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Enemy Chatter: The Sixers had an answer for the Celtics 4th quarter assaults

Chuck - Red's Army November 10, 2012 Enemy Chatter 3 Comments

Evan Turner

We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics. Here’s a look at some enemy chatter from Philadelphia.

So maybe it’s true that those who don’t remember history are doomed to repeat it. After all, the loss to the veteran Celtics in the playoffs last season still remains fresh in the minds of the Sixers. And when Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo wound themselves up for those fourth-quarter assaults, the Sixers remembered what happened last May.

It didn’t happen this time.

Instead, the Sixers had the answer. There was a three-pointer from Jason Terry with 10:41 remaining in the game to whittle the Sixers’ lead to just four points, but Lavoy Allen answered with a dunk on a nifty pass from Holiday and a tip-in off a rebound.

A three-pointer from Turner and a layup and foul from Young turned into a 10-0 run for the Sixers.

Then, there was an alley-oop from Rondo to Garnett for his 19th of a season-high 20 assists to cut it to a two-possession game, but this time Young had the answer again with a turnaround hook on another smooth pass from Holiday.

The Celtics staged one more rally to cut it to a four-point game with 27.1 seconds left, but Turner regrouped from missing two foul shots just 10 seconds earlier to sink two to ice it.

Clutch.

CSN Philly

I absolutely hate pulling Enemy Chatter quotes after Celtics losses.

The truth hurts. Watching the Truth has been painful, too.

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  • Jim

    It’s shocking how quickly those preseason hopes have evaporated. If you bought the hype we had the best bench , the deepest squad,three future hall of famers. We were younger,more athletic,quicker.To our noted defence we were now adding an improved offence .We had promising rookies, we had drafted well,we had signed some interesting veterans and we had added some much needed height,and finally,hopefully,please God, we had Jeff Green restored to health and raring to go. I take hope from two things,the start to last season was a shambles and the team turned things round and this team do things the hard way.

  • 17rings

    I’d rather growing pains than physical pains, lets just hope they stay healthy enough to have a chance to put it all together. I’m still not worried.. I see glimpses.. consistency will come with time. Especially once avery returns.. our D will be #1 again.

    On another note, the enemy chatter is painful to read bc the other teams actually think they just beat (or came close to beating) the REAL Celtics. They use us as a measuring stick, but the truth is this team is mediocre at best right now…it’s fool’s gold. I guarantee 6ers don’t put up 106 against us the rest of the season.

  • Jim

    Agree that Avery can’t return quickly enough, but I hope that he is not left to carry the defence on his back along with Kevin. Those kind of expectations aren’t fair to Avery and they don’t say much about the contribution of the rest of the team.The last thing we need is to have Avery as some kind of defensive fireman running here there and everywhere putting out fires and ending up burned out and injured and with nothing left for the playoffs (here’s hoping) .The rest of this team need to step up defensively,excepting Kevin of course.