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Post by gyso on Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:55 pm

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Boston Celtics (49-23) at Sacramento Kings (24-49)

Tipoff: 6:00 pm EST Sunday March 25, 2018, Stadium: Golden 1 Center

TV: NBCS-B (NBC Sports Boston Pre-game show starts at 5:30 PM)
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub

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

Box Score:

https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/boston-celtics-sacramento-kings-2018032523/

http://www.espn.com/nba/game?gameId=400975845

Odds:

Bos -6.0

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Post by gyso on Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:59 pm

Protests in Sacramento overshadow Celtics-Kings game

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Normally, an appearance in Sacramento by one of the Eastern Conference's elite teams and one of the NBA's most tradition-laden franchises would rank as one of the highlights in another losing season for the host Kings.

These are anything but normal days in the capital of California.

Against the backdrop of protests stemming from the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man, the Kings (24-49) will welcome the Boston Celtics (48-23) to the Golden 1 Center for an afternoon game Sunday. Nobody's entirely sure what to expect in the first game to be held since the protests forced the home team to play in an intimate setting Thursday.

Protesters grew a bit volatile Friday night, but there was calm Saturday afternoon. Sunday's tip-off is at 3 p.m.

Sacramento beat the Atlanta Hawks 105-90 on Thursday in front of a tiny crowd (no official total was given, and the estimated total put the crowd below 2,000), that already was in the arena before protesters blocked others from entering. The Kings have said they'll honor requests for refunds from those who didn't get in.

The protesters' anger stems from the police shooting death of 22-year-old Stephon Clark, who was killed in his grandparents' backyard March 18 after police responded to calls of a burglary in the area. The aftermath has drawn such an impassioned response that, according to the Sacramento Bee, former Kings players DeMarcus Cousins and Matt Barnes offered to pay for Clark's funeral.

The Kings also have expressed support for Clark's family and the protesters, with owner Vivek Ranadive addressing the crowd after the win over the Hawks and telling them his team "recognize(s) people's abilities to protest peacefully, and we respect that," before adding that "we recognize that it is just not business as usual."

"If I didn't have a job to do," Kings forward Garrett Temple told reporters on Thursday, "I'd probably be out there with them."

Temple won't play against Boston because of a sprained left ankle, the second straight game he'll miss because of the injury. Center Zach Randolph also is questionable after missing Thursday's game with gastroenteritis.

Sacramento will be trying to win back-to-back games for only the fifth time all season.

The Celtics arrive after a 105-100 victory in Portland on Friday during which they outscored the Trail Blazers 38-23 in the fourth quarter. Marcus Morris scored a season-high 30 points as Boston played without Kyrie Irving again.

Irving will miss his sixth straight game Sunday. He underwent surgery to remove a tension wire in his left knee and won't return for at least another three weeks. The procedure is intended to reduce tension in the knee.

Despite being without him and forward Jaylen Brown (concussion), the Celtics have won three of four and are nearly assured of finishing second in the East.

Brown could return from his six-game absence. According to the Boston Globe, he took part in a Friday shootaround and reported no lingering symptoms.

"It's tough, but it's an opportunity for other guys to step up, and guys are really taking advantage," Celtics forward Al Horford told the Globe. "We're trying to move forward."

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Post by Sandpd on Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:42 pm

Hi all,

With Morris a scratch with a sprained ankle, let's hope that with the return of Jalen Brown to the lineup, he will be able to pick up the scoring void. Someone needs to assume the role and maybe Brown can be the one tonight.

http://celticsgreen.blogspot.com/2018/03/preview-celtics-49-23-at-kings-24-49.html?m=1
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Post by bobheckler on Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:11 pm

Hi everybody. Having some trouble with my links, but I'll get it straightened away. I can get the Sacto link, trying for Mike and Scal.
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Post by cowens/oldschool on Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:14 pm

Rozier not a natural point, forcing the 2 J’s to be in a Harden role.
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Post by bobheckler on Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:17 pm

Eureka!!
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Post by cowens/oldschool on Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:17 pm

bobheckler wrote:Hi everybody.  Having some trouble with my links, but I'll get it straightened away.  I can get the Sacto link, trying for Mike and Scal.

Hope you don’t miss 2 games in a row
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Post by bobheckler on Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:19 pm

cowens/oldschool wrote:
bobheckler wrote:Hi everybody.  Having some trouble with my links, but I'll get it straightened away.  I can get the Sacto link, trying for Mike and Scal.

Hope you don’t miss 2 games in a row


I'm on and I got Mike and Scal!
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:22 pm

Good evening all.  In what should have been an easy game may turn out to be tough without Morris.  Looking for a big game from Tatum and Rozier. Can't expect too much first game back from Brown
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:22 pm

Brown limping?????
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Post by Sandpd on Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:23 pm

Al coast to coast!
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Post by gyso on Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:25 pm

That Horford drive will make top ten tomorrow.

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Post by bobheckler on Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:26 pm

Vince Carter. Good God! When they open a time capsule from this era 500 years from now Vince Carter will be in it throwing up dunks.
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Post by bobheckler on Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:27 pm

WTF was Rozier thinking on that drive by Fox?!
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:27 pm

Did the Celtics forget how to play defense tonight??
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Post by bobheckler on Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:28 pm

6 TO in the 1st quarter. 3 by rusty Jaylen Brown.
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Post by Sandpd on Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:28 pm

C's need to attack inside with Monroe.
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Post by cowens/oldschool on Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:29 pm

bobheckler wrote:6 TO in the 1st quarter.  3 by rusty Jaylen Brown.

He definitely looks rusty, just needs some reps
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Post by gyso on Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:29 pm

RosalieTCeltics wrote:Did the Celtics forget how to play defense tonight??

It's never too early for a little . . .

DEFENSE!!!

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Post by bobheckler on Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:35 pm

AFTER 1


Celtics

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

BENCH MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
G. Yabusele PF 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 +1 0
S. Ojeleye PF 7 1-1 1-1 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -4 4
A. Nader SF 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -8 0
G. Monroe C 4 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -6 0
S. Larkin PG 3 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +1 4
K. Allen SG Has not entered game
J. Bird SG Has not entered game
TEAM 10-18 3-5 1-2 0 9 9 4 2 1 6 4 24
52.9% 60.0% 50.0%



Kings

STARTERS MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
S. Labissiere PF 12 3-5 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 +3 7
J. Jackson SF 9 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +4 2
W. Cauley-Stein C 8 0-4 0-0 2-2 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 -4 2
D. Fox PG 12 4-7 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 +3 8
B. Bogdanovic SG 7 2-5 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 -4 4

BENCH MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Z. Randolph PF Has not entered game
J. Cooley PF Has not entered game
B. Caboclo SF Has not entered game
J. Sampson SF Has not entered game
K. Koufos C 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 +7 0
F. Mason III PG Has not entered game
V. Carter SG 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 +7 0
B. Hield SG 3 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 -1 4
TEAM 12-24 1-5 2-2 1 8 9 4 1 0 2 2 27
52.2% 25.0% 100.0%



FG Made-Attempted................10-18.......12-24
Field Goal %...........................55.6........50.0
3PT Made-Attempted................3-5.........1-5
Three Point % 60.0 20.0
FT Made-Attempted..................1-2..........2-2
Free Throw % 50.0 100.0
Total Rebounds.........................9.............9
Offensive Rebounds...................0.............1
Defensive Rebounds 9 8
Assists.....................................4............4
Steals......................................2............1
Blocks......................................1............0
Turnovers.................................6.............2
Team Turnovers 0 0
Total Turnovers 6 2
Points Off Turnovers...................8.............2
Fast Break Points.......................2.............2
Points in Paint...........................12............14
Personal Fouls 4 2
Technical Fouls 0 0
Flagrant Fouls 0 0


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Post by bobheckler on Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:39 pm

nice move by Yabby. Stein overruns him and yabby goes against the grain and drives.
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:40 pm

You have to give Carter credit, he still looks in good shape. This may only be Sacto but, he is still playing.
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:42 pm

Unbelievable, he hits the three.  How old is Carter? Paul Pierce's age? Or older?
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Post by Sandpd on Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:42 pm

C's need a lineup change with someone who can put the ball in the hoop,
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Post by bobheckler on Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:43 pm

btw, I think Tatum needed 22 points to be the #1 rookie scorer. I'll check that.
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