Let's go Bucks! The way they laid an egg against the Bulls makes me think we could take them and perhaps they even want to play us...
We will see if the Celtics rest guys for this game. They would much rather play the Bucks than the Heat. So if they lose this game they do their part to get the Bucks in the first round.
Miami would much rather play the Hawks in the first round and get out of having to play the Cavs in the second round. If you see Wade, Haslem, and O'neal resting you know their plan is to lose to get the 6 th seed and a matchup with Atlanta.
Given how unlikely it is that the Heat will lose to the Nets I don't think it would be a bad idea for Skiles to rest the Bucks' top players tonight.
Well, I think that would depend. Miami's bench is terrible. If they rest their starters, NJ's starters could definitely beat Miami's bench.
I think I'd prefer to play Boston. I go back and forth on who I want to play. I like our chances against Boston 5 on 5 but I worry about the officiating. Atlanta I think would be a close series but they are damn athletic and I think they would abuse us on a few matchups.
I want Boston And then I want someone to surround Paul Pierce's car with marbles
Man I want a Boston series something fierce. I think Atlanta's insane athleticism negates some of our defensive abilities, especially without a force in the middle. I also think they're hungrier than Boston and have a chip on their shoulder. Atlanta still feels like the underdog and wants to stomp someone in the first round.
I want Boston just because if we are going to miraculously pull an upset, I want it to be against Kevin Garnett.
I don't like Boston or Atlanta, a lot of punks on both teams...
Maybe Rasheed can help us out Like he did last night for the Bulls! Haha!
Even id the C's are resting their starters I would still like us to come out, show good defensive intensity, and stomp on their necks.
Rondo the only starter playing for the Celtics, while Wade, JO and Haslem are all sitting out…we could see the C’s after all…
I hope we get Boston, despite the obvious officiating bias they will receive.
If we play Boston in first round it is 4-0 Boston or 4-1 Boston. God let it be Atlanta please
I want us to play Boston. I too don't think we would win the series. But we can at least inflict some pain and destroy their souls so they are no chance in the 2nd round.
I feel like we're going to win this game and end up playing Boston which isn't really what I want.
I'd much rather play the Hawks since I can tolerate their players and fans.
Somebody named Oliver Lafayette is on the court for the Boston Celtics
The C’s signed two guys off the street for the sole purpose of tanking this game. That’s tremendous.
OMG... OLIVER LAFYETTE!!!
Ted Davis was calling him the big O. Guess they didn't even give the announcers notes on the guy.
Haha, Moute falls over and they call a foul on Big Baby.
The Celtics are letting us have this one which is to be expected. I'm sure they would much rather play us than Miami.
Bogut should send a tweet at halftime saying 'great news, doc says I'll be ready for game 1 of playoffs'. Then start watching the Celtics play hard
Here we go, time to find out who can do a better job of not trying to win this game.
Too bad this game has turned into 48 minutes of garbage time, but you really can't blame either coach.
Too bad the Nets suck too badly for the Heat's tanking plan to work, though. They can't score in Miami!!
That could get interesting at the end. I just hope Miami doesn't resort to the Rasheed Wallace throw-it-in-the-wrong-basket strategy.
If we lose someone to injury I will blame Skiles. WTF is he doing there? Old guys Stackhouse and Ridnour played most minutes (15+) then grandfather Thomas with 13+
Can Skiles bring Jackson in just to lay a hard foul on Rondo. Get him out of the game (and maybe a few more).
Don't imagine the thought hasn't crossed his mind
Miami scrubs take control of their game making this one semi-irrelevent.
Even with Beasley scoring 16 they're on pace to score only about 80. Too bad for them the Nets aren't cooperating. These games are giving "the NBA - where amazing happens" a whole new meaning.
Sucks the Heat get to smoke the Old Celtics.
I will enjoy watching Boston crash and burn.
Gadzuric vs Scalabrine worth the price of admission alone