The Wizards fans were mostly complaining about their own team or complaining about the referees. Sad for fans to lose that much faith in their team. At least their team wasn't blown out.
Should be interesting to see which Caron we see tonight. Butler always seems to have something special for the Celtics, or Paul Pierce in particular.
Not getting my hopes up concerning Arenas, but I'd really like to see him match Rondo's intensity and take on the challenge rather than going into "I'm a PG" mode.
Knowing this team, we'll probably win, Then turn around and lose to the Nets and Timberwolves.
Bettors seem to think there is a possibility of the wiz making a game of it. Not a 10+ point spread…
We have their number which is nice. I wouldn’t be surprised if we won, we like playing on TNT and we usually play up to the level of our competition. Then we will go a lay an egg at Indiana.
I disagree with the majority I guess. I think we’re looking at an ugly, ugly loss tonight…. And a blowout win on Saturday.
Omg miller’s glasses. His hair is better though. No more roots
Why is Blatche guarding Pierce?
Intense Garnett's being intense (again)
Irony: Reggie “Kick my legs out to get contact” Miller talking about petty fouls.
Yeah really. Pierce grabs the jersey – holds Blatche – and Reggie calls it “petty”…Maybe if Pierce punched Blatche – Reggie would give him a call
It is somewhat sad to see the Celtics get more cheers from the crowd than the supposed home team.
That always makes me sick, but I'm used to it over the years. Front-running, non-fans.
Lol, we're in the penalty with basically 9 minutes left in the quarter. That has to be some sort of record.
And Gil blows the opportunity by clanking both free throws. Fitting.
This team is such an embarrassment. Blow it up!
About to turn this one off, its starting to get ugly what are they on a 40-17 run...
In other news...
Caron needs to go...
Gilbert get your head out of your ass for the love of god...
Haywood will leave us in free agency
And I need a beer...
Whistle came after the contact which gave Perkins time to shoot. Bad officiating as usual
Some of us wanted Rondo over Pech
Wizards with 0 rebounds in the 2nd quarter?!?!?! How does that even happen?!?!
Really, that takes some serious effort. You'd think a ball or two would bounce in your hands, at least by accident.
That HAS to be a record. It has to have at least tied a record since you can't have negative rebounds.
What's most frustrating is watching a team like Houston battle, scrape and claw to a 12-9 record despite not having Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady. They do it with lock-down defense and incredible team chemistry. Then you have us - a team with great talent, no chemistry and pathetic defenders and defensive effort.
I'd rather watch a bunch of bums play like last year (McGuire, James, Dixon, etc.) than watch this team of overrated, overpaid chumps.
Don't put anything past this team.
The Washington Jumpshooters = The Most Embarrassing Team in the NBA
About damn time they called KG with a moving pick. He does it ALL THE TIME.
What an awful foul by Stevenson. Not only was it dangerous, he didn't even do it right since Perkins still got the basket!
What I don't get is how the Celtics can reach in so many times and ALWAYS get all ball (according to the Referees)…..
Ray Allen's still got it Criminally underrated player.
I like how the refs waited until Rondo’s elbow was firmly in Blatche’s neck before giving him the call.
Why is Rondo getting calls that Gil isn’t getting at home?
.... Because Rondo plays for the Boston Celtics
Celtics are pushing the Wizards around and we’re not responding. The more aggressive team always gets the calls. Fact of the NBA.
Arenas has not really given the Referees any opportunity to call a foul – he hasn’t been driving…Rondo – on the other hand, ……………… well, he plays for Boston.
Pierce's ball denial ruined that whole possession
Wish one of our big 3 could bring that kind of defensive effort
We're a defensive sieve right now
The foul on JaVale McGee was a flop by Ray Allen….
Don’t get me wrong…. Boston is the MUCH better team… But this game would be much closer if the fouls were equitably called…Every time Boston reaches in on Defense – they get “all ball”….
Every time Washington reaches in – WHISTLEEvery inside shot by Boston – the shooter is “bumped” – AND ONE
Every inside shot by Washington – no call.AND – I still think that Ray Allen flopped – That Ray Allen CHARGED into Blatche (regardless whether he took the hit “square” or not **** )
Referees called a reach in foul on a Boston player !!! Mark the date and time…
They called a moving screen- – - I think I might faint
Yeah, I seriously didn’t expect this from the Wizards, or from the refs for that matter. Let’s see how long it lasts…
Time for the Referees to re-take control of this game….Wizards will not be allowed to make a game of this…. The Referees need to get Boston some easy shots, and some trips to the line…..
Ray Allen I hate you. That is all.
Rondo can undercut Jamison while he’s in the air, causing him to fall hard – potential injury… regular foul…A little push in the back by Stevenson is a Flagrant?
Shelden was holding Haywood there
No he wasn’t – if he were, the Referees would have called it.
Good effort to tie it at 94.
Getting hacked away but refs aren't trying to give the Wizards any calls now.
They're not fooling me like the Redskins did when I thought they'd beat New Orleans.
This Wizards bunch is a sorry lot. They'll lose. I'm watching but I'm not expecting anything but a loss.
Rondo’s passes are creating havoc inside
3 second violation Wow, the refs are pushing for Boston tonight.
Isn't that what Donaghy said? Find some call – defensive 3 seconds…. Ticky tack foul… palming Anything that could almost be called on every play – and change the entire tempo of the game…
Oh please.... Don’t let Eddie House get hot….
How was that not an and 1?
Because Pierce has 4 fouls… and he plays for Boston
Actually it wasn't Pierce. With the magic of DVR – Butler was clobbered by KG AND Perkins…
Of course it was Perkins... I think hes one secretly one of the dirtest players
Celtics get away with freaking murder.
Finally a no call goes the wiz way Gil def got away with a push off
Rondo gets a stuff…. But did anyone else see KG with the moving screen?
So what? It's not like Arenas hit the screen. He stood and watched Rondo go baseline.
Was gil getting boo'd? How many Celtics fans are there?
Gil's been terrible down the stretch. Didn't guard Rondo, didn't hit his shots. Hibachi and the swag died two years ago. This is just a mediocre PG right now earning a max contract.
This team is a bunch of losers right now.
Brilliant, foul Ray Allen.
I hate all these bandwagon Celtics fans in our arena
Rondo had like 20 seconds to inbound the ball!!
Looked at it again – counted 7 seconds…. However the Referee was counting with his arm…Seemed like he was signaling really, really, really, really, really slowly with his arm… and got to 5 seconds just as Rondo passed it in….
Celtics get 12 seconds to inbound the ball…. The rest of the League only gets 5
Fitting end. I knew they'd lose
Had it not been for that second quarter epic run, not grabbing a rebound in the second period, and again completely blowing from the line we probably would have won.
The no-call on the 5 seconds is exemplary of how the league treats it's marquee teams. The ref's were not even counting, they knew it was the Celtics in bounding and there was no single ref on the court counting the 5 second in bounds.
This is a PERFECT example of how a game can be called relatively fairly and FIXED @ the opportune moment.
The league is a sham on the level of the WWE. The superstars and marquee teams are the only ones you are allowed to root for. As evidenced by Verizon Center crowds, they seem to have the idea right about who to root for.
It's mind boggling because on paper we have a solid team. Good defenders, players with offensive upside. We just can't finish a game to save our lives. Just a huge collection of mental midgets.
Wizards with 4 more made field goals than Boston… (including 2 more made 3-pointers)….
However Boston shoots 15 more Free Throws than Washington = GAME
Rondo said in an interview that the Wizards don’t get back on defense, and that he was going to take advantage. Guess what – that’s exactly what he did. After a promising first quarter, the Wizards failed to show up at all in the 2nd quarter. Zero rebounds – pathetic. How a team with any heart or any pride can fail to compete for an entire quarter against an elite team on national TV simply baffles me. Abe Pollin would have been ashamed of that 2nd quarter effort. THAT = GAME.
The referees allowed a lot of contact But the Wizards can’t use that as an excuse. Boston was getting hammered inside also. You just can’t spot a team like the Celtics a 15 point lead. Unlike the Wizards, the Celtics know how to hang on.