Here are comments found around the Hawks boards during their game 5 with the Celtics. It's nice to see that they recognize how badly Rondo has out played Bibby, but Leon Powe is not a scrub by any stretch of the imagination. The guy's a beast. Tommy even admitted that if Walter hadn't stolen his heart many years ago he would fall in love with Leon. I love Leon! Game 6 is going to be a battle but if the Celtics play like they did in game 5, they will win, no matter how the Hawks play. It does amaze me to see fans wishing injuries or death on a player. I really dislike Kobe Bryant and a few others, but would never wish serious injury on them. Disturbing stuff.
Its funny because all Boston fans think that Tony Allen is the key to shutting down Joe.
Despite their 66 wins I believe the Hawks have the Celtics at a breaking point. They can come out and crush their spirits if the Hawks are on fire out of the gates.
Our first two attempts in Boston were abysmal, yet, the momentum of the Hawks victories will certainly be a factor in Beantown.... I would love to see the Hawks somehow steal a victory in Beantown and head back to the A with a lead in the series.
If the theories I've seen are correct though that the Celtics are wearing down against a younger squad then the hill will only become steeper for the C's, home or away.
Now maybe the Celtics fans will stop whining about how Stern is against them. It is clear he loves them a lot more than Phoenix fans.
I'm really impressed by what the Hawk's have done. However I think Game 5 is when the magic stops. Boston should really learn from their mistakes of games 3, 4 and finish this series in 2 games. I also believe that they will remember the lessons taught in games 3, 4 and return to dominating the eastern conference teams.
Everyone is talking about Boston, but I don't see much of a difference in them. We are just beating them right now.
The Celtics have been outplayed by the Hawks the past two games.
Do think some things have changed in Boston in the last 2 games. Paul Pierce doesn't seem totally healthy. Doc Rivers has shortened his rotation as the bench players didn't play with as much confidence on the road. Ray Allen's poor D was exposed with the lack of depth contribution. Sam Cassell disappeared.
Well this is fun. I count 2 flops so far.
Leon Powe for flopper of the year
Posey for runner up flopper? He always has been one though
WE ARE MAKING LEON THE SCRUB POWE LOOK LIKE DENNIS RODMAN GRAB THE DAMN REBOUND MY GOD THIS IS SICKENING!!!
It's like Powe is doing everything for the Celtics right now. Rebounding, scoring, picking up loose balls.
Minutes played Game 4 for the Celts: KG 42 Allen 45 Pierce 35 Rondo 35 Tonight they play on 1 day's rest
Yeah I think the Celts are getting tired. They aren't used to the 40+ miinute war. Our guys, especially Joe, have been condition for this all year. Notice when our kick has happened in each win. If we keep it close until the 4th I think we run past Boston for the 3-2 lead.
Just watched the fourth quarter from Game 4. We can beat this team. And Paul Pierce's decision to try and take a charge from JJ in the final minute and blown layup are still two of the most inexplicable choke jobs I've seen in a while.
I know a lot of Hawks fans look at the Suns and their fans and laugh. But today, you will too know and understand the wrath of David Stern. The Hawks will under NO circumstance win this game. They will put all your guys in foul trouble early. You'll get bogus offensive foul calls, phantom fouls at the most inopportune times, etc. After this evening, we will have mutual enemies.
Leone powe is such a damn scrub
Tony Allen is either going to allow us to come back right now, or hurt us.
AND THERE GOES POWE AGAIN.
Can't let Cassell get hot. We saw what happened to the Hawks when he got hot.
. Why are we making Leon Powe a bench scrub look like an allstar so far he has 7 pts and 7 rebounds unreal!!!!!
Doesn't look like we are going to win this game!
We are always in the game because of the Celtics' cockiness.....
The Celtics are playing motivated basketball on defense. It's really impressive, they actually look like a 66 win team out there.
Rondo is gonna have nightmares for the rest of his career whenever he goes for a layup. Smoove's been owning him this series.
Cassell and Powe are the only reasons we are losing this game right we cant let bench scrubs beat us that's unacceptable.
Rondo grabbed Smith's leg...lmao, Rondo knew exactly what he was doing. They don't want any part of a fast break with the Hawks.
I don't know what player I hate more Rondo or Paul Pierce god there so annoying.
You have to be kidding me. Horford being fouled all over the place and they call a travel on him.
Stern will do anything he can to make Boston win..
I can't believe that Rondo hit a 3, that is classic. Sometimes you are jinxed
If a team that had 66 win in the regular season needs help from the refs just to get out of the first round that is pathetic.
We're getting the calls now. Cause that definitely wasn't a foul on pierce.
I really hate the damn Celtics....like really. This team makes me wanna punch each and every one of them. Garnett/Pierce/Allen/Posey they all make me want to hit them.
It is truly sad when a 38-year-old alien gimp is raining jumpers on us.
I would really like it if Doc Rivers took Gollum out of the game right now and fed him some raw fish as takes his seat on the bench.
The 3's by Allen and posey decided this game.
Obvious blocking foul by Pierce - he got there late - he's just smiling to be a smart@ss...I'm liking Pierce less and less (and I never liked him much).
It's ashame Paul lived from that stabbing. I wished he hadn't.
Lol damn man you are harsh I Hate him but I don't wish he died maybe paralzed so he couldn't play again haha. I hate every single Celtic with a passion stupid punks. We better kill them on Friday cause game 7 I predict Hawks will win no doubt about it.
I have very little respect for the Celtics now. Watching Garnett [censored] at the refs, and get away with all kinds of crap. Paul Pierce and his gangster fake coolness. Ray Allen and his anal rituals. These guys are just not likeable. Garnett should have been out this game. I can't wait for game 6. To see us give a good punch back.
Boston IS soft. They played soft in games 3 and 4. They're not a great team. Do you think Houston, Chicago, SA, or LA would have lost games 3 and 4? I don't. The Big three has a history of not being clutch or doing anything of importance in the playoffs.
Boston is a great team this year. They beat the hell out of the western conference... The so called big bad bully compare to the east.
The west has a bunch of GOOD teams. Only one of them have ever won a title... That being the Spurs of course. No, truly great team would have lost 2 playoff games to this Hawks team. It's good that the Hawks won 2 games, but this Boston team ain't great.
Boston will end it in game 6.
Boston doesn't deserve to win no title. If they do, it's an injustice.
Horford gets slapped in the face, the same thing he did against Garnett, no Celtic gets a tech, but Woodson does.
We let a scrubb like Powe come in and take rebound after offensive rebound and singlehandedly keep Boston with a lead.
Leon Powe did grab some offensive rebounds and had Chillz guarding him a few times, and Powe just outhustled and outmuscled the weaker Chillz. Powe just wanted it more.
Is Garnett a mental midget or what..... What the hell was he saying in that post game interview?
Can't wait for justice to return in game 6.
We got fouled SO many times and didn't have it called...They have to foul us because we are so much more athletic than them. We better get those calls at home.
The only thing I didn't really agree with was Smith getting a tech, compared to Garnett basically shouting at the ref and receiving nothing.
Well the only one that really gave me a beef was the flagant call on Horford. Don't see how that was remotedly flagrant. Someone might have to look up the rule and explain it to me.
Hell yeah, Posey's 44 flops during the game didn't help either. I hate flopping (you included Zaza)
Mike Bibby had 1 assist Rondo has 7 assists and no turnovers. Bibby had more turnovers than assists. That is TOTALLY unacceptable.
He can't get past Rondo! It's pathetic... This kid has basically shut him down. He layed off him in game 4, that's the only reason Bibby got 18 in the 1H. You notice he scored none in the 2nd. He can't outplay a kid in his second year in the league... that's pathetic
On the series Bibby has 13 assists and 12 turnovers while shooting 33%. Nice job from our $14 million dollar man. Meanwhile Rondo has 40 assists and 4 TOs.