I think the Celtics come out strong, however, making us all nervous for the majority of the game. Even though we took home-court, it feels like the pressure is on us after the disaster in Game 2.
I'll be there. I'm thinking of bringing a sign that says "NBA: Where 5 on 8 happens"
This is a bit over the top. The Magic had a 37 to 25 free throw advantage in the last game. Pierce got into foul trouble early which effectively took him out of the game. There's bad calls both ways. No one's favoring either team.
Our players should elbow them all night. Maybe they will even eject their players for it, like they did to Artest.
Win or at least hurt somebody AJ got 6 hard fouls to make Rondo suffer
The NBA does not want Orlando to win so they won't.
This just in. Rashard will breathe on on Rondo and be suspended for game 4.
#48 Scott Foster - Strangely enough, he was assigned to the game that Dwight was suspended for. He proceeded to T up Stan, and eject Hedo for headbutting Dalembert's elbow. Dalembert remained in the game after his sick display of hot man love.
After Rafer apologized..... Doc Rivers said he disagreed with the suspension...... House called him a coward, and that the punishment was justified. Karma needs to kick this piece of human filth right in the groin.
Wood: Road team fouls 65.6% , Home team fouls 34.5%
To be fair, Rafer apologized to his teammates and not House.
I'd like to see someone kick Rondo's butt sometime, he's nothing but a punk.
Come on Ray. Don't be a flopper like Pierce. Don't make me hate you too
Whistle happy for the Celtics. I hate the nba. Worst league in the officiating caegory. Mmmm no fouls for us gotta love it
Rondo is a disgrace to Basketball!
We are scoring in the paint and they are settling for jump shots, if they keep doing it we are gonna win this one!
Wow they call offensive on Celtics marbury, I must admit I was suprpised
Once the 3 balls start falling, its over for Boston.
Did someone forget to give this officials instructions that Celtics must win? It just seems wrong when share of calls go our way too.
Boston seam to be doing a lot of crying. I love seeing that
Boston should never cry, there flat out dirty.
CAN't COMPLAIN ABOUT THE REFS SO FAR!!!!
Eddie scrubhouse has come in the game now...how does this guy make those crazy shots? Lol... You see em shaking his head like "yeah what!" running up the floor...please someone deck him on a screen...
Scalabrine's 3pt efficiency so far in this series makes me want to puke.
Scott Foster is the worst ref in this game, but so far the award goes to Leon Wood
Honestly the refs have been on our side this game .. Please stop complaining about them.. It actually feels good for once to get the benefit of the call
It seems like the refs are a little tentative to call out Orlando this game. Orlando's bringing the effort and the refs are punishing the C's for screwing up. I love it!
If things stay the same, I can only imagine the Celtics fans' outcry after this one.
Dwight got away with goaltending on that one.
AJ OWNS RONDO!
I think this is just a simple case of veteran experience (AJ) out classing a young guy (Rondo) tonight
I love seeing Kevin garnett's face during this game, I hate that guy
Magic's crowd puts Boston's crowd to shame.
When was the last time Eddie house missed anything?
Scal took the contact there against Lewis without flopping. ::clappyhands::
Here goes Pierce flayling his way to the line again.
Can we please attack Marbury, he can't play defense.
None of pierce's free throws count...he always steps over the line
Perkins is a punk!
Once again Boston trying to instigate something. At least the refs saw this one.
Boston will go through this series without a suspensio or ejection which will be the biggest joke in sports this year.
They have a lot of foul trouble down low, Davis , scalabrine, Perkins all have 5
Keep thrashing them... Pile on the pain! >_<... I want the Celtics to suffer
Pierce needs the refs love, cos he ain't that good.
They should just have the refs go up to pierce before every Boston possession, ask him if he wants to go to the free throw line this trip, and if he says yes, take about 10 seconds off the clock and send him straight to the line
Wacabrini is a joke too.. He's a wannabe defender like Vujachci for the lakers or how ever you spell it. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA they have to ride Eddie houses soon to be short lived shooting streak to stay in the game.
The refs doing their best to allow Boston to win.....as usual
Can't complain about the refs cause we shot 10 more FTS than they did. We got our share of calls.
Thow in the towel Doc cos your team will need rest for game 4 hahahahaha!!!!!
Feels good to pour it on, but it only counts as 1 win and all we're doing is pissing the Celtics off.
Bill Walker would've had dunk of the year if that went down.
Do u think Perkins will be suspended.. Is it as bad or worse than the other plays which resulted in suspensions ?
He wont be suspended because he was called for a flagrant 1
He won't be suspended, he didn't decapitate Pietrus.
Someone please make a gif of KG looking like an stupid **** pointing at his watch and then a frame showing the final score of the game.
Great win, wonder how the media spins this one to favour Boston.
If there is any integrity in this game at all Perkins should get suspended. An elbow compared to a slap? Come on
Going by the rulebook? Yes, that was (a very good covered up) intentional elbow to the face. Knowing the league they'll probably won't suspend him because he's on the Celtics..
I'm still willing to bet Perkins see's NO punishment for elbowing MP in the throat.
Any Boston player with any suspension? Of course, not!
I love how Barry can't find anything good to say about the Celtics
Doc looks disgusted I love it.
I'm quite sure I saw a Boston fan accidentally elbowing a Magic fan sitting next to him while reaching for his cell phone is his pocket. Should have been suspended..
I believe Dwight's blocks scared Rondo tonight. He was very passive. Way to go Dwight.
It just always amazes me how quickly fans can turn on their teams. I don't remember seeing Celtics fans being that caustic toward the Celtics even during that 18 game losing streak a couple of years back. Magic fans are just brutal toward their team when they start to lose or play poorly. I just loved the Superman to Superdog pictures. These are definitely more fun to gather when we win!
The C's will seek revenge in game 2. If we continue the trend to shoot 3's all night long we don't stand a chance.
I'm getting greedy, I really want this game badly!!!
Magic win, this time they don't blow a big lead... En route to series sweep!
I predict a win by at least 10 points
There's no reason why we can't play the same way we did in the first half of game 1. I don't think the Celtics can guard any of our players.
I want the Magic to win, but it will definitely be 8 to 5 out on the court tomorrow. Expect Pierce to live at the line and Rondo to try and behead someone. The NBA can't have their beloved Celtics down 2-0.
Boston is gonna come out fast and furious, hopefully magic can match their energy.
Without KG and Powe they are a different team against us; they can't defend us as well nor can they bully us inside like they usually do
I say we go up by about 15 by half, they battle back to maybe 8 or 7, and we CLOSE them out this time.
Salvatore is one of those "egomaniac" refs... He usually sucks, but every now and then, he will surprise you. Eddie Rush is a mediocre ref, which makes him one of the better refs in the NBA. Tom Washington hates us for some unknown reason.
Nowadays, I'm more worried when the magic start hitting their 3s or take a big lead than I am when they're trailing.
Refs allowing a lot of pushing on both ends.
Pierce is such a faker
GET PIERCE THE WHEELCHAIR!
What's the deal with Dwight? He has been a complete non-factor.
Perkins is out playing Howard
Dwight's letting himself be pushed all over the place by Perkins.
Were not going to get the kinda calls they get.
The Magic are playing 8 on 5, like we knew they would be.
Boston won't win this, we're going to lose it
Rondo came to play tonight.
I hate the Celtics.
Big baby was out of bounds when he took the ball from shard.
Rondo's going to have a triple-dip in the first half at this rate. Maybe we're just setting it up to show BOS how you're supposed to come back from 28 down.
If Eddie House is gonna be the guy that lights us up, then we don't deserve to win this
Dwight Howard sucks..
The defensive execution by the Magic is offensive
Now we're standing around pointing fingers.
Horrible basketball being played by Orlando right now. They are making the Celtic scrubs look like gods.
Our defensive rotations suck, House and Perkins are owning JJ/MP and Dwight
Our DPOY has surrendered 14 points to Kendrick Perkins in the half
46-61 at the half. Boston sucks so bad, we should be down 30
I like how whoever defends Eddie house isnt defending him..he always makes those 3's..he has nothing to lose..he cant make 2's.he cant make layups..he can only make 3's..just guard him at the 3 point line and let him drive..
This game makes me believe we are going to loose this series. Who's to say that we don't disappear the rest of this series just like we are doing in this game.
Why can Perkins push D12 every single time and no foul is called?
David Stern writes the refs checks, Stern does not want to see the Magic go up 2-0 in this series.
LOL, Brick House with the miracle shot-put.
There's the difference between wanting the win, and being lazy. In game 1 Rondo tried the same **** and Dwight sent him to the floor, tonight, Dwight is a poster on Rondo's bedroom...
I never thought of Larry Bird as much of a triple-double guy.
I really can't stand rondo right now. He was such a dirty player in the bulls series and got away with it all. Now he's picking us apart. Someone needs to knock him on his a** before this game is over. I can at least be happy about that.
This is the difference: Celtics keep playing, though they have a 24-point advantage on the Magic, they don't settle for jumpers
Now, for the most compelling story tonight "How badly we've been outscored since going up 28 Update: 46 points
Oh great rafer getting suspended
Dwight got away with pushing Ray.
Ok, so Alston will be suspended for next game, since he's not Rajon ROndo
He'll be retroactively ejected, suspended for the remainder of the series, and summarily executed.
The good news about this game is we know the league will be officially rigged should Rafer get suspended.
That's all Eddie House does is talk ****, dude's mouth is open more than KG for **** sake.
I don't mind Alston being suspended, he had to slap Eddie House.
Order everybody to slap House. They can't suspend us all!
Wow talk about no heart, pierce has 3 pts and we are getting killed, let alone that scrub house with 22? We lack a key mentality
I think rafer should get suspended for the slap..u don't ever slap a dude when they don't have the ball..
Well ... He connected and it was intentional. I think he gets one game.
Dwight didn't do anything today and the fact that he refused to send Rondo to the hospital on that dunk is killing my day
Our All Star center is being out played by Perkins.
LOL, ghost foul on Redick and then a ghost T on Redick... Refs are awesome... They don't care how the game is going, they just want to be the highlight
I think my t.v.'s broken or does Eddie House really have 31?
Do you guys think Raefer will be suspended for game 3, that slap seems pretty pedestrian compared to what rondo did last series
OMG Perkins smiled at the nba care commercial!
So it is possible for Perkins to smile ... Though it did look like it hurt him to do so.
I think a suspension for alston would prove that the league is biased as far as suspensions go, Rondo threw someone into the scorers table and got nothing
Eddie house "I know I can get my hands on the ball. I just have a lot of energy on both ends of the floor". I'm actually impressed with his post game he lied without hesitation.
In Alston case I really miss old fellow Dooling, that's a guy who did things right. Get in a fight with Ray Allen and take him out with the suspention, why waste yourself on Eddy House?
"Hello? Oh, okay, I'll tell him. Hey Dwight, Kia Motors just called, they want their DPOY trophy back. Lolz"
But I'll just say this: if Rafer is suspended, the NBA is a joke. I guess Rafer should have just whipped House into the 1st row? Or whacked him across the face?
We are definitely the better team.. Considering how awful we played tonite (except JJ) this is not a very bad loss..
Yeah Rafer probably just cost us a game because I know everyone remembers how this team looked with AJ and Lue. Rondo is going to dominate this series.Perkins and Big Baby outplaying Dwight and Shard? What a joke.
When House gets hot there isn't jack **** you can do. He knows his role and it is to fill it up. He is what JJ should be
I swear to God, Eddie House doesn't miss. I've seen enough of him to say without a doubt that he's a better shooter than anyone else in this league. He doesn't have the prettiest form but he is deadly. If you give him an inch, its going in.
It's a Magic thing. He's a freaking scrub, who has always owned us.
I don't understand why all this talk about Rafer suspended. Rondo took someones face off and then he threw someone into the scorer's table and nothing happened. If Rafer gets suspended we need to somehow petition against the league, someway, cuz that's ridiculous.
You guys think the officals are bad now, wait to see what happens if we play Cleveland. Anyone playing Cleveland or LA this year will have a huge disadvantage against them with the refs and the league. The league won't let a championship be without Kobe and LeBron.
House "I turned around, got hit upside my head, I guess he got tired of getting hit upside his head"
I refuse to even consider bad officiating when the whole team top to bottom cant beat someones scrubs from their bench. For god sakes rashard has got controlled by Jackie moon junior for 6 quarters out of 8. 128 million buck lazy *** cant even dominate a journeyman.
The Celtics sure stunk it up in that second quarter. But they played like we know they are capable of in the end of the 3rd and 4th. They lost the first game last series and pulled it out so not worried yet. They just need to remember that the game starts at the tip off, not after half time. It's always funny because both teams complain about the refs and really both teams have a case because there are missed calls and bad calls on both sides. Anyway, seeing that the Lakers lost makes it a lot better. Watching the Lakers lose is almost as good as seeing the Celtics win. Oddly, most Magic fans were more bothered by the Magic allowing the Celtics back in the game than were happy by the win.
We're gonna get the win. They're going to be worn out and still thinking about the Bulls while we are out on a mission with something to prove.
I say we win by 40
Magic lose game 1 by 10+ points
Rashard should be averaging 25 a game with Big Baby on him. He's faster, longer, more athletic. He won't have to deal with a high energy guy like Thaddeus Young in this series.
Rafer will fight rondo at some point He won't stand for what Rondo did to Rose. He's a vet who will not tolerate it.
Rondo is in for a rude awakening.
... That late season swoon to lose the #2 seed seems a bit bigger now I'd say...
The Celtics are tough even wihout KG...I can see this going to aleast a game 6....
Don't count on Boston being tired or wounded. Everyone knows how important game 1 is. If we had won our game 1 we would have walked out of the first series in 5 or less. For Boston, they can't lose home court, they will come out tonight very pumped and will work very hard.
Anything can happen. We had our best and most convincing win against Philly without our best player. Them playing without KG doesn't mean much.
They are still very tough with Rondo, Allen and Pierce. All three are better players than who they are matched up against.
Just tackle Allen at the end of games.tackle.Otherwise hes gonna drop 3s on us
Get Perkins out of the game early... Go to Dwight early and often in the first and try to get Perkins into foul trouble... Perkins actually does a pretty good job at guarding Dwight.... After Perkins theres a whole lot of nothing...
We're in trouble if Baby is making those.
Man I hate that shot by Davis
RONDO BATS IT INTO THE STANDS AND NO TECH
I think Shard flopped a little on that.
I absolutely LOVE all the moving screens Perkins is already setting, and Hedo was just bumped on the baseline causing that turnover, no call
Dwight getting dominated by Davis, who is about 2-3 inches shorter, not nearly as long, and not nearly as athletic.
Pierce got away with a two-hand shove on Dwight
Howard has gotten fouled 3 or 4 times, and no calls... that's messed up
Scalawlbrine with 2 more points than I hoped he would score all series.
They brought in Scal to guard Shard. That's who all their fans believe will stop him. Good Luck.
Scalabrine had no business making that shot. He was scared out of his mind going to the basket.
Dwight with no points after 1. I bet that does not happen to often.
Eddie house is what JJ should be
Whoever wrote that article talking about how stupid the Magic are is right.
AJ can't even keep up with Marbury This could be a problem
Marbury is not suppose to make that shot.
Man their bench is doing good.
They're not supposed to have a bench.
Figures Marbury would resurrect his career against us.
Davis spends a lot of time on the floor for a big guy.
Wow, Baby should not have that range.
We're taller, quicker (except for aj), lengthier, and more athletic than Boston
Another total lock up defense by the magic
OMG we are playing like a champ.
Boston's looking tired we need to keep running on them.
You just know they are going to come back strong in the 2nd. Pierce and Ray are not going to score 9 points combined in the 2nd half.
This series will be a sweep!
This kind of defensive play carries us to the final I believe.
Is Barkley on the Magic bandwagon, or is it just because we have the big lead?
Ray Allen will not have another 1 for 7 half the rest of this series, book it.
Davis is killing the Celtics thinking he is a good offensive option.
Lol at pierces flops sorry, can't just flap your hands in the air and scream like a girl to get a call
Jj is much, much better than ray Allen
They havnet shown KG once yet...LOL
Did rondo really try to dunk on Howard? Brave play by Rondo...
Rondo really wants to start something with Howard?
The way that crowd cheers when they get it to 16 you'd think they were within a few points
When you're playing a team like Boston (or Orlando for that matter), 16 is a few points.
Rafer and Rondo will fight in this series... it's a given
Rondo has been fouled the last five posessions, and we STILLLLLLL have not attempted a layup this quarter
Oh look, Rondo's going to the line again.
Scala on Hedo is like watching two elephant seals neck rubbing a sea rock
Orlando is doing everything in their power to lose this game. It's amazing. What a lack of common sense!
Disgusting nine minutes of basketball for Orlando. We are incapable of blowouts. Just incapable.
I'm not trying to be negative but our guys are folding under the defensive pressure. Hedo struggling to bring the ball up against Scalaps and beanies. Rafer not able to handle the pressure from Rajon Dumbo.
Their defense has stepped up.
I've always hated Doc's disgusted puppy dog face.
Doc Rivers is all sorts of suck I hated him when he was here in Orlando... Awful rotations, bad X's and O So overrated there in Boston... Even with winning the title last year... I hate hearing him speak Everything he spews is complete BS nonsensical garbage
Wow, Perkins with a hell of a play on Dwight.
We're boxing out, it's just the ball keeps finding Boston's players.
Wow rondo is getting away with so much on Howard
Lewis is cearly getting fouled by Scalabrine.
THe refs are letting them play.
I'm so proud our team doesn't resort to flopping, flailing, pushing or shoving that's one thing I'll take precedent over and respect for over the Celtics or any other team
Refs are screwing us over
It's not refs. It's Magic. C'mon.
Blowing a 28 point lead can't be good for us win or loss doesn't matter..
This is ridiculous. To go so cold game after game in the 4th.
Wow, Ray-Ray hit every part of the rim but it didn't drop.
8-second violation in a close Playoff game. No words.
GAME IS FIXED. THE WORST CALL I'VE EVER SEEN
How is that the ref's fault? Hedo took 8+ seconds to walk half of the length of the basketball floor
That right there proves the nba is rigged. An 8 second ... Comeon. When is that called. I have no respect for this sport at all.
Cut the crap. The sucky play in the second was a much bigger reason for the collapse. The refs excuse is such a cheap cop out.
Pierce is hurt. GET THE WHEELCHAIR!!!
Pierce is a complete sissy, so glad to see they didn't give him that call.
Pierce is one of my most hated in the NBA.
What a terrible game by the Magic. I am disgusted with this team. If this game is an indicator of how we will play, there is no freaking way we get out of this round.
THis is too weird.. We win on the road, take HCA but it still feels kinda bad..
We deserved to loose this game
We are simply too dumb to win a championship. This we have proven time and time again.
I don't want to loose the next game. HCA means nothing. Boston can easily win a game in Orlando. Bulls won game 1 against Boston.
We won, but all that's gonna be talked about is that we were up by 28, and the Mighty Celtics almost came back to win.
Veal did a very good job on Rashard. If Shard didn't get it in the block, he couldn't do anything against him. Hopefully BBD plays more minutes in Game 2.
Game 1: Monday, May 4, at Boston (8 p.m.; TNT) Game 2: Wednesday, May 6, at Boston (8 p.m.; TNT) Game 3: Friday, May 8, at Orlando (7 p.m.; ESPN) Game 4: Sunday, May 10, at Orlando (8 p.m.; TNT) Game 5*: Tuesday, May 12, at Boston (Time TBA; TNT) Game 6*: Thursday, May 14, at Orlando (Time TBA; ESPN) Game 7*: Sunday, May 17, at Boston (Time TBA; TNT) * If necessary
Sorry I haven't been around to post much for the past week but I have had some kind of very nasty flu bug that had me down and out. Just now getting back on my feet. I have to say this for the Bulls fans, they sure do post alot in game threads. I pulled comments from 3 different threads that had anywhere from 70 to 147 pages. My favorite part is where they were very happy to see Scal come in and then a few minutes later were very happy to see him sit down. The graphic with the game going to 11 overtimes was pretty funny. I also had to chuckle at the last comment. I don't know how KG does it either. Enjoy the final installment of the Comments from the Bulls Boards.
Bulls will win.
I expect 8 OT's or else this game will be boring compared to the other 6.
I'm REALLY looking forward to a Bulls & Magic matchup Don't think Celts are going anywhere this year.
Celtics want to knock the Bulls out but, frankly, the Bulls aren't scared of the Celtics anymore. I still want to see Rondo get hard fouled.
Brad Miller after laying out Rondo: "If he dies...he dies"
The Bulls could win this series and not win a single game in regulation.
The Bulls have no answer for Perkins and Big Baby down low. When Boston decides that enough is enough they clamp down on defense, and feed the ball to the Bigs on offense. The Bulls have to keep Boston from making runs.
Bulls by 10.Noah goes for 15/10/3ast/4 block/lots of screaming
Still can't believe Rondo getting the kid gloves treatment. He'll have to kill someone or punch a seeing eye dog before he gets a flagrant 2....
Good luck from this Raps fan guys! Kick the snot out of those green twits!
Allen with the flop Ray Allen must have no balance.
Brian Scalabrine is the palest man alive.
Don't get Scalabrine in foul trouble. We're better off with him on the floor.
Scalabrine is my favorite Celtics player. Ha ha blocked by Rose
2 on Scalabrine..MIKKI MOORE please
Scal is on GUARD THAT GOOFY LOOKING CLOWN
Will someone please guard Scalabrine?
3 on Scal! Thank god.
My TV isn't INTENSE enough to actually show KG's face.
Garnett's such a drama queen.
Celtics are winning because the Bulls can't defend Scalabrine and Eddie House????
BS call on Perkins. He didn't push Miller
Will Pauline need a wheelchair for that cut?
Just keep driving the ball...they'll run out of front court players eventually. That's if the refs call fouls.
Boston has gotten every single call in this game. Go figure.
I am cringing at the thought of Karen Garnett's celebration after the game.
The reason why Perkins and Davis always have those stupid looks on their faces when they get fouls called on them is because they are basically able to foul every play. Be it a moving screen, pushes in the back, hand checks, drawing charges from within the circle or knocking the hell out of anyone that comes in the paint.
Rondo is so faking that. Lol, no flagrant, awesome. Payback!!!
Another foul to Rondo. Get em miller ! SHOW HIM WHO CAN FOUL HARDER !
Ok good, beat Rondo the **** up
Brad was totally making a play for the ball when Rondo's head got in the way. Good playoff foul.
There's no moral victory versus Rondo unless we beat the crap out of him while we win.
I despise fat baby so much
I don't understand.. Glen Davis is not Tim Duncan. He hasn't missed an inside shot all series. Unbelievable.
Man, Big Baby is so massive, anything moving in his orbit is a foul.
That's fine, Marbury shooting is a good thing. He isn't going to make a damn shot, and even if he gets open he seems to scared to shoot. House, on the other hand isn't scared at all. He lives for these moments.
Its plain and simple the refs are giving them this game , they know it would be embarrassing if the Bulls win and they can't live with that .
If Cs win I am not watching ESPN all weekend
Celtics bench killed us.
I'm cheering for Orlando now and hope someone squashes Rondo like a bug.
Great! We showed that we are almost as good as Boston without Kevin Garnett.
Well, this came down to defense and once again, we couldn't get the necessary stops. This is what separates us from the Celtics. They can hunker down and put clamps on teams for extended stretches. Even if they're not flowing offensively, their defense keeps them in the game.
Perkins and Davis were pretty big boys that smash their way into rebounding positions that the Bulls were too skinny to push them out of.
We got smacked around by Big Baby Davis and Kendrick Perkins. That's worrisome. Big time worrisome
Well just think if KG was healthy this series would have been over 2 games ago.
If Garnett played, would Rondo have been so aggressive in the first few games? I doubt it. He killed us and kept the Celtics in this series. He allowed Boston to attack us at our weakest position defensively.
Kevin Garnett is not the same player he was 5 years ago, but the Celtic's "lesser players" still defer to him as if he was.
I just don't see Garnett providing anything more that they didn't get already from the guys who played. I really give Davis and Perkins credit. They stepped it up, big time.
My head hurts from the intensity. Honestly, I don't know how Kevin Garnett does it.