1/26 - Small Knick Energy at the Garden

Jed Zeppelin

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Wish they would just send out an email or something before games when they aren’t going to give a fuck.
 

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Something is just really off about this team. I can't put my finger on it (maybe just injuries), but whatever it is, it's putting a damper on my championship hopes. Just ungodly stretches of listless, sloppy basketball. Poor execution. Poor effort.
 

Jed Zeppelin

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This was a spot with the mostly full roster coming back at home where they should have come out with their hair on fire for 48 minutes and run whoever was in front of them off the court.

Instead they played shit offense and even more shit defense.

If they’re going to coast just sit the injured guys.
 

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On top of the turnovers, I can’t remember that last time they hit an outside shot. Just brick after brick. If Hauser can’t hit a shot, it’s time to not play him anymore.
 

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Maybe a terrible loss to the Knicks will get them going again? I am sure this is game thread hyperbolic overreaction, but I can’t shake this nagging feeling that this team is missing something.

Hope to laugh at this in 20 minutes.
 

Jed Zeppelin

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Something is just really off about this team. I can't put my finger on it (maybe just injuries), but whatever it is, it's putting a damper on my championship hopes. Just ungodly stretches of listless, sloppy basketball. Poor execution. Poor effort.
Somehow beating GS derails them just as badly as losing to GS does.
 

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Something is just really off about this team. I can't put my finger on it (maybe just injuries), but whatever it is, it's putting a damper on my championship hopes. Just ungodly stretches of listless, sloppy basketball. Poor execution. Poor effort.
They seem bored. Maybe we could find them a hobby or something? Something to reinvigorate their spirits? Pottery, perhaps? A lot of people are into welding these days…
 

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Something is just really off about this team. I can't put my finger on it (maybe just injuries), but whatever it is, it's putting a damper on my championship hopes. Just ungodly stretches of listless, sloppy basketball. Poor execution. Poor effort.
Marcus sends his regards. They miss him. He's their player-coach, which is a good thing to have at times.
 

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I think they’re just beat to shit. They’ve played a shitload of games the last couple weeks and have a lot of nagging injuries/guys in and out of the lineup. ASB can’t come soon enough. JB looks like he’s at 65-70%, Tatum’s wrist is an issue, Rob looks slow, Marcus is out, etc.
 

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Something is just really off about this team. I can't put my finger on it (maybe just injuries), but whatever it is, it's putting a damper on my championship hopes. Just ungodly stretches of listless, sloppy basketball. Poor execution. Poor effort.
My optomistic take is that injuries large and small are sapping the Celtics efficiency (aka inability to score).
My pessimstic take is that at no point in this season will they get fully healthy
 

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Something is just really off about this team. I can't put my finger on it (maybe just injuries), but whatever it is, it's putting a damper on my championship hopes. Just ungodly stretches of listless, sloppy basketball. Poor execution. Poor effort.
To me it’s the turnovers and lack of defensive effort. If their 3s aren’t falling they’re vulnerable.
 

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Something is just really off about this team. I can't put my finger on it (maybe just injuries), but whatever it is, it's putting a damper on my championship hopes. Just ungodly stretches of listless, sloppy basketball. Poor execution. Poor effort.
It doesn't help that Smart's been out for all of this skid. He doesn't always play well, but he plays hard.
 

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Maybe the Celtics lose this one which would be disappointing however remember that on January 26, 2022 the Celtics record was 25-24.

Regardless of the outcome of tonight’s game this Celtics team is better than last season.
 

Jed Zeppelin

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Maybe the Celtics lose this one which would be disappointing however remember that on January 26, 2022 the Celtics record was 25-24.

Regardless of the outcome of tonight’s game this Celtics team is better than last season.
This is very true but they have no way to prove that the bad habits that cost last year’s title won’t cost them this year’s title too…unless they win it.

Nearly all of their losses share the same characteristics. It may be more frustrating because they lose much less often.
 

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My optomistic take is that injuries large and small are sapping the Celtics efficiency (aka inability to score).
My pessimstic take is that at no point in this season will they get fully healthy
60491
 

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It's amazing. The C's turned the defense on with about 5 minutes to go, and the entire game changed.

I can't get too up or down by games like this mid season. It's a grind. Just get and stay healthy come playoff time, this team is who we think they are.