"It's a game we can learn from." - Paul Pierce

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    "It's a game we can learn from." - Paul Pierce

    Really? 

    At what point, exactly, in a professional basketball career can it be reasonably expected that a player has learned 

    - to not expose the ball when driving to the basket

    - to box out and put a body on opposing rebounders

    - to not pass the ball to a teammate when a defender is directly in the passing lane

    - to pass the ball crisply, keeping it in the air as little as possible

    - to not stand around, immobile, when the ball is up for grabs

    - to not stand immobile when a teammate with the ball is also standing immobile

    - to make an uncontested jumpshot or layup

    - to cut off a the most dangerous drivers to the basket instead of backing off and shading the less dangerous players

    - to put more attention into actually playing than to arranging the fit of your shorts (see Jaso Terry)?

     

    More to the point, if unlearned by now, who the hell expects it to be learned by the next game? 

    This is not a very skilled team and it is not a very instinctually advanced team. There are more than a few technician types on it. They are not gifted with many improvisational gifts - see Bradley, Terry, Lee, Bass, Garnett - yes, KG. Offensively, he's as programmed a superstr that there ever has been.

    These guys aren't going to learn anything technical at this stage.

    But do you think they can maybe learn that to win they will have to suck it up and play tough and play through their handicaps? Admitting that they aren't that good at some things would be the first step

     

     
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    Really? 

    At what point, exactly, in a professional basketball career can it be reasonably expected that a player has learned 

    - to not expose the ball when driving to the basket

    - to box out and put a body on opposing rebounders

    - to not pass the ball to a teammate when a defender is directly in the passing lane

    - to pass the ball crisply, keeping it in the air as little as possible

    - to not stand around, immobile, when the ball is up for grabs

    - to not stand immobile when a teammate with the ball is also standing immobile

    - to make an uncontested jumpshot or layup

    - to cut off a the most dangerous drivers to the basket instead of backing off and shading the less dangerous players

    - to put more attention into actually playing than to arranging the fit of your shorts (see Jaso Terry)?

     

    More to the point, if unlearned by now, who the hell expects it to be learned by the next game? 

    This is not a very skilled team and it is not a very instinctually advanced team. There are more than a few technician types on it. They are not gifted with many improvisational gifts - see Bradley, Terry, Lee, Bass, Garnett - yes, KG. Offensively, he's as programmed a superstr that there ever has been.

    These guys aren't going to learn anything technical at this stage.

    But do you think they can maybe learn that to win they will have to suck it up and play tough and play through their handicaps? Admitting that they aren't that good at some things would be the first step

     




    Pierce is just talking. What do you want him to say?

    The Celtics are a 500 team that went 13 and 17 over their last 30. We all know they aren't good.

    This is what most people in Boston wanted. To keep the team together and give them one last shot at it.

    Well this is it.

     
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     Hmmm ??? Can he learn or maybe you, PP, can teach him to play Crawford & Williams instead of Terry and also play Randolph & Wilcox for defense & rebs !!!

    Terry should be replaced by Crawford & Williams. He missed 2-3 open jumpers in the critical 4th qtr. Hate to bring it up but I doubt Ray Allen would have. Despite both teams shooting about 41% and being even in Rebs with 40, we made 19-19(100%) foul shots so can't complain here. However they made 9 threes to our 5.   But here's the real difference I feel, we only got 4 offensive rebs.  Kenyon Martin was the difference in this game and many Knicks admit he is an instrumental reason they ended up #1 in the Division. He scored 10 pts and was theri leading rebounder with 9 and got 5 off rebs himself which was 1 more than our total. Hmmm???? Could we have picked him up & I 'd put up with all his tattoes wearing Green.  But why Doc did not play Randolph especially and then Wilcox is an enigma !!!

     
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    In response to Kirk6's comment:

    To quote Tommy, "Move the ball, move yourself."

    Iso and no motion doesn't work, Mr. Rivers.




    to put Pierce's jersey up there with Hondo and Russell would be a travesty.

     
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    Really? 

    At what point, exactly, in a professional basketball career can it be reasonably expected that a player has learned 

    - to not expose the ball when driving to the basket

    - to box out and put a body on opposing rebounders

    - to not pass the ball to a teammate when a defender is directly in the passing lane

    - to pass the ball crisply, keeping it in the air as little as possible

    - to not stand around, immobile, when the ball is up for grabs

    - to not stand immobile when a teammate with the ball is also standing immobile

    - to make an uncontested jumpshot or layup

    - to cut off a the most dangerous drivers to the basket instead of backing off and shading the less dangerous players

    - to put more attention into actually playing than to arranging the fit of your shorts (see Jaso Terry)?

     

    More to the point, if unlearned by now, who the hell expects it to be learned by the next game? 

    This is not a very skilled team and it is not a very instinctually advanced team. There are more than a few technician types on it. They are not gifted with many improvisational gifts - see Bradley, Terry, Lee, Bass, Garnett - yes, KG. Offensively, he's as programmed a superstr that there ever has been.

    These guys aren't going to learn anything technical at this stage.

    But do you think they can maybe learn that to win they will have to suck it up and play tough and play through their handicaps? Admitting that they aren't that good at some things would be the first step

     

     




     

    Pierce is just talking. What do you want him to say?

    The Celtics are a 500 team that went 13 and 17 over their last 30. We all know they aren't good.

    This is what most people in Boston wanted. To keep the team together and give them one last shot at it.

    Well this is it.




    Talk about "be carefull what you ask for"...

     
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    If they don't win game two, its Sweep time....

    The knicks kept trying to give away the game, but the Celts were too busy giving it back....

     
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    If they don't win game two, its Sweep time....

    The knicks kept trying to give away the game, but the Celts were too busy giving it back....

     



    I didn't really think the Celtics would win this series but still expect the Celtics to win at least two games in this series.  I just don't see them being swept.  They should at least win one game at home and one game when you least expect them to.  Hopefully the next game. 

     

     

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