10/30 vs. Detroit: Take it to the Blake, Part Deux

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So, round one went ok, with a 20 point victory that wasn't really that close. Horford/Kyrie/Tatum basically took the night off, while Theis and the bench guys put in some work. Robert Williams showed why he might actually have been worth a first round pick. Just keep it rolling. Onward and upward.
 

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Ok, no more Red Sox to worry about. Time to focus on the next non-Pats championship contender in this City. Let's do this.

GORDO
 

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Al got called for that foul? He was the ball handler and made a hand off pass and the whistle blew? What?
 

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Holy shit, he did it folks. KYRIE CUT HIS HAIR!!!!

Unsurprisingly, he looks faster, quicker, buried his first jumper and just made his second shot on a pretty drive to the hoop. We all know that's all it was going to take.
 

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Well, should have been a much better quarter numbers-wise than it was. 31-29 C's after one, but the refs kept it close. Detroit was 11/12 from the free throw line in that quarter (plus an additional lane violation). The C's have had entire games where they didn't get 13 free throw attempts this year. The C's did go 5/6 themselves, which is a pretty good improvement for them as well.

If they can clamp down on defense, without getting called for every ticky tack foul, and keep playing this kind of offense, they should run away with this one.
 

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10 seconds in, refs call an off ball foul on Detroit. Must have looked at the scorecard, and figured they needed to even up the numbers quickly.
 

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I know it seems almost a joke, but Kyrie really looks like a completely different player.

Every time I get a hair cut, people ask me if I lost weight. Every single time. And I always respond, nope, just got a hair cut. It definitely makes you look thinner, but in Kyrie's case, I think the hair was dragging him down, like a swimmer.
 

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The refs have effectively destroyed any rhythm this game could have had. 21 fouls called in the first 19 minutes.
 

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Jaylen looking better than earlier this year. Driving, kicking, shots just not falling, but that will come.
 

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LOL, Blake Griffin completely hooks Jaylen Brown around his back and dribbles around him, and they call the foul on Jaylen.