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Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby FUDU » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:02 pm

Lakers showing some flashes of how they can dominate this Celtic team, even with Kobe being a bit banged up. Some pretty damn nice shots by Kobe early on.

Rasheed, so much talent yet so lazy. Gasul doing a great job of poking to get Sheed all fired up.

Memo to Garnett, if you're gonna talk trash you best not do it to the one guy on the court that can dunk it on your head.

If Celtics don't get their act together this one could get out of hand early.

ETA: Wow what 2nd quarter turn around for the Celtics. Rondo with a superb effort in the first half.

Gundy and Jackson, not sure what to think of those two sometimes.
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:56 pm

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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby FUDU » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:03 pm

LOL, oops, but have no fear eye is flying the A-WAX today.
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:08 pm

FUDU wrote:LOL, oops, but have no fear eye is flying the A-WAX today.


Well, we all do know you are reading posts here, digesting then contributing, right?

Not just shooting from the hip as always, right?
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:12 pm

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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby FUDU » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:14 pm

I didn't see the other post, just popped in here and posted a non Cavalier game thread, and you're going to have another conniption over it?

Are you going to kick and scream all over the site this time?

If so can you do it around 10pm, I usually start to wind down around then.
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:18 pm

FUDU wrote:I didn't see the other post, just popped in here and posted a non Cavalier game thread, and you're going to have another conniption over it?

Are you going to kick and scream all over the site this time?

If so can you do it around 10pm, I usually start to wind down around then.


So you didn't need to read the board and are going to win this argument, right?
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby FUDU » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:21 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:
FUDU wrote:I didn't see the other post, just popped in here and posted a non Cavalier game thread, and you're going to have another conniption over it?

Are you going to kick and scream all over the site this time?

If so can you do it around 10pm, I usually start to wind down around then.


So you didn't need to read the board and are going to win this argument, right?
What argument? I double posted a topic. You're the one having a seizure over the issue, you are the only one.

...and I see this time you are going world wide web with this melt down. Pathetic.

Good job, let me how that one works out for you.
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:22 pm

You guys should just get married.
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:27 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:You guys should just get married.


Meh, if I married every idiot on the internet I would be bigger than Polygamy. FUDU just needs a couple of kicks to the face again, it is all that has kept him in check for all these years.

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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby RickNashEquilibrium » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:28 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:You guys should just get married.


Or a full-blown anything goes cage match. Where is Poove when we need him?
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:32 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:You guys should just get married.


Meh, if I married every idiot on the internet I would be bigger than Polygamy. FUDU just needs a couple of kicks to the face again, it is all that has kept him in check for all these years.

Not reading and contributing is a terrible, terrible, terrible thing.


Why does he need kicks to the face? Because he double posted? That shit happens on a daily basis. You need to resign yourself to the fact that not everyone posts under your Draconian message board rules.
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:35 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
e0y2e3 wrote:
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:You guys should just get married.


Meh, if I married every idiot on the internet I would be bigger than Polygamy. FUDU just needs a couple of kicks to the face again, it is all that has kept him in check for all these years.

Not reading and contributing is a terrible, terrible, terrible thing.


Why does he need kicks to the face? Because he double posted? That shit happens on a daily basis. You need to resign yourself to the fact that not everyone posts under your Draconian message board rules.


Double posting is meh and ignorable, FUDU, in all of his glory reads nothing and posts often. He posts more drivel than a fourth grader trying to mimic Billy Shakes and has never once been wrong. This is another symptom (along w/ the Plax line, along w/ the Orlando eating Delonte for lunch because Delonte sucks line, along w/ everything that made him FUDU reality of his posting.

FUDU is a, well, FUDU. The moniker is real. 10 years of FUDUing and still going strong. He needs checked or he keeps on rolling.
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby FUDU » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:03 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Double posting is meh and ignorable,...

LMAO, yet here we are, again, does he even see the hilarious irony here.
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby noles1 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:03 pm

Celts struggling to score down the stretch and can't seem to find the right guys taking open shots.

Stange game to evaluate both teams, as for stretches both have played great and other times played somewhat poorly.
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby FUDU » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:04 pm

That out of bounds no call was pretty big, hard to tell if it did hit, looked like it did.
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:07 pm

FUDU wrote:
e0y2e3 wrote:Double posting is meh and ignorable,...

LMAO, yet here we are, again, does he even see the hilarious irony here.


See, FUDU is right again.

Double posting being a single symptom of the disease (and a final straw) doesn't matter, it's the irony that I have not replied or paid attention to a single double post this season beyond this one because this one is just another symptom of a FUDU gone wild that escapes him.

Symptoms don't matter at all, facts don't matter, FUDU matters. That is what we all need to realize.

Wait, am I talking to CDT? Are you? Why is there this whole "him" element involved here?

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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby noles1 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:08 pm

Thought it definitely hit.

Evens out though. DIdnt think Paul actually made contact to push off. He extended but didn't hit Artest in my opinion.

Great shot by Kobe.
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby FUDU » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:10 pm

noles1 wrote:Thought it definitely hit.

Evens out though. DIdnt think Paul actually made contact to push off. He extended but didn't hit Artest in my opinion.

Great shot by Kobe.
Eh I thought it was a decent call on Pierce, make up call b/c of the out of bounds botched call?

Kobe is a dick with the heart breaking shots.
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby FUDU » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:15 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:
FUDU wrote:
e0y2e3 wrote:Double posting is meh and ignorable,...

LMAO, yet here we are, again, does he even see the hilarious irony here.


See, FUDU is right again.

Double posting being a single symptom of the disease (and a final straw) doesn't matter, it's the irony that I have not replied or paid attention to a single double post this season beyond this one because this one is just another symptom of a FUDU gone wild that escapes him.

Symptoms don't matter at all, facts don't matter, FUDU matters. That is what we all need to realize.

Wait, am I talking to CDT? Are you? Why is there this whole "him" element involved here?

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What is this your 5th, 6th post on a supposed non issue of yours, yet I'm the attention whore.

I'm wondering if I should be asking you for links b/c I have to question that Bill Simmons is actually saying these things.

This has the potential to be classic though, and I can assure you that you will have every opportunity to have the last word, either you or Bill.
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby hermanfontenot » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:18 pm

Your bitching added to the post count and made this the de facto game thread, Eye. Congrats.

Lake Show played like crap and still won. That's Boston's, what, eighth home loss this season?
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby FUDU » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:26 pm

HermanFontenot wrote:Your bitching added to the post count and made this the de facto game thread, Eye. Congrats.

Lake Show played like crap and still won. That's Boston's, what, eighth home loss this season?

That certainly was almost the tale of two game no?

Looked like the Celtics were going to mail it in, real early, then they got down to it. As well as Boston ended up playing that loss hurts them, especially their ego IMO.
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:27 pm

HermanFontenot wrote:Your bitching added to the post count and made this the de facto game thread, Eye. Congrats.

Lake Show played like crap and still won. That's Boston's, what, eighth home loss this season?


Meh.

More often than not I bitch, poster fights back and pads post count of said thread, days pass and poster realizes he was being an idiot.

That said this is FUDU we are talking about.
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby noles1 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:08 pm

I would have preferred for Boston to win so we can work that best overall record.

That said, this Celtics team may be better off to shut Garnett down for a month and really monitor the minutes of Paul and Ray.

I'd play Rasheed a ton just to try and get that fat son-of-a-bitch in shape.

They are probably still good enough to milk things into a 4-seed or something but they need to get right rather than play things out, IMO.
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby Orenthal » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:39 pm

May I add my offseason wish to land Wallace was not a good idea. Not only has his game seemed to go to shit, he is still all the asshat he ever was...

Shooting 30% outta my stretch 4... Glad They did not make the signing I was such a bull for!
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:43 pm

Doc Rivers everyone!

(from a Lakers beat guy)

KevinDing: Doc "went back and forth" on having T Allen guard Kobe at end instead of R Allen, but wanted "a star guarding a star"
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby noles1 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:56 pm

I'm not sure that matchup would have mattered. Tony Allen probably fouls in that situation.

Peirce may have been the best play because Kobe wouldn't have been able to muscle him to the FT spot like he did with Ray.

If you are going to kill Doc, kill him the last month or two when he has consistently went with Sheed down the stretch over Perkins.
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:59 pm

noles1 wrote:I'm not sure that matchup would have mattered. Tony Allen probably fouls in that situation.

Peirce may have been the best play because Kobe wouldn't have been able to muscle him to the FT spot like he did with Ray.

If you are going to kill Doc, kill him the last month or two when he has consistently went with Sheed down the stretch over Perkins.


I have no argument whatsoever w/ what you are saying (especially the Sheed part).

My point is "a star guarding a star"

I mean, really?

Fuck me, that is some sound decision making criteria right there.
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Unread postby noles1 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:08 pm

Agree if that is the true reason. Unless Doc is worried about the officials then it makes a little sense.

Taking that beat writer for the Lakers with a grain of salt though. He should be more concerned with what happened with Pau Gasol down the stretch and the fact this is now multiple times he has been punked to the point of being a non-factor. They didn't play Bynum to reward him, they played him because he was their best option. And for Pau that isn't saying much since Lamar was fairly non-existent too.
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby papacass » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:17 am

e0y2e3 wrote:Doc Rivers everyone!

(from a Lakers beat guy)

KevinDing: Doc "went back and forth" on having T Allen guard Kobe at end instead of R Allen, but wanted "a star guarding a star"


Kevin Garnett is the head coach of the Celtics in much the same way that LeBron is the head coach of the Cavs. He's the one the team listens to, the one they put their faith and confidence in.

Not to say that Rivers and Brown aren't respected by their teams, but they're sure not the puppet masters.
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby davemanddd » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:47 am

as a follow-up to a previous thread from awhile back on ron-ron supposedly being a candidate for defensive player of the year again, when he gets bullshit calls on an obvious flop in crunch time against a slight push-off by paul pierce, i beg to differ. come on, dude, 3 rows into the stands on that??? i've seen better acting jobs by soccer floppers. meanwhile, andy varejao has improved his game to the point where he doesn't flop as much as before and is now actually challenging guys shots and really making an impact defensively much like what dennis rodman did back in his pistons "bad boys" days. he's still nowhere near the the worm rebounding-wise, but certainly getting there on par from a defensive position standpoint.
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby Gradysmanldy » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:54 am

You put Pierce on Kobe, with the players on the floor, and Ron Ron would get switched onto Ray Allen. This would/should be the equivalent of watching Z try to guard Howard last year....severe strength disadvantage, Ron Ron bulls his way to a look in the paint. Ray played the best defense you can play on Kobe in that situation, Kobe is (like FUDU said) a total dick with the last shot.

Watching the Clippers game reminded me again how good of a defender Andy has been this year. He had some stellar plays yesterday, and this whole year has been physical vs. flopping. He rarely gets into foul trouble, too....which is something that I would not have expected given his style of play.
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby fundamentals » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:58 am

Not sure anyone else for the Celtics could have played better D on Bryant on that last possession. Shuttlesworth might be on his way out of Boston.
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby Gradysmanldy » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:17 pm

fundamentals wrote:Not sure anyone else for the Celtics could have played better D on Bryant on that last possession. Shuttlesworth might be on his way out of Boston.


So that, on the morning dime. I'm not sure that they could get "a few peices" that could restore the respect a defense had to (before his legs got so old they started falling off) give Shuttleworth.

I hope they get exactly what they paid for; an old team devastated by ineffectiveness with no bench. They mortgaged their future for a championship, and i hope they burnnnnnnnnnn for it.
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby papacass » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:32 pm

Gradysmanldy wrote:I hope they get exactly what they paid for; an old team devastated by ineffectiveness with no bench. They mortgaged their future for a championship, and i hope they burnnnnnnnnnn for it.


Everything is going according to plan in Boston. At least according to the plan that Danny Ainge laid out in the summer of '07. Trade off all the youngsters, get all-star veteran talent, and win now. They did exactly that. Greatest turnaround in league history and Banner #17.

Ainge had to know that with three stars inching into their 30s, the window wasn't going to stay open very long. What the Celtics are right now is exactly what Ainge bought: a several-year window to win championships, which is now closing -- albeit a bit prematurely due to injuries and a bench that all but evaporated after the '07-'08 season.

No one can fault Ainge for doing what he did. He restored the C's to dominance for the first time in 20 years. He has a ring as an executive now. But Ainge's plan, by design, wasn't going to be anything that sustained success over the long haul.
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Re: Lakers v Celtics (1/31)

Unread postby Gradysmanldy » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:06 pm

The idea that he had from the acquisition is that the contracts were set to expire at staggered years; Shuttleworth next year, Garnett the year after, and Pierce the year after. (I think that's the order) That way, each year they could lose an old guy and replace with a younger guy w/similar game.

The problem now is that he needs to creatively build a bench along with replacing a star player, with limited finances. Not easy to do, and he was legitimately lucky to do it the first time.
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