12/7 - The team with the Great Eyelashes

djbayko

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This fucking team man. Is it just me, or does it seem like they build up to a big lead so quietly and quickly it almost defies the laws of space/time?

It's like they are down 3 and kind of trading baskets, and then they're up 1, then 4, then 9, then 19 in the span of about two and a half real time minutes? By the time opponents call a timeout, it's not to stop the bleeding, its to basically start applying a tourniquet to a severed limb.
 

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The Celtics defense was floundering in the third quarter, giving up 23 points.
 

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This might be the first game where both teams and all the fans just leave after the 3rd quarter and everyone just sort of agrees not to say anything.
 

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Yup. You swap this team into Q4 of Game 4 and the C’s win in 5.
Kevin Durant made a good point the other day when going through the Celtics roster talking about the depth. To paraphrase, he marveled that they have three Marcus Smarts at point guard, with Smart, Brogdon and D White. When Rob gets healthy, I don’t know how any of the team is going to beat this team four games out of seven
 

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Is Vonleh the only guy left on the bench that hasn't played?

The C's bottom of their roster is so good, it's hard to get everyone off the floor in a blowout.
 

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I have been a big advocate for Pritchard, but he has regressed. He is not handling not playing regular rotation minutes very well. A true rotation worthy PG should be able to successfully run an offense in extended garbage time.
 

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I hadn’t been to a Celtics game in a long time. That was enjoyable.
 

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I have been a big advocate for Pritchard, but he has regressed. He is not handling not playing regular rotation minutes very well. A true rotation worthy PG should be able to successfully run an offense in extended garbage time.
Everyone is just running around looking to jack 3s. No one is going to run anything.

Saying someone has regressed because of some Uber-garbage time minutes is silly.
 

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I have been a big advocate for Pritchard, but he has regressed. He is not handling not playing regular rotation minutes very well. A true rotation worthy PG should be able to successfully run an offense in extended garbage time.
I never put much weight into garbage time. You have people coming off the bench ice cold. As for PP, he hasn't regressed. He's not going to have an easy time running an offense with bench scrubs. Garbage time is always chaotic.
 

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If Williams can come back effective and stay on the court, forget it. Only the Bucks would stand a chance.
 

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I have been a big advocate for Pritchard, but he has regressed. He is not handling not playing regular rotation minutes very well. A true rotation worthy PG should be able to successfully run an offense in extended garbage time.
He's not really a point guard, though. He's the size of one and of the guys on the floor at the end of the game he's definitely the closest to it, but in minutes that actually count, he's not a point guard. He's a excellent shooter and can generate a decent look for himself at the end of the shot clock, if need be. Which is fine, the Celtics already have 3 better point guards in their top 8. They don't need that from Pritchard.
 

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Uh, I was out for drinks tonight and had to miss the late game.

So, uh, that happened. Jeebus.