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Post by gyso on Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:47 pm

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Boston Celtics (46-22) at Orlando Magic (21-48)

Tipoff: 7:00 pm EST Friday March 14, 2018, Stadium: Amway Center

TV: FSFL, NBCS-B (NBC Sports Boston Pre-game show starts at 6:30 PM)
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub

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

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https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/boston-celtics-orlando-magic-2018031619/

http://www.espn.com/nba/game?gameId=400975775

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BOS -6.0

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Post by gyso on Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:52 pm

Celtics, without Irving, start long road stretch against Magic

http://www.espn.com/nba/preview?gameId=400975775

The Boston Celtics know they are heading on the road for most of the next two weeks. They hope to get some clarity on which players will be able to suit up once the games start.

One player not expected to appear in Friday's visit to the Orlando Magic is Kyrie Irving.

As the Celtics (46-22) start a stretch where they play six of seven on the road before a March 31 home meeting with the Toronto Raptors, Irving will likely miss a second straight game with a sore left knee.

Irving is traveling for the weekend trip and based on coach Brad Stevens' comments Wednesday the star guard is unlikely to play Friday but could return for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans.

"Just got some soreness and some pain in that knee and, again, not something that you wouldn't have guessed he'd have some of," Stevens told reporters. "But obviously creeping up twice in 10 days, we want to be very careful with that."

Irving's knee issues cropped up after he aggravated it in a loss at Houston on March 3 when he shot 6 of 17 and scored 18 points. He sat out a 105-89 win at Chicago on March 5, scored 23 points in an eight-point win at Minnesota on March 8 but exited a 99-97 loss to Indiana at halftime with the soreness.

Overall, the Celtics are 5-3 when Irving does not play after blowing a 20-point lead in a 125-124 double-overtime loss to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday.

Jayson Tatum missed a 3-pointer just before the buzzer in the second overtime while Marcus Morris led the Celtics with 31 points on a night when Jaylen Brown (concussion protocol), Marcus Smart (sprained right thumb) and Al Horford (illness) sat out.

Horford missed his second straight game Wednesday but is expected to return Friday.

Brown absorbed a scary fall at Minnesota but will miss at least the next two games due to the lingering symptoms such as headaches that will prevent him from making the trip.

Smart is dealing with a torn tendon in his right thumb injury and won't play Friday. He's seeking second opinions, though season-ending surgery could be an option.

Without four key players along with rookie Daniel Theis, who is out for the season with a torn knee ligament, the Celtics started Terry Rozier at point guard, Tatum as the shooting guard along with Morris, Aron Baynes and Guerschon Yabusele in the frontcourt.

"We've played really well all year, and we've dealt with injuries all year," said Stevens, who lost Gordon Hayward to a season-ending knee injury on Opening night. "It started six minutes into the season, and we've figured it out. That's the expectation. We're just going to work as hard as we can, put in as much as we can that fits, and try our best to figure it out."
Orlando (21-48) can relate to key injuries but is coming off a 126-117 home win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday that halted a five-game losing streak.

Evan Fournier missed his fourth straight with a sprained left knee and leading scorer Aaron Gordon sat for the fourth straight game due to a second visit to the league's concussion protocol this season.

Without its two-leading scorers, Orlando rebounded from a 108-72 loss at San Antonio Tuesday by shooting 50.6 percent and getting a career-high 35 points from Jonathon Simmons and 32 from D.J. Augustin after averaging 90.4 points in the five-game skid.

"I talked about how important the rest of our season is and our guys understand very clearly that the basketball right now is very important," Orlando coach Frank Vogel told reporters. "What we do right now is very important on the basketball court. It's a time of growth. We're giving some of our younger guys bigger-than-usual opportunities for them to grow, but it's also an important time for our veterans to grow within our system as well and develop habits."

Simmons and Augustin combined to shoot 13 of 21 from 3-point range as the Magic set a team record at home by hitting 18 3-pointers.

"(Tuesday night) was a tough game for us, but it happens to the best of us," Augustin told reporters. "We put it behind us, went out there and shared the ball, helped each other out on defense and played with a lot more energy."


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Re: Game On! Celtics @ Magic - March 16, 2018

Post by bobheckler on Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:55 pm

Thanks for starting the thread, gyso. You're a rock.

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Post by bobheckler on Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:00 pm

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Post by Berlin-T on Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:08 pm

Good evening everyone,

We're still on Winter Time here so there is only a 5 hour difference for the next 10 days instead of the normal 6. It's midnight.
Go Celtics!

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Re: Game On! Celtics @ Magic - March 16, 2018

Post by gyso on Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:09 pm

You go, Berlin.

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Post by bobheckler on Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:15 pm

Loud "Let's Go Celtics!" chants from the Orlando crowd.
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Post by Sandpd on Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:15 pm

Hi all,

Horford looks shaky at the start - he might still be a little weak from the that bug.
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:19 pm

Good evening all. 

So, we will be without Marcus for the regular season, bummer.  Who steps up????
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Post by bobheckler on Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:20 pm

Baynes did not have to pass that offensive rebound without coming down first
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Post by Sandpd on Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:20 pm

Alright! Al finds his shot.
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Post by bobheckler on Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:22 pm

6:45 left in the 1st and we're 16.7%, 3-13, and they're 20%, 2-8.

Neither one of us are exactly offensive juggernauts. Good thing they are in full blown tank mode.
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:23 pm

I wonder if they will watch Al's minutes tonight
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:24 pm

Hi Berlin. Great to see you here
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:27 pm

I hope to see more of Monroe tonight
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Post by Sandpd on Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:28 pm

Nader hits - a good sign.
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Post by bobheckler on Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:30 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a new shooter!

NADER!!! FOR 3!!!
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Post by Sandpd on Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:31 pm

Morris will probably be back in for Al.
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Post by Sandpd on Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:35 pm

Good strong drive to the hoop by Larkin.
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:38 pm

I would love for Nader to go for at least 20 tonight, would be great for him
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Post by Sandpd on Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:38 pm

C's are looking good so far, even though it's against Orlando. Still, they're short-handed, so let's hope they can continue at this pace fot the rest of the half.
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Post by Berlin-T on Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:39 pm

A good start but I hope it doesn't end up like the previous game.
Take care all and bring 'em home.

A special goodnight to Rosalie!

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Re: Game On! Celtics @ Magic - March 16, 2018

Post by bobheckler on Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:39 pm

AFTER 1


Celtics

STARTERS MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
A. Horford PF 10 2-7 0-0 2-2 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 +8 6
M. Morris PF 9 3-6 1-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 +7 7
J. Tatum SF 10 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 1 +8 0
A. Baynes C 7 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 +6 0
T. Rozier PG 9 1-3 1-2 0-0 2 2 4 2 0 0 0 2 +7 3

BENCH MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
G. Yabusele PF Has not entered game
S. Ojeleye PF 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
A. Nader SF 5 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +3 3
G. Monroe C 5 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 +3 2
S. Larkin PG 3 1-1 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 +4 4
K. Allen SG Has not entered game
TEAM 9-25 3-9 4-4 6 12 18 5 2 0 3 5 25
36.0% 33.3% 100.0%



Magic

STARTERS MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
J. Isaac PF 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 -4 0
J. Simmons SF 12 2-7 0-3 0-0 1 1 2 2 0 0 2 1 -10 4
M. Hezonja SF 7 1-3 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 -6 2
N. Vucevic C 10 1-5 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 -8 2
D.J. Augustin PG 9 2-3 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 -5 5

BENCH MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
M. Speights PF Has not entered game
W. Iwundu SF 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3 0
K. Birch C 7 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 -5 0
B. Biyombo C 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0
S. Mack PG 3 1-2 1-1 0-0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 1 -4 3
A. Afflalo SG Has not entered game
R. Purvis SG 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +1 0
TEAM 7-22 2-9 0-0 2 9 11 4 1 3 5 4 16
28.6% 12.5% 0.0%


FG Made-Attempted.................9-25........7-22
Field Goal %...........................36.0........31.8
3PT Made-Attempted................3-9.........2-9
Three Point %.........................33.3........22.2
FT Made-Attempted.................4-4..........0-0
Free Throw %.........................100.0.......0.0
Total Rebounds.......................18............11
Offensive Rebounds.................6..............2
Defensive Rebounds................12............9
Assists...................................5.............4
Steals....................................2.............1
Blocks....................................0.............3
Turnovers...............................3.............5
Team Turnovers......................0..............0
Total Turnovers.......................3..............5
Points Off Turnovers................2..............5
Fast Break Points....................0..............0
Points in Paint........................6..............8
Personal Fouls........................5..............4
Technical Fouls.......................0..............0
Flagrant Fouls........................0..............0



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Post by Sandpd on Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:41 pm

Nifty move inside by Monroe!
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:41 pm

Monroe working hard out there.
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