9/7 C’s vs Raps Game 5

PedroKsBambino

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I said after game 1 I just don’t see how Toronto can defend Celtics absent a ton of grabbing on perimeter and I still feel that way. Nurse has done a good job with the zones as a response but Celts have 3.5 guys who get to the rim regularly one on one...unless you have prime Akeem or someone back there that’s fatal
 

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Stevens and his players righted the ship in a big way, a most impressive playoff butt kicking.

JB with a huge bounce back game. Smart And Theis with solid all around games. Wana playing very solid off the bench, as Stevens tightened up his rotation

Tatum off with his scoring, but chipped in with 10 rebounds, four assists, and solid defense.
 

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It was amazing to see the defensive focus they had right from the start tonight. That was incredible.

These Celtics have the ability to just dominate defensively when they bring that kind of effort and commitment.

Now the question is, will they do it again next game, and win the series? Or will they be immature/cocky and think it's already over now and think they don't have to bring it again? I hope they learned from game 4 vs. game 5 that they need to bring that defensive intensity every game in the playoffs, and that great things will happen if they do.
 

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I'm sure its been mentioned, but on the Jaylen dunk in the 1st maxwell called him stretch something. Anyone remember the exact name?
I believe he said Stretch Cunningham.
It's a character from Archie Bunker's "All in the Family"... Stretch Cunningham. As far as I can tell, it's just a Maxwell reference out of nowhere. I think he was going for Stretch Armstrong and his brain just substituted Cunningham, which when queried then led to the Bunker explanation/reference, which doesn't make any sense... unless the actor playing the character was lanky/tall/flexible. Classic Cornbread...

Edit: the character was played by James Cromwell who is listed as 6'-7" in height... so the tie back to Jaylen's play is still a Maxwell-ism, but it does explain the 'stretch' moniker.
 
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One weird statistic in the game I noticed: Every Celtic scored a multiple of 3.
Jaylen 27
Kemba 21
Tatum 18
Theis 15
Wanamaker 15
Smarf 12
Granite 3
Everyone else 0
 

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It's a character from Archie Bunker's "All in the Family"... Stretch Cunningham. As far as I can tell, it's just a Maxwell reference out of nowhere. I think he was going for Stretch Armstrong and his brain just substituted Cunningham, which when queried then led to the Bunker explanation/reference, which doesn't make any sense... unless the actor playing the character was lanky/tall/flexible. Classic Cornbread...

Edit: the character was played by James Cromwell who is listed as 6'-7" in height... so the tie back to Jaylen's play is still a Maxwell-ism, but it does explain the 'stretch' moniker.
I'm here for calling JB "Stretch Cunningham" longterm. It works.
 

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Stretch Cunningham died and Archie was chosen to give a eulogy. Stretch happened to be Jewish and hadn't told anyone he worked with that (which, even in 1975, was a "stretch").

Archie goes up to speak and forgets his yamulke. Edith in her screechiest voice "Hey, Archie, you forgot your beanie!".
 

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I was wondering when the referees would get tired of Nick Nurse's act. Wish it was in Game 3 where one more point would have mattered.
 

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Just catching up on some highlights now....Semi's reaction after that Brown dunk. lol