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Post by gyso on Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:27 pm

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Miami Heat (15-15) at Boston Celtics (26-7)

Tipoff: 7:30 pm EST Wednesday December 20, 2017, Stadium: TD Garden

TV: SUN, NBCS-B (NBC Sports Boston Pre-game show starts at 7:00 PM)
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub

http://www.nbcsports.com/boston/ontv

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https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/miami-heat-boston-celtics-2017122002/

http://www.espn.com/nba/game?gameId=400975207

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Post by gyso on Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:30 pm

Mickey getting chance with Heat as they face Celtics

http://www.espn.com/nba/preview?gameId=400975207

BOSTON -- Jordan Mickey played in just 41 games during his two years in Boston.

Now, in his third season in the NBA, Mickey has become a contributor for the injury-ravaged Miami Heat, who ended the Celtics' 16-game winning streak Nov. 22 and will visit TD Garden on Wednesday night.

"Our scouting department really liked him," Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said after Mickey emerged from mothballs to deliver valuable work for his new team. "When they brought his name to me (and I) watched film, I liked him. And in training camp and in preseason he really showed a lot of this, particularly in practice.

"Since then, what he's shown is a work ethic and a competitive, professional character behind the scenes."

With Hassan Whiteside, Justise Winslow, James Johnson and Goran Dragic all hurt, Mickey has averaged 8.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game over the last three games. He has set or tied his career scoring high in three straight games and had nine points and a career-best 10 rebounds in Monday night's loss in Atlanta.

"You've got to always be ready. ... You have to always continue working on your game, no matter if you're playing or not," Mickey said. "You never know what's going to happen and when you'll get your opportunity."

Mickey isn't the only former Celtic hitting the parquet Wednesday, facing a Celtics team that pulled off a last-minute victory at Indiana. Kelly Olynyk, who played four years in Boston, should get a nice ovation from his old home crowd.

Olynyk, who signed with the Heat as a free agent, is averaging 9.2 points and 5.3 rebounds per game with Miami -- numbers right around his career totals.

The teams have split two games in Miami already this season and the Heat, 9-8 on the road this season, now try to snap a four-game losing streak on the parquet.

The Celtics (26-7, 10-3 at home) pulled off the dramatic Monday night, becoming the first team in the NBA this season to win a game after being down by five or more with 30 seconds or less remaining. According to STATS, NBA teams had been 0-366 in the same situation this season.

Terry Rozier, who stole the inbounds pass and then slammed it home with one second remaining for the win, told his teammates, down by one, in the huddle, "Let's play some football" before his interception and winning slam.

"I'm always bragging about my football skills," Rozier said. "So I got to show it a little tonight."

As for Miami's injured players: Winslow (knee) is on the trip and is closing in on a return; Dragic has a sore elbow; Whiteside (knee) will not be there; Johnson (ankle) is out.

Dion Waiters was under the weather Monday, missing the shoot-around with what he said was bad spaghetti, but played and recorded 23 points and five assists.

The Heat summoned Matt Williams Jr. from their G-League team and he will be in uniform Wednesday night.

For Boston, Marcus Morris (knee) remains out while Daniel Theis continues to be questionable with a broken nose. He played 17 minutes at Indiana.

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Post by Phil Pressey on Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:00 pm

Kelly Olynyk to be honored during tonight’s game by Celtics for his community work in Boston.

Cowens is gonna need some aspirin.
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Post by bobheckler on Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:46 pm

Phil Pressey wrote:
Kelly Olynyk to be honored during tonight’s game by Celtics for his community work in Boston.

Cowens is gonna need some aspirin.
Phil,

He might need something a lot stronger.

Actually, he'll probably say something like "then he should have been a community activist and not a basketball player". LOL
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Re: Game On! Heat @ Celtics - December 20, 2017

Post by bobheckler on Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:48 pm

Scott Souza @Scott_Souza

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#Celtics Daniel Theis said he was tested for concussion after originally breaking nose, but passed to play next night. Was supposed to sit out tonight, but doctor cleared him after nose reset "procedure."
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Scott Souza @Scott_Souza

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Asked whether he liked his mask more than Kyrie Irving liked his, #CelticsDaniel Theis: I do not like the mask.
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Jay King @ByJayKing

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Theis on his nose: "Feels like before. Just looks straighter."
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Post by bobheckler on Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:49 pm

Jay King @ByJayKing

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Jordan Mickey said the Heat had him drop 10 pounds after he signed there.
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Scott Souza @Scott_Souza

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Amir Johnson, Marcus Smart, Kelly Olynyk, Jordan Mickey ... sense a trend here? ... perhaps explains little something about change of #Celtics training staff this summer. twitter.com/byjayking/stat…
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Re: Game On! Heat @ Celtics - December 20, 2017

Post by RosalieTCeltics on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:11 pm

Good evening all.

Kelly deserves the Heroes Amoung Us award. He was everywhere, helping out and working in different schools in the City of Boston and even elsewhere. The Celtics are very involved in community services and Kelly enjoyed every minute he spent helping out. I think it is great to see a young player give of his time to help others because he realizes how lucky he is.
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Post by bobheckler on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:25 pm

Good evening Rosalie, Phil and all the ships at sea (you gotta be a history buff to know that one)

No Dragic or Winslowe.
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Post by bobheckler on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:33 pm

Miami with 9 healthy players tonight.

Kelly shooting 39.8% from 3.
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Post by Phil Pressey on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:36 pm

Kelly is a nice guy, no doubt.

If this isn't an easy win, then there will never be one. They only have nine guys. It's a revenge game at home.
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Post by Phil Pressey on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:39 pm

They showed the big Rozier play at the end. That was a choke job on the pass. Larkin's a small guy. It shouldn't have been that difficult. But that's what separates good from great teams. The great ones steal sloppy wins. So I liked the last game and agree with maybe Dboss saying it was a signature win.
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Post by bobheckler on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:40 pm

Phil Pressey wrote:Kelly is a nice guy, no doubt.

If this isn't an easy win, then there will never be one. They only have nine guys. It's a revenge game at home.


I've said that part of Kelly's problem is that he was too nice a guy.  Someone needed to kill his puppy so he'd go out on the court and want to destroy everybody.
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Post by Phil Pressey on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:43 pm

Olynyk is covering Baynes. If he does a decent job, Cowens should acknowledge it, imho. He is not as good as he seemed coming out of college, but he is decent.
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Post by Phil Pressey on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:43 pm

Oh, it's now Olynyk on Horford, sorry.
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:43 pm

I just do not want this to be one of those games where we play down to our opponent. They have a terrible habit of doing this. Even last year's team
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Post by bobheckler on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:44 pm

we can't run a half court set that goes inside when no Whiteside?  Their center is Kelly Olynyk?

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Post by Phil Pressey on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:45 pm

That looked like an intentional dirty play.
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:46 pm

I was talking to a lawyer yesterday, she is a season's ticket holder. She said that her husband who is also a lawyer and a friend of JoJo White's got a call from him son. JoJo is in bad shape in the hospital. She said it didn't look good. Hope she is wrong. One of the truly nice guys
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Post by bobheckler on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:46 pm

Phil Pressey wrote:Olynyk is covering Baynes. If he does a decent job, Cowens should acknowledge it, imho. He is not as good as he seemed coming out of college, but he is decent.


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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:47 pm

Hope Tatum does not have anything dislocated.
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Post by bobheckler on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:49 pm

9 rebounds with 6:15 left in the 1st.  That's a 72 rebound game.  LOL.
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Post by Sandpd on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:51 pm

RosalieTCeltics wrote:Hope Tatum does not have anything dislocated.

Looked more like the stepped-on crushed fingertips kind of injury - his shooting hand.
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Post by Phil Pressey on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:53 pm

I was very young, but I sort of remember some Jo Jo White. Godspeed to him. He always came across as very nice whenever on t.v. in later years.
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Post by bobheckler on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:55 pm

Here comes Jordan Mickey
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