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Re: Discussion Focused ONLY on Seeding Considerations & Upcoming Schedule 

Post#201 » by GoCeltics123 » Tue Mar 3, 2020 5:34 am

Read on Twitter


This is great news, if only for the fact that maybe the Dubs will actually have a chance vs. Toronto now.
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Post#202 » by Kemba For Three » Tue Mar 3, 2020 6:06 am

GoCeltics123 wrote:
Read on Twitter


This is great news, if only for the fact that maybe the Dubs will actually have a chance vs. Toronto now.

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!

I deleted my post in the NBA general thread since I thought he was just in the G league with no return date. :lol:

Lets go Steph, show the Raptors who is boss!!!!!

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edit: I imagine in any minutes he plays it will help make the crowd really crazy too.
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Re: Discussion Focused ONLY on Seeding Considerations & Upcoming Schedule 

Post#203 » by Kemba For Three » Wed Mar 4, 2020 5:58 am

Live look at the Celtics chase for the second seed:

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At this point better keep an eye on Miami too.
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Re: Discussion Focused ONLY on Seeding Considerations & Upcoming Schedule 

Post#204 » by zoyathedestroya » Wed Mar 4, 2020 6:39 am

Every time we lose, I've programmed my mind to believe that seeding doesn't matter. We will beat anyone that stands in our way. Just get healthy and stay healthy ffs.
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Re: Discussion Focused ONLY on Seeding Considerations & Upcoming Schedule 

Post#205 » by themoneyteam2 » Wed Mar 4, 2020 10:40 pm

Read on Twitter
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So Brown will miss the Jazz, Thunder, and Pacers games and might come back next Thursday at the Bucks.

Bye bye 2 seed!
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Re: Discussion Focused ONLY on Seeding Considerations & Upcoming Schedule 

Post#206 » by exculpatory » Thu Mar 5, 2020 3:09 am

UPDATE

We win VS awful Cavs w a very very undermanned team...but we won!

Heat squeezed out a W VS Magic - after a very bad losing stretch, these pain-in-the-ass mother **** have won 4 in a row w **** Robinson hitting 9 3s.

Craps 43-18
Celtics 42-19

Heat 40-22

Sixers 37-25
Pacers 37-25

1 L behind Raps!

Only 3 L ahead of Heat (be careful)!

6 L ahead of Sixers & Pacers!

4 tough games ahead - then 8 out of 9 much easier games during March - while Raps run into a **** buzz saw!

Do it!
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Re: Discussion Focused ONLY on Seeding Considerations & Upcoming Schedule 

Post#207 » by themoneyteam2 » Thu Mar 5, 2020 5:37 am

I don’t really see where the Raptors run into a buzz saw and the Celtics don’t in the remaining schedule until end of the year...

Both schedules look equally as tough, especially considering injuries both teams are sustaining.

Raptors

@Utah
@ Philly (no Embiid and Simmons)
Boston
Denver
LAL
@MIL
MIL
@HOU
@MIA

Celtics (no Brown for next 4 games)

Utah
OKC
@IND
@MIL
@TOR
MIA
MIL
IND
@MIA
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Re: Discussion Focused ONLY on Seeding Considerations & Upcoming Schedule 

Post#208 » by exculpatory » Thu Mar 5, 2020 5:52 am

themoneyteam2 wrote:I don’t really see where the Raptors run into a buzz saw and the Celtics don’t in the remaining schedule until end of the year...

Both schedules look equally as tough, especially considering injuries both teams are sustaining.

Raptors

March
@Utah
@ Philly (no Embiid and Simmons)
Boston
Denver
LAL

April
@MIL
MIL
@HOU
@MIA

Celtics (no Brown for next 4 games)

March
Utah
OKC
@IND
@MIL
@TOR

April
MIA
MIL
IND
@MIA


Factoring in April for the Celtics, I agree.
I was wrong.
Equally difficult.
Small ad our way =
3 out of 4 of our most challenging games in April down the stretch are H.
3 out of 4 of the Raps’ most challenging games in April down the stretch are A.
Small ad Raps’ way =
3/20 game at their place!


Injuries:

Celtics
No JB (hammy) for at least a week including 4 out of our 9 most challenging games.*
Kemba minutes restriction (knee rehab).
GH hopefully back very quickly (knee contusion).

*Because JT has been Super Nova for 5 weeks, every team is going to double him up much more - especially absent JB. How Brad compensates for this & how well JT passes out of double teams will determine how well we finish the RS & how deep we go into the POs.



Raps
Ibaka (knee)
Van Vleet (shoulder)
Gasol (hammy)

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Re: Discussion Focused ONLY on Seeding Considerations & Upcoming Schedule 

Post#209 » by themoneyteam2 » Thu Mar 5, 2020 6:07 am

exculpatory wrote:
themoneyteam2 wrote:I don’t really see where the Raptors run into a buzz saw and the Celtics don’t in the remaining schedule until end of the year...

Both schedules look equally as tough, especially considering injuries both teams are sustaining.

Raptors

March
@Utah
@ Philly (no Embiid and Simmons)
Boston
Denver
LAL

April
@MIL
MIL
@HOU
@MIA

Celtics (no Brown for next 4 games)

March
Utah
OKC
@IND
@MIL
@TOR

April
MIA
MIL
IND
@MIA


Factoring in April for the Celtics, I agree.
I was wrong.
Equally difficult.
Small ad our way =
3 out of 4 of our most challenging games in April down the stretch are H.
3 out of 4 of the Raps’ most challenging games in April down the stretch are A.
Small ad Raps’ way =
3/20 game at their place!

Injuries:

Celtics
No JB (hammy) for at least a week including 4 out of 9 most challenging games.
Kemba minutes restriction (knee rehab).
GH hopefully back very quickly (knee contusion).

Raps
Ibaka (knee)
Van Vleet (shoulder)
Gasol (hammy)

Do you know the severity of the 3 Raps’ injuries?


Yeah Celtics have a bit easier April but this upcoming 4 game stretch will be big.

As for Toronto, Ibaka, Van Vleet, and Gasol are all listed as questionable for the next game so Raptors will be full strength very soon.
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Re: Discussion Focused ONLY on Seeding Considerations & Upcoming Schedule 

Post#210 » by exculpatory » Thu Mar 5, 2020 6:16 am

themoneyteam2 wrote:
exculpatory wrote:
themoneyteam2 wrote:I don’t really see where the Raptors run into a buzz saw and the Celtics don’t in the remaining schedule until end of the year...

Both schedules look equally as tough, especially considering injuries both teams are sustaining.

Raptors

March
@Utah
@ Philly (no Embiid and Simmons)
Boston
Denver
LAL

April
@MIL
MIL
@HOU
@MIA

Celtics (no Brown for next 4 games)

March
Utah
OKC
@IND
@MIL
@TOR

April
MIA
MIL
IND
@MIA


Factoring in April for the Celtics, I agree.
I was wrong.
Equally difficult.
Small ad our way =
3 out of 4 of our most challenging games in April down the stretch are H.
3 out of 4 of the Raps’ most challenging games in April down the stretch are A.
Small ad Raps’ way =
3/20 game at their place!

Injuries:

Celtics
No JB (hammy) for at least a week including 4 out of 9 most challenging games.
Kemba minutes restriction (knee rehab).
GH hopefully back very quickly (knee contusion).

Raps
Ibaka (knee)
Van Vleet (shoulder)
Gasol (hammy)

Do you know the severity of the 3 Raps’ injuries?


Yeah Celtics have a bit easier April but this upcoming 4 game stretch will be big.

As for Toronto, Ibaka, Van Vleet, and Gasol are all listed as questionable for the next game so Raptors will be full strength very soon
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Re: Discussion Focused ONLY on Seeding Considerations & Upcoming Schedule 

Post#211 » by Bleeding Green » Thu Mar 5, 2020 6:21 am

Just beat Toronto and then play 1 game better than them in the rest of the games (or just even if you hold the tiebreaker). Should be very doable. The Heat are not that good, Sixers are falling apart, Indy is nothing to be scared of. Get homecourt over everyone but the Bucks and hope you figure out a way to stop Giannis when the time comes. The path to the Finals is not more difficult than it is for anyone else.
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Re: Discussion Focused ONLY on Seeding Considerations & Upcoming Schedule 

Post#212 » by BillTheGOAT » Thu Mar 5, 2020 6:18 pm

Finish 2nd and hope the 76ers finish 4th or 5th and let them and the Bucks meet in the 2nd round
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Post#213 » by CSL_1904 » Thu Mar 5, 2020 6:55 pm

At this point, with the injury situation, I'm more concerned about keeping the 3rd seed. Our next few games are tough and Miami's schedule is very favourable.
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Post#214 » by Kemba For Three » Fri Mar 6, 2020 6:10 am

Well hoping for a Steph Curry miracle tonight sure didn't happen.

Not over yet folks. We are down but not out. Roll up your sleeves, forget previous games and let's go to work.

And regardless of seeding, this will be Jayson Tatum this postseason to opponents:

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Post#215 » by zoyathedestroya » Fri Mar 6, 2020 6:15 am

I can't. Still pissed we already lost 19 games in what was supposed to be an immaculate season. UGH. UGGGHHH.
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Post#216 » by Fencer reregistered » Fri Mar 6, 2020 6:40 am

Toronto, Boston, Miami, Philly, and Indy are all listed at the moment as having last ten games records of 6-4.

Plus ca change, plus ca meme chose.
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Post#217 » by Fencer reregistered » Fri Mar 6, 2020 6:42 am

Bleeding Green wrote:Just beat Toronto and then play 1 game better than them in the rest of the games (or just even if you hold the tiebreaker).


If we beat them, we'll definitely hold the tiebreaker (head-to-head).

If they beat us, they'll likely hold the tiebreaker (I forget who figured that out a few days ago when I asked; the obvious guess is Zoya, but I don't recall for sure).
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Post#218 » by djFan71 » Fri Mar 6, 2020 7:09 am

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Bleeding Green wrote:Just beat Toronto and then play 1 game better than them in the rest of the games (or just even if you hold the tiebreaker).


If we beat them, we'll definitely hold the tiebreaker (head-to-head).

If they beat us, they'll likely hold the tiebreaker (I forget who figured that out a few days ago when I asked; the obvious guess is Zoya, but I don't recall for sure).

See the bottom: http://www.espn.com/nba/playoffs/matchups
Two-Team Tiebreaker:
1. Better record in head-to-head games
2. Division winner (this criterion is applied regardless of whether the tied teams are in the same division)
3. Higher winning percentage within division (if teams are in the same division)
4. Higher winning percentage in conference games


TOR in division: 8-4
BOS in division: 7-6

So, yeah, pretty much gotta beat 'em to hold the tiebreaker.

Three teams or more is listed there as well. Conference record matters there (assuming it's the Heat) and we'd have a better shot, but TOR (30-10) is up on us (26-10) in wins, and if we lost to them, that doesn't help either. Heat are 27-9 in conference as of now.
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Post#219 » by GoCeltics123 » Sat Mar 7, 2020 3:50 am

Thanks New Orleans.

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Post#220 » by klemen4 » Sat Mar 7, 2020 1:55 pm

Imo 2nd or 3rd for 2nd round versus Toronto does not matter. We can beat them without homecourt.

I'm more worried about first round, because boy if Philly finished 6th, I'm not confident we can beat them if they are healthy.

That's why imo we should still go after 2nd seat, but looks like (with Brad today "load managing" Tatum minutes) we will rest players and protect 3rd seat.
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