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Re: Discussion Focused ONLY on Seeding Considerations & Upcoming Schedule 

Post#161 » by Homerclease » Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:57 am

A first round matchup against the Nets and a second round matchup against the Raps is the way it has to be. This just has to happen for all parties involved. I cannot wait for this postseason
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Re: Discussion Focused ONLY on Seeding Considerations & Upcoming Schedule 

Post#162 » by GWVan » Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:59 pm

I think it's now well established that the Celtics can catch Toronto but they are 5 games behind LA for home court in the finals.
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Re: Are we going to catch the Raptors and take 2nd in the East? 

Post#163 » by JJHondo17 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:50 pm

zoyathedestroya wrote:8-2 in our next 10 before our matchup in Toronto would be ideal.

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During that time, Raps have a five-game West trip bookended by games in DEN and UTA. Then another road game in Philly.


I think your schedule is one day off. Everything should be pulled in one day but your overall point is well taken :wink:
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Re: Are we going to catch the Raptors and take 2nd in the East? 

Post#164 » by zoyathedestroya » Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:54 pm

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zoyathedestroya wrote:8-2 in our next 10 before our matchup in Toronto would be ideal.

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During that time, Raps have a five-game West trip bookended by games in DEN and UTA. Then another road game in Philly.


I think your schedule is one day off. Everything should be pulled in one day but your overall point is well taken :wink:

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Re: Discussion Focused ONLY on Seeding Considerations & Upcoming Schedule 

Post#165 » by GoCeltics123 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:26 am

Thank you Terry!!!!!

Hornets win puts us a win away from the 2 seed.

Plus, Raptors now go on the West Coast trip, including a brutal next game vs. Denver.
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Re: Discussion Focused ONLY on Seeding Considerations & Upcoming Schedule 

Post#166 » by exculpatory » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:10 am

GoCeltics123 wrote:Thank you Terry!!!!!

Hornets win puts us a win away from the 2 seed.

Plus, Raptors now go on the West Coast trip, including a brutal next game vs. Denver.


Update:

Thank you Hornets & Scary!!!
Heat won.

Craps 42-17
Celtics 41-17

Heat 37-22
Sixers 37-23

Pacers 35-24

Magic 27-32
Nets 26-32

TIED in L column w Raps!!!!!!!!!!!!
5 L ahead of Heat, 6 L ahead of Sixers & 7 L ahead of the Pacers!
Heat & Sixers battling for the 4 seed!
Magic & Nets battling for the 7 seed & the right to play us in Round 1.

Beat the annoying Rockets tomorrow at home & we will have taken over the 2 seed (ahead 2-1 so far in the season series VS. the Raps - last game in Toronto on 3/20).
Our final 24 games are easier overall.
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Re: Discussion Focused ONLY on Seeding Considerations & Upcoming Schedule 

Post#167 » by exculpatory » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:23 am

See ahead.
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Re: Discussion Focused ONLY on Seeding Considerations & Upcoming Schedule 

Post#168 » by Parliament10 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:29 am

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Parliament10 wrote:Image
15 Games = 7 Home, 8 Away.
3 Sets of Back-to-Backs.


Parl,
Can you post the March schedule for the Raps right below the March schedule for the Celtics - using the exact same calendar format?

I looked around, previously. They don't post it in the same format.
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Post#169 » by exculpatory » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:38 am

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exculpatory wrote:
Parliament10 wrote:Image
15 Games = 7 Home, 8 Away.
3 Sets of Back-to-Backs.


Parl,
Can you post the March schedule for the Raps right below the March schedule for the Celtics - using the exact same calendar format?

I looked around, previously. They don't post it in the same format.
I would have done it already. Sorry, Ex.


Ok. Thanks.
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Re: Discussion Focused ONLY on Seeding Considerations & Upcoming Schedule 

Post#170 » by Kemba For Three » Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:03 am

I'm spazzing out. It happened. I didn't even pay attention to tonights games either thinking no way would the Raps lose to the Hornets.

OMG.

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We can do this we can do this!!!!!!!! Second seed we call for you hear us roar!!!!!!!
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Post#171 » by exculpatory » Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:09 am

March 2020 Schedule for Celtics AND March & April 2020 Schedule for Raps in the same place. If, or should I say after, we **** up the Rockets tomorrow on 2/29, both teams will have 42-17 records & 23 games left!

Comments:

Celtics:
1. After the Rockets on 2/29, 5 of the next 6 games are VS PO teams. But we are hotter than snot!
2. Then the March schedule most definitely softens during the following 9 games - Raps A on Fri 3/20 is the only really hard game during that span (as well as obviously critically important to lock in the tiebreaker)!
3. CAVEAT: 6 of our 8 final games in April are VS Heat twice, Bucks, Pacers & Magic twice!

Raptors:
1. 5 game road trip to start with - following 2 losses at H - I can see 2-3 losses to the Nuggets, Jazz & ?
2. Between 3/18 & 4/5, 9 out of 10 games are VS very good PO teams - including us, the Bucks twice, the Rockets, the Fakers, the Nuggets, & the Sixers.
3. CAVEAT: Final 6 games for the Raps are cupcake!

Conclusion: DO IT! 2 seed or bust!

Parliament10 wrote:Image
15 Games = 7 Home, 8 Away.
3 Sets of Back-to-Backs.


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Re: Discussion Focused ONLY on Seeding Considerations & Upcoming Schedule 

Post#172 » by zoyathedestroya » Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:25 am

Just ignore the dates.

Raptors schedule (6H, 8A; 2 B2Bs) vs. Celtics schedule (7H, 8A; 3 B2Bs)

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Tough games for TOR: @DEN, @UTA, @PHI, vs. BOS, vs. DEN, vs. LAL
Tough games for BOS: vs. UTA, vs. OKC, @IND, @MIL, @TOR, vs. POR (if Lillard back)

Rockets game tonight and Raptors game on the 20th are must-wins for us.
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Re: Discussion Focused ONLY on Seeding Considerations & Upcoming Schedule 

Post#173 » by exculpatory » Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:27 am

zoyathedestroya wrote:Just ignore the dates.

Raptors schedule (6H, 8A; 2 B2Bs) vs. Celtics schedule (7H, 8A; 3 B2Bs)

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Awesome - clearly better than my attempt to compare side by side - except of course for the silly dates.
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Re: Discussion Focused ONLY on Seeding Considerations & Upcoming Schedule 

Post#174 » by Big Joke Line » Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:58 pm

Scary doing in the Raps at the end last night helps.
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Post#175 » by zoyathedestroya » Sun Mar 1, 2020 5:52 am

Game in Toronto is super-duper must-win after the loss to the Rockets.

Going undefeated in March would be helpful too.
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Post#176 » by Kemba For Three » Sun Mar 1, 2020 5:59 am

zoyathedestroya wrote:Game in Toronto is super-duper must-win after the loss to the Rockets.

Going undefeated in March would be helpful too.

My theory is that Nick Nurse owes us a game or two vs. them for beating Kemba with a stick at the ASG.

We will prevail. :nod:
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Re: Discussion Focused ONLY on Seeding Considerations & Upcoming Schedule 

Post#177 » by zoyathedestroya » Sun Mar 1, 2020 10:02 am

W-L record vs. top 4 teams* from each conference:

Celtics: 8-7, 5 games to play
Bucks: 7-3, 9 games to play
Raptors: 2-9, 8 games to play
Heat: 4-8, 6 games to play

Lakers: 6-7, 6 games to play
Nuggets: 7-6, 6 games to play
Clippers: 9-6, 4 games to play
Rockets: 9-6, 4 games to play

*This assumes the top 4 teams from each conference don't change 'til end of season.
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Post#178 » by Fencer reregistered » Sun Mar 1, 2020 6:48 pm

Our toughest upcoming games are the FRONT ends of B2Bs. That's better than having them be the back ends.
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Post#179 » by Fencer reregistered » Sun Mar 1, 2020 6:49 pm

If the Celtics beat Toronto, they'll be at 3-1 on the season series. Is that the first tiebreaker?

If the Celtics lose to them and somehow make up 2 games otherwise to tie them on the season, how will tiebreakers work then?
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Post#180 » by zoyathedestroya » Sun Mar 1, 2020 7:44 pm

Fencer reregistered wrote:If the Celtics beat Toronto, they'll be at 3-1 on the season series. Is that the first tiebreaker?

If the Celtics lose to them and somehow make up 2 games otherwise to tie them on the season, how will tiebreakers work then?

Whoever has the better record in-division wins the tiebreaker. Considering the assumption that they'd win against us in the 4th matchup, they would have 9-4 against the Atlantic Division and we'd have 7-6 with three games each remaining.

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