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Re: I guarantee a win against Miami
« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2013, 12:13:30 AM »
No single win can mean anything at all at this point.  The team lost the opportunity to "redeem" themselves a long time ago.  Follow a six game winning streak with a six game losing streak.  What a joke.

This is exactly my point. The celtics have already proven they can beat good teams. What always happens after that tho? I'm just saying we're at the point now where no one win is huge. Do we need the win? Yeah. Will it mean we're back on track? Absolutely not. Even after winning 6 in a row the celtics have proven they are still not ready to be consistent. So why would one win against miami prove anything? I know I'm being negative but I'm just telling it like it is.

I'm sorry, but you're not really telling anything like it is.  It's a looooong season.  Ups and downs happen.  We look like crap right now, but it's certainly not too late for big wins just like it's not too late for bad losses.  Unfortunately, tonight's game squarely falls in the latter category.  Time to go see if we can't start to check off a few in the former.

No see, I'm basing what I'm saying off of what is actually happening. You're basing your thoughts on what you hope will happen. I never said it was TOO LATE. I just haven't seen a team that looks like they will turn into some championship team all of a sudden.

I see a team that is mediocre. Maybe above average on their best day. The only reason you feel the way you feel is because you're a C's fan and you can't for the life of you take off your homer hat to be realistic about this team even for a second.

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Re: I guarantee a win against Miami
« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2013, 12:16:56 AM »
There, I said it. You won't convince me otherwise, and we're going to win comfortably.

If my sportsbook account was still open i would bet big $$$$$$$$$$$ on the heat.

The Heat has actually been playing poorly. Definitely not as poorly as us, but poorly nevertheless. I too think the C's win this one.

Heat have won 4 straight games

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Re: I guarantee a win against Miami
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2013, 12:18:18 AM »
There, I said it. You won't convince me otherwise, and we're going to win comfortably.
I'll bet you a TP otherwise.

The only way they'll beat us is if LeBron has a ridiculous monster game... otherwise, we'll win.

No one else on that team will have a good game, I guarantee it. We'll out rebound them also.

Regardless of how we play, I really feel our team is tailored made to stop Miami.

Wade will struggle, Ray is will struggle, Bosh 70% sure he'll struggle.

Mike Miller is an  X factor to me though.

But you'll see, Miami is going down.

Love the sarcasm!  ;D

Make fun of my analysis at your peril. But Miami won't match-up well with us.

I thought for sure this was a sarcastic thread. I am shocked it is not. The Celtics do not match up well with anyone in the league right now.

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Re: I guarantee a win against Miami
« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2013, 12:19:10 AM »
I love the optimism, and I'm with you.

This will be a statement game, and I believe they will FINALLY show up.

A statement about what? Now we are 2 games under .500 instead of 3?

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Re: I guarantee a win against Miami
« Reply #34 on: January 26, 2013, 12:21:21 AM »
No single win can mean anything at all at this point.  The team lost the opportunity to "redeem" themselves a long time ago.  Follow a six game winning streak with a six game losing streak.  What a joke.

I don't get this at all.  The season's only halfway over.  We are two and a half games ahead of the ninth seed in the East. 

I guess, it's to each his own here;  Feel free to write the team off and give up on them if you like.  I envision some better play coming from this team (I shudder to imagine it getting any worse).  Then what?  It'll be too late for you?  They've wounded you too deeply for you to take them back?

Have you watched everything that has happened this year?

1. First 6-game losing streak since 2007
2. Worst three straight losses in like 30 years
3. First time in 9 years that they have lost a lead like this and then lost the game
4. And so on

Time to wake up and smell the coffee.

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Re: I guarantee a win against Miami
« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2013, 12:28:06 AM »
No single win can mean anything at all at this point.  The team lost the opportunity to "redeem" themselves a long time ago.  Follow a six game winning streak with a six game losing streak.  What a joke.

This is exactly my point. The celtics have already proven they can beat good teams. What always happens after that tho? I'm just saying we're at the point now where no one win is huge. Do we need the win? Yeah. Will it mean we're back on track? Absolutely not. Even after winning 6 in a row the celtics have proven they are still not ready to be consistent. So why would one win against miami prove anything? I know I'm being negative but I'm just telling it like it is.

I'm sorry, but you're not really telling anything like it is.  It's a looooong season.  Ups and downs happen.  We look like crap right now, but it's certainly not too late for big wins just like it's not too late for bad losses.  Unfortunately, tonight's game squarely falls in the latter category.  Time to go see if we can't start to check off a few in the former.

No see, I'm basing what I'm saying off of what is actually happening. You're basing your thoughts on what you hope will happen. I never said it was TOO LATE. I just haven't seen a team that looks like they will turn into some championship team all of a sudden.

I see a team that is mediocre. Maybe above average on their best day. The only reason you feel the way you feel is because you're a C's fan and you can't for the life of you take off your homer hat to be realistic about this team even for a second.

There's no need for insults.  I've given my reasons plenty of times for why I think this team still has the capability to turn this season around. 

I feel that a lot of it hinges on Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett's ability to up their levels of play as the team heads into the playoffs.  I'm not saying that it's an absolute given that they will be able to considering their ages, but it does buoy my hopes that they've both been down this road before on numerous occasions.  Eventually, father time will catch up with them for good, but I think that there is a reasonable sliver of hope that they can keep the grim reaper of b-ball ability at bay for at least one more run.

You don't have to agree, but I see no need for your dogged insistence that everyone must see things from your point of view, or to insult those who don't. 
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Re: I guarantee a win against Miami
« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2013, 12:30:01 AM »
No single win can mean anything at all at this point.  The team lost the opportunity to "redeem" themselves a long time ago.  Follow a six game winning streak with a six game losing streak.  What a joke.

I don't get this at all.  The season's only halfway over.  We are two and a half games ahead of the ninth seed in the East. 

I guess, it's to each his own here;  Feel free to write the team off and give up on them if you like.  I envision some better play coming from this team (I shudder to imagine it getting any worse).  Then what?  It'll be too late for you?  They've wounded you too deeply for you to take them back?

Have you watched everything that has happened this year?

1. First 6-game losing streak since 2007
2. Worst three straight losses in like 30 years
3. First time in 9 years that they have lost a lead like this and then lost the game
4. And so on

Time to wake up and smell the coffee.

What?!!  We've lost six in a row?!!  How did this happen?!!!

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Re: I guarantee a win against Miami
« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2013, 12:32:14 AM »
No single win can mean anything at all at this point.  The team lost the opportunity to "redeem" themselves a long time ago.  Follow a six game winning streak with a six game losing streak.  What a joke.

This is exactly my point. The celtics have already proven they can beat good teams. What always happens after that tho? I'm just saying we're at the point now where no one win is huge. Do we need the win? Yeah. Will it mean we're back on track? Absolutely not. Even after winning 6 in a row the celtics have proven they are still not ready to be consistent. So why would one win against miami prove anything? I know I'm being negative but I'm just telling it like it is.

I'm sorry, but you're not really telling anything like it is.  It's a looooong season.  Ups and downs happen.  We look like crap right now, but it's certainly not too late for big wins just like it's not too late for bad losses.  Unfortunately, tonight's game squarely falls in the latter category.  Time to go see if we can't start to check off a few in the former.

No see, I'm basing what I'm saying off of what is actually happening. You're basing your thoughts on what you hope will happen. I never said it was TOO LATE. I just haven't seen a team that looks like they will turn into some championship team all of a sudden.

I see a team that is mediocre. Maybe above average on their best day. The only reason you feel the way you feel is because you're a C's fan and you can't for the life of you take off your homer hat to be realistic about this team even for a second.

There's no need for insults.  I've given my reasons plenty of times for why I think this team still has the capability to turn this season around. 

I feel that a lot of it hinges on Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett's ability to up their levels of play as the team heads into the playoffs.  I'm not saying that it's an absolute given that they will be able to considering their ages, but it does buoy my hopes that they've both been down this road before on numerous occasions.  Eventually, father time will catch up with them for good, but I think that there is a reasonable sliver of hope that they can keep the grim reaper of b-ball ability at bay for at least one more run.

You don't have to agree, but I see no need for your dogged insistence that everyone must see things from your point of view, or to insult those who don't.

Saying you can't take off your homer hat is not an insult just an observation. Not trying to insult anyone. Also the line that i put in bold is what i think is happening right now with pierce.

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Re: I guarantee a win against Miami
« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2013, 12:40:23 AM »
No single win can mean anything at all at this point.  The team lost the opportunity to "redeem" themselves a long time ago.  Follow a six game winning streak with a six game losing streak.  What a joke.

This is exactly my point. The celtics have already proven they can beat good teams. What always happens after that tho? I'm just saying we're at the point now where no one win is huge. Do we need the win? Yeah. Will it mean we're back on track? Absolutely not. Even after winning 6 in a row the celtics have proven they are still not ready to be consistent. So why would one win against miami prove anything? I know I'm being negative but I'm just telling it like it is.

I'm sorry, but you're not really telling anything like it is.  It's a looooong season.  Ups and downs happen.  We look like crap right now, but it's certainly not too late for big wins just like it's not too late for bad losses.  Unfortunately, tonight's game squarely falls in the latter category.  Time to go see if we can't start to check off a few in the former.

No see, I'm basing what I'm saying off of what is actually happening. You're basing your thoughts on what you hope will happen. I never said it was TOO LATE. I just haven't seen a team that looks like they will turn into some championship team all of a sudden.

I see a team that is mediocre. Maybe above average on their best day. The only reason you feel the way you feel is because you're a C's fan and you can't for the life of you take off your homer hat to be realistic about this team even for a second.

There's no need for insults.  I've given my reasons plenty of times for why I think this team still has the capability to turn this season around. 

I feel that a lot of it hinges on Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett's ability to up their levels of play as the team heads into the playoffs.  I'm not saying that it's an absolute given that they will be able to considering their ages, but it does buoy my hopes that they've both been down this road before on numerous occasions.  Eventually, father time will catch up with them for good, but I think that there is a reasonable sliver of hope that they can keep the grim reaper of b-ball ability at bay for at least one more run.

You don't have to agree, but I see no need for your dogged insistence that everyone must see things from your point of view, or to insult those who don't.

Saying you can't take off your homer hat is not an insult just an observation. Not trying to insult anyone. Also the line that i put in bold is what i think is happening right now with pierce.

O.K., so you disagree with me.  Just keep in mind that we've heard the premature reports of the demises of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett before, and in each of those instances, the reports were indeed premature. 

Paul Pierce was playing like an All-Star about a month ago (maybe a little less than that).  I find it hard to believe that all of a sudden his age just caught up with him for good and that we won't see some more games that remind us more of the Paul Pierce of old (rather than the Paul Pierce who's just old).  They may not come as consistently as they once did, but I expect that he has some big games left in him. 
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Re: I guarantee a win against Miami
« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2013, 12:53:24 AM »
No single win can mean anything at all at this point.  The team lost the opportunity to "redeem" themselves a long time ago.  Follow a six game winning streak with a six game losing streak.  What a joke.

I don't get this at all.  The season's only halfway over.  We are two and a half games ahead of the ninth seed in the East. 

I guess, it's to each his own here;  Feel free to write the team off and give up on them if you like.  I envision some better play coming from this team (I shudder to imagine it getting any worse).  Then what?  It'll be too late for you?  They've wounded you too deeply for you to take them back?

We have a 43 game sample size.

It's safe to draw conclusions about this team.

They are mediocre.  Terrible offensively, and inconsistent defensively.  They have no inside game, and they don't have enough of an outside game to make up for it.

They are who they are now.
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Re: I guarantee a win against Miami
« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2013, 12:57:33 AM »
If Miami comes out and takes a fat dump on us at home on ABC then I think Ainge tries to blow it up before some of the vets value decreases any further.

I hope we win bc I still want to see the core of this team in the playoffs. I still think its hard to beat this team four out of seven when healthy.

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Re: I guarantee a win against Miami
« Reply #41 on: January 26, 2013, 01:19:23 AM »
No single win can mean anything at all at this point.  The team lost the opportunity to "redeem" themselves a long time ago.  Follow a six game winning streak with a six game losing streak.  What a joke.

This is exactly my point. The celtics have already proven they can beat good teams. What always happens after that tho? I'm just saying we're at the point now where no one win is huge. Do we need the win? Yeah. Will it mean we're back on track? Absolutely not. Even after winning 6 in a row the celtics have proven they are still not ready to be consistent. So why would one win against miami prove anything? I know I'm being negative but I'm just telling it like it is.

I'm sorry, but you're not really telling anything like it is.  It's a looooong season.  Ups and downs happen.  We look like crap right now, but it's certainly not too late for big wins just like it's not too late for bad losses.  Unfortunately, tonight's game squarely falls in the latter category.  Time to go see if we can't start to check off a few in the former.

No see, I'm basing what I'm saying off of what is actually happening. You're basing your thoughts on what you hope will happen. I never said it was TOO LATE. I just haven't seen a team that looks like they will turn into some championship team all of a sudden.

I see a team that is mediocre. Maybe above average on their best day. The only reason you feel the way you feel is because you're a C's fan and you can't for the life of you take off your homer hat to be realistic about this team even for a second.

There's no need for insults.  I've given my reasons plenty of times for why I think this team still has the capability to turn this season around. 

I feel that a lot of it hinges on Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett's ability to up their levels of play as the team heads into the playoffs.  I'm not saying that it's an absolute given that they will be able to considering their ages, but it does buoy my hopes that they've both been down this road before on numerous occasions.  Eventually, father time will catch up with them for good, but I think that there is a reasonable sliver of hope that they can keep the grim reaper of b-ball ability at bay for at least one more run.

You don't have to agree, but I see no need for your dogged insistence that everyone must see things from your point of view, or to insult those who don't.

Saying you can't take off your homer hat is not an insult just an observation. Not trying to insult anyone. Also the line that i put in bold is what i think is happening right now with pierce.

O.K., so you disagree with me.  Just keep in mind that we've heard the premature reports of the demises of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett before, and in each of those instances, the reports were indeed premature. 

Paul Pierce was playing like an All-Star about a month ago (maybe a little less than that).  I find it hard to believe that all of a sudden his age just caught up with him for good and that we won't see some more games that remind us more of the Paul Pierce of old (rather than the Paul Pierce who's just old).  They may not come as consistently as they once did, but I expect that he has some big games left in him.

You misunderstood me, I'm not saying pierce will never have a good game again. I just don't think he will be consistent which is exactly what this team needs. One good game here and 5 bad games there will not cut it.

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Re: I guarantee a win against Miami
« Reply #42 on: January 26, 2013, 01:26:56 AM »
IF we win, we win by a lucky buzzer beater.

Or...we will win comfortably if we let the 2nd unit play more.
but that makes too much sense.

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Re: I guarantee a win against Miami
« Reply #43 on: January 26, 2013, 02:34:17 AM »
I will bet both my mortgages for the Celtics..... ****
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Re: I guarantee a win against Miami
« Reply #44 on: January 26, 2013, 02:44:51 AM »
I might be alone but I feel confident about this game. I feel like Lee, Green and Sully can take advantage and outplay some of their guys. If KG and Pierce don't totally stink things up and Rondo gives us what he's been giving us we got this.


 

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