ECQF: P2 | (1) Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls (8) | BOS 4-2

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Series Prediction

Celtics in 6
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30%
Celtics in 7
35
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Bulls in 4
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Bulls in 5
10
7%
Bulls in 6
25
16%
Bulls in 7
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9%
 
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Re: ECQF: P2 | (1) Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls (8) | CHI 2-0 

Post#21 » by jimmy_smith » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:54 am

Bulls has to win this.

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Re: ECQF: P2 | (1) Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls (8) | CHI 2-0 

Post#22 » by GimmeDat » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:43 am

I'm prepared for Boston to take a game at some point, but the way the series has gone so far, it's really hard to see Boston overcome the match-up issues.

What adjustments do they make to combat RoLo, for example? Chuck Zeller out there? That's not going to help them.

I expect Boston to come out swinging in game 3, and Boston have definitely gotten themselves within reach in both games, but I struggle to see what else they can do other than what they've done so far.

That said, Stevens is a good coach, so I shouldn't underestimate his ability to throw out something left field. Just can't see what options he has.

Whatever plan it is, I'm sure IT going off is one of the requirements.
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Post#23 » by RedBulls23 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:34 am

It's bizarro world in Chicago, with the Blackhawks being swept and the Bulls up 2-0 with the next 2 games at home.
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Re: ECQF: P2 | (1) Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls (8) | CHI 2-0 

Post#24 » by RedBulls23 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:38 am

GimmeDat wrote:I'm prepared for Boston to take a game at some point, but the way the series has gone so far, it's really hard to see Boston overcome the match-up issues.

What adjustments do they make to combat RoLo, for example? Chuck Zeller out there? That's not going to help them.

I expect Boston to come out swinging in game 3, and Boston have definitely gotten themselves within reach in both games, but I struggle to see what else they can do other than what they've done so far.

That said, Stevens is a good coach, so I shouldn't underestimate his ability to throw out something left field. Just can't see what options he has.

Whatever plan it is, I'm sure IT going off is one of the requirements.

Their option is to get Horford more involved on offense, and I think they should go small. See if they can out run the Bulls.

I'm really hoping Niko has one of his hot shooting games though. I think he will now that Bullies are at home.
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Post#25 » by GimmeDat » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:41 am

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GimmeDat wrote:I'm prepared for Boston to take a game at some point, but the way the series has gone so far, it's really hard to see Boston overcome the match-up issues.

What adjustments do they make to combat RoLo, for example? Chuck Zeller out there? That's not going to help them.

I expect Boston to come out swinging in game 3, and Boston have definitely gotten themselves within reach in both games, but I struggle to see what else they can do other than what they've done so far.

That said, Stevens is a good coach, so I shouldn't underestimate his ability to throw out something left field. Just can't see what options he has.

Whatever plan it is, I'm sure IT going off is one of the requirements.

Their option is to get Horford more involved on offense, and I think they should go small. See if they can out run the Bulls.

I'm really hoping Niko has one of his hot shooting games though. I think he will now that Bullies are at home.


Yep, there's no point trying to match our size, because they can't. They have to beat us with small ball.

Can they do that? Not sure. Maybe.
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Re: ECQF: P2 | (1) Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls (8) | CHI 2-0 

Post#26 » by RedBulls23 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:44 am

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If Bulls win, it's sweep or in 6. It's hard for me to see them winning another game in Boston.

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Post#27 » by Dez » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:21 am

GimmeDat wrote:I'm prepared for Boston to take a game at some point, but the way the series has gone so far, it's really hard to see Boston overcome the match-up issues.

What adjustments do they make to combat RoLo, for example? Chuck Zeller out there? That's not going to help them.

I expect Boston to come out swinging in game 3, and Boston have definitely gotten themselves within reach in both games, but I struggle to see what else they can do other than what they've done so far.

That said, Stevens is a good coach, so I shouldn't underestimate his ability to throw out something left field. Just can't see what options he has.

Whatever plan it is, I'm sure IT going off is one of the requirements.


Kelly Olynyk has already tried the Armbar on RoLo, I expect more attempts next game.
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Post#28 » by shmeakone » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:21 am

Really looking forward to this game. Anyone else?
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Post#29 » by Freefloater » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:51 am

shmeakone wrote:Really looking forward to this game. Anyone else?


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Post#30 » by SerialChiller » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:33 am

RedBulls83 wrote:It's bizarro world in Chicago, with the Blackhawks being swept and the Bulls up 2-0 with the next 2 games at home.


Yep that's crazy lol...as a hockey fan i never thought that would happen, I kinda had a feeling the Bulls would do good in this series though based on the matchup. I also know playoff Wade's best is yet to come. Rondo has been an absolute revelation though lol.
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Post#31 » by Clocian » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:14 am

Game day. Moment of truth. Bulls win this and it's over. GO BULLS!

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Post#32 » by Froob » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:42 pm

shmeakone wrote:Really looking forward to this game. Anyone else?

I'm kinda looking forward to it, I'd be pretty neat to win this game. But, I'd be pretty happy coming back from 3-0 too.
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Post#33 » by HearshotKDS » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:46 pm

Dez wrote:
GimmeDat wrote:I'm prepared for Boston to take a game at some point, but the way the series has gone so far, it's really hard to see Boston overcome the match-up issues.

What adjustments do they make to combat RoLo, for example? Chuck Zeller out there? That's not going to help them.

I expect Boston to come out swinging in game 3, and Boston have definitely gotten themselves within reach in both games, but I struggle to see what else they can do other than what they've done so far.

That said, Stevens is a good coach, so I shouldn't underestimate his ability to throw out something left field. Just can't see what options he has.

Whatever plan it is, I'm sure IT going off is one of the requirements.


Kelly Olynyk has already tried the Armbar on RoLo, I expect more attempts next game.


Maybe try incorporating karate chops and snap kicks into his "shooting motion".
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Post#34 » by yeahM8 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:58 pm

Froob wrote:
shmeakone wrote:Really looking forward to this game. Anyone else?

I'm kinda looking forward to it, I'd be pretty neat to win this game. But, I'd be pretty happy coming back from 3-0 too.


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Post#35 » by Tricky_Kid » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:44 pm

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Post#36 » by GimmeDat » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:54 pm

I expect Boston's strongest effort tonight.
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Post#37 » by zronv7 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:34 pm

Celts will win in 6, or 7
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Post#38 » by PierceFan4ever » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:35 pm

Rondo has been the best player so far in the first 2 games. If Celtics have trouble with him then it's over.
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Post#39 » by diebieber » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:41 pm

Sweeping Boston would be nice, but I feel like giving them hope and winning in 5 as their fans watch it happen live would be nicer
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Post#40 » by diebieber » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:42 pm

Also, I expect a lineup change from Boston. Stevens has to go bigger. If he doesn't make any adjustments and they get killed on the boards again, maybe the stat of him being the worst playoff coach speaks the truth
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