Logo
Browse Archives by:

Celtics’ Offense in Hibernation: Grizzlies 90, Celtics 87

 

ESPN Recap3 S.O.B.  • Straight Outta Vancouver

Doc Rivers may have said in his post game presser that the Rajon Rondo half floater/half runner with 20 seconds left to go in the game was a good shot, or more appropriately “one of his shots”, but he is wrong.  That was not a good shot; especially in that situation.  Down one point, the Celtics would have been better off holding for one final heave than trying to bank a shot from 10 feet.

Speaking of final heave, the last three point attempt by Paul Pierce wasn’t exactly that much better.  A lack of offensive execution would be the theme of the entire night.  The Celtics were given a ton of breaks in this one by both the officials (4 more free throw attempts than the Grizzlies, which would have been 8 had the Celtics not had to foul Marc Gasol and Mike Conley in the final minute) and the Grizzlies themselves.  The Grizzlies played great one-on-one defense tonight but their wing players were often lost in rotations leaving the Celtics wing players wide open with good shots.  Some of those shots didn’t get knocked down and the ones that did weren’t enough.

The Celtics were able to make the Grizzlies cough up the ball three times in the final four minutes and also baited Tony Allen into airballing a three point attempt.  Still, none of these gifts were capitalized on as the Celtics squandered an opporuntity to stayed tied with Chicago for the top spot in the East.  With Miami winning tonight, the Celtics can ill-afford to lose games against inferior opponents.  Either rest the starters or win the game.  Don’t do neither.

Brian will be back with a more in depth analysis later.  To bad you have to chew on this frustration until then.

~Brendan Jackson

  • Scott

    I want to punch Glen Davis in the FACE for that effing shot at the end of the game. What the he** was that? why would he shoot that with 4.5 secs left? if you are worried about something, call a timeout! More importantly, where was our execution down the stretch? Looked like shit.. this team is so hot and cold right now, and makes me wonder how badly they want to win. I know we did this last year, but you gotta get up for games when you have contention for the number one seed. LETS GO GUYS.

    • Kobe Bryant

      Standings
      Lakers 51-20
      Celtics 50-20

      Lakers –> 3-Peat
      Celtics –> 1 Championship in Last 25 years

      Lakers –> 7 of 11 Last Finals – 5 Championships
      Celtics –> lol

      Celtics –> 5-5 Last 10 Games
      Lakers –> 9-1 Last 10 Games

      Celtics –> No Perkins
      Lakers –> Healthy Bynum

      Celtics –> Old
      Lakers –> Prime

      Rondo –> Can't Shoot
      Celtics –> Slow + Old
      Celtics –> No inside Presence
      Celtics –> No Offense
      Celtics –> Injuries

      Future
      Celtics –> Finish 3rd in East, Behind Heat
      –> Lose in Conf Finals
      –> Keep Allen,Pierce,Garnett for a few more years while losing in 2nd rounds.
      –> Rebuild around Rondo + Green (average players)
      Lakers –> 3-Peat
      –> Tie Celtics for Most Championships and Pass Them After
      –> Win with current group for 3+ more years.
      –> Build around Bynum/D.Howard (dominant Centers) + attract star players (Griffin, Love, etc)

      • Mike

        Hey I kobe
        I was wondering how long it would take for the trolls to come out

        • Kobe Bryant

          my bad, it took some time to write.

      • rondeezy

        lakers vs celtics in finals 12 times
        celtics–> 9
        lakers–> lol
        celtics 5-5 last 10 games
        lakers 9-1. and yet were tied. just shows how much they sucked earlier in the season.
        celtics–> old
        lakers–> older. dumbass
        rondo–>cant shoot
        kobe–>cant pass
        future
        i dont know im not a psychic but apparently you are

        • Kobe Bryant

          Yes I agree – The Only Thing Celtics Have Over the Lakers is the Head to Head.
          Everything else – Lakers Have. The Only Fact you Provided.
          I dont want to mention that most of those were with Bill Russel…. But just because u have a head to head advantage doesnt mean you're better… Bobcats have a head to head better than the Lakers – are they better? they havent even won anything. And how can the Lakers improve their Head to Head against the Celtics if the Celtics Fail to Show up in the Finals every year??

          Sure the Lakers sucked earlier, but the point is that the current streaks show the path the teams are going on –> the fact that the Lakers are beating everyone and playing well as the playoffs begin while the Celtics are slumping and will drop below the Lakers, Bulls, and maybe Heat for Home Court And Won't be playing well.

          Celtics main players who they rely on (big 3) are about 35 years old.
          The Lakers main players are in their early 30s. Just because guys like krstic and green bring down your average age doesnt mean you're younger…

          Kobe -> why does he need to pass when he can make the shot himself?
          and he CAN pass FYI.
          better than rondo in fact, rondo just gets assists because he just throws it to someone and they get him all the assists… and he gets many because the only thing he does is pass, since he cant shoot.

          • rondeezy

            haha wow youre an idiot. everything else lakers have? like what? well, we have more championships. and lol about your bobcats thing, we have a head to head advantage and we still win so.. yeah were better. and no dumbass the current streaks dont show shit if youve paid any attention to the nba last season where celtics lost 30+ games and still made the finals. dumbass. and once again i will tell you that youre an idiot. lets talk top 5 guys. paul pierce and kobe are the same age. pau gasol is 30, baby is 25. kg is 34, artest is 31. rondo just turned 25 and bynum is will be 24. ray is 35 fisher is 36. which main guys look older you piece of fuck. if you dont know the ages of the players on your "team" then dont act like you know you bandwagon piece of shit. go watch some basketball and learn about it before you go on talking shit so you dont embarrass yourself talking about kobe can pass better than rondo bullshit. rondo gets assists because he just throws it to someone lol… then i guess we can all join the nba and lead the nba in assists… no big deal

          • Mike

            Agreed. Probably in his little mind the kwame brown deal never happened and gasol just landed in LA and thats not the reason they've been in the finals lately instead of the spurs, who last time I checked di«ominated the western conf in the last 10 or so years,

          • rondeezy

            kid probably thinks kobe is better than jordan lmao

          • Mike

            He's like 8 years old, doens't even know who MJ is, and he probably sleeps with a picture of kobe

  • I_Love_Green

    I'm seriously concerned about this teams mindset. Last year, we didn't need home court to get to the finals, but this year we do. Teams like the Lakers, and Bulls realize this and are playing hard every night no matter who the opponent is. Lakers are 13-1 since the all star break! They have the right mindset, and are beating teams no matter what their record is. We can't end this year like we did last year. There's just no way we win the finals, or even get there with this attitude.

  • Scott

    oh and by the way.. TA's expression at the end of the game. He is a douche bag.

    • Kobe Bryant

      lol i love TA's reaction – even your own teammates hate you Celtics :D

    • dslack

      What was wrong with him being happy with winning? Players always get pumped for beating their former teams. Then he hugged KG and Ray.

  • Anon

    Since no one will say it, I will.

    The problem with this team is Rajon Rondo. Put plainly, he can't shoot, and isn't big enough or explosive enough to score at the rim.

    Pat Riley (my least favorite person in basketball) said it best some years ago, during a Knicks-Heat slugfest… "Sometimes it's not about strategy. It's just about putting the ball in the basket."

    And unfortunately, Rajon can't do that enough. Maybe one day he'll develop a consistent jumper, but until then this team is going struggle when his teammates go cold and he has to meander around the perimeter until he heaves up a last second prayer.

    And please… I love Rajon, he's got great court vision, is a first rate defender and can be exceptionally clever with the ball, but stop comparing him to any of the other great PG's in this league. Specifically the next MVP, Derrick Rose.

    • Chris O

      Anon, I know he shot 2-12 but you do realize he got 11 assists (ok no biggie) 11 REBOUNDS (huge and tied for most in the game) and 7 STEALS….he is a force even though he shot like crap tonight

      • Mike

        Ok but that also means that there were 10 empty trips, and the steals mean nothing if the team can't score on the other end. As far as rebounding goes he was the team leader in rebounds that alone is cause for concern, not on Rondo's behalf but for the rest of the team.

        And since he can't shoot and probably never will, why is he taking more shots than kg, pierce or allen who are the ones giving him his assist numbers.

        Last year he was, without a shadow of a doubt our best player, right now he's just not good enough. He can't just stand there for 20secs directing traffic and then decide to ''shoot'' or whatever that is… Even Tommy pointed that out.

    • Kobe Bryant

      Finally someone notices… all Celtics fans have been blinded with hope that Rondo is better – but truth is he isnt very good.

      • Mike

        Yes I'm sure derek flopper and blake are better….not…shut up already…

      • Tom W

        Why are you here? Dumbass troll.

    • talesofJP

      I have noticed this year Rondo is having a harder time putting the ball in the basket, finishing around the rim, am i right?

  • Jason

    It's true that Davis deserves a ton of blame for attempting a three. This the second time he's done this hero three routine as he did it during a loss earlier in the year against Oklahoma City. It's like he doesn't realize that he's not at LSU anymore and isn't the man but rather the fifth option. However, Doc deserves even more blame for having him out there in the first place. Why would you come out of a timeout, down three, with little time left, with both Davis and Rondo on the floor?

    • Chris O

      True, although Baby is still acting like a baby

      • talesofJP

        That is who is supposed to be out there to finish the game for this team come playoff time… hope that doesnt happen again. This game was the first time I really doubted the Perk trade. The starters just had such a comfort level with each other, that has to start building now.

  • someguyinsac

    18! As in turnovers, because that's just way too many no matter who we're playing. Now pardon me while I pull what's left of my hair out of my head. Argh!

    • Kobe Bryant

      18 – also the Number of Championships Celtics will NEVER reach.

  • http://lovemyceltics.blogspot.com mycelts

    GRIZZLY

    They are the league leaders when it come to steals,
    Q1 they outrebounded us, we know how that feels.
    They have Tony Allen, he's a leader Memphis way,
    They are the Grizzlies, and they've come to play.

    The Cs had trouble getting the ball to go,
    At the end of Q1–ah, still miss Powe.
    Q2 the new guys seem out of synch, 
    Instead of running plays, they are trying to think.

    Leon took a charge, haven't seen that much, 
    Then he scored, still has that great touch.
    The timing is off, Cs' picks are set late,
    Clock keeps running down, the plays aren't great.

    A big scorer of the half is Leon Powe,
    He misses us for sure and is putting on a show.
    Ray Allen for three, Ray Allen for three, 
    Still the most beautiful sight to see.

    Rondo passes to Baby, and hits the mark, 
    Suddenly the Cs seem to have a spark.
    Shots finally go in, just what we need,
    Q2 under two minutes, Cs take the lead.

    In the first half Green and Ray led the way
    The usual points in the paint? — Not today.
    In the second half one thing we must do
    Is cut down the turnovers from Q1 and Q2.

    20th scorer of all time is now our KG,
    The great Celtic Robert Parish, 19th is he.
    Q3 TAllen scored, did the eagle swoop, 
    In celebrations he's in Nate Robinson's group.

    Ray Allen for three, Paul Pierce for three, 
    Q3 that's the shooting we want to see.
    Turnovers continue to mount, Doc is mad,
    One of the worst turnover nights we've recently had.

    Emphasis for Krstic as they start Q4
    He must think offense and try to score.
    Looks like the Grizzlies were really hot
    They are trying to earn a playoff spot.

    Pierce took it over under four to go, 
    A basket and a foul, and a three to show.
    All our home losses  are to teams from the west,
    Doesn't really count, til the final test.

    Second chance points, the Grizzlies fourteen,
    In comparison, there are none for our beloved Green.
    Pierce had no field goals in half one, 
    18 points in the second half, he (almost) had fun.

    At the end of the game what were they thinkin'?
    Rondo's floater, Baby's three, hero ball, it was stinkin'-
    Pierce took nine shots, only ten by Ray, 
    The Cs can't win a game, four quarters this way.

    It's an old habit, it must be said, 
    Of Reggie Ray is now 40 ahead.

    lovemyceltics.blogspot.com

  • Jeremy

    Big Bonehead with his 3 point shot…..

    • Kobe Bryant

      Big Bonehead – One of many Big Boneheads on this team that ain't gonna win shiit

  • Jason

    It bugs me when people say Rondo is the guy who drives this team. Well, in the sense that he has the ball all the time, that's true but there's no alternative when he handles the ball so much. The reason why I disagree with Rondo being the team's most important player is that the offense still sucks. They win because of defense. Yeah, the guy with the 49.9 TS% is the most important player on this team. Yeah the guy with one of the worst ORtg is the top guy,

    • Chris O

      Jason, he normally plays the best 1 on 1 D on the team now. Could end up leading the league in assists per game and steals per game and is a rebound beast (especially for a pg) noted by his 11 tonight. His true shooting % is SOOO LOW because he shoots few threes and sucks at foul shooting but he still hits about half his FGs….the true shooting % you are quoting is misleading

      • Jason

        Hitting half your shots is not as important in this modern NBA. It's about efficiency, There is nothing misleading about not just a low TS%, a disastrously low TS%. A 49.9 TS% is unimaginable.

        Anyway, he doesn't hit half his shots anymore. If he did, it would be slightly better as his eFG would be better but he's only making 48 percent of his shots. If someone can't make threes, or get to the line or make them when he does get to the line, he shouldn't be shooting unless he's making over half his attempts. And he most definitely should not be shooting more than Pierce or Allen.

        I'm just not a big Rondo fan. He dribbles for far too long for my liking. His defense is vastly overrated because he often does not contain his man. His defense is more Iverson than Kidd. And his inability to shoot makes the Celtics make 4 on 5 with a shrunken floor.

  • Morpheus

    I can't stand this $hit, Baby with the biggest boneheaded play of the century, Rondo passing up open layups but settling for a contested one in the paint, poor offensive execution.

    Why is our offense struggling, seriously. DA made the trade at the deadline to fix this. WHY ARE WE STILL STRUGGLING TO SCORE.

    Is it Rondo?

    • nbsmatambo

      i know,, i was like WTF!

    • Mike

      Yes I think he is. All game long he was just standing there directing traffic for 20secs… And big baby and rondo had more FGA than Pierce and Ray combined. One thing is the shot not falling, being thick as a brick is a different story. What happened to the big three concept?
      I also read somewhere that OKC are now allowing much less points in the paint while the Celtics are going in the opposite direction. Coincidence?
      Also you would think the way we felt after the finals, they the players would feel worst. So having said that why is it that teams are still destroying us in the glass, 2nd chance points and ORB?

  • nbsmatambo
  • Jason

    Another thing that dumbfounds me is Glen Davis having a higher usage rate than Ray Allen. What good is having Ray, Pierce and Garnett on the team if Rondo is going to control the ball all the time and Davis is going to chuck it like crazy. I thought it was fitting that Powe dominated Davis. Powe was always the better player, a better rebounder and much, much, much more efficient scorer. A 50 TS% and 45 eFG from a "big" is inexcusable. I can do with Davis signing somewhere else next season.

  • Kobe Bryant

    Standings
    Lakers 51-20
    Celtics 50-20

    Lakers –> 3-Peat
    Celtics –> 1 Championship in Last 25 years

    Lakers –> 7 of 11 Last Finals – 5 Championships
    Celtics –> lol

    Celtics –> 5-5 Last 10 Games
    Lakers –> 9-1 Last 10 Games

    Celtics –> No Perkins
    Lakers –> Healthy Bynum

    Celtics –> Old
    Lakers –> Prime

    Rondo –> Can't Shoot
    Celtics –> Slow + Old
    Celtics –> No inside Presence
    Celtics –> No Offense
    Celtics –> Injuries

    Future
    Celtics –> Finish 3rd in East, Behind Heat
    –> Lose in Conf Finals
    –> Keep Allen,Pierce,Garnett for a few more years while losing in 2nd rounds.
    –> Rebuild around Rondo + Green (average players)
    Lakers –> 3-Peat
    –> Tie Celtics for Most Championships and Pass Them After
    –> Win with current group for 3+ more years.
    –> Build around Bynum/D.Howard (dominant Centers) + attract star players (Griffin, Love, etc

    • Mike

      you = trololol

    • James Patrick

      Yeah, next time your at the Staples Center, ask for a George Mikan Jersey. The guy at the counter will be like huh? Exactly. you guys like to claim those titles from Minneapolis (5), but idiot Laker fans don't even know who the players were on those teams and only in the last 10 years have those titles been counted. Go to the Garden and ask for a Russell Jersey, only thing they'll ask is what size. Ya jerkoff…

      • lakershater13

        That says it all right there. The real question is why didnt this "great Laker franchise" help Mikan when he was having trouble paying for medical expenses? The guy had to sell off his awards and memorabilia to pay for medical expenses. He won four championships for the Lakers franchise and he couldn't even afford to keep anything he earned in his playing days because he was basically playing for peanuts compared to what players make now. If Russell or Cousy ever were in trouble financially the Celtics franchise would be there for them. Kobe get back to me when LA wins 17. I dont want to hear about your franchise titles. McDonalds has billions and billions sold. Great franchise in many states and countries.

  • Kobe Bryant

    me = Black Mamba

    • Dropstep

      hope you're running around with your lower lip jutted out in that ugly manner as well. Opportunistic internet fandom at its best. Take your victory lap, sir. You have done well.

      • Kobe Bryant

        I will Thanks!!!

  • Kobe Bryant

    it shouldn't be of your concern whether or not I know how to write, your concern should be the Facts listed above.

    • Mike

      Fact Los angeles lakers – 11 championships
      Boston Celtics – 17 championships

      Fact – LA fakers without bryant and the refs -> lottery team

      • Kobe Bryant

        if you want to make up Facts with IF conditions,
        Lets just say
        Fact – Celtics without Russell -> 6 Championships
        Celtics after the invention of 3 Point Line -> 4 Championships

        • Mike

          Who's this guy? ahahaha
          12 year olds…

          • Kobe Bryant

            saying more random things?… ok…..
            uneducated, blind fools these days…

          • Kobe Bryant

            someone should shut this guy up before people start generalizing that all Celtic Fans are this stupid.

          • James

            Like they do with lakers fans right. Dude go away troll

  • rondeezy

    have some fucking class dumbass "kobe bryant"

  • Far East Man

    Why is this troll still feeling the pain of 2008 and how the Lakers sobbed into each other's laps? Is it because deep down he knows the fakers couldn't beat the celts and that last year was a farce? Tsk tsk tsk… get over it, "kobe" and rape another white woman to make u feel better.

    • Kobe Bryant

      yes I am feeling the Pain of 2008 but The Lakers feel the greatest happiness of any other teams in the NBA because they have won the most. And for us, not winning is painful because our expectations are higher than anyone. while for you, you are just happy you escaped with 1 championship in the last 25 years lol.

      • Mike

        Seriously who is this guy?! they have won the most? the most what?

      • rondeezy

        won the most LOL

  • Zee

    We can’t put this game on Davis. He took a 3 he shouldn’t have with about 10 secs on the clock (it was at 6 or 5 secs when the ball reached the rim), and that was definitely ill-advised. Yet, it should not have to get to these conditions.

    The weak link appears to be Rondo. He refuses to shoot and is always passing up easy shots in favor of assists. Shoot the ball! There is way too much dribbing and trying to set up plays. Rondo clearly isn’t a threat any longer. Our offense has been figured out >>> play off Rondo and just guard your man. Rondo will either dribble forever or shoot up a possible brick.

    A point guard should be able to make big shots because the ball is always in their hands. Anyone with the ball most should be able to shoot. Nelson, Parker, Paul, Williams, Felton, Rose, Fisher, Westbrook, Wall… and the list goes on. ALL I JUST NAMED CAN MAKE SHOTS! Rondo? Not so much at all.

    He took a dip after Perk left. But you’re a grown man and in the NB getting paid millions. Its time to get over that!

    The ONLY glimmer of hope and excuse I have is that we lack our big men. Our wins initially came when we had Shaq in the game. Hopefully that’s the only reason for our woes. We have been inconsistent since his absence. Due to that, I’m still hopeful.

    And to the troll… you won’t make it to the Finals. Sorry for your future letdown.

    • Kobe Bryant

      the chances of the Lakers NOT making it to the Finals is the same chance as the Celtics have to MAKE the finals –> 5 Percent LoL

      • Mike

        hey kobe you should really consider stand up comedy as your day job. The fact that you have spent the last, like what, 4 hour in this blog just cracks me up, and the things you ''write'' -> pure comedy gold.

        • Kobe Bryant

          lol i know you already… I know you don't have a mind big enough to comprehend what I say.

          • Mike

            ahahaha seriously ahahah

  • rm31

    It's so F-ing typical for a Fakers fan to be obnoxiously loud and in your face when another team loses. But when they lose, it's crickets time… All the stupid flags are down… Everyone pretends like they didn't see the game or they got BS excuses… Shut your mouth and go waste space on the Fakers blog instead…

    And yes, why don't you just rape a girl, cry on public TV, buy your wife a $4-mil ring cause your stupid ass didn't get a pre-nup (hey, what's 4 mil compared to hundreds!), get a tattoo of her name, then explain to your kids the real reason why you have mommy's name tattooed on your arm!

    • Kobe Bryant

      blah blah… keep saying Kobe is a rapist, keep saying I am stupid, keep saying Refs cheated you, keep saying Perkins is your savior, keep making excuses, keep living in the past of your 11 championships 100 years ago, and keep hating… but the FACT is the Lakers keep winning games and championships, and it makes u feel angry.

      • rm31

        Yup, you are stupid. And the rape? Why should anyone stop talking about it? Since when is rape acceptable in society that we should stop pretending it never happened? Who was dumb enough to be a media hog and do something like this and get caught? I guess this is the price you pay when you don't go to college and are an uneducated moron… Yeah, go ahead, root for a rapist. That just makes you worse than pond scum… And go cry again on the bench with Fisher when you lost to the Spurs… Go shoot an AIRBALL at the last game of the Forum against the Spurs… Or just shut the hell up, you WASTE OF SPACE!

        • r2d2

          Uhhh… you do know this is not really Kobe you're responding too, right?

          • rm31

            Any idiot going around calling themselves "Kobe Bryant" on a celtics blog is a waste of space

  • Kobe Bryant

    Stop Lying to Yourselves Celtic Fans, You know that the Lakers have been the Best Franchise in the NBA. You know that they currently are the Best Team. You know that they have the Greatest Potential for the Future. Just accept that your Celtics aren't good enough and Become Laker Fans :)
    You will be Surprised by the Results –> You will be rooting for the team that wins the championships. You will be happy that your team won instead of living in agony that your rival beat you. You will take great joy in watching the Celtic Fans around you suffer while your team wins. You will love how other people hate you because your team is winning. IF you can't beat the Lakers, Join Them! :D

    • rondeezy

      dude you talk about it like the lakers have been owning the celtics for the past couple of years. nigga its tied 1-1. you wana talk big its 9-3. so shut the fuck up already and get a fucking life youve been on this site for like 4 hours replying to every comment here.. you need to get laid

      • lakershater13

        greatest potential for the future? Dude you dont even have the greatest potential for your city. lets not talk about the nba. Kobe didnt just come out of high school last year. Bynum will never be a piece to build around. His knees are done. He has 5 years left in him max as a decent player and then you will get 30-40 games a year. Artest, Odom, and Gasol… none of these guys are young.

        Chicago, Miami, and the Clippers are all scary team when you talk two or three years down the line. I dont include the celtics because we have 3 players on the books going into 2012 and I cant predict the future. maybe we resign Green and bring in Howard and we will have a big 3 of Rondo, Green, and Howard.

        Lakers have 2-3 years max to compete with what they have now. They have no potential for the future with the current roster.

  • Kobe Bryant

    JOIN THE LAKERS People–> YOU THEN WILL REALIZE HOW BLIND YOU WERE AS A CELTIC, LETTING YOUR HATRED DECEIVE YOU!
    AND YOU WILL KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO WIN THIS YEAR'S CHAMPIONSHIP!

    • Mike

      Watching too much star wars, you have. LA fakers, the path to the dark side, they are.

    • Tom W

      Anybody else think our new little troll here is making the Lakers sound like a cult?

      More importantly…doesn't that sound about right?

  • James Patrick

    Lakers won't make it past the Thunder. At least Perk can help us out there.

  • Kobe Bryant

    Herpa derpa derpa doo. A hurrr dit durrrr hurrr ditdurrr.

  • JenG

    This loss does not solely fall on Rondo's shoulders. It was definitely a TEAM loss. Between the rebounding and the turnovers, not to mention both KG and Nenad made boneheaded mistakes in the 4th that cost us. Rondo's mistakes are just more glaring cuz they happened in the final minute.

    Also, that last play was not Big Baby's fault, imo. Rondo put him in that position. Rondo should know that you live and die by your stars. He should have gotten it to Ray or Paul, even with it being contested. OR he should have taken the shot himself. Many probably cringe at the thought, but I'd rather have Rondo take it than Big Baby. Bottom line, I think Big Baby should get a pass on this one. Notice Doc didn't go to him to yell at, he went right to Rondo after the play.

  • Renato Afonso

    Seriously, "Kobe Bryant", what need do you have to do this? I hate when some random Celtics "fan" trolls in FB&G. I like to go to my blog and type about my team and/or discuss basketball even with fans from other teams. I even like to read CelticsHub and from time to time discuss some basketball stuff with the people that post here. Why do you want to make us, Lakers' fans, look dumb? Aren't there other sites for trolls with no basketball knowledge who post stuff like that just to get a reaction? Why don't you find them and leave the TrueHoop network for people who actually know (or at least think they know) something about the game?

    To all Celtics fans, in the name of all true Lakers fans, I'm sorry about the troll. Trolls bring out the worst about all fan bases and unfortunately, every fan base has its fair share of trolls… If you want to discuss basketball, FB&G is a great place to go where you'll find useful info and people who really discuss basketball (mostly about the Lakers, but still…).

    Regarding the current topic, and trying to ignore the troll from this moment on, in some other thread i already discussed Rondo's weakness. This time, I'm going to discuss a doc Rivers's weakness that almost every coach has. Why must a coach stick with a certain lineup in close matchups every single time. I understand the need to score FT's at crunch time, but sometimes you need to adjust. Someone might be having a bad day or maybe the other team requires a certain lineup. But no, all NBA coaches do the same over and over again. And it puzzles me… Why was Big Baby on the floor at that time? It wasn't the first ill-advised three he took at the end of games. Is Rondo to fault? Yes, he is. Is Doc Rivers to fault? Absolutely.

    About Powe, as a Lakers fan, I was sad that the Celtics didn't do the right thing with him. He injured his body further than he had to to help the franchise and he got booted as a consequence. I'm happy that he's back to the game. However, I'm extremely happy that the Celtics kept Big Baby and not Powe. Powe is a much better player than Davis and was as decisive as anyone in your '08 title. Memphis scares a lot of Western contenders and we will be very lucky to avoid them.

    James Patrick, the Lakers will make it past the Thunder because the Thunder are not quite there yet and because that matchup won't happen. LA will lock the 2nd seed and OKC the 4th. The Western Finals will be SA vs. LAL.

  • CG12

    Tough crowd here. Doc called it before the game – this was going to be a tough match-up for the Cs right now. The Grizz are big and athletic and those kinds of teams have given the Cs trouble in recent years. Rather like the Hawks of a few years ago (they are a mess now). Last night's effort wasn't great, but it wasn't anywhere near as bad as anyone is making it out. Rondo had a bad shooting night and that painful "floater" at the end of the game, but generally was way more energetic and involved than he has been recently. The Rondo who gets 11 rebounds is the Rondo we need in the playoffs. If he can score, that is great, but that isn't where his value lies.

    The biggest issue last night, by far, was a lack of size and strength in the paint. KG can't control the paint, he's too skinny. Baby has the strength, but he's too short. Krstic is tall, but too slow. In short, we need one or both of the O'Neals. If either one of them, or some combination of them, can give us 15-20 productive minutes, it will make a huge difference.

    Keep the faith, Chicken Littles.

  • diehardceltic

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!! Is this team paying any attention to homecourt??? Like seriously what’s with the inconsistency? All I want to do is pull my hair out…..please go ahead and win all the remaining games, its the least you can do after all you are putting us through!!!

  • celticfan

    wow what is going on with the boys. they really suck on on the floor. and what the hell was rondo and davis thinking. davis can not make 3 pointers so why in the hell did he even try.as for rondo he can't shoot. so glad Doc put him on the bench cause he can not make free throws. come on guys get your shit together and go out there and start winning games. the way they are playing we won't make it out of the first round. in the playoffs. when they come out on the floor looking sloppy. hell none of them lately can make baskets hell i can throw the ball and hit the rim.let go celtics win some games . maybe Doc needs to sit rondo out a game. as for the O"Neils forget about them they are nothing they haven't help us so far so why talk about them comming back now. they both are useless to us.Shaq is healthy enough to go do commercials . but can't go out on the floor. your ass needs to retire

  • Morpheus

    Totally agree about Shaq……he's starting to piss me off, doing all these commercials and showing off with all these papparazzi stunts. yet he can't play 10 minutes of basketball….I SMELL BULLSHIIIIIIT.

  • amazon singapore

    Amazon is shipping to singapore-direct download latest games|

no prescription xenical bupropion tab zithromax 500 mg pfizer viagra on line buy deltasone online cipro in south africa purchase viagra without a prescription levitra website orlistat price discount cialis online cialis online us paxil lexapro cheap cialis in uk canadian propecia buy cipro in usa cheap viagra no prescription generic levitra canada viagra tab generic levitra mastercard natural alternative to paroxetine buying viagra from india purchase discount cialis buy prednisone online without a prescription lowest cost levitra best and cheapest viagra pills cialis pricing nolvadex price no prescription how to order cialis online celebrex price where to buy cialis cheap non prescription generic cialis top selling herbal viagra cialis discount overnight viagra sales in uk alternative paxil genuine cialis online viagra online stores online rx diflucan buy cheap generic viagra zithromax dosing how much is accutane cialis com purchase cytotec online azithromycin cheapest cheapest viagra online online pharmacies uk amoxicillin canada diflucan buy daily cialis online accutane oklahoma viagra cheap canada viagra discount sales purchase viagra in uk buy amoxicillin online xenical pharmacy ordering levitra buying viagra online legal cheap authentic viagra one day shipping amoxil side effects viagra how to buy cialis online best best price celebrex generic cialis lowest price buy cialis in canada us cialis propecia mexico online prescription viagra azithromycin purchase online cheap cialis online without a persciption cialis order on line dose amoxicillin levitra canadian cialis canada 5mg celebrex cost australia azithromycin 500 mg viagra online sale buy levitra in europe wellbutrin online pharmacy viagra canada pharmacies order nolvadex viagra professional pfizer cymbalta australia for sale buy online purchase viagra flagyl buy generic cymbalta 20mg wellbutrin online prescription cialis online american internet viagra pharmacy buy cipro online cheap viagra pill viagra approved viagra buy usa side effects for zithromax viagra 25 mg canadian pharmacy cheap generic viagra cipro generic 100mg of paxil real cialis pharmacies herbal alternative to lasix order viagra in canada cipro xr bayer discount clomid levitra online sales cheap levitra prescription cialis brand approved cialis cheap viagra discount generic viagra professional viagra pfizer 50 mg female viagra europe furosemide 40mg tab