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Post by gyso on Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:45 am

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Re: Game On! Celtics @ 76ers - March 19, 2017

Post by gyso on Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:45 am

Boston Celtics (44-25) @ Philadelphia 76ers (25-43)

Tipoff: 1:00 PM EST Sunday March 19, 2017, Stadium:  Wells Fargo Center

TV: YES, CSNNE (Pre-game show starts at 12:30 PM)

http://www.csnne.com/ontv

Game Boxscore:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/boston-celtics-philadelphia-76ers-2017031920/


Odds:
BOS -4
O/U: 202.5

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Post by gyso on Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:49 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:

(1,000,008) 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 107 as the points required to win the game.

PPPS:  Prize = Bragging Rights only]

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Re: Game On! Celtics @ 76ers - March 19, 2017

Post by gyso on Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:56 am

Celtics-Sixers preview: Don't be fooled by Philly

http://www.csnne.com/boston-celtics/celtics-sixers-preview-dont-be-fooled-philly

You hear a lot of talk these days about how the Celtics have the cushiest of cushy schedules to close out the season, a schedule that’s chock full of teams that have spent the bulk of this season getting their heads beaten in.
 
Of the Celtics’ 13 remaining games, nine are against teams at .500 or worse.
 
Still, for folks like me who have watched a lot of these bad basketball teams play this season, which includes way more Sixers basketball than any human should consume, there’s a narrative surrounding most of them that’s undeniable.
 
The way they are playing now is better – a lot better in the case of the Philadelphia 76ers – than their pitiful record might suggest.
 
While the Celtics will be favored to beat Philadelphia this afternoon (Vegas has the C’s as a five-point choice), would anyone outside of New England be surprised if the Sixers came away with the victory?
 
And despite Philly’s struggles, they play Boston about as tough as any team in the league.
 
The Celtics has won each of their three games this season against the Sixers, but only by a total of 13 points which speaks to how the games between these two has been closer than Boston certainly would want.
 
And unlike previous matchups, in which the Sixers seemed to be more about developing players than doing what was necessary to win, it’s clear that Philadelphia isn’t satisfied with just competing with teams anymore.
 
Dare we say it, the Sixers are (gulp)...trying to win games?
 
Philadelphia is coming off a 116-74 win over Dallas, one of the franchise’s most lopsided wins in nearly a decade.
 
And they’ve taken teams that - on paper - they are overwhelmingly overmatched against, down to the wire, evident by a 106-104 loss at Golden State earlier this month.
 
“You've got to give this team a lot of credit," Golden State’s Draymond Green said recently. "They're going to be really, really, really good. I mean, they're missing [Joel] Embiid and Ben Simmons and they're really on their way."
 
Embiid, whose season was shut down after just 31 games (he missed each of the two previous seasons entirely due to injuries), was a dominant force when healthy. He led the Sixers with 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocked shots per game.
 
Ben Simmons, taken with the No. 1 overall pick by the Sixers last June, has not played in a single game this season due to injuries but, he too, is a player with promise.
 
Their absences have helped fellow Sixers rookie Dario Saric emerge not only as a key cog in Philadelphia’s growth, but also one of the front-runners for the NBA’s rookie of the year award, along with Embiid.
 
Still, as much improvement as we’ve seen in Philadelphia, the Celtics have shown they too are making progress towards being more than just one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference.
 
With Isaiah Thomas (knee) out, his absence has allowed others an opportunity to thrive.
 
Jae Crowder is coming off his seventh double-double of the season in Boston’s 98-95 win at Brooklyn on Friday. He had season-highs in scoring (24 points) and rebounding (12) as the Celtics (44-25) won their third straight with their East-leading 21st road victory of the season.
 
That means for the first time under fourth-year coach Brad Stevens, the Celtics will have a winning record away from the TD Garden.
 
When asked by CSN’s Abby Chin about the difference playing without Thomas, Crowder responded, “More shot opportunities; for real, seriously.”
 
This season, Crowder averages 9.8 field goal attempts per game. In the five games Boston has played without Thomas, his field goal attempts rises to 10.6.
 
More telling is how Crowder, a 13.5 points per game scorer this season, increases his scoring output to 16.2 points per game sans Thomas, while shooting 50.9 percent from the field.
 
With Thomas out, Crowder and several other Celtics will surely be looked upon to step their game up.
 
Despite Philly’s record, their play of late and the confidence they have with wins in two of their past three games, makes today’s matchup a game that Boston should win, but it will not be easy.

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Post by bobheckler on Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:55 pm

This will be a tough game to win. They are a lot better, Saric is finally getting the groove of the NBA game and we are without IT.

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Re: Game On! Celtics @ 76ers - March 19, 2017

Post by Berlin-T on Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:08 pm

Good afternoon everyone,

As we are still on standard time until next Sunday there is only a five hour difference for me. It's 6 PM here. Next Friday my right eye will be operated on for cataracts and I hope after that to be able to see my computer keyboard better (no double vision).

Go Celtics!

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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:09 pm

Good afternoon. These afternoon games usually start out very slow for the Celitics, I am worried about this game. Philly is playing at a different level than they were earlier in the season. Saric is doing so well.

Who needs to step up? Big men and Bradley and Rozier. Just my opinion, Rozier also has to kick into a different gear and know that he is playing for a bigger game level than before. No lazy attention to the ball, no turnovers, and good shots
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:12 pm

Boy, I have to say New Orleans is really taking it on the chin since "the trade".
I am so glad DA did not bite and trade for Cousins.
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:13 pm

cold shooting so far
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Post by bobheckler on Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:15 pm

Saric is SO good. I'm going to watch him on defense to see if he has that too
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:17 pm

good afternoon Berlin. I hope the surgery helps your eyesight. When my husband had his done there were people there throwing away their glasses after their checkups, it was that successful for them. Not him, he has optic nerve damage and it did not help. He felt like he was at Fatima, all these people saying how well they could see.

hopefully, that will be you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by bobheckler on Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:18 pm

Hi Rosalie,

Surprised Berlin isn't already here, you'd think a game this early would fit him to a tee.
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Post by bobheckler on Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:18 pm

Berlin-T wrote:Good afternoon everyone,

As we are still on standard time until next Sunday there is only a five hour difference for me. It's 6 PM here. Next Friday my right eye will be operated on for cataracts and I hope after that to be able to see my computer keyboard better (no double vision).

Go Celtics!

Berlin-T



Oops. Didn't see this before I shot from the lip.

Hi Berlin. I should have known better.
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:19 pm

Look at those Celtic fans in the audience Years ago they would have been beaten on!!
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:20 pm

get that ball out of Smarts hands
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Post by bobheckler on Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:21 pm

Smart with the 12' turnaround fadeaway.

Here we go again.
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Re: Game On! Celtics @ 76ers - March 19, 2017

Post by Berlin-T on Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:22 pm

RosalieTCeltics wrote:good afternoon Berlin.  I hope the surgery helps your eyesight. When my husband had his done there were people there throwing away their glasses after their checkups, it was that successful for them. Not him, he has optic nerve damage and it did not help.  He felt like he was at Fatima, all these people saying how well they could see.

hopefully, that will be you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks Rosalie,

Since I've been extremely nearsighted all my life I won't be able to throw away my glasses. However my eyesight in the left eye has improved from -7.5 Dioptrins to -2.5, a tremendous improvement.
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:24 pm

No sooner ad Indiana fired their coach then they had rumors about Stevens.

Today I read that Doc Rivers may end up back in Orlando at the end of his tenure in LA Clipper land

Anything for a story
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Post by Berlin-T on Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:24 pm

Horford has looked very good lately. I hope this carries over to the playoffs.
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:26 pm

kid has to learn how to protect that ball in the post. he lays it right out there
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:32 pm

Covington kills them at times. He is a good ballplayer
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Post by bobheckler on Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:32 pm

great cut and pass by Rozier and Kelly. Pretty basketball.
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Post by dboss on Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:33 pm

Good afternoon all
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Post by dboss on Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:34 pm

You have to like GG.

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Post by bobheckler on Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:34 pm

There ya go, Gerald!
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