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Offline Dino Pitino

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Here is the challenge, select an all-time Celtics starting five that could beat both Cleveland and Golden State but without using Russell or Bird or Havlicek or Garnett. So, like...

C - Cowens
PF - McHale
SF - Pierce
SG - Sam Jones
PG - Cousy

Would that do it? If not, suggest your own.
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Is Ray Allen eligible?

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Cowens
McHale
Reggie
Pierce
Tiny

6th man: IT




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Is Ray Allen eligible?

Yes, as long as it's the Ray Allen who played for the Celtics as opposed to the Bucks or Sonics version.
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Cowens
McHale
Reggie
Pierce
Tiny

6th man: IT

I'd take Jo Jo over Tiny, but other than that, you picked my starting 5. Shame Jo Jo doesn't get mentioned often enough in the list of greats.

Need 2002ish Pierce. He was quick. An and-1 machine.

And with Dave and McHale in the middle, no layup rule no doubt in effect.

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Is Ray Allen eligible?

Yes, as long as it's the Ray Allen who played for the Celtics as opposed to the Bucks or Sonics version.

In a series with everyone healthy

Walton
McHale
Pierce
Ray Allen
Playoff Rondo

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Bob Cousy
Reggie Lewis
Paul Pierce
Kevin McHale
Robert Parish

Can swap Pierce and Lewis at SG/SF, but those are my 5
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Cowens
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Reggie
Pierce
Tiny

6th man: IT

I'd take Jo Jo over Tiny, but other than that, you picked my starting 5. Shame Jo Jo doesn't get mentioned often enough in the list of greats.

Need 2002ish Pierce. He was quick. An and-1 machine.

JoJo was a heck of a player. He'd bring more size and defense. I like Tiny's  scoring punch and court vision, and he was a little more efficient.


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Subquestion for those responding: How many games out of 7 does it take for your lineup to beat each of CLE and GS?
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Subquestion for those responding: How many games out of 7 does it take for your lineup to beat each of CLE and GS?

6 and 6,but that might be conservative. Cowens and McHale would dominate either team inside, and Reggie/Pierce would both make Lebron/Durant work.


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Rondo
Reggie Lewis
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PG - Shammond Williams
SG - Ricky Davis
SF - Jiri Welsch
PF - Vin Baker
C - Dwayne Schintzus

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C-Russell
PF-McHale
SF-Bird
SG-Havlicek
PG-Thomas

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C-Russell
PF-McHale
SF-Bird
SG-Havlicek
PG-Thomas

Can't use Bird or Havlicek or Russell.
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Is Ray Allen eligible?

Yes, as long as it's the Ray Allen who played for the Celtics as opposed to the Bucks or Sonics version.

In a series with everyone healthy

Walton
McHale
Pierce
Ray Allen
Playoff Rondo
A healthy Bill Walton was something to behold.

Unfortunately, it was also almost as rare as Haley's comet.