I have been waiting for this since the opener. Please, please, please can we finally get a win in Boston?
Countdown to Z's return: Roughly 26 days
I would throw Powe out there against BOS. I bet he had this game on his calendar throughout his rehab. Even if he only plays well in short minutes, I bet he would bust it 110% out there in this one.
Not looking forward to this one. I don't see us winning this one with the way we are playing
Keep in mind that Boston is a much better team on the road than they are at home.
Pierce out is bad news for us. We coast against under-manned teams.
We're a much better team than the Celtics but still I have a bad feeling about this game.
LeBron's latest form is concerning me especially his decision making in the clutch.
It's all about being physical and imposing our will on the Cs. Perkins will play tough and so will KG, so we need to match their intensity. Mo Williams needs to come out tonight, no question, otherwise Rondo will abuse him. I'll consider KG and Jamison a wash and Lebron will be Lebron, but our guard play against their guard play will secure the victory.
I don't know, remember how we always play like shit against teams without their best offensive weapon? Lose to the Dirk-less Mavs, Carmelo-less Nuggets. That said, I'd still rather Pierce is out. Gives them one less guy to throw at LeBron. They'd really only have Daniels and I guess Tony Allen.
We know Boston is on the decline, so let's get them now.
Need to make every Celtic cry like Big Baby after the game.
Tawn needs to make Garnett work on the defensive end so he can't abuse Jamison on the offensive end.
A couple of shots to Garnett's stapled-together knee might also help
Pierce out should increase our chances of winning. But I was hoping to see them all healthy to see how we did against them when they are all healthy.
I feel you're going to be left wanting for a long time for these geezers to all be healthy.
If Paul Pierce isn't playing, then we have to beat these guys down and leave no doubt. If Mo gets it going, that could be a possibility.. I just don't think Bostons defense is quick enough right now to be able to stop us offensively. We have to use that to our advantage.
We need to establish our game plan early. Run often, these old men can't keep up with us, do not slow it to their pace.
I have such a hard time watching Celtics games and not cringing because of that ginger tool Scalabrine.
While I don't think this is a very big game (as I don't consider the Celtics contenders) I really want to win in Boston.
I'm really worried about MO guarding rondo & nate. If rondo starts tearing it up like he is capable of, I hope Mb makes changes fast. I would put LBJ on him to knock him off his game.. We CANT let him get going.
Rondo is a lot quicker than LBJ...
Why are you talking like LeBron is Paul Pierce and has no lateral movement? LeBron is one of the quickest players in the league.
On a side-note, I hope that old corpse Wallace chucks 3's when he's in. I love watching his 3's abuse the rim...
I think you made a mistake about where this game is taking place. I mean, with all these old people, shouldn't it be taking place at a nursing home somewhere in Boston?
Boston has given up many big leads this season.. So I wouldn't worry as much if we were down by 10+.
Rondo is abusing our perimeter defense.
This Rondo **** is ridiculous.
Why do we look so pathetic? What happened?
BOS is getting whatever they want. Post-ups, dribble penetration, P&R, whatever they want.
Oh how I remember the days when we were a good team.
Once again, LeBron blatantly fouled but you know afterward they are going to say it was a touch foul
Boston blows more double digit teams than most of the other big time playoff teams, so I have no doubts that the Cavs will come back in this one.
For some reason, this has been the story for the Celtics this season.. They are known for giving up big leads.
Another bit of good news is Rondo just played all of the first half. I doubt he can keep this pace up.
Hey how the hell can you play basketball your entire life and not learn any defensive abilities? You would think that wasn't possible but Parker is the answer
The "geriatrics" beat us down the court on that long rebound.
Take Mo off the court and put Gibson or West in, he's not giving you anything on offense and his defense is a joke.
Mo is officially back!
You know the Celtics are dead when Hickson steals the ball away from KG.
Nice to know we only have to play one good quarter against these guys.
Mo doesn't need to take anymore 3's But I love to see Rondo taking 3's
If we play Boston in the playoffs I'm going to get one of those "Shoot it Boobie Shoot it" shirts and change Boobies name to Rondo. Hilarious trying to watch that guy shoot in a game.
Rondo in the 3rd quarter: 3 assists, 1 point, 0-1 FG, 1 rebound. Surprising turnaround from the first half.
I COULDN'T believe that we are 28th in the league in free throw shooting. That is just GROSS.
Big Baby is such a flopping bitch. He's 300 pounds. That's not a charge.
Refs make the previous offensive foul right by compensating.
Travel on Delonte, but I LOVE HIM, best PG on the team!!!!
I love all the Cavs but DeLonte just may be my favorite..lol..it is hard to choose but other than a bad game or 2 last year vs. Orloando he has brung it in big games and he gives it to Boston
Nice to see the Celtdicks missing layups now as well. This has been typical of their season so far, but they will start executing again at the end of this game. Hopefully our offense is in complete rhythm by then.
The Celtics need to put to bed. These 8:00 games are a bit too late for those old men
Lol @ Celtics 27% 2nd half shooting
Is Davis the fattest player in the league? Dude has bigger boobs than all the Celtic's cheerleaders combined...
Wow at those refs. Unbelievable. They want Boston to win.
Do this in the playoffs Mo, and we're winning a title!!!!!!
Perkins has the crabbiest demeanor in the league. Cheer up, dude.
Did JJ Hickson just rip the ball right out of Garnett's hands?
Finally these guys woke up. If you don't let Rondo run free through the lane, the Celtics are not hard to defend. You only really have to worry about Allen running off of screens.
The refs just gave KG the pity foul call.
Do you guys think they serve Metamucil on the sidelines for Garnett and Allen?
Celtics LOL how far you have fallen
Kg sure is quiet out on the court now that he's a gimped bitch
LOL at Rondo shooting 3s. This isn't the HORSE competion.
Guys, we should trade Shaq while his value high. Clearly we're better without him.
Was Shaq's injury a blessing in disguise? We've found Boston's weakness...
There's a reason Atlanta gives them fits, old guys can't guard athletic freaks. JJ, Moon, LeBron, Delonte, Mo. Boston has no answer.
We bullied them ******, we bullied them And I always thought the easy way to beat the Celtics was to go small, Atlanta just runs on them.
KG needs to retire, he has his mvp and ring.
Boston's weakness is the fact that they have no offensive weapons outside of Ray, and he is primarily a jumpshooter. They got unlikely offensive production from both Rasheed and Rondo in the first half, and the law of averages states that that wouldn't happen over the course of the entire game. Not really a surprise that they cooled off in the second half.
This game only confirms what I have been saying the whole season: The Celtics are no longer contenders for the title.
Atlanta, Cleveland, and Orlando are definitely the top 3 teams in the east. Boston is the clear 4th, well behind the top 3, but still comfortably ahead of the rest of the teams.
I really hope we get them in the 2nd round, let Atlanta and Orlando duke it out while we hammer the Celtics in 5 games.
Celtics will get demolished by all three by going small they can't keep up.
This is one of the best wins this season.. No doubt about that. I just knew the C's were going to give up a double digit lead, seeing that's what they have been doing all season long...