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Did you see that rebound that Adebayo grabbed from above his head? It looked like he only got about as high as Rozier.
It’s coming up on the end of January and he still looks mostly crappy. If the playoffs started tomorrow I wonder how much run he’d get.
 

Deathofthebambino

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I just caught up on the second half via DVR, and I'm getting sick and fucking tired of Brad stealing minutes. Everyone in the arena knew the bench was playing like shit about 8 minutes into the first quarter.

The starters push it out to a 22 point lead in the 3rd, and then the bench comes in. Then Miami starts to chip away, chip away, and with about 7 minutes left, they had gotten it down to 13. Would that be the time to bring the starters back and slam the door? Nope. Brad waits until the lead is down 7, with a little over 4 minutes left, and now, we're in a fucking dogfight. I don't fucking get it.

What purpose does the "rest" serve, if they just have to come back in and work their fucking asses off to pull out a win they should have already had?
 

DrewDawg

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I do wonder how much PG Rozier is hurting Hayward and Brown. That unit almost never gets into a rhythm.
Yeah...there was a tweet up last week about it. Every person playing major minutes except Brown has a lower NetRating when they play with Rozier. And Brown's difference is negligible.
 

Deathofthebambino

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I do wonder how much PG Rozier is hurting Hayward and Brown. That unit almost never gets into a rhythm.
I'm having trouble even watching Rozier. When I'm watching via DVR, I have to fast forward when he has the ball just to keep my aggravation levels down. He makes me crazy with his drive into the lane, stop, keep the dribble, and then dribble back out of the lane and pass it off while 12 seconds disappears from the play clock. He seriously plays the game like he has no plan except for what's 2 feet in front of him. What makes it even harder is that you know Kyrie is 3 steps ahead when he has the ball. When he decides to drive, he already knows what the 2-3 defenders in the area are going to do and what he needs to do in response. Rozier just says "I can get around my guy, but then.............." It's night and day.
 

Deathofthebambino

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And 19 turnovers is just way, way too damn many. That wasn't just the bench tonight. The starters had a ton of careless turnovers too, but thankfully, they also buried almost everything they took.
 

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Al's defense deserves a shout out. This is the best I've seen him on defense for a while.
 

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I'm having trouble even watching Rozier. When I'm watching via DVR, I have to fast forward when he has the ball just to keep my aggravation levels down. He makes me crazy with his drive into the lane, stop, keep the dribble, and then dribble back out of the lane and pass it off while 12 seconds disappears from the play clock. He seriously plays the game like he has no plan except for what's 2 feet in front of him. What makes it even harder is that you know Kyrie is 3 steps ahead when he has the ball. When he decides to drive, he already knows what the 2-3 defenders in the area are going to do and what he needs to do in response. Rozier just says "I can get around my guy, but then.............." It's night and day.
Yeah, I'm starting to come to the conclusion that he's just not a great fit, and never will be with the current talents on the team. In Brad's offense, a ball-handler really just has to bring the ball up the floor and be able to shoot 3s while the Gordons and Jaylens create.
 

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I was at the game tonight. There was no energy. The Celtics were playing just well enough to win. They weren't going to give it any extra energy, and it showed.