2/9 Clippers

Deathofthebambino

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I'm waiting for someone to come in and post "Don't worry guys, every team in the NBA makes runs," or "the average margin of victory is 3.1 so we're still doing good."
 

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Celtics’ third quarter defense getting in the way of the Clippers’ tanking effort.
 

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with Theis in there we may see some screens/picks on offense instead of 5 guys standing around the perimeter watching 1 guy go ISO
 

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This was as inevitable as the A-Team getting locked in a room and building some contraption every week.
Followed by a lot of superfluous shooting and explosions and “I love it when a plan comes together.”
 

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Followed by a lot of superfluous shooting and explosions and “I love it when a plan comes together.”
It all makes sense now. They stop serving milk at the Garden in the second half!
 

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If Kyrie is out for a couple weeks, the good news is that the epic beatings that are in store for this team on the road will put an end to the madness of the "This team is better without Kyrie" talk radio callers.
 

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And there's the shit that happens when you let a team back into the game. Williams fires a horrible shot from deep and it goes. Saw about 3 of those at the end of the Lakers game.
 

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The Celtics are like the Hare from the Tortoise and the Hare, but if they raced a bunch of times and the Hare kept losing the same way every time.
 

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Gorman just said this is a forgettable 3rd quarter. Wonder what he would say about the third quarter vs the Lakers.
 

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I'm seriously losing hope in Brad Stevens. He just has no feel for in game coaching. When the shit hits the fan, he just starts trying everything, hoping something works.
 

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We are at home, supposedly a championship contender, and we're playing a team full of players who don't even know each other's names yet.
 

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Thank God for the foul away from the ball, because there was no chance MaMo was going to not shoot it there. He was going straight from the defensive rebound to the shot on the other end.
 

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I’m looking for a blistering start. I’d like to see the guys in green moving the ball to the open man, hitting their looks, and building a double digit lead. Then I’d like to see some aimless laziness injected into the game. Some half-assed heroball where everyone sort of treats it like an intramural game. Then once the Clippers creep back into, I’d like to see some real heroball. The higher effort stuff from KI and Tatum. No more sleepwalking. When that fails to put the Clippers away, I’d like to see the team finally revert in the last five minutes to playing with effort and focus much like they did in opening the early lead. Of course at this point in the game there probably won’t be time to build another big lead and SSS will introduce some luck factors so we may get treated to a contest that really comes down to the final minutes. Hopefully we can all exhale with a minute or two still on the clock and enjoy another win that leaves us all with that feeling of semi-satisfied discontent. Kinda like when Baynes hits one of those threes that looks so bad that it leaves you feeling an odd mix of momentarily satisfied yet mildly uncomfortable and even a little confused.
I’m looking for a blistering start. I’d like to see the guys in green moving the ball to the open man, hitting their looks, and building a double digit lead. CHECK

Then I’d like to see some aimless laziness injected into the game. Some half-assed heroball where everyone sort of treats it like an intramural game. CHECK

Then once the Clippers creep back into, I’d like to see some real heroball. The higher effort stuff from KI and Tatum. No more sleepwalking. CHECK

When that fails to put the Clippers away, I’d like to see the team finally revert in the last five minutes to playing with effort and focus much like they did in opening the early lead. Working on it.

The rest remains to be seen.

 

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I don't expect anyone to read this academic piece on leads in sports but here is the money shot on NBA games from the conclusion section:

The implication for basketball, in particular, is that a typical game can be effectively viewed as repeated cointossings, with each toss subject to the features of antipersistence, an overall bias, and an effective restoring force that tends to shrink leads over time (which reduces the likelihood of a blowout). These features represent inconsequential departures from a pure random-walk model. Cynically, our results suggest that one should watch only the first few and last few minutes of a professional basketball game; the rest of the game is as predictable as watching repeated coin tossings. On the other hand, the high degree of unpredictability of events in the middle of a game may be precisely what makes these games so exciting for sports fans.
 

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I’m looking for a blistering start. I’d like to see the guys in green moving the ball to the open man, hitting their looks, and building a double digit lead. CHECK

Then I’d like to see some aimless laziness injected into the game. Some half-assed heroball where everyone sort of treats it like an intramural game. CHECK

Then once the Clippers creep back into, I’d like to see some real heroball. The higher effort stuff from KI and Tatum. No more sleepwalking. CHECK

When that fails to put the Clippers away, I’d like to see the team finally revert in the last five minutes to playing with effort and focus much like they did in opening the early lead. Working on it.

The rest remains to be seen.

I wish I had given them more than five minutes at the end.
 

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Mamo has two fouls when the player ran into him and he got called... his hands are straight up or back.