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2/9 Clippers

Discussion in '2018 Celtics Game Threads' started by cardiacs, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Jed Zeppelin

    Jed Zeppelin Member SoSH Member

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    Probably too late to adequately tank, sadly.
     
  2. ifmanis5

    ifmanis5 Member SoSH Member

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    I'm in shock.
     
  3. CoffeeNerdness

    CoffeeNerdness Member SoSH Member

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    Stevens just sits there with his stupid Jim Caldwelll face on. Over it. Dude is extremely overrated.
     
  4. benhogan

    benhogan Baynes Hogan SoSH Member

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    40++ point 4th quarter

    and we thought the 3rd Quarter was a shocker
     
  5. shawnrbu

    shawnrbu Member SoSH Member

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    Looks like a team that has quit on its coach. Ainge had some big decisions to make after the season.
     
  6. Jed Zeppelin

    Jed Zeppelin Member SoSH Member

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    I think he’s just shit at coaching offense.
     
  7. McBride11

    McBride11 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    What's the technical for?
    Bad play...

    haha. so true
     
  8. mostman

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    He left the same unit in for *half* of the third quarter. In those 6 minutes, his starters let the lead go from 22 to 8. Then at 6 minutes he made his usual sub pattern. Theis and Hayward came in. By then, the damage was done. The Clippers were rolling.

    That’s just abysmal coaching. Why show up if you can just write the plan on a napkin and hand it to the assistant coach?
     
  9. bankshot1

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    the toughness/tenacity of last year ain't there

    not good.
     
  10. Deathofthebambino

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    The Celtics were favored by 11.5 points. If you bet $100 on the Clippers, you would have won $700. That's the kind of upset this was.
     
  11. Reardons Beard

    Reardons Beard Member SoSH Member

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    What a disgrace.
     
  12. benhogan

    benhogan Baynes Hogan SoSH Member

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    28pt comeback ties the biggest in Clipper franchise history
     
  13. Ed Hillel

    Ed Hillel Wants to be startin somethin SoSH Member

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    Mis-game you prob could have made 5k for $100.
     
  14. Sprowl

    Sprowl Emile de Becque Dope

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    It's not too late to boost the Clippers in their playoff race.
     
  15. Deathofthebambino

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    And they don't even want to win games. LOL.
     
  16. Lazy vs Crazy

    Lazy vs Crazy Member SoSH Member

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    And still Jaylen plays under 25 minutes while Morris was garbage and over 30.

    Brad sucks this year.
     
  17. lars10

    lars10 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    And he's done this consistently all season. He takes out the guys that built the lead.. subs in his starting five at the beginning of every third quarter... watches any lead get down to single digits before doing anything.. if then. No TOs, no subs... just wait till the 6 minute mark before you make a change. Unless Kyrie is having one of his worst shooting games of the year ...then you leave him in for the entire third quarter.
     
  18. OnWisc

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    I don’t envy Brad having to find a way to fix this.
     
  19. soxin6

    soxin6 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Jaylen was also garbage
     
  20. patinorange

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    And it’s such a glorious history.
     
  21. teddykgb

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    He was 4-14 and 0-5 from 3. He’s hardly the problem and I wish he played more because he plays generally hard and plays D but this is not the night to make that case
     
  22. Deathofthebambino

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    Just like the Lakers game. Kyrie was struggling, bad, and he left him in for the entire third quarter. Then, when you need Kyrie in the fourth, he has to rest. So you get bad Kyrie, followed by no Kyrie.

    The guy has absolutely no feel for the flow of a basketball game. It's coaching-by-numbers at this point. Same shit, different night. Sometimes it works, mostly against crappy teams, but when it doesn't, it really, really fucking doesn't.
     
  23. Ed Hillel

    Ed Hillel Wants to be startin somethin SoSH Member

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    This is all Kyrie’s fault. Not sure how, but it is. His face, man, his stupid face.
     
  24. benhogan

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    Theis with 16mins tonight...hilarious
     
  25. lars10

    lars10 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    He's at least half of the problem.

    Edit: I think part of what he needs to do is stop playing Hayward and Al so much together.. the two of them are the most noticeable at watching rebounds hit the floor.. neither really boxes out and the do a lot of ball watching instead of going to the ball.
     
  26. boxosII

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  27. RoDaddy

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    Or to put it another way, this year sucks. The team has played well below expected, Kyrie is less likely to extend than we hoped, and the Sacramento pick is a huge disappointment
     
  28. Deathofthebambino

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    I’m looking for a blistering start. I’d like to see the guys in green moving the ball to the open man, hitting their looks, and building a double digit lead. CHECK

    Then I’d like to see some aimless laziness injected into the game. Some half-assed heroball where everyone sort of treats it like an intramural game. CHECK

    Then once the Clippers creep back into, I’d like to see some real heroball. The higher effort stuff from KI and Tatum. No more sleepwalking. CHECK

    When that fails to put the Clippers away, I’d like to see the team finally revert in the last five minutes to playing with effort and focus much like they did in opening the early lead. Working on it.

    Of course at this point in the game there probably won’t be time to build another big lead and SSS will introduce some luck factors so we may get treated to a contest that really comes down to the final minutes. CHECK

    Hopefully we can all exhale with a minute or two still on the clock and enjoy another win that leaves us all with that feeling of semi-satisfied discontent. UNFORTUNATELY, WE CAN'T EVEN GET THAT.

    This is unequivocally the greatest prediction post in the history of SOSH.
     
  29. Ed Hillel

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    Kyrie is the son of Carl Crawford and John Lackey.
     
  30. Red Averages

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    They hate their coach!!!
     
  31. mostman

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    Agreed. I think Brad is a systems coach. He’s all analytics. Plug the input in, get the results out. Over the long run, it’ll work out. Well that’s not what’s needed right now. What’s needed is someone to deal with the fact that his players aren’t calculators, they are humans, and they need a massive kick in the ass.
     
  32. benhogan

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    Yuck, without a doubt the worst loss of the season

    after the Laker meltdown
     
  33. RedOctober3829

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    Once a team decides it has won the game and is coasting it in, it's very hard to turn it on again and play with the same intensity level that got them the lead. Some of it is on Brad, but most of it is on the players. If they can't go out there and win a game when you're up 28, that's on them. It's BS that you stop playing after a half. Who's the leader on this team that's going to get in players' faces and tell them to wake their asses up and start playing? It can't always come from the coaching staff.
     
  34. OnWisc

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    We may not have lost the trade deadline but we’re sure as shit losing after it. This team looks like the Titanic if the Titanic caught on fire, then suffered a zombie outbreak, THEN hit the iceberg.....then got bombed by the RAF.
     
  35. DeadlySplitter

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    is this a real intangible a good NBA coach has to have?
     
  36. benhogan

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    +1
     
  37. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Probably the guy who was out with the sprained knee
     
  38. RedOctober3829

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    He was there on Thursday night and it still happened.
     
  39. benhogan

    benhogan Baynes Hogan SoSH Member

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    and our coach is playing the violin as all that shit is happening
     
  40. DeJesus Built My Hotrod

    DeJesus Built My Hotrod Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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  41. mikeford

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    Jaylen was 4-14

    More Jaylen is never the answer
     
  42. RedOctober3829

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    I did not see the Kyrie injury. Was it bad looking like an ACL?
     
  43. teddykgb

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    Another player who was bad tonight was Horford. In all honesty I bet you’d find a super strong correlation between his performance and team performance this season. Big fella is just getting old. They didn’t seem to need big stat nights out of his last year but it seems like he’s the straw that stirs the drink
     
  44. Deathofthebambino

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    He needs to do SOMETHING. ANYTHING. That's the fucking problem. Those of us that watch every game are literally sitting on our coaches calling out substitutions to the second before he makes them. We know exactly what he's going to do. I can't even imagine what other coaches are thinking when they watch tape. "Well Brad is going to go with this lineup, then he's going to do this at the 6 minute mark, then he's going to do this, so we'll counter with this, and then this, and then that...."

    I mean, can anyone imagine Belichick basically announcing to his opponents exactly what guys would play and when before every game?
     
  45. Deathofthebambino

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    No, not at all. Was going underneath a screen, and kind of stepped funny, but definitely didn't look like it could have been enough to be a tear.
     
  46. Deathofthebambino

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    IMO, Tatum had the worst night of anyone. Only 3/9 from the field, a bunch of turnovers, fouls at brutal moments, didn't play well defensively...
     
  47. AimingForYoko

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    Hey uh...what the fuck happened
     
  48. RedOctober3829

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    Mannix is right. When they share the ball and make the defense move side to side, good things happen offensively. When they go 1-on-1 iso ball and everyone is trying to get theirs that is where things go sideways.
     
  49. benhogan

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    this pretty much nails it

    It's very easy to create mismatches with Brad's rotations and that's exactly what Doc did
     
  50. mostman

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    I’m not sure this is intangible. Look where the Clippers are for FT attempts this year compared to the league. Doc has always managed to get his teams up high in this category. The Celtics used to get a lot of attempts too. When he was here.
     

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