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Recap: I hate February basketball

Chuck - Red's Army February 7, 2011 Uncategorized 47 Comments

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The Bobcats wanted this win more than the Celtics… and they got it, 94-89.

How else can you explain the Celtics giving up 29 fourth quarter points? Or the 50-37 rebounding advantage for Charlotte?

Even Kwame Brown (4 points, 12 rebounds) played with some fire. After receiving an inadvertent smack to the head from Kendrick Perkins, Kwame went nose-to-nose with the Celtics center. The pair had to be separated. Kwame received a technical foul and the officials gave one to Paul Pierce for no apparent reason.

Bench play was a big problem for the Celtics. Led by Shaun Livingston (18 points) and Gerald Henderson Jr. (15 points), the Bobcats reserves outscored their Boston counterparts 44 – 15.

The Celtics are 5-7 on the second night of back-to-backs. Doc said it best in the post game press conference. The Celtics messed around for 3 quarters, tried to steal the win in the 4th but had nothing left. It's a familiar script.

Ray Allen (25 points) made two three-pointers. He needs one more to tie Reggie Miller's all-time record.

Stephen Jackson was ejected in the second quarter after receiving two quick technicals for complaining about a foul call.

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  • AMP

    What a lame game. We had all opportunities to take this one. The first minutes of the 4th is when we could have grabbed it. Both sides playing flat. But we didn’t…oh well.
    Von Wafer is fun, I’ve got to admit. Still not sold though.
    That was a stupid payback foul on Pierce at the end. Even if it had made a difference, I wouldn’t feel good about the win. The rest of the team was focused on getting the foul rather than the rebound after the third shot. Bad last few minutes of this one…

  • greenbeand

    lost my dinner appetite after that one

  • paul

    I just think it’s time to stop saying that we are losing to teams we should be beating. I think it’s time to recognize that we just aren’t as good as maybe we thought we were.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/kwapt KWAPT

    Missed opportunities..blah, blah, blah, tired legs…blah,blah,blah, short-handed…blah, blah. Bring on the Fakers.

  • Cornbread Maxwell

    Oh ok, so you don’t think this team is different when Shaq, Quis, Delonte, or JO is playing? Calling BS on that one. We are clearly a great team, it’s a matter of when/if we’re healthy.

  • Viva

    I think it’s a confidence problem. Don’t get me wrong, not that they’re lack of it, but maybe too much of it. They just seem not interested enough in this type of games, like We Know We’re A Better Team. Certainly we are, but still. They should’ve beat them if the game was played right after the yesterdays game. I hope I’m wrong.

  • Nick

    People overeact about losing to bad teams. Where do you think the Suns, Wizards, Cavs, Bobcats and other teams get their wins?? Its the NBA anybody can win on any given night the Lakers, Heat, Spurs, Celtics.. They all lose mid-season games to lesser teams. Its part of the beast that is an 82 game season. When healthy this team only has 1 weakness and thats the backup wing spot. I love Wafer but we may need 1 more body, in my opinion Queezy is done. If that hit yesterday out him out for 2 months he’s too weak to be playing Kobe or Lebron for stretches come June, no disrespect but thats just what it is. This team is so complete in every area besides backup wing that I’de be shocked to see them not adress it, maybe bring back Gaffney? Trade 4 Posey or Dahntay Jones in Indy. It has 2 be adresseD ASAP

  • Nick

    and as far as thursday goes…lotta injuries and we will be ripe for the picking, but i dont give a fuck.. we need to rise up and the big 4 hafta show these pussies its our year! We are tougher, mentally and physically and much deeper even with injuries.. So i dont care if they have to sSemih Erden out there with a fuckin 2 by 4 to smash bynum and gasol off their heads like he’s hacksaw jim duggan we needa win this game! same goes for the heat they suck and need to be taugh the meaning of the word respect.

  • CelticsSuck4Ever

    lol

  • CelticsSuck4Ever

    Dang the Celtics lost. This post is for you Nick. Keep on trolling you loser.

  • CelticsSuck4Ever

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    You suck.

  • Chris

    Im just so happy ray will be tying and braking the record at home against the lakers…and i will be there in the last row of the balcony, but im still so pumped.

  • javagoogle

    @ the title pic:
    a) endgame celebration?.
    b) how/why he got ejected?.
    c) skip to your poo?.
    I’m confused.
    Here Kobe, Kobe, Kobe…..

  • javagoogle

    In other Laker news:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk9Ap4nBiOM
    Yes. You really did just see that.
    You’re welcome.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5cd064970c Count Istvan 17-11 9-3.

    I would think if they wanted to tap into the Laketard market they would put out a perfume for people who lack any genitalia.

  • javagoogle

    Lolz!!
    ‘Unbreakable for the Blue Man Group’..

  • FlyTime

    And playing one game makes it magically all better? C’s bit a dick tonight.

  • FlyTime

    More important than the loss tonight was seeing further evidence that no one is “scared” of The Celtics.
    No one.
    And you can see the thin veneer starting to crack. Come playoff time, it will peel off to reveal a buncha scared little men when they realize it’s about basketball and not making ugly faces.

  • FlyTime

    Hmmmm….then I guess The Celtic market would be for people who like to touch fellow basketball player’s genitalia.
    The first customer? Kevin Garnett.

  • FlyTime

    Don’t see the connection between most 3 balls made and the C’s playing The Lakers. No one on the Lakers are in the running really. Nice attempt at hitching that wagon there, youngster…….better spend your time with a dictionary in that last row seat.

  • PPsucks

    LOL i wouldnt be surprised if he doesnt hit a 3

  • Goceltics

    Dude, You got some issues.

  • FlyTime

    Nah, he’ll get it. And then the world will continue to turn.

  • Goceltics

    Freakin Hilarious!

  • http://www.heat.com TrollHunter

    You’re hilarious..still here talking to yourself? Go get laid or buy a new shirt or something, cuz you are one miserable prick..lmao.

  • http://www.heat.com TrollHunter

    Just like it did last year at playoff time right? Come back when you have something that the 30,000 trolls before you didn’t already say. Then again, you probably were one of them with a different screen name. Run along.

  • FlyTime

    People on a BLOG telling people to “get laid”?
    That’s rich.
    (and “buy a new shirt”? Is that a diss in Boston?”

  • FlyTime

    It peeled back considerably in the playoffs last year, yes.
    And came all the way OFF in Game 7 of The Finals.

  • javagoogle

    Yes.
    So is:
    “Your Fly’s open”
    and
    “4k off”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5apEctKwiD8

  • Classless

    Christ. Odom is the dumbest Laker ever. Lives in Hollywood and picks the ugly, blockhead Kardashian to marry.

  • Classless

    Not really, brah. Celtics would have won going away if you weren’t handed 20 more Free Throws. You can’t dispute this.

  • Classless

    Who cares if they lost? C’s won’t be playing back to backs in the playoffs. They’ll sweep LA and Miami this week.

  • FlyTime

    Wow. Remind me tune in the next time I hear an argument in Beantown. Riveting stuff.
    PS – You really think I’m gonna click your YouTube links?

  • FlyTime

    Ohhhhh…….so it’s the back to backs that are to blame. I see. Not the refs again?
    Sensing some nervous little boys in here. LA then Miami. Better tape the games and only watch if you win.

  • javagoogle

    So droll…
    See you on Thursday.
    That would be you, Mr Odom, Mrs Odom and Mr Sodom.
    Don’t worry, we have bridges in Boston.

  • FlyTime

    Living in a shitty city and having an ugly wife pretty much describes the entire Celtic roster.
    PS – Marky Mark?!

  • FlyTime

    Woah. You’re making as much sense as Doc in a 4th quarter time out.
    You may just see me on Thursday, as I’ll be at the game!

  • javagoogle

    There’s a bridge right next to the Garden.
    You can sleep there while dripping your Faker tears in the Charles.
    Enjoy!

  • FlyTime

    You say this as if you’ve done it several times before yourself. Perhaps the last 2 seasons?

  • Dutchgreen

    Yeah, cause we already lost all of the games against Miami and LA this season….Wait, we didn’t? Half of them then? Really, we are 3-0 against them? Better tape the games yourself, idiot.

  • NorthernGreen

    I’ll be glad when this record is broken and the Three Point Shootout is done so that we don’t have to watch PP practice to try bettering Ray. How many wasted three point attempts have to be made. As I said in an earlier post, time to show some maturity.

  • jpv

    Second game of a back to back and a pile of injuries, yet lost a close game on the visitor’s court. Simple. Move on. Although home court would be nice, remember the bigger picture. If this team is at full strength in April, then I still like our chances even without a first seed. And do not be surprised if we lose to the Lakers on Thursday. No Shaq. No Semih. Thin bench. If it happens, so be it and let’s get the team ready for playoff basketball. That is what the team is built for.

  • FlyTime

    Nervous much?

  • ShawnCVD

    Yes. It is cool it will happen on a National broadcast in front of Allen’s home crowd.

  • ShawnCVD

    This is some quality basketball analysis right here!
    Oh and FT it’s a troll joke. Java is showing some hospitality.

  • ShawnCVD

    This is some quality basketball analysis right here!
    More than half of their losses this year are from the second game of a back to back. In fact Boston is a head scratching 2-7 when that second game is a road game. If Boston played a little better than .500 ball in these games they would have 3 more wins and be closer to overtaking the Spurs for best record in the NBA than in a dog fight with Miami to secure the East.
    This is the only trend this season that the C’s have appeared beatable. So pointing out that the play offs have a schedule tailored for the C’s is a valid point. So yes back-to-back are a valid consideration. It’s the only pattern of futility for Boston.

  • http://www.heat.com TrollHunter

    LOL..the only argument you’d hear in Beantown is you arguing with the cops to arrest the guy that smacked the shit out of you. Now go back and hide behind your laptop.