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Post by gyso on Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:00 am

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Re: Game On! Timberwolves @ Celtics - March 15, 2017

Post by gyso on Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:00 am

Minnesota Timberwolves (28-38) @ Boston Celtics (42-25)

Tipoff: 7:30 PM EST Wednesday March 15, 2017, Stadium:  TD Garden

TV: FSN, CSNNE (Pre-game show starts at 7:00 PM)

http://www.csnne.com/ontv

Game Boxscore:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/minnesota-timberwolves-boston-celtics-2017031502/

Odds:
BOS -6
O/U: 210.5

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Re: Game On! Timberwolves @ Celtics - March 15, 2017

Post by gyso on Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:04 am

Join our Game On! Contest!!


Guess how many points it will take to win this game.


In other words, estimate how many points the LOSING team will score, add 1 to that number, and submit the result.


The winning contest figure must be higher than the losing team's score.

Post your entry on this thread before the Fourth quarter begins.

We'll be running this contest on almost every Game On! thread this season. And I'll keep track of how many "wins" each poster accumulates over time.

• One prize for most "wins" by Christmas Day

First Round Winner!!:  cheers

(7) BobC

Followed by:

(6 1/2) Rosalie
(3 1/2) gyso
(1) NYCelt

• One prize for most "wins" between Christmas Day and All-Star day

Second Round Winner!!:  cheers

(15) BobC

Followed by:

(5) gyso
(1) Dboss
(1) Berlin
(1) Rosalie

• One prize for most "wins" between All-Star day and season's end

Wins so far:

(1,000,006) BobC  affraid
(1) Rosalie
(2) gyso

• One prize for most "wins" during the playoffs
• One prize for most "wins" over the entire season (including the playoffs)

I'll be looking forward to your entries.

Remember, post your entry on this thread before the Fourth quarter begins.

Good luck!!!!

Go Celtics!!!

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PS: I will try to keep track of the Contest tonight.  If I cannot, I'll sort it out later.


PPS: I pick 103 as the points required to win the game.

PPPS:  Prize = Bragging Rights only]

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Re: Game On! Timberwolves @ Celtics - March 15, 2017

Post by gyso on Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:12 am

Stolen from the Bulls GameOn! thread, but it is apt:

RosalieTCeltics wrote:the kid does it again.

In this case, "The Kid" = BobC, winner of yet another GO! contest!

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Re: Game On! Timberwolves @ Celtics - March 15, 2017

Post by gyso on Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:18 am

Celtics-Timberwolves preview: Minnesota much tougher than record shows

http://www.csnne.com/boston-celtics/boston-celtics-minnesota-timberwolves-preview-much-tougher-their-record-shows

BOSTON – The schedule says Boston’s opponent tonight is Minnesota, a team that’s currently 10 games below-.500 (28-38) which is the closest they have been to being a .500 club since the end of January.

A cushy win for the Celtics, right? 

Nope. Not even close. 

The Minnesota Timberwolves may have a horrible record this season, but their play of late has been impressive.

This 28-win squad has taken down Golden State and most recently Washington which has been playing as good or better than any team in the East recently. The Utah Jazz have the fourth-best record in the West and the Timberwolves went into Salt Lake City and smashed them by 27 points earlier this month.
 
Their recent run of success now has them sniffing a potential playoff spot out West where they currently trail the eighth-seed Denver Nuggets by 3.5 games. If Boston makes the mistake of playing the team’s record and not the team that’s in front of them, it won’t just make for a tougher game.

They’ll get beat … badly. 

“What I’ve seen on film is a team that’s playing at a different level than when we played them in November,” said Celtics head coach Brad Stevens.

This is especially true on defense. Since the all-star break, Minnesota has a defensive rating of 99.9 which ranks second in the NBA only to San Antonio (98.6). To put that in perspective, Minnesota ranked 23rd before the break with a defensive rating of 108.3.

“(Ricky) Rubio is kind of the head of that,” Stevens said. “He’s a tough, tough guy both defensively and in leading a team.”

But it’s not all that surprising that the Timberwolves have evolved into a tough defensive club considering ex-Celtic Tom Thibodeau’s penchant for developing tough teams defensively.

“They’re just getting better and better, figuring out that end of the floor,” Stevens said.

Meanwhile, the Celtics come into tonight’s game having crushed the Chicago Bulls, 100-80, on Sunday, a game in which Boston’s defense opened the game in lockdown mode as Chicago missed its first 12 shots and 18 of 19.

No one expects the Celtics to limit teams to that extent on a night-in, night-out basis. But the effort and attitude to do so needs to be more of a constant going forward regardless of the opponent or their record.

“We have to know what our goal is, what we’re trying to reach at the end,” said Boston’s Isaiah Thomas. “It’s not about who we’re playing, but how we play. If we approach it with respect and the way that we know how to play, we’ll take care of business. If not, we’ll be up and down like we have been.”

Indeed, it has truly been “March Madness” when you consider the highs and lows the Celtics have been through this month.

There was the elation of beating Cleveland only to lose a buzzer-beater at Phoenix four days later, and follow that up with a fourth-quarter meltdown at the Los Angeles Clippers. Putting that disappointment aside, the Celtics beat the Golden State Warriors on their home floor for the second year in a row, but bounce back with a 20-point beat down at the hands of the Denver Nuggets.

“Being consistent. That’s what we have to be,” Thomas said. “If we’re consistent and play like we know how to play, we’ll take care of business with these last 15 games. If we’re not, we’ll be up and down like we’ve been the past couple of games. Everybody is realizing what’s at stake and guys are locking in.”

The Celtics are eager to finish the season with one of the top-two records in the Eastern Conference. They are currently second and trail Cleveland (43-22) by 2.0 games with Washington (41-25) just a half game behind Boston. While most coaches and players say they pay no attention to standings, Thomas readily admits to paying attention to the movement throughout the NBA.

“It’s very important, whether it’s the one or two seed,” Thomas said. “It’s important to be in that position. We have to take control of the things we can control and that’s going out there and being us. But it’s important to get that two seed. That would be good for us.”

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Re: Game On! Timberwolves @ Celtics - March 15, 2017

Post by bobheckler on Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:43 pm

10:51 left in the 1st and Thibs calls a TO.

Okaaaayyyy....
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Post by bobheckler on Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:46 pm

Tommy refers to Minnesota as "Minneapolis". A way back moment for Tommy, remembering the old Minneapolis Lakers.
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Re: Game On! Timberwolves @ Celtics - March 15, 2017

Post by bobheckler on Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:50 pm

great pass by Rubio to Wiggins. Threw it to the only place he could.
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Re: Game On! Timberwolves @ Celtics - March 15, 2017

Post by bobc33 on Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:50 pm

Evening gents and Rosalie!

BobH where are you? Back home yet? Jet lagged?

Final answer for the contest is 131 for me please.
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Re: Game On! Timberwolves @ Celtics - March 15, 2017

Post by bobheckler on Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:51 pm

2nd TO for Thibs. Over 7 minutes left in the 1st.

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Post by bobheckler on Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:52 pm

bobc33 wrote:Evening gents and Rosalie!

BobH where are you?  Back home yet?  Jet lagged?

Final answer for the contest is 131 for me please.


Hi Bob.

Yep, back home. Yep. Severely jet lagged.

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Re: Game On! Timberwolves @ Celtics - March 15, 2017

Post by gyso on Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:55 pm

Baskets in the paint, me like!!

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Post by cowens/oldschool on Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:55 pm

Bradleys defense is on point !!!
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Post by cowens/oldschool on Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:56 pm

bobheckler wrote:
bobc33 wrote:Evening gents and Rosalie!

BobH where are you?  Back home yet?  Jet lagged?

Final answer for the contest is 131 for me please.


Hi Bob.

Yep, back home.  Yep.  Severely jet lagged.



Welcome back bro !!
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Re: Game On! Timberwolves @ Celtics - March 15, 2017

Post by gyso on Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:57 pm

Wiggins walked.

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Post by bobheckler on Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:59 pm

cowens/oldschool wrote:
bobheckler wrote:
bobc33 wrote:Evening gents and Rosalie!

BobH where are you?  Back home yet?  Jet lagged?

Final answer for the contest is 131 for me please.


Hi Bob.

Yep, back home.  Yep.  Severely jet lagged.



Welcome back bro !!


Thanks. Nice to be able to do stuff in a normal time zone for a change.
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Re: Game On! Timberwolves @ Celtics - March 15, 2017

Post by cowens/oldschool on Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:01 pm

KO got bailed out on that drive
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Post by cowens/oldschool on Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:02 pm

what a bully boy drive by Smart !!
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Post by cowens/oldschool on Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:03 pm

KO getting alot of calls early
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Re: Game On! Timberwolves @ Celtics - March 15, 2017

Post by bobheckler on Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:03 pm

As awkward as Kelly is Dieng is having trouble staying in front of him.
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Post by bobheckler on Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:05 pm

5 points and 2 fouls on Dieng by Kelly in 4 minutes.
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Post by cowens/oldschool on Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:05 pm

somebody getting toasted on defense
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Re: Game On! Timberwolves @ Celtics - March 15, 2017

Post by bobc33 on Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:07 pm

bobheckler wrote:As awkward as Kelly is Dieng is having trouble staying in front of him.

Could it be Kelly is so awkward and slow it actually helps him as defenders are bewildered?
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Re: Game On! Timberwolves @ Celtics - March 15, 2017

Post by bobheckler on Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:08 pm

AFTER 1


Timberwolves

STARTERS MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
G. Dieng PF 11 2-4 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 2 0 0 1 3 +1 4
A. Wiggins SF 12 4-7 0-1 1-4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 +0 9
K. Towns C 8 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 -7 2
R. Rubio PG 11 3-4 2-2 2-2 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 1 +1 10
B. Rush SG 9 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 3

BENCH MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
J. Hill PF Has not entered game
N. Bjelica PF 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 +6 0
A. Payne PF Has not entered game
S. Muhammad SF 3 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +1 2
N. Pekovic C Has not entered game
C. Aldrich C Has not entered game
Z. LaVine PG Has not entered game
T. Jones PG Has not entered game
K. Dunn PG 1 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 2
L. Stephenson SG Has not entered game
TEAM 13-21 3-6 3-6 3 7 10 8 1 0 2 6 32
60.0% 50.0% 50.0%


Celtics

STARTERS MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
A. Johnson PF 9 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 +1 2
J. Crowder SF 7 0-3 0-3 4-4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 +6 4
A. Horford C 7 3-4 0-1 0-0 1 3 4 3 0 1 0 0 +6 6
I. Thomas PG 9 2-3 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 +3 5
A. Bradley SG 11 1-2 1-1 0-0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 -1 3

BENCH MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
J. Jerebko PF 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0
J. Mickey PF Has not entered game
G. Green SF Has not entered game
J. Brown SF 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3 0
T. Zeller C Has not entered game
K. Olynyk C 5 1-1 0-0 3-4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 -6 5
M. Smart PG 5 1-3 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -8 2
D. Jackson PG Has not entered game
T. Rozier PG 1 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +1 3
J. Young SG Has not entered game
TEAM 10-19 3-10 7-8 1 6 7 8 1 1 1 4 30
55.6% 33.3% 87.5%


..................................................MIN...............BOS
FG Made-Attempted........................13-21............10-19
Field Goal %..................................61.9..............52.6
3PT Made-Attempted.......................3-6................3-10
Three Point %................................50.0...............30.0
FT Made-Attempted.........................3-6.................7-8
Free Throw % 50.0 87.5
Total Rebounds...............................10...................7
Offensive Rebounds.........................3....................1
Defensive Rebounds.........................7....................6
Team Rebounds 0 0
Assists...........................................8...................8
Steals............................................1...................1
Blocks............................................0...................1
Turnovers........................................2...................1
Team Turnovers 0 0
Total Turnovers 2 1
Points Off Turnovers 0 1
Fast Break Points 0 0
Points in Paint 14 6
Personal Fouls 6 4
Technical Fouls 0 0
Flagrant Fouls 0 0


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Re: Game On! Timberwolves @ Celtics - March 15, 2017

Post by bobc33 on Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:09 pm

Jaylen with a solid blockout of what looked like a much bigger Wolve.
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