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Re: Celtics (43-25) at Nets (13-54) Game #69 3/17/17
« Reply #225 on: March 17, 2017, 11:30:28 PM »

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Just got back from the game at Barclays. It looked like there were more Celtic fans there than Brooklyn fans. Twice, chants of "Let's Go Cel-tics" took over the arena.

There was just no energy in that place. It's the first time I've ever been to an NBA game outside of Boston and for the first time I've thought the energy in the building must affect the players. I think it did tonight. No energy in the building, the C's played a little lackluster. Brooklyn got to an awful lot of 50/50 balls.

Shouldn't have been that close but there are no bad wins.

Re: Celtics (43-25) at Nets (13-54) Game #69 3/17/17
« Reply #226 on: March 17, 2017, 11:44:53 PM »

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With tonight's win and the Pistons loss, the Celtics' magic number for clinching the playoffs is 2.  Both teams next play Sunday, so we could officially be a playoff team by the time the weekend is out.

I know there are bigger goals, but clinching a playoff berth in the middle of March should be a nice reminder of the quality of this team.  Depending how to Cavs do tomorrow vs. the Clippers, we could actually be the first team in the East to clinch a spot.

Re: Celtics (43-25) at Nets (13-54) Game #69 3/17/17
« Reply #227 on: March 18, 2017, 12:19:05 AM »

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With tonight's win and the Pistons loss, the Celtics' magic number for clinching the playoffs is 2.  Both teams next play Sunday, so we could officially be a playoff team by the time the weekend is out.

I know there are bigger goals, but clinching a playoff berth in the middle of March should be a nice reminder of the quality of this team.  Depending how to Cavs do tomorrow vs. the Clippers, we could actually be the first team in the East to clinch a spot.

+1...

It'd be nice to see the Celtics clinch the 2 seed, but at the same time, I think I'd rather play the Wizards than the Raptors in the 2nd round. 
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Re: Celtics (43-25) at Nets (13-54) Game #69 3/17/17
« Reply #228 on: March 18, 2017, 12:44:31 AM »

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Just got back from the game at Barclays. It looked like there were more Celtic fans there than Brooklyn fans. Twice, chants of "Let's Go Cel-tics" took over the arena.

There was just no energy in that place. It's the first time I've ever been to an NBA game outside of Boston and for the first time I've thought the energy in the building must affect the players. I think it did tonight. No energy in the building, the C's played a little lackluster. Brooklyn got to an awful lot of 50/50 balls.

Shouldn't have been that close but there are no bad wins.

Thanks, good stuff.  I'm sure there's incentive among the players to win "easy" games without giving / showing much effort, too.  Rationale for the Celtics (and others) to play down to competition.
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Re: Celtics (43-25) at Nets (13-54) Game #69 3/17/17
« Reply #229 on: March 18, 2017, 05:23:24 AM »

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I was driving across the country tonight and wasn't able to watch the game. TPs for a rundown of how we played. Looks like Crowder had a good game. How'd our younguns do in IT's absence?
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Re: Celtics (43-25) at Nets (13-54) Game #69 3/17/17
« Reply #230 on: March 18, 2017, 09:06:52 AM »

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I was driving across the country tonight and wasn't able to watch the game. TPs for a rundown of how we played. Looks like Crowder had a good game. How'd our younguns do in IT's absence?

Rozier 0 for 8.    ......Brown did not show up,offensively . Smart was ice cold first half.

KO played well,  but must be in CBS doghouse with limited minutes .  I'd left him in. 'Smart with usual clutch plays and free throws. 

Brutal ugly offensive game by both teams.

Re: Celtics (43-25) at Nets (13-54) Game #69 3/17/17
« Reply #231 on: March 18, 2017, 08:44:38 PM »

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I was driving across the country tonight and wasn't able to watch the game. TPs for a rundown of how we played. Looks like Crowder had a good game. How'd our younguns do in IT's absence?

Rozier 0 for 8.    ......Brown did not show up,offensively . Smart was ice cold first half.

KO played well,  but must be in CBS doghouse with limited minutes .  I'd left him in. 'Smart with usual clutch plays and free throws. 

Brutal ugly offensive game by both teams.
I was really disappointed in him this game. He only attempted 2 shots and they were both catch-and-shoot 3's. He had one drive where he kind of ran into Amir Johnson. And that was his night. There were a bunch of plays where he just stood in the corner and wasn't involved.

I don't know if that's on Jaylen or other players not getting him involved or Stevens not drawing up plays for him but I feel like he needs to be more involved, especially when IT is out and there is no one else who can get to the rim consistently.

Re: Celtics (43-25) at Nets (13-54) Game #69 3/17/17
« Reply #232 on: March 18, 2017, 08:53:26 PM »

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I was driving across the country tonight and wasn't able to watch the game. TPs for a rundown of how we played. Looks like Crowder had a good game. How'd our younguns do in IT's absence?

Rozier 0 for 8.    ......Brown did not show up,offensively . Smart was ice cold first half.

KO played well,  but must be in CBS doghouse with limited minutes .  I'd left him in. 'Smart with usual clutch plays and free throws. 

Brutal ugly offensive game by both teams.
points above are accurate. the key on offense was the celtics awful shooting. they had open shots, but kept missing them.

on defense, they played hard when they needed to, but were inconsistent. over all, with a bit better shooting they would have walked away with the win.
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Re: Celtics (43-25) at Nets (13-54) Game #69 3/17/17
« Reply #233 on: March 18, 2017, 11:46:34 PM »

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 Hello this is Rob Gronkowski, good luck to the Celtics. Should be a great game! You know why? It's the 69th Game!!!

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« Reply #234 on: March 19, 2017, 01:29:00 AM »

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 Hello this is Rob Gronkowski, good luck to the Celtics. Should be a great game! You know why? It's the 69th Game!!!

QQ what is so special about 69?