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(ESPN)   Can Boston put their emotions aside and avoid dropping into a 3-0 hole vs. Miami? Or will the Heat send the Celtics back to Beantown wondering where it all went wrong? NBA Eastern Conference Finals, Game 3, tipoff at 8:30 PM ET on ESPN   (espn.com) divider line
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2020-09-19 11:03:31 PM  
Holy hell
 
2020-09-19 11:04:04 PM  
Robinson is moving into Brown.

But I know NBA refs...they know everybody bet the farm the Heat wouldn't get to 104 based on my advice and they bet the over.
 
2020-09-19 11:04:17 PM  
I mean the celtics are pissing this thing away
 
2020-09-19 11:04:22 PM  
It looks in slomo like he was trying to send a message: stay out of my space.  Wish they'd show at full speed again.  Slomo can skew things
 
2020-09-19 11:05:12 PM  
There is literally nowhere else for his arm to go as he brings the ball from one side of his body to the other.
 
2020-09-19 11:05:13 PM  
Dude put his face in the way of the elbow on purpose.
 
2020-09-19 11:05:16 PM  
Show at full speed again!
 
2020-09-19 11:06:03 PM  

Naido: It looks in slomo like he was trying to send a message: stay out of my space.  Wish they'd show at full speed again.  Slomo can skew things


Nah...they've already scored more than the Heat can possibly score in one minute even with the two free throws.
 
2020-09-19 11:06:14 PM  

Naido: Show at full speed again!


Now in reverse!

Now play the Rocky music and zoom in!
 
2020-09-19 11:06:17 PM  
with the one free throw.
 
2020-09-19 11:07:04 PM  

jaylectricity: Naido: It looks in slomo like he was trying to send a message: stay out of my space.  Wish they'd show at full speed again.  Slomo can skew things

Nah...they've already scored more than the Heat can possibly score in one minute even with the two free throws.


If they'd made both FTs and hit a three, though...
 
2020-09-19 11:07:18 PM  
Sure...give him the two points. Use up half the remaining time. Probably try to get a couple points.

I disagree with the announcers. Just put another two on the board if you can.
 
2020-09-19 11:08:07 PM  
This is getting ugly. Detecting Andy Reid type clock management
 
2020-09-19 11:08:21 PM  
I realize I contradicted myself in that last post. I just meant, try to use up some time, but if you have a shot, just take it...not like you're giving them the final shot to tie it up or win it.
 
2020-09-19 11:08:39 PM  
I don't think the strategy of "let's see how late we can start and complete a comeback" is a good one to always use.

Sometimes you should surprise the other team by leading early.
 
2020-09-19 11:09:18 PM  

jaylectricity: I realize I contradicted myself in that last post. I just meant, try to use up some time, but if you have a shot, just take it...not like you're giving them the final shot to tie it up or win it.


Get buckets when you can get buckets, indeed.
 
2020-09-19 11:10:16 PM  

IAmRight: jaylectricity: Naido: It looks in slomo like he was trying to send a message: stay out of my space.  Wish they'd show at full speed again.  Slomo can skew things

Nah...they've already scored more than the Heat can possibly score in one minute even with the two free throws.

If they'd made both FTs and hit a three, though...


I accounted for that. The Celtics can just go shot clock violation. Allow a three. Then get the ball into their best free throw shooter. Which is most of them.
 
2020-09-19 11:11:42 PM  
Butler is on the bench for the last 30 seconds of the game.

What does that tell you?
 
2020-09-19 11:11:43 PM  

IAmRight: I don't think the strategy of "let's see how late we can start and complete a comeback" is a good one to always use.

Sometimes you should surprise the other team by leading early.


Hasn't really worked out for anyone but the Lakers in these playoffs
 
2020-09-19 11:13:03 PM  
Really surprised by the 3 days off coming up.  Trying to make sure they get games next weekend?  Trying to help Heyward?
 
2020-09-19 11:13:30 PM  
Game over.

I'm a little embarrassed that somehow the Heat were able to get past my 104 prediction...but, I think I was pretty on the money overall.

When I said the Celtics just needed two more points, there was a lot of time on the clock. Obviously they were going to score more than two points.
 
2020-09-19 11:13:44 PM  

Naido: Really surprised by the 3 days off coming up.  Trying to make sure they get games next weekend?  Trying to help Heyward?


Don't want to go against MNF
 
2020-09-19 11:14:02 PM  

Naido: Really surprised by the 3 days off coming up.  Trying to make sure they get games next weekend?  Trying to help Heyward?


They're way ahead of the West Coast finals.
 
2020-09-19 11:14:56 PM  
And yes to your former question, no to your latter.

And IAmRight is actually right about something...I think...about MNF.
 
2020-09-19 11:15:16 PM  

IAmRight: Naido: Really surprised by the 3 days off coming up.  Trying to make sure they get games next weekend?  Trying to help Heyward?

Don't want to go against MNF


Both good reasons obviously.  I was just sort of expecting Tuesday.  I think this will be the longest in-series time gap we've seen in the bubble
 
2020-09-19 11:15:38 PM  
12 straight games won by the "visitor" in games the Celtics played in.
 
2020-09-19 11:15:41 PM  
Celtics won by 11. I am wizard!!😁
 
2020-09-19 11:16:27 PM  

Naido: IAmRight: Naido: Really surprised by the 3 days off coming up.  Trying to make sure they get games next weekend?  Trying to help Heyward?

Don't want to go against MNF

Both good reasons obviously.  I was just sort of expecting Tuesday.  I think this will be the longest in-series time gap we've seen in the bubble


So I assume Lakers play tomorrow and Tuesday.
 
2020-09-19 11:16:28 PM  

jaylectricity: And yes to your former question, no to your latter.

And IAmRight is actually right about something...I think...about MNF.


Was kidding about Heyward, as far as I know.  Maybe they want to give that mustache a little more time to grow.  You know, for ratings purposes
 
2020-09-19 11:17:20 PM  

jaylectricity: Naido: IAmRight: Naido: Really surprised by the 3 days off coming up.  Trying to make sure they get games next weekend?  Trying to help Heyward?

Don't want to go against MNF

Both good reasons obviously.  I was just sort of expecting Tuesday.  I think this will be the longest in-series time gap we've seen in the bubble

So I assume Lakers play tomorrow and Tuesday.


Yes
 
2020-09-19 11:21:13 PM  

jaylectricity: Naido: IAmRight: Naido: Really surprised by the 3 days off coming up.  Trying to make sure they get games next weekend?  Trying to help Heyward?

Don't want to go against MNF

Both good reasons obviously.  I was just sort of expecting Tuesday.  I think this will be the longest in-series time gap we've seen in the bubble

So I assume Lakers play tomorrow and Tuesday.


Also, there was that strike that was a longer break.

/But yeah, this catches things up and they avoid going against MNF (which is owned by a TV partner, to boot). Win-win.
 
2020-09-19 11:23:47 PM  

IAmRight: (which is owned by a TV partner, to boot)


Exactly.

You don't compete with your own. Even if you think you have a better product than a rival station, you still don't put yours up against there's if you can get all eyes on yours on a different night.
 
2020-09-19 11:24:04 PM  
theirs
 
2020-09-19 11:25:59 PM  
Yeah, just wanted to say why it's a MNF thing and not a SNF/"we're scared of the NFL" thing. It's a "we're not gonna piss off our broadcast partners" thing.
 
2020-09-19 11:27:36 PM  

SevenSeven: Celtics won by 11. I am wizard!!😁


They were up by 9 after the first quarter.

They were up by as much as 20 and the Heat got as close as 6. But for the last three quarters they were only 2 pts better than them.

And that's what a good team does. Take the lead, you have your ebbs and flows, but you don't relinquish the league.

The next thing I need to see from them in this series is to win a game where they're behind anywhere past the first quarter.
 
2020-09-19 11:29:36 PM  
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2020-09-19 11:30:44 PM  

IAmRight: Yeah, just wanted to say why it's a MNF thing and not a SNF/"we're scared of the NFL" thing. It's a "we're not gonna piss off our broadcast partners" thing.


I agree. While there's not 100% crossover between NFL and NBA, there's enough and the NBA is in playoffs and the NFL is trying to get their steamroller going in week 2.
 
2020-09-19 11:32:03 PM  
Brad Stevens called Eric Spoelstra "Spo" in his post-game.
 
2020-09-19 11:38:10 PM  
On Hayward going home for the birth of his son, Stevens says that's his decision.

I have to think that Hayward has a tough choice to make.

On one hand...he finally is getting a son. You know that's important to him based on  his reaction on his gender reveal for his third daughter. He wants to be there.

On the other hand, he knows that he's missed a lot of time due to injury with the Celtics after they paid him a lot of money. He must really want to contribute to this run.
 
2020-09-19 11:45:55 PM  

jaylectricity: On Hayward going home for the birth of his son, Stevens says that's his decision.

I have to think that Hayward has a tough choice to make.

On one hand...he finally is getting a son. You know that's important to him based on  his reaction on his gender reveal for his third daughter. He wants to be there.

On the other hand, he knows that he's missed a lot of time due to injury with the Celtics after they paid him a lot of money. He must really want to contribute to this run.


They were talking before the game as if it was a done deal and he wasn't going. I can't blame him either way because, if he goes, doesn't he have to quarantine when he returns?

Also, I think he looks like he'd fight like a gentleman

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2020-09-20 12:02:44 AM  

Naido: They were talking before the game as if it was a done deal and he wasn't going. I can't blame him either way because, if he goes, doesn't he have to quarantine when he returns?


They said before the game that at halftime he was going to be checking his phone to see if his wife was headed to the hospital.

I took that to mean he'd consider leaving right then to meet her there.

But, I heard the same as you as far as it being his decision to stay in the bubble.

If he leaves (and now how could he after how he impacted this game) he wouldn't be back until midway through the finals if the C's were to make it that far.

And holy shiat, I love this kid Jaylen Brown. I just enjoy how deep he is and how thoughtful his responses are. He said he hardly slept in the last two days just waiting to play this game. And despite no sleep, he dominated this game.
 
2020-09-20 12:09:24 AM  

SevenSeven: Celtics won by 11. I am wizard!!😁


Oh, and I'd be ashamed if I didn't congratulate you.
 
2020-09-20 1:32:51 AM  
I'm 85 comments out of the 143 comments in this thread.

Don't care...I finally was able to watch the game live with neither of my bitties around.

Wednesday I'll probably be watching Cookie Swirl or Kindly Keyin on youtube until my little bittie goes to bed.
 
2020-09-20 7:38:55 AM  

SevenSeven: Celtics win by 11. Heard it here first


Dude... that's creepy. Nice pick!
 
2020-09-20 7:57:30 AM  

jaylectricity: I'm 85 comments out of the 143 comments in this thread.

Don't care...I finally was able to watch the game live with neither of my bitties around.

Wednesday I'll probably be watching Cookie Swirl or Kindly Keyin on youtube until my little bittie goes to bed.


As you personally posted 3 times as many comments as the Fakers got on Friday night, I'm okay with this.

\fark LA
 
2020-09-20 11:09:56 AM  

Mikmaq Paddywhack: jaylectricity: I'm 85 comments out of the 143 comments in this thread.

Don't care...I finally was able to watch the game live with neither of my bitties around.

Wednesday I'll probably be watching Cookie Swirl or Kindly Keyin on youtube until my little bittie goes to bed.

As you personally posted 3 times as many comments as the Fakers got on Friday night, I'm okay with this.

\fark LA


I'm a totalpharker...I come from a place that knows how to drive up comment counts.

Thanks for the support!

/last post
 
2020-09-21 1:44:26 AM  
I think maybe I might be somewhat live for the next game.
 
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