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Isaac
Two weeks ago

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Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

Not the home start the Celtics would've been looking for, falling behind by 20+ in the first half.

LeBron 38/9/7, Love with 32 and 12. Thompson 20 and 9.

Crowder's 21/8/5 paced Boston along with 21 from Bradley.

Besides their solid roster, coach and a zillion draft picks, is there any hope for Boston in this series?

(Last time I asked if there was any hope for Boston, they went on a winning streak, but I'm not confident this time!)

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PlaymakerMo
Two weeks ago
14:35 18 May 17

Reply #636209

re: Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

Offensively Boston were fine: they had a bunch of good/great looks that didn't drop in the first half.

Their defense is a concern. Not because they were terrible, but because 100% rested LeBron is an animal. Either he was getting shots at the rim, or his shooters were getting wide open looks.

Problem is, Boston looked really tired - IT especially. It will be a tough ask for them to win more than a game or two.


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Isaac
Two weeks ago
16:32 18 May 17

Reply #636224

re: Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

LeBron played bulk minutes and looked dominant in the bits I saw. Some superb passing.


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Duke Fan
Two weeks ago
17:04 18 May 17

Reply #636227

re: Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

Someone from the Celtics needs to take one for the team and Zaza the f%^k out of LeBron. Otherwise get the broom out again


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
17:32 18 May 17

Reply #636230

re: Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

Two 12-0 teams coming up in the Finals. *yawn*


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Mick
Two weeks ago
17:46 18 May 17

Reply #636231

re: Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

Kelly Olynyk needs to redo Love's shoulder and then do a Zaza on Lebron.

Otherwise get your brooms out.


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Mick
Two weeks ago
17:47 18 May 17

Reply #636232

re: Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

And they're having a laugh if they think they can put Horford and Olynyk on Lebron as the primary defender.

Brad Stevens for all his playcalling brilliance is not great at those sort of adjustments.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
23:56 18 May 17

Reply #636278

re: Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

Celtics couldnt wait to give up a years good work of gaining home court. Was over within 24 minutes


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Luuuc
Two weeks ago
11:11 20 May 17

Reply #636362

re: Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

Ummm


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Isaac
Two weeks ago
11:37 20 May 17

Reply #636363

re: Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

Celtics shooting at 28.3% so far in this game. Down 90-46 on their home floor and Thomas won't play the second half.

They're looking like they'll need that draft pick now.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
13:38 20 May 17

Reply #636382

re: Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

I hope you cashed out your bet before this series began.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
15:43 20 May 17

Reply #636393

re: Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

To me the upside of the game 1 and 2 results is that the Celtics should be pretty comfortable that they're nowhere near beating the Cavs, so there's no point trading the #1 pick for a rental year of Paul George. I don't think PG13 gets them past the Cavs and the way they're currently set up, they should be the best team in the East once this Cleveland era comes to an end. But if game 1 and 2 had been closer, they might have been tempted to think that George put them over the edge.

Yeah that's the extent of potential upside I can come up with.


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snooch
Two weeks ago
15:55 20 May 17

Reply #636394

re: Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

Boston needs rebounding so badly though they might still trade away pick 1 rather than pick up another guard.


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Isaac
Two weeks ago
16:06 20 May 17

Reply #636395

re: Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

Didn't cash out. Stupidly thought they were a chance but I have a bigger bet on the Cavs to be champs so he'll see how that goes.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
16:25 20 May 17

Reply #636398

re: Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

Who would be available in trade, though? You want someone under 25 to keep the salary down and make sure they're not too old by the time Lebron stops being capable of destroying you. Most of the guys who could actually help wouldn't be available for the price of the #1 pick - George is only on the table because he's leaving anyway. And the others might help with rebounding - Monroe, Valanciunas, ?? - but have pretty glaring deficiencies.

I agree that rebounding is a massive issue though. They have no ability to create any pressure on Cleveland shooters because anything they chuck up that doesn't go in has a good chance of getting a second attempt.


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ROFLcopter
Two weeks ago
22:16 20 May 17

Reply #636426

re: Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

Sports gambling is for losers.

Enjoy...losers.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
23:07 20 May 17

Reply #636430

re: Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

"Sports gambling is for losers."

Sports can potentially be quite profitable if you're smart with it, which not everyone is. I would agree with you though on other forms of gambling like Pokies and Casino games.


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Isaac
Last week
20:51 21 May 17

Reply #636449

re: Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

Woj had something about Boston being keen on Hayward?

Funny how we all would've expected Cavs-Celtics and Warriors-Spurs to be solid series and instead they've been a shambles. Boston have ruled Isaiah Thomas out for the remainder of the play-offs now.


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XY
Last week
11:24 22 May 17

Reply #636457

re: Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

The two series are just about what obscure records the Warriors and Cavs can break on the way to sweeps.

Spoiler.

Today it is how many three pointers can be hit in a game by a tall PF who is a career 36% three point shooter (that is, just above league average).


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XY
Last week
12:14 22 May 17

Reply #636459

re: Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

But all of a sudden there is a game of competitive basketball on again!


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XY
Last week
12:33 22 May 17

Reply #636461

re: Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

Well that didn't quite follow the universally accepted script.


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Duke Fan
Last week
12:37 22 May 17

Reply #636462

re: Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

Wouldn't have called that in a million years


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Anonymous
Last week
12:48 22 May 17

Reply #636464

re: Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

Wow. I wasn't watching, but I stopped checking up on the score when I saw Boston were down around 20 at half time. The live odds would have been ridiculous for them to win it at HT.


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Anonymous
Last week
13:08 22 May 17

Reply #636466

re: Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

Isaiah Thomas to make a comeback in game 4? lol


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Isaac
Last week
13:23 22 May 17

Reply #636467

re: Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

Shows the potential in a well-coached squad of solid defenders. But I can't see LeBron letting it happen again.


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Anonymous
Last week
18:08 22 May 17

Reply #636471

re: Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

Yet another team can't get over the 11-0 perfect playoff start record.

Also Cavs gameplan isn't as easy now as before it was all about containing a 5"9' player who was always going to be the Celtics focal point.


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Anonymous
Last week
18:10 22 May 17

Reply #636472

re: Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics-Cavs

^ well, they actually didn't even get to 11-0, my bad


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