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Discussion in '2018 Celtics Game Threads' started by mikeot, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. wade boggs chicken dinner

    wade boggs chicken dinner Member SoSH Member

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    The following is a problem (source: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25861174/boston-celtics-get-clarity-how-far-need-go):

    Name / 2nd-half minutes / 2nd-half points / 2nd-half FG
    Gordon Hayward / 9:25 / 0 / 0-3
    Jaylen Brown / 10:05 / 0 / 0-2
    Terry Rozier / 9:31 / 2 / 1-3
    Aron Baynes DNP* N/A N/A
    Daniel Theis / 3:42 / 0 / 0-0

    Not trying to say that thee players didn't play well because there were long stretches when they didn't touch the ball. But one problem I see is that when GH, JB, and TR don't touch the ball, they tend to force up contested shots when they do get the ball, which leads to long droughts.

    Not sure what the answer is.
     
  2. benhogan

    benhogan Baynes Hogan SoSH Member

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    Steph Curry scored half his points in a 4-minute spot in the 2nd quarter when free-lance artist Terry Rozier was guarding him. I'd like to see Smart on the court when Steph plays.

    Baynes, Hayward and Horford just can't foul on 3PA (and they were all fouls)

    Otherwise, the Celtics defense was stout.
     
  3. Eddie Jurak

    Eddie Jurak Go Leafs Go Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Yes, this. I feel better about this game in the morning than I did last night. The played the Warriors and this was a winnable game. If any one thing leaves a bad taste, it is that Tatum got only 1 shot in the 4th after almost singehandedly keeping them in the game with his 14 points in the third.
    Yes. At this point the Celtics need to decide what they think is the best path forward to maximize what Hayward can give them in the playoffs and follow that. If that means playing the role he's in now, whether he struggles or not, they should keep doing that. If that means giving him several weeks off to hit the gym, they should do that. Presumably they are already doing what they think best.

    I assume he'll also have a reduced playoff role (more like 10 minutes/game than 20).

    All of that said, I'm not going to panic about Hayward's recovery until he shows up after a full offseason looking exactly the same as he does now.
     
  4. DrewDawg

    DrewDawg Dorito Dink SoSH Member

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    No. We lost to one of best teams ever. Shit has got to change.
     
  5. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    The problem is Kyrie can't guard Steph all that great either, and GSW is big at wing so we can't put either one (Kyrie or Terry) on Klay or Durant either.
     
  6. DrewDawg

    DrewDawg Dorito Dink SoSH Member

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    Got a nice "game every other day" thing going. As long as they bounce back against the frisky Nets we're still pointing in the right direction.
     
  7. TripleOT

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    I just watched the play Smart was hugging the three point line upon release of the FT. He actually had his right foot on the line upon release. Right before Green shot the second FT, Kyrie was on the arc on the right side behind the shooter at the FT line, with Smart on the left. They switched position, with Kyrie on the left, in front of Curry, who was a couple of steps behind the arc. Smart ran too far into the paint, all the way to where his feet were a foot in front of the restricted area arc. His job was to box out the shooter, so the shooter wouldn't be able to rebound a long carom. He failed, and that precluded the Cs from having a shot to tie or win the game at the buzzer.
     
  8. BigSoxFan

    BigSoxFan Member SoSH Member

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    Yup. Really poor execution by Smart. And I do think he slipped too. Oh well.
     
  9. TripleOT

    TripleOT Member SoSH Member

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    Once he saw the carom, he realized he overshot his mark and slipped as he scrambled to recover. Smart is known for making the big defensive play in crunch time, but in this case, he just blew it.
     
  10. Captaincoop

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    That makes perfect sense to me when you consider that he's gone from playing with George Hill and Rodney Hood as his sidekicks to playing with Kyrie, Tatum, Horford, Brown, Rozier, etc.
     
  11. BigSoxFan

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    Agreed. He came in too hot, then the ball bouncd harder than he expected, and he slipped trying to recover. I would be pretty annoyed if he did this in a playoff game but overall was happy to see the team play pretty well against the best team in the league. The Celtics didn’t really close the game out too well and still had a shot to win.
     
  12. Eagle3

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    What exactly is the purpose of the NBA rule that only allows 3 guys to line up in the spaces for free throws? Just curious what brought about that rule.
     
  13. shawnrbu

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    @ PHI on 2/12, @ MIL on 2/21 and @ TOR on 2/26 will reveal a lot. There will be no talk of schedule loss for any of these three games as each game is preceded by a minimum of 2 days off. Really need to be competitive in all 3 games and win at least 1 to give more hope for a playoff run.

    Remarkably this team has only played three good teams on the road since playing Portland 11 weeks ago on 11/11 (Rockets on 12/27, Spurs on NYE and Nets on 1/14).
     
  14. bankshot1

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    Nice bit of digging.

    I meant it as mostly a rhetorical question,as I assumed it was about impossible to spot GSW charity of that magnitude and hope to beat them. And looking at the stats from that game it took the Warriors shooting 3s @ 27% and the Griz with an awesome 4Q comeback to win it in OT.

    And i agree with the rushed feel/real poor shot selection. I posted in the game thread the Celts helter skelter offensive flow was an approach that probably wouldn't work. But they almost got away with it.
     
  15. benhogan

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    or Brad could stop playing Terry and Kyrie together.

    Smart, Brown, Tatum are all capable of playing the 2nd guard with Kyrie or Rozier
     
  16. LesterFan

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