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RedsArmyAdmin March 1, 2009 Uncategorized 9 Comments on Ripped

We all hate the guy for his theatrics, but Rip Hamilton (25 pts, 9 assists, 6 reb) killed the Celtics today. Coupled with the fact that Ray Allen (10 pts, 2-1o FG) was a no-show and you get a 105-95 Pistons victory at the Garden.

The Celtics play was too streaky. They had strong runs to start the 3rd and 4th quarters but both times allowed Detroit to retake control of the game.

The Pistons shot too many free throws (34-40). And this had nothing to do with poor officiating.

Paul Pierce (26 pts, 11-20 FG) and Glen Davis (18 pts, 6 reb) carried the offensive load. As a team the Celtics shot 2-14 from3 FG.

Pierce played 47 minutes, 42 seconds of this game. Doc is all talk when it comes to reducing Paul and Ray's minutes. Why couldn't Bill Walker get 10 minutes?

Stephon Marbury (12 minutes, 0 pts, 3 assists) had little impact. It was surprising to watch Will Bynum pick his pocket twice in the second quarter.

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  • papa irish

    Ray needs to start stepping up against the likes of the Pistons and Cavs he plays horrible against those teams

  • Jay

    DRJ….you are on crack if you think KG is bullshitting this injury. that is all – Jay

  • Gotta say DRJ… I disagree with a lot of what you said.
    I think you’re way off on the KG thing. Even if there was a “phantom” injury… they’d pull that stunt in practice without the cameras. They’d say “ooops, KG strained his back in practice and he’ll miss a couple of weeks.”
    The mechanics of the knee are so intricate that the slightest thing could cause a problem. You can plant for a jump like you’ve always planted for a jump and something can go. It happens all the time.
    The only criticism of Doc that I have is the one Chuck expressed. Why play Paul so much? I’ve said it a number of times… I don’t care if we lose this game if it’s because you limited Pierce’s minutes and gave other guys some time.
    But the criticism of Doc has been a constant from day 1… and it’s always the same. When players do something wrong… or don’t do something at all… it’s his fault. When they do something right… they’re great players. The coach accepts that responsibility… but it’s not always the case. Give some credit to the Pistons for shutting off the path to the basket… give some criticism to the guys who didn’t drive to the hoop.
    I remember a few years ago, Doc kept getting ripped because all of the out of bounds plays looked like shit. We heard a million times “THAT’S what he came up with!?!?” Then all of a sudden he gets players who can execute what he draws up, and the Celtics are regarded as one of the best teams with the ball out of bounds.
    So bang on Doc for playing Paul too much (even though Paul was the only effective option on offense)… but there’s no way in hell Doc said to his team “Ok… everyone except Paul… you just spot up and shoot.” That’s just not true at all.

  • Coobs

    I’ve come to the conclusion that we just suck on Sunday matinee games, so I’m petitioning to the league that we no longer play them!
    Also, Ray Ray needs to take the ball to the basket more, ESPECIALLY when the outside jumper is not falling (like today). Put some pressure on their defense equal to the amount every team seems to put on ours.

  • baron

    Well, No suprises here really…No KG, trying to work in Marbury and Moore and rondo and ray had a poor game and the pistons were trying to avoid the season sweep (Lakers couldnt complete the season sweep on the suns the game after either – its hard to do)
    Im not worried that it was at home, because we beat the pistons in detroit easily, have 5 times in the last 2 seasons, so if we meet in the playoffs Id expect a 5 game series
    The team misses KGs presense as much as they miss his play

  • celts9

    well DRJ, whether or not you believe he was injured last year, certainly you cant argue with the end result.
    Look on the bright side, KG will be back soon, and as the new guys adjust to the C’s defensive schemes, we should be back in business in time for the playoffs.
    As for today’s game the only plus i could see was Big Baby, hopefully he keeps that up and gives us another solid scoring option.

  • Two-Buck Chuck

    I heard that KG pushed the trigger on the controlled explosions that destroyed the Twin Towers after the networks doctored the TV footage that showed two passenger planes hitting the buildings while in fact they were actually empty military drones.
    If there is any truth to this theory and it ever comes out, there will be hell to pay.

  • bigbad&green

    i found this blogspot selling Celtics voodoo dolls. I did a bit of investigation and it turns out this person has sold like 10,000 already. i just bought 5 to stop them from ending up in enemy hands.

  • Slowwwww down everyone-it’s going to be ok.