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Old 04-16-2008, 09:14 AM   #1
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Default New Jersey Nets vs Boston Celtics Gamethread (THE Last Game)

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Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers thinks his three stars are ready for their much-anticipated trip to the playoffs.

They'll only have to wait one more game to find out for sure.

Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen are expected to be in the lineup - though it's unclear how much they'll play - as the Celtics play one final tuneup Wednesday at home against the New Jersey Nets.

Since Boston clinched home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, Rivers has carefully rested his trio of All-Stars as they prepare for their first trip to the postseason as teammates.

After they each played three quarters in a 99-89 win at Atlanta on Saturday, Boston's fourth-year coach proclaimed the trio prepared for the playoffs.

The Celtics will open their first-round playoff series at home against Atlanta this weekend.

Rivers said they would play in one of the final two games, and Garnett, Pierce and Allen sat out Monday's 99-93 win at New York. They'll likely play limited minutes Wednesday as the Celtics (65-16) look to win their 35th home game of the season.

Boston's reserves should again see significant playing time, something that has helped veteran point guard Sam Cassell and other players get ready for the playoffs. Cassell has at least 20 points in each of the last two games - his highest totals since joining the Celtics.


I'm ready for the playoffs. Besides the Hawks, we've had trouble with every team in the playoffs this year, but I think we will crank it up another notch in the playoffs. I think the Big three should play maybe 15-20 minutes tonight to stay fresh if they play at all. The Nets have nothing to play for neither do we so I just hope we can use this game to continue to get PJ Brown and Sam Cassell ready. Doc shouldn't play Rondo too much either.

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Old 04-16-2008, 10:05 AM   #2
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In case anyone was wondering...I still hate Jersey. And on the subject of old grudges, I was rooting for Indy to get the 8th seed so that the Cs could kill them, even though Artest is long gone and JO is a shell of himself.
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Old 04-16-2008, 12:05 PM   #3
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In case anyone was wondering...I still hate Jersey. And on the subject of old grudges, I was rooting for Indy to get the 8th seed so that the Cs could kill them, even though Artest is long gone and JO is a shell of himself.

Yeah Man I hate Jersey too!

Do you no how much love Pierce would of got for taking that Celtics team to the Finals.

Hopefully Ray doesn't play tonight.

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Old 04-16-2008, 12:07 PM   #4
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The Nets defeated the Celtics 4-2 in Eastern Conference Final in 2002 and then just needed 4 games against Boston to clinch next year's ECF...

Man, how funny it is to see the Nets being hated by the teams they once defeated!

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The Nets defeated the Celtics 4-2 in Eastern Conference Final in 2002 and then just needed 4 games against Boston to clinch next year's ECF...

Man, how funny it is to see the Nets being hated by the teams they once defeated!
Fortunately, the Celtics will need approximately..."0" games to eliminate Jersey from the postseason this year. Have fun reveling in that awesome Nets' history, which we poor Celtic fans know the Cs could NEVER rival. I mean, winning the EC (with no Championships to show for it)? Wow, I am extremely impressed.
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Yeah Man I hate Jersey too!

Do you no how much love Pierce would of got for taking that Celtics team to the Finals.

Hopefully Ray doesn't play tonight.

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Well hopefully none of the big three doesn't play unless for maybe 15-20 minutes. Can't afford an injury, but we need them to be fresh and in rhythm.
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Why do you hate the Nets? What did we do to make you want to hate us?
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Why do you hate the Nets? What did we do to make you want to hate us?
Think about it...Shouldn't take you too long.
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Think about it...Shouldn't take you too long.

What, we defeated you in the playoffs? That's a reason to hate us?
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What, we defeated you in the playoffs? That's a reason to hate us?
Exactly what I was thinking.
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What, we defeated you in the playoffs? That's a reason to hate us?
I don't hate you. You did not beat me in the playoffs. I hate the Nets.
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I dont hate Jersey anymore..They have practically no one left from the 02 team.I hate JKidd,Kerry Kittles and Lucious Harris.
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I don't hate you. You did not beat me in the playoffs. I hate the Nets.

So, you hate every team that beats the Celtics in the playoffs? You must hate a lot of teams.
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:44 PM   #14
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Damn...I remember when Pierce dropped like 47 at the Fleet Center. And most of us will never forget when he dropped 19 in the fourth quarter and the Celtics recovered from that 21 point 4th quarter deficit to beat the Nets. I love Pierce.
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Nets better lose or Inddy must win for the Nets to keep the 10th pick
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