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Another Late Night In LA - Are the Hollywood lights too bright for our shooters?


    No George, No Leonard, No Problem??? Another late game in LA vs the other team out there. 

     1st Quarter

     Have we heard this before? Drive The Ball 

     Watching this first quarter, we see how well the Celtics can get to the hoop. Why don't do they it more often? Smarts ability to get there and dish is very solid, DS is lightning quick and generally scores. JRich even took his turn yet missed. Today's game is driven by the three, but this teams bread and butter should be going to the hoop. Romeo was listening and went hard a few times. 

     Turnovers will hurt you 

     We saw some decent offense in the first, for a team on the second night of a back to back we shouldn't complain. The turnovers however deserve the complaints. To win this game, being sloppy isn't going to do it. We needs crisp passing, strong drives, and good shots taken. Protect the ball!!!

Celtics lead 28-24, despite some sloppy play the lead is ours. 

     2nd Quarter

     Old School Basketball 

     While he may be a liability on defense, the man can rebound and get in the post. A few old school sets coming out getting Enes Freedom involved. Taking advantage of the fact the Clippers don't have a true big out there. Let Freedom ring, why they don't take more advantage of his ability to get inside I don't get. Make other teams adapt to you, use him as a weapon. 

     Lulls in O hurt this team 

     Once again the baskets and rims decided that the Celtics would and could not score. While the Clippers were able to drain their shots. JB where are you, losing you hurts when we go cold. Getting buckets on this team sometimes feels like pulling teeth, it's just painful. 

Celtics trail 63-51, lulls in O and D plus turnovers not a recipe for success. 

     3rd Quarter

     Where is the life of this team 

     What happened during half time, was it also nap time? Clippers are coming out hot and we'll the Celtics are NOT! Where is KG when you need him? Is there a guy like him out there? On this team? I don't believe so. Celtics have dug themselves a hole they may not get out of to start this quarter. 

     Now we are waking up! 

     Now we look like a team that came to play. Offense is moving the ball, guys are getting good shots and making them. Defense seems to active and energized this 11-2 run us just what the doctor ordered. Question is why can't we sustain this kind of play from start to finish? 

Celtics trail 87-78 can't fault this team for effort. 

     4th Quarter 

    Al is like an album that never goes out of style. 

     Als numbers are not always popping off the stat sheet, but he's solid like a gold record. He does everything on the floor, scoring, assists, rebounds, and he carries himself with class. He plays better with age, Now if the younger guys can follow his example we could have the makings of another hit record. 

      Valiant effort but no dice 

     Led by some strong D, the Celtics made a nice comeback but it just wasn't enough. The effort was there, the Wolverine diving on the floor was proof of that. Tatum played well but he needs Brown back! We have seen a decent number of games that we should have won, yet lost. These need to balance out for us. 

Celtics lose 114-111, tough loss, now on to Phoenix! Bleed Green! 



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