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Taking Stock: Celtics – Suns

RedsArmyAdmin January 21, 2012 Uncategorized 2 Comments

Taking stock

After every game, we'll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player's overall value.

Starters

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Avery Bradley: More good than bad for Avery last night.  The D on Nash was solid, he finished at the rim and he was 3-6 from 16-23 feet.  As much as I get on the guy for his long range inaccuracy, 50% from that distance is pretty good.  Here's hoping this spurs some confidence in the kid, which might be just what he needs.


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Paul Pierce:  He was asked to facilitate, which he did with 6 assists.  And early on, it looked like he was going to carry the team.  But he cooled significantly.  He started 3 for his first 5, then went 2 for his next 9.  


Sideways_double_arrowRay Allen:  8 shots for Ray.  Not good enough.  He passed up a few looks that he should have taken.

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Kevin Garnett:  I can't really say much more.


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Jermaine O'Neal:  Same here.    

Bench

Sideways_double_arrowBrandon Bass:  11 points, 6 rebounds, and a +1.  But like everyone else, he was settling for mostly jumpers.  It's just that his were going in. 

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Mickael Pietrus:  I'd like a little more out of him in 24 minutes.

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Marquis Daniels:  What happened to the aggressive, slashing Quis we saw in pre-season? 


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E'Twaun Moore:  The kid clearly needs some work.  He made a nice move to tie the game last night, but other than that, it's obvious our expectations were a little too high.

Sideways_double_arrowGreg Stiemsma, JaJuan Johnson, Sasha Pavlovic: Remember when Sasha Pavlovic got minutes? 

Coaching

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Doc Rivers:  He wanted to put the bad offense on himself?  OK, then.  At some point, Doc Rivers is going to have to make a tough decision.  Putting all these guys out there on the same floor at the same time might not work.  In games like that, you can mix things up, try to find some energy, and maybe spur the team on a little bit.

This is a different season that will require different thinking. 

OVERALL

 

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I can't talk about this game anymore. This was maybe the ugliest loss of the year.  

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  • Quest

    Totally agree with your comments

  • CELTICPRIDEFC

    As much as I love KG. This has to be said, and it’s gonna hurt…Garnett has been annoying me for awhile. IF U READ THIS KG, STOP PLAYIN LIKE A DAMN WIMP !!! Get your head out of the clouds and wake up. Your team is 5-9. What kind of a team leader are you? Everytime I look at this guy, he’s walkin around with his head bowed down lookin at the floor and from what I see, he doesn’t do much to connect with the Celtics fans either. I don’t know if we are good enough for him and his 127 million. Pietrus has been with the team for about 3 games and so far I think he has connected with the fans more than Garnett has in 3 years. Garnett, you ain’t a hall of famer yet and your nunber ain’t retired. Get your butt out there and play a good game… for the rest of the season. U owe the fans that. The BIG 3 lost game 7 in 2010 and have hung around for the past 2 years, only to play like this. PATHETIC. Start winning some games and I will retract my comments. DON’T DESTROY YOUR LEGACY… YOU WANT RESPECT IN THIS WORLD??? SOMETIMES YOU GOTTA FIGHT 4 IT.