Here are some comments found around the Raptors boards during their 114-112 win over the Celtics. The Raptors have some great fans. Game threads run over 70 pages with a lot of thoughtful (and some not so thoughtful) comments.
I'm just going to go out on a limb and predict a loss. Hopefully we can pull it off, that would be really nice after such a horrible game tonight!
Will Rondo play ? Does anyone know
I don't think so. Which will give us a bit of an advantage. Calderon>>>House. Hopefully we beat them so they continue there woes.
What you will see becoming an issue against the Celtics is zone defenses, because I don't think they do a good job offensively against them. They stand around too much when they should be moving against a matchup zone like the Wizards were playing against them. Against that kind of defense, you should be running your man-to-man offense and forcing the switches that make the defense vulnerable. But the Celtics look stagnant in their 1-3-1 set, and that makes their guys easy for the defenders to find. "The word is out now that the Celtics have problems against zones, and they'll be seeing a lot more of them.''
If Rondo's out, I think we have a chance. Sounds strange since we have the big 3 to contend with, but he can get to anywhere on the floor against Jose, completely disrupting our defence.
KG sends Bargnani to the bench in the first 3 minutes.
Just keep it close, and watchable. We have to be firing on all cylinders to get the win.
I heard a rumour that Boston is asking the league to waive the 6-foul rule for Bargnani for this game. And that Smitch is fighting to keep it in place.
Rasho comes off the bench and shows KG how its done in the post. He schools KG and KG fouls out and goes to the bench in tears.
I hate the Celtics more than any other team in the NBA and that includes the NJ Nets.
Raptors will forfeit the game after the 3rd quarter.
We can win, attack Kevin Garnett and force him to sit with foul trouble like our 1st game Jose needs to watch rondo, that will be the breaking point Imo
Perkins is gonna own Bustnani. Seriously.
For some reason doc rivers doesn't seem to have a lot of charisma or aura about him
Tony Allen looking like an allstar.
Can we stop acting like Duncan's guarding Bargnani, we have Brian Scalabrine on him TAKE ADVANTAGE!!!
You have got to be kidding me... Anyone else see Veal Scalabrine out muscle Bargnani!
Another and 1 for Toronto. Man Boston is bailing us out
Scal the beast
I think the Celts have built their gameplan so much around bosh that they don't know how to defend the rest of the team.
I cant stand Rajon Rondo. Not sure why
Boston getting a ton of hometown calls
Boston getting owned , officials helping them out
Davis is playing well, that sucks. Get him in foul trouble!
The most comical looking frontcourt in the league right now? Scalabrine and Big Baby?
Scalibrine is ugly. I hate him
The ref's are calling everything like tommy does, everything the raps do on defense is a foul and everything Boston does is not
Has anyone noticed how the clock seems to continue running for a second or two after the Celtics score?
The refs for sure get some Tommy points tonight
These refs bleed Celtic green
Relax, refs haven't been great both ways. Remember the KG non call where bargs definitely fouled him (in the first). Bargs would have had 2 at that point, and would have totally changed the game.
I mean Celtics are getting calls cause there always in the paint 50 to 12 scoring in the paint, that's just dirty.
The refs give Scalopine and Davis the respect over Bosh. Disgusting.
Finally call something on fatty Davis
Boston has no idea how to defend the three, it's pathetic.
Doc Rivers looks surprised when a call goes against them.
Can someone please kill that ugly Mofo Pierce? I always hated the very sight of him..
We lost. I cant believe how we give up games like this. P.S. If we win I will drink 5L of milk and water.
Raptors are sure showing the world how defense should be played in basketball.
Ah well, refs won it for the Celts.
Do all Boston people think that every call against them is unfair?
And how does Celtics fans deal with their announcers. They are down right horrible.
It FFRUSTRATES me to see scalabrine and Eddie house jumping up and down like they are the ****. They havent done ANYTHING besides a couple plays Man I hate the Celtics!!
Wow if ray Allen getting his own rebound doesn't show that Raps are the worse rebounding team in NBA history I don't know what does
<3 refs are on our side now
I hate Boston with a passion, I really really do.
Celtics are drowning in 3's
WE ARE WINNING THIS..WE DESERVE IT
Tommy said it would be "a miracle" if the Celtics win.
I love Garnet's intensity
I hate ray Allen. He does it again
Is it me, or does Ray Allen must have a grudge against the raptors, he's always hitting big shots against us.
Lol this kid Rondo's going to have nightmares for the rest of his life. Forget that Billups ownage, Calderon is eating this kid alive.
Don't know what Doc Rivers was doing. 15-21 from 3s and he just keeps letting the Raps shoot them. A key stat here: the Raps had 20 less field goal attempts. This win is a total fluke. They needed 15 3s and 19-19 from the line just to squeak out this win. Rebounding continues to be a major issue. Etc etc.
Today, it feels like something huge. But soon, everyone will realize, we're not going to shoot this high a percentage come playoff time, when everyone plays a notch or 2 higher.
I am giddy about this win as anybody. However, the reality is we cannot expect to win shooting 75% on 3s, giving up 16 offensive rebounds, 56 points in the paint and 20 extra shots to the opposition. Let's enjoy the win, but we got work to do. BC knows this.
As some people say, "the best defense is a good offense" lol. And "a win's a win." I'll still take it. GO RAPS!
It wasn't that the guys were making jumpshots today, it was how they set them up. The team had 32 assists today on 40 made FGs which is pretty ridiculous. The International-style ballmovement was in full effect and showed the offensive potential of the team.
As for the rebounding and turnovers, well Boston is a great defensive and good rebounding team, so those things happen sometimes. But again it just goes to show how good our team can be when the pace of our offensive sets is high and the good quality shots it results in. We won in spite of our deficiencies.
The suns and warriors lose to the twolves because nobody can guard big al
Well I'm still trying to figure out how the heck we won. As many turnovers we had and rebounds we gave up...it just doesn't make sense.
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