4/27 vs OKC

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Brown and Pritchard were a combined 8-21 shooting 3-pointers. The rest of the team was 3-28.
 

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I dunno... easy to try to pin it on Brad but jeez this is a shit bench and key players are out.
Umm, OKC doesn't even have any key players, their starters are shit, and their bench is worse. They committed 27 turnovers, on a 14 game losing streak, on the tail end of a back to back on the road, against a team fighting for a playoff seed, and they won.

Everyone from Brad on down deserves blame for this one. Even the ballboys and the guys that mop up the sweat.
 

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Trying to find some silver linings here....
Maybe losing to a completely shit team, a team that is literally trying to lose, will wake the veterans up and make them realize they’re not as good as they think they are and DEFINITELY not good enough to have an “on/off switch”
This should be rock bottom. Hopefully it causes the team to get their heads out of their asses
 

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I dunno... easy to try to pin it on Brad but jeez this is a shit bench and key players are out.
If you want to pin it on anyone it’s the veterans playing with such complacency.
Smart, Tristan, Fournier - just terrible
Can we give Fournier a fucking break? He's recovering from COVID and clearly isn't the same player he was before getting sick.
 

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Brown and Pritchard were a combined 8-21 shooting 3-pointers. The rest of the team was 3-28.
Such high standard deviations in threes. But, this team has no consistent inside game. How to adjust strategy? That and poor defense of the 3 has been the story most of the year.
 

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I didn't get to watch the game, looking at the box score, Jaylen must have had a decent night. Smart and Fournier looked like they had a terrible night shooting - should we be worried about Fornier given he's coming back from covid?

PP had 28? Was that a good 28 or an empty 28?

I mean, it's OKC, what the hell happened?
 

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That 3 by Brown is like the summation of this team. It’s a ridiculous bit of skill and really impressive but you don’t get points for degree of difficulty and making a bunch of really tough shots isn’t better than making even more simple ones
This a million times.
 

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That 3 by Brown is like the summation of this team. It’s a ridiculous bit of skill and really impressive but you don’t get points for degree of difficulty and making a bunch of really tough shots isn’t better than making even more simple ones
Man...this is so true.
 

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I didn't get to watch the game, looking at the box score, Jaylen must have had a decent night. Smart and Fournier looked like they had a terrible night shooting - should we be worried about Fornier given he's coming back from covid?

PP had 28? Was that a good 28 or an empty 28?

I mean, it's OKC, what the hell happened?
I thought PP had a great night in a sea of shit
 

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They let Oklahoma State score 119 points on them and couldn’t ever get a stop when they needed one. That’s why they lost. The offense had issues but didn’t lose the game, the defense did.
 

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They let Oklahoma State score 119 points on them and couldn’t ever get a stop when they needed one. That’s why they lost. The offense had issues but didn’t lose the game, the defense did.
The defense sucked, but you're not going to win many NBA games shooting 11 of 49 (22 percent) from 3-point range. The C's were bad at both ends of the court.
 
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OKC, on a B2B after getting crushed in Philly, losing 14 in a row by an average of 21 points, beat the Celtics, who are supposed to be fighting for playoff seeding. I’m disgusted.
 

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I didn't get to watch the game, looking at the box score, Jaylen must have had a decent night. Smart and Fournier looked like they had a terrible night shooting - should we be worried about Fornier given he's coming back from covid?

PP had 28? Was that a good 28 or an empty 28?

I mean, it's OKC, what the hell happened?
PP kept the Cs in the game in the first half. He didn’t get a lot of opportunities in the fourth quarter, which helped the loss.
 

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If anyone can post Stevens' postgame comments, I'd love to hear his pithiness tonight.
Some coach named Mark Daignault can get his under-talented team to play the way the coach wanted them to play, something Stevens can’t say.

Perk just trashed Grant, Semi, Nesmith, Romeo for not stepping up against what are basically G league players, and Thompson for not providing any leadership or making any plays. He also said that Smart played like garbage.
 

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I didn't get to watch the game, looking at the box score, Jaylen must have had a decent night. Smart and Fournier looked like they had a terrible night shooting - should we be worried about Fornier given he's coming back from covid?

PP had 28? Was that a good 28 or an empty 28?

I mean, it's OKC, what the hell happened?
Pritchard had a very solid 28pts, BUT for some reason Brad decided to chew him for fouling a bigger player in the paint

Tristan, Smart, Fournier (obviously not healthy at ALL), Romeo and Brad were awful tonight

yep, Brad. He was shit...Did he play the Zone at all tonight? It worked the last time we played them

C's gave up 41pts in the 4th quarter to OKC, let that sink in
 

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Perk just trashed Grant, Semi, Nesmith, Romeo for not stepping up against what are basically G league players
I'm not sure those 4 would not be particularly good if they were playing in the G league so it makes sense.

Missed the game tonight, sounds like it was a blessing.
 
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Glad I missed the game and the predictable BS post game interview with a bunch of lazy excuses.

Scal, can you please stop giving the C's advice like rest Kemba/Tatum against OKC because it's an easy win. You should know better by now.
 

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I didn't get to watch the game, looking at the box score, Jaylen must have had a decent night. Smart and Fournier looked like they had a terrible night shooting - should we be worried about Fornier given he's coming back from covid?

PP had 28? Was that a good 28 or an empty 28?

I mean, it's OKC, what the hell happened?
At one point early in 3Q, the Cs were something like 4-24 from 3P.

JB was good. Smart was being given the 3P shot all night and missed them all until the end. Fournier isn't right - he missed a breakaway dunk in the 1Q.

Good thing DA wasn't calling this game.
 

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Thanks for all the feedback/summary of the game folks... I guess I'm glad that I didn't get to tune in (can I even say that anymore???).

Whenever I see that Tatum is out (like during covid) and/or Kemba is out, I feel like Smart reaches for his cape and says "hold my beer". I haven't looked but my gut says he started the game 0-5 on 3s or something given WBCD's 4-24 from 3pt estimation.
 

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They lost this one?
good thing I was watching Red Sox I guess

they lost to the thunder at home?
Haven’t they lost like 15 straight?
 

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Whenever I see that Tatum is out (like during covid) and/or Kemba is out, I feel like Smart reaches for his cape and says "hold my beer". I haven't looked but my gut says he started the game 0-5 on 3s or something given WBCD's 4-24 from 3pt estimation.
Smart started 0-10.

They weren't terrible shots. A lot of them I believe were uncontested. He just missed them. Frankly everyone except JB and PP in the 1st half - clang clang clang.

They really miss TL. The 5-8 easy buckets he gets every game really helps.

Oh, and TT wasn't very impactful either.
 

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I unfortunately missed the game (oh wait, I think I have that wrong), but reading the game thread and I’m reminded of a game against these same Thunder a couple years ago when the Celtics won on a Mook Morris buzzer beater three. Smart, Kyrie, Hayward, and Brown were out and yet they outworked the George/Westbrook/Melo Thunder with Semi, Larkin, and the burnt corpse of Greg Monroe each playing over 20 minutes. How this team couldn’t outwork the unabashedly tanking Thunder, even with some guys out, is beyond me. This team is Charmin soft to its core.
 

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In a game where OKC was daring the Celtics to hit open threes, how does Nesmith only get off one three?
He almost never touches the ball in the halfcourt. Even with Tatum out there was little ball movement last nite.
 

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The defense sucked, but you're not going to win many NBA shooting 11 of 49 (22 percent) from 3-point range. The C's were bad at both ends of the court.
With about 3 min left Gorman mentioned that they were 8 for 42 from 3. They then made 3 of 7 in desperation mode when the game was basically out of reach. The obsession with the 3 aggravates me to no end. I dont care if OKC was "daring" them to make them, their interior defense isn't good either. At some point during the game why not adjust to the fact that it's not your night from 3 and stop chucking up bricks? I still go by the simple old school theory: If you're not shooting well from deep, get fucking closer to the hoop. Make a couple of mid-rangers. Even making a layup or a free throw can get your mojo back. Missing 38 3s should NEVER happen if you have any feel for the game and are willing to adjust accordingly.
 

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With about 3 min left Gorman mentioned that they were 8 for 42 from 3. They then made 3 of 7 in desperation mode when the game was basically out of reach. The obsession with the 3 aggravates me to no end. I dont care if OKC was "daring" them to make them, their interior defense isn't good either. At some point during the game why not adjust to the fact that it's not your night from 3 and stop chucking up bricks? I still go by the simple old school theory: If you're not shooting well from deep, get fucking closer to the hoop. Make a couple of mid-rangers. Even making a layup or a free throw can get your mojo back. Missing 38 3s should NEVER happen if you have any feel for the game and are willing to adjust accordingly.
Kind of agree. If you look at the shots they took, by whom, and when in the shot clock they were taken; I bet half of them shouldn't have been attempted. They've invested completely in the 3 by picking up Fournier and his ineptitude (probably due to illness) is killing them.
 

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He almost never touches the ball in the halfcourt. Even with Tatum out there was little ball movement last nite.
Right, but that seems like an easy in-game adjustment for the coaching staff to make. OKC is giving up open threes but nobody is knocking them down. You have an “absolute sniper” that you just drafted because he was thought to be the best shooter in the draft. Why not let him get off 4 or 5 open threes and see what happens?

Whatever, it’s far from the biggest problem this team has. It was just frustrating to see all those open looks and no adjustment to see if they could find someone who could hit them.

edit: I'm mostly just venting, which is why I'm still in the game thread.
 
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