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Offline hpantazo

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Re: Thunder (9-3) at Celtics (6-6) 11/23
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2012, 04:43:56 PM »
The Pierce-Durant matchup always hurts us. Durant is too long for Paul to guard, and too quick for Bass. I hope we see a lot of Jeff Green tonight.

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Re: Thunder (9-3) at Celtics (6-6) 11/23
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2012, 04:55:55 PM »
This would be a good game to start Green. I like the way he and Pierce matchup against Durant and Sefolosha, more than I like how Pierce and Terry do. Plus, it would give us a chance to see how he plays not coming off the bench.
I think Terry is a good option against Thabo because Thabo is a non-threat offensively. So Terry's weak defense shouldn't get punished + it allows Boston to keep one of it's best offensive players on the court.

I think that match-up is an advantage for Boston.

You cannot leave Sefolosha wide open, though. He's hitting 51% of his threes through the first twelve games.
He's not trying that much, but sometimes, it's a couple of points from those role players that decide the winner.

Key for the Celtics should be keeping Durant and Martin out of free-throw line as much as possible. It's going to be difficult, though. Also, Bass and Sullinger will really be in a tough situation against Ibaka.

Despite this, I have an odd feeling that Celtics will get the win somehow.

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Re: Thunder (9-3) at Celtics (6-6) 11/23
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2012, 07:16:10 PM »
Optimistic prediction of the night:
C's win 105-102 despite being outrebounded by 7+.  OKC turns the ball over a lot, so the C's will capitalize on fast-break/transition buckets to offset OKC's dynamic scoring trio.  C's bench steps up in this one and provides us energy and scoring.  Durant scores an efficient 30 points but Westbrick scores 25 points on 18-20 shots despite easy buckets in the paint and has 5+ turnovers for the game.

Don't make me look stupid, Celtics.  Let's take this one and take a 1-1 record between SA and OKC.

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Re: Thunder (9-3) at Celtics (6-6) 11/23
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2012, 07:24:00 PM »
We are not there yet as a team. I only give the Celtics a 3.3% chance of winning this game.
The NBA is a very stupid, corrupt, and unethical league

Offline alajet

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Re: Thunder (9-3) at Celtics (6-6) 11/23
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2012, 07:33:30 PM »
We are not there yet as a team. I only give the Celtics a 3.3% chance of winning this game.

That is equal to 1 win out of 30.
I don't think there is a team dominant enough to win 29 out of 30 on road at the moment.

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Re: Thunder (9-3) at Celtics (6-6) 11/23
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2012, 07:34:44 PM »
Donkey prediction of the night - Jeff Green will drop 30 on OKC! but the fact that this turned the earth off it's axis caused Rondo to slip in the 4th quarter and injure his ankle putting him out for the rest of the year. Celtics win 98-95

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Re: Thunder (9-3) at Celtics (6-6) 11/23
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2012, 07:36:14 PM »
Avery Bradley is in uniform and shooting layups during warmups tonight. I'm sure he's not playing, but this is a great sign.

Offline BudweiserCeltic

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Re: Thunder (9-3) at Celtics (6-6) 11/23
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2012, 07:51:09 PM »
Pierce has yet to make a single pass in this game.

I still dislike Terry as a starter.

Offline alajet

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Re: Thunder (9-3) at Celtics (6-6) 11/23
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2012, 07:58:38 PM »
We're off to a poor start.
Our points are coming from contested jump shots, while they're scoring through layups.

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Re: Thunder (9-3) at Celtics (6-6) 11/23
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2012, 08:00:11 PM »
JEFF GREEEEEN with the jumper! what now haters. still think he sucks?

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Re: Thunder (9-3) at Celtics (6-6) 11/23
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2012, 08:00:30 PM »
The interior defense drops off the face of earth once KG hits the bench. Perk looks like a scorer against this defense.

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Re: Thunder (9-3) at Celtics (6-6) 11/23
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2012, 08:02:32 PM »
Westbrook must love playing against Rondo.

Offline gar

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Re: Thunder (9-3) at Celtics (6-6) 11/23
« Reply #27 on: November 23, 2012, 08:02:53 PM »
Need Bass, Green & Lee to have big games.

Offline alajet

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Re: Thunder (9-3) at Celtics (6-6) 11/23
« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2012, 08:03:38 PM »
Westbrook must love playing against Rondo.

Potential TD?

Offline Swoopz

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Re: Thunder (9-3) at Celtics (6-6) 11/23
« Reply #29 on: November 23, 2012, 08:04:07 PM »
Rondo getting outplayed by Westbrook. Can't afford to just be the floor leader tonight, needs to be in triple double mode

 

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