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Game Thread: Trail Blazers (35-28) @ Celtics (34-30) – 7:30PM, Sun. 05-02-21

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Game Thread: Trail Blazers (35-28) @ Celtics (34-30) – 7:30PM, Sun. 05-02-21 

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(12) Jayson Tatum
(9) Jaylen Brown
(3) Robert Williams
(3) Kemba Walker
(2) Payton Pritchard
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(1) Semi Ojeleye
(1) Luke Kornet
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(3) Marcus Smart
(2) Tacko Fall
(2) Payton Pritchard
(2) Grant Williams
(2) Aaron Nesmith
(1) Carsen Edwards
(1) Daniel Theis
(1) Kemba Walker
(1) Evan Fournier
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Re: Game Thread: Trail Blazers (35-28) @ Celtics (34-30) – 7:30PM, Sun. 05-02-21 

Post#2 » by Hal14 » Sat May 1, 2021 2:38 pm

I don't want to jinx it. But this could be the first game all year where we finally see a full squad with everyone suited up.

Blazers should be a tough game. They just beat the nets last night by 19. granted, the nets didn't have durant/harden/bruce brown but we got smoked by the nets minus harden/durant only like a week ago.

Should be another good battle.

Hopefully we can carry the momentum from our big comeback last night into this game...and also kemba usually plays really well after he gets extra rest..
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Re: Game Thread: Trail Blazers (35-28) @ Celtics (34-30) – 7:30PM, Sun. 05-02-21 

Post#3 » by ndn-celtic » Sat May 1, 2021 3:02 pm

We need to rebound well, defend the perimeter, and take it to the hoop!

It was good to see Evan Fournier make some shots against SA. Hopefully, he can keep the momentum going!

What's happening with Jabari? I still think he can provide good minutes off the bench as a 8th or 9th man.
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Re: Game Thread: Trail Blazers (35-28) @ Celtics (34-30) – 7:30PM, Sun. 05-02-21 

Post#4 » by Tatumfor2 » Sat May 1, 2021 3:36 pm

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Re: Game Thread: Trail Blazers (35-28) @ Celtics (34-30) – 7:30PM, Sun. 05-02-21 

Post#5 » by djFan71 » Sat May 1, 2021 7:08 pm

This would be a great for Fournier to breakout post-covid. Get JT/JB some rest.
Oh, and Kemba scoring a bunch wouldn't be bad either.
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Re: Game Thread: Trail Blazers (35-28) @ Celtics (34-30) – 7:30PM, Sun. 05-02-21 

Post#6 » by playa-hater » Sat May 1, 2021 7:21 pm

Quoting someone else I am very concerned about Boston's dr. jekyll and Mr. Hyde reputation. Even more so that Tatum plays like that. I don't want him coming out passively to start this next game.

The Portland Trail Blazers are a very good scoring machine but they also badd on defense. Dame &c J Should get lit up.

I also feel this game should have no effect whether Walker plays or doesn't.
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Re: Game Thread: Trail Blazers (35-28) @ Celtics (34-30) – 7:30PM, Sun. 05-02-21 

Post#7 » by playa-hater » Sat May 1, 2021 7:25 pm

Two side notes, I have watched every Celtic game this year and can only remember NeSmith getting two plays called for him and going 2 for 2 in them..

I also don't remember Fournier getting any..

I think it will be extremely beneficial if those 2 players had some play calls for them
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Re: Game Thread: Trail Blazers (35-28) @ Celtics (34-30) – 7:30PM, Sun. 05-02-21 

Post#8 » by NuckyPowell » Sat May 1, 2021 10:08 pm

playa-hater wrote:Two side notes, I have watched every Celtic game this year and can only remember NeSmith getting two plays called for him and going 2 for 2 in them..

I also don't remember Fournier getting any..

I think it will be extremely beneficial if those 2 players had some play calls for them

Fournier might be too physically compromised by Covid this year for this to happen. It took Tatum months to regain his mojo. We'll see, though. It sure is great to see Nesmith break out the way he has the last few games.
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Re: Game Thread: Trail Blazers (35-28) @ Celtics (34-30) – 7:30PM, Sun. 05-02-21 

Post#9 » by zoyathedestroya » Sun May 2, 2021 12:26 am

Hal14 wrote:I don't want to jinx it. But this could be the first game all year where we finally see a full squad with everyone suited up.
Spoiler:
Blazers should be a tough game. They just beat the nets last night by 19. granted, the nets didn't have durant/harden/bruce brown but we got smoked by the nets minus harden/durant only like a week ago.

Should be another good battle.

Hopefully we can carry the momentum from our big comeback last night into this game...and also kemba usually plays really well after he gets extra rest..

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Re: Game Thread: Trail Blazers (35-28) @ Celtics (34-30) – 7:30PM, Sun. 05-02-21 

Post#10 » by Hal14 » Sun May 2, 2021 12:58 am

zoyathedestroya wrote:
Hal14 wrote:I don't want to jinx it. But this could be the first game all year where we finally see a full squad with everyone suited up.
Spoiler:
Blazers should be a tough game. They just beat the nets last night by 19. granted, the nets didn't have durant/harden/bruce brown but we got smoked by the nets minus harden/durant only like a week ago.

Should be another good battle.

Hopefully we can carry the momentum from our big comeback last night into this game...and also kemba usually plays really well after he gets extra rest..

Read on Twitter

damn

Really starting to think we should fire our whole training staff..
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Post#11 » by sportfan6197 » Sun May 2, 2021 3:02 am

Hal14 wrote:
zoyathedestroya wrote:
Hal14 wrote:I don't want to jinx it. But this could be the first game all year where we finally see a full squad with everyone suited up.
Spoiler:
Blazers should be a tough game. They just beat the nets last night by 19. granted, the nets didn't have durant/harden/bruce brown but we got smoked by the nets minus harden/durant only like a week ago.

Should be another good battle.

Hopefully we can carry the momentum from our big comeback last night into this game...and also kemba usually plays really well after he gets extra rest..

Read on Twitter

damn

Really starting to think we should fire our whole training staff..


What does this have to do with the training staff? He hurt himself on a basketball play and they’re being cautious
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Post#12 » by Fencer reregistered » Sun May 2, 2021 3:08 am

NuckyPowell wrote:
playa-hater wrote:Two side notes, I have watched every Celtic game this year and can only remember NeSmith getting two plays called for him and going 2 for 2 in them..

I also don't remember Fournier getting any..

I think it will be extremely beneficial if those 2 players had some play calls for them

Fournier might be too physically compromised by Covid this year for this to happen. It took Tatum months to regain his mojo. We'll see, though. It sure is great to see Nesmith break out the way he has the last few games.


We really need both Fournier and Nesmith to be reliable. With only one and not the other, we have 8 reliable players not counting the situational frontcourt guys (Kornet, Grant, Semi), which is not enough in a world where guys are constantly at risk of getting hurt.

With both of them we have 9, which is more comfortable: 2 centers, 2 Jays, Kemba, Smart, Pritchard, Fournier, Nesmith.
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Re: Game Thread: Trail Blazers (35-28) @ Celtics (34-30) – 7:30PM, Sun. 05-02-21 

Post#13 » by NuckyPowell » Sun May 2, 2021 3:32 am

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NuckyPowell wrote:
playa-hater wrote:Two side notes, I have watched every Celtic game this year and can only remember NeSmith getting two plays called for him and going 2 for 2 in them..

I also don't remember Fournier getting any..

I think it will be extremely beneficial if those 2 players had some play calls for them

Fournier might be too physically compromised by Covid this year for this to happen. It took Tatum months to regain his mojo. We'll see, though. It sure is great to see Nesmith break out the way he has the last few games.


We really need both Fournier and Nesmith to be reliable. With only one and not the other, we have 8 reliable players not counting the situational frontcourt guys (Kornet, Grant, Semi), which is not enough in a world where guys are constantly at risk of getting hurt.

With both of them we have 9, which is more comfortable: 2 centers, 2 Jays, Kemba, Smart, Pritchard, Fournier, Nesmith.

Sure, it'd be ideal and I hope it works out that way. Some bounce back with few ill effects. Kicks other people's asses.
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Re: Game Thread: Trail Blazers (35-28) @ Celtics (34-30) – 7:30PM, Sun. 05-02-21 

Post#14 » by 1st banana » Sun May 2, 2021 5:31 am

Hal14 wrote:
zoyathedestroya wrote:
Hal14 wrote:I don't want to jinx it. But this could be the first game all year where we finally see a full squad with everyone suited up.
Spoiler:
Blazers should be a tough game. They just beat the nets last night by 19. granted, the nets didn't have durant/harden/bruce brown but we got smoked by the nets minus harden/durant only like a week ago.

Should be another good battle.

Hopefully we can carry the momentum from our big comeback last night into this game...and also kemba usually plays really well after he gets extra rest..

Read on Twitter

damn

Really starting to think we should fire our whole training staff..

Idk this one might be on you Hal with that clear and definite jinx on that first post lol.

But the training staff is horrid for sure.
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Post#15 » by 1st banana » Sun May 2, 2021 5:36 am

Excited for tomorrow’s game no work goodish opponent Tatum coming off a zesty performance lets keep it going.

I heard Marcus is in San Antonio still following demar around guarding him.

I have this playoff wet dream scenario where we play the heat and nesmith drops like 35 and destroys Herro last nights game from him keeps that wet dream alive hope he plays a **** ton against Portland.
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Re: Game Thread: Trail Blazers (35-28) @ Celtics (34-30) – 7:30PM, Sun. 05-02-21 

Post#16 » by exculpatory » Sun May 2, 2021 6:08 am

Get it done.
Do not revert to lackadaisical play.
Every game matters if we want the 4/5 seed to avoid the Bucks in the 6 seed & the 7/8 seed.

We can beat anyone & lose to anyone.
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Post#17 » by playa-hater » Sun May 2, 2021 6:29 am

Are we expecting the same starting 5?
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Post#19 » by Setshot33 » Sun May 2, 2021 3:56 pm

How big will the deficit be when they decide to start playing?

20 points?

Tempted to take the over.......
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Re: Game Thread: Trail Blazers (35-28) @ Celtics (34-30) – 7:30PM, Sun. 05-02-21 

Post#20 » by Shak_Celts » Sun May 2, 2021 4:17 pm

Hal14 wrote:
zoyathedestroya wrote:
Hal14 wrote:I don't want to jinx it. But this could be the first game all year where we finally see a full squad with everyone suited up.
Spoiler:
Blazers should be a tough game. They just beat the nets last night by 19. granted, the nets didn't have durant/harden/bruce brown but we got smoked by the nets minus harden/durant only like a week ago.

Should be another good battle.

Hopefully we can carry the momentum from our big comeback last night into this game...and also kemba usually plays really well after he gets extra rest..

Read on Twitter

damn

Really starting to think we should fire our whole training staff..


they already did that after IT4. can't keep shipping out the entire staff, people playing sport will get hurt, it is what it is.
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