Celtics vs. Heat Game 1 ECF

Ale Xander

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This loss looks a lot worse with the Clippers losing. Clippers have the wings to defend Tatum/Brown/Hayward
 

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Bam's block was great but historical? It avoided 2OT in a game the Celts had really lost control, had Theis fouled out. It's also just game 1.

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Bam's block was great but historical? It avoided 2OT in a game the Celts had really lost control, had Theis fouled out. It's also just game 1.

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There was also 4.4 seconds or so remaining. It was definitely a potential game saver though because we would have had a chance to win, even if less likely. Great play and shitty result for us. Also was just Game 1. Smart‘s block was far bigger given the stakes.
 

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Of course he is a big time player. But he looked bad down the stretch after looking unstoppable earlier in the game
Yep. It happens sometimes. It happened to every great player that’s ever played. Bird. Magic. LeBron. Kareem. Trying to remember if Jordan ever experienced that. Not recalling a specific game but I’m sure it did, especially early in his career.
 

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This! While Jaylen is not a ball handler, Kemba has skates on half the time slipping and dribbling into double teams.
Yes. Kemba has been dreadful the last three games. Not the guy I want to see with the ball down the stretch. Would much rather live-or-die with JT, JB, and probably even Marcus trying to create in crunch time.

Tough loss but those last two plays by the Heat were special.
 

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If it gives you any reference, I grew up during the height of the Celtics-Lakers rivalry and Pat Riley was their coach. To this day, as much as I hate the Yankees, I've never harbored the same loathing for them that I do for the Lakers.
Agree. Mostly because if they win it all this year they tie the Celts for most titles with 17. That means a lot to me.
 

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Yep. It happens sometimes. It happened to every great player that’s ever played. Bird. Magic. LeBron. Kareem. Trying to remember if Jordan ever experienced that. Not recalling a specific game but I’m sure it did, especially early in his career.
Yeah, if Tatum continues his trajectory, this game isn't going to even be a footnote to his career biography - it's not going to be remembered at all. Besides the players you mentioned, Kobe (who might actually be one of Tatum's better comps in terms of career trajectory) routinely put up stinkers much, much worse than Tatum's performance yesterday where he'd just be jacking up contested shots left and right.
 

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8 wins until Banner 18. I'd very much like to keep starting these threads for those 8. Win tonight. These two franchises don't like each other from the top down.

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Though I don't mind Riley compared to Phil Jackson. I find him just arrogant. Riley at least had a sense of humor as Lakers coach and would joke about the Leprechauns in Boston Garden and how Red fired the time clock keeper who let it run too fast.
 

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while yes the Heat shot pretty well overall, we contained them really well in the odd quarters. Very uneven defensive effort despite forcing so many turnovers (at least it felt like).
 

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You mean in Minneapolis with Mikan?
Yeah, they count their BAA titles as NBA Championships. Then again, so does the league, but they don't count their lone NBL Championship

Comedian Bill Burr often rants about this on his podcast and whenever the topic comes up when he's a guest on a show. It really rankles him that the Lakers are considered to be one championship behind the Celtics when they count titles won in a league that doesn't exist any longer (but is the lineal ancestor of the NBA).
 

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Yeah, they count their BAA titles as NBA Championships. Then again, so does the league, but they don't count their lone NBL Championship

Comedian Bill Burr often rants about this on his podcast and whenever the topic comes up when he's a guest on a show. It really rankles him that the Lakers are considered to be one championship behind the Celtics when they count titles won in a league that doesn't exist any longer (but is the lineal ancestor of the NBA).
It's weird because you don't see this in football. I don't hear Bears fans count their 8 NFL Championships when talking about winning it all.
 

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It's weird because you don't see this in football. I don't hear Bears fans count their 8 NFL Championships when talking about winning it all.
All four leagues are different as to how they handle defunct titles or leagues. No MLB teams count any titles prior to the first World Series being played (which, obviously, was not terribly long after the league started up). The NHL counts every Stanley Cup ever won by any team, even when it was almost exclusively Canadian teams in the league, all skating around on ponds and passing around a trophy that could fit in one's hand (that's why the Canadiens' record will likely never be broken). The NBA counts the BAA but not the ABA or NBL. And, as you alluded to, no football team ever won a title, officially, until the first Super Bowl was played when, realistically, the Packers still have more titles than anyone else due to their NFL Championships.
 

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All four leagues are different as to how they handle defunct titles or leagues. No MLB teams count any titles prior to the first World Series being played (which, obviously, was not terribly long after the league started up). The NHL counts every Stanley Cup ever won by any team, even when it was almost exclusively Canadian teams in the league, all skating around on ponds and passing around a trophy that could fit in one's hand (that's why the Canadiens' record will likely never be broken). The NBA counts the BAA but not the ABA or NBL. And, as you alluded to, no football team ever won a title, officially, until the first Super Bowl was played when, realistically, the Packers still have more titles than anyone else due to their NFL Championships.
They do count NFL championships before the Super Bowl as titles i"m almost positive.
 

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Yeah, they count their BAA titles as NBA Championships. Then again, so does the league, but they don't count their lone NBL Championship

Comedian Bill Burr often rants about this on his podcast and whenever the topic comes up when he's a guest on a show. It really rankles him that the Lakers are considered to be one championship behind the Celtics when they count titles won in a league that doesn't exist any longer (but is the lineal ancestor of the NBA).
Yes the BAA became the NBA so that only title the Lakers got in the BAA does count , unfortunately.