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Offline vinnie

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Absolute, impressive, definitive, statement win tonight
« on: January 05, 2013, 09:26:42 PM »
Now let's keep it going. Discuss.

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Re: Absolute, impressive, definitive, statement win tonight
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2013, 09:28:34 PM »
Best game of the season. The celtics are back! Thanks Avery.
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Re: Absolute, impressive, definitive, statement win tonight
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013, 09:29:50 PM »
When we press and force teams to labor getting into their offense we win.  Plain and simple.

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Re: Absolute, impressive, definitive, statement win tonight
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2013, 09:30:11 PM »
crank up that trade value boys... 10 days till the shoppin begins.

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Re: Absolute, impressive, definitive, statement win tonight
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2013, 09:30:11 PM »
I'm going to take a lot of heat for this, but I saw the game as more of a Hawks collapse than a Celtics comeback.

Don't get me wrong, Pierce played out of his mind in the third, Rondo was spectacular, and Sully did a great job on the boards, but Atlanta helped us out by taking awful shots in the second half.

I will say this: Bradley's return has rejuvenated us defensively.  Everyone is playing harder.  I like it.

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Re: Absolute, impressive, definitive, statement win tonight
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2013, 09:30:42 PM »
When Jason Terry applied a press on the pointguard... That was something.
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Re: Absolute, impressive, definitive, statement win tonight
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2013, 09:31:33 PM »
crank up that trade value boys... 10 days till the shoppin begins.

Not if we keep playing like these past two games.
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Re: Absolute, impressive, definitive, statement win tonight
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2013, 09:38:56 PM »
fabulous comeback. i loved it.

the key was defense, of course. in the first quarter the celtics were slow on covering perimiter shoots and getting to loose balls. plus atlanta was just unconscious on offense. credit to them.

in the second half the celtics played celtic defense. terry was a terror!!  ;D the defense changed the game. then pierce looked great in the third period.

rondo had another great game, which was needed.

AB looked good, maybe his energy is changing how other play defense. i hope so.

great great game.
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Re: Absolute, impressive, definitive, statement win tonight
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2013, 09:39:00 PM »
I'm going to take a lot of heat for this, but I saw the game as more of a Hawks collapse than a Celtics comeback.

Don't get me wrong, Pierce played out of his mind in the third, Rondo was spectacular, and Sully did a great job on the boards, but Atlanta helped us out by taking awful shots in the second half.

I will say this: Bradley's return has rejuvenated us defensively.  Everyone is playing harder.  I like it.

amazing how contagious it was tonight

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Re: Absolute, impressive, definitive, statement win tonight
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2013, 09:41:59 PM »
Now let's keep it going. Discuss.
who hacked Vinnie's account?  We have an impostor posting something positive about the C's   ;)

loved the second half.  combination of much tougher D and Hawks being a 'dumb' team that doesn't know enough to jack up bad shots when they're in a downward slide.
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Re: Absolute, impressive, definitive, statement win tonight
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2013, 09:42:35 PM »
I'm going to take a lot of heat for this, but I saw the game as more of a Hawks collapse than a Celtics comeback.

Don't get me wrong, Pierce played out of his mind in the third, Rondo was spectacular, and Sully did a great job on the boards, but Atlanta helped us out by taking awful shots in the second half.

I will say this: Bradley's return has rejuvenated us defensively.  Everyone is playing harder.  I like it.

amazing how contagious it was tonight

When the Jet was pressuring the ball, I thought, "Why is Bradley wearing a headband?"  Haha

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Re: Absolute, impressive, definitive, statement win tonight
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2013, 09:43:20 PM »
The way we played in the last two games along with the fourth quarter against Memphis...if we keep playing like this then we don't need a trade.

To me there are two huge factors that have led to this turnaround:

1. Return of Avery Bradley
Bradley's return has been big for us because the impact of this is two-fold: 

i) Ball pressure.
Bradley definately impacts the game with the defensive pressure he applies as long as he's on the court.

ii) Rotations.
Bringing Bradley back allows us to move Terry to the bench where he shines. With Terry, Lee, Green and Sullinger coming off he bench we have one of the more ballanced second units in the league.  Terry and Green bring scoring, Lee helps with his on-ball pressure and Sullinger dominates the interior with his rebounding and banging inside.

2. Lineup change
Our lack of size on the bench has killed us.  By moving either Bass or Sully into the starting lineup, it allows us to bring Collins off the bench. 

This means we almost always have a big 7-foot presence on the court, and the combination of Collins and Sullinger in the front court will leave many opposing teams bruised and battered. I assure you it's a front that nobody wants to run into.

It's amazing how the smallest changes can impact a team.

Also it's absolutely clear as day that everybody on this team (KG, Pierce, Rondo, Terry, Green, Collins, Sully) have all been playing harder on defense since Bradley's return.  It sounds crazy, but it really does seem like his effort level is contagious.  The last two games everybody is playing with an energy and passion that just didn't exist before that. 

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Re: Absolute, impressive, definitive, statement win tonight
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2013, 09:44:40 PM »
crank up that trade value boys... 10 days till the shoppin begins.

Not if we keep playing like these past two games.

I think a trade is still coming and hope that Green is going

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Re: Absolute, impressive, definitive, statement win tonight
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2013, 09:46:18 PM »
Now let's keep it going. Discuss.
who hacked Vinnie's account?  We have an impostor posting something positive about the C's   ;)

loved the second half.  combination of much tougher D and Hawks being a 'dumb' team that doesn't know enough to jack up bad shots when they're in a downward slide.

As I have said many times, I don't disappear when this team wins. The Celtics have been my favorite team since Johnny Most. Go, Celts.

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Re: Absolute, impressive, definitive, statement win tonight
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2013, 09:48:46 PM »
Oh and another key factor tonight - Bass found his confidence again.  He was taking those midrange jumpers without hessitating, and he was talking them with last season's form. 

If he keeps that up he will win me back as a fan!

To me it looks like Bass plays far more comfortably when he is starting.  It seems almost as if coming off the bench hurts his confidence, and he just plays with more hessitation and less energy.

 

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