A lot of complaining about the refs in this one. There were a few fans who realized that the officiating was bad both ways, but some just saw the bad calls on the Magic, not the bad ones on the Celtics. The comment that really floored me was the one about hoping the Celtics plane crashed. I mean, it's just a game. Yes, I'm happy the Celtics won, but if they lost, I would never wish harm on the Magic. I don't even wish harm on the Fakers and I really hate that team. Pretty sad to wish people dead just because they beat your team. One comment made me think though... The Wizards very improbably win the lottery after trading Jamison to the Cavs for nothing. Makes you think, doesn't it? There are a couple interesting comments from fans of other teams thrown in and a fun video from a Celtics fan. All that being said...great win by the Celtics. Enjoy today's Comments from the Other Side...
Celtics will fall.. Magic will win - easy!
This series is over. Didn't anyone ever tell the Celtics?; You don't wanna mess with a sleeping Mickey mouse...errr giant. Either way we dominate
We need a win obviously but it cant be a close game, we have to blow them OUT of the building, we need to boost our confidence heading to Boston and send a message.
I just have to say... I liked the refereeing we had in game one.. I hope its the same for this game... The reason I bring this up is because I watched the suns v lakers game... OMFG the refs favoured the shiit out of the lakers(Kobe) one play which stood out, was when Kobe backed Dudley down and went up to shoot (dudleys arms straight up, standing still, no contact at all) the whistle went, bam foul on Dudley... Was so pissed at that, I turned the game off.
I predict Matt Barnes will kill every Celtic and we win
I shall poke my KG voodoo doll in the knee again
I wish the Magic didn’t have home court advantage…and that they were still the underdogs. Now, that I expected them to win this series, it’s gonna sting that much harder if they lose it.
As bad as we played on Sunday, we still made it come down to the final minute. Magic roll in game 2.
Words can't describe how huge of a game this is. Can't go down 2-0, I doubt we'll let that happen. I'm guaranteeing a win tonight.
We played our absolute worst, they played their absolute best and we lost by 4. Need I say more.
I'm prediciting a 15-20 pt victory. A focused Magic team is never good for the opponent.
@paulpierce34 You know we going crazy tonight. Sorry Dwight
Pierce tweeted that 15 minutes ago. Everyone talking ****, and 'Sheed hasn't stopped.
Biggest trash talkers in the league. It's why everyone hates them and hopes they lose. I'd hate to know my team was "that" team.
I'm trying to think how Atlanta killed the Celtics 4 times during the season - maybe we could try going small like them? Plus, I bet bass would powerhouse Perkins.
Not excited to see Pierce playing this aggressive
I wish we knew how to flop like Boston, when jameer was tripped up by rondo, he should of fallen, maybe get a foul on him
Dwight sucks against Boston.
Someone tell Jameer to stop playing scared, and for Dwight to start caring. No way we win this series with them playing that way.
REALLY hope Rondo gets a concussion from that
Don't wish serious injuries on anyone, hope he is ok
Rondo better get up. I want to beat this team without excuses.
We are getting called for every touch foul, yet the Celts are allowed to hack away on every possession with NO calls, pretty pathetic how much refs favor one team over another
Well, I can't blame the refs. Hard to pass up another Lakers/Celtics finals.
2 on Pierce... THANK GOD!
Dwight is flicking his wrist during his FT again. This is trouble.
Wallace just isn't very good. Every time he shoots I feel happy inside
Other than Pierce the Celtics haven't been shooting too well. The Magic are at least starting to get into a rhythm.
Sheed finally playing like Sheed
Redick just 'Paul pierced' Paul pierce
Is sheed a magic? He missed shots then commited a turnover then fouled Dwight
I hate Rasheed Wallace sooooooo much.
Celts still missing wide open shots. This team needs to stop scrambling over the floor and play man to man D.
The Celtics have surprised me. I didn't think they had this much game left. Hopefully the refs keep calling the holding on Dwight because it's redicolous..
Celtics having a lot of things go right for them so far tonight offensively.
Rondo is getting wherever he wants against J-Will. Without even trying.
How was the blocking foul on Redick any different than the non-call on Shard's collison with Big Baby?
Davis plays for the Celtics.
LOL at Doc saying his players arent effected by the noise their too old to hear it. LMAO
Rondo is fiesty and sneaky. He's already stolen a rebound and close to stealing a few other ones.
Wait ... Perkins can smile?
Refs defending their bad call with a tech on Vince for rightfully complaining.
Such an f'ing joke that a star can be taken out of the game because of BS calls like that
That's not a foul if it was the other way. Edit: Tech on Carter???? No, refs don't influence games.
Dwight should pouch him harder so that he wont play any basketball again
The refs bring this on the players...they literally ignited this turmoil by calling BS on us and making us want to retaliate...
Strange, we once again tie it or get a lead and a flurry of foul calls on us ensues. If we get a lead of more than five points this game I'll be completely floored, the officials just aren't going to allow it.
He only hit PP in the face because PP held the ball. Crap.
Pierce is killing us though, throw something hard at him. Seriously though. Where was the PP from the Cavs series that couldn't hit water falling out of a boat?
It's amazing the difference in how games can be called from 1 to the next. The previous game they let everything go, then tonight ...
There we go, knock Pierce on his arse!
Get the gurney Pierce is dead
I hope he learns not to come back into the paint.
Flagrant 2, Jeff? Seriously? He was going for the ball and came up with some head. I'll accept a flgrant, but that wasn't a dirty play. He didn't intend to go head hunting.
Paul Pierce is the biggest cry baby
Can we bring in Foyle and just have him body slam pierce next time he gets the ball and gets in the air
I think Paul Pierce just took over my number 1 spot for player I hate most in the nba
That foul by Dwight might be a flagrant but they're doing that to Dwight all the time..
Oh how I wish Paul Pierce's face to be broken.
And that wasn't a Flagrant foul last year Bos/Chi....
That foul from HOWARD to PIERCE was beautiful, he deserved it.
Rondo outhustling our entire team.
Rondo looks tougher faster and better than our entire team.
The Celtics bring out the worst in me. The Celtics and Paul Pierce are quickly overtaking the Lakers and Kobe as my most hated team and player in the league.
God forbid we lose this series, just wait till Gasol scores a basket and puts on that stupid scowl/screaming face. You'll be hoping that Perkins and company crush them
It's so hard to watch a game when you feel like it's being fixed.
Wow, I never disliked an NBA player--but I can't stand Pierce.
I don't think the officiating is being called one way...
Magic had 15 fouls and the Celtics 13. The Celtics have attempted one more free throw then Magic.
Yeah I don't know where the ref complaints are coming from.
The officiating isn't as lopsided as some here are making it out to be. We might think that the Magic are getting bad calls but we can also say the same for the Celtics.
That Howard flagrant is going to be upgraded to a Flagrant 2 because he got Pierce clearly in the face. Prepare for a Game 3 w/o Howard.
No way, if anything it will be reduced. It would have been all ball if Peaches didn't grab Pierce.
It's almost laughable at this point. No team can win against this kind of officiating.
No matter what, Celtics fall to floor on every drive.
Yeah really, do they practice falling? It seriously takes skill to fall down that many times without getting injured
We're close to done here. The Magic are tired, scared, and I don't know.
We aren't winning this. Celtics picked a hell of a time to find the fountain of youth out of nowhere
C's' are owning us, not just the refs
We're not going to win this series. Celtics are too good and some of our players chocked big time.
The Celtics own the Magic. This series is over. As a Magic fan this is incredibly depressing. They are just so mentally defeated.
I know Boston fans, and a lot of media, would disagree, but the most frustrating thing about this is that the Magic are a much better team than the Celtics this year. So to let them punk us like this is depressing.
Have you ever felt like going to jail for killing someone would be worth it? That's how I fell about Pierce
Last Qtr - let's see what we are made of - are we poodles or are we dobermins.
Can we trade jameer for rondo please
Boston has foul problems with their big men.
We need to abandon the PG and go big on Rondo. Barnes needs to lock him down,
If by lock him down, you mean clothes-line him, then yes, I agree.
Finally a slip and slide travel call!
How is that a travel now but not in the first half? That's just inconsistent.
I'm sick of carter
How can you win when it's 8 on 5?
Rashard is the best player on the Celtics
Rondo is 5 times the player nelson is
For crying out loud, when was the last time this board was OK with a foul call against the Magic? 2004?? From a Raptors fan
Unreal the calls Pierce gets, its so ridiculous
YES PIERCE IS OUT!
Well, at least Pierce's punk-self is gone
What a choke. Vince just proved every hater right. Well done, Vince.
We're cursed. Seriously. Why must we ALWAYS miss 2 critical FTs in the most important game of our season...
I hate that smile by pierce
Bring out the brooms
Well they haven't been too good at home
Can they be worse than us at home right now?
Well they only lost one home game in the playoffs so far. That can't be encouraging either considering it was the game LeBron just went ballistic.
Boston is almost better on the road so I havent lost all faith but I feel we def need to win both in Boston. Just getting one and being down 3-1 wont be good enough.
Fellas, we've been swept out of the playoffs. Call us Cavs 2.0
Cavs don't have a choker that misses both free throws in a 3 point game.
Celtics picked a great time to all a sudden play great basketball again. They aren't this good.
They're not? I mean they have absolutely destroyed Magic basketball. They've taken away every single facet of our game that we feel comfortable in. Bostin is this good it's not ike they're lucky. I hate the Celtics big time but you can't discredit them. They've earned the right to be in the Finals because there is no way we're tuning this around.
All right lets trade jameer for Chris Paul, vince for a bag of old rotten fritos
Oh well maybe they can steal one in Boston so its not a sweep.
I just can't believe how effective Vince has been in validating every criticism he's ever received. He has been extremely efficient in that area, capped off tonight with the epic choke.
Losing to the incredibly classless Celtics and their equally classless fans is immoral to say the least. So much for the good overcoming evil...and to just plain GIVE them two games at home. If they'd played this way in the first round, the craptics would be playing Atlanta or Char. What a time to play the worst basketball since preseason.
I think we can steal both in Boston IF ONLY we come out with a purpose. We havent done that in these 2 home games. Boston havent beaten us in their arena since game 5 of last year though.
Lewis,nelson and co have been this bad for months but there was never a team strong enough to really show it to us and when the going gets tough the tougher gets going but all we saw was a bunch of sissies panicking at the thought of attacking the basket because their bodies might be harmed.
Celtics play better on the road than they do at home. Good luck! Geez man you guys are on flipping suicide watch, BS this series is not over! (from a Lakers Fan)
Nelson folds against good point guards, rashard well he is so damn overrated it makes me sick
Rondo was picked after redick...just saying...
It's sad when the Celtics have already won a championship and they still want it more than us. I think it's just that the Celtic players in general are just more true "basketball players". They have more intensity because they really live this. Pietris, Carter, I'm sorry but Howard, and Rashard just didn't play like it was their last. The other team did.
I think we got out coached. Rivers put his team in a position to beat the better team. 100% of the credit goes to Doc.
Credit Boston's D again.
Hats off to the C's. They have just denied this team from getting anything easy at all. They've completely made Rashard a non-factor and Sheed/Perkins is the best defensive duo in the league. They've played better and are the better team.
Garnet has been irrelevant this series.
Rasheed Lewis disagrees with your post.
Lewis has had countless open shots. He just sucks.
To inject some hope into this: just a couple years ago there was that Houston/Dallas series, where Houston went up 2-0 in Dallas, but eventually lost the series. So it's not completely hopeless.
That series was absolutely rigged in favor of the Mavericks though. Dirk was flopping, Michael Finley stepped out of bounds and refs pretended to not know about it, and JET was getting every single call. I can guarantee you that there is absolutely NO WAY the Refs will favor us.
Actually, that was pretty funny, classless loser of a sports fan. But Pierce is a candy-arse little sissy. At least for his short comings, Howard doesn't flop all over the place and roll around on the floor like a suckling piglet, like Pierced does. Some traits transcend sports, kid.
What annoys me is Boston is just playing single coverage and we can't make them pay. If we have a weakness its that we have two many spot up shooters. Vince is the only guy that can drive past his man.
So are the refs to blame for giving Boston favorable calls throughout the game or is the team to blame for screwing up a few plays?
The team is to blame for their lack of commitment and focus...nothing more, nothing less.
Celtics win on guts and team work and you have to applaud them for it.
Celtics fans really have no right to talk. Absolutely all of their fans gave up on them prior to the playoffs.
I hope the Celtics team plane crashes
That's too evil AND the NBA still wouldn't let Orlando into the Finals.
I'm just being myself, who cares if the season's over Boston would finally shut up about Len bias and reggie Lewis dropping dead.
We played 2 bad/mediocre games, the Celtics came out hard and intense in both, and edged us out in both as a result. And that will likely cost us this series. That's pretty much the story.
The Celtics are a superior team. I though the last game was us not having any competition and rusty but it's them that make us a horrible team.
Boston is the very definition of what a team is all about.
We also know the already ridiculous officiating is just going to get worse in Boston. Series is over folks.
How can you complain about officiating when Perkins and Pierce fouled out? Magic have no excuses for losing late.
Pierce should've fouled out by Halftime, if the refs would call a foul a foul.
It doesn't matter if they fouled out after Dwight's flagrant foul the officials were calling every little touch a foul for both sides but it hurt us worse cause they attacked more than we did
I'm going to give the Celtics all the credit they deserve for the game today. They simply played like champions play after play.
There is no question in my mind that the Celtics, when healthy, are a vastly superior team than the Magic. They are serious at all times and take every play like it's the play that's going to win the game.
I also think its ridiculous to blame the refs. The refs suck everyone knows that. The point is not getting yourself in the situation where a few bad calls cost you the game. In the Atlanta series the refs were horrible but we were blowing them out so bad that it didn't matter.
There were bad calls both ways; but we lost this one on our own.
I always believed that Stern fixed games, but this clearly rests on the Magic. Boston is the better team end of story. I hate the Celtics and their fans, the only joy out of the situation is that the Lakers will beat the **** out of the old farts. It was not by accident that the Wizards won the lottery and the chance to get John Wall. Stern corrupt as hell.
Yup, that's how he got the Wiz to trade Jamison to the Cavs and have them agree to buy out Z's contract. Of course we all know it back fired.
NBA officiating sucks. That is why you can't afford to be in a close game at the end, especially with the Celtics and Lakers. They will get the majority of the critical calls all the time. I really think the Lakers and Celtics run the league. That said, the Celtics played a great game. The weak link for the Magic was Lewis. Oh well, football will be starting soon and Dwight can use the off season to learn how to act. Maybe he can learn how to flop like the Celtics with the slightest contact.
Celtics barely won 50 games this season. Nice of them to find the fountain of youth just in time for the Magic
Nice of them to find the fountain of youth just in time for the Magic.
If it makes anybody feel better, Paul Pierce relatively guaranteed a sweep.
We played average at best and Boston has played at their best and they have only won by 4 and 3. Just shows how much better we are and we gave that advantage away