Re: Hornets Vs Celtics thread
posted at 1/17/2013 11:10 AM EST
In response to Fierce34's comment:
In response to Fields4's comment:
In response to basketbert's comment:
In response to concord27's comment:
Tonight was instructive to all the pumpers here who want to believe we are ready to win a championship. If we kill the Bulls on Friday we still need help up front. It is not going away. It is a glaring weakness, this team is going to burn out Garnett by the All Star break.
The idea that Sullinger, Wilcox and Collins provide enough help upfront is insane.
Its simple. Our issues and problems are masked if we shoot the ball well. If the shots don't fall we are toast. 1D....
Celtics' FGP in this game was .459, it is just .005 worse than their average (which is 5th highest in the league) so i'd say they shot the ball well and still lost.
It's not the FG% that made the difference, it's the FTs. The Celts were just 6-16 from the stripe while the Hornets went 26-31. Celts were outscored by 20 points at the FT line.
Celts tend to foul last night because the Hornets were bigger and stronger. That's usually what happens when you're overmatched, you tend to foul.
Aminu went 12-13 from the FT line. He's a tall SF, 6-9, similar to Jeff Green. He attacked and Pierce couldn't stop him. Pierce fouled out.
The Hornet players are tall and big, Lopez is 7-0, Davis 6-10, and Aminu 6-9. The Celts were simply overmatched.
That's why the Celts need another big man taller and better than Bass.
Agree. Ainge have to find a big or the C's won't last long in the playoffs.
And something else about the freethrows... Didn't see that moment but read about it on the other thread: WTF was that when Doc chose Aminu to be at the foul line after NOLA's player went down and couldn't return to the game?!!! Why not Austin Rivers - their worst free-throw shooter?!