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That was a kick in the balls…

Chuck - Red's Army January 31, 2010 Uncategorized 112 Comments

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Kobe Bryant (19 points, 8-20 FG) overcame a mediocre performance and drained a go-ahead jumper with 7 seconds left to beat the Celtics 90-89.

Rajon Rondo played a brilliant game – 21 points, 12 assists, 5 rebounds. Doc inexplicably went without Rondo on the court for the final play. Had I drawn up the play, I would have had Rondo drive and either shoot or dish to the open man. Granted his numbers tailed off since halftime, but Rondo was playing the best of the all the Celtics.

The Celtics started extremely slow and found themselves down 13 in the first quarter. Andrew Bynum had 12 of his 19 points in the opening frame. Perk did a horrible job of boxing out in this game. Countless times, Bynum grabbed offensive rebounds by simply using his long arms over Perk.

Tony Allen (14 points) played a fantastic second quarter. He was driving to the hoop, finishing with the left hand and even hitting jumpers. It was TA and Rondo who fueled a 15-0 run and propelled the Celtics to a lead at the half.

Rondo stayed aggressive offensively in the 3rd quarter. His 8 quarter points kept the Celtics ahead 73-66 heading into the fourth.

With the pressure on the second unit to maintain the lead, they delivered. Eddie House banged home a couple of 3s and the Celtics lengthened the lead to 81-70 with with 9 minutes remaining. But any relief was short lived as LA rattled off an 8-0 run to but the lead to 81-78.

Aside from Kobe's jumper, the key play of the game was Paul Pierce's offensive foul on Ron Artest with :27 seconds left and the Celtics up 89-88. It was a good call, Pierce clearly pushed off. Pierce drained some big threes in this game, but he struggled going head-to-head with Artest.

It should be noted that Ray Allen's defense on Kobe's last shot was near perfect. He muscled Bryant and stayed right in his face.

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f60396b970c ThatGuyOverTheOcean

    Just 2 words: FIRE DOC. We would have won with a decent coach on the bench.

  • SydneyCeltic

    Fire Doc? You’re kidding, right?

  • PaulPierceWannaBeGangsta

    It would only be a “kick in the balls” if the Celtics HAD any.
    Why is it that you harp on the fact that the media is “so in love” with Kobe, yet you reference him in a win, and not the team?
    Seeing as how Valentine’s Day is coming up, you may wanna send Kobe a beautiful bouquet of flowers and some chocolates, lover boy……
    LAKERS 90
    CELTICS 89
    Game over.

  • PaulPierceWannaBeGangsta

    Now it’s the coach you blame?
    Well, at least the refs and the players get a rest from your scathing insight.

  • http://basketscenen.se/nbaswe/ Mauritz

    I can’t believe this. After the 15-point turnaround in the second quarter we looked so good. How could rasheed get that much playing time AGAIN? And how could Tony Allen not get more/Eddie House less? And how the HELL did Kobe make that shot after that weak a game and with that defense from Ray? And how the hell did the ref call an offensive foul on that Artest flop? I felt like that call settled the game. When it came, my first thought was “Kobe’s making the gamewinner”. There was just no way we would come back from that. Kick in the balls? More like someone just shot my cat right in front of me, laughing in spite while I was tied up and couldn’t do anything about it. This sucks so hard I have a hard time believeing it! Five straight and it feels like we have the worst bench in the league right now.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5ebb21970c JD

    Why the fuck did we go away from Rondo? God dammit, I’m sick of it. Everytime Rondo has a great game, no matter what, its the Paul Fucking Pierce show in the fourth quarter. And I love Paul, but its just not getting it done anymore. PUT THE BALL IN THE HANDS OF THE POINT GUARD WHO IS NOT ONLY YOUR FUTURE, BUT ARGUABLY YOUR BEST PLAYER RIGHT NOW. IF HE IS DOMINATING THE GAME, YOU DON’T GO AWAY FROM HIM. YOU GIVE HIM THE FUCKING BALL. The game never should have came down to a Kobe Bryant jumpshot, but it was allowed to because we went away from the ROndo pick and roll which was dominating the game, and the lead evaporated. If you haven’t noticed, I AM PISSED OFF.

  • Wickedfun

    Great game guys, had me on the edge of my seat out of breath for that one. We’ll see you next time in LA!

  • Kareem

    A big story is Rasheed Wallace just being so blatantly detrimental to our team the way he is playing right now. I would so much rather have Shelden Williams get his minutes, and the Celtics would be so much better for it.

  • PaulPierceWannaBeGangsta

    If you haven’t noticed, I AM VERY HAPPY AND LAUGHING IN YOUR FACES CELTIC “FANS”.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    Well the only reason we were in the game was rondos brilliant 2nd quarter performance when they played him with the bench and then the entire quarter, and he dominated. slowly but surely they started running offense through pierce playing to out best players (rondo) weakness…spotting up for jumpers.
    instead of pierce going 1 on 1 it has to be rondo driving and kicking to pierce… and yes i thought doc was terrible in this game.
    rondo played brilliant, noone else was spectacular, except TONY ALLEN, in the first half, who then proceeded to hardly get any minutes in the 2nd
    great defense by ray allen on that last shot, just an amazing player hitting a tough ass shot, ray played probably his best defensive game all year

  • SydneyCeltic

    This was our game to win/lose. We can debate what went wrong and who to blame, but in the end, our last shots didn’t fall and Kobe was a lucky son of a bitch. I’m just as pissed off as the rest of you, but have fucking faith. It ain’t over yet!

  • PaulPierceWannaBeGangsta

    I agree, great game regardless of outcome. Some here were hoping for a blowout, but the true basketball fans wanted it to be closer. It was entertaining, with a predictable outcome.
    Michael Cooper quote just now: “Get Big Baby a pacifier!”
    Hahahaha…..

  • http://basketscenen.se/nbaswe/ Mauritz

    Yeah Ray was outstanding. Didn’t really contribute offensively though…

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f60396b970c ThatGuyOverTheOcean

    I’m dead serious. Why didn’t he play Rondo in the last play, why didn’t he keep Tony in when he was on fire, why did he play the ghost of Sheed so much, WHY?

  • OaklandLakers

    Emotions man. Doc is a great coach. I’d love to have him.

  • SorryMan

    How was Bynum’s 19 Point 11 Rebound 2 Steal 2 Block performance for a “non-factor”,
    LMFAO at Celtic fans thinking Perk is better then Bynum

  • Scott

    Agreed. Sheed is not playing well at all. When he starts jacking up three’s, it leads to a willingness for the whole team to settle for that shot. His play is infectious, and not the good kind of infectious. Secondly, Ray Allen is an average player at best at this point in his career, yet Doc plays him as if he were still a huge offensive threat. I can’t believe i’m saying this but I would rather see TA start over Ray right now. However, I don’t know if anything can fix the teams main problem, which is a lack of energy and focus. We may have just gotten old over night.

  • PaulPierceWannaBeGangsta

    That wasn’t a lucky shot, it was Kobe doing what has been doing his entire career and especially this season.
    A lucky shot would’ve been Ray’s. Remember when he was money from the 3? LAKER fans here cheered when he or Garnett were out back in the game. When Ray caught the ball with seconds to spare at the end, we all cheered immediately and KNEW it was over and the Lakers had the win.
    Thanks, Ray Ray.

  • NBA FAN

    Kobe ain’t lucky, he’s the Black Mamba, remember that! You guys should have been use to this. Also, Forget about that offensive foul cause even the commentators said it was a GOOD call, you guys were given a chance at another possession cause of the no call when the ball hit the camera, so your team FAILED!!!

  • Hola Hovita Boston

    Real good point. I can’t contest that…

  • PaulPierceWannaBeGangsta

    “And how the hell did the ref call an offensive foul on that Artest flop? I felt like that call settled the game.”
    Maybe you should read the words that this very blog posted right up above:
    “Aside from Kobe’s jumper, the key play of the game was Paul Pierce’s offensive foul on Ron Artest with :27 seconds left and the Celtics up 89-88. It was a good call, Pierce clearly pushed off. Pierce drained some big threes in this game, but he struggled going head-to-head with Artest.”

  • SydneyCeltic

    Re-read that. I never said it was a “lucky shot”, I said Kobe was a lucky son of a bitch. This was a good, close game that the Fakers on BARELY won. That’s it. I’m not going to debate or discuss this with you because you’re just here to troll.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    wow bro. preach, PREACH!!!
    Im screaming the same shit

  • NBA FAN

    Really someone actually thought that sorry ass player was GOOD???? LMFAO Why is he a starter??? that Ugly ass S.O.B Sucks!!! COCKY ass F.a.g.g.ot!!!!! smile every now and then cause that look ain’t working for ya. Does he actually think looking mean makes him better???LMAO Uglier than a piece of donkey sh.it!

  • Rondopaula

    AgreeW JD. why does paul pierce get to be the playmaker at the end of games now? In the orlando game he also did this. But he isnt driving hard to the basket anymore. Must be rondos ft and shooting but he must be trusted now hes become thr best player.

  • SydneyCeltic

    Agreed. This was a really hard loss to take, but I don’t think turfing Doc is the solution at all.

  • Hola Hovita Boston

    Kobe=Lucky? I have bruises on my torso from laughin at that one. Dude puts hours & hours take mid-range shots like that.

  • PaulPierceWannaBeGangsta

    I gotta say, it’s kinda sorta way deep down sad to see the end of The Celtics as we know ‘em. I truly hope they find a way to improve QUICK, and become a team that gives you fits again. I know it’s looking darker and darker in Boston with every game…..
    That said, I’m putting the old burned Celtics banner up again. That puppy went up like a pile of prime, dry oak.

  • http://basketscenen.se/nbaswe/ Mauritz

    There was slight contact but he hardly had any energy in the arm movement. Ron wasn’t affected by it at first but when it was clear that Pierce was on his way, he laid himself on the floor. Watch the replay, and do NOT try to tell me Artest fell because of Pierce.

  • Hola Hovita Boston

    Seconded… There’s always 5-10 “factors” that can determine the game but lookin at Bynums game he was sure as hell a factor. His foot work has Dramatically improved since last year. He had one block that was an easy layin, love to back it up with who he blocked but I forget at the moment, I’ll get back to that one later, but the dude was right under the basket so who ever is sayin Bynums a non factor… I’m laughin at you from across the states in Oakland, CA..

  • Double P Reppin the B

    Once again don’t get ahead of yourselves, if there was a 1 point swing in this game we would not hear from any of you for months til our next meeting so don’t act like a 1 point win on a dream shot means we are done. Its utterly ridiculous to even act like that. Any 1 point swing in this game and everyone would not be screaming to fire doc and this and that. Like come on, now that it’s over its just 1 of 82 its as simple as that.

  • CLETUS

    LMAO WHERE ARE THE CELDICK FANS. OH THATS RIGHT YALL WIPING KOBE’S JIZZ OFF YO FACE CAUSE HE CAME ON CELTIC NATIONS FACE.

  • PaulPierceWannaBeGangsta

    Pierce committed the foul, everyone agrees on that. You think Artest sold it to the point of it being labeled a “flop”? I disagree.
    In any case, it was in NO way a game decider. Just as Perk’s pass off of the NBA camera wasn’t.
    Suck it up, man. The Celtics lost this game. No one else.

  • PaulPierceWannaBeGangsta

    A game “barely” won is still win, you should understand that by now.
    And you’re wrong, I’m not here to troll. I read tons of NBA blogs, and this is one of them. I comment sometimes. True, it may be from the perspective of a Laker fan, but I’m not just “trolling”.
    I do agree that we should just both shut the hell up and enjoy the win. Or cry in a pillow, for those whose team just lost the game.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    lol… youre a fool

  • ej

    Shut the fuck up dude. You sound really immature…
    And this is coming from a Laker fan.

  • PaulPierceWannaBeGangsta

    Now THAT’S a troll. Right Sydney Celtic?

  • SorryMan

    I am not a troll, I am just responding to certain people/blogs (this one) who said that Bynum would have been a non-factor in the 2008 Finals and that Perkins is better then he is, which is flat out false,
    Such beautiful symbolism in his block of Perkins shot in the first and two dunks on Garnett

  • PaulPierceWannaBeGangsta

    This ain’t a beauty contest, man. Perk can be a good player. True, his wanna be tough guy look is pretty funny, and the ugly stick was clearly busy the day he was born, but dude can play. Sometimes.

  • SorryMan

    Its not just a one point win, it was a huge statement game for both teams. Just because you lost by one point does not mean that you “almost” won, you have issues to address seeing as how the celtics have dropped the last few in a row.

  • PaulPierceWannaBeGangsta

    SorryMan, I wasn’t referring to you. Misunderstanding. I was talking about NBAFAN.

  • OaklandLakers

    Agreed but that wistle was blown even before Artest was halfway to the ground.

  • PaulPierceWannaBeGangsta

    I’m talking more about the Celtics overall losing streak as of late, not just the WIN the Lakers got today.

  • Rondopaula

    But celts though old cn stil hang around and contend. At this point and come playoffs barring major upgrades thts all we cn hope for. Not as dominant as 2 years ago. No papelbon for celts. Thats what is needed a closer. Plus more post presence is needed on both ends. Celts no longer has goto post guy plus kg not yet healthy. Same thng happened in magic game. This tym it was artest who drove past kg. Spirit knows and wiling but body unable to execute.

  • Nick

    Ray, Scal, Giddens and Walker for Andre Iguodala and Sam Dalembert. Ray played hard and I respect that but he didn’t do that great Kobe just kept missing, and it really killed him on the offensive end. If we see these guys in June we could throw Iguodala TA and Queezy at Kobe. Also I think Dalembert could do a great job in helping stop Gasol and Bynum. This trade makes perfect sense kuz Philly is just tryna shed salary. I love Ray, but he just can’t keep up anymore, he’s the weak link.

  • NineSevenEight

    Doc is just too stubborn of a guy to go with what works, and the Celtics are just too stubborn of a team to stop idling and playing the clock at the end of games. They have no closer. Paul’s always going to get the ball and dish to someone with 2 seconds on the clock. They beat themselves…more of the same in Orlando.
    They consistently go away from players who are getting the job done to put in marquee names. Ray played Kobe’s shot as superb as ever. But Doc needs to stop kidding himself if he thinks Ray is playing in his prime. You have to go off current numbers and Ray’s just don’t add up to be taking that final shot. It’s EXACTLY how last year’s game in Boston ended against LA. Ray took a rushed shot and it didn’t go in.
    The coddling of the egos needs to cease, especially since Ray is a guy that is willing to take a diminished role. Obviously he’s not going to say no to a play drawn up for him. But how many more of these should have been wins, going to be losses?
    Ray’s shooting the worst % from three in his career and that’s the shot they want? In a one point game? The lowest percentage shot. It’s the equivilant of a hail mary.
    I don’t understand Eddie House continuing to get the call over Rondo in that situation. A) When has House ever been the guy to take the last shot? NEVER. B) His shooting is ISH as it is this season, who says he even makes it? Rondo should have been in that game, he outplayed everyone on the court and Doc continues to disrespect him by not putting him on the floor in crunch time. Why should anyone on the Celtics trust Doc? He clearly doesn’t trust them.
    When Doc says “Rondo has the keys to the car,” “Rondo’s the engine that makes the team go,” what does it even mean anymore? Clearly Doc doesn’t truly believe Rondo to be what he proclaims publicly if Eddie House gets the call over Rondo. I trust Rondo taking a three more than I do Eddie House anyways. He’s probably shooting a higher percentage too.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5ebb21970c JD

    THANK YOU. Doc doesn’t trust Rondo, you’re right. He should have had the ball in his hands at the end of the game. But instead Paul Pierce does, and look what happens. Rondo should have had the ball in his hands the entire fourth quarter, but no Pierce makes all the plays and Rondo goes and stands in a corner. Doc still doesn’t trust Rajon, and its sad to see Rondo’s talent be stifled by Doc.

  • baltimoresbest01

    Good game for any basketball fan. I can’t help but laugh at how unintelligent some of my fellow Laker fans sound a few posts up, but every team has fans like that. For you celt fans, I wouldn’t worry about it too much. Sure your team has some issues at the moment, but you are missing a key factor of your rotation in Marquis. In my opinion, the panic button doesn’t need to be pushed unless the month reads ‘April,’ everybody is healthy, and your team is still dropping games. Unless that happens, I wouldn’t stress it. Good game, and see you guys in a month!

  • larry

    look..what do we have forty something games left.?it’s just one game.!!i have a feeling that once everybody gets back “healthy” they will be in the thick of it.!!right now the lakers are a better team, period.!!but the celtics should have won tonite..they are there own worst enemy.

  • DRJ

    Who calls a 3-pt shot at the end of a 1-pt game? Doc Rivers. Only Doc Rivers. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
    Who keeps TA on the bench after he and Rondo were the ONLY reasons the Cs didn’t lose the game in the 1st half? Doc Rivers, only Doc Rivers. Stupid cubed.
    This loss is mostly on Doc, for these reasons. Other reasons:
    - Ray continues his poor shooting. Great D on Kobe, tho.
    - Perk missed 3 out of 5 FTs. Inexcusable already. Enough already. Somebody teach that boy how to hit his FTs PLEASE.
    - Sheed was his usual lazy-ass self. A little good on D… when it wasn’t too much trouble to stick his arm out… but otherwise, a useless big mouth with nothing to back it up.
    - Rondo was attacking the whole game… except for the 4th quarter. Huh? Is this Doc’s plan? Or just brain fog that strikes Rajon in EVERY game lately?
    A couple of tough calls at the end didn’t help. But they weren’t too ridiculous. Though EVERYBODY travels all the time if Rondo traveled then. It was a move like every other NBA move and should not have been called. (Kobe does the same thing all the time. Everybody does. It’s the step back as the ball is going down to the floor for the dribble.)
    But overall… the guys played well and hard. If they played like this every time out, they’d win 9/10 games.

  • NineSevenEight

    Way too often Paul has come up with costly turnovers in crunch time. Whether or not you believe he pushed off enough to deserve the offensive foul, or that Artest sold it diving from the free throw line into the stands, WHY even put yourself in a position for that call to be made? Drive to the hoop, get the call you want — not the one you don’t. Even if you don’t get the blocking call, you give yourself one more opportunity to get a shot off and put pressure on the opposition. Instead, it was another lost opportunity. You can’t do something so boneheaded when you have a chance at the win.
    MJ was the only one who could have done that.

  • Joe

    I’m gonna look on the bright side here; The Celtics’s two best players are coming back from knee injuries, their sixth man has been out since early December,they just played the toughest 3 game in 4 days stretch that any NBA team will play this season, and they could have won two of the games if they didn’t shoot themselves in the foot. If they get healthy and they’re still losing games, then I’ll worry, but I believe that if they are at full strength, they can take any team in a 7 game series.

  • larry

    well said joe.!i agree with 100 percent.

  • DRJ

    We really should take a moment and think about how STUPID that last play was. What kind of coach does that? Who draws up a play with a 3pt shot as an option when there are 7 seconds left in a 1 POINT GAME?? Nobody. It’s too idiotic for words. Truly incomprehensible. Among several other brainless things that happened in the 4th quarter… no TA, no drives by Rondo, Eddie in instead of Rondo (in a 1-point game!… don’t need a 3, just need a 2!).
    This one’s on Doc. And it’s been happening a lot lately. Somebody please dump Doc and Sheed on an island where they can’t get off till August. C’mon… please.

  • Nora

    Yeah a huge 1 point win. *rolls eyes*
    Remember 2008 finals? So much fun

  • Nora

    Predictable outcome will be found in the finals. Same result as 2008

  • Nora

    As most players of superstar quality do. Those shots are luck no matter what. I don’t care how much skill they player has,

  • NineSevenEight

    I think Rondo deferring to “stars” in the fourth quarter is more of Doc’s doing than anything else. HE DOESN’T BELIEVE IN THE KID! Who would want to shoot when you know your coach doesn’t trust you?

  • Nora

    The only real statement are the playoffs. A measly one point win in the regular season means nada. C’s have been playing bad lately what does that say about the Laker who could barely beat them? LOL

  • Tollbooth Willie

    When Glenn “Doc Kevorkian” Rivers played TA four minutes in the second half after he was the second best player in the first half, I knew we were screwed.
    We were the best team by far. Too bad that jackass threw the game for us with his moronic rotations.
    The Ray Allen era is over. Danny is smarter than Glenn and will move him before the trading deadline.
    Good to see all of the Faker trolls have nodded off. Drugs will do that.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/justynmayo Justyn Mayo

    The C’s need to make some changes asap or we are not going win the chip with our current roster. We need some consistent offense coming off the bench and a big man down low that could rebound because Sheed is not getting it done. Danny’s definitely going to retool our bench without a doubt.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115709edd57970b G4L

    A kick in the balls indeed & hopefully its what the C’s need maybe they’ll wake up and smell the coffee because they can not put a game away!!
    We’ll see how the C’s react to this game.

  • DRJ

    Stupid, stupid, stupid…….. ad infinitum.

  • DRJ

    The idea of starting TA for Ray is looking better and better to me. TA is ready. He’s been great since he started playing again. Ray on the other hand is extremely spotty… maybe he’s been overplayed, maybe he’s declining… I don’t know, don’t care. It’s CLEAR that TA should have been in this game in Q4. And it’s also becoming clear that we’d be better off bringing Ray off the bench. It would cut his minutes down, and it might just help our second unit get it together more often.

  • Lakerto the end

    Lakerfan coming on the board but I can’t knock you, Rondo is All-Star material which is something we still lack. Push off was a good call, could’ve went either way.
    Kobe is……….well Kobe, somthing you should expect dessite how he playsthe off shooting night, he’s the best finisher playing the game.
    I still hope we see you guys in the finals, hard fought game and what you can expect when these two meet

  • Double P Reppin the B

    For the record, the last play was not strictly drawn for a Ray Allen 3. It was an option play where you have Eddie and Sheed in there to space the floor, Ray sets the pick for Paul and paul read it that ray’s man was dragging down and doubling him so he kicked it to the open man (Ray) who faded to the 3. If rays man had stuck with him Paul would have taken a pull up shot from the elbow. If Ray hits that shot everyone is in love saying how clutch once again ray is and doc is a good coach and since he didn’t you get idiots screaming to fire doc. WHat did you want him to do? Draw a play for Rondo? Rondo was SO reluctant to shoot in the late game situations ONCE AGAIN that doc is forced to go to his proven veterans. Rondo was great all game but once again when it gets late he basically refuses to shoot even when he is wide open it is so irritating.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f2d28d7970c BigMck

    You have lost your mind. Yes TA played well, but he’s best served in short spurts.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115709edd57970b G4L

    Lets let not forget the game against Portland where Allen was having an off night & he ends up taking the game winning shot.
    So the bottom line is if Ray Allen makes the shot Doc is as smart as they get and if he doesn’t he’s an idiot.

  • DRJ

    Too many games now where TA outplays Ray. I understand it sounds like heresy… but it’s time to try it. It’s hard to even call Ray’s play a “slump” anymore. He comes out of it for 1 game… then goes right back to 0-6 3pt, 2-10 overall. And you can’t say Ray’s D… good as it was tonight… is better than TA’s.
    Just sayin – sometimes you gotta look at the truth even if it sounds nuts. The truth is that Ray’s been terrible, and TA’s been great. The natural conclusion… which still eludes Doc… is to give TA more PT, and Ray less.

  • DRJ

    You’re right. Obviously the Ray 3 was not option 1. Doc is STUPID, but not completely out of his mind.
    The point is… Doc called the SAME play he calls EVERY TIME lately. And everybody in the universe is expecting it. PP has options. He can drive, he can take the shot, he can pass to the big who picks off Ray’s man, or he can pass to Ray on the side for the 3. And that’s the problem. IT WAS INSANE TO CALL THAT PLAY – WITH ITS 3-PT SHOT AS AN OPTION – IN THAT SITUATION. Doesn’t matter how low the option was… you just DO NOT DO THAT in a 1-pt game with 7 seconds left. Not unless you wanna be taken to an island, with Sheed, and left there till August. If only……..

  • DRJ

    Disagree. Doc’s an idiot regardless of whether or not Ray hits his shot. You call a play that includes ONLY the highest % shots. Best of all is a drive… any drive… to get the basket or a foul call. Barring that, a jumper… but not from the 3pt line! Not the lowest % shot in the game!

  • Lakers 24 7

    What’s hilarious is the video bit they had of Pierce playing at halftime, with him talking about hitting game winning shots and how good they feel. When I saw that, I thought, “What if Kobe were to hit a game winner in this game? How would THAT feel Pierce?” Tehehehehe

  • NineSevenEight

    I disagree. I just don’t see how a 3 pt. shot in a 1 pt. game is even an option. You’re trying to win the game, there HAS to be a higher percentage shot. HAS TO. Sick of living and dying by the outside shot. Bull to the hoop.
    More and more Doc is looking like the idiot in these situations. And I’m not saying that because I hate the guy, I’m saying it because the Celtics have been on the losing end — save for an alley oop to Rondo. But that was a high percentage shot and the variables were different.

  • DRJ

    Btw… “short spurts”? Like that “short spurt” that included most of the first half?

  • NineSevenEight

    I actually think less playing time for Ray would be beneficial to him at his age. He can’t keep playing 40 minute games at his age. I think the rest would help his shooting woes.

  • DRJ

    I only beat you because mine was shorter :)

  • NineSevenEight

    That would make sense if Pierce actually took the last shot.

  • DRJ

    You’ve earned the right to laugh.
    But the Lakers were outplayed through 3 quarters. In the Finals, they’ll be outplayed through 4 games.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115709edd57970b G4L

    I agree! I didn’t see this untill after I wrote a my comment

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115709edd57970b G4L

    Thats all and good but I bet if Ray Allen makes that shot no one is doubting Doc. I could see why the last shot would be given to Ray Allen.. He’s proven through out his career (and this season against Portland with a game winner after a bad shooting night) he could handle the last shot, just like kobe took the last shot for the Lakers after a horrible shooting night tonight & before you start saying kobe’s shot was a higher percent shot its the same principle.

  • NineSevenEight

    Morons tend to do things repeatedly.

  • matty

    have you noticed the celtics haven’t beaten one real marquee team in months. get real.
    beating a 7 shirt portland team by 3 in OT? and barely beating the clippers? at home?
    i would be worrying about the first round, not the finals

  • PaulPierceWannaBeGangsta

    Wow, you’re still referring back to 2008????
    Way to be current.

  • PaulPierceWannaBeGangsta

    No way you can even think about the Finals right now. Losing 6 of the last 8? Put together some wins, then come and talk with the adults.

  • PaulPierceWannaBeGangsta

    How long can you guys play the “Sheed/Doc/KGs knee” card?

  • PaulPierceWannaBeGangsta

    As in losing 6 of the last 8 games?

  • PaulPierceWannaBeGangsta

    Creepy.

  • PaulPierceWannaBeGangsta

    I do agree that Doc Rivers is and always has been an idiotic coach. But laying the loss at his feet is a cop out. The Celtics lost the game. Not the coach, the fans, “the knee”, the ugly sweating floor, the face painted wig wearing douche bag on the screen, the refs, the bad weather, etc.
    The Celtics lost the game. In all reality, the only comment that should be here from any Celtic fan is “Not again”.

  • Lakers 24 7

    I am laughing, but, I’m not gonna ignore the fact that the Celtics played well in the second and third quarters. Because the first and fourth quarters belonged to LA. It was a hard fought good game by both teams. The Lakers are just fortunate to have a guy like Kobe.
    …I’m also happy that you know the Lakers will be making the Finals.

  • NineSevenEight

    Tick tock….Clockwork.

  • NineSevenEight

    As in STILL trolling 5 hours after the game ended.

  • Tollbooth Willie

    PaulPierceWannaBeGangsta said…
    Get some rest buddy. It’s a school day tomorrow. You never know when somebody’s gonna dip your pigtails in the inkwell.

  • PaulPierceWannaBeGangsta

    If you can’t see the difference between my comments and some of the other obvious trolls on here, then I can’t help you son.
    STILL commenting 5 hours after the game ended. Damn straight. I commented here before the season started as well. Or….is that not allowed? Here’s a hanky.

  • PaulPierceWannaBeGangsta

    Awww…..sorry to keep hitting you when you’re down, buttercup. But I’m off tomorrow, and the victory party doesn’t start here for a few hours.

  • SydneyCeltic

    PPWBG – You’re definitely right about that. :)

  • http://www.sexbot.com John G.

    Come see us when you:
    A)Beat us in the postseason
    B)Grown enough sack to actually post under your own name/moniker
    All you clowns do is come here once or twice a year, make up some gay fake name and troll around. Beat it son.

  • http://sexbot.com John G.

    You’re both fucking trolls. But you are the true-blue troll….Your team just won a regular season game. It means nada. When it really mattered, we stomped your sorry ass half-caf, mocha-latte drinking, D-League bench having, one-man team. I believe the final was…131-92..yeah-that was it. Bwahahaha!! You’re clever, but come gloat when you really win something that matters. Troll.

  • http://sexbot.com John G.

    You get no respite. Go home troll. Go troll around LakerNation.com or some other site that wants to hear you. Fuck off.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011570423591970b KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    G4L in the hizzy fo’ shizzy! I can’t wait to snap off pics of the parade in June with our new 3G MyTouch’s!! HAHA!! Hey man-there’s only one thing to say during times like these: you can see me in the pic right next to KG’s head-I have a white shirt on!! Celtics-ftw.

  • lakers101

    I have to say, Rajon Rondo was killing this game; definitely earned my respect. But in the end…Kobe! :D

  • PaulPierceWannaBeGangsta

    Wow. A comeback about as good as The Celtics in the 4th quarter.

  • PaulPierceWannaBeGangsta

    Yeah, Rondo is damn good. All that roller skating in boy’s town paid off!

  • ducksawce

    Uh WRONG. This is merely an exhibition before the playoffs and finals. Until these games count in the playoffs, they’ll be counted as meaningless regular season wins. We all know these two teams are going deep in the playoffs.
    In addition, I honestly would NOT have been as ecstatic as you Lakers fans are now…I would’ve been relieved and happy, but still impressed with and nervous about the Lakers…and we all know you guys fear the Celts…despite winning BY 1!!!!!!! I mean come on, why else are you here?
    both teams clearly have it in them to beat eachother in the playoffs…it’s only a matter of time.

  • Ducksawce

    EDIT: In addition, I honestly would NOT have been as ecstatic as you Lakers fans are now, if the Celtics had won by 1…

  • DRJ

    Well, you’ll have to take up that last sentence with the Nuggets/Jazz/Spurs/Mavs/Suns/Blazers, et al. I don’t know it at all.

  • ducksawce

    OKAY…this is for all you members of the laker twat pa-troll. if by issues you mean making 1 more free throw, or Ray Ray dropping one extra shot, or the team having one less turnover…and that would lead to the Celtics beating the best team in basketball (Lakers are default as last year’s champions)….
    then those are small issues my friend. having any one of those happen equals a Celtics win…
    If this was a finals game between LA and Boston, there’s no doubt I would agree with you, but truly this game means squat. We all know these two teams are going far in the playoffs, so any loss between these two of a margin less than 5 is not a systemic symbol of who is better…both are set for 50+ wins before the playoffs.
    this game meant nothing besides ego validation…oh wait, is that why you’re here on a Celtics site?
    why else then? my god, I’d never waste my valuable time trolling on a damned Lakers site. are you so insecure that a NOT-EVEN-CLOSE to fully healthy Celtics team is a dire enough threat for you to come posting on a Celtics blog? If you weren’t, then you wouldn’t be posting here.
    Now that your here, let me speak for us all. Mark our intentions down…we will be seeing you in the finals…if you even get past the nuggets..
    and before then, in another meaningless regular season grinder, we’ll embarass kobe, gaping gashole, and ron ron on Feb 18th. mark it

  • ducksawce

    Thank you! You are a truly cool Laker fan. You show your knowledge too because in mentioning Marquis being gone for the Celtics, it shows that you realize how important he is to their bench…almost like a shorter version of Lamar Odom being gone….Marquis doesn’t score as much, but has much more of a playmaking impact.
    Despite the heartbreaking 1 point loss, and the injury concerns, I’ve gotta say I like where the Celtics are at. This was one of the most entertaining games of the year. It was also a perfect matchup of the unstoppable LA force going against the immovable Boston object.

  • ducksawce

    Well-said. The short term emotion seems to cloud our opinion of this team, but the long run view is that amidst this injury-ridden slide, the Celtics still came inches (after leading most of the games no less!) from winning against two of the best teams in the league.
    This is a testament to their strength. And the best part is that things will get MUCH better, due to Marquis coming back, and two starters still recovering from major injuries. Other teams don’t have the luxury of saying that. We do.
    And MY GOD. RONDO was spectacular!!!!!!!!!

  • ducksawce

    Agreed. I also think that Ray’s value as a starter has always been lower than it should because he doesn’t get the right amount of looks…especially now that Rondo runs Offense so well.
    TA doesn’t need to be the go-to guy on the starters’ offense. Having KG, Pierce and Rondo is already offensive overkill as it is (too many options if anything!) Tony will be the guy who guards the opposing teams’ star 2′s, and slashes to the basket for aggressive penetration and ball movement.
    Ray will probably actually get MORE shots as a bench player than as a starter. He’ll get clearer looks. He’ll more easily drive, turn the ball over less, and not get worn down. He’ll be the instant offense for the bench, and he’ll be used to maximum efficiency.

  • http://www.pornhub.com Red Auerbach

    Yea. Come back when you when something that matters. Like the last championship…
    dumbass celtic fans

  • showtime4eva

    LOL,Yeah!But who’s the CHAMP’S now? You have not beat L.A. since ’08 So much fun!!!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115709edd57970b G4L

    Haha yeah for sure!! I think I see you!