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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 #30 on: April 20, 2017, 03:09:05 PM »

Offline Chris22

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I believe we need to go big instead of going small.

Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2017, 03:16:22 PM »

Offline PhoSita

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Ainge said criticism of Stevens is fair but he doesn't agree.

He also said "we haven't been dominated either game" Um, err...has he been at the Red Claws games or the Celtics games? Seriously?

Yeah, I have to disagree with him. They haven't been losing by a ton, but the deficits were much bigger than what the scoreboard indicated. In fact, when they entered the fourth quarter of Game 2 trailing by 11, I felt that it might as well have been 30, because at that point, making up 11 points was like climbing Everest.

In neither game did it ever feel like they had control of the game or even really had a good chance to win it.

That, to me, means that neither game was close.
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Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2017, 03:17:55 PM »

Offline BE-Celtic

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I believe we need to go big instead of going small.

I don't think this helps on the rebound that much. I'd say go small, find back your identity : lots of 3 points and good shooting. Rebound with the heart rather than the size, knowing you won't will this battle anyway

Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2017, 03:30:01 PM »

Offline eja117

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I'll believe it when I see it. But believing in the Celtics right now is worse than blindly believing. It's believing even when faced with evidence completely to the contrary. The play of the Celtics absolutely screams "We don't want it." I have never seen a team that a rebound is less important to. The team has played soft all year long and for the playoffs they just got softer. Other teams didn't respect them and didn't see them as a legit #1 seed because they are soft. Now here we are. I believe we need tougher players and if the coach does this next season again then we need a different coach. And if it happens the year after that I believe we need a different GM.

Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2017, 03:32:12 PM »

Offline makaveli

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No way we are this bad, no way we let them beat us in a 7 game series, so
 I BELIEVE !!!!!
what doesn't kill you makes you stronger

Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2017, 03:36:44 PM »

Offline LGC88

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I'll believe it when I see it. But believing in the Celtics right now is worse than blindly believing. It's believing even when faced with evidence completely to the contrary. The play of the Celtics absolutely screams "We don't want it." I have never seen a team that a rebound is less important to. The team has played soft all year long and for the playoffs they just got softer. Other teams didn't respect them and didn't see them as a legit #1 seed because they are soft. Now here we are. I believe we need tougher players and if the coach does this next season again then we need a different coach. And if it happens the year after that I believe we need a different GM.

Take that for Data !  8)

Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2017, 04:00:22 PM »

Offline Ilikesports17

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Dont expect a win, but the series is far from over. Chicago is inconsistent and we are two.

Things could swing very quickly.
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Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2017, 04:06:33 PM »

Offline libermaniac

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Yes I believe!  What's the harm?  Root for our team.  It's been too good of a year to just give up after two losses.  And, if they don't win ... well, we have the draft lotto coming up and that pick, Yab, Zizic and cap space in the off-season.  Everybody posting on this site implies that this team is fatally flawed and that Stevens is suddenly a bad coach.  Get real.  Have some faith.  Go C's!

Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2017, 04:30:31 PM »

Offline tankcity!

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I'll believe it when I see it. But believing in the Celtics right now is worse than blindly believing. It's believing even when faced with evidence completely to the contrary. The play of the Celtics absolutely screams "We don't want it." I have never seen a team that a rebound is less important to. The team has played soft all year long and for the playoffs they just got softer. Other teams didn't respect them and didn't see them as a legit #1 seed because they are soft. Now here we are. I believe we need tougher players and if the coach does this next season again then we need a different coach. And if it happens the year after that I believe we need a different GM.

I think the Celtics need to make minor adjustment to win Game 3. Crowd the paint. Force Rondo to make jump shots off the pick instead of letting him get inside. Also, if they put more effort in, they can rebound better. All Al Horford needs to do is focus on making sure Lopez doesn't get close to the rim by boxing him out properly and letting the guards get the rebounds. It's really that simple imo.

I think people are also underrating IT. The guy has been off this series. He hasn't been in control of the pace in the game. We typically play a lot faster than we have this series.

Celtics in 7. I will eat crow if they lose. But I really believe we can come back from this.

Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2017, 04:37:33 PM »

Offline Denis998

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Bulls win in 5 or 6 maybe even 4

Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2017, 04:43:02 PM »

Offline cltc5

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I believe we'll get swept

Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #41 on: April 20, 2017, 04:45:29 PM »

Online hwangjini_1

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I believe we'll get swept
what the heck. i prefer to enjoy life and the celtics. so..... a BET!!!!  ;D

a valuable and precious tp is at stake here c5!!! if the bulls sweep the celtics (oooowwww...it hurt to even type that) then you get a tp.

however, if it if NOT a sweep, you must fork over a tp to me.

deal?  ;D


p.s. i say celtics in 7. it makes life more fun to believe this way.
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Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #42 on: April 20, 2017, 04:46:50 PM »

Offline cltc5

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I believe we'll get swept
what the heck. i prefer to enjoy life and the celtics. so..... a BET!!!!  ;D

a valuable and precious tp is at stake here c5!!! if the bulls sweep the celtics (oooowwww...it hurt to even type that) then you get a tp.

however, if it if NOT a sweep, you must fork over a tp to me.

deal?  ;D


p.s. i say celtics in 7. it makes life more fun to believe this way.

Deal 8). I guess life is all about perspective no matter how wrong u are :laugh:

Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #43 on: April 20, 2017, 05:11:39 PM »

Offline Big333223

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It comes down to this for me: The Celtics have been hot garbage. They're not losing the series because they're playing the Bulls, if they played the Magic like this, they'd lose. If the Celtics can just play decent, they can beat this team. But they haven't. They've played like total trash and lost game 1 by just 4 points and weren't completely out of game 2 until the 4th quarter.

All they have to do is not play the worst basketball they've played all year and they can get right back in this.

Re: Down 2-0, Do You Believe?
« Reply #44 on: April 20, 2017, 05:19:25 PM »

Offline GreenFaith1819

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Sure do - all the way until the end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSkIwwdT79E

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