How ‘bout those damn Celtics? An Appreciation Thread

RorschachsMask

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People talk about individual leaps, but in these playoffs, Tatum and Jaylen made a MASSIVE leap with how they how they play off of each other, especially Jaylen off of Tatum, as he stopped passing up the open C&S threes.

That obviously makes the game even easier for the other three guys on the court, and it’s only going to keep getting more pronounced.
 

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The thread started at the start of the season, I can't quite remember all the posts, but i think it was a "following the top prospects thread".

JB has hit like a 90th percentile projection. There was no reasonable expectation he'd turn out like this. He has worked and I guess you can test for grit and work ethic and project some improvements. And he certainly still flakes off the ball on d, or occasionally picks up the ball with no shot/pass. he has turned himself into an assassin, a true killer. And there are likely tricks for him still to learn.
Ah got it. Must have just missed that thread then. Thanks. Totally agree
 

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Re: the Thinking Basketball video, I particularly liked how they pointed out the adjustments CJM and staff made to address the one-man zone DAL played in G3 and G4.
 

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Tonight would have been game six. Today is my last immunotherapy treatment.

I was diagnosed with cancer a few days before Christmas of 2021. The Celtics signed Joe Johnson to a ten-day contract and we played the Cavs the first night I was admitted to the hospital.

It took a month and two bone marrow biopsies to diagnose me with Multiple Myeloma, a blood cancer. I received & continue to receive wonderful care at the Alfond Cancer Center in Augusta Maine. I also want to thank Dr Sperling and everyone at Dana Farber and Brigham & Women's, who gave me my stem cell transplant on July 5, 2022. My second re-birthday is just around the corner

The meds and preparation for the transplant took a lot out of me in 2022. I slept through a lot of games and missed all but a few quarters of those finals.

This has been such a great week. To finish my treatment and to be so very happy that this Celtics team gets to celebrate being champions. That I was able to follow them to the final horn.

Tonight will be the last night I wont be able to sleep, due to Dexamethasone. But, it won't be because of fear of a Celtics loss.

Thank you to the Boston Celtics. Thank you to the Port Cellar.
 
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Jimbodandy

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Tonight would have been game six. Today is my last immunotherapy treatment.

I was diagnosed with cancer a few days before Christmas of 2021. The Celtics signed Joe Johnson to a ten-day contract and we played the Cavs the first night I was admitted to the hospital.

It took a month and two bone marrow biopsies to diagnose me with Multiple Myeloma, a blood cancer. I received & received wonderful care at the Alfond Cancer Center in Augusta Maine. I also want to thank Dr Sperling and everyone at Dana Farber and Brigham & Women's, who gave me my stem cell transplant on July 5, 2022. My second re-birthday is just around the corner

The meds and preparation for the transplant took a lot out of me in 2022. I slept through a lot of games and missed all but a few quarters of those finals.

This has been such a great week. To finish my treatment and to be so very happy that this Celtics team gets to celebrate being champions. That I was able to follow them to the final horn.

Tonight will be the last night I wont be able to sleep, due to Dexamethasone. But, it won't be because of fear of a Celtics loss.

Thank you to the Boston Celtics. Thank you to the Port Cellar.
Great news kfoss. Congrats on coming out the other side.
 

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Tonight would have been game six. Today is my last immunotherapy treatment.

I was diagnosed with cancer a few days before Christmas of 2021. The Celtics signed Joe Johnson to a ten-day contract and we played the Cavs the first night I was admitted to the hospital.

It took a month and two bone marrow biopsies to diagnose me with Multiple Myeloma, a blood cancer. I received & continue to receive wonderful care at the Alfond Cancer Center in Augusta Maine. I also want to thank Dr Sperling and everyone at Dana Farber and Brigham & Women's, who gave me my stem cell transplant on July 5, 2022. My second re-birthday is just around the corner

The meds and preparation for the transplant took a lot out of me in 2022. I slept through a lot of games and missed all but a few quarters of those finals.

This has been such a great week. To finish my treatment and to be so very happy that this Celtics team gets to celebrate being champions. That I was able to follow them to the final horn.

Tonight will be the last night I wont be able to sleep, due to Dexamethasone. But, it won't be because of fear of a Celtics loss.

Thank you to the Boston Celtics. Thank you to the Port Cellar.
hell yeah!
 

Justthetippett

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Draymond trying to creep his way over here.

View: https://twitter.com/NoaDalzellNBA/status/1803790795184415049


Also that’s amazing stuff @kfoss99
Did he take credit yet for toughening up the Jays in 2022 and enabling this championship to happen? I would imagine that's coming, if it has not already. (As annoying as it would be, I actually think there's some merit to it. They didn't face a psycho/instigator like Draymond during this run, but they kept their cool throughout.)
 

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Did he take credit yet for toughening up the Jays in 2022 and enabling this championship to happen? I would imagine that's coming, if it has not already. (As annoying as it would be, I actually think there's some merit to it. They didn't face a psycho/instigator like Draymond during this run, but they kept their cool throughout.)
Dereck Lively throws this post to the floor like an injured Kristaps Porzingis.
 

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Dereck Lively throws this post to the floor like an injured Kristaps Porzingis.
Word. They got tougher mentally. I don't think that Draymond in particular had much to do with it. They were still struggling last year and the beginning of this year with extra physicality and grew thicker skin and sharpened their focus. That's not to say that they didn't learn some things from the 2022 loss, but it's all a cumulative effect. Credit goes to the players and Joe and staff.
 

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Dereck Lively throws this post to the floor like an injured Kristaps Porzingis.
Lively in a few years will be a pain in the ass, but I think it's easier to dismiss a rookie's antics, or let him self destruct, like he did in G1. Draymond, Josh Hart (or the entire Knicks roster aside from Brunson), Bam...these guys are harder to ignore, but I have no doubt the Cs would (and in Bam's case did) handle them mentally now.
 

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Tonight would have been game six. Today is my last immunotherapy treatment.

I was diagnosed with cancer a few days before Christmas of 2021. The Celtics signed Joe Johnson to a ten-day contract and we played the Cavs the first night I was admitted to the hospital.

It took a month and two bone marrow biopsies to diagnose me with Multiple Myeloma, a blood cancer. I received & continue to receive wonderful care at the Alfond Cancer Center in Augusta Maine. I also want to thank Dr Sperling and everyone at Dana Farber and Brigham & Women's, who gave me my stem cell transplant on July 5, 2022. My second re-birthday is just around the corner

The meds and preparation for the transplant took a lot out of me in 2022. I slept through a lot of games and missed all but a few quarters of those finals.

This has been such a great week. To finish my treatment and to be so very happy that this Celtics team gets to celebrate being champions. That I was able to follow them to the final horn.

Tonight will be the last night I wont be able to sleep, due to Dexamethasone. But, it won't be because of fear of a Celtics loss.

Thank you to the Boston Celtics. Thank you to the Port Cellar.
Unbelievable story - BOS may have beaten DAL but you're beating cancer, which is 100X better in my book.

If you can't sleep, you should re-watch some of the games. At least this way you'll be happy and tired!
 

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Lively in a few years will be a pain in the ass, but I think it's easier to dismiss a rookie's antics, or let him self destruct, like he did in G1. Draymond, Josh Hart (or the entire Knicks roster aside from Brunson), Bam...these guys are harder to ignore, but I have no doubt the Cs would (and in Bam's case did) handle them mentally now.
Teams getting spanked like this sometimes spend their huddles talking about being tougher and playing with more physicality, and then some dude takes it upon himself to be a little extra physical enough that it's borderline reckless (or perhaps not even borderline). Myles Turner went this route during one game as well. I don't really hold it against Turner or Lively or really anyone when this happens, assuming that it wasn't something super egregious and nobody got hurt.

The Draymonds of the world, Miami Heat "Culture", that shit is different. It's a philosophy, a mission statement.

Either way, the Celtics handled this shit like spitballs off a battleship. Good for them for not allowing anyone in the heads to derail the train.
 

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Tonight would have been game six. Today is my last immunotherapy treatment.

I was diagnosed with cancer a few days before Christmas of 2021. The Celtics signed Joe Johnson to a ten-day contract and we played the Cavs the first night I was admitted to the hospital.

It took a month and two bone marrow biopsies to diagnose me with Multiple Myeloma, a blood cancer. I received & continue to receive wonderful care at the Alfond Cancer Center in Augusta Maine. I also want to thank Dr Sperling and everyone at Dana Farber and Brigham & Women's, who gave me my stem cell transplant on July 5, 2022. My second re-birthday is just around the corner

The meds and preparation for the transplant took a lot out of me in 2022. I slept through a lot of games and missed all but a few quarters of those finals.

This has been such a great week. To finish my treatment and to be so very happy that this Celtics team gets to celebrate being champions. That I was able to follow them to the final horn.

Tonight will be the last night I wont be able to sleep, due to Dexamethasone. But, it won't be because of fear of a Celtics loss.

Thank you to the Boston Celtics. Thank you to the Port Cellar.
My Dad had multiple Myeloma. It seems they are making breakthroughs all the time. He saw Dr. Sperling at DF as well and lived well on till he was 83.

When I was a kid in the mid 80s we had a little porch on the side of our House. There was a little black and white TV out there and a 2 seat swing/seat. We would go out there and watch Celtics playoff games in the Summer because we didn't have AC. (seemed like nobody had ac then LOL)

Somehow watching on that little black and white tv the picture was better and more clear. We watched a lot of games in that spot and it was so god dam special. Even then I think I realized how special it was. I thought about those times a lot during this series as I watched with my son. Im glad you are receiving the care you are getting and as another poster said coming out the other side. God bless.
 

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Tonight would have been game six. Today is my last immunotherapy treatment.

So glad to hear it, man

I lost my Mom to cancer a little over 16 years ago. My first kid had just been born and she got to be a grandma for about six months. As I get older that SOB keeps coming for other people I know.

Fuck cancer

And way ta go
 

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I watched way more non-Celtic’s playoffs this year than ever before. Having serious NBA withdrawals at the moment. Can we set up a non-in-season tournament? My home has become a no flex zone and I’m like a good neighbor. Etcetera.
At a minimum I’ll have “Luka Donka” forevermore. When’s the draft?…..Ahhhhh Summer League soon!
 

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I watched way more non-Celtic’s playoffs this year than ever before. Having serious NBA withdrawals at the moment. Can we set up a non-in-season tournament? My home has become a no flex zone and I’m like a good neighbor. Etcetera.
At a minimum I’ll have “Luka Donka” forevermore. When’s the draft?…..Ahhhhh Summer League soon!
Yeah I feel similarly to after the Pats won in 2003 - they kept winning week after week so when the Super Bowl ended, it was like, who do they play next week? But then by the end of 2004 I was ready for a break after all of the pressure of the win streak and winning it all again. Hopefully the 2025 Celts end up the same way, with B2B. But not having one of their best players get a stroke. That would be bad.
 

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Tonight would have been game six. Today is my last immunotherapy treatment.

I was diagnosed with cancer a few days before Christmas of 2021. The Celtics signed Joe Johnson to a ten-day contract and we played the Cavs the first night I was admitted to the hospital.

It took a month and two bone marrow biopsies to diagnose me with Multiple Myeloma, a blood cancer. I received & continue to receive wonderful care at the Alfond Cancer Center in Augusta Maine. I also want to thank Dr Sperling and everyone at Dana Farber and Brigham & Women's, who gave me my stem cell transplant on July 5, 2022. My second re-birthday is just around the corner

The meds and preparation for the transplant took a lot out of me in 2022. I slept through a lot of games and missed all but a few quarters of those finals.

This has been such a great week. To finish my treatment and to be so very happy that this Celtics team gets to celebrate being champions. That I was able to follow them to the final horn.

Tonight will be the last night I wont be able to sleep, due to Dexamethasone. But, it won't be because of fear of a Celtics loss.

Thank you to the Boston Celtics. Thank you to the Port Cellar.
Fellow cancer survivor, also treated at D-F. Congratulations on your successful treatment. I felt the same way. The Celtics also brought a lot of joy and distraction during my treatment. Those couple of hours of escape a few times a week really helped, as did coming on this board often, reading posts from suck knowledgeable and passionate Celtics fans.

In my many trips to Dana-Farber and Brigham’s and Womens hospitals, I thought about how some of the sports teams I have supported feverishly over my life had contributed to the facilities that have treated me, with the Jimmy Fund, and with the huge donations that Robert and Myra Kraft have given to B&W over the years.

In one of my lowest treatment days, I sat near the Jimmy Fund statue outside of Dana-Farber, thinking about all the Boston sports fans, from little kids donating their allowance money to older Red Sox fans giving year after year. I drew a lot of strength from the support from the most rabid sports fan base in the country.
 
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Tonight would have been game six. Today is my last immunotherapy treatment.

I was diagnosed with cancer a few days before Christmas of 2021. The Celtics signed Joe Johnson to a ten-day contract and we played the Cavs the first night I was admitted to the hospital.

It took a month and two bone marrow biopsies to diagnose me with Multiple Myeloma, a blood cancer. I received & continue to receive wonderful care at the Alfond Cancer Center in Augusta Maine. I also want to thank Dr Sperling and everyone at Dana Farber and Brigham & Women's, who gave me my stem cell transplant on July 5, 2022. My second re-birthday is just around the corner

The meds and preparation for the transplant took a lot out of me in 2022. I slept through a lot of games and missed all but a few quarters of those finals.

This has been such a great week. To finish my treatment and to be so very happy that this Celtics team gets to celebrate being champions. That I was able to follow them to the final horn.

Tonight will be the last night I wont be able to sleep, due to Dexamethasone. But, it won't be because of fear of a Celtics loss.

Thank you to the Boston Celtics. Thank you to the Port Cellar.
This is awesome. Thank you for sharing. Glad the Celtics were able to get you through this ordeal.
 

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You know what's great? I'm not even focused on July 1st and what the Celtics need to do in order to take the next step to a title. The core of the team is going to be intact for at least the next 2 years and Brad just needs to focus on finding the next Payton Pritchard/Sam Hauser types to be cheap bench pieces.

Hello, Cam Spencer in the 2nd round. His competitiveness, shooting, and defense would be perfect for the bench.
 

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Tonight would have been game six. Today is my last immunotherapy treatment.

I was diagnosed with cancer a few days before Christmas of 2021. The Celtics signed Joe Johnson to a ten-day contract and we played the Cavs the first night I was admitted to the hospital.

It took a month and two bone marrow biopsies to diagnose me with Multiple Myeloma, a blood cancer. I received & continue to receive wonderful care at the Alfond Cancer Center in Augusta Maine. I also want to thank Dr Sperling and everyone at Dana Farber and Brigham & Women's, who gave me my stem cell transplant on July 5, 2022. My second re-birthday is just around the corner

The meds and preparation for the transplant took a lot out of me in 2022. I slept through a lot of games and missed all but a few quarters of those finals.

This has been such a great week. To finish my treatment and to be so very happy that this Celtics team gets to celebrate being champions. That I was able to follow them to the final horn.

Tonight will be the last night I wont be able to sleep, due to Dexamethasone. But, it won't be because of fear of a Celtics loss.

Thank you to the Boston Celtics. Thank you to the Port Cellar.
Hell yeah brother! Here's to a great week and many more ahead!