This game was amazing to watch. I had a lot of fun chatting with the guys on CelticsLife while watching it. I don't know if I have ever had such a range of emotions in such a short time and it seems the Miami fans went through the same range of emotions except backwards from ours. Great win for the Celtics but very heartbreaking loss for the Heat. Since the Celtics have had a few of those recently, I feel their pain - but not enough to not enjoy these comments from the other side
What do you guys think about this game on Wednesday? I am a realist, so regularly I would say we would lose because the Celtics are just a better team no questions asked, but... They will be missing a FEW of the players that make our lives impossible.
I want to say KG is out, Pierce is probably out and Rondo is still so - so.
I like our chances. Let's shut them down.
Hmm, wow if those 3 are out then we should be able to win, especially with Pierce and KG, who killed us last 2 games we played them. We would only have to worry about Allen.
If we beat Orlando the way we did, there's no way we can't beat the Celtics without KG an PP.
Ya Miami should make this one quick and painless.
We got to watch out for Perkins he dominated us last time but we should be able to win. Wish Alston could play for us by then so he and house can battle each other. Lol House probably still pissed...
Turns out house who has the flu might not play either and Perkins might be a game time decision.Heat 104 Celtics 86
Hope beas continues to have big games, he needs to sort out his poor second half play but other than that he's really ballin ATM. Other than that I think Wright should mark Allen, when wades not on the floor, sounds like he's going to be their main scoring option outside of sheed and Perkins... And rondo. Damn Celtics have A LOT of weapons.
Lol @ anything being an easy comfortale win for the Heat. I can see us getting smacked even with all the Celtics missing players. Because the Heat players might come in the same way as the fans thinking its a guaranteed win and get their aszes outhustled and outrebounded.
If our team don't win this game, it will make our whole organization and superstar look bad and be critized by the media. But then again, the media doesn't care about our team anymore.
Why is everyone acting like this will be an easy win? The only person they are missing is KG. And their team is still vastly better than ours even without him.
What about Paul Pierce? If he's still out, there's no reason we can't win this game. If he is back, then that's another story.
Mr. Clutch is back.
Hope you guys don't mind having this Lakers fan as a guest poster tonight. I wanna see the Cs lose as much as you guys do tonight.
I hate Rasheed Wallace The guy cries about everything....Beasley needs to attack Rasheed, not shoot jumpers.
Kendrick Perkins is dominating us. Its too bad we don't have a tough center on our roster to bang with him.
Also one thing I'm jealous about that the C's have, lights out 3-point shooting (Pierce/Allen). Its not something you want to depend on, but it allows you to win games you probably have no business winning. I'm so disappointed with Cook/JJ this season.
There is no way Rasheed can guard Beasley- so of course let's move Beasley to SF and help them.
Why are we pressing Rando? LOL
Somebody please at least try to slow down Rondo, we just allow him to drive right to the paint every time.
We are letting Rondo keep them in the game.
Can we get a refund on Arroyo's guarantee? Not a good game for him so far.
Can't say I agree with that. Arroyo got pushed off, but then Rondo takes a dive and gets the foul call. I'll never forget how he got off scot free last Playoffs both times (Hinrich & Miller). That still ticks me off to this day!
Defense is key to win this game. Somebody needs to slow down Rondo's penetration, and Joel needs to stop jumping like a bunny everytime anyone gets near the paint, if we're gonna slow down Perkins. Or we could just try playing Magloire, but I'm not gonna count on that.
I don't think people understand how fast is Rondo, dude looks like a bullet. We have tried to trap him, and he blows by the defensive coverage.
Though our guards have to let him shoot. And you can't blame Anthony for giving help, that is what our defense is about, rotation help.
We just need to play better all around. Some guys are looking quite sloppy, Arroyo, chalmers.
The difference is, they have Rondo, we don't.
The Celtics play great basketball on both ends of the court but thanks to a little Wade and good effort we hang in there. The only thing that's annoying me is Rondo flat out killing us. Yeah he's great, I love to watch him play but come on, our point guards are not even trying, they're getting their feelings hurt.
Joel's been awful, he's giving up open dunks by trying to get blocks all the time. Doesn't help at all, that's why Perkins has 17 points.
We are making KPerkins look like Shaq in his prime
With the way Doc Rivers gyrates out there on the bench, you'd think the refs had an agenda against the Celtics. WRONG! Stop crying you idiot and just do your job!
That's a charge but after Boston whined so much the ref gave them one.
Penetration. The Celtics are getting it every single possession. Its hard to play defense when you're constantly on your heels.
Boston's gonna pull away very soon if this team doesn't do something quickly.
Miami's gonna need 40+ from Wade tonight to win. I'll call that right now.
This is the UD we need- he's a great role player when Spo is not trying to turn him into an All-Star. Loved how he got into Rasheed's head.
We could be great, we just need one more good player. We are 100x better than the Lakers before the Gasol-trade.
We look like a well-oiled machine right now, guys are absolutely all over the place defensively, I love it.
Scalabrine is the Beasley stopper it seems.
I hate Rasheed.
We get killed on 3-pts by a 25% shooter.
Q how dare you foul Pierce with your face
Soooooo Wallace doesn't get a technical for that but Q did...
I hate the Celtics.
Ridiculous and Q had an actual argument.
**** you Boston and your Boston tea party.
D-Wade does it again THIS IS MY HOUSE!
DWade for the WIN!!! Yess! Yes! Yes!!!!!!
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! How does Pierce have space to make that pass? Better yet how does Rondo get to the rim?
See THIS is the difference between a regular NBA coach and a good coach!
Great play by Dwyane though, I was celebrating already!
Overtime, damn what the hell happened? LOL. I though we probably loss this game, then Wade makes some freethrows, then steals the ball to dunk it, then we give a layup with .06 to overtime.
Doc Rivers is definitely picking on Chalmers in OT, Rondo is toying with him.
Chalmers is getting abused so bad that I feel like calling child support
MOST of their freaking points came off Rondo's penetration. Hell, the last freaking play in regulation was a rondo score.
Embarrassing finish. I expected more from Wade's sidekicks. Regardless of how disgusted I am at the finish of this game, I think Heat Fans should take solace in 2010. Losses like this won't happen after August of this year.
Does Spo even know you can make a sub in overtime?
Don't talk smack about Spo. If he had better players we would have won this game.
I would love Spo to tell us what play he thought Boston was running on that last regulation play. Why put a small defender on the inbounder and not protect the paint.
Such an unfortunate loss. We could've won so easily if only the clock people hadn't frozen the clock for one second on that second to last play in regulation where Wade went down and got fouled by Allen. Such a small error affected the whole outcome of the game. God hates us.
That's actually a good one to, but unfortunately they work for us.
Ok am confused, who are we blaming this on Chalmers, or Spo? If it's my pick I'd like to blame the reff that let Pierce elbow Q in the face (though really funny) & not only get away with it but call a technical on Q.
This Boston team even without K.G still plays very good basketball Rondo is an All Star.
Another loss due to our impotent PG ..who needs a PG Ala Chalmers, just put the towel boy, do something
You could see Paul Pierce giving DWade words of encouragment, I think it was pretty easy to see that Dwyane was thinking "how much more can I give?"
My point was why blame anyone? The blame is on the fact that we don't have a team as talented as BOS. We, & everyone knows this. Their record does not lie, even with all their injuries.
Just b/c we are not as talented doesn't mean we shouldn't win. We lost this game and it should have been a win.
One thing Arroyo is marginally good at it is flopping and taking charges but aside from that he doesn't provide a whole lot more other than a semi-steady ballhandling.
Its not like Boston made a ton of huge clutch shots or something. They were getting easy penetration, against the point guard nearly every time down the floor, and had multiple open layups/dunks/3's generated from it. While on the other end, we were playing Wade-on-5 offense, meaning Mario is useless out there.
I though we went toe to toe with Celtics and we were let down by 2 people. I hate to put it on that one foul by the refs. Yes it was big but come on we got enough calls before that.
I wouldn't say Doc Rivers won his team the game either, but Boston did continually attack the same point on our defense. Whereas when something was working for us (Wade penetrating, Haslem pick-and-pop jumpers), Boston made the necessary adjustments to slow us down.
Boston's defense is really good.
I wonder what happened to Chalmers quickness, maybe Rondo is just that quick
Q probably was kind of reeling from the refs tech.
How the hell does Rasheed doesn't get a tech trowing like a 2 minute fit in the bench? When Q got a tech for who knows what.
After the Wade steal and dunk we were going INSANE and high fiving eachother and jumping around and then that **** Rondo alley-oop, ugh. I've never gone from such a high to such a low so fast at a game.
Chalmers should never touch the floor again after Rafer (hopefully) gets here. Send him to the D league and teach him what defense is or ship his asz out while people can still be fooled into thinking he'll ever be a valuable NBA player.
The OT shouldn't have happened. Rondo is just too much. It just made me sooo tired seeing Wade do this much and lose.
We had this game won....thanks to chalmers with he D....once again, another no namers on offense kills him,...he cant guard nobody....I don't care how hard he played
Rondo ain't a nobody on offense lmao. He doesn't shoot well yes but he can finish under the rim which makes it all the more obvious how bad chalmers' defense is cos if I was guarding rondo I would sag off him so much and dare him to shoot yet rondo kept blowing by chalmers like he wasn't even there lmfao
Heartbreak loss of the year. no words. just feel like crying
I think im not going to school tomorrow. too depressed. I dont want to have my friends laugh at me. I ****** stayed u untill 6 am to see Chalmers getting schooled by rondo. This is more heartbreaking than the kobe buzzer beater.
i want to kill myself and bring chalmers and allen with me. Damn!!!!
Don't forget Rondo...pls.
Kobe's shot is worse but even though this loss hurt cheer up because we will have Alston soon . Just something to look forward to to get your mind off of the lost
Another stupid game they had won and refused to win. How the **** are you gonna let that lizard looking mother****er score with .6? And blowing an 11 point lead in the 4th didn't help, either.
This is a tough one to swallow guys no homo but look at it this way. It took a screw up by chalmers at the end of the game for us to lose against an elite team.
That was also missing an elite player...
well boston is still an elite team even if they are missing garnett thats how deep they are. We put a hell of a fight but it could have gone our way if it wasnt for a freak play
Can you believe Boston had Allen, Pierce and Rondo on the court -three all-stars (and Rondo will be one soon)-, with their best player(KG) missing the game? I wonder what is on Wade's head when he sees all that first level talent to then turn around and look at his bench.... Riley better add two all-star studs this summer to add to Wade and Beasley.
Talent wins it by a blow out.. Good coaching wins by a point.
Nice L. We got screwed by ray Allen, the refs and most importantly CHALMERS GUARDING RONDO.