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It was 2002! and that was the only time I have ever been able to attend a game at the Garden. Cliffard Robinson the most hated man in Boston that night. Absolutely a shitty game, but boy did I have some fun. Good memories
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When I say that his dunk almost cost us the game I don't mean the act of missing itself, and I'm not implying that the two points that we could have had would've won us the game, or were the only missed opportunities for either team throughout the game What I meant by that, was we were in the process of making a run, one that would've likely put the game away, the crowd was ready to explode, we were ready to take control and the Hawks were close to packing it in and starting to get ready for game four, and then Avery missed that dunk, and all momentum slipped away, the hawks were able to get a bucket and just like that the air went out of the building I'm not blaming Avery by any means, it was a freak play where he missed a fast break layup, it wasn't cause he made a boneheaded play or because he was loafing, just a freak thing. A very similar situation occurred when Rondo blew a tire and missed a fastbreak layup on the break, but i didn't think that play singlehandedly destroyed a run like the avery dunk
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Favorite part of the game was Ray saying this is where I belong in his pre halftime interview
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I want Ray Allen's shot to be on fire, NOT his ankle. I love Rondo, but he just had the most average triple double in the history of basketball. Avery Bradley's missed dunk almost cost us the game. Can we run pick and rolls with KG and Rondo, and make Collins and Dampier guard someone in space PLEASE!!! I hate to say it, but I'd almost limit the running on offense that Ray is having to do, I'd rather have him standing at the three point line spotting up and saving his legs than running 10 miles a game off screens
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Pierce had his Jamal Tinsley moment once upon a time, Rondo's gonna be alright
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The lineup of KG Pierce Quis Avery and Pietrus/Dooling won the game for us. Loved the D by KG, Quis, Dooling, and Avery. Can't say enough about Pierce's play. 14 rebounds was every big as 36 points. On to the next one
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There's not really a precedent to how far you can move up in the draft using a combination of picks. If you try to assimilate a similar trade value chart as the NFL has, it comes out that they could move up to around 15. As for who do we draft, BEST PLAYER AVAILABLE. ALWAYS.
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That was only if the bucks made the playoffs
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Yea Vogel is right there, but i'd give Corbin the nod over Vogel. I think a lot of the Pacers success is attributed to having one of the deepest teams in the league in a lockout shortened year and not having to deal with any major injuries. The only real adversity he's had to work through is Foster retiring. Corbin on the other hand, had a team with no real identity throughout the year, and you can directly point to multiple coaching moves he's made as to reasons why are potentially the 8th seed
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My Ballot would go... 1. Pops: what he's done pretty much speaks for itself, i dont have to explain this one one bit 2. Doc: I have Doc over Thibs here primarily because of the coaching moves and adjustments he's had to make. Moving KG to center, Ray to the Bench, dealing with the injuries to Green, JO, Wilcox etc. 3. Thibs: prior history sets the precedent that no coach should win back to back awards, so as good as he's been, he's de-facto eliminated 4. Tyrone Corbin: He's got the Utah Jazz in the Playoffs, no one saw that coming; plus the outside the box thinking to go with the 3 big lineup with millsap at the 3 favors at the 4 and big al at the 5, that saved the season for them earns extra consideration from me Other Consideration: Lou Hollins, Alvin Gentry, Frank Vogel
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It would have had to been unprotected period for me to have pulled the trigger
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I wonder how this affects the impending offseason moves
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Rondo TOOK OVER after the Heats run to cut the lead to 5, that and clutch shooting all night by anyone and everyone on the Celtics pretty much won us the game How can you not love watching this team, I cannot believe how blessed we are as Celtics fans, from having a team first winning matters above all else core group of KG, Pierce, Rondo, and Ray; to one of the league's great coaches in Doc, who couldn't be any more likeable; to good management and ownership that cares and puts winning above dollars and cents; and don't forget being able to listen the greatest broadcasting duo ever in Mike and Tommy. Soak it all in and enjoy it while it lasts
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I imagine Danny is trying to trade wilcox's contract much like he did with quis last year. If we trade JO, Wilcox, and Dooling together that's like 10 million in salary we can take back
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In my opinion the answer to the question is, because we need Rondo to be a top 10 player to win a championship, he has to play at the highest level he is capable of for us to be that good, but like the rest of our team, he only shows flashes of doing just that. It is more acceptable for Ray, Pierce, and KG to only show flashes of greatness because of their age; but Rondo is in his prime, we feel like if he doesn't take that next step soon than its never going to happen. Whether or not he is capable of being that good consistently is yet to be determined, but we feel like its long enough that we should have a better idea whether or not its going to happen.
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I agree, so frustrating to watch Pierce take bad fadeaways coming off a screen rather than taking it right at Bynum. Can't blame the refs, we were passive all night, I mean, im surprised we got 5 ft's
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We got bullied plain and simple, worst feeling in the world to lose a game that way. I think Pierce tried to play himself out of consideration for the all star team tonight.
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Pietrus would then get the MLE or mini mid
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the only two players left on the market that are worth max contracts are dwight and Dwill, we aren't getting both, so it really doesn't matter if we have money for two max guys, because its wouldn't make sense to give someone other than those two max money I agree we need to get younger, and if we can't get Dwight, which i said is just option "A" (it has to be, by far would be the easiest fix to the team) I would move to option B, which still to me would be resigning KG and Ray to about for 3 to 5 mil each, than going after young players that you could sign without exceeding when Pierce contract is up. for instance getting like OJ Mayo and Hibbert for 3 years. than with Green, two first rounders, and Mayo/Hibbert we get a whole lot younger, and we start to transition into a "Rondo type team"
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Remember 5 games ago the only thing people were saying is how lost this team would be without Rondo? Weird. One thing i think that is seriously helping the offense is not having the play where Rondo dribbles 2 feet behind the three point line waiting for Allen to come around the screen where everyone knows its coming, running a predictable play that is ineffective and runs the shot clock down to nothing last thing, we had 5 guys with 6+ rebounds, against one of the best rebounding teams in the NBA, effort plays matter so so much
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7th & 8th men??? how in the hell would we find two guys better than KG and Ray? I think the plan A is very clearly to get dwight, and go with a team of Rondo, Ray, Pierce, KG, Dwight. 6 Green 7 Bass 8 Pietrus 9 Bradley 10-15 between Moore/Johnson/Steimsma/Rookie/Rookie/ JO/Wilcox/Dooling...That's a hell of a team
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For the better part of the season i've been quite confused as to why Moore couldn't hit the blind side of a barn, i swear after every miss ive just kept saying, he's not a bad shooter, what the hells going on? Well there you have it, kid can shoot, kid can play. AND I'd like to say once again, the rumors of the Celtics demise have been greatly exaggerated. but, this win was as much about the Magic being mental midgets, as it was the celtics playing with resolve and not giving up like the magic did in boston that being said, we did the same thing against Miami and Chicago, this time however was it the fact that we had the legs and conditioning to get over the hump or was it the fact that the magic just caved? i dont know, all i know is it was sure fun to watch and i know im better than this but...GREG IN ORLANDO WHERE YOU AT SON?
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What a bizarre, fun game to watch. -Avery Bradley is learning how to play OFFENSE in the NBA. First off, he made a couple of really nice passes; one where he made a Rondo type pass on a fast break to a trailing Pierce for the 3, and two making the defender commit to him and dumping it to Bass for the dunk after stealing Baby's pass. But there were three plays that really told me he is starting to get it, first was the layup he got by using his speed to start off the game, 2nd was him getting out into transition and pierce finding him for the layup, and third, and this was the big one, was him drawing the foul on Dwight, going up and creating contact was huge.
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I can't tell you how hard this made me laugh. PREACH.
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