Here are comments found around the Rockets' boards during their game with the Celtics. The Rockets had an incredible streak and are to be commended for it. There isn't an asterisk on this one either. Yes, the Rockets didn't have Yao but the Celtics didn't have Ray Allen, either. And 10 of those wins were without Yao so it isn't like he just went out. Like the Houston fans, though, I questioned Doc keeping KG on the floor with less than 2 minutes left in the game and up 20+ points. KG is too valuable to the Celtics to risk an injury in garbage time.
Win Win Win !! 23 in a row Tracy will bounce back and score 30 on Boston
KG is going to be the biggest concern, without Ray Allen they are weak with outside shooting, especially with Tony Allen starting instead of him.
They are going to play Bruce Bowen tonight. Who will be out next game for Celtics? I vote for Pierce.
This should be a blowout I don't see a problem winning against Boston
I have a bad feeling KG is going to abuse our bigs tonight...
Scola will eat KG alive!!!
We are a perimeter oriented team and they are the best defensive team in the NBA. And in the end it comes down to star-power and they have us definitely beat there.
This is gonna be a tough game, the Celtics are the best defensive team and probably best team in the league. And the old saying goes "to be the team, you have to beat the team"
Anyone else think their stats tend to be skewed? If you think about it most of their schedule is against Eastern conference teams..Of course they are going to play better D because they are so much better than the other teams in the east. Rockets on the other hand have been playing in the west and still in the top 5 in the defensive categories.. Their D might be comparable or a little worse than ours IMO.
Based on all games played so far, Rockets' defense is 2nd with Celtic 1st. However, since post allstar game, Rockets have the best defense rating in the league
Starters: rockets slightly better than Celtics. (don't give me the star power shaite, we are just so much more balanced.) Bench: rockets way better tan Celtics. The Celtics sucks huge dumps when it comes to bench power, it seems they could even make a fast break layup. They are really ugly at this.
I hope we can give the Celtics a good game...and by that I mean crush them mercilessly.
We can guard Paul Pierce, the only concern for me is Garnett. I hope they don't exploit the match up because they are heavily favored there. Garnett alone can tear us, good thing they have no one for T-Mac, but T-Mac better bring his A game.
I hope Mutombo elbows Garnett.
I honestly didn't see Sam Cassell being a factor in Ray Allen's absence. That is a huge intangible to consider when sizing up Houston's chances in this game, because Celtics knocked off the Spurs last night solely with Cassell's heroics. Had he not been there, the blowout would have been sustained.
After watching the Celts last night I am positive they will end the streak tonight. I dunno if any of you saw that entire game last night against the Spurs but it was a truly impressive win. They were beaten up in the first half and they just came roaring back with terrific defense and big time play from Rondo and Cassell to go along with Pierce and KG. I was so impressed with that win..to do it against a Spurs team that desperately needed a win and were at home and without Ray Allen.
This is gonna be a GREAT game!!! The Celtics wont be easy at all. They came back from 25-9 after 1 to beat the Spurs in SA. They are easily the best team in the league. And even without Ray Allen, the Rockets will still have their hands full.
Rondo is not making friends here....
PJ Brown looks really out of shape, no wonder he's barely playing.
Someone stop Leon powe
Powe is getting superstar calls.
I'm tired of Powe killing us on the inside
Who is this powe? Maybe battier could guard him, I mean he's abusing the heck!....
Powe is a beast.
I think KG just realized how small we truly are
Our front court is way to short for this Boston team, they're killing us.
Powe is the next shaquille o'neal
Never thought id say this: we need to get Powe in foul trouble
Powe is what Raptors fans like to call "lack of depth".
Well it could be worse..you can tell we are getting in a couple of the Celtic players heads
What we all know is that Celtics though have the best record, they are not one of the top teams in the league. Like the lakers with the big 4, nice face, but not much use. I doubt if they could even make the east finals.
Like the Celtics are so proud of the game yesterday against the spurs, but the thing is, the Celtics strived, but the spurs are merely fine tuning for the play offs, popovic said he "regret not calling a time off"... that's not what a top coach would hesitate doing in a true game, he was just letting the players make decisions on the court. There is really not much to brag about.
The lakers with gasol IS a top team in the league, and better than the Celtics.
If the Celtics are in the west I don't think the'd be in the top 5. The record doesn't mean much.
Boston running away with this. There is absolutely ZERO shame in losing to one of the best if not the best team in the NBA. Boston has too many weapons and play strong defense on top of it.
I can't believe he got called for the flagrant 1, he didn't throw him down.
Looks like Tony Allen is playing it up. He already got the flagrant.
You can't give good hard fouls in the league anymore.
That's just a hard foul, not F1
Boston should be running on tired legs by the 4th
That is a TERRIBLE flagrant call. Perfect example of a call being made because of the results, not the actual foul
Garnett is pretty much having his way out there
They are beating us at our own game.
Give credit to Boston for their tough D
Referees trying to end the streak
Stern I know you love the greens.
The Celtics are getting every call imaginable.
Powe is such a damn scrub...
You know why t-mac can't do anything? Cuz of tom thibodeu whatever He knows the rockets team and knows how t-mac plays
I never realize how ugly the Celtic jersey is.....
Props to Boston. Undisputed best team in the league
Is that **** by Garnett necessary?
Kevin Garnett's a bittch man. He aint never done **** in his career but he runs up and down the floor yelling at the rafters like he did something just because he dunked.
KG still playing with less than 2 min left? Don't Celtic has a bench ?
KG with the big dunk so fiercely just made us look like a fool.
KG just lost my respect for him.. Sure show your great dunk on some bench
Look at their scrub bigs feasting on us in the paint. Woulda been great to have yao tonight
Man, just hate Celtics so much. They totally humilated the Rox. Revenge them the next season.
Kg is an idiot, that's for sure
KG just added a punctuation on an impressive win. If he were a Rocket and did that in a big game like this a lot of people would feel differently I'm sure.
Houston fans are pathetic. They didn't even stay to cheer this team on in the end.
They beat us at our own game. And they beat us down low. Plain and simple
I also was not a fan of Doc keeping KG in until the 1:50 mark, wtf is that? Mcgrady was benched with 6 minutes to go, but KG was dunking over our 3rd string and the Celtics bunch was loving it. I thought that was kind of weak. Like dude...you beat our asses...we know.
Pure classlessness. They're lucky mike Harris didn't go nate Robinson on Kevin Garnett. Oh well, anybody ever seen KG try to fight anyway. He wouldn't do anything but barely shove anthoney peeler and ran away from David Robinson.
BTW much respect to Tibidediu (I know I spelled that wrong). We run a lot of the same things offensively that we did last season. His defensive game plan was perfect. Trap the pick and roll with McGrady and rotate into the passing lanes that we normally use. The Celts had a big time advantage defensively against us tonight.