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The Mavericks are playing for pride; the Celtics are playing for a ticket home.
 

MyDaughterLovesTomGordon

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The kicks are late, the shots are off, the blow bys just aren’t happening. Seems like a little mid-range pull up game might help, keeping them less physical on the drives.
 

OnWisc

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Still the better team by a huge margin. Obviously if the bounces and sleepy defense keep going the way they have been, it’s on to game 5. But this team is absolutely capable of winning this game.
 

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Pull a Pop and bench the top six for the second half. Fuck those twits in the league office and their referee inside jobs.

But I'd rather stick it to them and WIN
 

blueline

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Three straight quarters now of awful basketball missing their 3rd best player. This is not the most ironclad 3-0 lead…
 

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Jrue hasn't gotten Jrue into the game.
Yeah. But I don’t think they’ve been moving the ball in the ways that allow him to excel. He’s that sick off ball cutter guy who exhausts defenses. That requires movement and rotation. Which is the hallmark of the Celtics… most nights.
 

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basically came into this game with no sense of urgency, knowing (assuming) they will win a championship back home. So, when you go through the motions, on the road, against a team facing elmination this is exactly what you get. No shocker.
 

TomRicardo

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Tatum got illegally picked on that three I'm pretty sure.
He did.

While it is 13-10, the Mavs are just saying fuck it and getting away with murder where the Celtics are getting called tighter than any game since the All Star game.
 

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Dallas desperation and better D, Celts boredom and refs leveling the playing field leads to some ugly hoops. Let's hope they get this shit out of their system tonight
 

OldeBeanTowne

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I know this isn't why they're down 26 at half, but watching Luka get away with the forearm push off on every drive and then Tatum get hacked at the other end without a call does get tiresome.
 

NavaHo

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Win the 3rd quarter. Win the 4th quarter. Ideally by a lot, but enough to keep them honest.
 

Jed Zeppelin

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Kyrie isn’t playing defense he is bear hugging Tatum every play and daring them to call it. They’re not doing enough to force calls.

White drew two in a row throwing his head back.
 

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They’ve tried, but he was 0-5 before that three — and his shots were ugggggggly
Oh, he’s taken shots…
Yeah, driving into traffic and stuff. But where’s the thing where they get him open looks from the dunker spot? Or driving on a defense collapsing late after he cut because they were spread out? That’s the stuff.
 

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You’re way overdoing it on the refs and the shooting percentages. We have spent 3 games getting g to the rim at will and Dallas is playing differently and with more size. We need to make an adjustment but we have had nowhere near the same quality of looks.
They are shooting 29.7%. They are shooting 26.3% on threes (hardly any of those contested). I'm really not, unfortunately.
 

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Luka and Kyrie finally decided to play D
They've been mocked mercilessly, especially Luka, for the past 48 hours. It's not shocking that they're putting forth more effort. Just sucks that the C's decided not to match their energy level.
 

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It’s 29-13 on the glass. Yeah the offense and shooting has been horrible but the overall effort is not there. Very disappointing they weren’t ready for this game.
 

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Jrue is 1-6 on some really, really bad shooting.. it's not been anyone else's fault.
I’m talking about the looks he’s been getting. I don’t deny he’s missing the shots he’s taken.

I guess what I mean is in “into the game.” I don’t get why the Celtics aren’t “playing their game.”
 

Kliq

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The shots Boston are getting aren't even that bad, just not falling tonight. They've missed a lot at the rim, and part of that is a lot of contact being permitted.

It wouldn't surprise me at all if the Celtics have a 40+ point third quarter.
 

Justthetippett

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Come out, play hard, take the right shot, don't even look at the refs, hope Dallas cools off and it gets close, the end it. Q3 of game 3 is a good model.
 

lars10

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I’m talking about the looks he’s been getting. I don’t deny he’s missing the shots he’s taken.

I guess what I mean is in “into the game.” I don’t get why the Celtics aren’t “playing their game.”
He's missed at least two layups..by a lot. DW and Jrue haven't been making shots and I don't think it has to do with them getting enough passes. Celts offense does look off though.