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Discussion in '2008 Playoffs' started by Dlev59, May 23, 2008.
Re: ECF Game 3 Celtics/Pistons Sat. May 24th 8:00 PM Rants awaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!
Re: ECF Game 3 Celtics/Pistons Sat. May 24th 8:00 PM another great performance from #36. this is the man who u think will be listed under the great star players to lead his team to the championship? look at the list: duncan o'neal bryant ben wallace olajuwon jordan zeke bird magic who on this team is man enough to belong on that list? i'm serious...search your heart. u know this to be true....
Re: ECF Game 3 Celtics/Pistons Sat. May 24th 8:00 PM Didn't figure on this game as a loss. But did figure splitting the first 4 games. We'll come back.
Re: ECF Game 3 Celtics/Pistons Sat. May 24th 8:00 PM How disgraceful was that? The one scene in this game that I won't be able to get out of my mind is Kendrick Perkins making a shot in Rasheed's grill and then throwing him the eye of the tiger stare as he runs back down court. And Rasheed just took it. This was capped off by James Posey giving the pistons players the same "bleep better have my money" staredown. I was kind of embarrassed as a fan watching our guys take that without fighting back.
Re: ECF Game 3 Celtics/Pistons Sat. May 24th 8:00 PM Rodney Stuckey?
Re: ECF Game 3 Celtics/Pistons Sat. May 24th 8:00 PM why did tay put his uniform on tonight?? i wonder if flip is willing to sit chauncey and start stuckey so we won't be in a big hole to start the game.
Re: ECF Game 3 Celtics/Pistons Sat. May 24th 8:00 PM I turned this game off even before the first half ended. I'm really shaken by what happened. I was very confident after Game 2, but now I think their odds of winning the series just plummeted. I don't see how a team that blows this hot and cold can advance against a strong opponent like Boston.
Re: ECF Game 3 Celtics/Pistons Sat. May 24th 8:00 PM To show us why we shouldn't draft Carmelo Anthony?
Re: ECF Game 3 Celtics/Pistons Sat. May 24th 8:00 PM At least we showed a bit of heart at the end.
Re: ECF Game 3 Celtics/Pistons Sat. May 24th 8:00 PM I can't remember as poor a performance from Tay in an ECF game ever. Chauncey's leg must be bothering him more than it did in game two. That would explain his subpar performance and relatively low minutes. But Stuck took a lot of Chauncey's minutes and was excellent. The main factors to me were Tay's awful game and Rip's awful first half. We also did not involve Dice much in the offense (as we had in game two), but perhaps that was the result of a Boston adjustment after game two.
Re: ECF Game 3 Celtics/Pistons Sat. May 24th 8:00 PM Tay actually played some decent D on Pierce, but I agree that he was completely useless on the offensive end. The Pistons only real mismatch in their favor going into this series was Billups over Rondo. With Chauncey hurt, I'm not sure if they can win another game.
Re: ECF Game 3 Celtics/Pistons Sat. May 24th 8:00 PM It is what it is. This is who these guys are. Maddeningly inconsistent. I don't think Boston is a strong team, they are still hot and cold, they are still the same team that lost 6 straight playoff road games. One win doesn't change the world. The sad thing is, for 90% of the game, the Pistons were punchless. Emotionless. And the coach, oh, I just can't stand to see him stand on the sideline with that ho-hum stunned look. Even if he isn't doing anything wrong, it still drives me. Very few head coaches seem so out of touch with the emotion of the game. Which could work if you were a super genius and 4 time champion, not a guy who is notorious for coming up short of playoff expectations.
Re: ECF Game 3 Celtics/Pistons Sat. May 24th 8:00 PM I hear you. Flip takes much of the blame for this one. Someone tell me why the Pistons were trying to score so quickly with so much time left. Why didn`t Flip tell his players (CB & Sheed) three`s weren`t needed, just stops and the easiest basket available. If they didn`t shoot 3`s, it was a rushed shot, out of a timeout for crying out loud! Anyway, this game was lost in the 3rd Q, boy we could have used some defensive pressure from AA in this one, I mean down by 24, it certainly wouldn`t have hurt. And I agree, 4 games left and the Pistons must win 3, forget about it. I don`t care where the games are played.
Re: ECF Game 3 Celtics/Pistons Sat. May 24th 8:00 PM I don't see how that can be true. They were down 18 at halftime! They lost it in the first half.
Re: ECF Game 3 Celtics/Pistons Sat. May 24th 8:00 PM Damn man, this makes me think we won game 2 by pure luck. COME ON, SHOW SOME BALLS MAN, IM SO DISAPPOINTED AND ANGRY AT THIS GUYS. They played like... *sigh* like always *sigh*. I can't believe it. I thought the 2nd game was going to be a mind-opener, but it seems that nothing takes this guys out of the hole. Specially Rasheed. I wish i'm wrong, but they will keep on wasting opportunities for reaching the finals again. Remember this for next year. Hell no, they cant play 3 games full energy, they have to go down the hill. In the palace. Dude, I'm ashamed. We talked so much about how good this team played... they've got schooled man, damn. We're damned on finishing 2nd in the conference. Unless... Unless... Joe Dumars appears again in the locker room and threatens all of the guys on trading them to the Grizzlies. Edit: Yes... they lost the game not even finishing the 2nd quarter.
Re: ECF Game 3 Celtics/Pistons Sat. May 24th 8:00 PM Well at least the fans in Ann Arbor and downtown Detroit, had something to cheer about ....and so did the fans of Boston and the employees of ESPN in Bristol, Conneticut and the Employees of NBA, Inc and it's chairman David Stern Esq. The Michigan womens softball team won this afternoon in game one of the womens college baseball world series vs the VT Hokies, the Michigan mens Baseball team beat Purdue to win the big 10 tourney Championship and in downtown Detroit, The Tigers scored two touchdowns, a FG and a safety to beat the hated Twins and down by the river the Red Wings cross another x off the box and move 3 games from the Cup with a 4-0 spanking of the Penquin kids. Pistons oh well they spot the Celtics a big lead and then come back on a nice 13-0 run to take the lead 17-15 and then took the rest of the half off. and that my friends was the story of the game. An 18 point halftime lead is not insurmontable, but the Pistons let the Celtic bench beat them in the second qtr and they just could not recover..
Re: ECF Game 3 Celtics/Pistons Sat. May 24th 8:00 PM perfect analysis..thats my man... but i saw a cavalierful look in Pistons eye tonight...again.....
Re: ECF Game 3 Celtics/Pistons Sat. May 24th 8:00 PM these are the times i hate visiting espn or yahoosports
Re: ECF Game 3 Celtics/Pistons Sat. May 24th 8:00 PM A halftime deficit that big is insurmountable unless (a) the other team chokes big-time in the 2nd half AND (b) you have Kobe, or someone about as good as him. Neither of which was true about tonight's game.
Re: ECF Game 3 Celtics/Pistons Sat. May 24th 8:00 PM Start Stuckey. Bring Billups off the bench. We need someone who can penetrate to open things up for our other starters. Also, start Maxiell for his quickness and his contribution to 1-2-2. After that, get Dice involved and cycle players often so that we can keep up a high energy game. Boston is such a good defensive team that we can't solve them with a gimpy CB. We need to create chaos to get open looks. Start game 4 off with a ton of defensive pressure. Press, swarm
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