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Post by gyso on Sat May 05, 2018 11:14 am

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Eastern Semifinals Series: (No.2) Boston Celtics at (No.3) (Celtics lead series 2-0)



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Tipoff: 5:00 pm EST Saturday May 05, 2018, Stadium: Wells Fargo Center

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Odds: PHI -8.5

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Re: Game On! Celtics @ 76ers - May 05, 2018 - Game 3 Eastern Semifinals

Post by gyso on Sat May 05, 2018 11:17 am

Slumping Sixers try to regain winning touch vs. Celtics

http://www.espn.com/nba/preview?gameId=401031673

Heading back to Philadelphia down 2-0 to the Boston Celtics, the suddenly cold 76ers have some quick thinking to do in order to right the ship.

After winning 16 straight to close the regular season and finishing off the Miami Heat in five games in the first round, the 76ers now head back to face Boston at the Wells Fargo Center for their 5 p.m. matchup on Saturday with their first two-game losing streak since late February.

Boston clipped the once-surging 76ers in Game 2 with a huge surge of their own, coming back from a 22-point deficit to win on Boston on Thursday, 108-103. 76ers head coach Brett Brown drew criticism for his handling of Boston's big run. Down 48-26 early in the second quarter, Boston eventually cut the lead to five at the half and took control with a 28-19 third quarter, and Brown chose not to call timeouts with his team bleeding.

"We have the league's No. 1-rated starting five, is a fact," he said. "Those five guys have shown great maturity, they have shown they can sustain different types of runs and still hold the fort. There were a few times (when he thought about calling a timeout). I mentioned there was one with (Terry) Rozier with his Euro-step that as I watched in the light of day, that was a moment you could have done it."

As much criticism as Brown is facing, rookie point guard Ben Simmons might be facing the steepest uphill battle heading into Saturday's matchup.

Simmons had arguably his worst game as a pro, scoring one point on 0-for-4 shooting with five rebounds and seven assists. What's worse: His negative-23 plus/minus ratio.

Rozier and backcourt mate Marcus Smart, meanwhile, combined for 39 points, 12 assists and 12 rebounds, and Boston got a big 13 points out of Jaylen Brown off the bench.

"I think the Celtics defensive intensity went to a higher level," Brown said. "I think somewhere at the five-minute mark and we brought Joel (Embiid) and JJ (Redick) back into the game in the second period. We give them credit. They went on a little run and then they went on another run I think at two minutes left."

Unlike the 76ers, who closed out the regular season with a bang, the Celtics were written off for much of the latter part of the schedule, after losing Kyrie Irving for the season and dropping four of six to close out the year. The Celtics' seven-game series with Milwaukee in the first round did little to ease the chirping outside of Boston, especially with Philadelphia so hot.

But Brad Stevens' strategy of resting his starters down the stretch might be paying dividends, as Al Horford and Rozier are averaging 35 or more minutes this series.

"Everyone feels good enough to play high minutes, which is why the last four games of the regular season were done the way we did," said Stevens. "I think we had a plan of attack throughout the regular season based on each individual. Obviously we chose some times to rest guys, but not that many, but more so manage it throughout the games. We felt like we were a deep team."

For both teams, Saturday's matchup will be a study in short memories.

For the Celtics, they must erase in their minds the 22-point deficit they dug themselves into on Thursday.

For Philadelphia, the bad taste of a squandered double-digit lead must be forgotten. But not, Brown hopes, the lessons they learned.



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Re: Game On! Celtics @ 76ers - May 05, 2018 - Game 3 Eastern Semifinals

Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sat May 05, 2018 4:58 pm

Good evening all. So, there is no question in my mind that Draper is dying for the 76er's to win this game
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Re: Game On! Celtics @ 76ers - May 05, 2018 - Game 3 Eastern Semifinals

Post by Berlin-T on Sat May 05, 2018 5:07 pm

Hello everyone,

Let's see if we can start a sweep tonight.

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Re: Game On! Celtics @ 76ers - May 05, 2018 - Game 3 Eastern Semifinals

Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sat May 05, 2018 5:10 pm

Hey Berlin!! We missed you the other night? Did you watch the replay?
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sat May 05, 2018 5:12 pm

Feeding Simmons tonight.
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Re: Game On! Celtics @ 76ers - May 05, 2018 - Game 3 Eastern Semifinals

Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sat May 05, 2018 5:13 pm

Walking Embid
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Re: Game On! Celtics @ 76ers - May 05, 2018 - Game 3 Eastern Semifinals

Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sat May 05, 2018 5:14 pm

Rozier has to start hitting these early shots
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sat May 05, 2018 5:16 pm

how long are they going to give Embid in the middle? And, walking
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Re: Game On! Celtics @ 76ers - May 05, 2018 - Game 3 Eastern Semifinals

Post by cowens/oldschool on Sat May 05, 2018 5:17 pm

Tatum is lethal!!!
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Post by cowens/oldschool on Sat May 05, 2018 5:19 pm

A dunk, a 3, a midrange step back....he’s fuckin good.
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Re: Game On! Celtics @ 76ers - May 05, 2018 - Game 3 Eastern Semifinals

Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sat May 05, 2018 5:19 pm

where is everyone, watching the Kentucky Derby?? I was supposed to go to a party but blew it off because of the game!
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Re: Game On! Celtics @ 76ers - May 05, 2018 - Game 3 Eastern Semifinals

Post by bobheckler on Sat May 05, 2018 5:20 pm

Tatum with 7 of our 9.

Brett Brown said he went back to Simmons at the end of game 2 because he's "the ROY".

Yeah, but Tatum's playing like he's a 3rd year player.
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Re: Game On! Celtics @ 76ers - May 05, 2018 - Game 3 Eastern Semifinals

Post by bobheckler on Sat May 05, 2018 5:21 pm

Jay King @ByJayKing
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Always nice to be able to lean on someone who's been there before in a nutty road environment. The Celtics are lucky to have such a seasoned vet like Jayson Tatum.
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Re: Game On! Celtics @ 76ers - May 05, 2018 - Game 3 Eastern Semifinals

Post by gyso on Sat May 05, 2018 5:22 pm

We survived their initial push, then clamped down on some . . .

DEFENSE!!!

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Re: Game On! Celtics @ 76ers - May 05, 2018 - Game 3 Eastern Semifinals

Post by Berlin-T on Sat May 05, 2018 5:22 pm

RosalieTCeltics wrote:Hey Berlin!! We missed you the other night?  Did you watch the replay?

Sure did and had a hell of a good time.

By the way I'm flying to Venice with my lady for a week next Tuesday so I won't be able to take in any games until I get back on the 16th. But I know they're in good hands as long as you and the other board members are posting here.
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Re: Game On! Celtics @ 76ers - May 05, 2018 - Game 3 Eastern Semifinals

Post by gyso on Sat May 05, 2018 5:24 pm

RosalieTCeltics wrote:where is everyone, watching the Kentucky Derby?? I was supposed to go to a party but blew it off because of the game!

Ya gotta have your priorities!

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Post by bobheckler on Sat May 05, 2018 5:27 pm

Another great thing about Tatum going off like this is that he'll start getting "star calls". Not "superstar calls", he's not there yet, but the refs will start giving him the benefit of the doubt.
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Re: Game On! Celtics @ 76ers - May 05, 2018 - Game 3 Eastern Semifinals

Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sat May 05, 2018 5:27 pm

Geez, what is it with Terry that he starts so slow all the time?
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Post by Berlin-T on Sat May 05, 2018 5:28 pm

Thank God Tatum is starting off hot tonight.
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Post by gyso on Sat May 05, 2018 5:29 pm

RosalieTCeltics wrote:Geez, what is it with Terry that he starts so slow all the time?

As long as he finishes strong and we win it is all good!

It just shows that he is not ready to replace Kyrie, as some have stated. Rolling Eyes

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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sat May 05, 2018 5:34 pm

Someone has to get going on offense. Al has shot only one shot, what the heck is going on with TR
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sat May 05, 2018 5:35 pm

down by one. I guess that is okay but, the offense has to pick up
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Re: Game On! Celtics @ 76ers - May 05, 2018 - Game 3 Eastern Semifinals

Post by bobheckler on Sat May 05, 2018 5:37 pm

AFTER 1


Celtics

STARTERS MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
A. Horford PF 10 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 +3 0
J. Tatum SF 9 4-5 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 +5 9
A. Baynes C 7 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
M. Smart PG 8 2-4 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 -2 5
T. Rozier PG 12 0-3 0-2 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0

BENCH MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
G. Yabusele PF Has not entered game
S. Ojeleye PF Has not entered game
M. Morris PF 7 1-4 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 -5 2
A. Nader SF Has not entered game
G. Monroe C Has not entered game
S. Larkin PG Has not entered game
J. Brown SG 7 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 -5 3
TEAM 8-20 2-10 1-2 1 10 11 3 1 1 2 2 19
42.1% 22.2% 50.0%



76ers

STARTERS MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
D. Saric PF 7 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 -6 0
R. Covington SF 9 0-5 0-4 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 -5 0
J. Embiid C 9 4-8 0-0 0-0 3 3 6 1 0 1 1 0 +8 8
B. Simmons PG 9 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 -5 4
J. Redick SG 8 1-5 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 +4 3

BENCH MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
R. Holmes PF Has not entered game
E. Ilyasova PF 5 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +7 2
A. Johnson C 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -7 0
M. Fultz PG Has not entered game
T.J. McConnell PG 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 +6 0
J. Bayless PG Has not entered game
J. Anderson SG Has not entered game
M. Belinelli SG 7 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 +3 3
TEAM 9-26 2-9 0-0 5 10 15 5 2 1 2 4 20
34.6% 22.2% 0.0%


FG Made-Attempted...................8-20.......9-26
Field Goal %.............................40.0.......34.6
3PT Made-Attempted..................2-10.......2-9
Three Point %...........................20.0.......22.2
FT Made-Attempted...................1-2.........0-0
Free Throw %...........................50.0.......0.0
Total Rebounds.........................11..........15
Offensive Rebounds...................1............5
Defensive Rebounds..................10...........10
Assists.....................................3............5
Steals......................................1............2
Blocks.....................................1.............1
Turnovers................................2.............2
Team Turnovers........................0.............0
Total Turnovers.........................2.............2
Points Off Turnovers..................0.............2
Fast Break Points......................0.............6
Points in Paint..........................6.............14
Personal Fouls..........................2.............4
Technical Fouls........................0..............0
Flagrant Fouls.........................0..............0



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Re: Game On! Celtics @ 76ers - May 05, 2018 - Game 3 Eastern Semifinals

Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sat May 05, 2018 5:41 pm

flop, hold and put on a show for the ref, Jason gets called
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