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RedsArmyAdmin March 26, 2009 Uncategorized 22 Comments on Deja Vu

Just like their last loss to the Magic, the Celtics played like crap for 3 quarters, rallied in the 4th only to fall short in the final seconds.

Dwight Howard (24 pts, 21 reb) was an unstoppable force in the paint – until the 4th quarter where he went 0-4.

Paul Pierce (26 pts, 19 in 2nd half) missed two chances to put the Cs ahead with less than a minute left. He missed an 18-footer with 47 seconds and had a drive to the hoop "blocked" by Howard with 3 seconds left. Yes – Howard made contact but it was a good non-call (I think – I'm having second thoughts after seeing those replays).

KG played 16 minutes scoring 4 pts with 8 rebounds. It must have killed him to stay on the bench in the final minute of this one.

Box Score | Recap

Home court or not, the Celtics beat the Magic in 6 games in a playoff series.

Drown your sorrows in these Magic dancers pictures…

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  • Papa Irish

    Why does everyone hate on Mikki here? do yall not remember PJ who sucked basically untill the playoffs last year? Mikki is a bit foul prone yes (if one foul per every 16 seconds he’s on the court is considered “foul prone”) but then again so was PJ , the problem i have with mikki is for him to commit smarter fouls and he will be a hero in all the fans minds
    Rondo played AWFUL this is the second time in less than a week that the opposing point has gotten free range on basically anything they want, the first one was a little easier to see how it happened seeing how it was tony parker that tore him up, but Rafer FUCKING alston?????? what the HELL rondo? how bout a little D

  • bigbad&green

    its a conspiracy…david stern and kobes wife’s love child wont let the Celtics win!

  • DRJ

    – Howard jumped from well inside the restricted area, and met PP in the air. Howard did jump straight up, but that is irrelevant, since the play began with PP driving from the wing and Howard was in the restricted zone. That clear foul caused PP to miss the shot. Refs screwed it up. They also screwed up many other plays, for both sides. They sucked all around… as usual… and it’s a terrible situation in the NBA, which could be easily fixed with video booth referees as back up…. but NOOOO… better to keep screwing up the game, eh Dave?
    – 2nd quarter = about as bad a quarter as the Cs have had all year. Even Paul sucked in the first half.
    – Great to see that Paul still has his game though… we were starting to worry. No need, he’s cool. But still turning the ball over too much… probably something that’s not gonna get fixed.
    – I’ve had great expectations for Marbury, with time. I think I was wrong. Not much time left, and he’s regressing. He totally SUCKED today. It’s just possible that Marbury looked great when he was the center of a team, running everything. Maybe he just can’t play in the Celtics’ environment of total cooperation and with limited minutes. I.e., he may just not be very good now. His attitude seems fine. Talent… seems to have gone AWOL.
    – Mikki = fouling machine. One of his fouls, tho, was a charge badly called by the ref (big surprise). They do seem have it in for him… he never gets a break. But the man is clumsy, let’s face it.
    – 18 TOs, 43% shooting, porous defense and no discernible offensive plan for 3 quarters… just not gonna get it done.
    – We will eat the Magic alive in the playoffs… IF we are healthy, and IF we actually play all 4 quarters, not just the 4th.

  • Froggy

    I was at the game tonight and I have to say celtics played bad. Our bench played bad. What’s up with our rebounding? and dont get me started on turnovers. After witnessing the game and listening to those annoying magic fans I must say that I hate magic and their fans almost as much as the Lakers. I have to get props to Howard. Dude destroyed us. Hopefully we will roll and stay in second place

  • kurt

    Jeff Van Gundy said ” If I were KG I’d put myself in” during the 4th quarter. Doc Rivers plan was not to win tonight!

  • Lakers aint shit until they dethrone us..

    If we play like this when playoffs comes with no homecourt, dude we’re toast…
    that’s game 7 right there…
    but the goodside of it kg isnt in full gear yet… so hopefully we’ll rebound from this and beat the cavs for moral booster!!!

  • I don’t know if Kobe took a body like Pierce did last night in that picture. That picture looks like he’s fading away.
    As for the off and on switch… If the Celtics try to do in the playoffs what they did last night, then no, they won’t repeat.

  • Fsantos33

    I have a questions for the Redsarmy and all our die hard posters.
    Do you think we can make an OFF and ON switch right before the playoffs and expect to repeat?
    Please elaborate to my questions because I don’t think you are going to like my answer.

  • The Real Magic

    Name one other Team who lost an All star Player for the year and have won 53 games?
    Yeah Magic are Dominant. They exposed old Celtics and 1 of your wins against us this year was your starting back court of Rondo Allen vs Anthony Johnson JJ Reddick. LOL@celtics.
    Old and garbage
    LOL@moore and Marbury.
    can not wait to decimate you old geezers this sring

  • dave cowens

    To Zauer–I’m guessing it’s because KG is returning from an injury and Pierce isn’t? I don’t get it either.
    Once again the NBA reminds me of the WWE. The no call on that obvious hack of Pierce at the end of the game cemented my opinion of the NBA as a “sports entertainment” league rather than a sports league. It’s all about the storyline and the superstars. Last night’s storyline: “Superman finally overcomes his demons.” Too bad he can’t hit a shot farther than four feet from the basket and has cantaloupes implanted in his shoulders. Superman? How about superfreak!
    I knew the C’s were going to lose when I saw the blatant makeup call on Perk in the first quarter.
    Obviously, if KG plays that game, they win. Look on the bright side, they came back down 12 points without Garnett. Don’t worry C’s fans…

  • zauer

    Big Mick
    If Doc cares about health in play off first, why he plays PP for about 40 minuts a game. If he can be cautious with KG, then why he can’t limit Pierce to 30-32 minutes. Isn’t it what we’ve been beggin for here?

  • Frank Lapidus

    Kobe Bryant didn’t get that call against Howard in Staples Center, even in similar (not identical) circumstances. January 16th, game tied at 92, 3:44 to play, Bryant drives to the basket and gets stuffed. You can see the play in this picture:
    No call. Magic rebound, go the other way, and Turkoglu hits a three-pointer. They wind up winning the game.
    Pierce isn’t Dwight’s only crunch-time victim this year. Does it make you feel better that Kobe got jobbed too?

  • ThatGuyOverTheOcean

    My God, Mikki Moore was really AWFUL last night, he really had no clue of what he was doing, bad shots, missed dunks, useless fouls… I hope that Leon and Scal will play when they will be healthy, because Moore is the worst player seen here since 2006. And I just don’t know why Doc didn’t play KG for the final 2 minutes… c’mon it’s just 2 f’kin minutes, what kind of difference can the make? Forget the plan for a moment and let him play and try to win the damn game!
    That said, I don’t think we’re going to repeat this year. It’s damn near playoffs and we continue to choke for entire quarters or waste healthy leads like with the Clippers. I don’t know what’s going on, if it’s just KG’s absence, or it’s a physical problem, or a mental problem, or whatever… but if we’re going to meet Lebron in a good night, he will rip us in the chokes, and there will be no chance we rally back like last night. I’m really concerned, and I think that this will ultimately cost us a berth in the Finals.

  • Joe Laker Fan

    No shame in losing to Orlando. Howard looks like he’s on more ‘roids than A-Rod and Bonds combined. All year long everyone’s been wondering whether the Lakers will face Boston or Cleveland in the finals. I hope LA’s lucky enough to play one of those teams because w/o Bynum, we got no answer for Howard.

  • ShooterMcGavin

    hate to post 3 times in a row but i just saw the close replay of the howard non call
    disagree it was a good call..he slams into pierce’s shoulder and turned him around pretty good

  • I hate the fact that KG’s time is limited. If he is healthy and he says so, let him play!
    I would love to see his minutes raised so he plays at least 8 more minutes (4 minutes in 2nd quarter and 4 minutes in 4th quarter). We could have won the game if we did this…

  • Baron

    Big win for Orlando, thats for sure…Piss poor effort from the celtics through 3 1/2 quarters…excuses are there, but start by playing 48 minutes
    Marbury and moore have actually made us worse
    I know its blasphemy, but the thought is there in my mind that this team isnt good enough to repeat, whether its due to injury or not, theyre never gonna be fully healthy and in rhythm

  • C

    We did not come to play. pretty simple. why blame the refs. thats a given. they are inconsistent, every team knows that. but if a team comes and plays well, refs cant do anything about it. lets not come here and blame this and blame that. cause thats what losers do. we are not losers.

  • “Wonder why Doc isn’t so cautious about PP minutes… Don’t want to rip Doc but he made me pissed off” – Zauer
    PP isn’t coming off an injury. What’s there to wonder?

  • The Real Magic

    YO Magic Run this Sheet.
    Adios one year one wonder Boston

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