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Recap: Lakers wear down the Celtics

Chuck - Red's Army February 10, 2011 Uncategorized 88 Comments

Pau

Even though I saw this coming, it didn't ease my frustration. The Lakers dominated the second half and beat the Cs 92-86.

The Celtics shot 13-for-43 in the second half. Glen Davis (3-10 FG) was wretched. Rajon Rondo (5-14 FG, 10 assists) had his fair share of bricks.

The Lakers pounded Boston in the paint. They had 50 points and outrebounded the Cs 47-36.

Lack of depth was a major factor. Nate Robinson left the game in the 2nd quarter with a bruised right knee. He did not return. Paul Pierce looked like a guy who need an IV yesterday and still played 40 minutes. Credit to Von Wafer who had 8 points and one monster block of Ron Artest in 20 minutes.

The Celtics clawed back and trailed 82-79 with 5 minutes remaining. But Phil Jackson re-inserted a well-rested Kobe Bryant who promptly scored 8 points and dished an assist to finish off Boston.

The Lakers will be celebrated for getting a "big" win in Boston. But let's be real, the Celtics were at half strength… at best.

The lone bright spot was Ray Allen's record breaking three pointer in the 1st quarter.

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  • javagoogle
  • Classless

    Maybe next year we’ll sign a big guy who isn’t over 34 years old and we’ll have some depth. Whoops, can’t thanks to Jermaine O’Neal and Shaq being signed for 2 years.
    Anyways, I hope LA is dumb and trades Bynum. He neutralizes the Celtics bigs completely.

  • Nora

    Waiting for the class Laker trolls….

  • Nora

    classless i mean

  • David 24

    Here we go again with the half ass excuses…rofl

  • Nora

    Half ass Celtics had 7 players total! Lakers trolls=clueless

  • Nora

    And Lakers fans did not make any excuses when there team did not have Bynum in ’08. Give me a break

  • What’s today’s excuse?

    So Celtic fans what is your excuse of choice? Undermanned? Sick? Lack of bench? Puppy ate your homework?
    The Lakers won like they should but it was a regular season game. They played poorly with too many turnovers and still won. On to the next game.

  • David 24

    What happen to We’ve never lost with our starting 5! And who’s fault is that ours? lol

  • Alex

    Let’s be real though. A 50% Celtics team vs a mostly healthy Lakers team… and you guys looked like crap.
    It’s quite fuckin obvious who should be worried.

  • What’s today’s excuse?

    That was so lame but then again so is Boston.

  • GoWyo

    Good point Classless. Shaq has been worthless since Perk came back. I wonder if he doesn’t truly want to be a bench player after all. And all these “injuries” Shaq is having? I sure hope Danny is on the phone trying to get a back up for Paul. Mike Gorman said in the pre game show about getting Grant Hill. Really? another old guy? Although I haven’t seen how he’s been playing this year. There’s alot of wasted money on this team right now.

  • What’s today’s excuse?

    Did KG play?
    Did Rondo play?
    Did Perkins play?
    Did Pierce play?
    Did Allan play?
    Did Davis play?
    That’s 70 – 80% of your team. Check the minutes your players get per game…..

  • Nora

    Clueless
    Lakers fans so unknowledgeable about the game. And such hypocrites after ’08.
    7 players verses 12. Lakers could rest alot of players

  • Nora

    We never lose with our starting 5 when we have more then 7 players

  • javagoogle

    Excuses?
    None.
    We’ll see you fuckers in the playoffs.
    PLEASE make it past the Spurs.
    Can’t wait…

  • Nora

    Lakers trolls=Basketball IQ very small

  • I bleed green in L.A.

    We’ve never lost a playoff series with our starting five. You think we have a perfect regular season record with our starting five? No Laketard.

  • Lakers18by2013

    LOL u guys thought that the game was over once Ray got the record. Sorry! Better luck next time, Easy game!!!!

  • David 24

    And please make it past MIAMI!

  • David 24

    Java, u mad?

  • Lakers18by2013

    how bout you guys make it past the knicks first!

  • paul

    The one thing that leaps out at me from the boxscore is that Rondo didn’t have any turnovers. I don’t like that statistic. To me it says that he wasn’t playing aggressive, wasn’t making things happen. I don’t want to see ten turnovers, but I don’t want to see 0 either.
    I’m not upset over this game. I expected the Cs to lose. And I expect them not only to lose on Sunday, but to get blown out of the building. This team is crashing and burning. Of course, a lot of this is due to injuries. The injury curse is just insane at this point. But there is something deeper going on. We saw it right at the beginning of the season, when the Cs beat Miami convincingly in the first game of the year, and then lost the next game to Cleveland, the worst team in the league. That pattern has continued, where the Cs rise to the occasion against the better teams, but fail regularly against weaker teams. When you keep losing games you should win, they aren’t games you should win anymore. And then you start to lose to the tough teams as well, the ones you used to rise up for.
    I think Danny Ainge did a brilliant job reloading this team over the summer. I think the guys have had a wonderful season so far. And it will be interesting to see how things go the rest of the way. But, my thoughts are less on a championship this year now than they are on next year, which I think makes it even more imperative that Rondo continue to step into a bigger leadership role. And it’s important that Rondo start to develop more of a game with the younger guys on the team. Let tonight’s big Ray Allen moment be a kind of fairwell to the great Celtic team that was, the Big Three based team. The Big Three are fading and whatever chances we have to win a championship this year, and to be good next year, depend on the young ones stepping up.

  • Lakers18by2013

    hahahaaha yes you have bro…

  • paul

    It might be time to stop making excuses.

  • Nora

    Classless trolls thanks for showing how pathetic you can be. Laker barely beat a 7 player roster. Congrats! Impressive. Lazkers are going nowhere.

  • What’s today’s excuse?

    LOL! And Celtic fans didn’t whine about Perkins missing game 7? Was he the key to your title hopes?
    Well at least you have 1 title in 20 plus years. You’re ahead of the Clippers..

  • Nora

    Everyone before the game already said Lakers were probably going to win. Because anyone with a clue could see how 7 verses 12 would work out.

  • Lakers18by2013

    hahahahaa keep up those excuses nora! The fact of the matter is YOU LOST!!!!

  • What’s today’s excuse?

    LMAO! Win we lose. Lose we really lose.
    So tell us again how did your team lose to Cleveland again? With a full team?

  • lakeb

    hahahahaahhahahaaha! maybe next year celtics!!!

  • What’s today’s excuse?

    Why so serious?
    I hope you get past the Heat but I have my doubts. Hahahahahahahahahaha

  • javagoogle

    *Fact check*
    Yeah, not so worried about MIA, as our record vs them so far would show you. If you would participate in ‘facts’.

  • Lakers18by2013

    but their old asses will be 10x older!!!!

  • What’s today’s excuse?

    The Celtics did a awful amount of losing the year before KG and Allen came aboard.
    How did your starting 5 fail when you had more than 7? Lame Nora lame.

  • javagoogle

    You’re the one replying to yourself, numbnuts.

  • Lakers18by2013

    “buh buh buh it waz cuz cleveland had the momentuums!!!!!”

  • mecka

    “call the WAAHMMBULANCE!!!!”-mike

  • M I K E

    U GUYZ NEED THE WAAAAAHMBULANCE !! LAKERS ALL DAY !!

  • Nora

    Sop will the Lakers. Maybe next yeAr? We beat the Lakers sorry asses at Staples. They barely beat a depleted C’s team. Congrats!

  • javagoogle

    Let’s see…
    We’ve played the Heat twice. And beat them twice.
    You guys lost to them. At home. On Christmas.
    But here you all are, yakking ‘Heat heat’.
    I know they left a stockingfoot in your ass, but Boston is not worried about MIA.
    Would you like a diagram or something?.

  • javagoogle

    Sit!

  • Lakers18by2013

    Beat the knicks first boy

  • javagoogle

    *Reminds self to never share a foxhole with paul*

  • What’s today’s excuse?

    What part of the regular season doesn’t matter confuse you? Do you think we care about the Christmas game? We lost in 2009 as well. How did that turn out?

  • javagoogle

    Fuck the knicks.
    We’d rather: Beat LA!

  • Lorilei

    Oh well, I’m looking forward to the Heat next.
    Why are there so many Laker fans/trolls in here anyway?

  • javagoogle

    Not confused at all.
    You trolls were the ones claiming we should worry about MIA.
    Extra points for flinging poo in response to facts.

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

    Had a feeling we would blow our load in the 1st half. We did. All that stuff for Ray was great, but we spent eveyrthing we had energywise in that 1st half. Oh yeah, and all the bodies that were missing didn’t help either. Laker fans at the Garden tonight were pussies. (80% anyway) They made noise, but as soon as confronted they cowered like girls. There were a bunch out front of the Garden that were acting like they had just 3peated. I dispersed them. Me-one averaged-sized C’s fan. Pathetic. Oh, and if you’re a C’s fan, get to the Garden for at least one C’s-Lakers game in your life-it’s the best.

  • javagoogle

    It seems in Lakerland:
    The quality of a victory does not matter as much as good ol ‘winning’.
    so, this is their way of ‘celebrating’.
    I hope no one from here goes trolling like this when we win.
    Yeah, Sunday cannot come soon enough.

  • GoWyo

    It’s unfortunate they couldn’t win this game to make Ray’s record that much more special. But they only lost by 6, a depleted team against a healthy team. Nothing like the butt kicking the gave the lakers in January.

  • Lakers18by2013

    Didn’t beat LA today, and didnt beat LA when it mattered(see last june)..SIT DOWN!

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

    Laker fans at the Garden tonight were pussies. (80% anyway)
    Only 80%? That’s about 15% lower than the average.

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

    Remember a short few weeks ago when a win in February didn’t mean anything?

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

    LOL..I say 80% because I did meet some pretty cool Lakers fans tonight. A husband and wife that came all the way from Argentina. ARGENTINA. Damn.

  • I bleed green in L.A.

    Tell me when Laketard, and ill tell you you’re wrong.

  • Frank

    Nora, that is what passes for class in LA.

  • javagoogle

    Game 6. June 08.
    Question: Had you mofos ever seen Kobe stop playing?
    Look, enjoy this win.
    Remember this tho , whenever we Beat LA!, we fuckin beat the crap out of LA. And not these squeaker 6 point margin stuff..
    We’ve split the season now.
    We’ve also split the recent championship bouts.
    Gonna go to sleep now. I will pray for you guys to make it out of the West.
    We have unfinished business.
    Love,
    javagoogle

  • Nick

    What can u say about L.A when they worship an AIDS patient as their best player? Thats almost as sad as them accepting this as a legitimate win. We had 5 rotation players missing. L.A is built to play play 7-8 guys, we are built to play like a hockey team with line changes… The precautions we are taking now will ensure that all our guys are there when we need them most. Irrelevant win for the Fakers, see you in….. (wait never mind the spurs are going to be playing us) See ya next year.

  • javagoogle

    Yup! But the wind’s blowing in another direction now…
    Or maybe it’s a breeze.
    Who knows?.

  • Nick

    And that boys and girls is how you post…. especially when these Laker Faggots want to come in here in their purple and yellow thongs. Its sick kuz they already know what is going to happen to them if they are skilled enough to make it to us in June. My prediction is Spurs and maybe even Dallas have a better shot then L.A, and thats coming from someone who wants to smash them in June. When Dallas gets Rody Beabouis back they are going to be DANGEROUS. Who’s are competition? Miami? lol they are lucky if they beat us on Sunday at half strenghth. Garbage man, these Laker fans are clowns.

  • DRJ

    Whatever chance this team has for a championship this year absolutely depends on the Big 4, Perk, Baby and couple backups. Take ANY ONE of the starters out, and the whole thing becomes 10x harder. Take KG or Rondo out, and there is ZERO chance of getting the ring. Paul, Ray, Perk — all critically important.
    Other than the ones already mentioned, who are these “young ones” of which you speak?

  • nick is a moron

    making fun of aids patients…you do a great job representing celtics fans Nick!

  • DRJ

    I’d like to just say… that I think…. that this thread should be nominated for the stupidest of the season.

  • javagoogle

    “What can u say about L.A when they worship an AIDS patient as their best player?”
    wtf?

  • DRJ

    See my comment just above. I recommend staying away… just in case this stuff is contagious.

  • confused apprentice

    What if you wanna post, rep the Green and not be utterly repulsive to everybody. @ the same time?
    Teach us, Douchemaster..

  • confused apprentice

    Thx, DRJ.

  • confused apprentice

    :)

  • DJ Bento Box

    Such pathetic Celtics fans.
    Ray Allen? KG? Worshipping players who became great everywhere else but in Boston. Face it losers, you had to buy your championship. And even after spending all that money (and then come to find out that your supposedly “storied” franchise was one of the teams on the NBA’s save from bankruptcy list? HA HA HA HA HA!!) you’ve only been able to get 1?
    Where’s all your “homegrown” players? How’d that Eric Montross work out for you? Jerome Moiso? Kedrick Brown? Pathetic.
    Oooh? How about that Len Bias? Oh wait… the Celtics braintrust were smart enough to draft the 2nd coming of greatness only to find out he was nothing but a pathetic coke fiend who was so weak he couldn’t handle his shit and DIED.
    When it’s all said and done with the “Rental Big 3″, the Celtics will drift back into obscurity and league irrelevance just like they had those embarrassing 20 YEARS in between championships.
    Congratulations losers, you’ve won a grand total of 1 NBA title in the last 25 years. But oddly enough you’ve figured out a way to jam 25 years worth of whining, bitching and moaning about everything and anything into the 3 seasons you’ve become noticed again.
    But Boston will ALWAYS be known for what it always has been… a city awash in racism, lifestyle intolerance and violent alcoholism.
    and THAT, Nick… is how you post.

  • Goceltics

    Dude, you are a disrespectful piece of shit calling a woman a cunt. I bet you would not say that to her face. Fucking COWARD.

  • Goceltics

    COWARD

  • Goceltics

    The reason we have all of these new trolls is because of people going to Laker Nation,trolling, then telling everyone over there they are from Reds Army. Idiots running their mouths after the Laker win on Sunday.

  • ShawnCVD

    Grant Hill would be just fine. Not a Finley shell. He’s starting in PHO and still regularly makes the ESPN highlights.

  • ShawnCVD

    Your Dumber…Boston’s missing rotation guys:
    Delonte, Shaq, JO, Semi, Nate(for 2/3’s of game), Quis and Perk was obviously winded as he’s still wearing off the rust.
    Gotta hand it to a desperate yet poised Laker team for taking a mighty shot early from the C’s then taking over.
    Just don’t be completely ignorant stating both teams were at equal capacity.

  • ShawnCVD

    You don’t understand basketball and substitution patterns. I was going to explain but that is all…
    One hint: Kobe and Gasol got nearly 6 game time minutes of rest at the beginning of 4th. That gave them the strength to close it out.

  • ShawnCVD

    Say John and Chuck – someone should be banned right?

  • ShawnCVD

    Um…the whole League is proud of Ray’s accomplishment today. Kobe gave him a fist bump over it. Not only is this a history making moment it’s a tribute to a consummate professional’s tireless work. Show respect where it’s due.
    Also the NBA is a BUSINESS. If given the chance I’m sure Boston would have loved to have Mr Allen for his entire career. Grow the eff up.

  • ShawnCVD

    Shenanigans. This guy is no Celtic fan.

  • ShawnCVD

    Um…again the whole league is impressed with the accomplishment of their own. Jason Kidd will be a HOFer and he’s like 900 threes behind Reggie and Ray Ray. Lastly when said and done Ray Allen could have over 3000 triples for his career.
    Like any fan base isn’t happy and doesn’t cheer when a three is made…

  • ShawnCVD

    +1000 x 1000

  • ShawnCVD

    This is actually kinda funny. The name and everything. Well played.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/timmeh23 KGDunks

    Laker Fans after a loss no where to be seen they say its only a regular season game
    Laker Fans after a win v Celtics in the regular season they troll like they’ve won their third straight title.
    Pathetic especially the ones saying people are making a big thing of Ray’s record

  • Celtics Bought a Championship DURR DURR DURR

    “lifestyle intolerance”?
    is there something you need to share with us?
    “Bought a championship?” Oh wait, the Fakers have the highest payroll in the league this year. So I guess your point has no point.
    The rest of your post is too inane to respond to. Have a good day.

  • CFH

    Wow.
    So, I agree with Kobe Bryant and think he was classy and funny yesterday.
    I think Celtic fans’ antics have been worse than Laker fans’ antics in this thread. (AIDS patient?? REALLY?)
    Did hell freeze over and no one told me?

  • CFH

    OK, for whatever reason I read some more of this thread… I take back what I said about Laker fans being slightly less obnoxious than Celtic fans this one time. The misogyny being directed at Nora is REALLY bad. Sometimes I wish John and Chuck were more into banning people.
    Hopefully that attitude isn’t any more normal for LA than Nick’s attitude is normal for Boston.

  • Double P Reppin the B

    You read my mind

  • http://profile.typepad.com/redsarmy Red’s Army

    I’m closing comments on this thread and going through to delete/ban people.
    Sorry guys… they flood this place while we’re asleep.
    I especially apologize to Nora. There’s no reason a woman can’t come to this site and enjoy it as much as a guy. We’re all C’s fans here.