11/30 - Heated Garden

DeJesus Built My Hotrod

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I get that TimeLord changes the defense, but what happened to the D from the second half of last season?
Remember that their D didn't jell until after the new year. My guess is its a combo of the coaching change, personnel/role changes and it being November. But mostly its just November.
 

Ale Xander

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F stupid league rules I have to watch this on crappy Bally’s southeast
 

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Remember that their D didn't jell until after the new year. My guess is its a combo of the coaching change, personnel/role changes and it being November. But mostly its just November.
I predict we’ll see a markedly different level of defensive effort if it’s still close in the 4th. They’ve shown can turn it on when necessary.
 

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Feels like mostly an effort to me on D.

We don't have Rob and we know we can score a lot of points....
 

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Feels like mostly an effort to me on D.

We don't have Rob and we know we can score a lot of points....
Tough to give a shit about regular season games when you've come from a Finals loss and are headed to the playoffs and know that you'll ultimately be judged this season on one thing only: whether you win a championship.
 

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Ernie Boch is so damn creepy.
Years ago, I was catching up with an old friend at a sports bar and all of a sudden the lights turned off and it turned into a rock concert - whoever the current members of Boston were + Ernie Boch Jr. It really seemed like it was Boston allowing him to hang around because he had a source of funds. It was weird but still pretty awesome.
 

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Tough to give a shit about regular season games when you've come from a Finals loss and are headed to the playoffs and know that you'll ultimately be judged this season on one thing only: whether you win a championship.
Yeah, can't entirely blame them.

It's not like the mediocre D is causing a lot of problems, #1 record and #1 scoring differential in the NBA.
 

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The way the Celtics would need to play defense to be great every night is just too taxing without a big man to funnel teams to, right? They'd have to really get down and defend on the perimeter in a way that just seems inadvisable except for when it's really needed late in games.
 

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Miami always plays us tough. Don't think we're going to blowout city tonight or Friday night. Will be good to see them handle a close game.
 

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Miami kinda getting hurt on the boards, which is what you might expect given their size. Celtics should be OK assuming reasonable shooting by both sides.