1/20 Celtics @ Sixers

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Expectations are very low without Tatum
Not mine. As long as every Celtic doesn't play his absolute worst game, as pretty much was the case Sunday against the Knicks, this should be a good game. I'm glad Curry is out for Philly, because he could easily be the X-factor in this matchup.

I'm guessing the C's may go as Kemba goes to a large degree in this one.
 

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How does Thompson match up against him? I thought someone said once his defensive numbers on Embiid are good ... or am I hallucinating?
 

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That video package on the Philly vs Boston rivalry was awesome. That cut of Cousy throwing a behind-the-back pass to Simmons doing the same thing 60 years later was so cool. I love that shit.
 

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It'll be nice when Kemba and Thompson get on the same page, it's 3 or 4 turnovers now in 1+ games where Kemba passed him the ball and Thompson clearly wasn't expecting it.
 

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Simmons gets the ball wide open from 6 feet away and immediately does a spin move into the defender and misses the shot. He sucks.
 

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Marcus should only be allowed to shoot open 3s or open layups.

Any midrange game from him is so low percentage and so awful. Hard to win a game with a black hole like that shooting contested 18-20 footers.
 

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Celtics cheated out of 4 points in the first quarter by the refs: three by calling the Maxey foul on Kemba wrong, and one by calling the PP all ball swipe on Embiid a shooting foul
 

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OMG Teague.

Maybe he signed up to be a towel waving 12th man and is annoyed he has to get out there and play?

He looks like he wants to go back to the bench ASAP.
 

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Gulp. I'd rather see Semi shooting than Marcus
I am totally on the Marcus "if you didn't have him you would spend years looking for someone like him" bandwagon
And I know I know that when he tries to take on a bigger offensive role, his efficiently plummets. And with Tatum out, and Kemba rusty, he might think he needs to.
But damn, the last few weeks his shooting is consistently cringeworthy.
I got to wonder if there is something physically off. His shoulder?
 

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Celtics cheated out of 4 points in the first quarter by the refs: three by calling the Maxey foul on Kemba wrong, and one by calling the PP all ball swipe on Embiid a shooting foul
The Pritchard call was atrocious. He didn't foul Embiid, for starters, and it wasn't in the act of shooting.