A lot of the talk on the Bucks boards centered around how poorly their team was playing. But, there may have been a reason that they played that poorly: Celtics' defense. Also, they were pretty upset about the quality of the League Pass feed on the free preview. There was also talk about how different it would be with Redd in the game. Enjoy....
Tough road game.
Tough road game has got to be the understatement of the day
As best I can figure we have 1 and only 1 positional advantage of the Celtics, Bogut vs Perkins. My guess is they try to establish him early and hope it unsettles the Celtics defense somewhat, possibly forcing KG to switch onto him and therefore freeing up CV.
Celtics have been playing hard and are out to prove that last year was no joke. Sadly I see us getting blown out. I hope I am wrong.
RJ usually has big games vs the Celtics, pierce never shuts him down.
Luc Richard Mbah Moute will shut down Ray, Pierce and KG all at the same time.
Without Redd, I just can't see us winning this game in any way, shape, or form.
This is the game where you start Gadzuric over Bogut and have him run around like an idiot. Hopefully he hurts KG and then we capitolize!
If Redd was going to play, the Bucks would be murdered. Since he is not, they will be mutilated, and Glen Davis will devour the remains.
Bogut will need to bring his A game to have an impact in this game. Perkins is an extremely good defensive center, very under-appreciated. He abused Yao the other night, it was painful to watch. He isn't an offensive factor, but Bogut needs to score on him and it isn't that easy.
I don't think Boston has been playing with much intensity, they just turn it on for some stretches, make a run and then start taking jump-shots and making reckless passes. If they play like that, what we have to do to is to survive those moments. Scoring off turnovers will be very important. Also, taking advantage of every minute Rondo and Tony Allen are paired together in the backcourt, none of them can shoot.
Moute makes Kevin Garnett look like Kevin Bacon.
We are putting up a lot of points on the NBA's best defensive team. That is refreshing to see.
Excellent first quarter for the Bucks.
The scary thing is that Pierce hasn't even shown up yet. Hopefully Jefferson/Moute keep him out of the game the whole night.
Boston's been doing this all season. Close game for 2-3 quarters and then exploding to finish it out.
Twice, one Celtic gets a board while surrounded by four Bucks players
I hate Eddie house.
Nice illegal screen by Perkins
That was a good foul on KG. Well done Bogut. Tommy Point!!!
Are these blocks by Perkins all legit? I refuse to believe he has 7 on us
Doesen't help that Stern as usual has the refs all over the bucks, what a joke the officating the NBA is.
Pierce owning us tonight.
Is Bogut the one getting man handled by Perkins or is it the Bucks as a whole?
Luke couldn't drive by Big Baby. Shame
YES!!!!!!! Scalabrine vs Potsie!
Potsie v Ralph malph
LOL at the crowd chanting for Scalabrine to shoot.
There's one player worse than Gadz.
I'm a little upset because it really felt like the Bucks just handed this game to the Celtics with some awful point guard play.
I felt ill watching that fourth quarter and the way we handed it to the Celtics.
I actually was proud of how the Bucks played tonight. In the fourth quarter they blew it and our PG play was pretty bad, but there is no shame in losing to the Celtics. We played very hard and didn't let them push us around.
This would have been a different game is Redd was healthy and I think we played them pretty damn well for three quarters.
unforced errors created a one sided competition. the celtics didn't need to do much to win, they just had to watch us lose.
at the end of the day, we're not beating the celtics in boston no matter how well we play.
IMO Pierce lit us up. He may not have scored a lot but he got into the lane at will and set up heaps of easy buckets.
Why can't Redd do that? Pierce has transformed his game...and has matchless heart and dedication to becoming a better Pro even at this stage in his career. Why can't Redd do that? He has the same build and athleticsim as Pierce. But it is about the want to and make up of a man as well, not just the skill level.
Championship teams and true contenders especially can turn it up when they have to.