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Game 1: Celtics (0-0) @ Heat (0-0) Open Thread

 

Boston at Miami
8:30 P.M. ET
AmericanAirlines Arena
ESPN

Offensive Efficiency:
Boston: 96.1 points/100 possessions
Miami: 105.8 points/100 possessions

Defensive Efficiency (2010-11):
Boston: 92.8 points allowed/100 possessions
Miami: 94.0 points allowed/100 possessions

Key Injuries: Avery Bradley and Chris Bosh are out

Probable Miami Starters: Almario Vernard Chalmers (PG), Dwyane Wade (SG), LeBron Raymone James (SF), Shane Battier (PF), Ronny Turiaf (C)

View From The Opposing Bench: Heat Index

 Thumbnail: This is it folks. In case you missed it, here are our thoughts on tonight and the series

Prediction time: What happens in Game 1? And who wins the series?

Davenport: Miami leans on their rest and second-round momentum to pick up Game 1. In a series this seemingly tight, the lower seed plans for Game 2. As for the series: Miami in 6. Will anyone accept that as a reverse jinx?

DeGama: I think game one will provide the template for the series. Boston stays within a couple of possessions of Miami with a Herculean defensive effort and just enough shotmaking. And then the Heat pull away from an exhausted batch of Celtics down the stretch. I had Boston in 6 against Atlanta and Boston in 7 against Philly but I’m really hoping to be wrong this round because I’ve got Miami in 5.

Forsberg: The quick turnaround really shouldn’t be that big of an issue for Boston in Game 1. Extended rest has been a rarity this postseason, so the Celtics have to simply hope the momentum from that Game 7 win over the 76ers spills into this next round. Boston would love to put Miami on its heels by stealing Game 1, but I see the Heat winning on Monday night and taking this series in 6. Boston’s health — for the fourth straight year — proves to be too much of an issue to overcome and the Celtics are left to ponder, yet again, what could have been.

Payne: The Celtics lose Game 1 by 8-10 points, largely due to not having enough recuperation time following their last series. But they rebound and win Game 2 and go on to win the series in 6 games, prompting LeBron and co. to be bailed out by the ‘Chris Bosh wasn’t healthy!’ excuse.

Robb: All signs point to a Miami series win here. However, this Celtics team has made a believer out of me. The Heat takes Game 1 in a close battle, but Boston steals Game 2, setting up a back and forth battle the rest of the way. And since we’re going seven games, why not go out on a limb. Celtics in 7.

 

  • I_Love_Green

    TIME TO GET REVENGE BOYS!!!

    LETS GOOO CELTICS!!

    • WTF

      Does not look good… taking a beating now… fight back!

  • CelticsBIG3

    I think they win tonight. The importance of the game and an engaged Rondo will prevail.

  • Lantrell Walker

    Give em hell tonight boys, we're rooting for you

    #WeBelieveIn18

  • WTF

    25% FG, 11pts in 1st qrt, Rondo, Ray, Bass and Pierce are doing nothing plus the explosion of LeBron and expected burst from Wade, this one has defeat written all over it unless we turn it around in next two quarters.

  • someguyinsac

    Knock off the turnovers, dang it!

  • Caleb

    Not good. Shooting poorly again.

  • jr9901

    Ugly 1st quarter. Ray… please find the range. Rondo… please morph into Good Rondo.

  • Caleb

    KG can't do it all by himself! C'mon Paul! Help him!

  • WTF

    It's getting worse… not better, darn it! Time to turn off TV.

  • Caleb

    It seems that it is not the ECF for the others except for KG.

  • Caleb

    There you go Keyon! KG is a BEAST!

  • skeeds

    ok we need to start controlling how much we collapse. I get that Lebron and Wade need people helping on them, but we need moderation. Kicking the ball to the open man is second nature for those two. Especially Lebron. He'll find the open man if he's hiding in a ditch.

  • someguyinsac

    The T calling is ridiculous.

    • Leeboo1211

      What happened on that T against Rondo? I missed it.

      • someguyinsac

        Missed it too, maybe someone else can fill us in?

  • WTF

    What happened to Ray's FT? Yes, he has a bad ankle, but how does that affect his FT?

  • Caleb

    Ft's 3's missing. Ray?

  • Caleb

    wow whats with all the T?!

  • Switcharoo

    The heats got the best refs money can buy. Good lord T’ing up KG for touching the ball, Allen for jumping a foot of the floor? Doesn’t matter how the boys play tonight the officials arent gonna let them walk out with the win. Sad

    • jr9901

      Apparently that wasn't a T on KG, was delay of game (2nd time, so they get a shot). Problem was, KG barely touched the ball. It was another of a long series of ridiculous calls these refs are making. As if Miami doesn't have ENOUGH going for it….. NBA is such a joke.

  • Leeboo1211

    Refs are jobbing it again. 3 techs, all questionable, in a quarter and half of action?

  • jr9901

    The NBA is a complete joke. These refs are so bad… I wish everybody would just stop watching this ridiculous league.

  • jman

    Looks like the refs are up to their normal shit in Miami lol Unreal Someone is getting tossed tonight and it won't be a heat player

  • Caleb

    BANG! I've been waiting for you Paul!

  • Caleb

    The truth will set you free! I can smell a big third qtr for the C's! Shots are starting to fall!

  • cezsays

    Should I even bother to watch the rest of the game? All i'm going to do is wish for awful things to happen to Donald Stern and his henchmen.

  • someguyinsac

    Should be a tie game after the half, if the refs do their jobs the right way. Not that I'm going to hold my breath on it just yet.

    • jman

      The way tonight is going, they won't be changing it…They might even add some to their score lol

    • WTF

      should be ahead if Ray made those FTs. He's considered automatic in FT.

      • WTF

        Never mind, it's a tie now.

      • jr9901

        …of if the refs hadn't gifted Miami with 2 points off techs.

  • Switcharoo

    Tech on Rivers too? Jezzus this is asinine! Funny thing is the heat would be in the gutter if not for their good friends the refs,they are just barely hanging on.

  • I_Love_Green

    All things considered, a very very solid half for us. Especially because KG was the only guy on offense in the first quarter. I think we need to start the third by looking for KG in the post, and then eventually work it back out to our shooters.

    Keep it up guys we can do this!

    • skeeds

      don't forget that he somehow got to sit out most of the 2nd quarter. 14 minutes played. I mean, stupid calls aside, Doc's got to be thrilled about that!

      • jr9901

        Great point. KG should be ready for heavy minutes in the 2nd half, if needed.

  • skeeds

    good. at least they reviewed the shot. Tied game people. Come on KG, make me a prophet. Drop 30 on their asses and kill them on their own court!!!

  • jr9901

    2 more quarters like the 2nd, and we GOT this one. Crossing all fingers, toes, and all other appendages…..

  • janos

    Haynes, is Janos

    Fair warn – if i see mianmi troll come here talk trash, i not going be polite.

    I do not like on team, player, fan.

  • janos

    I have so many thought today, yesteady, on game lead up this game 1, . First think is ok, lose; take game 2 but then game start and i want win, so badly. I know Garnet have one more quarters today, is tired but when love job and care like he do, i know make comesback for us alongside rondos.

    I have to imagene because i not have job in 25 year now that i care about but if did imagene feel way, this

  • WTF

    Just when you think they turned the corner, they gave you a stinker in Qtr 3 and Qtr 4 so far.

  • I_Love_Green

    We're just outmatched.

    • CelticsBIG3

      Ya that was rough. The non-rebounding Celtics are back in a big way.

    • High Rollers

      Nah. This group has been through it all, and this game does not decide this series. I like being able to listen to Doc during the postgame presser. With every remark you realize the little things that turned the tide. And that they're little things. Clean it up, get some rest, and get ready for Round 2 in their house.

  • ElRoz

    Ray Allen should not be on the floor…he is not helping the team but hurting it more. Ray – thanks for your effort and toughness, but the injury has made you a non-entity right now.

    Sit down and let Dooling or Pietrus start.

    • jman

      Dooling would be a good start. Him and Rondo paired pretty good tonight. Gave some speed on the floor. As much as evryone will laugh, I prefer sasha then pietrus on the floor as a sub, Sasha actually will drive to the basket more than pietrus who lives on the 3 line and they're about the same defensive wise especially since Pietrus is getting calls against him a lot. Sloppy offense and horrible defense the 2nd half made for the loss. I'm watching 2-3 heat players free from defenders due to everyone collapsing into the paint. Need to change defense strategy for sure lol But C's lost first game in Atlanta if I remember right and won the 2nd so C's still looking good. Usually 2nd game they always do much better. Good feel around tonight. Hpoefully ref's will be a little more equal wednesday

  • ElRoz

    Bass – 34 minutes and 2 rebounds for a PF. Letting the team down again….can't say I'm surprised though. This is who Bass is.

  • Batman

    Come on guys
    We clearly showed we can hang with Miami
    We just have to execute
    On to Game 2!

    • misel

      i'm with you, man. we always bounce back after a pathetic play/ mediocre effort/ terrible loss… we'll get Game 2!

  • Switcharoo

    Agreed. Onto game 2 back in bean town. You can chalk up game 1 as is, learn from it , get some rest and come back swinging on Wednesday. It ain’t over till someone wins 4
    (someone being the Celtics that is)
    GO CELTICS!!! grit and balls baby!

  • Switcharoo

    I mean game 3…..game 3 in bean town (face palm) : /

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