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Offline CelticConcourse

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Are we still CHAMPIONSHIP contenders?
« on: January 27, 2013, 04:16:13 PM »
There are no other options. Can we win it all or not?

I say "Yes". Who's with me?!
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Re: Are we still CHAMPIONSHIP contenders?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2013, 04:19:52 PM »
No -- 1st or 2nd round and out.

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Re: Are we still CHAMPIONSHIP contenders?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2013, 04:24:16 PM »
As it stands right now No.
But i could change my mind if the team actually plays at a high level the rest of the season.
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Re: Are we still CHAMPIONSHIP contenders?
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2013, 04:25:18 PM »
If we play as hard as we played today every game then yes!
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Re: Are we still CHAMPIONSHIP contenders?
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2013, 04:25:30 PM »
Not without Rondo, so unfortunately I have to say no, for now.

Dont get me wrong though, I still have hope.
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Re: Are we still CHAMPIONSHIP contenders?
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2013, 04:25:55 PM »
No. 

The Rondo injury killed that notion for good. (and it was already on very loose footing)

I'd love to be proved wrong, though.


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Re: Are we still CHAMPIONSHIP contenders?
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2013, 04:26:20 PM »
If the Celtics win it all this year, NBA should be renamed to CBA (Celtics Basketball Association] and we might as well be sure the end of the world is too darn near...

Not happening my friend, it's heart-breaking but it is what it is...
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Re: Are we still CHAMPIONSHIP contenders?
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2013, 04:27:06 PM »
We weren't before the injury, primarily because we were woeful on the defensive end, especially in the backcourt pre-Bradley - and sometimes post.

Now, if we defend like we did today, we're going to be a tough out for anyone. Let Danny decide what to do at the 1, and we'll go from here.

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Re: Are we still CHAMPIONSHIP contenders?
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2013, 04:28:36 PM »
No.  There was a slim chance that we would have flipped the switch and rounded into a championship-level team with Rondo at 100%.

Now that he's out, so are we.  I loved the heart and determination they showed tonight, though.  It's the first time I've seen that Celtic team all year.
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Re: Are we still CHAMPIONSHIP contenders?
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2013, 04:29:06 PM »
I'd like to take out a premier team, go out fighting.

Upsetting Miami would be nice....
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Re: Are we still CHAMPIONSHIP contenders?
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2013, 04:30:45 PM »
There are no other options. Can we win it all or not?

I say "Yes". Who's with me?!

i will assume you didnt hear the sad news on rondo's knee before starting this thread.

i wish i could say yes, but i find it doubtful, very doubtful. but then again, i did not think they would beat miami today.
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Re: Are we still CHAMPIONSHIP contenders?
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2013, 04:33:10 PM »
yes yes yes. With Rondo's injury + beating miami.

I don't wish for anyone to get hurt, but we will be a better team without Rondo. Some games we won't win, bc its all rondo. But we won't be losing 6 games in a row either.
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Re: Are we still CHAMPIONSHIP contenders?
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2013, 04:33:36 PM »
No.  There was a slim chance that we would have flipped the switch and rounded into a championship-level team with Rondo at 100%.

Now that he's out, so are we.  I loved the heart and determination they showed tonight, though.  It's the first time I've seen that Celtic team all year.
that sounds about exact to me
rondo is a huge x factor in a series and winning it all without one of the top pgs in league is about impossible
if the team plays like it did today we will however be a tough matchup for anyone

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Re: Are we still CHAMPIONSHIP contenders?
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2013, 04:33:42 PM »
I'd like to take out a premier team, go out fighting.

Upsetting Miami would be nice....

This is all I wanted before the season and it still holds true today. As frustrating as the team can be you can't help but love the grit they play with when they truly care.

Ainge has a lot of food on his plate. Whatever he decides I'm good with.

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Re: Are we still CHAMPIONSHIP contenders?
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2013, 04:34:27 PM »
I think we can be like Chicago without Rose: great defense and a very tough out.

But I don't think we have enough.


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