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Re: Not Officially Panicking (Yet)
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2018, 12:36:30 PM »

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this is how good LeBron is.  We're up 2-1, have home court advantage and the feeling is "Ok, we still have a fighting chance."

Re: Not Officially Panicking (Yet)
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2018, 12:43:32 PM »

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The dynamic with this series is, the Celtics are underdogs and Cleveland is "supposed to win."

Relax and have fun while "old Cavs" stumble around trying to prop up their kingdom. 

Re: Not Officially Panicking (Yet)
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2018, 01:06:04 PM »

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No time to panic. I was under no delusion that the Celtics were going to sweep Cleveland. I do expect a competitive game tonight, where the Celtics give themselves a chance to win. The road playoff games are clearly showing that the Celtics miss Kyrie Irving.

Let's also not forget, the Celtics don't have to win a road game in this round. They just can't lose a home game.

Re: Not Officially Panicking (Yet)
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2018, 01:42:29 PM »

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This is all house money at this point. Even if we didn't win another game I'd be disappointed but I don't think I'd ever panic. There's nothing to blow when we've already overachieved.

That said let's just take care of business tonight and we can all relax a bit more.  :)

Re: Not Officially Panicking (Yet)
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2018, 01:56:58 PM »

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Yeah I'll freak out once the C's lose a home game.

Overall I'm just proud of this team and what they've done. I want the Finals trip too, but this season started out so badly and this team was been amazing all the way from when they almost won that night till the end.


At this point, I care more about LeBron not making yet another Finals despite a completely dysfunctional, garbage supporting cast than I do about the Celts making it to the Finals.

I'm just sick of a C+/B- (at best) being good enough for a LeBron team to make it to the Finals year after year.  I want things like coaching, defense, quality team construction etc to matter.


With that said, even if the Celts get swept in the Finals, I have to think that making the Finals would mean a lot for the development of Tatum and Brown.

I also think that making the Finals with this team, beating LeBron on the way, would in a way put a bow on Al Horford's career and solidify him as a genuinely great player and one of the most underrated guys in the league over his career.  I want that for him.
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Re: Not Officially Panicking (Yet)
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2018, 02:02:07 PM »

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Living in Ohio, I really want to see the Cavs fans scatter like rats at the hands of the Celtics.

Knowing LBJ is not coming back AND that the undermanned Celtics finished them would be about as good as it gets

Getting the finals is gravy and experience for this group before they become whole again.
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Re: Not Officially Panicking (Yet)
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2018, 02:03:08 PM »

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But yeah, if we come out and lose Game 4 in pathetic fashion again, I'll start to really panic.

But CLE also got smoked in Boston...what if each team just sucks on the road?

Re: Not Officially Panicking (Yet)
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2018, 02:42:28 PM »

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At this moment, I'm panicking. I think Cleveland wins tonight and then they have momentum.

Given that this is CelticsBlog and the internet, though, I reserve the right to reverse my position and claim that I never panicked at any time.

Thank you for your understanding.

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Re: Not Officially Panicking (Yet)
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2018, 03:01:21 PM »

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Not sure what is there is to panic over. Remember the old adage: "A series doesn't begin until a road team wins." You don't have to win an away game to win a title. Heck, the 2008 Celtics won a title being 3-9 on the road.

The Celtics are playing with house money. After the Hayward injury, people in the media figured Boston dropped off to a low seed playoff team. They made it to the 2nd seed. After Kyrie went down those same people have had Boston as the underdog in 2 series they won and this one, a series they started 2-0.

The Cs could lose the next three and I will still be happy and proud of what this team did this year and look forward to being a Finals contender next year with health. Will I be disappointed? Sure but not like I would if this team was considered a title favorite or contender like I was with last year's Patriots or the 2003 Red Sox. The future is ridiculously bright.

As for tonight, I think we see the first "game" of the series. Don't know who will win but expect a hard fought, close game.

Re: Not Officially Panicking (Yet)
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2018, 03:14:51 PM »

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Not sure what is there is to panic over. Remember the old adage: "A series doesn't begin until a road team wins." You don't have to win an away game to win a title. Heck, the 2008 Celtics won a title being 3-9 on the road.

The Celtics are playing with house money. After the Hayward injury, people in the media figured Boston dropped off to a low seed playoff team. They made it to the 2nd seed. After Kyrie went down those same people have had Boston as the underdog in 2 series they won and this one, a series they started 2-0.

The Cs could lose the next three and I will still be happy and proud of what this team did this year and look forward to being a Finals contender next year with health. Will I be disappointed? Sure but not like I would if this team was considered a title favorite or contender like I was with last year's Patriots or the 2003 Red Sox. The future is ridiculously bright.

As for tonight, I think we see the first "game" of the series. Don't know who will win but expect a hard fought, close game.

There is absolutely nothing in here that doesn't make perfect sense to me rationally. You are  completely correct.

Panic, however, is an emotion. That and unlimited access to the internet is a dangerous combination.

Mike
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Re: Not Officially Panicking (Yet)
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2018, 03:39:22 PM »

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At this moment, I'm panicking. I think Cleveland wins tonight and then they have momentum.

Given that this is CelticsBlog and the internet, though, I reserve the right to reverse my position and claim that I never panicked at any time.

Thank you for your understanding.

Mike

Not sure what is there is to panic over. Remember the old adage: "A series doesn't begin until a road team wins." You don't have to win an away game to win a title. Heck, the 2008 Celtics won a title being 3-9 on the road.

The Celtics are playing with house money. After the Hayward injury, people in the media figured Boston dropped off to a low seed playoff team. They made it to the 2nd seed. After Kyrie went down those same people have had Boston as the underdog in 2 series they won and this one, a series they started 2-0.

The Cs could lose the next three and I will still be happy and proud of what this team did this year and look forward to being a Finals contender next year with health. Will I be disappointed? Sure but not like I would if this team was considered a title favorite or contender like I was with last year's Patriots or the 2003 Red Sox. The future is ridiculously bright.

As for tonight, I think we see the first "game" of the series. Don't know who will win but expect a hard fought, close game.

There is absolutely nothing in here that doesn't make perfect sense to me rationally. You are  completely correct.

Panic, however, is an emotion. That and unlimited access to the internet is a dangerous combination.

Mike

Lol, TP for the laugh, man ;D.

Re: Not Officially Panicking (Yet)
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2018, 04:30:01 PM »

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At this moment, I'm panicking. I think Cleveland wins tonight and then they have momentum.

Given that this is CelticsBlog and the internet, though, I reserve the right to reverse my position and claim that I never panicked at any time.

Thank you for your understanding.

Mike

Not sure what is there is to panic over. Remember the old adage: "A series doesn't begin until a road team wins." You don't have to win an away game to win a title. Heck, the 2008 Celtics won a title being 3-9 on the road.

The Celtics are playing with house money. After the Hayward injury, people in the media figured Boston dropped off to a low seed playoff team. They made it to the 2nd seed. After Kyrie went down those same people have had Boston as the underdog in 2 series they won and this one, a series they started 2-0.

The Cs could lose the next three and I will still be happy and proud of what this team did this year and look forward to being a Finals contender next year with health. Will I be disappointed? Sure but not like I would if this team was considered a title favorite or contender like I was with last year's Patriots or the 2003 Red Sox. The future is ridiculously bright.

As for tonight, I think we see the first "game" of the series. Don't know who will win but expect a hard fought, close game.

There is absolutely nothing in here that doesn't make perfect sense to me rationally. You are  completely correct.

Panic, however, is an emotion. That and unlimited access to the internet is a dangerous combination.

Mike

Lol, TP for the laugh, man ;D.

I expect a loss tonight, at which point I will probably put another series bet on the Celtics, after putting some cash on them before the series started at +260.  If they win tonight I'll miss the chance to lay down another bet, but I'd be much happier with the W.

So unfortunately, I expect defeat.  But at least in defeat, there might be opportunity. 
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As we forgive those who tanked against us
And lead us not into the lottery
But deliver us from losing

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Re: Not Officially Panicking (Yet)
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2018, 04:48:33 PM »

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I really do hate to admit this but I really think the C's will not win another game. Not that we won't come close, its just that we do not have an established Alpha BB player that can take the game over. We have GREAT parts in Tatum, Brown, Rozier and Al, but they just don't stack up to LBJ and I, we, have to admit that fact. I will be pulling for the C's tonight, but I'm not gonna expect a W. I think Tristan Thompson, is just that one player, who the C's/Brad Stevens can't quite put a box on. Whenever he's in the game, our players seem to play different.
MY PREDICTION:
I think Game 4 will go to the Cavs, game 5 will be close at home, but LBJ will be a monster with a triple double and supporting cast showing up, Game 6 will be a close game in the first quarter, but LBJ will put us away in Q2, his cast in Q3 and it will get ugly in Q4.

Re: Not Officially Panicking (Yet)
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2018, 07:12:28 PM »

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Okay, I've got the solution to panic.

Turn up your speakers as high as they will go and blast this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-64CaD8GXw

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Re: Not Officially Panicking (Yet)
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2018, 07:55:15 PM »

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too much stress

I need a nerve medsl..zsszzzz