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  1. Brady_to_Moss

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    What are your takes on the match up?Would rather play philly but they F'ed that up when the lost to the Heat. I hate NY so it would be awesome to beat them
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    The Knicks are on fire right now while the Celtics are stumbling. I wouldn't be surprised to see New York take this one. In the end, though, I'm going with the Celtics in seven.
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    ^^^ Watching the Knicks Bulls game right now? Knicks are far from on fire :bricks:


    They have been as of late..still doesn't help the fact they are in the bottom 5 for defense in the league


    Giving up 105 average..god awful
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    Yeah but the Celts defense hasn't exactly been stellar against some of the better offenses in the East either (neither has the Heat's defense, for that matter). That's why I give New York a fighting chance, but am ultimately going with the Celtics due to both experience on this stage and the fact that Boston matches up well. On top of that, I'm actually rooting for you guys as I ******* DESPISE the Knicks. :cool:

    EDIT: By the way, Amar'e wasn't playing tonight. He would have made a difference in the game, both offensively and defensively.
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    This came from a Knicks fan


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    As mediocre as the Celtics have been down the stretch, I'd be shocked if they lost this series. Beyond that though, all bets are off. The Celtics haven't instilled enough confidence in me to realistically believe they advance beyond that, even though I'll be rooting for them the whole time to get one more banner.

    If that makes me a bad fan, so be it. My heart is in one place, but my brain is saying something else.
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    Handy little first round TV schedule courtesy of BosFans.com:


    Eastern Conference matchups for the 2011 NBA Playoffs:

    #1 Chicago Bulls (62-20) vs #8 Indiana Pacers (37-45); Bulls won regular season series 3-1
    #2 Miami Heat (58-24) vs #7 Philadelphia 76ers (41-41); Heat 3-0
    #3 Boston Celtics (56-26) vs #6 New York Knicks (42-40); Celtics 4-0
    #4 Orlando Magic (52-30) vs #5 Atlanta Hawks (44-38); Hawks 3-1


    Western Conference matchups for the 2011 NBA Playoffs:

    #1 San Antonio Spurs (61-21) vs #8 Memphis Grizzlies (46-36); season series tied 2-2
    #2 Los Angeles Lakers (57-25) vs #7 New Orleans Hornets (46-36); Lakers 4-0
    #3 Dallas Mavericks (57-25) vs #6 Portland Trail Blazers (48-34); series tied 2-2
    #4 Oklahoma City Thunder (55-27) vs #5 Denver Nuggets (50-32); Thunder 3-1



    = = = = =



    Boston Celtics Round One Television Schedule:

    Game 1 at Boston - Sunday, April 17, 7:00 on TNT
    Game 2 at Boston - Tuesday, April 19, 7:00 on TNT
    Game 3 at New York - Friday, April 22, 7:00 on espn
    Game 4 at New York - Sunday, April 24, 3:30 on ABC
    Game 5 at Boston if necessary - Tuesday, April 26
    Game 6 at New York if necessary - Friday, April 29
    Game 7 at Boston if necessary - Sunday, May 1

    Times and television network for games 5, 6 and 7 (if necessary) have yet to be determined.



    = = = = =



    Saturday, April 16
    1:00 - Indiana at Chicago, game 1 on espn
    3:30 - Philadelphia at Miami, gm 1 on ABC
    7:00 - Atlanta at Orlando, gm 1 on espn
    9:30 - Portland at Dallas, gm 1 on espn

    Sunday, April 17
    1:00 - Memphis at San Antonio, gm 1 on TNT
    3:30 - New Orleans at LA Lakers, gm 1 on ABC
    7:00 - New York at Boston, gm 1 on TNT
    9:30 - Denver at Oklahoma City, gm 1 on TNT

    Monday, April 18
    7:00 - Philadelphia at Miami, gm 2 on TNT
    9:30 - Indiana at Chicago, gm 2 on TNT

    Tuesday, April 19
    7:00 - New York at Boston, gm 2 on TNT
    7:30 - Atlanta at Orlando, gm 2 on NBATV
    9:30 - Portland at Dallas, gm 2 on TNT

    Wednesday, April 20
    8:00 - Denver at Oklahoma City, gm 2 on TNT
    8:30 - Memphis at San Antonio, gm 2 on NBATV
    10:30 - New Orleans at LA Lakers, gm 2 on TNT

    Thursday, April 21
    7:00 - Chicago at Indiana, gm 3 on NBATV
    8:00 - Miami at Philadelphia, gm 3 on TNT
    10:30 - Dallas at Portland, gm 3 on TNT

    Friday, April 22
    7:00 - Boston at New York, gm 3 on espn
    8:00 - Orlando at Atlanta, gm 3 on espn2
    9:30 - LA Lakers at New orleans, gm 3 on espn

    Saturday, April 23
    2:30 - Chicago at Indiana, gm 4 on TNT
    5:00 - Dallas at Portland, gm 4 on TNT
    7:30 - San Antonio at Memphis, gm 3 on espn
    10:00 - Oklahoma City at Denver, gm 3 on espn

    Sunday, April 24
    1:00 - Miami at Philadelphia, gm 4 on ABC
    3:30 - Boston at New York, gm 4 on ABC
    7:00 - Orlando at Atlanta, gm 4 on TNT
    9:30 - LA Lakers at New Orleans, gm 4 on TNT

    Monday, April 25
    TBD - Portland at Dallas, gm 5 if necessary
    TBD - San Antonio at Memphis, gm 4
    10:30 - Oklahoma City at Denver, gm 4 on TNT

    Times and networks for the rest of the first round games, if necessary, have yet to be announced.
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    Anyone headed to any of the games? I will be there for game 2
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    There goes the game for the C's...:bricks:
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    I know it's only 1 game but I would love to see Kontradictions comments on J. O'neal's performance tonight...He was beasting and guarding the basket perfectly for the Celts when they were struggling....He was rebounding and scoring....He doesn't have much wear on his knees and body so far this season so if he stays healthy in the playoffs he could be a HUGE asset especially is Shaq doesn't come back in these playoffs.....

    On a side note, Doc needs to reign in Rondo as he gave away CRITICAL possessions late in this game....I know his game is sporatic but late in games he needs to cut this crap out....This almost cost the Celts the game tonight....

    RAY ALLEN IS THE MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    What a game...screw NY
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    Rondo pissed me off to the point where if I knew voodoo he'd have several needles in him during that last stretch of play. He was careless and didn't play to the situation. Then he goes and redeems himself and threads some lovely balls, in particular to KG for the alley oop Jam.

    Thank God for Ray Ray is all I can say. I'm still mightily concerned with our lack of presence in the paint but nice to have a win on the board.
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    If they lost that game..it would have been on Rondo..lucky ray ray bailed his ass out
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    J.O. had a few good games for us last year too. Those good games are by far the exception and not the rule, though. I'm sure you know this very well having watching O'Neal and the Celts as much as you have, though. Also keep in mind that he's going to be matched up against Rony Turiaf most of the time in this series. That's going to help any big bodied center look better.
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    I can agree with all of the points that you made....the only thing that got me a little excited about his game last night was he looked to have a little more explosiveness and he was making his shots around the paint area.....Even if last night isn't the norm if opposing teams see him blocking a lot of shots in this series it might be in their heads when the C's play whomever and may change their shot enough....Or they might just say oh this is JO, he won't be that good all the time and just stuff it in his face like amare did.....LOL I am hoping for the first one of course....
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    JO had some fire in his steps last night..loved it :rocker:
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    Ah, that's why O'Neil looked so dominant. Though, it was still good to see him do something. OTH, if you take Superman out of the equation, there are not too many centers who scare me. Depends on who makes the West finals (Perkins)?
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    I'd rather see JO play like that than not.
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    I wasn't counting on him for anything. After seeing his play against the Knicks, regardless of the caliber of the center, has to be positive. The other item worth mentioning, was I listened to Mike and Mike the other day and they had Heinsoln on. He thought Shaq was done for the year. Really doubted that he would play at all. Stated the team would go as far as Rondo would take them (something to that effect). One more interesting tidbit. One of the Mike's noted Heinsoln was a part of all of Boston's 17 championships. Pretty cool.
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    Good win by the Celtics but I'm completely underwhelmed by our pathetic paint presence. If the Celtics get out of the first round they're going to face some serious problems unless they can start pulling in some rebounds.
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    Couldn't agree with you more.
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    ^^ They did fine rebounding in the 1st game..but not tonight


    I was at the game tonight..great game to be at..loved the "NY sucks" chant we were doing at the end :rocker::rocker:
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    The Celtics played down to their competition for the last few months of the season ... and they continue that trend. They have enough talent and experience to pull it out at the end but eventually they will get burned doing it this way.
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    Well, what do you say about that performance. The Celtics were as good as the Knicks were insipid. 50.6% shooting, 58.3% 3PT shooting 88.2% FT shooting. That's some sort of shooting. Shooting shooting shooting.

    Now for the Red Sox to take care of the Angels and the Power to take care of the Suns (AFL Australia) and today will be a ripping Saturday (yes I know it's Friday for you kids).
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    Rondo with 15 pts 20 ast and 11 boards

    Ray ray with 32 and Peirce with 38..what a game :rocker:
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    Congrats, Celtic Fans. Great series by you guys. Everyone wanted to write off the C's after the end of the season but they have just dominated my team at home twice. If the Celtics don't come out of the East I will be suprised.

    Still waiting for that first playoff win since 2001 from my Knicks. What a gutless last two games this team played.
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    Gotta love a sweep..next stop..miami
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    They'll need to play far better against the Heat (assuming they win out) especially in the paint. I'm not going to read as much as I probably should into beating an injury depleted Knicks (especially given Amar'e's importance to the side).

    Nice to have the series done with and some rest for the players.
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    Congrats on the sweep, Celts fans. We'll see you down in Miami after we dispose of the Sixers.

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