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So It's Milwaukee
« on: April 12, 2018, 11:08:26 AM »

Offline Big333223

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I've been confused as to why this team wasn't better this season. Giannis is an MVP candidate, Khris Middleton is a borderline all star, Eric Bledsoe is good, Tony Snell and Malcolm Brogdon are decent role players. Is it really just the coaching? Hopefully they don't discover something and put it all together in the next couple of days.

Should be a fun series. It'll be fun to watch Giannis do freak things. If the Celtics play the kind of basketball they've played all year, they shouldn't have too much of a problem, even without Kyrie and Smart.
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Re: So It's Milwaukee
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2018, 12:04:48 PM »

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this season, the two teams played four times and the results were:

Bucks 108
Celtics 100

Celtics 96
Bucks 89

Bucks 100
Celtics 111

Celtics 102
Bucks 106
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Re: So It's Milwaukee
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2018, 12:34:20 PM »

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Grit and grind will win the series and we know who has it.

Re: So It's Milwaukee
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2018, 12:35:49 PM »

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Al Horford is the Key.  My memory is that he defends the Freak very well!

Also Rozier and Larkin have been getting good shots lately, and taking good shots but missing shots that are shots they should make.  Focus and confidence from our 2 remaining PG's.
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Re: So It's Milwaukee
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2018, 12:52:27 PM »

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The two game we lost.
First game after losing Hayward
A game where ALL our PG were out- Stevens was experimenting with Tatum and Monroe running the offense!

So not so bad I guess.

Re: So It's Milwaukee
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2018, 12:57:35 PM »

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We will witness The freak got exposed, this era you need to be able to shoot to save your life, the same will goes to Simmons

On the other hand my guess  is next year both Hayward and Irving expand their range way outside the Arc and we will be killing

Re: So It's Milwaukee
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2018, 01:03:20 PM »

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It's funny to think about how the C's playoff path would have been different had they not changed the rules in recent years.

Up until the 2007 season, the 3 division winners were guaranteed the 3 top seeds.  So under those rules it would have been:

1. TOR vs 8. WAS
4. BOS vs 5. PHI

2. CLE vs 7. MIL
3. MIA vs 6. IND

I feel like this would be the hardest path for Boston, easiest path for Cleveland.  I guess I'm getting old, because it seems like just a few seasons ago when those were still the rules.


Then up until the 2016 season, it was division winners were guaranteed a top 4 seed.  So it would have been

1. TOR vs 8. WAS
4. MIA vs 5. PHI (though Philly would still have home court).

2. BOS vs 7. MIL
3. CLE vs 6. IND

Not like any path is going to be easy for the hobbled C's, but I still prefer the actual, current bracket to this one (from a C's fan perspective at least). 

Just thought it might be interesting to look at how different the brackets would look under past rules.  I really want to see a CLE/PHI matchup, just not in the ECF, under no scenario did that pop up though.

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Re: So It's Milwaukee
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2018, 01:03:38 PM »

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Al Horford is the Key.  My memory is that he defends the Freak very well!

Also Rozier and Larkin have been getting good shots lately, and taking good shots but missing shots that are shots they should make.  Focus and confidence from our 2 remaining PG's.
I feel like Giannis averaged around 35 ppg against the Celts this year.  So frankly, nobody defends him very well.

But Al tries, and makes him work, which is about all we can ask I guess.  Just don't let the others go off and we're good.

Re: So It's Milwaukee
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2018, 01:12:30 PM »

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I've been confused as to why this team wasn't better this season. Giannis is an MVP candidate, Khris Middleton is a borderline all star, Eric Bledsoe is good, Tony Snell and Malcolm Brogdon are decent role players. Is it really just the coaching? Hopefully they don't discover something and put it all together in the next couple of days.

Should be a fun series. It'll be fun to watch Giannis do freak things. If the Celtics play the kind of basketball they've played all year, they shouldn't have too much of a problem, even without Kyrie and Smart.

They donít have enough shooting imo. Also their defense is poor. Giannis is great but not a great shooter.
Bledsoe is a mediocre outside shooter. Middleton really is the only core guy who they can rely on for perimeter shooting, and they need it badly to spread the floor for Giannis and  Bledsoe

I think th key for us will be if Rozier, Brown and Tatum can maintain some consistency in their outside shooting. We know what weíre going to get from Al , Monroe and Morris

Re: So It's Milwaukee
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2018, 01:14:33 PM »

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Just so Hayward is ready to go in the finals against GS.

Re: So It's Milwaukee
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2018, 01:21:35 PM »

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I've been confused as to why this team wasn't better this season. Giannis is an MVP candidate, Khris Middleton is a borderline all star, Eric Bledsoe is good, Tony Snell and Malcolm Brogdon are decent role players. Is it really just the coaching? Hopefully they don't discover something and put it all together in the next couple of days.

Should be a fun series. It'll be fun to watch Giannis do freak things. If the Celtics play the kind of basketball they've played all year, they shouldn't have too much of a problem, even without Kyrie and Smart.

The Bucks are more talented on paper than on the court. Coaching could be a huge part of this.

Re: So It's Milwaukee
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2018, 08:10:27 PM »

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I'm honestly not looking forward to this series.  As glad as I am to have avoided the Wizards, trying to contain GA is no simple feat and I expect him to receive a lot of favorable calls from the refs.  As I posted in a different thread, he gets to the FT line far more often than anyone else in the league besides James Harden.  Watching him get the benefit of questionable calls was infuriating enough in our regular season games.  It's going to be worse in the playoffs.  If one of our key players - Tatum, Horford, Brown - gets into foul trouble early from guarding him, it's going to put a lot of strain on our depleted roster. 

Brad needs to stick with a shortened rotation and if at all possible avoid playing our end of the bench players (esp Nader and Allen).  Larkin's defensive liabilities concern me also, but we're clearly going to need minutes from him.


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Re: So It's Milwaukee
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2018, 08:17:03 PM »

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Grit and grind and coaching will win the series and we know who has it.

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Re: So It's Milwaukee
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2018, 09:35:35 AM »

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We have to keep Giannis out of the paint (same D as LeBUM) and hopefully Horford and Brown can do that...and the team D with Baynes in the lane can do that.

Re: So It's Milwaukee
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2018, 09:42:07 AM »

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I cannot wait for this series to begin! I am also happy I dont have to watch us vs. the Wiz in the first round as I have a big distaste for their team. Let them be a flea on the Raptors backs.

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