The Celtics just signed Marbury and they said he might play against the Pacers tonight. Do you think this will destract to Celtics or do you think Marbury will do great because it is his debut?
I think signing marbury will hurt them more than it will help them. Pacers have a pretty good chance of winning this one, but we gotta cut down on turnovers.
Just had a 58" plasma installed above the mantle today... Plan on breaking it in with tonight's game. If it jinxes us, I'll obviously have no choice but to ditch the TV...
If the Pacers can pull off a win tonight... The playoff race could get even tighter!!
I have no desire to see a sub .500 team in the playoffs.
Did you watch the hawks play the Celts last yr ?
Great, Starbury gets to whoop us tonight
I have the Celtics announcers, who are hands down the worst announcers in sports history.
If we guard Ray Allen and don't leave him wide-open for 3s we'd be doing all right...
Attack Rondo and get him his 3rd foul. I'm not worried about Stephon, he won't be in good shape yet.
Watching Ray Allen run through those screens and nail the three was downright beautiful if you like the game of basketball.
Might wanna D up that Ray Allen fellow, I heard he got game.
Nah, just leave him wide-open and hope he misses.
Ok is Jim O'Brien coaching the Celtics now? They had Rondo, House, and Marbury out there a second ago.
How long before Starbury takes down the Celtics?
Boston isn't playing a whole lot of D right now.
Pacers take the lead! Mikki didn't get the same welcome as Marbury...
That's putting it quite nicely. It looks like a layup drill out there.
To the Celtics announcers every call should go their way... They are horrible.
Celts announcers are the biggest homers ~
These refs need to find a new job.
Oh, don't you know? The refs have to make it really easy for Boston to win.
Wow 17 assists for rondo
Hey did you guys know we could have had Rondo? Yes, you may all go put a bullet in your brains now.
Just no answer for ray ray.
Why can't Conseco Fieldhouse ever get that loud?
Because we ain't the NBA champions!
Murphy is really playing some great D on Big Baby...except not really.
Can't do anything by Big Baby (what a horrible nickname to have). We just need to score and get a couple stops (I sound like John Madden).
I HATE it when it's a close game and the other team scores when the shot clock goes off. Rondo doesn't want to shoot. We are begging him to, but he won't.
I hate that Celtics got starbury. He makes them that much tougher for that reason. He gives them a pg that can score. Wouldn't be surprised to see him on the floor at ends of games instead of rondo for that reason.
Unless they are going with a different lineup than the one I had to go by, the Clips might as well forfeit now. This lineup could easily be beaten by 40 plus points. It's that laughable and unfortunate.
I would like to see us just play well, I'm not really expecting a win. The Celtics are still killing their opponents even with out Garrnett. They just added Moore and are looking to add Marbury.
i hate the Celtics. I kinda want to go just to heckle the crap out of Paul Pierce.
Celtics = zero to hero (in one season). Every time I see them on TV, Cetics make it sound like its such a struggle and hard work. What "hard work"?!??!? Just slap together a few all stars and get a championship.. Bah. I can't stand watching "the truth" and "kg" with the shoulder rubbing and back and forth flattery. Yuck. Enjoy it while it lasts Boston... These kinda of trades need to be vetoed by the league. The Pau Gasol trade was wack too. Why cant the CLIPPERS pull something off like that. Uggggggg....
Lol imagine if they signed Marbury earlier and if he played against us today. That would suck. I agree with the whole KG whack, but now + another all-star in Marbury? That's complete garbage. On the other hand, Marbury is known to be a black-hole. Maybe he'll suck up the defending champs and destroy their team like he did with Phoenix and the Knicks. *crosses fingers*
With K.G. Out, I'm sure we can capitalize on this and come out with a close W down the stretch. If we played like we did against GSW, we should be fine.
This isn't a crappy 20 win warriors team. This is the defending champion Celtics. Even with KG out we've still go problems
E House was never this good when he played for the Clips. He was very streaky, inconsistant as I recall.
The clippers will either win by 10 or lose by 40+
Sam Cassell is in the audience looking at a potential coaching staff destination next season?
Sam cassell is up for an interview. I'm going to go vacum my apt.
Perkins with a hard illegal screen on Gordon who heads to the locker room clutching his shoulder.
I hate Kendrick Perkins more than any other player in the NBA, and I always have!
Where was this BD all season????
Wow lots of Hollywood stars coming out to see the game... Most are probably Lakers fans and got confused that there were two teams that play in Staples.
Ricky Pierce injures his thumb again.
Why do we keep fouling these idiots???
Baron fouls out... I don't think that was a foul. * Nevermind... That was a foul.
C's lead 91-90, 33.6 seconds left, refs give the Clips the Timeout even when they don't have possession... Doc Rivers asking "So It's MY Fault!?"
A change of scenery can make a big difference. We have seen many instances of this over the years. Robert Parish was considered a troublemaker in Golden State and then went on to become a Hall of Fame player in Boston. Dennis Johnson was a troublemaker in Seattle and became the glue that held the team together in Boston. Ricky Davis was seen as a troublemaker in Cleveland only to come to Boston to be the perfect teammate. Jermaine O'Neal was seen as a bust in Portland and became a dominant player in Indiana. Darko was a non-entity in Detroit only to become a player in Orlando. And on and on.
There are instances all over the league. A player seems washed up, a troublemaker, a mistake, etc. only to become a very big part of another team, in some cases, even an All Star.
The difference can be the system or the coaching or even the players he plays along side of. Some come from a system that doesn't fit their playing style. Or the coach and the player don't get along and so the player is not given playing time or given a reputation as a malcontent. Sometimes it is just the player maturing and breaking out that coincides with the trade.
I have read many opinions on both sides of the Mikki Moore signing. The bottom line is, what he did in Sacramento has little to do with what will happen in when he comes to Boston. He will be playing with 3 sure Hall of Famers and in a system that will play to his strengths. I am excited about the signing. He will bring energy and some intensity off the bench and gives us the length we have been missing on that second unit since PJ retired.
The bottom line is that I expect Mikki Moore to fit in very nicely.
Can't say that I've got much confidence in getting a win tonight, especially if no Nene. Maybe the home crowd can give them enough of a boost to pull one out.
Rumor is that mikki Moore is looking at signing with the Nuggets even though the Celtics want him. I think mikki Moore is a good fit to Denver.. If GK wants him...
Thank god nenes aright. Since kg is still out this should be a good matchup. Rondo vs billups or melo vs pierce. Ray ray will kill us
I can definitely see the nugs pulling this game out, they won up in Boston with the big 3 still intact. Yeah, were missing nene but there also missing garnett so it makes the playing field even. I can see melo and chauncey upsetting whatever rondo and pierce gets and the rest of the bench can outplay the Celtics bench.
I hope Chauncy can actually guard Rondo unlike everyone on the suns
They have KG out. But they have three other superstars in ray Allen, Paul pierce and rondo. Even if they have one missing they are still top 5 team. Too many first options there.
Sure loss, scal Is starting
Just keep rondo out of the paint and he is 0. If Ray gets hot is he the guy to stop, not like we did with CV last night. Pierce is going to have a 20+ game, just don't give him anything for free. The other players are worthless
Horrible the guy slid over to get that call refs going to hose us again??
These Refs must think that they are in Boston because they are getting all of the questionable calls in this game.
Now look at all the calls they didn't get.
I think Stern sent out the memo these Nuggs can't finish 2nd in the west!!
Smallest guy on the floor with 3 offensive rebounds, all in traffic. How does Rondo out rebound our center?
I thought that this would be a loss, but I did't think it would be a blowout.
What is Allen still doing in the game?
Boston's a cool team man. I love the way they play. I didn't really like Rondo before, but man, he has changed my mind this year. The dude just plays hard and the right way.
Wow how embarrassing. This team has no pride.
My picture is a little fuzzy....is that Bird, McHale, Parish, Johnson, Ainge, etc.etc. That we are playing?
Melo isn't a franchise player..........he is like KG, a good player who can win some games but not take his team to a title without other superstars taking the lead
Rondo is ridiculously good
Interestingly enough, Balkman was taken #1 spot higher than Rondo
I would say the Nuggs losing Nene and the Celtics losing Garnett are about a wash in terms of value to their respective teams. The Nuggs have no excuse for this kind of effort at home before a sold-out crowd.
U know it's bad when Bill Walker comes in with 10minutes left
10 bodies came on to the court but ONLY 5 SOULS AND THOSE SOULS WERE ALL WEARING GREEN
I guarantee Mikki Moor was watchin this game to see what team would be better the play for, and he definitely wont be persuaded to come to the nuggets.
Sad that the jazz just beat this Celtic team in Utah too and we couldn't even compete with them without their best player. Granted garnett did go down that game but still.
I guess the Nuggets have hit rock bottom when chants of go celtics fill the place. Im embarased to be a Nugs fan.
KG is out we do have a chance to win, it's not going to be easy but we can do it.
Guys we are playing at home and C's have no KG. We don't have Amare but this is our best chance to get the C's on our own court.
Without KG their interior defence should be vulnerable and we need to rebound hard. If we can't beat a front court with Scalabrine and Perkins at the 4 and 5 there is something wrong. I don't think Boston has enough points in them to outgun the Suns.
Boston is also old compared to the Suns so we just need to push the tempo hard and score efficiently. If we do that we will win the game.
Yeah the only way to win from here on out is to use small ball, hopefully the C's get tired by the 3rd quarter.
Slow down Ray-Ray, he always goes off on us...
I met Rondo and Ray Allen yesterday, real classy guys (sorry guys but Ray Allen is one of my top 3 favorite players in the league) I talked to them about the new Suns style of play and asked what they thought of it, Rondo said he thinks he is ready for the challenge and Ray said said he's glad we are running again but also said he loves the US Airways three point line haha.
I don't expect the Stoudemire-less Suns to beat the Garnet-less Celtics. I just hope they can use this as an educational experience to come up with different plays they can use against other teams. If it turns out Boston is blowing them away, I would like the Suns to let the starters sit and play the bench instead. A loss is a loss. It won't matter if it's by 20 points or 40 points. Save the legs for games they can win- may be Lakers at home is still do-able.
I have the audacity of hope. Let's see what Gentry's SSOL can do against this team. Besides, we owe them. Big time.
Good test for the Amare-less Suns against a very good team, albeit without their best defensive player. Who cares!? A win is a win! I believe the Suns can beat the Celtics.
The refs are horrible right now.
Are they not calling moving screens in this league anymore??? Glen baby Davis just put a bear hug on JRICH
HORRIBLE CALL, and I hate this crap can we get unbiased commentating? Holy JEEZ come on now
Horrible Defence by Suns
Boston shoots 80% in the quarter ?????? Yes...the 'old suns' are back.
Refs are retarded. Suns fans should throw bottles at them
We can't buy a call here. Probably b/c Sarver's too cheap.
Wow the suns miss those phantom calls that Boston are getting now a days. Rondo falls on the ground for a loose ball and no one causes him to fall yet a foul...
Going to be a run away before long simply because 1. Refs do not recognize the suns going for loose balls as being defense. And of course when you listen to the announcers who continue to say theres NO KG and Boston is up. What about theres no Amare?
Wow Suns ae losing to the Celtics that's embarrassing. They won't make the playoffs if they lose this game.
Anyone surprised that Rondo is torching us? ....I'm not..... He's also rebounding better than anyone on our team.... Standing tall at 6'1''
Can anyone believe that we gave this kid up? Why? Why? Why?
Hopefully Sarver is paying attention, and realizing that you shouldn't sell draft picks.
Yikes...we look garbage. Wish we had a chance to draft this Rondo kid
That was not even that good of a flop from big baby.
Ref's completely took the Suns out of the game.
That was the worst officiated half I have seen in a long time
This is how it goes against the Celts and the lakers. Stern has set the refs straight about who he wants I The finals.
We need to make some stops at defense. And get the ball down low to shaq, get Davis and Perkins outta game.
Wow....Offciating has been an absolute Joke out there. I'm pretty sure Eric Lewis is Partially blind in one eye...
We are turning the ball over a lot but this is squarely on the referees dictating the pace. We are not good in a half court set. That is where we turned the ball over under Porter. I know Gentry does not want to play this pound to shaq half court garbage, but with the way the refs are dictating the pace and digging us a grave there is no other solution.
The refs are not doing this on accident. They are actually very skilled. They just have an agenda and that agenda is NOT to make correct calls. It is to dictate tempo, work the spread, and pay homage to a higher rating draw under the instruction of Furor Stern
We are called for blocking fouls on the defensive end, while the C's do the same thing and we're called for a charge.
The Celtics go over the back on offensive boards almost everytime...The one play Barnes had I believe Powe Trapped uner the basket and Poe just jumps on his back to try to get the board.
We're getting schooled. Can Nash at least put a hand in Rondo's face? He's getting smoked every time. I'd like to see Shaq with a hard foul on him to make him think twice about coming back in the lane.
There is no way the Suns can win the way it's being officiated. They are calling fouls on the Suns almost every play, and none against the Celts. How can they expect the players to stay calm when they are being robbed?
Man, you can't breath close to a Celtic, but they grab like it was judo.
We are not lsoing this game because of the refs.... We are just not making shots, while the Celts just do what they want
The Celts don't really look that great, do they? Rondo is having the shooting day of his life but really, they're not even close to unbeatable. We get some decent calls and start hitting, we're okay. And if the refs have a serious accident at halftime, that wouldn't hurt
Ray Allen has a pocket ful of Daggers
I would put Nash on Brian Scalbrine. Yea it's a PG guarding a PF, but if the Celtcis want to run their offense through SCAL...Be my guest.
Are the refs really calling BS calls? Or we are just bitching because we're getting spanked?
We're bitching because we're getting spanked.
Come on. The Cletics are playing great, and we can't defend a chair, but when we try the refs won't allow it either.
The refs have been very poor and inconsistent at best. I hate how teams with a "physical" or "defensive" reputation get away with playing one way, while a "finesse" team like us can't touch anybody.
Freaking Scalabrine is scoring on us. Scalabrine! Brutal.
Rondo owns us.....
Kind of weird how Rondo is the one beating us when we could have had him. Why oh why did we give this kid up? He'd be our starter now with Nash backing him up.
Was a good first 6 minutes of the game
And now we see what was happily neglected during the 3 big wins Yes, they scored 140 each night But how many points did they give up?
Who cares how many they score as long as we score more?