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Re: Cavaliers (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) ECF Game #1 5/13/18
« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2018, 11:11:58 AM »

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This will be an interesting yet nerve-wracking series. I'm curious to see what the plan is to defend/contain Lebron today. Lebron will put up his numbers regardless, but the key is limiting his overall impact on the court and making him work hard on BOTH ends of the floor (something Toronto failed to do all series). The Celtics HAVE to weather every Cleveland run to have a chance. Unlike PHI or MIL, if we give up a huge 20-2 run or something similar, it will be hard to come back against especially with a Lebron James-led Cavs team (not impossible, but certainly not the recipe for success). Lets face it, Lebron will have stretches where he keeps scoring against us, and we just need to be smart and keep fighting until the end (finding open guys and making the shots).

Marcus Morris NEEDS to be better this series. Forget the defending Lebron part, if he struggles to shoot again and takes even more low IQ iso or fadeaways, we're doomed. I hope CBS rips into him about it (every possession matters in this series, and we can't have them thrown away by Morris jacking up horrible shots every other possession). I reckon we need Tatum to score 22+ PPG this series, which is asking a lot for a 20 year old rookie, but considering injuries we just need him to continue stepping up.

The KEY in this series is the Love-Horford match up. If Horford neutralizes Love or even wins that match up, I really do like our chances. Also, Scary Terry needs to continue being Scary! Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there, and...

LETS GO C'S!!  8)
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Re: Cavaliers (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) ECF Game #1 5/13/18
« Reply #31 on: May 13, 2018, 11:19:25 AM »

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Assuming that the Cavs start their small line-up (Love at C and LeBron PF), I would start Semi at PF and put him on LeBron.  He did fine against GA, he will do as well as anyone against LeBron.  And if LeBron does sag off him, he can hit the 3.

Then bring in Morris to cover him as the second wave.

Re: Cavaliers (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) ECF Game #1 5/13/18
« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2018, 12:02:12 PM »

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Re: Cavaliers (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) ECF Game #1 5/13/18
« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2018, 12:23:34 PM »

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Re: Cavaliers (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) ECF Game #1 5/13/18
« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2018, 12:26:59 PM »

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Re: Cavaliers (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) ECF Game #1 5/13/18
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Re: Cavaliers (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) ECF Game #1 5/13/18
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Re: Cavaliers (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) ECF Game #1 5/13/18
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Re: Cavaliers (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) ECF Game #1 5/13/18
« Reply #38 on: May 13, 2018, 12:56:33 PM »

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Re: Cavaliers (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) ECF Game #1 5/13/18
« Reply #39 on: May 13, 2018, 01:45:29 PM »

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Morris starting...as expected.

Baynes will likely mirror Thompson's minutes.

Re: Cavaliers (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) ECF Game #1 5/13/18
« Reply #40 on: May 13, 2018, 01:56:57 PM »

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Re: Cavaliers (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) ECF Game #1 5/13/18
« Reply #41 on: May 13, 2018, 02:04:20 PM »

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Re: Cavaliers (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) ECF Game #1 5/13/18
« Reply #42 on: May 13, 2018, 02:16:58 PM »

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Is Baynes hurt? Why start Morris over him?

Re: Cavaliers (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) ECF Game #1 5/13/18
« Reply #43 on: May 13, 2018, 02:27:30 PM »

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Is Baynes hurt? Why start Morris over him?


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Re: Cavaliers (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) ECF Game #1 5/13/18
« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2018, 02:27:32 PM »

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Morris starting...as expected.

Baynes will likely mirror Thompson's minutes.

Hmm, interesting. Not sure how I feel about this. Will certainly match up with Cleveland better, and beyond having a much better overall D, this Celtics lineup is probably just as good, if not better, offensively than Cleveland.

However, it does leave our bench offense/shooting nearly non-existent, so Brad will have a tough job ahead of him of staggering minutes.
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