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How Will This Series End? (CHI Leads 2-0 Now)

Celtics Win In 6 Or 7
54 (61.4%)
Bulls Sweep Or Win In 5
22 (25%)
Bulls Win In 6 or 7
12 (13.6%)

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Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2017, 01:30:49 PM »

Offline GratefulCs

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even ifwe win the series, it's pathetic

we're a phony 1 seed but we should still beat the bulls
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Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2017, 01:30:54 PM »

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It's out of character for me, but I'm optimistic about the Celtics winning the series. 


Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2017, 01:32:18 PM »

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I think we have the ability to come back and win the series. 

Will we?  I doubt it.  We have a small margin for error against a team that has a much, much stronger mental state than us right now.  We need to take at least two on their turf.  We've dug ourselves a hell of a hole. 

Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2017, 01:35:58 PM »

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I think we have the ability to come back and win the series. 

Will we?  I doubt it.  We have a small margin for error against a team that has a much, much stronger mental state than us right now.  We need to take at least two on their turf.  We've dug ourselves a hell of a hole.

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Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2017, 01:36:52 PM »

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Winner of game 3 will take the series I think.

If we win this, it may gives us new energy an it will mean the players found a way of limit offensive rebounds etc. This could totally turn the momentum with a big win.

On the other end of course if Chicago wins game 3, it's waaaaay over.

Now, at 0-2, as a fan, I'm still thinking it's kind of a bad dream and it can not happen... So my optimistic self will say Celtics in 7.

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Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2017, 01:43:32 PM »

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You know I believe it. I made a whole thread about it. Celtics in 7 baby!!!! IT is about to go off on these mother*******s rambo style. And don't forget about Smartacus. Time for waaaaaaaaaaaaaar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2017, 01:47:01 PM »

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Sure why not?

Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2017, 01:51:44 PM »

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Drink the Kool Aid with me fellas, don't be shy there's enough for everyone.

Last year the C's were down 0-2 to Atlanta (similarly close Game 1, crappy Game 2).  C's then win the next 2 (without Bradley), but granted they won at home/lost on the road.

But this team plays best when other teams count them out.  Like making the playoffs in '15, becoming the #1 seed this year, etc.  They went into GS 2 years in a row and won on the road, they can win in Chicago.  C's had one of the best road records in the league.

Bulls are going to be relaxed, think they have this series in the bag with the next 2 games at home and the C's have already given up.

Isaiah (and the whole team) are going to be re-charged with Isaiah getting a couple of days off to handle his family business in Washington.  C's locker room is going to be intense on Friday instead of everyone walking on egg shells.

Boston's going to win Game 3 by double digits, Isaiah's going off for 40+.  Lopez doesn't have more than 5 boards.

Wade and Rondo have had about 3 good games together all year, one of them was Tuesday night.  They won't have another good game together for the rest of this series/season.

A few Bulls scrubs have had good games (Portis, Zipser), you really think that trends going to continue?


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Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2017, 01:53:58 PM »

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Boston certainly has the talent but they have looked awful so no I don't believe they will win the series.
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Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2017, 02:01:45 PM »

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At the end of the day, Boston can improve on their rebounding simply by effort. It's really that simple. I'm not saying they have to win the rebound stat, but they can't make it as extreme as it is.

I genuinely will be surprised if we end up losing this series. I would lose a lot of respect for specifically Crowder and Bradley. It's time for them to bring some defense. And Brad needs to stop putting Bradley on Butler

Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2017, 02:36:45 PM »

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I think we can win this series and, right now, I think we will.

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Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2017, 02:36:45 PM »

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I can only begin my opinion with a major humble brag.  In my rec league, my team has won the title the past two seasons and are now entering the championship this week for a 3rd straight time.  I feel fairly confident that we are going to win again.  I don't think it's a false confidence because I don't always feel this way.  It's not because we have overwhelmingly superior talent, because that's not true.  But it's because I truly feel that the guys on my team simply *know* how to win tough games.

When I look at Boston/Chicago over the past two games, I truly think Rondo and Wade have exhibited that knowledge of how to win tough games.  That along with Butler who is just the best player on the floor.  That realization makes me very concerned about the Celtics chances this series.

I feel very strongly that Boston still could win in the same way that I'm very aware my rec team could lose.  It's going to come down to Boston figuring out some key strategic coaching moves that play into our favor and the players rising their play to the highest level that they are capable of.  If a team can do those two things, I think that you *always* have got at least a chance.
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Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2017, 02:57:18 PM »

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Heart believes C's in 7.
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Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2017, 03:02:40 PM »

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I feel very strongly that Boston still could win in the same way that I'm very aware my rec team could lose.  It's going to come down to Boston figuring out some key strategic coaching moves that play into our favor and the players rising their play to the highest level that they are capable of.  If a team can do those two things, I think that you *always* have got at least a chance.

Honestly the solution's as simple as "box out better and make some more open shots, including free throws".  Those really are the difference so far. Making it happen's another story though.

Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2017, 03:08:32 PM »

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We win in one or more of three ways:

1) Smart steps up another level
2) Brown emerges as a primary bench scorer
3) Isaiah scores 40+ in three or four straight games

As someone above said...
My heart believes, my brain don't.
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