One thing that struck me tonight was the fact that the Hawks fans were complaining as much about the officiating as the Celtics fans were. The officiating was truly bad and they missed calls both ways. But there is no denying that the flagrant call on Baby was questionable at best. And the fact that they were very quick to call 3 techs on the bench changed the momentum of the game. I know that the Celtics got away with some stuff, but so did the Hawks and that one sequence was what changed the game and it is a pity that officials can completely change the momentum of a game in that way. The Hawks are 3-0 vs the Celtics this season, but they haven't faced the real Celtics and believe me, when they do, the result is going to be completely different.
Watch Paul Pierce tonight. I don't even like the guy. He's a cry baby. He complains to the ref's all the time. Jsmoove could take lessons. Just watch tonight as a real pro works the officials.
The difference between Pierce whining and Smooves whining is Pierce looks like he is about to cry; and Smoove looks like his head is about to explode in anger. They both cry a lot but Pierce gets sympathy; Smoove attracts the refs wrath
Truth be told is that Pierce is starting to lose it. He is definitely a step slower.
Josh may need to go to Tyler Perry's studio's for actin lessons, lol
That would be the last place I'd go for acting lessons..lol
Watching Lebron makes me think that is where he went.
This will be tough for the Hawks. We just won this past Friday. It is too fresh in Celtics mind. Even with KG not playing, I think Celtics crowd will give their older smart players enugh energy to get them a win. Still, we match up well, and clearly can take his team on. JJ must make some shots to take pressure off our bigs.
Our bigs are bigger than their bigs... run baby run!
o yes Josh smith vs scalloprini, o gawwwd
ahhhh the Bibby boo
Gingers should not be allowed to play basketball lol
I already am sick of Heinsohn
How is it so possible that every Celtic is so hateable?
How could Zaza have fouled Perkins when Perkins had already taken 6 steps>NBA refs, absolute Criminals
JJ gets no calls. Ever.
Watching the offense run through Josh Smith on the block is like watching paint dry, it's also depressing.
So rondo only makes 3's against us awesome
These refs are criminal
Wow fatass hitting fallaways and Rondo hitting 3's
Alen and Pierce have to play 40+ mins. We need to run them ragged out there. Off every screen and all over the court until they just keel over.
Hawks and refs are battling for ineptness
And here we go, Glen Davis playing the role of JJ redick tonight
“former college star, without the requisite game for the NBA has career night against Atlanta”
Tommy ... How can you complain about calls against the Celts? They are getting EVERYTHING
They are not going to call a foul on Boston, plain and simple. Shelden Williams has no discernable skill, except for “good at fouling”
Scal is the difference maker, frustrating Josh and hitting 3's Never thought i’d say that
I can't live with Scalabrine beating us Any reason why we don’t just pound him inside and make him foul?
Because that would be called coaching and you know how woody feels about coaching
How many non-Nba players have been tearing it up against us lately? Joel Anthony, Scalabrine, JJ Redick, Glen Davis…I think I will refer to it as getting “Jevale McGee-Ed” from now on….Hawks have been getting “McGee-Ed” a lot lately
What is this officiating? Joe gets hacked and no-call, then Crawford literally doesn't touch Pierce on the next possession outside the perimeter and gets whistled? Ouch.
I hate watching the Boston telecast, they are sooooo homerish. Very distracting, makes me hate Boston more.
It's completely inexcusable for Scalabrine to get the upper hand on Smoove like this. Awful play from Josh on the defensive end
This shows the difference in coaching abilities. Doc made adjustments. Guess who isn’t? I wasn’t expecting a win tonight because there is no way they let us beat them again. At least be competitive.
WHY do we let crappy players beat us
Did they not read the scouting report on Paul Pierce? He’s shooting damn near 50% from the 3 pt line.
If I was Woody and I didn't know how to make half time adjustments I would excuse myself to go the restroom and watch the half time show where the they give all the things that should be changed to win the game. It’s like having an answer key on the screen.
No one can match rondo's speed. Bibby is just not close and JJ is getting clowned.
Josh Smith has given up crucical points in moments of comeback to scalabrine ... Can't let a dangerous shooter like that have open room.
Josh Smith got his ankles broken by Scalabrine, so much for being DPOY and All-Star. What DOES it take to motivate him, I dunno, but his lack of hustle and effort against a player he should dominate is frustrating.
Salvatore hates the hawks. Write it down.
Perk gave Bibby a wedgie
Flagrant and 2 tecs on Doc
Nice call. Despite what Tommy thinks.
Literally, the Refs were giving Boston the game in the first half, and Doc has the nerve to bitch and moan? Are you kidding me? Why couldn’t he just ride it out? They were literally serving it up to Boston on a platter
I know it's mean to say, but... I’d pay good money to hear Tommy Heinsohn have a heart attack on the air.
Wow. Davis actuallly bit on a Josh fake.
Will Josh ever learn that the other team is leaving him wide open because he cannot shoot? It’s like a screen in football…if nobody is blocking a DL, there is a reason why….
We deserve this win. It’s obvious we can’t win against Orlando and the ref won’t let us beat Cleveland. Gotta give us something!!
Can you believe the Celtics are outshooting in FG% the hawks by 15% and outshooting them at the three as well?
Yes, they miss nothing. Luckily they don’t know how to take care of possessions
Wow, we flat-out stole that one Doc Rivers is an idiot, but thanks….we had no chance at this one without Doc’s implosion…
Nothing stolen they got outplayed in the second half and outplayed in every game against us, with and without KG
But still hovering around 10 until Doc went ballistic for no reason…Boston had total control until that…
Hawks game ball to Doc Rivers
Where ever Boston ends up in the seeding for the east we should automatically get the spot above them
It was Doc's dumb ass who flipped out with Boston up by 10 The refs were giving Boston the game in the 1st half. No reason for Doc to get angry. I was a legit call on that flagrant.
Sometimes I really think that Doc just likes to make a scene... …he looks like he loves being noticed.
Thanks Doc Rivers A flagrant, 3 Technicals all right there together.. 5/6 free throws and the ball… Thanks Doc, you gave us life and then we took this game.
Anybody wonder ….what the C’s acting head coach had against Scalabrine?
I am never, EVER watching a game on Boston's telecast again. These idiots should be fired for their pathetic announcing. I will be watching the entire 4th quarter with the game on mute.
All the Celts fans I'm hearin are whinin and cryin about the refs
If it was reverse we would be complaining about the refs too. That being said...we took it to them and they just could not come back.
That wasn't a flagrant foul, but neither was the one called on Zaza in the 1st half. Pretty hypocritical to lose your mind over what was at least consistent (bad) officiating.
We own the Celts, but the Knicks are somehow the scourge of Atlanta
It's just my opinion that neither of the flagrants called were really flagrants, but I still remember watching the Pistons in the 80s and the Knicks in the 90s basically do that on every drive to the basket. If Zaza's was a flagrant, then Davis' definitely was, though
I think that's a fair way to look at it FW...in any case it was an absurd time to get three Ts and for the coach to get himself ejected. Watching Rivers go wild on the replay I just thought WOW.
You know come playoff time the color commentators will mention how they were missing KG in 2 games. If we could only be as lucky to have Tommy Heinsohn call all our games. LOL