2023-24 Maine Celtics game thread

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Walsh 3-pointer puts Maine up 12 early in the fourth quarter.
 

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Super fun game. It was a one point game after three, with the Cs only scoring 13 in the third quarter; then they put up 38 in the 4th and just blew the doors off the place.

Queta is a man among boys in the G League - 19 boards tonight, 16 points, 2 blocks, 2 steals, 2 assists and just one foul. Plus an absolutely back-breaking three to put the dagger in.

JD the LION was a +24 in the game, with 19 points, 11 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks ... and we'll just overlook the 5 turnovers (he's sloppy with the ball still; it kills me).

Story of the game, though, is probably DJ Steward - just lit it up from 3 in the fourth, with 27 points overall. He got red hot.

Walsh had a big 4th as well, with 10 points in the quarter and an electric steal and dunk that got the crowd nuts. Of any of the players, he seemed to want it the most. So fired up for the win.

And, hey, I got to watch a trophy presentation. That's always a good time.
 

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So who do they play next and when?
I believe it’s now a three-game series with OKC, all at home, starting tomorrow night. Series appears to be Tues-Thurs-Monday (if necessary).

EDIT: Actually, game 2 on Thursday is in OKC. For some reason, I thought they didn't travel for this. So, Maine tomorrow night, then OKC Thursday, then Maine on Monday if need be. Very affordable good tix if people want to roll up here to Portlandia. Atmosphere last night was fun as hell.
 
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Super fun game. It was a one point game after three, with the Cs only scoring 13 in the third quarter; then they put up 38 in the 4th and just blew the doors off the place.

Queta is a man among boys in the G League - 19 boards tonight, 16 points, 2 blocks, 2 steals, 2 assists and just one foul. Plus an absolutely back-breaking three to put the dagger in.

JD the LION was a +24 in the game, with 19 points, 11 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks ... and we'll just overlook the 5 turnovers (he's sloppy with the ball still; it kills me).

Story of the game, though, is probably DJ Steward - just lit it up from 3 in the fourth, with 27 points overall. He got red hot.

Walsh had a big 4th as well, with 10 points in the quarter and an electric steal and dunk that got the crowd nuts. Of any of the players, he seemed to want it the most. So fired up for the win.

And, hey, I got to watch a trophy presentation. That's always a good time.
I watched the second half. Apparently Maine was up by double digits for a bit in the first, but the lead was cut to 5 at the half.

The third quarter looked rough and ugly. Queta made a few plays, Davison made a few plays, but everyone else as the team struggled to score and had their lead cut from 5 to 1. Without Davison and Queta in the third, they might have lost. In particular, Drew Peterson looked like a skinny little lost child, and Jordan Walsh made no offensive impact. DJ Steward did not play much in the quarter.

The fourth quarter was a completely different story. Steward got hot, scoring 19 of his game high 27 in the quarter, with a mix of threes, drives, and midrange shots. Queta remained hot, and Davison was setting guys up. Walsh got it going. It was litle someone flipped a switch in the 4th.

Queta is, at the very worst, a tweener who is too good for the G.
 

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So, Baby Cs can't close it out, losing 99-89, in one of their worst scoring performances of the year. Queta has 13 boards, but just 1-6 shooting and 4 points. JD was 3-8 from 3 (not terrible), but 1-10 from 2, which is terrible. Drew put up 29 on 10-19 shooting as the big bright spot, but DJ Steward, who was hot as hell in the last two games, puts up a 4-16 stinker, and it's now on to Game 3 for all the marbles.

When the city of Portland gets a winner-take-all championship game, I'm going to have to go to that. But 9 p.m. is brutal.

View: https://twitter.com/MaineCeltics/status/1778611163002982568
 

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So, Baby Cs can't close it out, losing 99-89, in one of their worst scoring performances of the year. Queta has 13 boards, but just 1-6 shooting and 4 points. JD was 3-8 from 3 (not terrible), but 1-10 from 2, which is terrible. Drew put up 29 on 10-19 shooting as the big bright spot, but DJ Steward, who was hot as hell in the last two games, puts up a 4-16 stinker, and it's now on to Game 3 for all the marbles.

When the city of Portland gets a winner-take-all championship game, I'm going to have to go to that. But 9 p.m. is brutal.

View: https://twitter.com/MaineCeltics/status/1778611163002982568
Thanks for the summary. I don't understand the 9 PM start.
 

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So is anyone going to be there tonight?

I hope the Celtics are running a party bus up from team facilities in Brighton to Portland, and front row tonight will include some roster members (alongside Wyc, who I think said yesterday on air that he would be there). Just to show the Stay Ready crew that there are a lot of eyeballs on them, and their hard work matters and is respected.
 

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So is anyone going to be there tonight?

I hope the Celtics are running a party bus up from team facilities in Brighton to Portland, and front row tonight will include some roster members (alongside Wyc, who I think said yesterday on air that he would be there). Just to show the Stay Ready crew that there are a lot of eyeballs on them, and their hard work matters and is respected.
I was planning on going, but where tickets 48 hours ahead of time were $19 for the semifinals, they were mostly sold out and secondary prices ridiculous for this game, which is good, I guess, but too rich for me and the boy. Plus, 9p start time is ridiculous.
 

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I was planning on going, but where tickets 48 hours ahead of time were $19 for the semifinals, they were mostly sold out and secondary prices ridiculous for this game, which is good, I guess, but too rich for me and the boy. Plus, 9p start time is ridiculous.
Wow. Get-in price $104 for singles, $157 for seats together on SeatGeek right now. Bet Maine hasn't seen a ticket price like that since Xander played for the Sea Dogs.
 

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Walsh hurt himself. Can't tell what it is. Groin or ankle maybe by the way he is moving.
 

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Not a good 2nd quarter for the Maine Celtics but the Brad Stevens interview at halftime is interesting.
 

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4 for 20 from 3 while getting out rebounded won’t get it done. 23 point deficits can be overcome but they look gassed.