Just need to get to the line early and often as the Celtics interior defense has been relegated to laying the lumber on opponents and intimidation. If Perkins has foul problems they are done, and I don't see any reason why the Cavaliers can't get to the line 30+ times.
It is time for Lebron and the Cavaliers to put put the Celtics out of their misery. No more thinking that they could just walk into a arena and win a game...The Cavs have to take game 4 and 5.
I agree, them just thinking they can win is annoying.
Cavs need to come out of the locker room like the 300 Spartans
I know this isn't meant to be taken literally, but I swear to God if I saw Bassy come out and stab KG with one of those long ass Spartan spears it would validate my entire existence.
This is a must win game for us. Orlando, Suns and Lakers are manhandling their opponents and we need to show that we are also their caliber. Taking two away will do that just fine.
The opponent we are facing right now are way better than any one else is facing. We will be a much better team and more prepared for them in the future because of it.
The Celitcs have pride and they know they got embarassed at home in front of there own fans. I expect them to come out fighting HARD and playing well. I think we are prepared however but we will see a different Boston team today. Remember how we responded after a beat down lost? We will see how good of a team we are today. I just ask for a fight.
Gm 4 officials: Joe DeRosa, Mike Callahan, Michael Smith. Excellent ref, DeRosa will never be accused of giving LeBron favoritism.
Lol. I look at this everyday to make sure we don't have Joey Crawford reffing
I was so excited to see both Crawford's, plus a few others, reffing yesterday!
Expect adjustments from Doc Rivers..Cs gonna be play tough defense, Pierce will be their offensive man, rondo will wear out our defense and X-factor sheed will emerge..
The Celtics are going to double LBJ from the outset. This is when at least 2 of the following -- Mo and AP and 'Twan -- need to start hot and stay hot. If that happens, then Tuesday will be the mercy killing....
Piece of cake win.
Considering the age of the big three, Wallace, and Findley, and the heft of BBD and Perkins, you wouldn't think the Celtics would be very good at running. Let's hope they try.
Couple shaky calls against us so far but decent enough start.
The Jump Shootah Throws the Hammer Down, Peg Leg KG is OWNED
OMG, how was that not a foul on Perkins? Shaq has to try and slam the ball on every play. He's not going to get anything. Now a foul on Jamison and KG shooting???
Don't let the crowd get into this game! D'oh. Too late.
Thanks LeBron, your strategy not to touch ball in the first period is really helping us a lot.
Seems like Boston is just defending the paint and will have us live off jump shots.
Well we have no chance when Rondo is outplaying LeBron.
I really don't think Boston fans realize how much they foul. Big baby pushed Shaq as he went up for the shot, but I bet money they they don't think that's a foul
Foul on James? What?? No way!
Sheesh, Rondo is a horrendous FT shooter.. And I thought we were bad.
Shaq needs to lay Rondo out on that last drive. Send a message from the start that he's going to get destroyed if he comes in the lane.
Cavs went cold, Celtics went cold.. Damn. But the cavs have this game anytime they want it.
I want Mo Williams gone in the off seasons. Hell, start Delonte. He's the much better player anyway. Trade Mo's ass for a cardboard box for all I care.
Ok NOW go to shaq now that Perkins is out. Davis/sheed can't defend shaq down low.
Celtics cant keep it up all game, they are too old and will get into foul trouble.
Celtics are beating us to every loose ball total 180 from last game
IM sorry to say but Allen has been shutting LBJ down
Someone let LBJ know the game started
Cavs better send the league that footage and ask for a Tech or flagrant assigned to the KG for grabbing AVs head and throwing him.
This isn't a championship team, even if we beat Boston, there's no way we play consistent enough to beat Orlando or LA.
I'm sorry Lebron is completely getting shut down by Tony Allen
Glen Davis post defense..... Is he near me?? ... Fall down
If we make it out of this series Orlando will tear us to pieces
I just don't get it, we act like we haven't seen their defense before. We attacked it well last game, but now we look dazed and confused like game 2.
Who would have thought the Celtics and their old ass legs would be beating us because of their transition game
Interesting- Sheed has picked 4 fouls in 8 minutes but has not made a field goal. His plus/minus is somehow +9!
Foul trouble will make them passive
This game has nothing to do with the Celtics and how they are playing, but all about how poorly the Cavs are playing! Also, would someone PLEASE put Rondo on his butt!!
Disagreed, Celtics are playing amazing D and their transition is amazing
The Celtics are running a lot in the first half...they can't keep this up the whole game, can they?
Rondo is insanely good.
I think that we will wear them down if we keep running. They were energized in the first half but I think that if we keep moving that they won't be able to keep up for much longer.
This team should be used to playing without Mo. He has had one good quarter in his playoff career. One. Dude should be told that he isn't allowed to take a shot unless he has 5 seconds to set his feet and fire.
Celts getting in foul trouble right now
How is Garnett never called for his patented lynch-elbow?
Despite the score we are starting to attack the hoop and I like it....Celtics aren't deep enough to keep fouling like this
This qtr will belong to LeBron!
How are the Celtic's getting out on fast breaks all day long???
It just goes back to this. If Lebron isn't great this team can't win games. It's a fact. Kobe closed out Utah like a killer last night while Leborn is more interested in going to the Yankees game tonight.
KG actually sounds like a decent member of society when he's not cursing at people... Sad story...
I get the feeling that we're circling around them before going for the jugular
We have them RIGHT where we want them. Perfect striking distance to go on our run in the 4th quarter.
This is getting very annoying.. Big Baby and Tony Allen are running a layup drill.
Pierce is due for a big game and I have a feeling it'll happen on Tuesday.
Great 3rd! Hopefully now LeBron will just be in his attack mode and we can seal this deal! Another classic 4th quarter
just think, we are down when pierce is 2-6 with 5 points, what if he cathches fire
Wether or not people want to admit it this is a mus win game. This will send a message to the league showing them who the Cavs really are.
We're getting killed by TONY ALLEN
I don't want to say it but we are in big trouble and that's putting it mildly. Again, we played a 1 great quarter and we're back to looking pathetic.
Boston's D is underrated
GLENN Davis Makes Me sick just looking at his face
Tony Allen owned LeBron in this game
The refs are trying to give this game to Boston
So much contact on both those plays AVs lay up and that drive by Rondo....the refs have called fouls all game and now are swallowing their whitles.
That's my biggest pet peeve about the refs is how inconsistent they are that and the makeup calls.
Why are we allowing Tony Allen to kill us
Damn the refs just suck!!! Both sides of the floor dam we need better refs in the league
Tony Allen is playing a good game for them....
Scrubs always find a way to show up against us. We need a scrub to show up every once in a while
Horrible refs!!!!!!!! I'm glad they called the foul on kg but that's a bad call
Why cant they STOP rondo//// He wants it more than anybody on the court
Rondo has a triple double, and more than 1/2 as many rebounds as our whole team. Cool
There's a real legit chance we're losing this series. I mean seriously, Rondo is doing anything he wants.
The referees went from calling everything to calling nothing.
Don't you people realize the only teams that matter are Boston and LA? The league explodes if there not in it, so for the good of basketball the cavs have been asked to lose. Don't worry the refs will help.
STOP blaming the refs....this is all on the cavs
LeBron is afraid to take a shot right now, its quite sad
Doc Rivers showing Mike Brown how to use timeouts. Take notes.
Some of the worst one sided officiating I've seen in a while. Once the 4th quarter started, the Celtics have gotten EVERY call. I don't usually point to the refs, but in this case its obvious
Stop blaming the refs.
To blame the complete meltdown the Cavs had to begin the fourth on the refs is completely stupid right now.
Everyone blaming the refs needs to stop. There have been some questionable no-calls, yes, but the Cavs are entirely responsible for digging themselves this hole right now by not coming out with ANY intensity in this fourth quarter and not executing on either offense or defense.
YES!!! Calls finnally being called in favor of us!!!
Today was a must win game and they didn't even come to play. We are not a championship team.
Celts in 6... Not even kidding, game 3 was a fluke Celtics have plkayed better than us the majority of this series
Just think Paul Pierce hasn't even showed up in this series yet......
Now its going to be a best of 3 series and Boston is more experienced and home court obviously not much of a benefit so I think Boston wins this series.. Orlando will destroy Boston in the ECF and Orlando vs lakers rematch
Don't overrate Orlando please,they got sweeps cause opponents arent hard for them,just like us last year,2 straight sweeps and then trouble begins.
Win or lose this series rajon rondo is the mvp of this series.. No doubt about it
We should have used Powe or Moon to deliver a hard foul. Parker let him take wide open jump shots and do what ever he wanted to. Someone needs to lay a hard foul on him and I guarantee he won't be tearing us apart. This is the Playoffs. I don't care if Powe or Moon gets suspended for taking out Rondo.
I'd rather have Pierce in than Tony Allen.
At least these refs are consistently bad. One of those terrible calls just went our way
Tell me again how this mess can be blamed on the refs???
Well I thought game 3 was the real us.. Obviously not BC we have looked the same in game 1 game 2 and game 4 then just had a crazy game in game 3... Were done
Congratulations, MVP. You have cost your team two playoff games. Moron
Cue the onslaught of questions about Lebron's elbow...
Gotta tip your hats to Boston, they came in here and kicked our asses. Refs if anything benefited us, Cavs gotta show up and execute next time, flat out.
Cavs have 4 rebounds this quarter. Rondo has 6.
How does a PG get 18 boards
I blame Ray Allen's mom.
Lebron didn't attack even with every fricken Celtic in foul trouble all game,
Um, at what point do they players realize they need to box out Rondo? A guy who is 6-1 has 17 rebounds....that is inexcusable. I really do not think that Rondo is an elite player, but quick guards against the Cavs absolutely destroy us
Personally, I think this team has chemistry issues. I might be attacked for that opinion, but there are too many chefs in the kitchen. Jamison needs plays called for him to be truly effective. Shaq is demanding the ball. James is pretty much the ball dominant player on the team. Even Mo Williams is a shoot first player that doesn't play defense. Shaq and Jamison didn't even get to play together a lot. Too many players need the ball in their hands.
MVP Chants for Rondo. Totally deserved. NBA MVP wore green today.
Remember guys, Boston is a great road team. I really hope the Cavs can win the next game
We got murdered on the glass...and the analysts are right Celtics have an ace in the hole Pierce will show up and I'm gonna hate when he does
Rondo is a great player other than the stats he is a great sportsman I was watching sportscenter and he helped up AP during the end when they were wining anyway
Boston obviously wanted to win more and that's why they played better to win. But how can the Cavs not want to win more than Celtics?
Refs I thought called a good game
Rondo and Tony Allen had fluke games.. We'll take game 5
Rondo is for real. He completely dominated this game on both ends of the floor, that is no fluke.
Unfortunately Rondo has had 4 fluke games in this series.....
Seeing KG score on a fast break made me wanna puke. Really Ol' Peg Leg running the floor better? And being outrebounded, discusting. Just like I said after game 2. It's ok though Boston is still tough. I was fully expecting 6 or 7 games.
And he wears a Yankees hat to press conference, cue 2010 talk
LeBron cannot be so oblivious as to not recognize wearing a Yankees cap after such a bad defeat would send the wrong signals. I'm really starting to think this guy gives two shits about this town, and just cares about himself.
MB is basically a puppet. He doesn't have mutch control on the team. LeBron has the control.
The ppl who said Boston was "old" were wrong. This series will test us and ultimately do us good for Orlando who has had it anythign but hard
Rondo is 100000 X better than Mo
And nice job by Andy. Schooled on the boards all day by a freakin point guard!
Why is it that everytime we lose it's because we "didn't care" or "had no energy". At some point you have to give a good team credit and Boston played well today on their home floor.
I agree. The Celtics played really well down the stretch and the Cavs just didn't make plays down the stretch. It's really about as simple as that.
Mo Williams doesn't match up well with other teams role players. Especially ones that show up and knock down open shots.
Rondo had more rebounds than Pierce, Allen, Perkins and KG combined. How does the PG get more rebounds than all the other starters total??? And how do our starters only get 1 offensive rebound the entire game?
Game 5 won't be close. I say 70% chance we win in 6, but if we don't we absolutely positively win if it goes 7. No way the Celts win 2 in the Q. Expect a dominating win Tuesday night.
I honestly don't know what's going to happen the rest of the way' I will say this though. If the Celtics play as aggressively as they did in games 2 & 4 then they're going to be real tough to beat.
Boston has worried me since the playoffs. I think they tanked on purpose to play CLE vs Orlando this round also. Playoffs are about matchups. Boston went 2-2 vs CLE this year even though the last game didn't mean anything to CLE. Boston won the title just a couple years ago and have 4 former or current All-Stars on the team that play a lot (5 if you count Finley). The other 3 series will probably be sweeps, Phoenix just swept SA. Even if CLE gets by Boston, Orlando will be tough.
Tony Allen just abused them..incredible..the cavs played scared in the 4th..
I'm sick of Rivers being miked,seeing Celtic player stories...just sick of it..
LeBron is in large part at fault for Rondo's 1000000000 dimes.
Doesn't make me as mad as his 30-some-odd rebounds. Dude's what, 6-1?
the Casualiers. why is it this way. poor coaching, no leadership, are they that good, is it fear. nevertheless- I still think cavs beat boston in 7. orlando is a different machine. i think the orlando series will be similar to last year.
Yeah right. Orlando from last year beat Celtics in game 7, without KG and with a worse bench. Celtics ain't easy, they're a top team!
The celtics are on top of their game right now. The celtics on top of their game is better than all the teams those other teams are playing. The celtics are much better than utah, the spurs and atlanta. Probably better than the lakers and suns too. Its no big deal though. It seems like everything has to go right for them and everything go wrong for us to lose. Its crazy that that had happened twice already but i highly doubt it will happen two more times
They don't look like a team at all. They play as individuals too often.
I question whether they can win 10 more games too! I want to say yes, but reality says no right now.
Let's not overlook the Celtics defense. It is incredible. And the reason the Cavs look like they are giving no effort. It's not the cavs it's who they are playing. That being said. They are as inconsistant as we are. So I like our chances in a 3 game series with hca