5/23 @ Miami "Not today...?"

GB5

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I understand completely what Kenny is saying and I don’t totally disagree with it. It’s a few things, mostly that the Celts don’t play well when everyone tells them how great they are. They will be getting kudos for their win, might feel a tiny sense of accomplishment and lost just a nick off of their hunger. He is essentially saying they played well tonight because everyone trashed them the last 48 hours and they came out pissed to prove everyone wrong.
 

lars10

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I understand completely what Kenny is saying and I don’t totally disagree with it. It’s a few things, mostly that the Celts don’t play well when everyone tells them how great they are. They will be getting kudos for their win, might feel a tiny sense of accomplishment and lost just a nick off of their hunger. He is essentially saying they played well tonight because everyone trashed them the last 48 hours and they came out pissed to prove everyone wrong.
But they were behind for most of the first half.. It really took Miami starting to miss and the Celts starting to hit that turned the game in the second half.. that and more pace.

I think there would be more of an argument that they were reacting to being pissed off if they'd come out from the start and led from start to finish. Hopefully the crowd gets behind them and they get out to a lead early on Thursday.
 

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Generally, when you make 10 more threes than the opponent, you win. It's good for my sanity that the Heat finally cooled off.
if the Celts shoot like they normally do and continue to out rebound the Heat (which they will) and Miami shoots less hot than the first 3 games the Celts win. And maybe some fairer calls than the refs in Miami---our guys are getting hacked with every layup and Lowry is hip checking like he is on the Panthers but I know you play with what the refs give ya
 

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Derrick White has been sneaky-bad the entire playoffs
I understand that this was a frustrated game thread post and may have been tongue in cheek however it made me chuckle. He is shooting .569 from 2, .453 from three and .958 from the charity stripe in these playoffs. He is also averaging 1.3 blocks and just 1 turnover per 36. His TS% is a career playoff high of .662. He is quietly having an outstanding playoff run.
Suck it, Yankees
I am convinced that those two MFY sitting court side was the difference in the game. Had they not been there it would have been a Miami sweep.
Jaylen has stone Butler 4 consecutive times.
Trade him quick while he still has value!
Just want to say one thing before the thread disperses.

Fuck Woj. He is a joke of a “journalist.” If he were a political reporter he would be reporting talking points spoonfed to him by partisans like they were gospel. He does nothing that a fucking AI Twitterbot couldn’t do.
Preach!
Literally the best win of the season
The next one will be as well. Glad you get to lead us to it.
We outlasted LA so there's that.
Thank you!
Papi and Edelman at game 5.

saving Brady and a shocking return to Boston for Larry Bird for game 7. (“Fuck Pat Riley” said Larry about his decision to attend)
I hope this fantasy comes true.
One of the biggest things I noticed being there in person was how restrained the Cs were arguing calls. They did complain but not during the flow of the game. It was during timeouts and when there were media breaks. It was noticeable.

Oh and nice to see them actually miss shots.
On the TNT broadcast during one of the time outs the sideline reporter mentioned that Grant Williams was imploring the team not to expect any calls from the refs and in effect not to take notice of them at all. He was probably saying it as much for his benefit and as a personal reminder as much as anything else.

Glad you got to be there. The 2nd half must have been a lot of fun in person.
 

Ed Hillel

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Will say before the game even ended all the gambling people said Celtics will be significant favorites in 5 and 7 with 6 as a tossup.
Sure, but the Celtics were favored in every single one of the 12 home games they lost the past 2 seasons, including the last 3 Game 5s, which they’ve lost every single one of.

I’m fine believing they can do this, but anyone saying “Game 6 is the Heat’s Game 7” is being ridiculous.
 

bosockboy

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Sure, but the Celtics were favored in every single one of the 12 home games they lost the past 2 seasons, including the last 3 Game 5s, which they’ve lost every single one of.

I’m fine believing they can do this, but anyone saying “Game 6 is the Heat’s Game 7” is being ridiculous.
Yup we are the most bipolar team I’ve ever seen.
 

Al Zarilla

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Of course Big Papi, Manny, Pedro, Schill, but, to me, a really iconic 2004 Red Sox player to get would be Johnny Damon. If he still rocks the hair. No idea if he does. How about Francona? Get him into a timeout huddle and he says "I'm playoff Tito. You want to F with me?"
 

Ale Xander

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Of course Big Papi, Manny, Pedro, Schill, but, to me, a really iconic 2004 Red Sox player to get would be Johnny Damon. If he still rocks the hair. No idea if he does. How about Francona? Get him into a timeout huddle and he says "I'm playoff Tito. You want to F with me?"
Hmmmm
guardians are off tomorrow