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Post by gyso on Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:00 pm

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Boston Celtics (41-19) at New York Knicks (24-36)

Tipoff: 7:30 pm EST Saturday February 24, 2018, Stadium: Madison Square Garden

TV: MSG, 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

Box Score:

https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/boston-celtics-new-york-knicks-2018022418/

http://www.espn.com/nba/game?gameId=400975632

Odds:
BOS -5

Go Celtics!!!

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Re: Game On! Celtics @ Knicks - February 24, 2018

Post by gyso on Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:03 pm

Celtics-Knicks Preview

http://www.espn.com/nba/preview?gameId=400975632

The New York Knicks picked up their defensive tenacity late against Orlando Magic on Thursday, resulting in a victory.

Managing that against Orlando -- tied with five other teams with the fewest wins (18) this season -- is one thing, but that will likely not fly against visiting Boston on Saturday and against Golden State in the following game Monday.

Orlando had 69 points by halftime before the Knicks (24-36) put the clamps on the Magic, limiting them to only 43 points in the second half of a 120-113 victory.

Now comes Boston, which has the second-best record in the Eastern Conference at 41-19.

"They're going to be tough," said Knicks forward Kyle O'Quinn said. "Obviously, Boston and Golden State are two much different teams than an Orlando Magic team who has good guys.

"They present some challenges. They have dynamic bigs that are pretty good. Both have All-Star caliber players that I think if we go out there play as hard as we can and believe in ourselves we'll give ourselves a chance like we did in Orlando."

Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek was complimentary of the defense played by guards Trey Burke and Frank Ntilikina against Orlando in the second half. Ntilikina had two blocks and a steal. Forward Lance Thomas was also given credit by Hornacek because of his ability to guard multiple positions.

"He's kind of that guy, it doesn't matter if he's on the one, two, three or four," Hornacek said. "When he's at the four spot, then we also have the ability to switch some too because you're not afraid of Lance switching off on a point guard so I think guys have more confidence that when things come together, hey we can just switch it."

The Knicks beat the Celtics, 102-93, on Dec. 21 despite Boston guard Kyrie Irving scoring 32 points. Hornacek said he is not certain whether he will play Burke, Ntilikina or Emmanuel Mudiay against Irving.

Mudiay, who was acquired in a three-way trade from Denver on Feb. 8, started his first game with the Knicks against Orlando and finished with eight points, four assists and five rebounds in 23 minutes.

"It's not just, 'Hey that guy's got to guard Kyrie.' You've got to have a team defense that's there to back him up when Kyrie gets around. So again, they'll probably all end up with a shot at him at some point," Hornacek said.

One of Boston coach Brad Stevens' primary concerns is the status of post player Aron Baynes, who is a game-time decision after suffering a left elbow strain Friday in the Celtics' 110-98 win at Detroit. He left the game early in the first quarter and never returned.

"I don't know exactly what it was," said Stevens. "He's feeling a little bit better. They have not ruled him out for (Saturday). But they said he's going to be sore."

If Baynes can't play against the Knicks, center Daniel Theis, who scored a career-high 19 points against Detroit, could be the starter.

Other Boston personnel matters: Guard Shane Larkin, who missed his 10th straight game Friday, could return against the Knicks and guard Marcus Smart is back and strong following a month-long absence because of injuries to score 12 points against Detroit.

"The hand felt good," Smart said after the Detroit game. "The thigh felt good. Obviously, we did a good job and we didn't have to play that many minutes."

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Re: Game On! Celtics @ Knicks - February 24, 2018

Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:30 pm

Good evening everyone.  Let's get this one on the back to back. I want a new streak started and I do not want to lose to the NY Knicks!

I am going to the game on Monday, my son bought the tickets before Conley got hurt. But, a game is a game. I am looking forward to it.
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Post by bobheckler on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:31 pm

RosalieTCeltics wrote:Good evening everyone.  Let's get this one on the back to back. I want a new streak started and I do not want to lose to the NY Knicks!

I am going to the game on Monday, my son bought the tickets before Conley got hurt. But, a game is a game. I am looking forward to it.


Hi Rosalie,

I forgot my glasses, so don't take anything I say about the game tonight too seriously. LOL.
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Re: Game On! Celtics @ Knicks - February 24, 2018

Post by bobheckler on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:33 pm

No Baynes tonight. Theis starting instead. I predict Monroe getting a lot of minutes vs Kanter.
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:42 pm

Boy Kanter is a force under there
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Re: Game On! Celtics @ Knicks - February 24, 2018

Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:44 pm

Crybabying starting early.
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:45 pm

Gotta finish those Jaylen.
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Post by bobheckler on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:45 pm

got away with a Brown travel.
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Re: Game On! Celtics @ Knicks - February 24, 2018

Post by gyso on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:46 pm

My granddaughter loves Jaylen Brown's shoes. Pink is her favorite color, mine is green (of course). We have a lot of fun with that.

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Re: Game On! Celtics @ Knicks - February 24, 2018

Post by bobheckler on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:46 pm

great defense by Theis on Beasley in the paint.
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Re: Game On! Celtics @ Knicks - February 24, 2018

Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:47 pm

I don't think the Knicks like the Celtics!!!! Always bs going on
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Re: Game On! Celtics @ Knicks - February 24, 2018

Post by gyso on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:48 pm

I see the Celtics slept in after the flight to NY and are still wearing their PJs.

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Re: Game On! Celtics @ Knicks - February 24, 2018

Post by bobheckler on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:49 pm

2-10 and we're down only 1. Like that.
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Post by bobheckler on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:49 pm

3-11 and up 2.
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Re: Game On! Celtics @ Knicks - February 24, 2018

Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:50 pm

Gyso, she has good taste!!! Jaylen is going to be a fan fav for a long time I hope.  Sometimes I feel like they push Tatum and leave Brown in the dust. Don't think He will make them change their minds!!!
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:50 pm

Ugly gray uni's.
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Re: Game On! Celtics @ Knicks - February 24, 2018

Post by cowens/oldschool on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:52 pm

Jaylen hasn’t been finishing well as of late
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Re: Game On! Celtics @ Knicks - February 24, 2018

Post by bobheckler on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:52 pm

3-13 and we're tied. Blowing my mind a bit, as you can tell.
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Re: Game On! Celtics @ Knicks - February 24, 2018

Post by Sandpd on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:53 pm

Hi all, o far, this looks to be a game with a lot of players scrapping for the ball. C's look good on the defensive boards.
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Post by cowens/oldschool on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:56 pm

Is it our D or is their offense very bad?


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Re: Game On! Celtics @ Knicks - February 24, 2018

Post by gyso on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:56 pm

bobheckler wrote:3-13 and we're tied.  Blowing my mind a bit, as you can tell.

We are playing the Zingerless Knicks.

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Re: Game On! Celtics @ Knicks - February 24, 2018

Post by Sandpd on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:56 pm

Yay, the C's are taking the mid-range 2 pt. shots for makes!
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:57 pm

Well that was a good set of offensive plays.  Finishing good. This is what we were missing for a while. Kick them first
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Re: Game On! Celtics @ Knicks - February 24, 2018

Post by bobheckler on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:57 pm

cowens/oldschool wrote:Is it our D 17or is their offense very bad?


We're 6-17. I'm guessing it's not our offense.
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