11/20 Celtics at Clipper(sonal day)s

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Brown has such an explosive first step. He looks like a guard when starting a drive.
 

InstaFace

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My irrational take:

Taking long 2s annoys me so much more than missed 3s
What the hell is irrational about this? You might as well have said "I understand the concept of expected value".
Fouls are 9-7, FT 9-8. That was a shit call, but it hasn’t been terribly unbalanced.
Yep. I haven't seen much at all that infuriated me on the officiating end - in fact, I haven't noticed them, which is evidence enough for me. Just been an intense-as-fuck defensive game.

If we had merely below-average shooting tonight, even just on open shots, we'd be winning by 10. That said, when we were down 12-20, it looked like this was going to be a long-night blowout, so I'll take the half's results overall.
 

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Jaylen’s D on Kawhi was so good on that last attempt at a drive. You can see how strong he is now. Gave no space.
 

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I cannot believe we're leading by 2 after that shooting half. Amazing defense.
I've never see anything like it. Up two while missing literally every jump shot they took.
For the most part, the officials have done an excellent job of letting them play. Hope it continues.
 

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I dunno if I’m just vibing this team no matter what but I think this is secretly my favorite game yet. When people question the 5 and if it limits their potential, this is the game I will be thinking of, whether they win or lose.
 

benhogan

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Our BIG 4: Kemba, Jaylen, Smart and Tatum played horrifically.

Being up 2 is a testament to the power of a good defense.

the 2018-19 Celtics would be down 24pts at the half
 

TripleOT

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1-18 from three, Celtics in the first half against the Clippers, Ben Simmons lifetime.
 

TripleOT

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When you're shooting like Ben Simmons from three, and you're in the lead at halftime at one of the league's best team, you're living right.
 

Cellar-Door

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Clippers end of half possessions:
Turnover
Missed shot
Turnover
Turnover
Turnover
Turnover
Turnover
 

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This is the type of back and forth game the Celtics couldn't win last year unless an unnamed PG decided to take over the game. I think win or lose, this type of game is really important in the development of the "grind it out when things aren't dropping" mentality that good teams have to have. You have to expect the Clippers to play better with respect to turnovers, etc. and the Celtics with shooting, just a really cool game.
 

benhogan

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This is the type of back and forth game the Celtics couldn't win last year unless an unnamed PG decided to take over the game. I think win or lose, this type of game is really important in the development of the "grind it out when things aren't dropping" mentality that good teams have to have. You have to expect the Clippers to play better with respect to turnovers, etc. and the Celtics with shooting, just a really cool game.
winning a game like this could be huge for sharpening the "grind mentality"
 

lars10

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Kemba is getting zero calls.. and ESPN is showing zero replays of all that contact. I don't take Breen's word that it's just good defense every time.