Saberestar wrote:bwgood77 wrote:King4Day wrote:Curry with 62
People who don't like how Book got 70...well Curry should have been taken out about 10 game pts ago in a blowout win
GS was up 8 with about 4 minutes left and 9 with like 2 1/2 minutes left. Portland was hanging around and with CJ and Dame they can close that deficity quickly.
Curry did hit 2 consecutive 3s around the minute mark to put it away when Portland was down by about 13. They could have pulled him with a minute left, but I don't know if it's completely out of the question if Dame or CJ couldn't have hit two quick 3s if they get a steal to quickly close it to 7 if you don't have Curry in there to take the fouls or shoot.
People just thought the Book game was cheap at the end....Boston was up by like 18 with 4 minutes left, and then the team just started force feeding Booker and fouling to stop the game and stuff and he scored like 18 in the final 4 minutes when there was zero chance we were going to win.
I remember thinking about 56 came within the flow and they should have let him get 60 or so. It's fine to get 70 but it wasn't really in the flow and you knew many people would find it a bit of a cheap way to get 70. Still a great game though for the vast majority of it.
Booker's 70 game was amazing because the Celtics knew since the start of the game that he was our only weapon on offense and they could not stop him at all.
IIRC TJ Warren was out for this game just the same day and we did not have anyone more who could score. Len, Chriss, Dudley, Ulis...our team at that moment was ridiculously bad.
It was a sign of greatness that the Celtics could not stop Book in the last quarter knowing that we would try to give him the ball everytime...but they just could foul him and send him to the line where he scored a lot of his points.
It is a beautiful memory from a terrible season.
Yeah I don’t understand how Book’s 70 pt game can be cheap when the Celtics had opportunities to stop him.
It’s not like he was chucking away on awful efficiency to try and get to 70 either.
The Celtics couldn’t stop him. If the Celtics felt so bad about it, then they should’ve defended him and made him miss.
It’s not like we exposed some loophole in the NBA rules to try and get him to 70. If they stopped Booker from scoring when the Suns had the ball on offense then maybe the Suns wouldn’t have fouled to extend the time. But they simply couldn’t and they tried just about everything they had.
If that happened to the Suns, I wouldn’t blame the opposing player for dropping 70 on us, I would blame our own players and coaching staff for the inability to stop him.