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Feb 23 at Bulls

Discussion in '2018 Celtics Game Threads' started by ifmanis5, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. Helmet Head

    Helmet Head Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I wonder if the bulls scored 64 points in a half this year prior to this game.
    It’s pretty inexcusable to allow that and really purely about effort.
     
  2. DeJesus Built My Hotrod

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

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    They have done so multiple times including 74 in the second half against the Golden State Warriors.
     
  3. radsoxfan

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    If it was up to me, no one on this team would be more than 35 mpg regular season. Sure, that could mean the occasional 38-40 min game for Kyrie or Tatum depending on the situation. But running the top 3 guys on the team into the ground honestly is not the answer this season.

    This bench should be an advantage, not a liability (especially agains the freakin Bulls). I don't think the answer is to barely play Hayward and Brown to make sure Tatum gets 40 min per game. We need those guys in the playoffs to have any chance at all.
     
  4. benhogan

    benhogan Baynes Hogan SoSH Member

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    guess the Bulls didn't get the "schedule loss" memo
     
  5. DeJesus Built My Hotrod

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

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    Game is over? My LP feed must be really delayed.
     
  6. shawnrbu

    shawnrbu Member SoSH Member

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    Done it in 6 out of 8 games in February.
     
  7. benhogan

    benhogan Baynes Hogan SoSH Member

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    the 2nd half is where the Bulls legs should give out hopefully
     
  8. shawnrbu

    shawnrbu Member SoSH Member

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    When you lose to a team by 55 at home, you’re going to have something extra for that team in the rematch.
     
  9. DeJesus Built My Hotrod

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

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    This Bulls squad isn't going to lay down for anyone. They are young and have started to figure some things out. They are 4-4 in their last eight games and have won two in a row.
     
  10. benhogan

    benhogan Baynes Hogan SoSH Member

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    rarely a screen is ever set
     
  11. Light-Tower-Power

    Light-Tower-Power Member SoSH Member

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    This is pitiful.
     
  12. tbb345

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    I fucking hate Marcus Morris. I hate watching him play, I hate listening to him pretend to be a leader. I hate watching him not hustle and look miserable then complain about other not hustling and a lack of team unity
     
  13. Lazy vs Crazy

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    It feels like every team is bigger than us and it's a huge problem.
     
  14. Eddie Jurak

    Eddie Jurak Go Leafs Go Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I miss the Celtics teams that could be trusted to show up and play hard.
     
  15. CoffeeNerdness

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    Brad makes fewer adjustments than a 75 year old baseball manager who puts a low OBP speed guy in the lead-off spot and a gritty second baseman in the two hole. He just sits there with that Jim Caldwell face while the team implodes around him.
     
  16. Deathofthebambino

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    If you're happy with the 5 seed that's fine. Because if brad keeps giving 20mpg to 8 guys, thats the best will do. I think they need to improve on that if they want to go anywhere in the playoffs. This bench is a liability. We know that now. Its 60 games in.

    I'm not talking about benching Gordon or Brown. Roszier needs to get the wanamaker treatment and his 20mpg need to be redistributed. Marcus smart, kyrie and Gordon are capable of running the offense.
     
  17. Obscure Name

    Obscure Name Member SoSH Member

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    Nothing you gonna do about that shot.
     
  18. Helmet Head

    Helmet Head Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    That is pretty impressive.
     
  19. radsoxfan

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    I will second any anti Morris post. He’s just the worst in every way.

    His hot first half is sure to come crashing down and he’s so painful to watch.
     
  20. Stu Nahan

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    Fuck this team
     
  21. benhogan

    benhogan Baynes Hogan SoSH Member

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    it's not the Bulls, they have the 4th worst record in the NBA.

    Something is very wrong with the Celtics
     
  22. bosox79

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    Just tuning in, who is out for the rest of the game?
     
  23. kfoss99

    kfoss99 Member SoSH Member

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    This team does not bring me joy.
     
  24. LesterFan

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    56-27 the last 2 quarters vs a bottom 5 team. This team is embarrassing.
     
  25. Deathofthebambino

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    Another one who should be losing minutes. Jayden should have been taking 10mpg from him for about 2 months, but I think if that happens, Morris will burn the locker room down.
     
  26. Light-Tower-Power

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    Morris was a lot less selfish at the beginning of the season. It’s like a switch flipped 20 games ago and he remembered that this is a contract year and he has to jack up as many shots as possible. Mook kept us afloat during our struggles early and now he’s kind of a dumpster fire. I think it’s time to put either Brown or Hayward in the starting lineup and move him back to the bench.
     
  27. boxosII

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    this is going to be quite the comeback
     
  28. Light-Tower-Power

    Light-Tower-Power Member SoSH Member

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    Otto Porter
     
  29. Lazy vs Crazy

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    Jaylen came in before Hayward, so at least Brad made a small adjustment.
     
  30. Obscure Name

    Obscure Name Member SoSH Member

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    Me.
     
  31. Jed Zeppelin

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    They have been absolutely roasted by two bigs.
     
  32. radsoxfan

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    Don’t disagree there at all, I just think the minutes issue is missing the forest for the trees a bit.

    Sure Brad could optimize the minutes a bit (and I agree at least it’s easily changeable), but that’s much less important than the larger issues that seem to be going on.
     
  33. Deathofthebambino

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    Morris is -24 in 19 minutes. Still out there.
     
  34. tbb345

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    Watch out benhogan, don’t know if you’ve seen the posts but DeJesus is much smarter than any of us cretans who post in game threads....(of course he also posts in game threads so go figure that)

    In all seriousness, this is pathetic. I don’t know how anyone could argue the contrary but I also might be tired and not wired
     
  35. kfoss99

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    Baynes is the straw that stirs the Celtics drink.
     
  36. Lazy vs Crazy

    Lazy vs Crazy Member SoSH Member

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    Turns out Morris can't cover a guy who is 7 feet tall.
     
  37. tbb345

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    Wait, what is the forest through the trees here? Mook is a free agent and he’s 29. He doesn’t need to be developed for future use, there’s no benefit in continually give him more minutes than he deserves
     
  38. DeJesus Built My Hotrod

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

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    WTF? When have I referred to you or anyone else as a cretin? Block me please.
     
  39. benhogan

    benhogan Baynes Hogan SoSH Member

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    Al could play the 4, but Brad flat out refuses to do that
     
  40. Dim13

    Dim13 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Whisky is pour.
     
  41. benhogan

    benhogan Baynes Hogan SoSH Member

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    DeJesus is fine, he's a glass half-full guy....
     
  42. bosox79

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    The Jaylen Brown show.
     
  43. Lazy vs Crazy

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    If only we had a sample of Al starting and playing major minutes at the 4 showing positive results. Maybe a run to game 7 of the eastern conference finals.
     
  44. Deathofthebambino

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    I made some long posts with data on the main board regarding minutes. No contender uses their starters less than the Celtics and it's not even really close. The worst part is that the games themselves don't matter. Brad sticks with his rotations and substitutions like they're the 10 Commandments. Nothing of substance ever changes. It could be clear to anyone on Earth that a lineup isn't working, but until we hit some predetermined magical time on the clock, Brad can't make any variations to his pattern.
     
  45. DeJesus Built My Hotrod

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

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    I don't know if I am fine and I am not smarter. Furthermore, contrary to what some here think, I am not saying "all is well". And I don't begrudge anyone their complaints on about the team. I am just not participating in the complaining and I try to evaluate using actual data. If people cannot handle that I don't know what to say.
     
  46. boxosII

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    free throws ain't rocket science
     
  47. radsoxfan

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    Suboptimal minutes distribution = trees
    Team stinks (relative to expectations) = forest

    I'm not saying the minutes are perfect right now I just think that:

    1. It's really not that far off from how it should be in the regular season for a team with good depth
    2. It's way down on the list of issues for this team
     
  48. Lazy vs Crazy

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    Not for nothing, but on that 3 by Hayward the only guy not standing on the bench was Morris.
     
  49. tbb345

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    I think you’re fine but I’ve also seen a decent amount of posts from you in recent game threads where you’ve been very sarcastic about how other posters think they can read people’s minds or are overly negative or critical in game threads.
    Apologies if it came off overly harsh, I have no problem with you at all
     
  50. Reardons Beard

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    Kyrie, Smart, Tatum, Al, Brown, Theis, and Hayward if you need him.

    That's all I want to see on the floor in the 4th. Let's GOOOOO!!!!!
     

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