6/8--NBA FINALS G3, Golden State @ Celtics

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Al Horford: "The energy from our fans was just contagious." Said he felt it when he was going through pregame warmups 1.5 hours before the game. "As soon as I saw that, I was like, 'yeah, it's going to be different tonight.'"
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Klay Thompson "We've played in front of rude fans before. Dropping F-bombs with children in the crowd. Really classy. Good job Boston."
 

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Kind of looked like Al fell on Curry's left leg while his foot was sort of planted on the toe..which feels really weird when your lower leg is trying to bend that way without getting your foot free.

The idea that Al is trying to hurt Curry there.. after Draymond did worse to Brown tonite.. and the play was an all out scramble for the ball where players don't even really know the other players around them.. it just seems odd.
It is to create a narrative for the refs to adhere to in G4. Boston dirty, targeted star player, call it all
 

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Curry pulled up lame after Marcus drove on him with 2 min left and doubled over in pain fwiw.
 

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Like baseball umps or football refs?

I’m sure you are right, but that info is out there for quite a while in the case of baseball and football. Too funny.
Yes, and this ignores the fact that there's plenty of ways to influence the refs even if they're only announced the morning of a game. Also, I mentioned this in another thread, but the ironic thing is that they used to announce the refs 90 minutes before game time. After Donaghy, they moved that up to the morning of, in order to reduce the value of that inside information to gamblers.
 

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The correct answer is "we're not really concerned with what the fans are chanting".
Right. There's a ton of real estate between not sticking up for your player and saying the opponent's fans suck. I mostly like Kerr, but he comes off as very petty and hypocritical in a lot of his post game pressers, and I'm not just talking about this Boston series. I'm sure it plays well in their locker room, but from the perspective of an outside fan it looks stupid.
 

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I gotta say, Boston crowds are the best. If we collectively think, "fuck this guy," we chant, "fuck this guy." We don't feel the need the censor ourselves, let television deal with it. Like someone said earlier, we don't target those who don't deserve it; we're not going after Steph or Klay. We're chanting to get under the skin of people who try to get under our guys' skin because those are OUR guys and if we don't shout for them, then we don't deserve to have them. So fuck you Draymond, fuck you Kyrie, and fuck me I'm drunk off the green Treehouse beer that someone recommended in the game 1 thread. Let's go Celtics, beat them twice more and bring it home!!
 

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With regards to the crowd being crass I can't say I am a big fan of it but:
1. Celtics fans tend to be passionate
2. An opposing player was clearly playing dirty
3. Games start at 9pm and fans are lubricated

7pm games would be less hostile I think
 
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9PM non-Friday games are nuts. I know it's like that for west coast viewing, but it's nuts. DVR's exist, WFH exists etc.
 

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I’m sure Klay is surprised because his dad used to tell him how back in the day Celtics fans were so friendly and welcoming to the Lakers
 

Ale Xander

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I’m sure Klay is surprised because his dad used to tell him how back in the day Celtics fans were so friendly and welcoming to the Lakers
Didn't his dad fight McHale in the 87 Finals or am I misremembering?

F that guy. Hated him more than anyone else on that team.
 

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Right. There's a ton of real estate between not sticking up for your player and saying the opponent's fans suck. I mostly like Kerr, but he comes off as very petty and hypocritical in a lot of his post game pressers, and I'm not just talking about this Boston series. I'm sure it plays well in their locker room, but from the perspective of an outside fan it looks stupid.
I read it as he was too emotional and couldn't help himself from taking that shot. Now it's going to be twice as rough for his team in the Garden tomorrow, because he made the fans feel like they're part of the story. Everyone who watched on TV and read that quote is now showing up ready to get in on the action. And, oh, the game is at 9pm on a Friday? Some folks might be a little oiled up.
 

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Yes, the fans should be focused on demonstrating their accomplished citizenship to the opposing squad, makes sense
 

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Yep. He is actively trying to hurt people. I’m so tired of his act and hope he gets ejected from every remaining game.
I'm not a big fan of fans literally chanting "fuck you," but fuck them.

(My first in-person NBA game was at MSG with my grandfather. At some point the crowd started chanting "Mendy is a bum" (at Mendy Rudolph, the well-regarded and demonstrative ref). Grandpa was horrified.
 

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This is Boston. The children were probably the ones dropping the F bombs.
Great line.

I've told this before but in (I think) 1981 I had seats under one of the baskets for a nationally televised Celtics-Sixers game. Refs were awful, Fitch got ejected, crowd is howling, I was about fifteen feet from the refs and yelled something at them. Person I was with pointed out the kid - maybe 11 - sitting next to me. I realized I should hold my tongue but then the kid jumped out of seat and called the referee a son of a bitch.

Anyway, I'm not a fan of chants like that but F Green, and I generally like the Warriors but F their sanctimonious shit. Sucks for them it's not like playing Memphis.

Edit: I do wonder which one of you was that kid.
 

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I wonder if the NBA realizes that 9 pm starts mean more fans have had a couple beers before the game even starts?
 

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I wonder if the NBA realizes that 9 pm starts mean more fans have had a couple beers before the game even starts?
I'm guessing it's a part of their algorithm. They're cannibalizing food sales if everyone ate dinner before game time, but the beer is flowing like wine. I didn't see a lot of food in the stands last night.
 

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I'm guessing it's a part of their algorithm. They're cannibalizing food sales if everyone ate dinner before game time, but the beer is flowing like wine. I didn't see a lot of food in the stands last night.
Sounds right. There is a pretty good profit margin when selling beers for $17 a pop.