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Victory Cigar!!! BOS 101, NYK 99 (26-26)

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Who smokes it tonight?

Tatum
3
3%
Brown
53
54%
Smart
21
21%
Timelord
1
1%
Romeo
5
5%
Thompson
13
13%
Pritchard
0
No votes
Other (team)
3
3%
 
Total votes: 99

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Victory Cigar!!! BOS 101, NYK 99 (26-26) 

Post#1 » by GoCeltics123 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:06 am

Championship win. Going to the finals. Get the parade ready.

This team without Tatum and Brown is AWFUL. Credit to Thompson and Smart's clutchness.
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Post#2 » by zoyathedestroya » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:07 am

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They are now back to being a .500 team. Amazing.
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Post#3 » by Captain_Caveman » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:07 am

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Re: Victory Cigar!!! BOS 101, NYK 99 (26-26) 

Post#4 » by Jammer » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:07 am

Close one. Should have won by more, but too many turnovers (8 by Tatum) and missed a few chippies around the rim.

An alternative view:

Pts. + Rebounds + (0.5 x Assists) + Steals + (0.5 x Blocks) - Missed FGs - (0.5 x Missed Free Throws) - Turnovers - (0.5 x Fouls)

+27.5 Jaylen Brown (36 minutes) - played like a 2nd Team All-NBAer tonight

+19.5 Jayson Tatum (42 minutes) - how the hell did he commit 8 Turnovers??

+15 Marcus Smart (36 minutes)
+11.5 Tristan Thompson (22 minutes)
+11 Robert Williams III (25 minutes)

+7 Romeo Langford (25 minutes)
+4.5 Semi Ojeleye (13 minutes)

+1.5 Payton Pritchard (16 minutes)

-0.5 Grant Williams (25 minutes) - damn shame that Celts just can't waive him without eating salary
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Post#5 » by radcot » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:07 am

Marcus with big, big shots and big, big plays down the stretch, but can't take the VC away from TT and his +24 in 22 minutes. Marcus should get the CP for sure. Team seriously needs to work on passing fundamentals.
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Post#6 » by Asian Celtic » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:07 am

Ugly win but better than taking a L. Hard games coming up.
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Re: Victory Cigar!!! BOS 101, NYK 99 (26-26) 

Post#7 » by Froob » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:08 am

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Post#8 » by CeltsFlow » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:08 am

Thompson really gave us a boost, Brown's shooting kept us in it, Tatum was solid but a little too sloppy with the ball, and Marcus stepped up big time in the clutch initiating plays and hitting shots when Tatum was being trapped. Team win for me, we played hard for just about all 48, a refreshing sight.
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Post#9 » by Mr_Mojo_Risin » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:08 am

I don't care about boxscore, TT had the most positive impact for our team and is easily VC for me.

Smart was very good.

Brown and Tatum worked hard to change bad habits so props to them for that.
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Post#10 » by itrsteve » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:09 am

A lot to hate, but enough to be happy about.

Great to see a grind out game like this, have to give this version of the knicks a lot of credit.

My confidence meter in Smart was pretty much empty tonight, great to see him have that 4q. Tristian was pretty much dead to me. Great to be wrong about both.

Gotta go with Brown but he could hot box with a few dudes.
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Post#11 » by reload141 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:09 am

I can't see us losing another game looking at the remaining regular season and playoff schedule.
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Post#12 » by playa-hater » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:09 am

gentlemen an UGLY victory always better than a pretty loss. not that our losses are ever pretty. 8-)
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Post#13 » by Tatumfor2 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:10 am

Mauling another top team from the East!

Smart smokes it.
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Post#14 » by 31to6 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:10 am

They gutted this one out. Credit to them. Love to see it!

This team could play for weeks without Kemba and I wouldn’t miss him. I missed the UniKornet a bit but Tristan did fine. Romeo and Fat Williams did fine.

JB and JT showed some heart and made some big plays when they needed to. That’s what this season is all about: being ready to finish those close 4th quarters in the ECF. Without reverting to only fadeaway threes and turnovers. Getting reps is the only way to do it!

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Re: Victory Cigar!!! BOS 101, NYK 99 (26-26) 

Post#15 » by AKFO » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:11 am

I'll give it to Jaylen. However, both the Jays routinely miss opportunities to swing the ball when there's a 3-on-2 or 2-on-1 on the weakside. Miss so many opportunities to get open threes even though they often convert the tough opportunities that follow.

Pleeease put some respect on Tristan Thompson's game. Not a great rim protector but his switching and toughness makes up for it, often in ways that we don't observe directly. On the other end, his roll gravity and finishing ability aren't great, but his offensive rebounding makes up for that as well.

Hopefully Romeo getting his feet under him can be a silver lining in Fournier's absence. He hasn't proved it yet per se, but shooting is really the only thing he's not good at on the court. If he's improved in that aspect, he'll just need to up his touches to become a real player in the league.

Smart finally making clutch shots was big as well.
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Post#16 » by djFan71 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:11 am

Only saw the first half and last 5 min so far, but good gut it out win it looks like. Withholding my real vote until I watch the full second half, but seems like Smart so far.

Or Kemba for the Jimi sweatshirt.
Or Bullock for honoring his bet with Payton and rocking his old hairstyle.
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Post#17 » by playa-hater » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:11 am

reload141 wrote:I can't see us losing another game looking at the remaining regular season and playoff schedule.


so what your saying is you suffer from blindness.. you have my sympathy..
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Post#18 » by GoCeltics123 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:11 am

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Re: Victory Cigar!!! BOS 101, NYK 99 (26-26) 

Post#19 » by tfribs45 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:12 am

Smaaaaaaaht smokes it, glad to see his name on the list this time around... we’re going to climb up the standings like it or not. It will be nice to get Fournier and Kemba back and have a game without one of our core players missing. Def a scrappy win but it wasn’t pretty..... Back to .500 let’s go
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Post#20 » by Mr_Mojo_Risin » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:12 am

CeltsFlow wrote:Thompson really gave us a boost, Brown's shooting kept us in it, Tatum was solid but a little too sloppy with the ball, and Marcus stepped up big time in the clutch initiating plays and hitting shots when Tatum was being trapped. Team win for me, we played hard for just about all 48, a refreshing sight.

Tatum was a little sloppy but I feel it was because he was trying to break the iso habit. I'm happy to wear turnovers from him and Brown as they try to improve their ball movement. I'd prefer that short term pain than watching iso ball for the rest of their careers.

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