11.21.2018 Celtics v. Knickerbockers @ the Jungle

JCizzle

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These guys should feel embarrassed. We have our superstar giving up his body against the Knicks in November and the young guys can't get up to play.
 

Imbricus

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They need some damn size in there. It's really becoming obvious. This small ball lineup only works if they're shooting well, and their shooting is abysmal.
 

Light-Tower-Power

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They’re going to get boo’d off the court at the end of this. I’m not a huge fan of booing but this effort is so bad I’m ok with it.
 

Average Game James

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To clarify, the Celtics have had some stretches this year where they've generated tons of great looks with awesome ball movement, and missed the looks. I'm fine with those--I even enjoy them to some degree. They've also had very long stretches of putrid offense, with little threatening action and poor ball movement, which has bled into awful defensive effort and miscommunications. That's what's on the coach, not the missed shots.
It feels like that was a long time ago. There were certainly games early in the year where it seemed like the Cs were missing a statistically improbable number of open looks and they coincided with their opponents making an unsustainable percentage of tough shots... but even that was only the first 7-8 games of the year...
 

Deathofthebambino

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Baynes is a fine role player, but thats about it. I doubt laying baynes serious minutes is the solu
It's not about playing Baynes serious minutes, it's about not putting Al at the 5 to get abused on one end of the court, and rendered useless on the other end. He admits he doesn't even like playing the 5.

There's also the whole "Brad has tried everything else, and it hasn't fucking worked, so maybe try something new" angle that I'd be ok with at this point.
 

lovegtm

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It feels like that was a long time ago. There were certainly games early in the year where it seemed like the Cs were missing a statistically improbable number of open looks and they coincided with their opponents making an unsustainable percentage of tough shots... but even that was only the first 7-8 games of the year...
Totally--my point was just that rather than overreacting to misses, I enjoy them when they're part of good process. Tonight (and most of the past couple weeks) have not been good process. Even the Raptors game, to a large degree, was Kyrie simply out-talenting the other team.
 

JCizzle

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I'd be more ok playing Baynes if he didn't shoot so much. The first game he started this year he attempted like the first three FGA. These guys shouldn't all have green lights all the time.
 

Lazy vs Crazy

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And that brings the season count of "Al switches onto the opposing guard and gets torched" to about 5,000.

Every trip down the floor it happens.
 

benhogan

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I'd be more ok playing Baynes if he didn't shoot so much. The first game he started this year he attempted like the first three FGA. These guys shouldn't all have green lights all the time.
maybe Danny should look to add a super quick, defense first PG and deal Rozier for him?
 

Deathofthebambino

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Why can't they play with this kind of energy for 4 quarters? That's what I want to know. Obviously, they're capable of it.
 

OnWisc

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I hate this Jekyll and Hyde shit. I get so confused as to which sequences I should be extrapolating as representing the rest of the season.