6/12 - Finals Game 3 @ DAL – Five Wear Green

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not that white doesn’t deserve kudos but after a possession where jrue guards kyrie the full length of the court and makes him super uncomfortable and wastes 10 precious seconds maybe Doris could talk about the right guy to do her “this human is special” routine on?
That defensive effort was insanely good.
 

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Never would have guessed.
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Boston, for the first time in 65 years, have a 3-0 series lead in the Finals! The only other time in franchise history that happened was against the Minneapolis in 1959. The Celtics have won 10 straight playoff games overall and eight in a row on the road.
Fitting it was Minny since they are champs this year. Congrats to the Cs going up 3-0 in the post-post-season tourney.
 

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Yup. Might have been Jrue as recently as halftime, but it’s undisputedly Jaylen now.

Tonight’s game might have turned out differently if the Mavs had challenged Luka’s 5th foul instead of his 6th.
 

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I know they were a transcendent team this season but it’s still weird as hell that it’s actually playing out that way in the playoffs.

They took some serious punches tonight. Dallas finally locked in on D in a way they hadn’t all series, knowing it was their last shot (kudos to Kidd, he’s probably doing everything he can), and Celtics obliged a bit getting too stagnant and sticking with Pritchard a couple possessions too long. To pull that out is just amazing.

I can’t believe Luka fouled out but it’s really his own fault, he took at least two really cheap ones on Celtics defensive rebounds IIRC, the offensive foul maybe could’ve been a no-call but it was great D by Jaylen. AND he was really absurdly lucky not to be called for the open field tackle on Jaylen. Jaylen did a great job on the last drive to give the refs no choice.
 

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I know they were a transcendent team this season but it’s still weird as hell that it’s actually playing out that way in the playoffs.

They took some serious punches tonight. Dallas finally locked in on D in a way they hadn’t all series, knowing it was their last shot (kudos to Kidd, he’s probably doing everything he can), and Celtics obliged a bit getting too stagnant and sticking with Pritchard a couple possessions too long. To pull that out is just amazing.

I can’t believe Luka fouled out but it’s really his own fault, he took at least two really cheap ones on Celtics defensive rebounds IIRC, the offensive foul maybe could’ve been a no-call but it was great D by Jaylen. AND he was really absurdly lucky not to be called for the open field tackle on Jaylen. Jaylen did a great job on the last drive to give the refs no choice.
Luka committed at least 10 fouls tonight.
 

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I made a mental note to myself when Luka picked up a lazy 4th foul semi-defending Pritch near mid court. Almost felt like he just wanted a rest. His lack of focus/urgency and selective effort would be maddening to me if he was on my team.
 

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We talked about how Tillman could contribute in the playoffs. 1-1 for three points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks in 11 minutes, and a plus 9.

I’m so happy for him. After losing his dad, he stayed ready and locked in, and came up big when his teammates needed him
 

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I can’t believe Luka fouled out but it’s really his own fault, he took at least two really cheap ones on Celtics defensive rebounds IIRC, the offensive foul maybe could’ve been a no-call but it was great D by Jaylen. AND he was really absurdly lucky not to be called for the open field tackle on Jaylen. Jaylen did a great job on the last drive to give the refs no choice.
Jack Armstrong is on the postgame show up here and is ROASTING Doncic for his working the refs, saying that if he ever gets back to the Finals, he better learn from this.
 

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I know they were a transcendent team this season but it’s still weird as hell that it’s actually playing out that way in the playoffs.
Having the ball in DWhite and Jrue's hands at the end of games makes all the difference in the world compared to relying on Marcus Smart and Grant Williams in crunch time. Loved those guys but this combo is otherworldly in making the right decision in the big moment.
 

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Yeah.. that post was f’in stupid
They went from being up 91-70 with 11:00 in the 4th to 93-92 with 3:37 left. Mostly because they stopped running their offense. I won't bore you with the play-by-play, but it was ugly.
 

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Would have preferred that they didn't blow the lead, but kudos for putting it away at the end. This team is tough.
 

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I know they were a transcendent team this season but it’s still weird as hell that it’s actually playing out that way in the playoffs.

They took some serious punches tonight. Dallas finally locked in on D in a way they hadn’t all series, knowing it was their last shot (kudos to Kidd, he’s probably doing everything he can), and Celtics obliged a bit getting too stagnant and sticking with Pritchard a couple possessions too long. To pull that out is just amazing.

I can’t believe Luka fouled out but it’s really his own fault, he took at least two really cheap ones on Celtics defensive rebounds IIRC, the offensive foul maybe could’ve been a no-call but it was great D by Jaylen. AND he was really absurdly lucky not to be called for the open field tackle on Jaylen. Jaylen did a great job on the last drive to give the refs no choice.
The dumb cheap one was on Pritchard. With the score as it was, that felt like, "okay, get me out of this game," if only out of habit.
 

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Having the ball in DWhite and Jrue's hands at the end of games makes all the difference in the world compared to relying on Marcus Smart and Grant Williams in crunch time. Loved those guys but this combo is otherworldly in making the right decision in the big moment.
DWhite is so clutch. After bricking for 1-6 from three in the first half, he goes 3-3 from deep in the second.

It’s almost unfair to have two clutch do it all guards in the same backcourt.

Jrue is an a defensive terrorist, especially late in games.
 

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They went from being up 91-70 with 11:00 in the 4th to 93-92 with 3:37 left. Mostly because they stopped running their offense. I won't bore you with the play-by-play, but it was ugly.
"loser basketball" to a team that has now one 10 in a row in the playoffs, largely without one of their all-star caliber players is a bit much.