Here are comments found around the Hornets boards during their game with the Celtics. When all else fails, blame the refs. I agree that the officiating was bad, but it was bad both ways. Kenny Mauer hates the Celtics and those two calls on Perk that got Doc the technical were as bad as any against the Hornets. The call on West was bad, but the Celtics out played the Hornets with or without the refs.
Rondo sat out practice with a sore hamstring,but he's likely to play from the way I read it.
Rondo's playing. This game is going to be tough, I hope the Hornets come out ready to play.
It doesn't matter if rondo plays or not. Paul is gonna pwn him mark it down
I watched a lot of the C's/ Suns game the other day and Boston really pulled away in the third, PHX had no answer after that. Rondo was finishing around the basket really well and KG kinda took over down the stretch.
I think Perkins can be their weakness if we get him running after Chandler all game, I think he is liable to give up some easy hoops under pressure. Apart from that though they are very strong, and their bench is dangerous.
I hope the team understand that they can't go in Boston and start digging themselves in a hole. This time I don't think they will come out.
Unfotunately I have to listen to Boston's ridiculous commentators again......big game tonight..big game....gotta win..push for 1st.
This will be a very tough game tonight.
<--- very scared about this game.
Have I ever mentioned that these announcers are the worst in the league? The Celts NEVER do anything wrong, ever. I have never liked these announcers. Worse than the Portland and Clippers guys, whom I'd rate 2nd and 3rd worst, respectively!
Rondo is owning us
Boston is getting almost all the calls and no-calls early. Oh, and these Boston guys really want to see Paul not do well. I need a barf bag!
Worst announcers in the league in my opinion. Everything the Celtics do is spectacuar and everything the hornets do is just ordinary. I get they want the C's to win but they are just annoying. Peja drills a deep 3 and they talk about how good the defense was.
I don't mind biased commentary, you got to expect it, but there is a difference between being biased and being a ridiculous homer
I still love u PJ!!
Mvp chants for garnett ...what a joke
Those MVP chants for KG were weak, we do a hell of a lot better at the N.O. Arena for Paul.
Hornets need to keep this game close, I think we can beat them in the 4th.
Pierce for mvp??? Yeah you mite be alone on that one Gorman!
Everytime the Celtics foul, the refs come back with a phony call on the Hornets.
Paul Pierce for MVP!?!?!? He just lost all credibility.
Boston is getting physical with the hornets...
Sombody need to tell the Boston bench to stay off the court
Technical fouls Keep it up Boston!! LOL
Boston gets frustrated when teams can play with them
Foul on west? Are you kidding me? He was pulled down to the floor by the jersey!
These refs are killin us!!!!!! Come on let em play!
This is going to get away from the hornets...the Celtics are playing some dirty ball
Boston has really turned up the juice this quarter...we need to match their physicality
Refs are gone stupid! Everything is against us!
I'm thinking these refs were paid.
What the heck is west trying to do...he's costing us the game not the refs
That's game...we played well. But we cant play against the Celtics and the refs. The refs have completely lost their minds. After all the Celtics crying they are giving them all the calls.
4th quarter is our time...I actually think we're lucky to only be down 13, they were shooting us out of the building, and dwest is on the bench with 5 fouls I'm real sick of the Boston announcers. Tommy h can take his tommy points and shove them where the sun don't shine
Boston just made more adjustments at half and came out playing great defense, there shots are falling but their defense is the real reason they went on a run and they got some questionable calls.
They cannot keep shooting this well
The Celtics are playing with some crazy intensity.
This game got personal and hasn't been in our favor since rivers technical.
Boston's bench is always on the court is seems like.
Boston wouldn't be this good in the West. They play cupcake teams. Their only challengers are(should be) Detroit, Orlando, Cleveland... that's it! The Hornets have: Lakers, Suns, Rockets, Mavs, Spurs, Nuggets, Warriors, AND the Jazz. I want Boston to have to play those teams every couple games and see how many wins they'd have. How good would Boston be if they had to play in a conference that had 9 teams on pace to win 50+ games. I doubt they'd be that good. Let the Hornets play the Knicks, Heat & Bobcats 4 times a year... that's 12 wins right there.
Boston brought out an intensity in the 2nd half that we clearly could not match. They really wanted to beat us. We should take that as a compliment. Next time, I hope we punch the Celtics right back in the mouth.
Can you honestly tell me that the Hornets wouldn't be better if they got to play the Knicks, Bobcats & Heat 2 extra times? Can you honestly say that the Celtics would be that good if they had to play the Lakers, Hornets, Spurs, Rockets, Mavericks, Nuggets, Jazz, Suns, and Warriors 2 extra times? I doubt anybody(other than their announcers) can honestly say that.
I'm not one to ***** about the refs but they where pretty bad tonight. Right after Doc Rivers got T'd up everything started going Boston's way. After D-West got called for a foul because he was being pulled to the floor I just switched it an never went back knew they didn't have a prayer after that and I'd either throw the remote at the TV or teach the little ones all sorts of new words.
Home cooking at it's finest tonight in Boston. They need to take the Refs to dinner after they "let" Boston beat the Hornets.
Now I see why Boston has the best record in the nba...I see how dirty they play....all of them
I'm not buying it. The Hornets are being overagressive and not having much luck. Some of the calls are questionable, but it's gone both ways. The Hornets are losing because they're not composed (Paul? Byron? come on) and just lost it in the second half on the road. Boston doesn't have the NBA's best record because the refs give them games.
I agree 100% with your post. The Celtics are intimidating the Hornets big time tonight. I give them credit for that. Scott did NOT coach well tonight at all. This is what worries me when playoff time comes along.
The foul calls weren't that bad. The refs are not a reason why we lost. Boston brought out a championship like intensity in the 2nd half and we didn't match it. It helped that Boston was mad from last week. We didn't have that extra fuel to get going like the C's did. It's cool. Unlike most WC teams, we actually got one on the C's. I would have taken 1-1 against them.
After we beat the Celtics, there were people on the Celtics boards who were convinced the only reason the Celtics arent undefeated are because of the refs. No, seriously.