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    ... on a leash ArbitraryWater's Avatar
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    Default Re: how to stop Boston ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Vino24 View Post
    You meant Middleton. No Middleton Celtics win
    and no Giannis they win or what?

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    Default Re: how to stop Boston ??

    I know they're playing the Hornets right now, but they're on another level right now.

    Eventually they'll hit a skid, though. But I'm enjoying this while it lasts.

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    Default Re: how to stop Boston ??

    Their 3PT shooting (41.4 3PA 40.3%3PT) is going to have to come down to earth at some point.. Scary thing though is that Jaylen & Tatum both have been below their previous season averages at 34.4 & 34.7% each.. There's no way their role players keep hitting at this rate all year though, I refuse to believe it. Their D has been below-average so far so it will be interesting to see if they can keep winning once the 3s stop falling at this insane rate. They have 5 role players hitting 45+% from 3 at 3+ attempts a game.. Horford is shooting 48.7% from 3 on 4.5 3PA. Last year they shot 35.6% from 3. Crazy.

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    Default Re: how to stop Boston ??

    Quote Originally Posted by ArbitraryWater View Post
    and no Giannis they win or what?
    Obviously Bucks don't win without Giannis.

    They need Giannis and Middleton to get past the Celtics.

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    Default Re: how to stop Boston ??

    Make them destroy themselves with mind games, I could see Tatum and Brown ending up like Shaq and Kobe because they both want to be the undisputed leader.

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    Default Re: how to stop Boston ??

    Quote Originally Posted by ImKobe View Post
    I refuse to believe it.
    We know.

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    Default Re: how to stop Boston ??

    Quote Originally Posted by HoopologyPhD View Post
    Make them destroy themselves with mind games, I could see Tatum and Brown ending up like Shaq and Kobe because they both want to be the undisputed leader.
    Nothing they have done or said indicates that that will happen. The only quotes you will find from either on the subject are highly complimentary. When Tatum was first drafted Brown wanted him to wear jersey number 11 so that they could have a joint nickname.

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    Default Re: how to stop Boston ??

    Quote Originally Posted by ImKobe View Post
    Their 3PT shooting (41.4 3PA 40.3%3PT) is going to have to come down to earth at some point.. Scary thing though is that Jaylen & Tatum both have been below their previous season averages at 34.4 & 34.7% each.. There's no way their role players keep hitting at this rate all year though, I refuse to believe it. Their D has been below-average so far so it will be interesting to see if they can keep winning once the 3s stop falling at this insane rate. They have 5 role players hitting 45+% from 3 at 3+ attempts a game.. Horford is shooting 48.7% from 3 on 4.5 3PA. Last year they shot 35.6% from 3. Crazy.
    I can't argue with your logic but I feel they will be ok because they generate great looks. Most of the threes are wide open and come with great space and pace, which make it difficult to guard.

    There are a few nuances between this team and last year's team. The Celtics were primarily a drive-and-kick team last year and it caught up to them in the finals when Tatum/Brown would dribble into the crowd. This season, we are seeing more versatility. Everyone can move off the ball or set various screens, which makes it harder to key in on Tatum and Brown. So instead of seeing the Jays drive from the top, we see them catch the ball on the move in the paint with momentum. Tatum/Brown can play a decisive game, given those factors.

    To answer I think a team that can either be physical on the screens and gum up their actions or a couple with elite rim protection. As good as the Jays are from the mid-range, I think the opponents would love for them to go iso ball. So far they have been patient when their first option gets covered up, but I think teams will test that in the playoffs.

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    Default Re: how to stop Boston ??

    they pretty much run the D'Antoni/Nash offense only they consistently have 1 more playmaker on the floor compare to those Suns.

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    How do you stop the Celtics? Wtf lol. They havenít won shit . They get stopped every year and will continue to do soÖ. Just wait for the yearly collapse in the playoffs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mask the Embiid View Post
    How do you stop the Celtics? Wtf lol. They haven’t won shit . They get stopped every year and will continue to do so…. Just wait for the yearly collapse in the playoffs

    Ever heard the story about the pot and the kettle?

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    Default Re: how to stop Boston ??

    Quote Originally Posted by tontoz View Post
    Ever heard the story about the pot and the kettle?

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    Default Re: how to stop Boston ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Mask the Embiid View Post
    How do you stop the Celtics? Wtf lol. They haven’t won shit . They get stopped every year and will continue to do so…. Just wait for the yearly collapse in the playoffs
    Hope we play the Sixers in the playoffs knowing it'll be the same as having a bye.

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