Jan 30 Hornets @ Celtics

DrewDawg

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I mean, this is what you want to see:

Tatum 9/15, 20 points, 5 boards
Rozier 5/10, 3/5 from three, 10 assists, 5 boards
Morris 6/11, 15 points, 7 boards
Horford 7/9, 5 assists, 7 boards
Brown 10/18, 24 points, 10 boards
Hayward 5/10, 12 points, 5 boards
Smart only 1/6 but 7 assists
 

Deathofthebambino

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I love Scal. He is really one of the best color guys in the league and his pairing with Gorman is fantastic.
Me too. I think it's hard for some people to truly appreciate Scal if they weren't aware of him during his Celtics "career." The guy was basically the playing version of Gino Time. He had the nickname the White Mamba, because you literally couldn't be any more opposite of the Black Mamba. His other nicknames were Veal Scalabrine and the Ginger Ninja.

Everything about him made me laugh back then, and the fact that he actually parlayed into a career with the C's, alongside a legend like Gorman is fucking awesome.
 

DrewDawg

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Interesting how Jaylen is viewed by the coaches. He’s out there in garbage time with all the scrubs.
This is a stretch. He also plays late in 4th in close games. I don't think getting him those minutes tonight means anything. On a deep team, someone good is gonna be out there.
 

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Just re-watched the Tatum slam like 5 times. I don’t know about you guys but I’m ready for the playoffs. These blowouts are cool but I want some playoff intensity.
 

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Me too. I think it's hard for some people to truly appreciate Scal if they weren't aware of him during his Celtics "career." The guy was basically the playing version of Gino Time. He had the nickname the White Mamba, because you literally couldn't be any more opposite of the Black Mamba. His other nicknames were Veal Scalabrine and the Ginger Ninja.

Everything about him made me laugh back then, and the fact that he actually parlayed into a career with the C's, alongside a legend like Gorman is fucking awesome.
The Port Cellar used to refer to him as "Manboobs" back in the day too and I am not even sure that is accurate/fair. He really has a great feel for the modern game as well as the player perspective. I hope they can keep him around. In addition to his insights, he clearly loves the team and what he does. And he is funny as hell too.
 

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I'm a Scal fan too. He's not too far removed from being a player in the league, has coaching experience, and can convey what's happening without resorting to coach speak. Tommy's shoes are gigantic, but Scal is good.
 

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Me too. I think it's hard for some people to truly appreciate Scal if they weren't aware of him during his Celtics "career." The guy was basically the playing version of Gino Time. He had the nickname the White Mamba, because you literally couldn't be any more opposite of the Black Mamba. His other nicknames were Veal Scalabrine and the Ginger Ninja.

Everything about him made me laugh back then, and the fact that he actually parlayed into a career with the C's, alongside a legend like Gorman is fucking awesome.
I remember going to a game during the Pierce/Garnett/Allen era that was a blowout by the fourth quarter and Scal was in, the crowd would go wild when he got the ball outside the arc, doing everything to will him into taking a three. He missed a couple but then finally hit one and the place just erupted. As the game ended and people were filing out, everyone was just chanting "Scal-a-BRINE-ee (clap clap clap-clap-clap)" out of the building, into the streets, down into the T station. It was marvelous.
 

Deathofthebambino

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Just re-watched the Tatum slam like 5 times. I don’t know about you guys but I’m ready for the playoffs. These blowouts are cool but I want some playoff intensity.
I'm going to enjoy this while I can, because next Tuesday, we're going to start a two week run where we have to go to Philly, Milwaukee and Toronto. There should be plenty of playoff level intensity, and playoff level nailbiting during that stretch.
 

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I remember going to a game during the Pierce/Garnett/Allen era that was a blowout by the fourth quarter and Scal was in, the crowd would go wild when he got the ball outside the arc, doing everything to will him into taking a three. He missed a couple but then finally hit one and the place just erupted. As the game ended and people were filing out, everyone was just chanting "Scal-a-BRINE-ee (clap clap clap-clap-clap)" out of the building, into the streets, down into the T station. It was marvelous.
Yup, that's what I'm talking about. That was pretty much the Scalabrine experience during his time as a player in Boston. I loved him, and loved every second he was in a game. It's kind of like TimeLord now if you took away all of TimeLord's talent and athletic ability.

Dejesus, I don't think Scal will go anywhere by choice. If the C's ownership wants him, I think he'll be the color guy until he moves off into the sunset. He made over 20 million dollars as a player, and probably another 10 million in endorsements/appearances/coaching on top of that, so it's not like he needs the money now. He's loving it.
 

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Celtics to be 5-2 without Kyrie. 27-17 with him.
Did I hear someone say 6-2? Anyway, it will never happen, but I wonder if the team would be better with Rozier starting and Kyrie off the bench? Kyrie would still play during crunch time in that scenario
 

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I think in general the offense runs better and shows more ball movement when things are run through Al as much as possible, regardless of who is at the 1. He has a lot of gravitational pull when he’s got the ball around the FT line and someone almost always ends up open after a couple passes.

I’ve been shouting into the void on this for three years though.
 

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Just re-watched the Tatum slam like 5 times. I don’t know about you guys but I’m ready for the playoffs. These blowouts are cool but I want some playoff intensity.
I'll take a few months of improved play which leads to a higher seed. PLUS if we get a better/healthier Hayward in 10 weeks that would be helpful
 

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I'm a Scal fan too. He's not too far removed from being a player in the league, has coaching experience, and can convey what's happening without resorting to coach speak. Tommy's shoes are gigantic, but Scal is good.
Agreed. I loved Tommy back in the day, but I really don't miss him now. I've said this before, and it's blasphemy to some, but he's not adding much the last couple of years. Most of his "analysis" revolves around counting free throws. Obviously he's always been a homer, but it used to be wrapped around a lot of insight and it was entertaining. Now he's at the point where the majority of his contribution is just complaining. I think he honestly believes that every ref in the league is out to get us. Scal clearly roots for the C's, but he's reasonable when commenting on what's a good call and what's not.
 

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Heinsohn is 84 years old and has been with the team since 1956. He's a living reminder of the deep history the Celtics have, one of the few who's seen it all. I hope they keep him around in some capacity, but I agree that he's become a bit of a crank and that Scal adds more to the broadcast right now. Have Tommy fill in from time to time or make drive-by appearances.
 

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I remember going to a game during the Pierce/Garnett/Allen era that was a blowout by the fourth quarter and Scal was in, the crowd would go wild when he got the ball outside the arc, doing everything to will him into taking a three. He missed a couple but then finally hit one and the place just erupted. As the game ended and people were filing out, everyone was just chanting "Scal-a-BRINE-ee (clap clap clap-clap-clap)" out of the building, into the streets, down into the T station. It was marvelous.
I was a season ticket holder then and I’m pretty sure I remember this game. I think it was against Detroit. Although, I also think I remember this happening a few times. Somewhere around here I have a a signed Scal souvenir ball. It was a gift to season ticket holders. Every time I see it, I grin.
 

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Tommy to me is a Celtics icon, and he at his advanced age is still better than half the color guys out there, even with the ramped up homerism. If he gets healthy, I have no problem with him doing the home games, with Scal bumped to sideline and /or studio guy at home, and then Tommy goes in studio or rests while the team is on the road. Tommy isn't going to be around forever.