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Would it surprise anyone if we went on a run?
« on: January 30, 2013, 03:40:28 PM »

Offline tonyto3690

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The next 15 games or so look doable.  Clippers at home and Bulls away are the only teams I consider definite loses.  I think the other games are all winnable and right now.

1. our offense will take defenses a while to figure out how to defend.  Before it was obvious who was holding the ball 95% of the game and it was incredibly easy to predict. 

2.  It's us against the world.  How many times have we seen this in sports?  Giants in 2007, Heat in 2011, Patriots in 2007, Celtics in 2008, Patriots in 2001/2003.  The "no respect" card is a pretty powerful one.

3. Expect the offense to improve.  If we saw "playoff Rondo" every night, then we would absolutely be better with Rondo, but with "regular season Rondo" we are WAY better off without him killing our fastbreak, and sitting at the top of the key draining shot clock.  Better ball movement, more fastbreak points are coming.

4.  Expect the defense to improve.  I can't count the number of times I've watched games lately p---ed off because I focused on Rondo on defense.  He gambles, he leaves his man wide open, he lets his guy blow by him while he takes a shot at the steal because it's easier for him, he doesn't consistently close out on shooters, he doesn't consistently contest shots.  Again during the playoffs he tries harder and it's drastically better (see him guarding Lebron 1 on 1.. WOW how is this the same guy???)  Lee and Bradley have been phenomenal on defense for us and I'm excited to see our defense with more of them together.  Bradley will also be able to guard 1s instead of 2s which will be even better.

Re: Would it surprise anyone if we went on a run?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013, 04:02:42 PM »

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No. It also wouldn't surprise me if we didn't.
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Re: Would it surprise anyone if we went on a run?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013, 04:03:35 PM »

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Re: Would it surprise anyone if we went on a run?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013, 04:26:54 PM »

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In the regular season? No....these guys have pride and are being written off.

Playoffs? Yup

Re: Would it surprise anyone if we went on a run?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2013, 04:27:44 PM »

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No.

Re: Would it surprise anyone if we went on a run?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 04:29:02 PM »

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A run is inevitable!
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Re: Would it surprise anyone if we went on a run?
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2013, 04:46:06 PM »

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Not at all. The heart of a champion is hard to kill.

Re: Would it surprise anyone if we went on a run?
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2013, 04:48:48 PM »

Offline GreenFaith1819

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Every year since the New Big Three were assembled BOS has went on a significant run (or two).

This year won't be any different.

I'm kinda hoping that the run occurs right around the end of Feb or March, myself.....roll right into the playoffs on a high note.

Re: Would it surprise anyone if we went on a run?
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2013, 04:49:35 PM »

Offline erisred

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Yeah, it would surprise a number of people. OTOH, it will surprise me if they don't.

Re: Would it surprise anyone if we went on a run?
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2013, 04:54:29 PM »

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It won't surprise me if we have a strong stretch over the next 10-12 games. 

It WILL surprise me if:
1. The C's win more than 20 of their last 37 games.
2. The C's win a round in the playoffs.

I will be surprised, but pleasantly so.

Re: Would it surprise anyone if we went on a run?
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2013, 01:26:15 AM »

Offline krook

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It won't surprise me if we have a strong stretch over the next 10-12 games. 

It WILL surprise me if:
1. The C's win more than 20 of their last 37 games.
2. The C's win a round in the playoffs.

I will be surprised, but pleasantly so.

off course they will

Re: Would it surprise anyone if we went on a run?
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2013, 01:43:22 AM »

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I think it's feasible they go on a 7 game run or so at some point. I also think it's feasible they lose stretches of 5-7 games too.

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