She shouts into the mic.

The only reason she is on air is ESPN and all their politics - whenever it's an espn game, I know I am in danger of her being on air. I have to laugh at these awards she receives only because she is a woman in a man's business.

Doris Burke is terrible, I won't pretend she isn't.

But, "a man's business"?  Really?  It's time to come out of your cave.
Yeah, Burke is a trash commentator, but that second half is a bit much.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 10:15:34 PM
I had to turn the sound off - Doris Burke is the worst in the business. She shouts into the mic.

The only reason she is on air is ESPN and all their politics - whenever it's an espn game, I know I am in danger of her being on air. I have to laugh at these awards she receives only because she is a woman in a man's business.

Doris Burke is terrible, I won't pretend she isn't.

But, "a man's business"?  Really?  It's time to come out of your cave.
Yeah, Burke is a trash commentator, but that second half is a bit much.

Burke is bad but better than listening to Mark Jackson.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: KGs Knee on April 04, 2018, 10:16:31 PM
I had to turn the sound off - Doris Burke is the worst in the business. She shouts into the mic.

The only reason she is on air is ESPN and all their politics - whenever it's an espn game, I know I am in danger of her being on air. I have to laugh at these awards she receives only because she is a woman in a man's business.

Doris Burke is terrible, I won't pretend she isn't.

But, "a man's business"?  Really?  It's time to come out of your cave.
Don't think he means it in a sexist way, think he meant the industry is still dominated by men for better or worse. Also Doris Burke is trash lol

Well, maybe you're right, but it'd probably be wiser to specify that if that was what was meant.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: droopdog7 on April 04, 2018, 10:16:39 PM
My biggest take away from this game.....Toronto is HIGHLY overrated.  They struggled to beat us with us at 60% and them fully healthy.  Come playoff time when we get both Kyrie and Smart back (and maybe Theis) we take these clowns out in 5 games.
I agree, sort of.  Toronto has been  awful lately, including this game.  We would have smoked them at full strength.  But I also think they’re better than they’ve been lately.  Sometimes teams get in a funk.  We’ve seen that throughout the season.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 10:17:32 PM
The BEAR!
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: gouki88 on April 04, 2018, 10:18:44 PM
I had to turn the sound off - Doris Burke is the worst in the business. She shouts into the mic.

The only reason she is on air is ESPN and all their politics - whenever it's an espn game, I know I am in danger of her being on air. I have to laugh at these awards she receives only because she is a woman in a man's business.

Doris Burke is terrible, I won't pretend she isn't.

But, "a man's business"?  Really?  It's time to come out of your cave.
Yeah, Burke is a trash commentator, but that second half is a bit much.

Burke is bad but better than listening to Mark Jackson.
Thank goodness we don’t play much in California
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: KGs Knee on April 04, 2018, 10:18:57 PM
Burke is bad but better than listening to Mark Jackson.

Mark Jackson is the worst.

All he has going for him are few catch phrases that were stale 10 years ago.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on April 04, 2018, 10:19:14 PM
I had to turn the sound off - Doris Burke is the worst in the business. She shouts into the mic.

The only reason she is on air is ESPN and all their politics - whenever it's an espn game, I know I am in danger of her being on air. I have to laugh at these awards she receives only because she is a woman in a man's business.

Doris Burke is terrible, I won't pretend she isn't.

But, "a man's business"?  Really?  It's time to come out of your cave.
Yeah, Burke is a trash commentator, but that second half is a bit much.

Burke is bad but better than listening to Mark Jackson.

Listening to Burke or Jackson is like listening to cats doing it in a back alley LOL.  They are TEEEEERRRRIIIIBLLLLLE.  Jackson will always find a way to talk about Lebron and Burke will ALWAYS disrespect the Celtics.  And I agree, the ONLY reason she gets to do these games is because she's a woman.  But this is the world we live in where you don't get things because you earn it, you get them because of your "level of victimhood" you claim.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: CelticsElite on April 04, 2018, 10:19:54 PM
Nader got put on ice skates then his 3 got blocked.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 10:19:58 PM
I had to turn the sound off - Doris Burke is the worst in the business. She shouts into the mic.

The only reason she is on air is ESPN and all their politics - whenever it's an espn game, I know I am in danger of her being on air. I have to laugh at these awards she receives only because she is a woman in a man's business.

Doris Burke is terrible, I won't pretend she isn't.

But, "a man's business"?  Really?  It's time to come out of your cave.
Yeah, Burke is a trash commentator, but that second half is a bit much.

Burke is bad but better than listening to Mark Jackson.
Thank goodness we don’t play much in California

He'll be on in the playoffs and it's like listening to a beer can in a blender.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: tenn_smoothie on April 04, 2018, 10:20:12 PM
Mark Jackson is very good. I love his basketball values.

All the comments about what a neanderthal I supposedly am are laughable. I am quite the feminist. But I don't want someone doing commentary on something they have never done before ........... and no women have ever played in the NBA. And every woman that does commentary on a man's sport sounds forced, because they are. What a bunch of correct hacks you are.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: gouki88 on April 04, 2018, 10:20:31 PM
It’s garbage time and Nader is still useless.

Time for this bum to get shipped out
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: gouki88 on April 04, 2018, 10:21:40 PM
I had to turn the sound off - Doris Burke is the worst in the business. She shouts into the mic.

The only reason she is on air is ESPN and all their politics - whenever it's an espn game, I know I am in danger of her being on air. I have to laugh at these awards she receives only because she is a woman in a man's business.

Doris Burke is terrible, I won't pretend she isn't.

But, "a man's business"?  Really?  It's time to come out of your cave.
Yeah, Burke is a trash commentator, but that second half is a bit much.

Burke is bad but better than listening to Mark Jackson.
Thank goodness we don’t play much in California

He'll be on in the playoffs and it's like listening to a beer can in a blender.
Ugh, the playoff commentary will be disgusting. If we come up against Cleveland I’m 100% muting my TV
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: blink on April 04, 2018, 10:21:54 PM
My biggest take away from this game.....Toronto is HIGHLY overrated.  They struggled to beat us with us at 60% and them fully healthy.  Come playoff time when we get both Kyrie and Smart back (and maybe Theis) we take these clowns out in 5 games.
I agree, sort of.  Toronto has been  awful lately, including this game.  We would have smoked them at full strength.  But I also think they’re better than they’ve been lately.  Sometimes teams get in a funk.  We’ve seen that throughout the season.

As awful as Toronto was today, we were worse.  I don't get the 'well if we were at full strength they wouldn't have a chance" comments.  Yeah we are missing Kyrie and Smart.  But for the whole season they were the better team.  They just cemented home court through the whole east playoffs.  They may not be able to take out the Cavs, but if we play them in the ECF, they have home court and we don't.  They have been very good on their home court, and I don't have a lot of confidence that we can beat them in a 7 game series.

Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: liam on April 04, 2018, 10:24:08 PM
16 turnovers, out-rebounded and shot 13% from 3, 92 shots to 75 shots. No way to win with those stats.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: blink on April 04, 2018, 10:25:29 PM
I had to turn the sound off - Doris Burke is the worst in the business. She shouts into the mic.

The only reason she is on air is ESPN and all their politics - whenever it's an espn game, I know I am in danger of her being on air. I have to laugh at these awards she receives only because she is a woman in a man's business.

Doris Burke is terrible, I won't pretend she isn't.

But, "a man's business"?  Really?  It's time to come out of your cave.
Yeah, Burke is a trash commentator, but that second half is a bit much.

Burke is bad but better than listening to Mark Jackson.

And I agree, the ONLY reason she gets to do these games is because she's a woman.

People are hell bent on setting this blog back into the 1950s.  lol.  cmon comments like this are trash regardless of what you think about Burke. 
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: RJ87 on April 04, 2018, 10:25:49 PM
Mark Jackson is very good. I love his basketball values.

All the comments about what a neanderthal I supposedly am are laughable. I am quite the feminist. But I don't want someone doing commentary on something they have never done before ........... and no women have ever played in the NBA. And every woman that does commentary on a man's sport sounds forced, because they are. What a bunch of correct hacks you are.

So Kevin Harlan should also stop doing NBA game commentary? Mike Breen too? By your criteria, only NBA players should be able to do NBA commentary. TNT does this every Tuesday, it's called "Player's Only". It's excruciating.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: KGs Knee on April 04, 2018, 10:26:07 PM
Mark Jackson is very good. I love his basketball values.

All the comments about what a neanderthal I supposedly am are laughable. I am quite the feminist. But I don't want someone doing commentary on something they have never done before ........... and no women have ever played in the NBA. And every woman that does commentary on a man's sport sounds forced, because they are. What a bunch of correct hacks you are.

Putting aside the labels for a second, because that's just not going to lead anywhere good, what exactly about basketball makes it a man's sport?  Do women not also play basketball?  Is what is going on out there really impossible for a woman to comprehend and competently comment on?
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: blink on April 04, 2018, 10:26:35 PM
16 turnovers, out-rebounded and shot 13% from 3, 92 shots to 75 shots. No way to win with those stats.

Yeah, one of the bigger games for us this year, and we really laid a big egg.  Not an inspiring game for the confidence level heading into the playoffs.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: blink on April 04, 2018, 10:27:29 PM
Mark Jackson is very good. I love his basketball values.

All the comments about what a neanderthal I supposedly am are laughable. I am quite the feminist. But I don't want someone doing commentary on something they have never done before ........... and no women have ever played in the NBA. And every woman that does commentary on a man's sport sounds forced, because they are. What a bunch of correct hacks you are.

So Kevin Harlan should also stop doing NBA game commentary? Mike Breen too? By your criteria, only NBA players should be able to do NBA commentary. TNT does this every Tuesday, it's called "Player's Only". It's excruciating.


Completely agree.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: tenn_smoothie on April 04, 2018, 10:33:38 PM
I said "NBA Basketball"

Women can do all the women's games they want. Broadcasting is just something that men are better at than women. Pretending otherwise does not make you a beautiful human being.

Yes, "Players Only" is often bad, some of those guys are terrible at broadcasting (you know, sorta like women are). Relax, there are plenty of things women are better at than men. Overall, they are probably better people.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: TheisTheisBaby on April 04, 2018, 10:36:17 PM
I had to turn the sound off - Doris Burke is the worst in the business. She shouts into the mic.

The only reason she is on air is ESPN and all their politics - whenever it's an espn game, I know I am in danger of her being on air. I have to laugh at these awards she receives only because she is a woman in a man's business.

Doris Burke is terrible, I won't pretend she isn't.

But, "a man's business"?  Really?  It's time to come out of your cave.
Yeah, Burke is a trash commentator, but that second half is a bit much.

Burke is bad but better than listening to Mark Jackson.

And I agree, the ONLY reason she gets to do these games is because she's a woman.

People are hell bent on setting this blog back into the 1950s.  lol.  cmon comments like this are trash regardless of what you think about Burke.

Not when what's being said is true.  Everyone agrees that she's straight up trash as an analyst/commentator.  But because ESPN is a far-left leaning company they won't replace her with a more knowledgeable male for fear of backlash.  I'm not telling her to go in the kitchen to make everyone a sandwich, I'm just saying she benefits from the female privilege that exists these days.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Vox_Populi on April 04, 2018, 10:37:20 PM
I didn't think I would see anything worse than the game tonight until I read the last two comments. Hope everyone has a good night.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: Somebody on April 04, 2018, 10:42:47 PM
I had to turn the sound off - Doris Burke is the worst in the business. She shouts into the mic.

The only reason she is on air is ESPN and all their politics - whenever it's an espn game, I know I am in danger of her being on air. I have to laugh at these awards she receives only because she is a woman in a man's business.

Doris Burke is terrible, I won't pretend she isn't.

But, "a man's business"?  Really?  It's time to come out of your cave.
Yeah, Burke is a trash commentator, but that second half is a bit much.

Burke is bad but better than listening to Mark Jackson.

And I agree, the ONLY reason she gets to do these games is because she's a woman.

People are hell bent on setting this blog back into the 1950s.  lol.  cmon comments like this are trash regardless of what you think about Burke.

Not when what's being said is true.  Everyone agrees that she's straight up trash as an analyst/commentator.  But because ESPN is a far-left leaning company they won't replace her with a more knowledgeable male for fear of backlash.  I'm not telling her to go in the kitchen to make everyone a sandwich, I'm just saying she benefits from the female privilege that exists these days.
This. TP
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: tazzmaniac on April 04, 2018, 10:49:06 PM
I had to turn the sound off - Doris Burke is the worst in the business. She shouts into the mic.

The only reason she is on air is ESPN and all their politics - whenever it's an espn game, I know I am in danger of her being on air. I have to laugh at these awards she receives only because she is a woman in a man's business.

Doris Burke is terrible, I won't pretend she isn't.

But, "a man's business"?  Really?  It's time to come out of your cave.
Yeah, Burke is a trash commentator, but that second half is a bit much.

Burke is bad but better than listening to Mark Jackson.

And I agree, the ONLY reason she gets to do these games is because she's a woman.

People are hell bent on setting this blog back into the 1950s.  lol.  cmon comments like this are trash regardless of what you think about Burke.

Not when what's being said is true.  Everyone agrees that she's straight up trash as an analyst/commentator.  But because ESPN is a far-left leaning company they won't replace her with a more knowledgeable male for fear of backlash.  I'm not telling her to go in the kitchen to make everyone a sandwich, I'm just saying she benefits from the female privilege that exists these days.
This. TP
Kind of hilarious complaining about female privilege now when men have benefited from male privilege from pretty much all of human history. 
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: gouki88 on April 04, 2018, 10:52:57 PM
I had to turn the sound off - Doris Burke is the worst in the business. She shouts into the mic.

The only reason she is on air is ESPN and all their politics - whenever it's an espn game, I know I am in danger of her being on air. I have to laugh at these awards she receives only because she is a woman in a man's business.

Doris Burke is terrible, I won't pretend she isn't.

But, "a man's business"?  Really?  It's time to come out of your cave.
Yeah, Burke is a trash commentator, but that second half is a bit much.

Burke is bad but better than listening to Mark Jackson.

And I agree, the ONLY reason she gets to do these games is because she's a woman.

People are hell bent on setting this blog back into the 1950s.  lol.  cmon comments like this are trash regardless of what you think about Burke.

Not when what's being said is true.  Everyone agrees that she's straight up trash as an analyst/commentator.  But because ESPN is a far-left leaning company they won't replace her with a more knowledgeable male for fear of backlash.  I'm not telling her to go in the kitchen to make everyone a sandwich, I'm just saying she benefits from the female privilege that exists these days.
This. TP
Kind of hilarious complaining about female privilege now when men have benefited from male privilege from pretty much all of human history.
How is that hilarious at all? Privileges that males have experienced have been demonised for years, why are the ones that women experience off limits?
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: KGs Knee on April 04, 2018, 10:53:04 PM
I said "NBA Basketball"

Women can do all the women's games they want. Broadcasting is just something that men are better at than women. Pretending otherwise does not make you a beautiful human being.


So I take you are also equally offended when men broadcast women's games?

And what about coaching?  I'm assuming men should not be allowed to coach women's basketball, and vice versa?
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: tenn_smoothie on April 04, 2018, 10:54:31 PM
As far as the game goes ................... we just ran out of steam these past two games. Not enough firepower to keep the road streak going.

I maintain that, even after we get our injured players back (Hayward included) - I still think we need to add a killer spot-up shooter to start winning titles..................probably also need an upgrade in the post with an Ibaka/Jordan-like defender/rebounder. We have to work too hard at this point to score and rebound.
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: KGs Knee on April 04, 2018, 10:55:20 PM

How is that hilarious at all? Privileges that males have experienced have been demonised for years, why are the ones that women experience off limits?

I'm not going to get into whether or not a "women's privilege" exists, but if it does, shouldn't the 'two wrongs don't make a right' theory apply?
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: TheLegendaryClub on April 04, 2018, 10:56:59 PM
I said "NBA Basketball"

Women can do all the women's games they want. Broadcasting is just something that men are better at than women. Pretending otherwise does not make you a beautiful human being.

Yes, "Players Only" is often bad, some of those guys are terrible at broadcasting (you know, sorta like women are). Relax, there are plenty of things women are better at than men. Overall, they are probably better people.

Pretty small sample size to be making that claim with. Get back to me when enough women have actually been permitted to call an NBA game (ie. more than half a dozen), and then we can make an equal and balanced comparison against the hundreds of men that hold that occupation. It's not just a question of talent and intelligence, but also one of opportunity. On the same note, "they only let her call games because she's a woman" is utter nonsense. In a field where something like 85% of employees are men, the gender bias pretty obviously and statistically goes the other way. Why is it so hard to admit that Doris Burke is likely just as professionally qualified as her male peers, some of whom also happen to be awful?
Title: Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
Post by: RockinRyA on April 04, 2018, 11:26:36 PM
Mark Jackson is very good. I love his basketball values.

All the comments about what a neanderthal I supposedly am are laughable. I am quite the feminist. But I don't want someone doing commentary on something they have never done before ........... and no women have ever played in the NBA. And every woman that does commentary on a man's sport sounds forced, because they are. What a bunch of correct hacks you are.

Feminist? More like misogynist. Lost the little respect I had for you.